No Sugar TWIX Bar perfect for Brain Development

This bar is made purely from goodness of nuts. It is loaded with nutrition. The chocolate bar format is something kids love too. Even the fussy eaters don’t say no 🙂

It always helps to serve nutritious food to kids in the format (what are food formats?) they love.

Recipe for Chocolate Bar

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 try to make every food a child wants to eat more tasty and nutritious with herbs and nuts.

Base:

Almond flour (½ cup)
Coconut flour (½ cup) Or oat flour
Coconut oil ⅓ cup (melted)
4-5 dates (soaked in water and grinded to make soft paste)
Mix all together. Set the first layer on baking sheet in the baking tray. Bake on 175 Celsius for 10-12 min till light golden brown.

Second layer:

½ cup peanut butter (or any seed or nut butter)
Pinch of salt
1 tsp Vanilla essence (optional)
¼ cup or less honey or maple syrup (depending on your sweetness levels)
Mix all in a pan. It is optional to add some roasted peanut chunks to this mixture too. Spread on the crust evenly and freeze for 1-2 hours.

Chocolate Layer:

  • 1 Handful dark chocolate, melted and mixed with 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • or Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts chocolate spread (order here)

Take out the baking pan from the refrigerator and spread dark chocolate or chocolate spread on the bar. Keep in refrigerator again for 10-20 minutes till it hardens.

The same bar can be made with any nut butter in place of peanut.

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10 Foods for Your Child’s Brain Development

There is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline. However, consuming a lot of nuts, fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains can protect the brain from early aging and (now common) dysfunctions.

Nutrients like omega-3, B vitamins and antioxidants support brain health. Child brain development food must contain these nutrients and incorporating food rich in these on a regular basis can improve the health of the brain, memory, cognition and attention.

  • 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.
  • Brahmi: This Ayurvedic herb is believed to sharpen the brain by protecting cells and increasing chemicals associated with learning and memory and hence it is a child brain development food. It has shown to improve spatial learning and retaining power.
  • Shallaki: 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
  • Curcumin: A compound found in turmeric, offers therapeutic relief. It is a rich antioxidant which supports brain cell damage. It has been found to delay or reverse brain diseases or age related decreases in brain function and can be used as a child brain development food.
  • Walnut: Best food for toddlers brain development. It is a top nut for brain health with a significantly high concentration of Omega-3. Study has shown it to protect brain health in newborns, improve cognitive performance and prevent cognitive decline. Consume soaked walnuts.
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  • Hazelnut & Almond: Both are the most concentrated sources of vitamin E available which aids in cognitive development of the brain and delays brain decline. It is best to soak these overnight and then eat as (child brain development food).

Peanut: Peanuts are high in Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and B1 (thiamine) which support healthy brain function in a child. The high concentration of Vitamin E antioxidants in peanuts protects against brain nerve damage. It is best to consume soaked peanuts as that increases the antioxidant content manifolds, while retaining the Vitamin Bs. Peanuts are the cheapest and best food for toddlers brain development.

  • Pumpkin Seed: Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, copper, and much higher in zinc than other seeds, which help in increasing concentration and memory. Magnesium in the seed helps with stress-busting and the presence of a unique compound supports the production of good mood chemical serotonin. Pumpkin seeds are considered as child brain development food.
  • Soy: The nutrient content of soy foods is linked to improvements in cognitive and memory functions. This bean is rich in a particular group of antioxidants called polyphenols which save the brain from free radical damage.
  • Banana: It improves the memory power. Vitamin B6 in bananas promotes the production of serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine which enhances concentration and ability to focus. Banana is one of the child brain development food.
  • Spinach: It has a wide variety of brain-boosting nutrients- Vitamin A, B12, K and Iron and considered as best food for toddlers brain development. Researchers have found that even one serving of spinach per day may help your brain stay a decade younger (probably owing to Vitamin A) than those who do not consume the green leafy vegetable on a regular basis. 
  • 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 kids favorite and works as child brain development food.

