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
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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.

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

4. Spinach pasta
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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 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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 regularizing 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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Eat right and digest well!

What we eat determines how well our digestion works. Digestion is amongst the most common concerns in kids today. Child’s gut is responsible for the child’s overall health. It is connected to the child’s immune system, mood, mental health and body functioning.  Most of the diseases emerge in the gut, which is a component of a child’s digestive system. Digestive tract is responsible for absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. Food plays an important role in digestion. Probiotics, prebiotics and fiber rich food for good digestion should be included in diet from beginning.

Digestion means breaking down food into nutrients, which is further used by the body for energy, growth and cell repair. If you want to set your child up for a lifetime of good health, it is essential to flourish the child’s digestive system with healthy bacteria.  Symptoms of digestive problems include diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, gas and constipation. All of them negatively affects your child’s growth and development.

Fiber

Digestive issues are primarily due to the food choices and not taking fiber rich food. Most of the meals nowadays comprises easy-to-consume options. Mostly include plain roti, yellow dal, potato, bread, white rice, pasta, cake, soup, noodles, cookies. While these food choices don’t lack nutrition entirely (if made at home). But they do miss out on an essential macronutrient- Fiber. Fiber is the non-digestible carbohydrate. It is responsible for keeping our digestion healthy and regular. Lack of fiber rich food in diet may cause constipation, which is a nutrient deficient disease. The usual cycle of digestion is between 1 to 1.5 days. However, with the current food choices, this time has become 4 days. So even though your child may be regular, he might still be 4 days late (constipated).

Preventive measures to improve the digestive system of kids:
  • Introducing small meals
  • Chewing food slowly and carefully
  • Fiber rich seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • Intake of plenty of water to cleanse child’s digestive system
  • Enough sleep helps to rejuvenate the child’s digestive system
  • Reduced processed foods
Foods for proper digestion
1. Tapioca starch:

Tapioca is a delicious starch extract derived from the cassava plant. High in dietary fiber tapioca helps in digestion and constipation. Fiber bulks up the stool, which may help move it through the digestive tract, thereby eliminating constipation, bloating, and intestinal pain. It is also rich in protein, calcium iron and vitamin K, all of these support the overall growth of kids.

2. Sweet potato:

The high fiber content of this food helps in preventing constipation and promotes a well-functioning digestive tract. According to a study, dietary fiber found in sweet potatoes such as cellulose, lignin and pectin helps in maintaining gut health and improves digestion. It also contains vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, potassium, magnesium and calcium that helps in the overall health of your baby. (Easy sweet potato fries recipe)

3. Black urad:

Urad dal is usually called black dal when whole and white when it is skinned and split. It is great in taste and in nutritional content. Urad dal is one of the best options to improve your digestion. It is Rechana (laxative) in nature. Consuming Urad dal helps to add bulk to stool and its high fiber content improves bowel movement. Together, it helps control constipation. It is a great source of protein too.

4. Giloy:

It is a shrub and an essential herb in ayurvedic medicines. Giloy is used to treat a wide range of health conditions. It contains important plant compounds like terpenoids, alkaloids, lignans, and steroids. Research shows that these compounds have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidiabetic properties which not only helps in boosting immunity, but Giloy stem can also help improve digestion, reduce constipation, acidity, gas and bloating. It works well for people with a weak digestive system.

5. Shallaki:

Also known as Boswellia serrate, this  Ayurvedic herb is used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, including those affecting the gastrointestinal tract (e.g. diarrhoea, dysentery, and inflammatory bowel disease).Shallaki is also rich in carbohydrates and calcium, thus helps in bone growth and improves appetite.

6. Sendha namak ( rock salt):

In traditional Ayurvedic practices, rock salt is used as a home remedy for various digestive ailments, including stomach worms, heartburn, bloating, constipation, stomach pain, and vomiting. It can be used as a natural substitute for laxatives. It’s simply added to dishes in place of table salt and due to the beneficial minerals which are possessed by Rock salt it helps in proper digestion.

7. Raw banana:

Just with the addition of raw banana, a child can meet the daily fiber requirement considerably. It is a fiber rich food with around 60% fiber, which is a god-sent solution to improper digestion. (Some more foods rich in fibre). It is also extremely high in Vitamin B6, which keeps haemoglobin high, gives ample energy and helps kids fight weakness, fatigue and crankiness.

