6 Yummy Calcium Rich Recipes for Kids

calcium rich recipes

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Child’s Development: 7 Foods That Help Babies in Sitting

The first year of a baby’s life is the most crucial year for a child’s development. Babies develop their skills gradually. It’s so overwhelming to see your newborn doing new activities every day, but these abilities don’t develop overnight. Babies put a lot of effort and handwork to achieve these motor skills. There are a lot of new parents frequently asking questions around baby development including when babies typically hold their head, sit up, roll over crawl and finally walk.

Motor skills refer to the body’s ability to manage the process of movement. Gross Motor skills involve baby’s milestone like holding head, sitting, crawling and walking.

Every parent wants to know if their child’s development is on track or not. Below are the age when normally babies start showing that they are ready to sit and the age when they finally sit without support.

When do babies start sitting

Normally a baby starts to sit with support at  around 5 months to 6 months and without support at around 7 to 9 months. Holding head control and having enough upper body strength is a must for a baby before he/ she is able to sit up on their own. At 9 months babies can sit without any support and easily get in and out of sitting position. When your baby starts sitting up, you should provide support to his back. There are chances that he may lose his balance and hit his head on the floor.

When to consult a doctor

Usually a child who is late doing certain activities catches up to other children. But sometimes, developing late is the sign of a health condition. In case your baby is unable to sit upright without support by the end of nine months, you should consult your doctor. There are many causes of such delay in a child’s development, few are listed below.

  •  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)
How to help your baby in sitting

Right from the beginning you can help your child to achieve their milestones on time. Here are some tips on how you can help your baby to sit on time.

Holding the baby:

Holding the baby in an upright position on your shoulder. The baby tries to control the head position by using his/ her neck muscles. You can start this from the 2nd month, support the baby from the upper body then gradually move towards the hip. This will help them in strengthening their neck muscles.

Tummy time:

Give your baby plenty of tummy time.  Lay your baby on his tummy and place the toys he/ she likes in front of them.  It helps strengthen your baby’s arms, legs, torso, as well as his neck muscles.

Roll over:

When you place them on their tummy they will begin to push up on their arm. Tummy to side rolling is most common in babies at the age of 4 months. By 6 months most babies have gained enough abdominal strength to flip in both directions and roll over from their back to front. Rolling over helps strengthen the upper body and neck muscles that your baby needs to sit up. So always encourage your baby to roll over by placing toys or books near to them, so that they roll over to reach those things.

Sitting with support:

Once the baby gains control over their head, you can encourage them to sit by placing a pillow around them for support. Be careful and stay close to help them if they fall.Try sitting them on the floor while holding their back up straight. This helps improve their muscle control and coordination.

Foods to improve motor skill:

As soon as your baby is 6 months, taking care of their diet is very important, as food or nutrients that they get from food is key for a child’s development on time. Nutrients like protein helps in muscle strengthening, calcium and vitamin d promotes bone health and the foods that promote brain health like omega 3 fatty acids, as this milestone involve the brain and body’s muscles to work together. Below are the foods that help in a child’s development for sitting.

Calcium:

It is really important to get strong bones and we get a chance to build them only once – throughout childhood and adolescence. Children who get enough calcium in childhood start their adult lives with the strongest bones possible. Mostly calcium is stored in bones and teeth where it supports their structure and hardness, but the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. Calcium is predominantly found in milk and milk based products like cheese. And is also found in smaller quantities in some nuts and seeds. (Should kids take whey protein?) Moreover, few herbs such as shallaki also contain calcium.

Vitamin D:

Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium and works with it to build strong bones. It moves calcium from the intestine to the bloodstream and into the bones. If you are thinking that your child is getting enough vitamin D only by drinking milk, then you may be partially correct. Recent study shows that most of the children are not getting essential vitamins and minerals, and especially vitamin D. Some children with low vitamin D complain of pain in the legs and body. Very low vitamin D can lead to soft bones, causing rickets, a bone softening disease and also increase the risk of bone fracture in children. From age 9 – 18 children need more calcium to meet the daily recommended intake.

Omega 3:

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. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered as critical brain foods that may counteract oxidative stress and inflammations, two drivers of cognitive decline which may also result in motor skill delay.

Nuts:

All the nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashew, peanuts and hazelnuts are rich in vitamin E and help in boosting memory. They are also antioxidants which protect against cell damage. Walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and are a valuable substance for brain function, memory and thinking abilities. This fatty acid also encourages cognitive functions. ( best nuts for protein)

Seeds:

Apart from nuts, seeds like flex, chia, melon, sesame and pumpkins also contain powerful antioxidants like vitamin E that protect the brain from free radical damage. Sunflower seeds impact overall mood and mental processing powers and therefore it is considered a brain boosting snack. Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, copper, and much higher in zinc than other seeds, which help in increasing concentration, memory and thus helps in better coordination.

Ayurvedic Herbs:

Ayurveda has the potential to not only correct imbalances in our children, but also to set them on an enduring path toward optimal health and well-being. Thus, ayurvedic herbs must be included in the list of health foods for kids. Ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha, mulethi, brahmi, shallaki and turmeric are great for kids’ development. Overall, these herbs support immunity, bone strength, brain development and overall growth.

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. Fortunately eating a diet rich in antioxidants or antioxidant rich foods help to fight oxidative stress and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Turmeric, Vitamin E, cocoa, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Selenium, Beta carotene, Lycopene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Manganese, Polyphenols show great antioxidant properties.

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6 Best Recipes with Foods Rich in Iron

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Kids are fussy eaters, and they have plenty of reasons to refuse good and nutritious foods that should be included in their diet. If you have a fussy eater at home, you are probably concerned that he is not receiving enough nutrients from the food he consumes. During his growing years, your child will require a variety of vital nutrients, including iron. Iron deficiency or Anemia is prevalent in children, and it can cause a variety of health problems and negatively impact their general well-being. You may incorporate iron-rich foods into your child’s diet by reading this article. But, before we go into detail about foods for iron deficiency, it’s important to understand why iron is so important and what benefits it provides to children.

What is iron and its benefits?

Iron is a necessary mineral for the body’s production of hemoglobin. It is essential for the growth and development of kids – both physical and mental growth.

Benefits of Iron:
  1. Iron is required by the body to synthesize hemoglobin, a protein found in red blood cells that aids in carrying oxygen to other cells. However, deficiency of iron causes anemia, which is why adding more foods for iron is required. It can help your child’s blood circulate and remain healthy.
  2. Enough iron consumption in growing children is linked to good cognitive development. Iron-rich foods should be included in your child’s diet because the majority of a child’s cognitive development happens during the first six years of life.
  3. Iron prevents hair loss, gives the skin a healthy glow and also speeds wound and injury recovery. 
  4. It enhances appetite, combats tiredness, boosts immunity and keeps kids active all day. (7 foods to boost immunity in kids)

Symptoms of iron deficiency or anemia in children include:

If you notice these symptoms in your kid, you must consult a doctor. Iron supplements can only be taken under the doctor’s supervision because excess iron accumulation can cause other complications. Undoubtedly, the best way to consume any nutrient is to take it through food. That results in lesser chances of overconsumption also. However, there are many foods for iron in India that can help to overcome iron deficiency.

