Healthy Sprouts Pizza Recipe

Sprouts Pizza: A healthy millet Pizza recipe

Kids love to eat pizza. Preparing a sprouts pizza with a healthy millet pizza base helps to add nutrition to their favorite foods in a convenient way. This pizza is healthy and tasty too. Kid’s Nutrition is very important nowadays and preparing healthy food recipes for a child is not an easy task. Iyurved is happy to share lots of children’s food recipe ideas which are not only innovative but also very tasty. The recipes shared here are Kids approved!

Let’s try to make every healthy food recipe for a child more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts. Check this recipe for healthy pizza base for babies, toddlers and kids. It is a healthy pizza recipe.

Ingredients & Procedure:

millet pizza base with sprouts, veggies, nuts and herbs

First make dough using equal parts of different millet flours. Secondly add 3 tbsp psyllium husk or 1 boiled potato or 1 sweet potato and 1 tbsp nutritional yeast. Then add salt as per taste and Season wtih Oregano flakes. Now add enough water to make sticky soft dough. Then keep dough covered with dry cloth and loose lid inside a dark space. Finally, leave to rise for 2-3 hours.

sprouts pizza: a healthy pizza recipe

Roll millet pizza base. Then apply sauce (made of Pine nut + basil + 1 garlic + sesame seeds + Add 3 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here) + little nut milk/ milk to blend all in a blender). And add chopped onions, sprouts (pea sprouts or alfalfa or other greens) and top it with cheddar cheese or other. Next sprinkle some salt. Finally preheat oven for 5 min and Bake at 220 celsius for 15 minutes. Now Tasty and healthy sprouts pizza is ready.(How sprouting helps?)

Kids will love this healthy pizza recipe made with millets pizza base, sprouts, veggies, herbs and nuts.

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We are happy to introduce our range of nutritious & tasty products for kids!!
We know that preparing and feeding healthy foods everyday is a huge task. Even more tough when kids are picky eaters. Kids prefer certain foods and formats. It is not easy to feed kids bitter Ayurvedic herbs, variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds everyday.
Mixed with Ayurvedic herbs, this unique product is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

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Child with Developmental Delay

Child with Developmental delay

What is developmental delay in A child?

Child with developmental delay means that the child has not reached a specific milestone according to his/her age group. Or lags behind their peers in one or more areas such as emotional, mental or physical growth. Some common milestones are giving the first smile, speaking the first word, taking the first step, being able to sit and crawl. And also expressing emotions like happiness, anger, joy and excitement. Since the first few years of a child’s life are very important for their future growth and development, any kind of a child developmental delay can have a negative effect on a child’s social, emotional and mental growth. (Which foods should be introduced to babies?)

CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS OF CHILD DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY:

  • Premature Birth
  • Genetic conditions like down syndrome or muscular dystrophy
  • Malnutrition (Why nutrition is important?)
  • Poor eyesight or hearing 
  • Alcohol or drug use during pregnancy
  • Physical abuse
  • Lack of oxygen during delivery

Types of Child Developmental delay

  • Language or speech 
  • Motor Skills
  • Vision
  • Cognitive skills
  • Social and emotional skills

Sometimes, infants or preschoolers up to age 5 may face delays in two or more of these areas lasting for at least 6 months. This is known as Global Developmental Delay in children. However, there is a difference between developmental delay and developmental disabilities. While developmental delay is temporary and can be treated, developmental disability like cerebral palsy, hearing loss and autism is permanent and cannot be treated. Let us understand what are the causes, warning signs and treatment for different types of child developmental delay. (How balanced diet can help in proper growth and development?)

WARINING SIGNS FOR CHILD with DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY:

Child with developmental delay will not be able to reach one or more of the milestones according to his/her age. As with any types of delays, early treatment can make a big difference in the progress the child makes. Contact doctor if the child has any of the following signs at the age that is mentioned. And in addition, watch for any loss of skills that have already been learned.

Language and Speech Developmental Delay IN CHILDREN:

Language development of the child is an important aspect in child’s overall growth and development. But speech and language problems are the most common developmental delay a child faces. The speech development of a child means verbal expression or the way words are spoken. Whereas the language development of the child refers to a broader concept of expressing, receiving and comprehending information.

Causes:
  • Learning disability
  • Exposure to more than one language
  • Premature birth
  • Brain injury or trauma
  • Hearing loss
  • Autism
  • Apraxia of speech, a disorder where a child faces difficulty sequencing and executing words
WARNING SIGNS:
AGELanguage and speech development
3-4 months •Unresponsive to loud noises
•Does not babble
•Babbles but doesn’t imitates sounds
7 monthsDoes not respond to sounds
1 year•Can’t speak single words like ‘Mama’ or ‘Papa’
•Doesn’t understand simple words like ‘Yes’, ‘No’, ‘Bye’
2 years•Is not able to speak at least 15 words
•Does not use two word phrases
•Not able to use speech to communicate
Warning Signs for Language & Speech developmental delay

Treatment AND REMEDIES:

If a child shows any of the warning signs mentioned above, consult with an occupational therapist, social worker, speech-language pathologist or an audiologist. Other tips and remedies are mentioned below:

  • Start talking to baby before birth
  • Communicate more with your child
  • Read stories to your child daily
  • Play word games with your child

MOTOR SKILLs DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY IN CHILDREN:

Motor skills development in children refers to the development of gross motor skills such as walking or crawling. And fine motor skills means picking a spoon or holding a sippy cup. A child facing motor skill developmental delay may experience difficulty coordinating certain movements such as holding a pencil, walking and performing other activities that require brain and body coordination. (Calcium rich foods to improve bone health?)