Some Intresting Facts About Uses of Moringa For Kids

It is the most difficult task for a parent to feed their child healthy food. This task of preparing and feeding at least three healthy meals a day is not only repetitive but also the most important one. This is all the more true during the early foundation years of the child when the bones and brain are developing. Preparing nutrient dense food covering most important vitamins and minerals for the body is an inevitable requirement. With limited food choices that the child prefers, it does certainly become a daunting task to achieve complete nutrition.

A parent makes endless efforts to balance all the nutrition required for the complete growth of a child. If only there was a miracle food which could single handedly deliver most of the nutrition for the day, this task of feeding healthy food would have become way less challenging.

Does nature have such a nutrient-dense food? Moringa is one of the best food for children’s growth. All the parts of Moringa tree- leaves, fruit (drumstick), flower and root have a health purpose.

The leaves can be cooked and consumed directly. They can also be stored for longer periods after drying. For kids it is easy to serve powdered moringa by mixing it in dough or adding to any gravy or soup or shake.

Just 1 tbsp of Moringa leaf powder is equivalent to 60g of fresh leaves. This portion of Moringa contains 100% nutrition of Vitamin E, K which is great for making bones stronger and better skin and hair. It also meets 50% of Iron requirement (Iron in Moringa is 25 times higher than Spinach) which is essential for higher energy in the body. In addition, 25% of Vitamin A nutrition for healthy eyesight is also provided. It has 4 times more Vitamin A than carrots.

  • The fruit of the Moringa tree is called the Drumstick. It can be added to any gravy or soup or lentil for consumption. Although Drumstick can be tough for the younger kids to consume directly.
  • Study indicates that moringa has shown to protect against the impact of arsenic in the body.
  • The high content of potassium (15 times more than banana) in Moringa also helps fight the adverse health effects of current lifestyle (food choices) that kids prefer.
  • The flower of the Moringa tree can be cooked and added to gravy. It gives a taste like mushroom. They can also be brewed and enjoyed like hot tea (or cool drink with added flavours of lemon or honey). Hot tea is a great way to feed kids added Vitamin C for Immunity during the period of congestion, cold or cough. Moringa leaves have 7 times more Vitamin C than oranges making it a superfood for Immunity.
  • In addition to other bones friendly nutrients, Moringa also has 3 times more Calcium than milk making it an excellent food to treat weak or damaged bones.
  • An excellent source of Vitamin B1 and Vitamin E, Moringa works wonder on Brain of the child. The high content of Iron in Moringa, enables mental alertness.

Lastly, Moringa can also improve digestion in kids. The high fibre content of the miracle food helps in fixing any gut disorder which is quite commonly diagnosed found in kids nowadays due to choice of refined food.

  • In nutshell, Moringa food contains more nutrients than any other single food source. It supports an overall child growth by providing nutrition for brain, bones, eyesight, immunity, skin & hair, digestion.

3 supplements for brain for kids

Free radicals are essential to life and exists as a natural phenomenon. Whenever we breathe or eat, our body breaks down the food into smaller molecules, some of which are highly reactive and unstable and need a partner to stabilise itself. In this process they snatch an electron from another molecule making that molecule deficient and unstable. This domino effect of trying to stabilise itself results in damage to other cells of the body. (What are free radicals?)

Free radicals can be damaging when they outgrow in number and start impacting the cells in the body. Reducing free radicals in your body includes both reducing the chance they will form and providing your body with antioxidants. Antioxidants attach themselves to free radicals and neutralise their power without causing any further damage (What foods are some common antioxidants?)

Ayurvedic herbal medications are increasingly researched due to their biosafety profile and usefulness in cognitive impairment. They do not yield results over-night. Herbal supplements help only when they are taken for a prolonged period of time. Long-term consumption of purely crafted supplements do not make your body dependent on the herbal drug or supplement. (Do healthy kids need vitamin supplements?)

