6 Yummy Calcium Rich Recipes for Kids

From being in the womb to enjoying your retirement, this one mineral is incredibly vital to our overall health. Especially important for adolescents who are building bones rapidly. Teens are growing fast and gaining height so their Calcium needs are also high.  While this is true, especially for youngsters, calcium has other functions too. It also promotes healthy nerve and muscle function, including that of the heart. It is essential to get calcium in the early years of life because it lays the scene for healthy bones, muscles, and other organs and systems later in life. Hence, they badly need calcium-rich foods in their diet to meet the required amount of this mineral.

Not getting enough calcium through the diet can lead to a deficiency in calcium known as hypocalcemia. This illness is all the more serious because it may not have any symptoms in its early stages. However, it can cause dental problems, osteoporosis, and even impaired brain function in the long run.

Here’s a simple way to add calcium to your child’s food. You may include Iyurved’s Kids & Teens Daily Nutrition Savoury spread and Kids & Teens Daily Nutrition Chocolate spread into these 6 simple and easy recipes to make it calcium-rich.

How much calcium do children require?

Here’s a brief rundown of calcium requirements per age group:

  • 6 – 11 months: 260 mg
  • 1 – 3 years: 700 mg
  • 4 – 8 years: 1,000 mg
  • 9 – 18 years: 1,300 mg

Breast milk or formula provides all of the calcium that babies under the age of six months require, and they do not require a supplement. However, after infants reach the age of six months, we must ensure that they get an adequate calcium-rich diet. Cow’s milk or dairy products are the most evident calcium-rich foods.

However, some youngsters may be unable to consume dairy owing to lactose sensitivity/intolerance. But don’t worry, there are lots of calcium sources that aren’t dairy! Here are some calcium-rich foods to help your child grow strong and healthy. (Calcium containing foods for strong bones)

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6 Yummy calcium rich recipes for kids

Making recipes for children requires a lot of creativity. Make kid-friendly dishes that are also nutritionally balanced. Here are 6 yummy calcium-rich recipes that may be served in a tasty format that kids love!! (1 simple food that helps with Weight gain, lack of appetite and Digestion)

1. Ragi cake
Calcium rich recipes - Ragi cake
Ragi cake

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups – Ragi flour
  • 1 cup – Wheat flour
  • 1.5 cups – Jaggery powder
  • 1 tsp – Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp – Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp – Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp – Vanilla essence
  • 1.5 tbsp – Oil/ butter
  • 1 cup – Milk/Nut milk
  • 2 tbsp – Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Chocolate spread (order here)
  • Pinch of salt

Procedure

  • Mix ragi flour and wheat flour in a bowl.
  • Add jaggery powder, cocoa powder, vanilla essence, baking powder, baking soda, Iyurved’s Daily nutrition chocolate spread (order here), salt and mix well.
  • Add milk/nut milk to adjust the consistency and beat well to make a thick and fluffy batter.
  • Fix butter paper in the cake mould, grease and dust it. Pour the batter into the mould.
  • Preheat the oven at 175 degree Celsius and place the loaf pan inside. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Cake must be cooled at room temperature before slicing it.

1 Ragi cake – 105 calories
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( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Chocolate spread gives 122 calories with 3.17g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

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2. Spinach pasta
Spinach Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – Pasta
  • ½ cup – Spinach puree
  • 1 – Chopped onion
  • 3-4 cloves – Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp – Grated ginger
  • 3 tbsp – Sorghum millet  
  • 2 tbsp – Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tbsp – Schezwan sauce
  • 1/2 tsp – Chilli flakes
  • ¼ cup – Milk
  • 1 tbsp – Oregano
  • 2 cups – Water
  • 1 tbsp – Oil
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Initially, add some water, pasta to a pan and cook the pasta and keep it aside.
  • In another pan, add oil, grated ginger, garlic, chopped onion and saute well. 
  • Now add schezwan sauce, oregano, chilli flakes and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here).
  • To this, add sorghum millet and cook on low flame for few seconds.
  • Now, add spinach puree, salt and mix well. 
  • Pour milk and add the cooked pasta, stir well, cook for a minute.
  • Spinach pasta is ready to serve!!

You may add 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the pasta while it is being cooked or to the cooked pasta when serving your child.

1 cup –  160 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

3. MORINGA paratha
Calcium rich recipes - Moringa paratha
Moringa Paratha

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp Moringa powder or spinach puree (for green)
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or jowar (sorghum flour)
  • 3 tbsp Psyllium husk
  • Carom seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp Nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • For Green dough: Take moringa powder or spinach puree and add wheat flour, salt to make dough.
  • To the dough, add rest of the ingredients and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here), yeast, husk, caromseeds. Make firm doughs.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.Take a small ball and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.
  • Drizzle some ghee on both sides and serve hot.

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Moringa paratha – 85 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

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4. MOONG DAL FRIED IDLI
Moong dal fried Idli - CALCIUM RICH RECIPES
Moong Dal Fried Idli

Ingredients

  • 2 cup moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 tsp – Ginger
  • 7-8 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • Hand full of coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight.
  • Grind it with chilies, ginger, garlic and 1/2 tbsp salt. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  • Add curd and whisk for 5-7 minutes. The moong dal batter is ready.
  • Grease the idli stand and pour the batter in each mould. Let it cook in steam for 15 minutes. Fluffy moong dal idli is ready.
  • Cut the idli into 4 equal pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Put mustard seeds, curry leaves, grated ginger, turmeric and idli pieces. Add Iyurved Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here) over it.
  • Fry on low flame for 3-5 minutes. Squeeze lemon over it and garnish with coriander leaves. 

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the idli batter or add 1 tbsp while frying.

1 cup – 130 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

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5. ROASTED MAKHANA
Calcium rich recipes - Roasted makhana
Roasted Makhana

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl makhana/foxtail
  • 1/2 tbsp desi ghee
  • 1 tsp mint powder
  • 2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Warm desi ghee in skillet/Kadhai.
  • Put makhana and roast them for 7-10 minutes on low flame. Sprinkle salt, mint powder, chaat masala and black pepper powder over makhanas.
  • Add Iyurved Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Easy, crispy and healthy snack is ready for kids.

1 cup – 216 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

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6. PEANUTS MAKHANA LADDU
Peanuts makhana laddu - calcium rich recipes
Peanuts – Makhana Laddu

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanuts (Roasted)
  • 1/2 cup almond
  • 1 cup makhana (Roasted)
  • 1/2 cup coconut powder
  • 1.5 cup jaggery powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp desi ghee
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)

Procedure

  • Grind roasted peanuts, makhana and almond separately to make powder.
  • Add all three of them in a bowl.
  • Add Iyurved Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here), jaggery powder, cardamom, and desi ghee.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Apply ghee on palm, take small portion of mixture and make laddus.

1 cup – 72 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein and is high in Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12).

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If you include calcium-rich foods in your child’s diet, be sure they’re also getting adequate vitamin D. Vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium by the body, and youngsters require at least 400 IU every day. Exposure to the sun produces vitamin D, so allow your children to spend time outside every day.

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