CAUSES:
  • Premature birth
  • Cerebral Palsy (brain damage before birth)
  • Myopathy (a disease of muscles)
  • Brain injury
  • Ataxia (defective muscle coordination)
  • Problems with vision
  • Spina Bifida (birth defect in the baby that occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not develop completely)
AGEMOTOR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
3-4 months •Not able to grasp or hold objects
•Doesn’t support head well
•Can’t bring objects to their mouth
•Not able to push down legs for moving when their feet are firmly placed on the ground(4 months)
7 months •Has stiff muscles
•Reaches with one hand only or doesn’t reach
•Not able to get objects to mouth
•Doesn’t roll over in either direction (5 months)
•Not able to sit up on own or with help(6 months)
1 year •Not able to crawl
•Drags one side of the body while crawling
•Can’t stand with support
2 years•Not able to walk
•Hasn’t developed a heel to toe walking pattern
•Can’t push a wheeled toy
Warning Signs for Motor Skills Developmental Delay
TREATMENT AND remedies:

If a child shows any or some of the warning signs mentioned above, Doctor may suggest to encourage more physical activity. Physical or occupational therapy helps with fine motor problems or sensory processing disorder (when brain has trouble processing sensory information) .

SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY IN CHILDREN:

The social development of a child refers to his/her interactions with adults or other children. The social and emotional developmental delays affects how the child perceives the world. And this causes them to react differently than other children when exposed to the same environmental stimuli.

Causes:

  • Brain injury
  • Child abuse or trauma
  • Parental neglect
  • Ineffective parenting
  • Impaired communication and interaction skills related to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Warning Signs:
AGESOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
3-4 months •Doesn’t smile at people
•Doesn’t pay attention to new faces
7 months •Doesn’t cuddle
•Shows no affection for parents
•Can’t be comforted at night (after 5 months)
•Doesn’t smile without prompting (by 5 months)
1 year•No back and forth sharing of sounds, smiles, or facial expressions (at 9 months)
•No back and forth gestures such as waving, reaching or pointing
Warning Signs for Social Skills Developmental Delay

TREATMENT AND REMEDIES:

A good occupational, speech, or social developmental delay specialist can help to improve the social development of a child. Treatment involves speaking with your child and helping them understand social and emotional cues. And supplementing their treatment with certain prescribed medications for dealing with emotional and behavioral problems like ADHD, anxiety, depression, mood swings, and sudden bouts of anger.

COGNITIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY IN CHILDREN:

The cognitive development of the child means how a child thinks, explores and figures things out. But the cognitive developmental delay in a child hampers child’s learning ability. (Which foods can help in brain development for kids?)

CAUSES:

  • Exposure to alcohol or toxins before birth or afterward, including lead poisoning
  • Neglect during early childhood
  • Down syndrome and other genetic disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Newborn medical complications
  • Learning disability
Warning Signs:
AGE COGNITIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
1 year•Does not search for objects that are hidden while they watch
•Not uses gestures such as waving
•Does not point to objects or pictures
2 years•Can’t follow simple instructions
•Doesn’t imitate actions or words
•Doesn’t know the use of common things like hairbrush, telephone or spoon
Warning Signs for Cognitive Skills Developmental Delay

TREATMENT AND REMEDIES:

Behavioral and occupational therapy, special education and prescribed medications can help with the cognitive development of the child.

Visual Developmental Delay in children:

The visual development of the child is a complex combination of the eye, brain and vast network of nerves that connects them. Till 6 months, a newborn’s vision is blurry and it improves as the child begins to coordinate sight in both eyes. But sometimes, this does not happen or other vision or eyesight related problems show up. (Foods that can help to improve weak eyesight?)

CAUSES:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus or cross eyes
  • Refractive errors like nearsightedness and far sightedness
  • Infantile cataracts or clouding of the eye’s lens
  • an eye disease called Retinopathy of Prematurity (Inherited problem)
Warning Signs:
AGEVisual Development
3-4 months•Doesn’t follow moving objects with their eyes
•Doesn’t notice hands (by 2 months)
•Can’t move one or both eyes in all directions
•Crosses eyes most of the time
6 months•One or both eyes turn in or out all the time(6 months)
•Constant tearing or eye drainage(6 months)
•Doesn’t follow near or far objects with both eyes (6 months)
Warning signs for Visual Developmental Delay

TREATMENT AND REMEDIES:

Depending on the vision or eye problem that a child is suffering, doctor might prescribe glasses, contact lenses, surgery or eye patch.

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PRODUCTS:

We are happy to introduce our range of nutritious & tasty products for kids!!
We know that preparing and feeding healthy foods everyday is a huge task. Even more tough when kids are picky eaters. Kids prefer certain foods and formats. It is not easy to feed kids bitter Ayurvedic herbs, variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds everyday.
Mixed with Ayurvedic herbs, this unique product is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

Let’s make every dish tasty and nutritious by ‘hidden’ nutrition of veggies, herbs and nuts.

India’s First Tasty Kids Nutrition fortified with Ayurvedic herbs.

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The Best Milk For Babies: A Guide To Safely Introduce Milk

milk for babies

Which is the best milk for babies? What is the right quantity of milk required for my baby? These are the questions that keep bothering a new or first time mom. Milk plays an important role in the kid’s nutrition. Whether it is an infant drinking breastmilk or a toddler eating cereal with milk or even a teenager drinking milkshakes or smoothies, milk is an essential part of the diet at various stages of growth and development. (Nutrition for kids?)

Why is milk important for babies?

Babies’ stomachs are small and they grow very fast. Everything that enters their mouth should contribute to their growth. The reason milk is so important for babies is that it provides fats, calories, minerals, vitamins and proteins which supports their growth. (Why are vitamins important?)

Which is the best milk for babies?

As parents, we always want our little ones to be consuming the healthiest option to allow for proper growth and development. And often think which milk is best for child. There is no specific milk which can be termed as the best milk for babies. For 0-6 months old babies, there are options of giving breastmilk, formula milk or a combination of both. Let us understand the benefits of different types of milk: (Baby’s growth and development?)

Breast Milk For BABIES:

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and to continue it for at least 12 months. Breastfeeding is a good choice for both babies and mothers. For babies, it can protect against infections and reduce the rates of future health problems like diabetes, obesity, and asthma. For mothers, breastfeeding helps the uterus to contract and bleeding to cease more quickly after delivery.  Breastfeeding also reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancer and also provides a great way for mothers to bond with their babies. You can either feed the baby directly or pump your milk and use a bottle to feed the baby. (How to increase Breastmilk?)