The recommended amount of iron intake depends upon the age of the kid. When a baby is born, he/ she has iron stored in their bodies after that they get iron from mother’s milk or milk supplements. Once they start eating solids, they require more iron. As per studies the recommended amount of iron in kids is:

AgeDosage
Birth to 6 months0.27 mg (adequate)
7- 12 m11mg/ day
1-3 years7 mg/ day
4-8 years10mg/ day
9-13 years8 mg/ day
14-18 years11mg/ day (boy) 15mg/ day(girl)

Source: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/

How can a child’s body absorb more iron? 

  • Iron-rich meals should be served with vitamin C-rich foods, as vitamin C aids iron absorption. Oranges, lemons, strawberries, Indian gooseberries, guava, tomato, and other Vitamin C rich foods are also some examples. 
  • Calcium (particularly milk) hinders iron absorption, so limit your calcium consumption between iron-rich meals. Allow at least 4-5 hours between eating iron-rich meals and calcium-rich foods.
  • Cooking in iron pots and pans may assist to leach some iron into the meal. Make sure the iron containers do not rust by taking proper care of them. (What happens when you cook food in cast-iron cookware / skillet?)

 What are some of the foods for iron?

Green vegetables

Green leafy vegetables are the best source of iron. Spinach, Kale, Fenugreek, collard greens provide approximately 2.5-5 mg of iron per cooked cup. Apart from iron, they also contain sodium and potassium in high quantities which are equally essential for the body. Some other iron-rich veggies include cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, which contain 1-2 mg per cooked cup. (How to cook green veggies to not lose their nutrition?)

Dried fruits

Dried fruits are a delicious source of foods for iron that has minerals, protein, fibre and vitamins. It includes raisins, prunes and apricot. Raisins are also rich in potassium and magnesium, which helps in bone health, improve blood circulation and digestion. Apricots being high in antioxidants and vitamin A aids in visual health. Consuming these dry fruits daily is a panacea for iron deficiency.

FRUITS

Fruits like apples, pears and pomegranate are rich sources of iron, vitamins, protein, carbs and fibre which help regulate blood count in the body. Apart from this, fruits rich in vitamin C such as orange, lime, blueberries and grapefruit also help the body to enhance iron absorption. By including these fruits in a kid’s diet you can also help them to build up a strong immune system. (What are the best fruits for teenagers?)

LEGUMES

Legumes are a powerhouse of nutrients. The most common types of legumes are beans, lentils, chickpeas, peas, and soybeans. They are a great source of iron which helps your child to meet their daily need of iron intake and save them from iron deficiency. Chickpeas and black-eyed peas are the highest source of iron and can provide up to 6 mg per cooked cup. Legumes also contain B vitamins, folate, magnesium, potassium, fibre and zinc which means they keep you energetic throughout the day. (Why should lentils or legumes be soaked?)

SEEDS

Pumpkin, sesame, hemp and flax seeds are seeds richest in iron and help your child to fight for iron deficiency. They contain iron around 1.2mg to 4.2 mg per two tablespoons. These seeds also contain a good amount of protein, fibre, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, antioxidants and are great sources of fatty acids too, which helps in overall kid’s growth. (Health benefits of pumpkin seeds for kids)

Iron-rich food recipes for kids

Keep your kids healthy and energized with these iron-rich recipes that make great lunch or dinner foods. They are tasty and filled with foods rich in iron including lentils, greens, veggies, and more.

1. PALAK TOFU CURRY
Foods iron - Palak tofu curry recipe
Palak tofu curry

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Spinach (steamed)
  • 1.5 cups Firm tofu (cut small)
  • 2 tbsp. Ghee or olive oil
  • 1 Chopped onion
  • 3 tbsp. Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Small piece of Ginger
  • 2 tsp. Chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp. Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 4-5 cups Water

Preparation

  • Puree spinach and ginger.
  • Heat oil. Add chopped onion and garlic. Now add 3 tbsp. Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread. (order here) Saute well.
  • Once the onion turns light brownish, add tofu pieces. saute well and add spinach puree.
  • Add salt, pepper seasoning (or curry masala). Cook for 2-3 minutes and turn off the flame.
  • Add cumin powder (optional) and lemon juice. Stir and serve.
  • Fill inside a wrap or tortilla or serve with rice or paratha.

You may add 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread while it is being cooked or to the cooked curry and serve with rice or paratha or fill inside a wrap or tortilla.

1 cup –  45 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

2. Beetroot CHEELA
Beetroot cheela recipe
Beetroot cheela

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ragi flour (optional)
  • 1 Beetroot grated/ pureed (uncooked)
  • 2 cup Chickpea flour or mung bean paste (soak mung bean for 4 hours, blend with water to make thick batter)
  • 1 cup Tofu (mashed)
  • 3 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Water (as required)
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • 2 tbsp Grated ginger
  • 2 tsp Ajwain/ Carom seeds
  • Coriander leaves (chopped)

Preparation

  • Mix all the ingredients together into a soft dough.
  • Heat the pan and spread 1 serving spoon batter on the pan, apply some oil.
  • Allow it to cook on both sides for 30 seconds on medium flame.
  • Flip other side, cook and serve with chutney.

You may spread 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread over the cheela or mix it with veggies and fill it up like a wrap.

1 cheela –  93 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

3. QUINOA-MILLET PEAS MEAL
Foods with iron - Quinoa millet peas meal recipe
Quinoa millet peas meal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa or Little Millet ( Quinoa and little millet boiled in equal water)
  • ½ cup Peas
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Chopped small onion
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 2 tsp Chopped garlic and ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice fresh
  • Chopped green chili (optional)
  • Chopped handful coriander
  • Salt to tatse

Preparation

  • Heat oil in pan. Add cumin,ginger, garlic and onion. Saute for a minute.
  • Add peas, chillies, salt. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add boiled quinoa/ millet (without water), Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here). Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice to taste.
  • Garnish with coriander. Serve!!

1 cup –  210 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
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4. Spinach pasta
Spinach pasta recipe
Spinach pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pasta
  • ½ cup Spinach puree
  • 1 Chopped onion
  • 3-4 cloves Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp Grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp  Sorghum millet
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tbsp Schezwan sauce
  • 1 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 
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5. MILLET AND VEGGIES APPAM
Millet and veggies appam recipe
Millet and veggies appam

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ragi / Finger millet
  • 1 Chopped Medium size beetroot
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Carrot, Broccoli
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Water as required

Preparation

  • Finely chop the beetroot, carrot and broccoli.
  • Grind them in a coarsely in a mixer.
  • Mix the coarse mixture of veggies and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) with finger millet.
  • Make a batter with pouring consistency by adding little water in it.
  • Grease the appam pan with oil.
  • Once heated pour spoonful of batter in each mold. Cover and cook on medium flame. After 3 minutes flip over each appam and cook from other side for 2 minutes.
  • Take out on a plate and serve with coriander chutney or green chili sauce.