Brahmi

Our body has many free radical scavengers. Anti-oxidants protect our body against free radicle damage caused to our cells. They are found in two properties, enzymatic and non-enzymatic. Enzymatic ones act as a primary gateway of defence against free radicals while non-enzymatic ones like vitamin A, C, and E, selenium, coenzyme Q10, and glutathione (GSH) help antioxidant actions protect neuronal tissue from free radical damage. Non-enzymatic anti-oxidants are found in food, while enzymatic ones are created by the body, during the metabolic process. (How to retain vitamins in food while cooking?)

Imbalance between antioxidants and free radicals is the basis for free radical damage resulting in aging and cognitive decline. This cycle is natural. However, to protect the body from any damage and early decay, we must maintain a balance of free-radials and anti-oxidants. We must eat real foods- whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables- in as much variety as possible to be able to absorb complete nutrition to keep this balance. We must also maintain a healthy number of good bacteria in our gut. This combined with anti-oxidants will protect the body from diseases and illness. (How to keep the gut healthy?)

Bramhi attacks the free radical scavengers and protects cells in prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and DNA damage.  It reduces stress-induced hippocampal damage and hence is a great supplement for brain. Herbal supplements do not have harmful impact on the body.  

Brahmi is a superfood for 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 kidsIn older times, kids were often given Brahmi powder with ghee/honey. This would increase their focus and attention, while keeping them calm and destressed. (Foods that help kids keep better?)

Here are some scientific research papers which speak about the positive impact of Brahmi on overall health (read research). Here is a NIH study that elaborates on cognitive function benefit of Brahmi.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen. Adaptogens are herbal supplements that work to counteract the effects of stress in the body. Stress causes very real physical changes in the body, including harming the neurological, endocrine, and immune systems. Adaptogens have stimulant properties that help counteract those harmful effects.

The root of Ashwagandha smells like horse (“ashwa”), that is why it is called Ashwagandha (on consuming it gives the power of a horse).

Ashwagandha is commonly available as a churna, a powder that can be mixed with water, ghee (clarified butter) or honey. It enhances the function of the brain and nervous system and improves the memory. It improves the function of the reproductive system promoting a healthy reproductive balance. Being a powerful adaptogen, it enhances the body’s resilience to stress, fatigue, pain and anxiety. Ashwagandha improves the body’s defense against disease by improving the body cells immunity.

It also possesses potent antioxidant properties that help protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals.

It can be safely given to children, best when given in milk, the paste formed when roots are crushed with water is applied to reduce the inflammation in the body. It is also locally applied on wounds, ulcers and painful swellings.

Here are some scientific research papers which speak about the positive impact of Ashwagandha on Immunity (read research) and Brain development (read research). More details of this herb around its health benefits, side effects, safety, how to consume it, etc. can be found here.

Curcumin

A compound found in turmeric, offers therapeutic relief. It is a rich antioxidant which supports against brain cell damage. It has found to delay or reverse brain diseases or age related decreases in brain function. This is a great child brain development food.

Curcumin has a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which 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 kids. (What is the turmeric home-remedy for cold and flu?)

Consuming turmeric on a daily basis with black pepper helps to keep the nerve cells healthy. It works best when consumed with black pepper, ginger and some honey for taste.

There are several scientific studies on the impact of Curcumin on cognition and memory. Here is a NIH study that elaborates the benefits of Curcumin on cognition. Here is the study which supports Curcumin for memory.

Recipe for Chocolate Cream Biscuit

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 try to make every food a child wants to eat more tasty and nutritious with hidden herbs and nuts.

  • ⅓ cup semolina, wheat/ rice flour, oat flour, ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp ghee (heaped spoon) or Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts choco spread (order here)
  • Honey (as per sweetness)
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder (optional)
  • Cinnamon powder (¼ tsp)
  • Milk/ nut milk, little to make firm dough
  • Roll in between two baking sheets. Cut in shape. Sprinkle sugar and press lightly on top of each cookie.
  • Preheat oven for 5 min. Place cookie on baking sheet in the middle rack. Bake at 200 for 12-15 min. Once edges begin to brown, take it out. Cool completely on rack.
  • Melt dark chocolate and add 1 tsp of coconut oil. Mix well.
  • Apply melted chocolate spread in between two cookies and join. Let cool and chocolate harden a bit. Eat right-away!