Advantages of Breastmilk:

  • best source of nutrition for new baby
  • proteins in breastmilk are easy to digest
  • calcium and iron in breastmilk can be easily absorbed
  • helps to build immunity & fight diseases
  • contains probiotics and prebiotics

Formula Milk FOR BABIES:

Although breastmilk is the best source of nutrition for babies, sometimes mothers choose not to breastfeed due to lack of milk production, health problems, lactose intolerance in baby or shorter maternity leaves. In such cases, formula milk comes in handy as a substitute for breastmilk. Formula milk is fortified with essential nutrients required for the baby and is designed to be as effective as breastmilk. There are a variety of baby milk powders or formula milk available in the market. Parents get confused in deciding which is the best formula milk for baby. Some points to keep in mind while choosing the right formula milk for your baby are mentioned below:

  • Consult your pediatrician
  • Choose age-appropriate formula milk for your baby
  • Read the ingredients before deciding which brand to buy

Cow’s Milk for TODDLERS:

As babies turn into toddlers, parents are worried about which milk is best for child at this age ? Cow’s milk, buffalo milk, goat’s milk? Cow’s milk (whole) naturally contains protein, calcium, potassium and vitamin B12 and is fortified with vitamin D. Best time to introduce cow’s milk to babies is after 12 months of age. And this is because it contains dense concentration of proteins and minerals which can be hard on your baby’s kidneys. You can give cow’s milk in the form of yogurt, cheese and kefir if the child doesn’t prefer the liquid form. Keep in mind that toddlers who are still on breastfeed or formula milk, don’t necessarily need cow’s milk, but they do need extra vitamin D from other food sources. After 2 years of age, you can check with your pediatrician and go for reduced fat milk.

Goat’s Milk:

Goat’s milk is high in proteins and contains minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium and phosphorous. But, it is not recommended for babies below 1 year. You can introduce goat’s milk to a toddler after consulting a pediatrician.

Benefits of goat’s milk:

  • reduces constipation
  • excellent source of vitamin B1, chlorine and vitamins
  • reduces cancer and diabetes
  • lowers cholesterol levels

Buffalo Milk:

Buffalo milk is considered heavy for digestion for babies as it contains higher fat content and is thicker in consistency as compared to cow’s milk. As with cow’s milk, buffalo milk also should be avoided till 1 year of age and should be introduced only in small quantities initially.

Non Dairy Alternatives:

If your child is lactose intolerant or vegan, you would be looking for non-dairy milk alternatives. Kids with lactose intolerance are not able to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk and this results in diarrhea, gas and bloating. In such cases, non dairy substitutes like soy milk, almond milk, rice milk and for below 6 months babies, lactose free formula milk are the options. After 6 months, you can give yogurt/curd as it has active bacterial cultures and less lactose as compared to milk.

How much milk should baby drink?

Knowing how much to feed your newborn baby is very difficult. Let your baby decide how much he/she wants to drink. You should not feed forcefully. Consult your doctor if required. Guide to feeding newborns:

AGEAmount per FEEdFEedINg frequency
Newborn 45-90mlEvery 2-3 hours
1 month 120mlEvery 3-4 hours
2 months 120-150mlEvery 3-4 hours
4 months 120-180mlEvery 3-4 hours
6 months 180-230mlEvery 3-4 hours
Guide for feeding milk for babies

After six months, solids are introduced to babies and hence the quantity of milk is gradually reduced and the process of weaning starts (How to introduce solids to babies?). American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends 2 cups of milk for younger kids and 3 cups of milk for older kids. (How to wean off baby?)

Recipe for Sabudana Kheer/Porridge:

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We know that preparing and feeding healthy foods everyday is a huge task. Even more tough when kids are picky eaters. Kids prefer certain foods and formats. It is not easy to feed kids bitter Ayurvedic herbs, variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds everyday.
Mixed with Ayurvedic herbs, this unique product is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

Let’s make every dish tasty and nutritious by ‘hidden’ nutrition of veggies, herbs and nuts.

Sabudana or tapioca with milk for babies and moms
Sabudana Kheer
Ingredients:
  • Ghee- 1tsp
  • Soaked sabudana or tapioca- 1/4 cup
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts & 5 herbs Savoury spread (order here) – 1tbsp (if the child is above 9 months)
  • Dates syrup/ jaggery powder/ sugar -1tsp
  • Milk-1 cup
Method:

On a pan, heat ghee and add soaked sabudana after straining the water. Now, add Iyurved’s Savoury Spread (order here), milk and mix well. Cook well until the milk thickens and sabudana is soft. Healthy Sabudana kheer is ready to serve. Both moms and 9 months plus babies can eat this. The savoury spread will not change the taste of the kheer.

Benefits:

  • Rich in calcium
  • Helps in Digestion
  • Improves muscle strength and bone health
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Aids weight gain
  • Increases breast milk supply for lactating moms

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Nutritional Needs For Teenagers

How healthy or disease free your adulthood will be, depends on the foods you consumed during your early childhood and teenage days. Children go through various stages of growth and development from infant (0 to 1 years old), toddler (1 to 3 years old), early childhood (4 to 8 years old), middle childhood (9 to 11 years old) to adolescence (12 to 18 years old) . At each stage, you will observe various mental and physical developments in your child. How are nutritional need for teenagers different from earlier years? (Power foods for kids of all ages)

What is Teenage?

Time between thirteen to nineteen years of age is known as teenage years in a person’s life. This is the time for some major physical, mental and hormonal changes. Since there are so many changes taking place in the body, it becomes very important for parents to pay special attention to the daily nutritional requirements for teenagers. So when kids enter their teens, it becomes essential for parents to understand how nutritional needs for teenagers are different from preteen years. (What is Puberty?)

Growth and Development during Teenage years:

Teenagers undergo major physical development during their puberty phase. These physical changes are regulated by changes in the levels of hormones which are produced by the pituitary gland: luteinizing hormone (responsible for menstrual cycle in girls) and follicle-stimulating hormone (responsible for reproductive system in both girls and boys). In the early puberty phase, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone increase, resulting in major physical changes including weight gain, outbursts of acne, height gain and behavioral changes like anxiety, hyper-activity and short-temperedness. (Fruits for teens?)