1 appam –  23 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

6. Beetroot idli
Beetroot idli recipe
Beetroot Idli

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Samai millet/ rice
  • ½ cup Urad dal (Split black gram)
  • 1 cup Beetroot puree
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/oil
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)

Preparation

  • Soak rice and dal for 3-4 hours.
  • Grind it to make a thick paste. Keep it for rest overnight for fermentation.
  • Add beetroot paste, salt and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here).
  • Mix it well and pour the batter into greased molds.
  • Put the idli maker into steamer, cover it and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let it cool and serve with coconut chutney.

1 beetroot idli – 80 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

There is no reason to be concerned if your youngster consumes too much iron one day but not enough the next day. However, keep track of your child’s iron consumption on a weekly basis, and if he falls short, be sure to supplement his diet with the items listed above. Make it more exciting and also start making snack time enjoyable for your child, and he or she will be consuming the proper quantities of foods for iron in no time!

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5 Top Ayurvedic Herbs that are Safe for Kids

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Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. Ayurvedic medicine can prevent and cure many ailments. Ayurveda suggests that exercise, diet, and herbs are the primary factors behind good health. These 5 top ayurvedic herbs have many health benefits for kids as well as adults.

Giving these herbs to kids on a daily basis can support the overall health of the child and prevent many ailments in the long run. However, feeding these herbs to kids in the form of tablets or capsules is not easy. Iyurved brings to you these herbs along with the goodness of selected nuts and seeds in the form of healthy Ayurvedic spreads (available in savoury and chocolate flavours) which the child can happily eat on a daily basis.

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera or Indian ginseng, winter cherry or Ashwagandha is one of the top Ayurvedic herbs that has been used for good health and medicinal purposes over centuries. The Sanskrit word ashwa means horse and gandha means aroma which technically represents a fragrant root which when consumed can provide the strength and power of horses. 

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha for kids:

Improves brain power:

Health benefits of Ashwagandha also include raising the level of acetylcholine, the most important neurotransmitter associated with boosting brain power. In addition, studies suggest that impaired cognitive function including inability to learn are associated with decreased levels of acetylcholine. Research on children with ADHD indicates Ashwagandha raises acetylcholine by inhibiting the activity of the enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. Furthermore, Ashwagandha root also contains choline, a substance necessary for the formation of acetylcholine.

Boosts immunity:

Improving our children’s immune system is something all parents want to achieve especially during this pandemic. That is why as an anti-oxidant and immunomodulator, boosting immunity is one of the most popular benefits of Ashwagandha for kids. 

Reduces stress & anxiety:

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen herb. Adaptogens are herbal supplements that work to counteract the effects of stress in the body. Amongst many benefits of Ashwagandha, the most important is that it is a natural way to enable our kids’ bodies to handle and tolerate stress way better. Studies have shown that Ashwagandha is an excellent stress reliever and thus can be extremely helpful for our children and teenagers. 

Promotes better sleep & relaxation:

This herb can help children to improve sleep and thus helps in improving overall well-being. Moreover, research also suggests that ashwagandha root contains natural sleep-inducing compounds which are not addictive by nature.

Brahmi:

Brahmi, also known as ‘Bacopa monnieri’, is a perennial herb which is popular as a traditional medicine all around the world. It is regarded as a mental tonic that increases memory power, focus, concentration and improves mental alertness which are very important for growing children. There are many other health benefits of Brahmi for kids and that is why it is one of the top ayurvedic herbs.

Health Benefits of Brahmi for kids:

Considered a brain tonic:

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.  Studies have shown that the active components in Brahmi have very positive effects in maintaining brain health. That is why in older times, kids were often given Brahmi powder with ghee/honey. This would increase their focus and attention, while keeping them calm and relaxed. (Brain development food for children?)

Boosts Immunity:

Regular consumption of this herb can strengthen your child’s immune system. Bacosides, the active ingredient in Brahmi, can neutralise free radicals and prevent fat molecules from reacting with the free radicals, thereby maintaining high immunity in the body.

Reduces Stress:

Eating brahmi decreases the levels of cortisol in the body, which is a stress hormone. Also, it lowers the effects of stress and makes one feel relaxed and calm.

Improves respiratory health:

 Brahmi has been used in many ayurvedic treatments for congestion, bronchitis, sinus, and cold. It can help to clear excess mucus and phlegm and decrease the inflammation in the respiratory tracts and throat thereby providing you instant relief.

Supports Digestion:

Brahmi improves the digestive strength and aids proper digestion of food. It helps in treating AMA Dosha (As per Ayurveda, AMA dosha is related to undigested food caused by weak digestion.)

Treats Epilepsy:

For thousands of years, the leaves of the herb have been used to treat epilepsy. Brahmi capsule sharpens the brain by protecting cells, increasing learning and memory power. Studies suggest that it is very helpful in preventing epileptic fits and other forms of mental diseases such as neuralgia and bipolar disorder. (What is epilepsy?)

Turmeric/Curcumin:

Turmeric is a a very common root that is used as a seasoning in many Indian recipes. There are many health benefits of turmeric milk for kids and turmeric in general.

THE Health Benefits of TURMERIC for kids:

Fights infections:

Children have a tendency to develop fevers and illnesses caused by bacteria and viruses. The antimicrobial property of turmeric helps keep these diseases at bay and can speed up the recovery process. 

Boosts immunity:

Young children have a developing immune system that may not be strong enough to ward off potent germs. Curcumin in turmeric fortifies the immune system’s response to foreign bodies that attack the system. (What are some other foods for immunity?)

Improves digestion:

Children often complain of stomach aches and upset tummies. Turmeric helps with the process of digestion by increasing bile production and regularising bowel movement. Turmeric milk helps to cleanse the system.

Supports brain development:

Curcumin has a protein known as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is found in the brain and spinal cord. This 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 kids. Research has proven a positive impact of curcumin supplementation on BDNF levels.

Relieves congestion and cold:

Warm turmeric milk is a great beverage for kids to treat the common cold and a sore throat. One glass before bedtime can temporarily help clear out the nasal passage and let your child sleep peacefully. (What are some home remedies for cough and cold?)

Acts as an antioxidant:

Curcumin is a compound found in turmeric that offers therapeutic relief. It is a very strong antioxidant which supports the body against cell damage. And helps to delay or reverse diseases. In addition, it also lowers the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases.

Mulethi/Licorice:

Mulethi is also called Yashtimadhu in Ayurveda. It is also one of the top ayurvedic herbs well-known in Indian treatment. It is used for several purposes, especially for kids. Also, the roots are the main part of the plant and used in several health issues.

Health Benefits of Mulethi for kids:

Treats dry cough:

Mulethi works as a great therapy for cough, sore throat, bronchitis and throat irritation. Due to antibacterial properties, it also reduces infection of the upper respiratory tract.