8. Green tea extract:

Green tea contains polyphenols and it help to improve your body’s digestive process. Studies on green tea extracts have demonstrated similar benefits to those associated with drinking it as a tea. Green tea extract has high antioxidant content, which helps improve health and body composition.

9. FOS:

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are composed of short fructose chains. They are a type of carbohydrate called oligosaccharides. FOS occurs naturally in many plants. They are prebiotic fibers that support the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract. FOS are a good source of soluble, dietary fiber and have been shown to reduce, or eliminate constipation.

10. Greens:

Curry leaves are famous to support digestion and stimulate digestive enzymes. The laxative properties of curry leaves also help in regulating the bowel movement and help in treating issues like gas and diarrhea.

Arbi or taro leaves is a green leafy vegetable that’s high in potassium, folate, fiber and vitamins C and A. Taro root contains plenty of fiber and resistant starch, it is beneficial for gut health and supports a healthy digestive system.

11. Bacillus coagulans:

Bacillus coagulans is a type of  good bacteria (probiotics). It is used similarly to lactobacillus and other probiotics as “beneficial” bacteria. People take Bacillus coagulans for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, gas, airway infections, and many other conditions

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON INGREDIENTS FOR PROPER DIGESTION:

How shallaki helps in digestion Read here

check the role of Bacillus coagulans in digestion Read here

Foods to avoid
Processed food:

High consumption of ultra-processed food and low consumption of fiber and vegetables results in an unhealthy gut. Most of the processed food contains a lot of sugar, artificial colors, flavours and unhealthy fats which have diverse and less healthy gut flora. On the other hand fiber is fuel for colon cells and helps to keep the digestive tract flowing. Always encourage your child to make healthy food choices. (What does junk food do to kids’ organs?)

Preservatives:

Preservatives are linked with many health issues like gut health and inflammatory bowel disorders. Most of the packaged food companies are adding artificial preservatives to delay spoilage and contamination in foods.  Artificial preservatives such as nitrates, benzoates, sulfites, sorbates, parabens, formaldehyde, BHT, BHA and several others can cause serious digestive issues.

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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 (order here) – 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 andIyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here) 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 
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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 (order here) – 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 (order here) 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 (order here)- 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 andIyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here). 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 (order here) – 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 (order here), 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 (order here) – 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 andIyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here).
  • To this, add sorghum millet and cook on low flame for few seconds.
  • Now, add spinach puree, salt and mix well. 
  • Pour milk and add the cooked pasta, stir well, cook for a minute.
  • Spinach pasta is ready to serve!!

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

1 cup –  160 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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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Symptoms for acid reflux and 6 home remedies for kids

It is a matter of worry for a new mom, if the baby spits up milk. Acid reflux in babies is absolutely normal and every baby has this during early months. If the baby is taking his/her feed properly, gaining weight, reaching all the required growth and development milestones, nothing to worry about. In such conditions acid reflux is not a matter of concern at all. Generally babies stop having reflux around 1 year of age. If a child continues to have acid reflux for long, he/she may need to check it with a pediatrician.

We have often experienced a burning sensation in chest after eating something very spicy. Like that only, infants also suffer from the same condition but the reason may not be the same as that of adults. Their are some common symptoms for acid reflux that can be seen in babies and kids. Lets first understand what exactly acid reflux is ?

What is GERD?

GERD is Gastroesophageal reflux disease which causes upward movement of stomach content. It includes acid into the esophagus (the muscular tube that connects the mouth and stomach) or sometimes into or out of the mouth. Poor coordination with the gastrointestinal tract is the main cause of reflex in babies. Infants with GERD are otherwise healthy, but some may develop problems that affect their nerves, brain or muscles.

According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing house, A child’s immature digestive system is responsible for it and most infants come out of this condition as they complete one year of age. 5% of older children are at risk of having GERD, if he/she experienced it as a baby. Causes of GERD in older children are the same as seen in adults. Some factors that are responsible for having GERD in kids are overeating, spicy fried junk foods, carbonation, obesity or sometimes any specific medication. It can also be hereditary.