Nutritional needs for Teenagers:

Teenagers tend to make more food choices on their own as they become more independent and are often influenced by their peers. So it becomes parent’s responsibility to provide them with good examples and nutritious foods and minimize the consumption of junk or packaged food. (Kids can deplete their calcium by eating junk food.)

Calorie requirements:

Due to the growth spurt of puberty, there is a surge in appetite around the age of ten in girls and twelve in boys which leads to increase in daily calories requirement during this time. Calories are the measurement used to express the energy delivered by food. The body demands more calories during early adolescence than at any other time of life. (What is growing leg pain?) On average, boys require 2,800 calories per day while girls require 2,200 calories per day.

Essential Nutrients:

Due to so many changes taking place in the body, there are daily nutrients and habits that kids need to keep themselves happy and healthy. Nutritional needs for teenagers includes all the essential macronutrients and micronutrients in the right quantity. (What is balanced diet?)  

Macronutrients:

Protein: Teenagers need a balanced meal with adequate amounts of protein during puberty as protein helps in growth and repair of muscles and tissues. It also generates enzymes and hormones. Protein rich diets help them to feel energetic throughout the day. Nuts, seeds, chicken, eggs, fish and cheese are a few high protein foods. (Top nuts and seeds for protein)

Carbohydrates: They are the biggest source of energy for teenagers. Almost 60% of energy (calories) for the day must come from carbohydrate foods. They provide instant energy and keep the kids on their toes. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains and sugar are rich in carbohydrates. (Food for immunity?)

Dietary Fat: Fat should make up no more than 30% of the diet. A teenager who indulges in a fat-heavy diet is going to put on weight, even if he or she is active. Dietary fat contains varying proportions of three types:

  • Monounsaturated fat is the healthiest kind of fat and is found in olives, olive oil, peanuts, peanut, peanut butter, cashews, walnuts, walnut oil and canola oil.
  • Polyunsaturated fat is found in corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, and sesame-seed oil.
  • Saturated fat is the most cholesterol laden of the three and is found in meat and dairy products like beef, pork, lamb, butter, cheese, cream, egg yolks, coconut oil, and palm oil. (Natural sources of saturated fats?)

Your family’s intake of saturated fat should not more than 10% of your total daily calories. The other 20% of daily calories from dietary fat should come equally from the two unsaturated kinds of fat.

Micronutrients:

Iron: Iron is essential for teens, especially for girls as they lose more of it once menstruation starts. Iron rich foods such as meat, fish, poultry, green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds should be  teenagers on a daily basis.(How iron deficiency affects children?)

Calcium and Vitamin D: Teenagers need calcium to build strong bones which can help them later in life. Deficiency of calcium can increase the risk of developing osteoporosis (a condition in which bones become weak and can easily break). Consumption of vitamin D is equally important as it helps in absorption of calcium. Calcium rich foods include low-fat milk, other dairy foods and dark green vegetables, along with fortified foods like fortified juice and cereal. (Why calcium and vitamin D are important?)

Vitamins: Vitamins are water-soluble or fat-soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins (vitamin A, D, E and K ) are found in leafy vegetables, animal products, nuts & seeds, vegetable oils, dairy foods. Water-soluble vitamins (vitamin C, the B vitamins) are commonly found in nuts & seeds, fruits, vegetables, grains, milk and dairy foods. (What foods have which vitamins?

Minerals: Minerals include calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, chloride and Sulphur are found in nuts, seeds, shellfish, chicken, eggs, beans, cocoa, avocados, berries, yogurt and cheese. (Why calcium?)

Recipe: Pumpkin and Millet Pancake with hidden herbs and nuts:

We are happy to introduce our range of nutritious & tasty products for kids!!
We know that preparing and feeding healthy foods everyday is a huge task. Even more tough when kids are picky eaters. Kids prefer certain foods and formats. It is not easy to feed kids bitter Ayurvedic herbs, variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds everyday.
Mixed with Ayurvedic herbs, this unique product is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

Let’s make every dish tasty and nutritious by ‘hidden’ nutrition of veggies, herbs and nuts.

Dry ingredients
Pumpkin puree
Add Iyurved’s 5 herbs & 7 nuts savoury spread( order here )
Spread on pan. Flip & cook.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Jowar/Sorghum or whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp honey/ dates powder/ sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1-1.25 cups milk or nut milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts chocolate spread (order here)- Optional
Method:

Mix all the dry and wet ingredients. Whisk well. The batter should not be watery. Heat a skillet. Grease with oil. Once heated, pour a ladle of batter on to the skillet. Allow the pancake to cook on medium heat. You will notice the top side begins to get bubbles and air pockets and will slowly get steamed and cooked. At this point flip to the other side and allow it to cook for about 30 seconds. Serve! For chocolate lovers, you can add chocolate spread and make chocolate pumpkin pancake.

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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Meena Singh (Ballia, U.P.)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about food and tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

As Written by Meena Singh- 66 Years

I was born in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. We were 10 siblings (you can laugh :)) I belonged to a joint family, all the kitchen work was done by mother, aunt and grandmother. There were two types of chulhas in the kitchen, chulha and stone coal-burning fireplace. Spices or soaked lentils used to be ground on silbattey. He was our grinder, there were wells in the houses for water. Fruits, vegetables and other grains were all home made. After a few years of marriage, when I had to come to Kanpur due to husband’s job, then the whole living condition changed, the convenience increased but the taste of the stove was not there in the food. Then there were 3 children, the day used to pass in their care. In those days, even after buying vegetables, fruits, grains, milk from the market, pure milk was available, parties were mostly held on children’s birthdays only! Children used to eat chickpeas, pulao, curd very much. Laddu sweets, chips, papad, all used to make at home, all kinds of pickles, gooseberry jam, fruit jam my mother used to send. When I see children and grandchildren, I see a big change in food, everyone is so busy in life that packed food and junk food has taken the place of home food, which is very harmful for health. Even after spending money on vegetables and fruits, there is no guarantee of purity. In the last I would like to say that today’s parents should pay attention to the health and lifestyle of their children because health is everything.