Promotes digestion:

Mulethi is an excellent digestive herb. Its anti-flatulent property reduces the formation of gas in the alimentary canal, thus reducing flatulence, bloating and abdominal discomfort. It also increases appetite, reduces indigestion and promotes better absorption of nutrients in the body. The high fibre content also makes it a potent remedy for constipation and other digestive issues. (What are some easy recipes for digestion?)

Improves brain functions:

Mulethi is extremely beneficial for boosting brain development in kids.The powerful antioxidants and flavonoids present in the sweet root of the licorice plant improve the memory capacity, concentration, focus, calmness, and alertness of an individual. In addition, it also improves reasoning, problem-solving, and other cognitive abilities. The neuroprotective elements in the plant prevent loss of memory and relieve the mind from stress and tension. It also helps in preventing the risk of several psychotic diseases like epilepsy, dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Boosts Immunity:

The antimicrobial properties of mulethi helps to bolster immunity and shields the body from various microbial infections. It also improves the function of the liver, kidney and adrenal glands which in turn helps in reducing the stress levels. As per recent studies, glycyrrhizin, an active ingredient found in Mulethi were shown to help with reducing the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.

Increases stamina & energy levels:

This traditional ayurvedic herb also helps in improving the general stamina and energy level of the body. Moreover, the bio-active ingredients in mulethi reduce weakness and fatigue and improve the vitality of the body.

Treats skin infections:

A powerhouse of antioxidants and healthy nutrients, this rejuvenating herb plays an important role in treating various skin issues. Also, it efficiently scavenges free oxygen radicals from the body and diminishes oxidative damage. Additionally, mulethi treats various skin infections like eczema, acne, pimples, rashes, boils, etc. 

Improves oral health:

Its strong antimicrobial and anti-bacterial properties reduces the growth of bacteria within the oral cavities and helps in combating bad breath, reducing plaque, preventing tooth cavities, and keeping the gums and teeth healthy and strong. 

Shallaki:

Shallaki or Boswellia Serrata mostly grows on the dry hills of India. This traditional Indian herb is packed with multiple nutrients and exerts beneficial medicinal properties. In addition, Gum-resin extracts of Boswellia serrata have been traditionally used in folk medicine for centuries to treat various chronic inflammatory diseases.

Health Benefits of Shallaki for Kids:

Supports bone health:

Shallaki is rich in carbohydrates and calcium, thus helping in bone growth and improves appetite. Therefore, it helps to strengthen the bones and improve the mobility of joints. It also helps in reducing the symptoms of arthritis and osteoarthritis pain. 

Good for digestion:

Shallaki also has strong anti-inflammatory properties which helps to fight against inflammatory disorders of the digestive tract including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis etc.

Helps in respiratory problems:

Boswellia serrata or Shallaki may reduce the contraction of bronchial muscles and thus may reduce the onset of respiratory problems such as Asthma. Additionally, it also helps to reduce cough and congestion in the chest and thus it is very beneficial to combat respiratory problems.

Supports healing:

Shallaki has cooling, healing and rejuvenating properties, which may help with the natural process of healing. Additionally, according to the research, it helps to rejuvenate the cells and resolve external wounds and bruises. 

Promotes healthy skin:

Shallaki has blood purifying properties which helps to refresh the skin cells and thus helps to make skin look radiant. Moreover, it helps to fight with the wrinkles and signs of aging and help you to look young for a longer period. Therefore, regular use of the Shallaki powder may offer you a naturally glowing and radiant skin tone.

HOW TO FEED ALL THESE Top Ayurvedic Herbs TO KIDS?

Now the question arises- how to include all these bitter Ayurvedic herbs in your child’s diet conveniently on a daily basis?


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5 Easy Pasta Recipes with Vegetables Hidden Inside

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When you have a picky eater in the house, it can be tough to come up with fresh and exciting meal ideas. However, when it comes to satisfying both flavour and nutrition in your child’s diet, pasta may be the greatest option. Easy, classic pasta recipes with vegetables are an excellent way to include nutrition into your child’s favourite meal. It may be carried in a lunch box or offered as an after-school snack while your child is watching his or her favourite TV show or the T20, IPL live. 

Pasta is one of the most popular foods among children because of its smoothness, variety of forms, and ability to be prepared in a variety of ways while retaining the majority of its original flavour. It is made from whole grains and has its own set of health benefits. Some parents, though, maybe concerned about adding carbohydrates to their child’s diet too soon. While there is no need to be concerned because newborns require carbohydrates for growth and development, parents should be aware that when served in moderation and in combination with other nutritious meals, pasta recipes with vegetables may be a nutritious meal option for their children. ( 10 easy dinner recipes in India for kids of all ages)

This article will explain the benefits of pasta and provide a few nutritious pasta recipes with vegetables for kids.

When and how to introduce pasta to babies?

Pasta is best offered during the solid food phase, which begins when your baby has hit the age of 6 months and has been introduced to purees (Baby’s first foods). When making pasta for newborns, keep in mind that it should be thoroughly cooked so that it may be mashed if necessary. You can be creative and make meals exciting for the infant by using different types of pasta, such as stars, bows, or elbow-shaped pasta. (5 recipes for easy digestion in kids)

It is also a typical dish served during baby-led weaning. If you have not already introduced egg or wheat into your baby’s diet, be cautious while introducing pasta because it frequently contains both of these major food allergies.

What are some ways to make pasta healthier?

Here are a few suggestions for making pasta dishes healthier: (Healthy snacks in the evening – Roasted Makhana)

  • You may choose pasta produced from legume flour (black bean pasta, chickpea pasta, lentil pasta) which is often higher in nutrients than pasta prepared from rice or wheat flour.
  • Enriched pasta will also provide additional nutrients such as iron and B vitamins.
  • Moreover, you may make your child’s favourite food healthy by including extra vegetables in hidden forms, such as vegetable sauce.

Precautions to keep in mind while introducing pasta to children

Getting to know your pasta is essential, especially if it is not a common meal in your region. Here are some things to keep in mind while giving pasta for your child –

  1. Pasta should be consumed in moderation and as part of a well-balanced diet.
  2. Before you buy pasta, be sure you know what the base component is. Make sure the pasta you choose is not processed, or prepared with all-purpose flour or maida. Pasta for newborns should be made from whole wheat, durum wheat, or rice flour.
  3. Make sure there are no additives or artificial flavours in your baby’s food since they might harm his or her health.
  4. When serving pasta as finger food, keep an eye out for choking hazards. Give them tiny pasta or chop regular pasta into smaller pieces.
  5. If your baby does not appear to enjoy the texture of pasta, you can stop feeding it for a few days and reintroduce later.

Healthy pasta recipes with vegetables:

As already said, pasta must be cooked in a specific manner in order for the babies to digest it easily. However, these pasta recipes with vegetables, like many pasta dishes with a base sauce, include a hidden vegetable sauce, which is an excellent way to improve a child’s vegetable consumption.