What are the symptoms for acid reflux?
  • Frequent vomiting,
  • Persistent cough or wheezing
  • Heartburn
  • Difficulty in eating, refusing to eat, not gaining weight
  • Colicky behavior, cry and fussiness, abdominal pain (while feeding or immediate after)
  • Sour taste in mouth in morning (stomach acid in throat)
  • Re- swallowing
  • Hiccups
  • Frequent ear infection
Tips to ease acid reflux in babies and kids
  • Elevate the head of the baby crib or child’s bed
  • Hold the baby upright for 30 minutes after feeding. For kids keep them upright for two hours after eating
  • Burp your baby after feed
  • Make the baby or kid sleep on left side
  • Feed smaller quantities of breast milk to the baby, more frequently. Same like this serve small meals to kids throughout the day in spite of three larger meal
  • Make sure that child is not overeating
  • Limited high fat, oily and spicy junk, carbonation and caffeine
  • Avoid tight waist clothing
  • Involving your child is some regular exercises.
Foods to avoid

Brussel sprouts, Broccoli, corn, cucumber, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic and onions are some foods that cause gas and can worsen reflux. Some more foods that can trigger reflex are whole milk, sausage, bacon and pineapple. You have to pay attention to your kid’s diet and the foods he/she eats to observe the cause of reflux. There can be any other food that may trigger reflex in a child.

Foods that can help in acid reflux
Fiber rich foods

Overeating is one of the main causes of acid reflux. Fiber rich foods make you feel full and reduce the chances of overeating. Oatmeal, brown rice, root vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets, are some foods that are high in fiber and can help to control reflex.

Alkaline foods

Foods that have low pH are more likely to cause reflux. Alkaline foods have high pH and help to offset strong stomach acid. Bananas, apples, melon, fennel, nuts are some foods that can help to fix acid reflux.

Water base foods

Foods that contain lots of water are the right choice to treat acid reflux. Water easily gets diluted, weakens stomach acid and prevents reflex. Cucumber, water melon, broth based soup can help in acid reflux.

Home remedies
Ginger

Ginger is alkaline in nature. It has some great medicinal properties that makes it one of the best digestive aids. Its anti- inflammatory properties help to ease irritation in the digestive tract. Ginger juice mixed with honey can help to fix acid reflux in kids. Sipping ginger tea can be a good option for adults to ease heartburn.

Apple Cider Vinegar of stomach (APC)

Small amount of APC (1 tbsp) diluted with warm water can relieve acid reflux. It is a popular remedy for acid reflux. It helps to balance the stomach acid and maintain stomach pH.

Aloe Vera Juice

A 2015 study found that aloe vera juice is effective in reducing symptoms of acid reflux. It acts as an anti- inflammatory agent and soothes the stomach by reducing acid production.

Coconut water

Coconut water helps to fix acid reflux as it has electrolytes (potassium) that promotes better pH balance in body. It has cleansing properties that can help to flush out toxins from body and also helps with regular bowel movements.

cold low fat milk

Low fat milk is another way to control reflux. It absorbs acid formation in the stomach. Having a plain glass of cold milk without sugar or any additives can stop acid reflux. Cow milk should be avoided as it is difficult to digest it. Plant based milk like almond milk is alkaline in nature. It can help to neutralize stomach acid and relieve acid reflux. Soy milk is also a good choice as it contains low fat.

Buttermilk and curd

Natural bacteria in buttermilk and curd do not allow acid formation and can help to prevent reflux. They maintain gut health and keep the digestive system healthy. having curd or buttermilk after meal is an excellent way to avoid the chances of having acid reflux.

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  • Builds immunity due to presence of antioxidants and proven immunity herbs
  • Increases breast milk supply for lactating moms also provides folic acid for baby development

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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
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( 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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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 Savoury Spread for kids Daily Nutrition by Iyurved

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6 quick and healthy recipe of soups

Soups are a nutritious, tasty, and readily digested comfort feed for babies, toddlers, and children. Soups are also the greatest option if your child is a picky eater or refuses to eat veggies. They might also find it easy to gulp it down and enjoy every sip of the healthy recipe of soups. Soups also have a variety of uses, from clearing a clogged nose to serving as an appetizer to delighting the taste buds. 