I am very grateful to Iyurved for sharing my childhood memories and giving me this platform. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

I especially like Savoury spread because it can be mixed in any food we normally eat.

Regards,

MEENA SINGH


मीना की कलम से- ६६ वर्ष

मेरा जन्म उत्तर प्रदेश के बलिया जिले में हुआ था. हम १० भाई बहन थे (आप हंस सकते हैं 😁) मैं एक joint family से थी, रसोई का काम सभी माँ चाची और दादी मिल कर करती थी। रसोई में चूल्हे दो प्रकार के होते थे, चूल्हा और पत्थर कोयले से जलने वाली अंगीठी। मसाले या भीगी हुई दाल सिलबट्टेय पे पीसी जाती थी। वही हमारा grinder होता tha, पानी के लिये घरों में ही कूएँ थे। फल सब्ज़ी तथा अन्य अनाज सभी घर का ही होता था।शादी के कुछ साल बाद ही husband की नौकरी के चलते कानपुर आना हुआ तो सारा रहन सहन ही बदल गया, सहूलियत तो बड़ गयी लेकिन ख़ाने में चुल्हे वाला स्वाद नही रहा। फिर ३ बच्चे हुए, उनकी परवरिस में दिन निकल जाता था। उन दिनो सब्जी फल अनाज दूध बाज़ार से खरीदने पर भी शुद्ध मिल जाता था, पार्टियाँ ज़्यादा तर बच्चों के जन्मदिवस पर ही होती थी! छोला पूरी, पुलाव,दही बड़ा ही बच्चे पसन्द से खाते थे।लड्डू मिठाई चिप्स पापड़ सब घर पर ही बना करते थे, सभी प्रकार के अचार , आंवले का मुरब्बा, फलो का जाम मेरी माँ बना कर भेजा करती थी।अब जब मैं अपने बच्चों और नाती पोतो को देखती हुं तो खान पान में बड़ा बदलाव देखतीं हुं, life में सब इतना व्यस्त हैं की घर के खाने की जगह packed food और junk food ने ले ली है; जो की सेहत के लिए काफ़ी नुक़सान दायक है। सब्ज़ी और फलो पर पैसा खर्चा करने के बाद भी purity की कोई गारण्टी नही है।आखरी में इतना ही कहना चाहूँगी कि आज कल के पैरेंट्स अपनी अपने बच्चों की health और lifestyle पर ध्यान दे क्योंकि सेहत है तो सब कुछ है.

Me 🙂
We 5 sisters
With my younger daughter

मुझे अपने बचपन की यादों को साझा करने के लिए और यह मंच देने के लिए, मैं Iyurved की बहुत आभारी हूं। मुझे सच में विश्वास है कि आजकल बच्चों को उस तरह का पोषण और भोजन नहीं मिलता है जो हमें बचपन में मिलता था। यह बहुत अच्छा है कि Iyurved बच्चों के लिए ऐसे पौष्टिक खाद्य उत्पाद बना रहा है। यह समय की मांग है।

मैं विशेष रूप से Savoury spread पसंद है क्योंकि यह किसी भी भोजन में मिल सकता है जिसे हम सामान्य रूप से खाते हैं |

आपकी,

मीना सिंह


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Tips to Improve Concentration In Kids

Is your child always fidgeting and not focusing on his/her homework? Is it difficult for you to make your child sit and study for just 20-30 minutes? Read on to understand what are the concentration problems in kids and how you can help your child develop focus and concentration skills with some foods and tips to improve concentration in kids.

Getting children to focus is not easy, and many parents have to struggle really hard. It is often a challenge for parents to get their child to sit in one place, teach them how to focus on their studies and finish it without getting too distracted. It makes parents worried and some parents may also start thinking that there is something wrong with their children. But rest assured, concentration problems are very common in children.

With the rising competition in not only school related academics, but also various kinds of additional competitions like spell bee, Olympiads, quizzes etc., the pressure on parents and children is rising and all this requires the child to have sharp memory & concentration power.

How do I know if my child is suffering from low concentration?

If your child has difficulty focusing on something for very long, he/she might be suffering from low concentration or concentration problems. This lack of focus can be seen in his/her studies and other activities as well. Let’s understand the signs of poor concentration in kids:

  • Easily distracted
  • Lack of interest
  • Inability to sit still and think
  • Inability to follow instructions
  • Loses things easily
  • Moody, irritable and cranky most of the time
  • Hyperactive
  • Fidgety
  • Inability to organize his/her things

What are the reasons for low or poor concentration in kids?

Lots of distractions: Children are naturally curious and their mind is always wandering. They can be easily distracted by things like TV, video games, mobile phones, music etc. Make a schedule or time table for study time, tv time, play time and make sure they following it regularly. Gradually your child will understand  that during study time, he/ she needs to focus only on studies and they will get to do the rest of the things as well.

Challenging tasks: Sometimes children might find the question or task given to them too difficult or challenging. In such cases, they might not be able to focus completely and will lose interest also. Breaking down the big task into smaller and simpler tasks which are age appropriate for your child and motivate your child on completion of every single task.

Lack of sleep: Studies have shown that kids who regularly get adequate amounts of sleep have improved concentration, attention, behavior, learning, memory and most importantly, mental and physical health. Most of a baby’s brain development happens during sleep. At least eight to twelve hours of sleep every night is very important for the proper brain development of children. (Sleep for brain development?) Make sure that your child gets enough sleep and also try to not disturb their routine by staying up too late.

Seeking parent’s attention: Sometimes kids don’t do their work and concentrate properly just to get the attention of their parents. Spend some quality time with your child everyday and help them feel more secure and loved.

Poor diet: Skipping breakfast and improper nutrition can also affect your child’s concentration power. Help your child by giving him/her a balanced diet every day and ensure that your child doesn’t skip any meal, especially breakfast. (Why is balanced diet so important?)

Emotional disturbance: If there is any kind of disturbance at home like a parent’s fights, divorce or death of a loved one, then the child might be emotionally disturbed and this will affect not only his/her concentration but also overall performance. Keep your child away from the troubles at home and give them more emotional support during this troubled time.