1. Carrot and broccoli pasta

Pasta with carrot and broccoli sauce is a creamy, gently sweet, and flavorful dish that is ideal for children. Broccoli is high in vitamin K and calcium, both of which are essential for keeping strong, healthy bones. It also includes phosphorus, zinc, vitamins A and C. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A and help in eye health and digestion. (7 health benefits of carrot for kids)

Carrot and broccoli pasta recipe
Carrot and broccoli pasta

Ingredients

  • Pasta – 1 cup
  • Carrot puree – ½  cup
  • Broccoli puree – ½ cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Chopped garlic – 3-4 cloves
  • Pepper/Oregano  – 1 tsp
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Other veggies (optional) – ½ cup
  • Schezwan sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic, onion.
  • Add carrot, broccoli puree and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread and cook for 5- 8 minutes.
  • Add other veggies (optional ) and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • When the sauce becomes thick, add salt, pepper or oregano, schezwan sauce and pasta.
  • Finally, add water, cover the pan and cook on low flame.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, turn off the flame and 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 –  209 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

2. Carrot beetroot pasta

It is one of the pasta recipes with vegetables like beetroot and carrot that are complete, nutrient-dense superfoods, also rich in vitamins and fibre. Also, aids in relieving constipation by boosting the metabolic system. Along with the phytonutrients, beets are high in iron, while carrots are fibre-rich and keeps the gut healthy. (7 Proven health benefits of beetroot for kids and adults)

Carrot beetroot pasta recipe
Carrot beetroot pasta

Ingredients

  • Pasta – 1 cup
  • Beetroot puree – ½  cup
  • Carrot  puree – ½ cup
  • Onion – 1
  • Chopped garlic – 3-4 cloves
  • Pepper/ Oregano – 1 tsp
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Tomato pasta sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic, onion.
  • Add carrot, beetroot puree and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread and cook for 5- 8 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper or oregano, tomato pasta sauce and pasta.
  • Then add water, cover the pan and cook on low flame.
  • Once the pasta is soft and cooked, turn off the flame 
  • 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 –  240 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

3. Papad pasta

Traditionally, papad has been served as a side dish with our meals. You could also try transforming ordinary papad into a fast pasta meal for a creative and delectable variation. So the next time you are wanting a bowl of delicious pasta but don’t have any, grab a package of papad and follow this recipe to make quick and easy pasta recipes with vegetables for your kids. (12 ideas for healthy snacks that kids can make with you)

Papad pasta recipe
Papad pasta

Ingredients

  • Papad  – 5
  • Chopped tomato, onion, medium-sized capsicum – 1
  • Chopped garlic – 3-4 cloves
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Schezwan sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Cut the papad into stripes. 
  • Bring water to a boil in a pan and when it begins to boil, add half teaspoon of oil and papad stripes.
  • Let it boil on low flame for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, strain the papad stripes and keep it aside. 
  • In another pan, add grated ginger-garlic, finely chopped onion, capsicum and saute till onion become translucent. 
  • Then add chopped tomato, salt, schezwan sauce and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread. Sauté well and switch off the gas flame.
  • Put boiled papad stripes, mix well.
  • Healthy papad 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 –  225 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

4. Red capsicum pasta

They are a good source of iron and vitamin C, which helps iron absorption from the stomach and enhance the body’s immune system. (7 foods to boost immunity in kids)

Red capsicum pasta recipe
Red capsicum pasta

Ingredients

  • Pasta – 1 cup
  • Red capsicum puree – ½ cup 
  • Tomato puree – ½ cup
  • Chopped Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper or oregano – 1 tsp
  • Basil leaves 
  • Jaggery/ sugar- a pinch
  • Cheese (Optional)
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • In a pan, add water, half a teaspoon of oil, salt, pasta and cook well.
  • Once it is cooked, strain the water and place the pasta aside.
  • In another pan, add half a teaspoon of oil and chopped garlic. Then add tomato puree and saute well. 
  • Add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread, salt, pepper or oregano and cook for 5-8 minutes.
  • To the above sauce, add red capsicum puree and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Finally, add jaggery or sugar, basil leaves.
  • To this sauce, now add the cooked pasta and mix well.
  • Add cheese on the top and serve hot!!

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 –  230 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

5. Spinach pasta

Vitamin K and magnesium are abundant in spinach, both of which are essential minerals for bone health. Spinach also contains vitamins and minerals that strengthen your immune system, such as vitamin E and magnesium. Also, check the recipe for spinach smoothie.

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Spinach pasta

Ingredients

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

They’re simple to prepare and will quickly become your child’s favourite. However, pasta, like any other whole grain food, is beneficial for your health if prepared properly. Try these pasta recipes with vegetables and also use your ideas to create them more healthful for your child.

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

If your child is a picky eater or does not take enough nutrition for the day, you can give Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread | Made with clinically proven ‘5 Ayurvedic Herbs and 7 Nuts’ | ORDER | 0% preservative | 0% Palm oil |

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8 healthy and creamy recipe of smoothies and milkshakes

Are you worried that your children are not getting enough nutrients every day? Smoothies and milkshakes are a tasty and nutritious solution! They are simple, quick, delicious and ideal for breakfast, snacking, or a quick lunch on the run! These 8 recipe of smoothies and milkshakes can help your child consume more fruits, veggies, and add nutrients into their tiny belly.

Smoothies vs milkshakes: What’s the difference?

Almost everyone enjoys smoothies and milkshakes. These two delicious treats are frequently confused. However, they are extremely different in terms of preparation as well as consistency. Milkshakes are dairy-based drinks that are typically made with fruits, ice cream, and flavouring syrups. Smoothies, on the other hand, are often made with fruits and other ingredients such as milk, yogurt, or seeds. Milkshakes cannot be used as a meal, but smoothies may be consumed as a meal replacement because of their high mineral and vitamin content. (2 ways to add nutrition to your kid’s food while travelling)

Tips for making healthy recipe of smoothies and milkshakes at home

Kids may be picky when it comes to eating. But, who can say no to smoothie or milkshake? This miraculous beverage is the answer to ensuring that your child receives all of the necessary nutrients. Here are some ideas for making the recipe of smoothies and milkshakes healthier and more flavorful.

  1. Make sure to include all of your children’s favourite ingredients, such as chocolate or ice cream, when introducing smoothies and milkshakes. A few fruits and nuts can be sneaked in.
  2. Instead of adding sweeteners like sugar, allow the combination of fruits to be the natural sweeteners like a ripe banana, which is quite sweet. (Healthy alternatives of sugar for kids)
  3. Seasonal fruits, such as mangoes, watermelons, and strawberries, should be included because they are not available all year.
  4. Try adding a new ingredient to your smoothies or milkshake every time. It gives the beverage a fresh flavour.
  5. Here’s what you can do if your youngster refuses to eat vegetables. Spinach and broccoli, for example, have a moderate flavour. Strawberries, bananas, and oranges are examples of sweet and tart fruits that can be added. They will never suspect there are veggies in there.