Benefits of adding soups in your child’s diet

Soups are an excellent source of nutrition not only for adults but also for infants. They are, in fact, the greatest food for choosy eaters and may be offered as appetisers to stimulate hunger before a nutritious and hearty dinner. Soups offer several health advantages when cooked fresh and consumed properly. (6 best immunity boosting drinks in winter for kids)

  • The soup’s high water content compensates for your child’s body’s requirement for fluids. 
  • Soups can provide your kid with nutrients from veggies that he/she might not get otherwise, especially when several components can be mixed in a single soup.
  • Adding medicinal spices to soups, such as pepper, turmeric, garlic, or cumin, provides medicinal benefits, which are beneficial at a time when illnesses are common.
  • Thick or creamy soups might also aid in the weight gain of babies who are fussy about consuming solids.
  • You may serve healthy recipe of soups for babies who are unwell with a cough, cold, or fever.

Things to keep in mind when making soup for your baby:

Before preparing soups for your babies, always keep these things in mind:

  1. Wash the veggies and fruits properly before preparing the soups.
  2. Serve the soups – hot and fresh. It’s best to eat the soups within an hour after making them.
  3. Start with 5-6 tsp and progressively increase the amount depending on the baby’s interest and tolerance.
  4. Soups with a high water content can be mixed with infant porridges or cooked rice.
  5. Spices can be added to soups after eight months. When introducing spices, introduce one at a time to avoid allergic reactions and upset stomachs.
  6. If your infant is allergic to any of the ingredients in the soup recipe, kindly leave it out while making it.

Healthy Recipe of soups for infants and toddlers

Here are 6 delicious and healthy recipe of soups that fit your child’s diet.

1. Apple and carrot soup

One of the first solid meals offered to newborns is apples and carrots puree. This recipe – apple and carrot soup is a delicious combination of nutrient-dense vegetables and fruit. It is the best breakfast for infants since it is high in antioxidants and fibre. ( Health benefits of carrot for kids )

Apple and Carrot soup recipe by Iyurved
Apple and carrot soup

Ingredients

  • Apple (peeled)  – ¼ cup
  • Carrot (peeled) – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon powder – a pinch
  • Water – 1 cup

Procedure

  • In a pressure cooker, add carrot, diced apple, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread, water and cook for 10 minutes on a medium flame until all of the ingredients are well cooked.
  • Cool and puree them.
  • Finally sprinkle some cinnamon powder and serve!!
1 cup – 70 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)
2. Pumpkin soup

Pumpkins are high in important nutrients and trace minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, Vitamins C, A, E, K, folate, and riboflavin, making them an excellent source of immunity-boosting foods. This soup aids in the prevention of anemia and other winter illnesses. It can also aid with digestion, weight gain, and constipation in babies. (Foods for weight gain and overall growth in kids)

Pumpkin soup recipe by Iyurved
Pumpkin soup

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin  – ¼ cup
  • Onion (chopped) – 1
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp
  • Butter- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Cinnamon powder – a pinch
  • Coriander – to garnish
  • Water – 1 cup

Procedure

  • Peel the pumpkin and cut it into tiny pieces. 
  • Take a skillet, add the butter followed by onion, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread and saute well.
  • Then, add the pumpkin cubes and cook until they start to brown. 
  • Add water. Allow the pumpkin to cook in simmer until it is totally soft.
  • Cool and puree the pumpkin.
  • In a another pan, combine the pumpkin puree and allow it to come to a gentle boil before turning off the heat.
  • Serve with coriander leaves as a garnish.
1 cup – 72 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).
3. Vegetable moong dal soup

Moong dal soup is a delicious and nutritious dish for people of all ages,  from newborns to the elderly. It is rich in protein, fibre and antioxidants. It is easy to digest, relieves constipation and can also help those who are recovering from sickness. (6 best foods for digestion and constipation in kids)

Vegetable moong dal soup recipe by Iyurved
Vegetable moong dal soup

Ingredients

  • Moong dal  – ¼ cup
  • Chopped vegetables (carrot, potato ) – ¼  cup 
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp
  • Pepper powder – a pinch
  • Coriander – to garnish
  • Water – 2 cups