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Walnut: 5 reasons why kids should consume everyday

Survey of 150 parents reflected on the top concerns they had for their kids. Some of the concerns, mentioned below, can be improved with the consumption of just a single nut- Walnut! Consuming 2-5 walnuts for kids aged 3 to 15 years is enough to aid daily nutrition.

Brain: Walnut a high source of good fat Omega-3 which aids in brain development and maintaining good blood flow to the brain. The vitamin Bs present in the nut increase memory and cognition.

Immunity: High in Vitamin E antioxidant, walnut helps to fight of virus that attack the body and reduce free radicals.

Bones: Walnuts are rich in Magnesium and manganese which is crucial for bone development & strength and absorption of calcium in bones.

Anxiety/ Stress: Vitamin B, Omega3 and magnesium in walnut contribute towards a healthier nervous system, and keeping the stress levels and irritability low. Antioxidant Vitamin E also reduces the anxiety levels in kids.

Overall Growth: Walnut is a complete source of nutrition. The variety of vitamins and minerals present in the nut contribute to keeping high level of energy and good blood flow in the body. As a rich source of Biotin (Vit B7), walnuts are excellent for hair growth and health. Vitamin E in the nut supports healthy eyesight and supports formation of collagen resulting in younger and healthier looking skin.

Recipe for Chocolate Walnut balls

Let’s try to make every food tasty and nutritious with herbs and nuts. 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.

We are happy to introduce our range of nutritious & tasty products for kids!!

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.

  • In a grinder take
  • 3 soft dates without seed,
  • 1 small banana,
  • 2 handful walnuts,
  • 2 tablespoon coco powder,
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder,
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter or Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts spread (order here)
  • pinch of salt
  • Grind them well in a paste and add some shredded coconut or almond flour to make a soft dough mix well.
  • Apply oil on your palm and make small balls and coat them with some finely chopped nuts. Eat this healthy snack for sweet cravings.

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How to revive the Medicinal property of GHEE?

Ghee has always received special attention. From being considered a medicine to now being under the lenses (for being a saturated fat). The previous generations still consider Ghee to hold healing and digestion/ gut fixing ability.

Over the course of decades, the process of making Ghee has evolved. The modern method requires cream from milk to be heated until all the milk solid has settled and fat has been separated.

  • Traditionally, ghee was made with yogurt. Yogurt was set in clay pots to preserve and enhance the nutrients (calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, sulphur etc). It is then hand-churned to extract butter from it, leaving the whey (lactose) behind. This butter is simmered over a gentle heat to release the fat which is Ghee. This Bilona method of making ghee requires more quantity of cow’s milk compared to that of modern methods.

As you age, your body naturally starts to product less lactase (enzyme required to tolerate lactose from dairy). As a result of this, bloating, indigestion etc can happen with the consumption of dairy products, even if you were always a dairy lover. Traditional Ghee is lactose free and also a carrier of gut friendly bacterias (probiotic) because of being fermented (made of yogurt). These bacterias produce an advanced nutrient called K2 which aids in stronger bones.

In addition, this Ghee is also high in Vitamin A (good for Eyes and Immunity) and Omega 3 and 6 (good for Brain). It also portrays an excellent ratio of Omega3: Omega6 (1:4) making it a safer/ nutritious choice. No other commonly used oils have this ratio resulting in health damages.

A ghee made from desi cow’s milk yogurt using Bilona method is ideal for consumption.