Smoothies:

Smoothies are finely blended juices prepared from fresh vegetables, fruits, and dairy products such as milk or yogurt. They can also be made entirely of fruit or vegetables, or a combination of the two, and without the use of dairy ingredients. It’s called a smoothie because of its smooth, creamy texture and consistency, which appeal to kids. They are also high in carbohydrates and low in fat since they are created from real fruits and vegetables.

1. Banana almond smoothie

The banana smoothie is one of the easiest fruit recipe of smoothies you can make for your child and is high in potassium and vitamin C. It is full of nutritious goodness like fibre from the banana and almonds (with natural sweetness), as well as calcium and healthy fats from the almonds. This smoothie also helps in gaining weight and maintaining a healthy gut. (5 foods being the reason of weight gain and growth in children)

Banana almond smoothie

Ingredients

  • Ripe banana – 2
  • Almond – ½ cup
  • Cinnamon – a pinch
  • Milk- 1 cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition chocolate spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • First, transfer the almonds to the blender and blend until it is powdered completely. 
  • Then add banana, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition chocolate spread and blend until the mixture turn into a smooth, thick liquid.
  • Pour into a glass and serve fresh!!
1 cup – 154 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition chocolate spread gives 122 calories with 3.17g of protein).
2. Avocado smoothie

The flavour of completely ripe avocados is creamy, nutty, and sweet, making this recipe of smoothies a favourite among children. Vitamins K, B, and C are abundant in this fruit, which is beneficial to bone and eye health. (7 Essential nutrients for eye care of kids)

Avocado smoothie

Ingredients

  • Ripe avocado – 2
  • Milk or yoghurt – ½ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Peel the avocado and dice it.
  • In a blender, add the avocados, milk or yogurt, and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread. 
  • Blend them until they turn creamy.
  • Serve fresh!!

1 cup –  220 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

3. Orange carrot smoothie

Vitamin C is abundant in oranges, whereas Vitamin A is abundant in carrots. This delicious combo may help to boost the immune system while also acting as antioxidants to protect your skin and eye. The soluble and insoluble fibre in carrots aids in digestion and prevents constipation. It is one of the healthiest and simple recipe of smoothies. (7 healthy benefits of carrot for kids)

Orange carrot smoothie

Ingredients

  • Peeled oranges – 3
  • Diced carrot – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Blend the oranges, carrot and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread for 3-5 minutes until desired consistency.
  • And serve fresh!!

1 cup –  96 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

4. Pumpkin banana smoothie

Pumpkin is a high-protein, fibre, vitamin A and antioxidant-rich food which can help boost immunity. It is a vegetable that many children may dislike. Giving this recipe of smoothie to children makes it more appealing to them.  (7 foods to boost immunity in kids)

Pumpkin banana smoothie

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin puree  – 1 cup
  • Sliced banana – 2
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Cinnamon powder – a pinch
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Transfer the pumpkin puree, sliced banana, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread into the blender.
  • Blend them until it is creamy.
  • Add cinnamon powder and serve fresh!!

1 cup –  260 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

Milkshakes:

Milkshakes are typically made with milk, ice cream and may include a variety of fruits and flavours. They are typically sweetened with chocolate or strawberry syrups, malt syrup, sugar syrup, and other ingredients. It is a sweet beverage with a higher dairy content than smoothies.

1. Mango milkshake

When mangoes are at their peak of the season, a sweet and refreshing mango shake is the perfect drink to enjoy. Mango is low in calories but abundant in nutrients, including vitamin C, which helps with immunity, iron absorption, growth and repair.

Mango milkshake

Ingredients

  • Mango (ripe) – 1
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Slice the mangoes.
  • Transfer the mangoes, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread into the blender.
  • Blend them until it is smooth.
  • Serve fresh!!

1 cup – 170 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

2. Strawberry milkshake

Strawberries are a rich source of dietary fibre and an excellent source of vitamin C. Also, rich in antioxidants. They boost immunity in kids by protecting cells from damage

Strawberry milkshake

Ingredients

  • Chopped strawberries – 1 cup
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Add chopped strawberries, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread into the blender and blend until it is smooth.
  • Serve fresh!!

1 cup – 235 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

3. Pomegranate milkshake

It is a simple Pomegranate milkshake recipe that is tasty and healthy. When compared to other fruits, pomegranates have more antioxidant potential. Fibre, vitamins A, C, E, and iron are also abundant in them.  It also reduces the inflammation in the gut and improves digestion. (6 best foods for digestion and constipation in kids)

Pomegranate milkshake

Ingredients

  • Pomegranate – 1 cup
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Add pomegranate, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread into the blender and blend until it is smooth.
  • Serve fresh!!

1 cup – 154 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

4. Apple cinnamon milkshake

Apples are one of the first solid meals that newborns are introduced to. The fruit is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and a range of other minerals, making it an excellent fruit for babies over the age of one. You may also make an apple milkshake to supplement your baby’s diet with the benefits of milk. Cinnamon is a unique spice since it aids in the prevention of bacterial and fungal infections.

 Apple cinnamon milkshake
Apple cinnamon milkshake

Ingredients

  • Chopped apple  – 1 cup
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Cinnamon – ¼ tsp
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Add chopped apple, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread into the blender and blend until it is smooth and liquid.
  • Finally, sprinkle cinnamon powder and serve fresh!!

1 cup – 175 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

Making delicious, thick, and tasty recipe of smoothies and milkshakes is the greatest way to get youngsters back to the dining and ensuring they get the nutrition they require. Since it is so fulfilling, this may be served as breakfast, a mid-day snack, dessert, or even a full dinner.

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2 Ways to add nutrition to YOUR kid’s food while travelling

Picnics and vacations are always funtastic and we make many memories along the way. There are several checklists to consider while travelling with children, particularly when it comes to food. Snacks, snacks, and more snacks are the best way of keeping children’s hands and mouths occupied on road trips. Snacks that travel well, keep kids entertained and energized for adventure on the trip. It’s challenging enough to feed nutritious food to kids at home, but it’s even more difficult when the restrictions are relaxed and fast food alternatives abound on a family vacation. Although it might be difficult to ensure your children get proper nutrition on the travel, it is certainly do-able! Here are a few simple ways to incorporate nutrients into your child’s food along the journey. (Travel foods for babies)

How to add nutrition to your child’s food in the easiest way possible?

During the exciting journey, you can add nutrition to foods consumed by children by including :

  • Kids Daily Nutrition Chocolate Spread 
  • Kids Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread 

This unique product is fortified with 5 Ayurvedic herbs, 7 Nuts and seeds, Zero preservatives and No palm oil. It provides Daily Nutrition for kids & teens to help support Immunity, Bone strength, Brain development, weight gain, digestion, lack of appetite and overall growth.

You can take this preservative-free health food on the go to make sure your child receives his or her daily nutrition. All you need to do is – take a spoon of this spread and mix or spread them on foods. It’s so simple. 