Less physical activity: Less physical activity or lack of physical exercise can make your child lazy and lethargic thereby affecting his/her concentration negatively. Take your child out for cycling, running, outdoor activities and games.

Lack of motivation or interest: Lack of interest in a particular subject or activity also causes poor concentration in kids. Lack of motivation is another reason why they may find it challenging to concentrate. Advanced kids or kids who have higher than average IQ levels, suffer more due to lack of interest or motivation. Motivate and encourage your child for every small achievement.

Cluttered and disorganized workspace: Having a cluttered workspace or notebook may lead to spending more time looking for the things than focus on what is being taught. Teaching your child to be organized and help them to stay clutter free.

Learning difficulties: In some cases, learning difficulties like ADHD, Dyslexia or ADD might be responsible for low or proper concentration in kids. You can help by consulting a professional for proper diagnosis and guidance in such cases.

Tips to improve concentration in kids:

Brain exercises: Solving different kinds of puzzles or playing memory games, sudoku, chess can help to improve concentration in kids.

Meditation: Meditation and mindfulness practices can help in improved concentration. Studies suggest that practicing meditation, mindfulness training, Yoga and deep breathing can help kids to increase attention, memory, focus and other cognitive abilities.

Listening to music: Studies suggest that turning on music while working or studying may help to improve concentration.Experts generally agree that classical music or nature sounds are good choices to help increase focus.

Spending time in nature: Research suggests that natural environments could benefit brain development and may also improve concentration power in children. Even a 20-minute walk in the park could help improve concentration in kids more than a walk of the same length in an urban setting.

Foods to Improve concentration in kids:

Omega 3 fatty acids: Research has established a link between omega 3 fatty acids and brain development in early childhood. These healthy fats have amazing brain boosting power and play a vital role in enhancing memory and attention span. Fish & walnuts are a very good source of omega 3. (Why is Omega 3 important for your kids?)

Blueberries: Blueberries contain anthocyanins, a group of plant compounds with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Antioxidants act against both oxidative stress and inflammation and thus can help to prevent brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases. (Why antioxidants?)

Green Leafy vegetables: Green veggies are the brain’s favorite food. Vegetables like spinach, cabbage, mint and kale contribute to brain health as they are rich in vitamin Bs, iron and antioxidants that help in the growth of new cells and aids in sharp thinking. As spinach has a wide variety of brain-boosting nutrients such as Vitamin A, B12, K and Iron, it is considered as best food for toddler’s brain development. (Nutrition tips for toddlers?)

Eggs: Eggs are a good source of several nutrients tied to brain health, including vitamin B6, B9 and B12. Eating whole eggs (egg white and yolk) helps regulate memory because of Choline. Research suggests that regular consumption of eggs has been associated with improved cognitive performance in kids and adults. (Why kids need vitamins?)

Dark chocolate: A study showed that eating cocoa for five days improved blood flow to the brain. Compounds in dark chocolate boost memory, attention span, reaction time and problem-solving skills. It is a kid’s favorite and works as child brain development food. (Recipe for no sugar chocolate twix bar)

Nuts and Seeds: Nuts like peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, almonds and cashews are very important for a child’s brain development and cognitive functions and hence should be included in their daily diet. (Other benefits of nuts and seeds)

Water: Staying hydrated can also have a positive impact on concentration. Even mild dehydration can make it harder to focus or remember information.

Herbs to improve concentration in kids:

Curcumin: Curcumin has a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is found in the brain and spinal cord that plays a key role in keeping nerve cells healthy, as well as regulating communication between nerve cells, which is critical for learning and memory for kid. (Foods for overall brain development?)

Brahmi: Brahmi is a superfood for the brain and is believed to sharpen the brain by protecting cells and increasing chemicals associated with learning and memory. It has shown to improve spatial learning and retaining power in kids. In older times, kids were often given Brahmi powder with ghee/honey. This would increase their focus and attention, while keeping them calm and distressed. (How can ayurvedic herbs help with brain development?)

Ashwagandha: This herb is known to reduce anxiety and stress. It has been seen to increase acetylcholine levels which support better memory, mental focus and intelligence. This herb also reduces mental fatigue and enhances sleep quality. It protects the brain nerve cells from damage. It is the best food for toddlers’ brain development. (Why Ashwagandha?)

Shalaki: This herb improves brain function mainly due to its antioxidant property. The antioxidants present fight against the free radicals responsible for causing brain cell damage and support stronger memory and can be used as child brain development food. (What are free radicals?)

Recipe: Wheat Berry cookie with hidden herbs and nuts

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Let’s make every dish tasty and nutritious by ‘hidden’ nutrition of veggies, herbs and nuts.

  • ½ cup wheat flour/ Jowar Flour
  • ½ cup semolina
  • Handful of cranberries
  • Pinch salt
  • Honey (as per desired sweetness)
  • Milk (just little to puree cranberries)
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread (order here) or 3 tbsp Ghee
  • Pinch baking soda
  • Pinch cumin seeds (optional) or choco chips

Puree cranberries with milk. Mix all ingredients (except cumin seeds) into a soft sticky dough. Make balls and press lightly. Sprinkle cumin seeds on top and press. Place on baking sheet. Preheat 5 min at 180 celsius. Bake for 15-20 min. Once done, cool outside on rack. Enjoy!

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Carrot and Beetroot Pasta Sauce

Recipe: Carrot Beetroot Pasta Sauce with hidden nuts and herbs

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We know that preparing and feeding healthy foods everyday is a huge task. Even more tough when kids are picky eaters. Kids prefer certain foods and formats. It is not easy to feed kids bitter Ayurvedic herbs, variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds everyday.
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Let’s make every dish tasty and nutritious by ‘hidden’ nutrition of veggies, herbs and nuts.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium beetroot
  • 2 small carrot
  • Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here)
  • Tomato Pasta sauce
  • Pasta
  • Water
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • Salt/oregano/pepper

Heat ghee. Add garlic. Add carrot beetroot puree. Cook for 5 min. Add Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here). Add pasta sauce and seasonsings. Cook for another 5 min. Add pasta and water. Cover and cook till soft.