Procedure

  • In a pressure cooker, add moong dal, chopped vegetables, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread and water.  
  • Cook in  the medium flame for 4-5 whistles. 
  • Then, cool and puree the mixture using blender.
  • To the above puree, add some water and bring it to a boil.
  • Now, season with pepper and give a gentle mix and turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve!!
1 cup – 110 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).
4. Sweet corn vegetable soup

This is one of the healthy recipe of soups, high in B vitamins, fibre, iron, potassium, and zinc, all of which are also important elements for your baby’s development. Sweet corn also includes phytochemicals that aid in eye health and antioxidants that help your baby’s immune system. (7 foods to boost immunity in kids)

Sweet corn vegetable soup recipe by Iyurved
Sweet corn vegetable soup

Ingredients

  • Sweet corn kernels – ¼ cup
  • Chopped vegetables (carrot, beans ) – ¼  cup 
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp
  • Chopped onion – 1
  • Pepper powder – a pinch
  • Butter – ½ tsp (optional)
  • Water – 2 ½ cups

Procedure

  • In a pressure cooker, add sweet corn kernels, chopped vegetables  and cook in medium flame for 2-3 whistles.
  • Cool them and blend to form fine puree. 
  • In another pan, add butter, onion, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread and saute well.
  • Now add the sweet corn-vegetable puree and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add water and cook it in the medium flame for  4-5 minutes. 
  • Finally season with pepper and serve!!
1 cup – 180 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).
5. Tomato soup

Tomato soup is a South Indian tomato rasam dish that is especially good for newborns who have a cold or cough. When they are unwell, it makes digestion simpler and promotes a quick recovery. This also improves immunity, aids digestion, and stimulates appetite in children. It not only calms the stomach, but it also tastes great. It can be served as a soup or combined with steam-cooked rice for children. (Reasons for loss of appetite and 5 foods to increase your child’s appetite)

Tomato soup recipe by Iyurved
Tomato soup

Ingredients

  • Ripen tomatoes  – 2
  • Pepper corns – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp
  • Oil – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
  • Water – 1.5 cups

Procedure

  • In a saucepan, add water and boil the tomatoes for 5-10 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool down. Then peel the skin off the tomatoes and keep it aside.
  • In another pan, roast the pepper, cumin seeds, garlic and grind them along with the peeled tomatoes to form a smooth paste. 
  • Then heat the saucepan with oil, add tomato paste, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread and cook for a minute.
  • Add water and boil for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve!!
1 cup – 53  calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).
6. Drumstick / Moringa leaves soup

Drumstick Leaves Soup/Moringa Leaves Soup is one of the delicious, healthy recipe of soups for infants, toddlers, and lactating mothers made with drumstick leaves and a few spices. Moringa leaves are high in antioxidants, protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins, including Vitamin C. Moringa is an excellent superfood for boosting immunity in children and adults, as well as treating constipation.

Drumstick/ Moringa leaves soup recipe by Iyurved
Drumstick/ Moringa leaves soup

Ingredients

  • Fresh drumstick leaves  – ½  cup
  • Chopped Onion, tomato – 1
  • Chopped Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Pepper corns – ¼ tsp
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander – to garnish
  • Oil – ¼ tsp
  • Water – 2 cups

Procedure

  • Wash the drumstick leaves in clean water.
  • In a pressure cooker, add oil, cumin seeds and let it splutter. Then add garlic and pepper corns and saute them.
  • Then add onion, tomato, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread and saute them well until it is golden brown. 
  • Add washed drumstick leaves and mix well. 
  • Add water and pressure cook the ingredients for 4-5 whistles in the medium flame.
  • Once it is done, separate the soup with the help of strainer in a bowl.
  • Serve!!
1 cup – 81 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

These healthy recipe of soups can be added to a child’s diet, but they should not be the main source of nutrition. Soups should never be used as a meal replacement.

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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.