How to ADD them TO my child’s HOTEL/ travel foods? 

Children can eat it in most commonly consumed foods and acquire their daily nutritional benefits.

  • 1 serving of Daily Nutrition Chocolate Spread= 3.17g of protein with 122 calories for healthy weight gain, bones, brain, immunity and growth
Apply on puri, roti or paratha.
Spread it on dosa or pancake
Serve it as bun spread
Apply on the bread
Pour it on ice-cream
Mix it in milk
Eat it directly for daily nutrition
  • 1 tbsp of Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread= 6g of protein with 126 calories for healthy weight gain, bones, brain, immunity and growth

Homemade travel snacks for kids 

Kids are fussy eaters. When they are on a road trip or vacation, the last thing on their minds is nutrition; all they want is a nice snack. It is your responsibility as a parent to make sure that your child does not eat junk food. When it comes to snacks for kids, you may have to choose between health and flavour, and taste usually wins. You can try these easy snack recipes for your kids, that not only adds taste but also have good nutritional benefits. These snacks may be made and carried during the journey. (12 Ideas for Healthy Snacks that kids can make with you)

Makhana for kids by Iyurved
Roasted Makhana

Makhana for kids is an amazing seed. A perfect travel snack for kids. This food is high in vital elements such as vitamins and minerals, as well as being light and easy to digest when travelling. (Check recipe)

Pumpkin seeds crackers with millet recipe by Iyurved
Pumpkin seeds millet crackers

Crackers are always easy to munch snacks for kids. This can also be made more nutritious food for kids by adding pumpkin seeds and nuts. Pumpkin seeds are a great bunch of nutrients such as healthy fats, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, and phosphorus. (Check recipe)

Recipe of home-made protein bar by Iyurved
Home-made protein Bar

Kids are thrilled to travel, and you know how energetic kids can be! They run around and climb everywhere, which takes a lot of energy. That is why energy bars for kids are the ideal option! Improves muscle strength, strengthens bones and is an excellent storehouse of protein and also nutritious food for kids. (Check recipe)

Sesame -jaggery Laddu

There’s no doubt that laddus are always kids favourite!! They are quick-to-eat, low-mess, high-energy, and healthy snacks for youngsters. You may store it in box and can easily carry as your child can receive required nutrients in just one tiny laddu (Check recipe)

Feeding your child while travelling doesn’t have to be a stressful experience! You can carry Iyurved daily nutrition spread and assure that you and your child enjoy your vacation without worrying about meals with just a little effort on your side!!

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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 Ayurvedic spread is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

Ayurvedic chocolate spread  by Iyurved

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

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12 nutritious and easy food recipes for kids

The Corona pandemic has brought us many ups and downs, and we never expected to be trapped inside for so long. This period, however, has allowed us to reconnect with our family and spend quality time together. While being able to work from home was a lifesaver for working parents who were able to keep their children and jobs safe throughout the pandemic, it has also put a lot of pressure on mothers to fulfil the nutritional requirements of their fussy eaters. Growing children require a well-balanced and nutritious diet. However, children are often picky eaters with unpredictable eating patterns. This article provides easy food recipes to help your picky eater satisfy his/her nutritional needs. 

Major concerns in growing kids

There are two major concerns that are commonly observed in growing kids :

1. Fussy eating habits
  • Eat very little
  • Eat only a few types of food
  • Prolongs meal time
  • Refuses to try new foods
2. Lack of appetite
  • Not gaining weight
  • Having digestion related issues
  • Don’t eat food on time

However, this concern can be overcome by introducing preservative-free health food through easy food recipes or eating directly.

A) daily nutrition CHOCOLATE SPREAD FOR GROWING KIDS

You can include Kids Daily Nutrition Chocolate Spread in common and easy food recipes consumed by kids. This unique health food is made with clinically proven ingredients to support Immunity, strong bones, Brain development and Overall growth. It has 5 Ayurvedic herbs, 7 Nuts and seeds,  Zero preservatives, zero refined sugar and No palm oil. (7 Health foods for kids daily nutrition)

1 serving of Daily Nutrition Chocolate Spread gives 3.17g of protein with 122 calories

Ayurvedic chocolate spread by Iyurved

Children can eat it in most commonly consumed foods and acquire their daily nutritional benefits.

Healthy bread spread

Bread toast: Use it as a healthy bread spread.

Millet crepe/ Pancake recipe by Iyurved

Millet crepe / Pancake: Spread daily nutrition chocolate spread on the crepe/pancake – Recipe.

Roti

Roti: You may use it as a healthy roti spread.

Avocado Banana Pista Chocolate Mousse: Along with the other ingredients, use a tablespoon of daily nutrition chocolate spread – Recipe.

Biscuit: Mix daily nutrition chocolate spread to the biscuit dough – Recipe.

Oat chocolate bar: To make the bar more nutritious, add a spoonful of daily nutrition chocolate spread – Recipe.

B) DAILY NUTRITION SAVOURY SPREAD For Healthy weight gain of child

You can add Kids Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread in common and easy food recipes consumed by kids. This unique health food is made with clinically proven ingredients good for Healthy weight gain, Appetite, Eczema, Digestion, Immunity, Strong bones, Brain development and Overall growth. It has 5 Ayurvedic herbs, 7 Nuts and seeds,  Zero preservatives and No palm oil. (5 foods being the reason of weight gain & growth in children)

1 serving of Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread gives gives 6g of protein with 126 calories

Ayurvedic savoury spread by Iyurved

Children can eat it in most commonly consumed foods and acquire their daily nutritional benefits.

Watermelon paratha: Add daily nutrition savoury spread to paratha/ roti dough – Recipe.

Moong Dal Cheela: Mix daily nutrition savoury spread in the cheela batter to enhance its nutritive value – Recipe.

Sabudana Kheer: You can mix daily nutrition savoury spread to kheer – Recipe

Pumpkin Pancake: Adding a tbsp of daily nutrition savoury spread enhance flavours and provides added benefits – Recipe

Sesame jaggery Laddu: You can add daily nutrition savoury spread in laddu too- Recipe.

Indori poha with millet recipe by Iyurved

Indori poha with millet: Its so easy to add a spoon of daily nutrition savoury spread to the poha – Recipe.

Along with these easy food recipes, you can mix this heath food in roti/ pizza dough (Atta), dosa/ idli/ cheela batter, curries/ veggies/ dal/ puree/ cerelac/ cereal/ pasta sauce etc. If the child likes can be served directly too.

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We are happy to introduce our range of nutritious & tasty kid’s Ayurvedic foods!!
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 Ayurvedic spread is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.

Ayurvedic spread  by Iyurved

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

If your child is a picky eater or watches too much screen, or is at a learning stage, or is hyperactive, or has acne, or falls sick often | Give ‘Iyurved Chocolate Spreads’ for healthy body and growth | ORDER | 0% preservative | 0% Palm oil | 0% refined sugar |

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Baby’s milestone: 6 foods that help in walking

The first year of a baby’s life is the most crucial year for their gross motor skill development. Motor skills refer to the body’s ability to manage the process of movement. Gross Motor skills involves baby’s milestone like holding head, sitting, crawling and walking. During her first year, your baby is busy developing coordination and muscle strength in every part of her body.