Recipe for Nutty balls

Great for Immunity, Brain Development, Muscle strength and Digestion

  • 50g shredded coconut (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 dates
  • 4-5 fig
  • 3 cardamom powdered
  • 100g Fresh paneer/ cottage cheese or cashew nut butter (mashed)
  • Honey or jaggery powder (more sweetness, if necessary)
  • 3 tbsp ghee (if not using cashew nut butter)
  • Fresh 200ml milk or nut milk (if necessary to bind)
  • Roasted nuts and granulated once cool
    • 10 cashew
    • 2 pecan
    • 10 almonds
    • 5 walnuts

No need to powder the nuts unless you or your child can’t eat otherwise. Mix all ingredients together with hand and then add milk as much as required to make round balls.

If you are a vegan, then use nut milk, nut butter instead of milk, ghee and cottage cheese (paneer).

Serve! Store in refrigerator.

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One-Pot Dark Chocolate Dates Cake

NO EGG, NO REFINED SUGAR, NO WHITE FLOUR

Recipe/ Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)Calories (kcal)
(RDI 2000 kcal)
Cholesterol (mg)
(RDI 300mg)
Fibre (g)
(RDI 25g)
Iyurved Recipe54020mg5g
Regular Cake Recipe750300mg0.5g
Compared to a regular cake recipe with white flour, egg, sugar and refined oil, this recipe reduces cholesterol and calories and increases fibre intake.

MIX/ BLEND

  • 2 tbsp heap-full wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp heap-full cocoa (dark)
  • ⅓ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil/ ghee/ any oil
  • 4 dates (paste)
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed powder (take flaxseed and powder it) mixed with 6 tbsp water
  • Jaggery/honey/coconut sugar (to your taste)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk (try any milk/ nut milk)

Preheat oven for 5 min at 200C and bake for 30 minutes in the middle rack.

  • Dates: High in antioxidants, dietary fibre, Iron, aids digestion, slows ageing
  • Coconut oil: Reduce weight, improves heart health, brain function. 
  • Flaxseed:High in fibre, omega-3, improves cholesterol, BP
  • Jaggery: Cleanses liver, slows ageing
  • Nut milk: High in Vit E, Protein

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Pistachios: 7 reasons to feed your child everyday

Survey of 150 parents reflected on the top concerns they had for their kids. Some of the concerns, mentioned below, can be improved with the consumption of just a single nut- Pistachio! Consuming 15-40 pista for kids aged 3 to 15 years is enough to aid daily nutrition.

A common snack today and used in multiple cuisines, Pistachio became popular only after WWII. It had been growing in the Middle East for several thousand years before its introduction to wider Europe and Asia. It is not a nut originally but a seed of the Pistachio tree.

  • Strong Muscles: This nut has 7g protein in just a handful. It is one of the best nuts to consume in a large quantity since its low in calories yet loaded with good fat. Protein accounts for approximately 21 percent of the total weight of the nut, making it a good source for vegetarians and vegans

Healthy Weight: Pistachios are very low in sugar which will help to keep the tab on child’s sugar consumption. Due to high fibre content it digests slowly and helps in keeping the child full for longer duration. In a study people who ate 1.87 ounces of pistachios over a 12-week period experienced twice the reduction in their body mass index as people who ate pretzels (Junk) instead of pistachios. Both groups consumed roughly the same amount of calories.

Brain: This nut is rich in vitamin E, B6 and healthy fats which are useful for cognitive development of the brain. A research conducted across multiple nuts showed that pistachio consumption produced the greatest gamma wave response which is necessary for learning, memory and cognition in the brain.

  • Immunity: Antioxidants are substances that play a critical role in health. They reduce the risk of diseases by preventing damage to the body’s cells by safeguarding against the free radicals. Pistachios are high in antioxidants compared to other nuts and seeds.
  • Eyesight: Pistachios are a rich source of both antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which support healthy vision and protect against weak eyesight in future.
  • Digestion: Pistachios are a great source of fibre which support the rise in good bacterias in the gut. This encourages healthy digestion and prevents constipation in kids

Sleep: Packed with protein, vitamin B6, and magnesium, this nut has all that contributes to better sleep. It is a natural source of melatonin which induces sleep. Just a few pistachios an hour before bedtime can do the trick for kids as well as adults.