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Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for Kids

Most of us know pumpkin as the fruit used for decorating Jack-o’- lanterns for Halloween, but other than just being a decorative fruit or vegetable, pumpkin offers numerous health benefits to your kids. This winter squash is not a vegetable, but rather a healthy fruit that also contains nutritious edible seeds. The origin of pumpkin is not known but there is evidence that pumpkins were grown in Mexico and North America about 5000 to 7000 BC. Apart from Mexico, pumpkins have also been found on almost all the continents except for Antarctica. Today, the biggest producers of pumpkin are the United States, Canada, India, China and Mexico. There are numerous health benefits of pumpkin seeds for kids. These health benefits can range from improved brain development, help in getting sound sleep, improved liver health, possesses antimicrobial properties, improved urodynamics and supply of essential vitamins and minerals. Though there are various benefits of pumpkin seeds, yet they are not recommended for infants. The reason is that there is a risk of choking with pumpkin seeds. The risk of allergy for pumpkin seeds is less. But, if your kid has an allergy for seeds or nuts such as cashew, pistachio, Brazil nuts, hazel nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, etc, then perhaps you might have to rethink about giving pumpkin seeds. Consult your pediatrician before giving pumpkin seeds to your child.

 When can I start giving pumpkin seeds to my kids?

You can start giving pumpkin seeds to your toddler once he/she has strong enough teeth to chew regular solid food, which can usually be between 1 ½ years of age to 2 years of age. If you are worried whether or not your child can chew the seeds, then you could simply grind the seeds and give it. You can prepare and store it in a jar. An important thing to keep in mind is that when you start collecting these seeds from pumpkin fruit, make sure that before you serve the seeds to your child or if you’re trying to make a paste out of it, you need to remove the outer husk or layer that surrounds the seed. Although this is a time-consuming process, considering the benefits your child can get, it is worth the effort.

 Pumpkin seeds benefits for kids:

Improves Brain Development: Pumpkin seeds are a great source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are highly recommended for kids because of brain development. Brain development in children is as essential as the development of the rest of the body and this is one of the most important health benefits of pumpkin seeds. (Foods for your child’s brain development?)

Promotes sound sleep: Another benefit of pumpkin seeds is that they promote proper sleep in kids and adults. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which helps in producing serotonin and this in turn gets converted into melatonin which is a hormone that helps in getting better sleep. If your kid has trouble sleeping, having a few pumpkin seeds before bed with small amounts of carbohydrates such as a piece of fruit, may be beneficial in providing the body with tryptophan needed for melatonin production, which can lead to better sleep. For younger kids, powdered pumpkin seeds can be an option. (Why is sleep so important for your child’s brain development?)

Possesses Antimicrobial Properties: Pumpkin seeds also possess antimicrobial properties. Studies suggest that pumpkin seeds are effective in controlling bacteria such as S. aureus, E. coli and P. aeruginosa.

Improves Urodynamics: Traditionally, pumpkin seeds have been used for regulating passage of urine. Recent studies have confirmed that pumpkin seed oil can reduce bladder pressure, increase bladder compliance and reduce urethral pressure.

Rich in antioxidants: Antioxidants are compounds produced in your body or naturally found in some foods that scavenge or neutralize the effects of cell damage by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of antioxidants. (What are antioxidants?)

High in magnesium: Magnesium is one of the top four abundant minerals in the body. So, any deficiency of this mineral will easily reflect in daily life. Magnesium is key in formation of bones, maintaining blood flow and keeping stress low. It also brings relief to girls who suffer from menstrual cramps, leg cramps and irritable mood. For kids who deal with Asthma, which is on a rise due to hazardous air quality levels, magnesium can help. This marvelous mineral has calming effects and hence aids in reducing hyperactivity and lack of focus in kids. Daily intake of magnesium is necessary to maintain stock of the mineral in the body. Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of magnesium, with 150 mg in a 1-ounce (28-gram) serving. (Puberty in girls)

Strengthens the liver:  The unsaturated fats present in pumpkin seeds are good for strengthening the liver. Studies suggest that a mixture of pumpkin and flax seeds can reduce liver damage. (How to prevent liver disease in kids?)

Loaded with zinc: Zinc is considered an essential nutrient which means that the body cannot produce or store it. For this reason, it is very important to add zinc in your daily diet. Zinc is required for numerous processes in the body like gene expression, growth and development, immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing to name a few. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc. (How can zinc help with hair and skin health?)

Rich in phosphorus: The health benefits of Phosphorus include supporting bone growth, aiding healthy digestion, eliminating toxins from the body, combating fatigue and weakness, preventing arthritis and osteoporosis and ensuring a healthy brain function.Phosphorus is found in high amounts in pumpkin seeds. 

High in Potassium: Potassium is one of the seven essential macro minerals. The human body needs potassium to support the heart, the muscles, and the transmission of messages through the nervous system. Pumpkin seeds are rich in potassium. Potassium basically acts as an electrolyte and it is less harmful than sodium which is also an electrolyte. In most of our diets and also in our children’s diets, the presence of potassium is becoming very less and the presence of sodium is increasing rapidly which needs to be corrected. (How can potassium rich food help the bones?)

 Pumpkin Seed Nutrition Facts:

In addition to this, other benefits of pumpkin seeds for kids are that they contain various other nutrients required by the body. They are a great source of healthy fats, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, and phosphorus. Here’s a better look at the overall nutrition provided by one ounce (28 grams) of dried, roasted seed kernels. 

According to The National Nutrient Database, the nutritional profile of Pumpkin Seeds includes:

NutritionValue per 100 gNutritionValue per 100 g
Protein30.23 gCarbohydrates10.71 g
Fat49.0 gDietary Fiber6.0 g
Calories559 kcalWater5.623 g
Calcium46 mgCopper1.3 mg
Iron8.82 mgMagnesium592 mg
Manganese4.54 mgPhosphorus1233 mg
Potassium809 mgSodium7 mg
Zinc7.81 mgNiacin4.98 mg
Vitamin B60.143 mgCholine63 mg
Folate58 mcgVitamin C1.9 mg
Vitamin A16 IUVitamin E2.18 mg
Vitamin K7.3 mcgThiamine0.273 mg
Riboflavin0.153 mgPantothenic Acid0.75 mg
Nutrition of Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe: Pumpkin hummus/ spread/sauce with hidden herbs and nuts:

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Let’s try to make every food a child wants to eat more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts.