Kids & Teens Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread

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5 Recipes for Easy Digestion in Kids

Recipes for easy digestion

Digestion: How does it affects child’s overall health

Most of the diseases emerge in the gut, which is a component of a child’s digestive system.  Digestive tract plays a vital role in our body, as it is responsible for absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. Digestion means breaking down food into nutrients, which is further used by the body for energy, growth and cell repair. If you want to set your child up for a lifetime of good health, it is essential to flourish the child’s digestive system with healthy bacteria. If you want to set your child up for a lifetime of good health, it is essential to flourish the child’s digestive system with healthy bacteria.  Digestive disorders can affect your child’s growth and development. By recognizing symptoms early, you can help your child lead a healthy life. In this article, you can see how these recipes can help for easy digestion.

Symptoms of digestive disorders in kids:

  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Low appetite
  • Bloating

Constipation in kids:

Constipation is a common problem in kids of all ages. Almost 1 out of 20 children is fighting with this. It is a condition when bowel movement becomes less frequent and stool becomes difficult to pass, which can cause pain and discomfort. Constipation is a nutrient-deficient disease which is caused by lack of fibre. Constipation is not just about how often your baby poops, but it’s also about how difficult it is for your baby to poop (hard stool or hard potty). As long as your child is healthy and passes normal stool without any pain or discomfort, having a bowel movement every second or third day is normal.

How fiber rich foods can help?

Eating processed and packaged food is a common phenomenon nowadays. Children who consume a lot of refined and processed foods in their regular lifestyle, have a higher chance of developing obesity. Such foods are high in sodium and added sugar and lack fiber resulting in poor digestion among children. Fiber is essential to bind with bile and support daily digestion. Lack of fiber directly hampers the digestive system of process kids. 

Fiber is the non-digestible carbohydrate. It is responsible in keeping our digestion healthy and regular. The usual cycle of digestion is between 1 to 1.5 days. However, with the current food choices, this time has become 4 days. So even though your child may be regular, he might still be 4 days late (constipated).

Fiber travels to the large intestine without being digested and also helps to flush out toxins like excess cholesterol, lead, mercury etc. that get released from food. In the absence of Fiber, these waste products get reabsorbed by the body. In addition, fiber is also the food for the good bacteria living in the large intestine (gut).

5 Recipes for easy digestion:

You can boost your child’s digestion with our specially selected recipes. These recipes are made using Kids Daily Nutrition Savoury spread by Iyurved which contains ayurvedic herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Curcumin, Mulethi, Shallaki, nuts like peanuts, cashews, almonds and seeds of pumpkin, sunflower and melon. All these ingredients will promote the health and function of your digestive system.

1.Recipe of MOONG DAL cheela/pancake with hidden herbs and nuts:

Moong Dal:

It is best to consume this bean every day since it’s loaded with necessary prebiotic fiber. This fiber reaches the gut without getting digested and becomes the food of the bacteria living there. Once the bean sprouts, it has the essential probiotics (bacteria) also which further enhance the health of the gut. The fatty acid present in the bean known as butyrate, is also beneficial for intestinal walls. These have anti-inflammatory properties that help in preventing accumulation of gas and improving a child’s digestive system. 

This recipe of moong dal cheela is good for digestion and can be a good meal option.

Ayurvedic Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread by Iyurved

Recipe:

  • 1 cup soaked moong dal paste/ besan/ ragi
  • 3 tbsp Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order)
  • Salt per taste
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree

Mix well. Spread on iron pan or non-stick pan. Add drops of ghee. Flip. Cover and cook. Serve. Check more cheela recipes.

1 tbsp of Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread= 6g of protein with 126 calories for healthy weight gain, bones, digestion, brain, immunity and growth

2.Recipe for Moong dal khichdi with hidden herbs and nuts:

Khichdi is an easy, simple and nutritive one-pot meal that a mother may prepare in a flash for her child. Usually, khichdi is prepared by a combination of rice and lentils. Usually, a spoonful of ghee, which is a natural laxative, is commonly served alongside moong dal khichdi. This aids in smoothening the bowel movements in kids and hence is one of the best recipes for easy digestion.

Recipe:

  • Soak rice and moong dal in water for 30 mins.
  • Add 3 tbsp Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order) , salt as per taste and drops of ghee in a pressure cooker.
  • Cook in medium flame for 5-6 whistles.
  • Let it cool down and serve.

Check more Khichdi recipes.