Top Nuts and Seed for Protein

The Protein Consumption in the Diet of Adult Indians Survey, a pan India survey stated that 9 out of 10 Indians consumed less than adequate proteins daily. 91% of the vegetarians and 85% of the non-vegetarians were consuming less food with protein. A typical-Indian meal served in homes of north or south or central India are most often protein deficient.

Protein is considered the body’s building block and repair agent. It’s also integral in forming enzymes and hormones in the body. From digestion to immunity, from hair to nails, everything requires protein. The suggested intake of protein is decided at 0.8 gm per kg of body weight. For athletes or kids in active sports, few studies state that it is best to eat protein within 30 minutes of exercise. This is the period when most muscle formation or muscle repair happens, and timely protein consumption of foods with protein for kids enables that.

One of the most common signs of not getting enough protein is swelling. This usually happens in legs, feet, hands or abdomen. Proteins circulate in blood and keep fluid from building up in tissues. In the absence of enough protein, fluid begins to collect together thereby resulting in swelling. More generally, kids who are protein deficient develop weaker bones and muscles, damaged skin, hair, nails, lower immunity and also compromised or delayed physical growth. So it’s become important to feed foods with protein for kids.

Consuming Nuts and seeds is among the best foods with protein for kids to meet the daily requirement of the body and also among the best foods for children’s growth.

Peanut: Technically a legume, this nut is widely and easily available and affordable too. It is one of the most dense foods with protein for kids. Just a handful of peanuts can give 9 g of protein to the body. In addition, it is a wonder full of over 30 nutrients and hence one of the best foods for children’s growth.Read more.

Almond: The second best contender in the category with 8g of protein in just a handful of nuts is also one of the best foods for children’s growth. An expensive yet easily available source of high nutrition carries highest fibre in this nut category. Read more.

Pista: A seed of a pistachio tree, this perceived nut offers 7g protein in just a handful and best to use as foods with protein for kids. This nut has the highest amount of potassium which is useful for kids to balance the negative impact of eating processed or junk food, which causes high sodium levels in the body. Potassium helps by balancing sodium levels which can otherwise impact bones, brain, digestion, muscles, and kidney.

Cashew: It is also among the best foods for children’s growth. A favourite of many, this nut has 6g of protein in just a handful. It is a quick source of high quality carbohydrates for kids with a variety of health benefits. Read more.

Walnut: Despite being a little less in protein at 5g per handful, this wonder nut is loaded with good fats which are vital for the brain. Read more.

Hazelnut: Similar to walnut in its nutrition profile, this nut also has 5g of protein per handful. Preferred by kids in chocolates and spreads, this nut is a nutritious snack with lots of essential fat.

Seeds: Sunflower, Pumpkin and Melon together offer a great source of nourishment to the body and are best foods for children’s growth. 1 tablespoon of this seed mix provides 5g of protein. A spread of this can easily blend with any dish and won’t even get noticed by kids.

Soaking and consuming Almond, Peanut, Walnut enables release of phytic acid, resulting in more absorption of nutrients by the body.

Let’s try to make every food tasty and nutritious with herbs and nuts.

Recipe for Chia Berry Cupcake:

  • 1cup Whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp chia powder mixed with 6 tbsp water (wait 5 min to become a lump and then add)
  • 3 tbsp yogurt
  • 3 tbsp almond butter or Iyurved’s 5 Herbs & 7 Nuts spread (order here)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (use milk to purée this in granular form)
  • Honey (as per sweetness required)
  • Drops of Vanilla essence
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup Milk (or as much as to make a thick batter)

Preheat oven at 200 Celsius for 5 minutes. Mix all ingredients together with your hand or mixer and transfer to oiled baking pan. Bake for 25 min in lower/middle rack.

Top it up with melted dark chocolate or Iyurved’s 5 Herbs & 7 Nuts choco spread 🙂 (order here)

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