Pumpkin spread
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (yes! you can puree raw or after roasting )
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • Coriander chopped for garnish
Method:
  • Combine ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Garnish.
  • Serve with roti, wrap, bread, crackers, pasta or pizza sauce or raw vegetables.

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Eat Beets (And you should too)!

Beetroot belongs to the same family as spinach which means that both the leaves and root of beetroot may be eaten. The leaves have a bitter taste whereas the root is sweet. There are many health benefits of beetroot for children as well as adults and that is why your kids should eat beets. It should be among your children’s favorite vegetables and for good ‎reasons! Beetroots are highly nutritious and extremely delicious. 

What are the health benefits of beetroot for children?

The following is the nutritional profile for one cup of cooked, sliced beetroot:

NutrientAmount% Daily Value
Protein2.8 grams (g)6%
Carbohydrate17 g8%
Fat0.3 g0
Fiber3.4 g12%
Calories744%
Folate136 micrograms (mcg)34%
Manganese0.55 milligrams (mg)24%
Copper0.13 mg14%
Potassium518 mg11%
Magnesium39 mg9%
Phosphorus64 mg9%
Vitamin C6 mg8%
Iron1.34 mg7%
Vitamin B60.11 mg6%

These are just some of the vitamins and minerals you will find in beetroot. There are many more health benefits of beetroot for children including valuable phytonutrients (substances found in plants which are good for health & helps prevent diseases).

Beetroots are superfoods: A superfood is a food which is rich in nutrients and very beneficial for the overall wellbeing and health of an individual. Superfood contains essential vitamins, antioxidants, micro & macro nutrients and fiber and for this reason, beetroots can definitely be called a superfood as it contains all these nutrients. Beetroots are rich in B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium and also contain betalains (a class of antioxidants), that helps in reducing free radicals and inflammation in the body. (What are free radicals?)

Improves digestion: Another reason why your kids should eat beets is that it is high in fiber and thus helps to improve digestion. If your child suffers from constipation, you should include beets in his/ her diet. One cup of beets contains 4 grams of fiber, most of which is insoluble fiber which aids in regular bowel movements. (Check home remedies for constipation here)

Loaded with iron: Iron is required in the body to make new blood cells which help to carry oxygen to different parts of the body. There are two types of iron: heme-iron which is found in animal products and non-heme iron which is found in beets, grains & legumes. Thus, another reason why your kids should eat beets is that it can prevent anemia in children by increasing their iron levels. Anemia is a condition in which one lacks enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the body’s tissues. Having anemia can make your child feel tired and weak. Studies suggest that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day can reduce the risk of anemia in kids.(Which other foods can help to increase iron levels?)

Boosts Immunity: Beetroots are a natural antioxidant storehouse and they are essential to enhance ‎your kids’ immune system. Beetroots can help to enhance the immunity of babies & young kids whose immune system is still developing and this is another reason why your kids should eat beets. (Foods to boost immunity?)

Helps in cleansing the body: Combining cucumber, carrot juice & beetroot juice can help to cleanse the body, especially the gallbladder and the kidneys. If your child enjoys lots of junk food like chips, pizza, burger etc., including this juice in his/her diet will help to cleanse the system. (Why is cleansing or detox important?)

Increases stamina and energy levels: There are many health benefits of beetroot for children who are engaged in any types of sports or athletic games. Studies suggest that when athletes add beetroot juice to their regime, it may support exercise endurance and improve performance. It also aids recovery because when muscles are in a resting state, the nitrates present in beetroot helps to bring more oxygen to the muscle cells helping muscles to recover more efficiently. In general, including beetroot in your child’s diet can give the energy boost his/her body needs. 

Improves blood circulation: Betanin is responsible for the red color of beetroots. When you think beetroot, you think red, Blood red! This is the reason why this vegetable can do wonders for your blood circulation. The presence of iron and magnesium helps in blood production, thus helping to prevent anemia. Research suggests that drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day significantly lowers blood pressure and it was found that blood pressure was reduced in healthy volunteers within an hour of drinking the juice.

Is beetroot safe for babies? 

Like most vegetables, beetroot is safe for babies and can be introduced when he/she has turned 6 months old and started consuming solid foods. Beetroots are loaded with nutrients which support development in infants and can be easy on their palette as well. Start with small quantities and give the beets in a form that your baby will easily be able to digest. (food ideas for 6 months old babies)

For older kids, you can either give them beets in juice form or raw as slices or puree them and mix in their food. There are many beetroot recipes for kids to choose from. (Beetroot wrap recipe)

Recipe of Beetroot Buns with hidden nuts and herbs:

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We know that preparing and feeding healthy foods everyday is a huge task. Even more tough when kids are picky eaters. Kids prefer certain foods and formats. It is not easy to feed kids bitter Ayurvedic herbs, variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds everyday.
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Let’s make every dish tasty and nutritious by ‘hidden’ nutrition of veggies, herbs and nuts.

MIX (Wet)
  • 1.5 tsp yeast
  • 2 tsp Molasses or jaggery or coconut sugar
  • 5 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 cup beetroot puree (or little more for sticky dough)
MIX (Dry)
  • 1.5 cups Jowar (sorghum) flour
  • 1/2 cup Rye flour or wheat flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Psyllium husk (Isabgol)
Ready to serve!

MAKE DOUGH

  • Combine Wet and Dry
  • Make wet, sticky, shaggy dough (husk drinks water)

RISE (part -1)

  • Cover with cotton cloth and loose lid and rise for 2 hours in dry dark area

RISE (part-2)

  • Make small balls of dough and line in a baking tray (use baking sheet)
  • Cover and Rise for 45 minutes more

BAKE

  • Garnish with black/ white sesame seeds
  • Preheat at 200 celsius for 5 minutes
  • Bake at 200 celsius for 15-20 minutes
  • Serve with any spread (see healthy spread recipes)

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