Babies develop their skills gradually. It’s so overwhelming to see your newborn doing new activities everyday, but these abilities don’t develop overnight. Babies put a lot of effort and handwork to achieve these motor skills. There are a lot of new parents frequently asking questions around baby development including when babies typically hold their head, sit up, roll over crawl and finally walk. So below are some baby’s milestone related these motor skills.

Baby’s milestone
Head control:

Your baby’s first big milestone is his/her control over the head. Babies are born with fairly weak muscles and they will rely upon you to support their head and neck. By the end of 2 months the baby should be able to lift it slightly and turn from side to side while lying on their stomach. All these little movements help strengthen the baby’s neck muscles. By 6 months generally the baby will be able to hold their head steady and gain control over their neck.

Roll over:

At around 4 months the baby starts to roll over. When you place them on their tummy they will begin to push up on their arm. Tummy to side rolling is most common in babies at this age. By 6 months most babies have gained enough abdominal strength to flip in both directions and roll over from their back to front. Rolling over helps strengthen the upper body and neck muscles that your baby needs to sit up. So always encourage your baby to roll over by placing toys or books near to them, so that they roll over to reach those things.

Sitting:

Holding head control and having enough upper body strength is a must for a baby  before he/ she is able to sit up on their own. At around 5 to 6 months, babies begin to sit with little support. At 9 months babies can sit without any support and easily get in and out of sitting position.

Walking:

Once the baby is comfortable in sitting, the next baby’s milestone is walking. Just like other milestone, walking age also varies between children. Some take their first step around 9 to 12 months while others may take a little longer time i.e around 15 to 17 months. At around 9 months, babies most likely start trying to pull themselves up to stand while holding something like bed or sofa. Soon they also try to take some steps holding from one side of the furniture to the next. They may also be able to stand without support till their first birthday. At 14 months normally most of the babies walk a few steps independently and by the end of 17 months your child will become steadier in his/ her walk.

Causes of delay

Motor skill development of the child is an important aspect in a child’s overall growth and development. But problems in sitting, crawling and walking are the most common developmental delay a child faces. A child with motor skill developmental delay may experience difficulty coordinating certain movements such as holding a pencil, walking and performing activities requiring brain and body coordination. Blow are some of the basic causes of these delays in kids:

  • 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)
Tips to improve motor skill

 Usually a child who is late doing certain activities catches up to other children. But sometimes, developing late is the sign of a health condition. In case a child does not show any of the above mentioned motor skill development on time, talk with your pediatrician. In addition, try these tips mentioned below

  • Give your baby plenty of tummy time.  Lay your baby on his tummy and place the toys he/ she likes in front of them.  It helps strengthen your baby’s arms, legs, torso, as well as his neck muscles.
  • Once the baby gains control over their head, you can encourage them to sit by placing a pillow around them for support. Be careful and stay close to help them if they fall.
  • Try sitting them on the floor while holding their back up straight. This helps improve their muscle control and coordination.
  • Once the baby starts sitting independently, encourage them to crawl. Set up an area on the floor with their favorite toys and things that they can explore and if they don’t crawl to reach out to toys show them how to crawl by doing yourself and ask your baby to imitate.
  • Once your baby pulls himself up and gains balance holding your hands, guide him take a few steps, this will help him gain confidence to take those first steps.
  • When the baby starts balancing and standing for a few seconds, start balancing games. Sit with the baby on the floor and help them stand up. Then count how long they can stay up before falling. Don’t forget to praise after each attempt.
  • Allow your child to be bare feet. There are tiny muscles in the feet that need to be developed. You can do this by bearing weight on them. The muscles in your feet can easily grasp the ground when bare feet.
  • Place their favorite things just out of reach so they have no choice but to try and stand to get it.
  • Bouncing a baby up and down strengthens their lower body and works on their balance. Hold their arms and hands, and assist them in learning to bounce.
Foods to improve motor skill:

As soon as your baby is 6 months, taking care of their diet is imortant, as food or nutrients that they get from food is key for a baby to achieve different milestones on time. Nutrients like protein helps in muscle strengthening, calcium and vitamin d promotes bone health and the most important foods that promote brain healthy like omega 3 fatty acids, as these developments involve the brain and body’s muscles to work together. Below are the foods that help in baby’s milestones like sitting, crawling and walking.

Omega 3:

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. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered as critical brain foods that may counteract oxidative stress and inflammations, two drivers of cognitive decline which may also result in motor skill delay.

Nuts:

All the nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashew, peanuts and hazelnuts are rich in vitamin E and help in boosting memory. They are also antioxidants which protect against cell damage. Walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and are a valuable substance for brain function, memory and thinking abilities. This fatty acid also encourages cognitive functions. ( best nuts for protein)

Seeds:

Apart from nuts, seeds like flex, chia, melon, sesame and pumpkins also contain powerful antioxidants like vitamin E that protect the brain from free radical damage. Sunflower seeds impact overall mood and mental processing powers and therefore it is considered a brain boosting snack. Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, copper, and much higher in zinc than other seeds, which help in increasing concentration, memory and thus helps in better coordination.

Ayurvedic Herbs:

Ayurveda has the potential to not only correct imbalances in our children, but also to set them on an enduring path toward optimal health and well-being. Thus, ayurvedic herbs must be included in the list of health foods for kids. Ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha, mulethi, brahmi, shallaki and turmeric are great for kids’ development. Overall, these herbs support immunity, bone strength, brain development and overall growth.

Calcium:

It is really important to get strong bones and we get a chance to build them only once – throughout childhood and adolescence. Children who get enough calcium in childhood start their adult lives with the strongest bones possible. Mostly calcium is stored in bones and teeth where it supports their structure and hardness, but the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. Calcium is predominantly found in milk and milk based products like cheese. And is also found in smaller quantities in some nuts and seeds. (Should kids take whey protein?) Moreover, few herbs such as shallaki also contain calcium.

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. Fortunately eating a diet rich in antioxidants or antioxidant rich foods help to fight oxidative stress and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Turmeric, Vitamin E, cocoa, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Selenium, Beta carotene, Lycopene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Manganese, Polyphenols show great antioxidant properties.


CAKE RECIPE WITH RAGI FLOUR AND HIDDEN HERBS AND NUTS

Let’s try to make every healthy food recipe for a child more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts

Ragi cake recipe by Iyurved

Check the Recipe made with Ayurvedic spread by Iyurved- DAILY NUTRITION spread.

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Mixed with Ayurvedic herbs, this unique Ayurvedic chocolate spread is an easy solution to feed daily nutrition for Immunity, Brain development, Bone strength and overall-growth to kids without any fuss.


Ayurvedic chocolate spread by Iyurved

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