1 tbsp of Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread= 6g of protein with 126 calories for healthy weight gain, bones, digestion, brain, immunity and growth

3.Recipe of banana PANCAKE with hidden herbs and nuts:

Banana:

Eating banana benefits child’s health in many ways. Just one banana can meet over 50% Fiber and Vitamin C requirement for the day, solving for both Digestion and Immunity. Banana is high in fiber and prebiotics, both of which support smooth digestion.

This recipe for banana pancake is a good choice for kid’s friendly healthy snacks.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup Jowar/Sorghum or whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp honey/ dates powder/ sugar
  • pinch of salt, cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 1/2 cup banana/pumpkin puree
  • 1-1.25 cups milk or nut milk

Mix all the ingredients well. Add drops of ghee on iron pan or non-stick pan. Spread the batter. Flip. Cover and cook. Serve.

1 tbsp of Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread= 6g of protein with 126 calories for healthy weight gain, bones, digestion, brain, immunity and growth

4.SPROUTS PIZZA: A HEALTHY MILLET PIZZA RECIPE WITH HIDDEN NUTS AND HERBS

SPROUTED GRAINS:

Kids love to eat pizza. Preparing a sprouts pizza with a healthy millet pizza base helps to add nutrition to their favorite foods in a convenient way. The concentration of fiber increases in sprouted grains. Since, sprouted grains is fiber rich food, this sprouts pizza recipe is a good choice as recipes for easy digestion. (What benefit does sprouting give?)

Recipe:

  • Make dough using equal parts of different millet flours.
  • Add 3 tbsp psyllium husk or 1 boiled potato or 1 sweet potato and 1 tbsp nutritional yeast.
  • Salt, oregano as per taste and water just enough to make a sticky dough.
  • Leave to rise for 2-3 hours.

Roll millet pizza base. Then apply sauce (made of Pine nut + basil + 1 garlic + sesame seeds + Add 3 tbsp Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here) + little nut milk/ milk to blend all in a blender). Add chopped onions, sprouts (pea sprouts or alfalfa or other greens) and top it with cheddar cheese or other. Bake and Serve.

1 tbsp of Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread= 6g of protein with 126 calories for healthy weight gain, bones, digestion, brain, immunity and growth

5.Recipe of banana stem paratha with hidden herbs and nuts

BANANA STEM: 

Banana stem is great for the digestive system, as it is 60% fiber or it is a fiber rich food which helps in bowel movement and contributes to the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. It also helps in flushing out toxins from the body and helps to maintain proper gut health. Banana stem is extremely high in Vitamin B6, which keeps hemoglobin high, gives ample energy and helps kids fight weakness, fatigue and crankiness.

Recipe:

  • 1 cup banana stem
  • 1 cup sprouted Broad beans(Sem)
  • Single cup wheat flour +1 cup sorghum flour
  • 3 tbsp. Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread (order here)

Grind banana stem and sprouted broad bean to make paste. Make soft dough using both flours, paste, salt, carom seeds and Iyurved’s savoury spread (order here) Make paratha and serve.

1 tbsp of Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread= 6g of protein with 126 calories for healthy weight gain, bones, digestion, brain, immunity and growth

Benefits OF ADDING DAILY NUTRITION SAVOURY SPREAD:

PRODUCTS:

We are happy to introduce our range of nutritious & tasty kids 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 savoury spread by Iyurved

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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.

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

For adding nutrition to any hotel food easily, mix Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread | Easy to carry while travelling | Made with clinically proven ‘5 Ayurvedic Herbs and 7 Nuts | ORDER | 0% preservative | 0% Palm oil | Fortified with CALCIUM, VITAMIN D and VITAMIN B12 |

Check more products for: Immunity, Gut health, Digestion, Eyesight, Weight, Brain development, Sleep, Bones and Overall growth

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

For adding nutrition to any hotel food easily, mix Daily Nutrition Chocolate Spread | Easy to carry while travelling | Made with clinically proven ‘5 Ayurvedic Herbs and 7 Nuts | ORDER | 0% preservative | 0% Palm oil | Fortified with CALCIUM, VITAMIN D and VITAMIN B12 |

Check more products for: Immunity, Gut health, Digestion, Eyesight, Weight, Brain development, Sleep, Bones and Overall growth

(shipping in India and Singapore only)

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