7 Healthy Spread for Bread

healthy spread for bread

Kids love to eat bread everyday and bread is a staple food in many households. Store bought bread can be a tricky choice as it contains refined flours and sugar to make the loaf super soft. It is best to purchase a bread with a fiber to carb ratio of 1:10 or less (1:15) as high intake of sugar in bread can cause weaker bones and compromise on the status of Vitamin C, D and Magnesium in the body. Healthy spread for bread mentioned below can help in making the meal nutritious and flavorful.

TYPES OF Spread for Bread:

Chocolate NUT AND SEEDS SPREAD:
chocolate spread for bread
PLAIN NUT BUTTER spread:
healthy spread for bread
herbs and seed spread:
  • Adding herb to the seeds spread will enhance nutrition further. Basil has been used traditionally to treat stomach ailments. Pine nuts are a source of good fat (what is a good fat?)and can mix well with Basil to make a delectable and healthy spread.
cottage cheese spread:
types of spread for bread
  • Freshly prepared cottage cheese can be blended to prepare a spread for bread and wraps. This healthy spread is high in protein along with other nutrients like calcium, Vitamin B12 and good bacterias. Just half a bowl of this can provide 14g of protein. (How much protein do i need?)
cucumber and yogurt spread:
  • This is also one of the best spread for bread which not only has high calcium and protein from yogurt, but also good bacteria for the gut (Why is gut health important?) from its fermentation process. Cucumber further adds high amounts of Vitamin K (30% of daily requirement is met in just 1 cucumber) which is required for bones and healthy menstrual blood flow. This extremely low calorie food should be best consumed with the peel to include the fiber.
hummus spread:
  • Hummus is also one of the best spread for bread that kids love to eat. This chickpea blend is a great source of good fat and dietary fiber. And when mixed with beetroot, it offers additional nutrition of Vitamin B9 for brain and exceptionally high amounts of antioxidants too. Avocado chickpea spread offers loads of good fats and Omega-3 for brain and Vitamin K for stronger bones and healthy menstrual blood flow. (Recipe for pumpkin hummus: healthy spread for bread)
FRUIT SPREAD:
  • Berries or citrus fruits like orange, mandarin, dragonfruit can be cooked along with chia seed, honey and vinegar for a tasty tangy healthy spread. This formula is super nutritious. Loaded with antioxidants, fibre and extremely good for balancing hormones (what other food can help with hormones?).

Recipe for MILLET CREPE/PANCAKE:

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

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Hormones Happy Fruits for Teens and Kids

Teenagers undergo major physical development and hormone imbalance during their puberty phase. These physical changes are regulated by changes in the levels of hormones which are produced by the pituitary gland—luteinizing hormone (responsible for menstrual cycle in girls) and follicle-stimulating hormone (responsible for reproductive system in both girls and boys). Surprisingly, a new born baby has high levels of these hormones which taper down in a couple of months. At adolescence, these hormones spike up again and cause major physical developments in the body of teens. At this time some hormone happy fruits can really help.

In the early puberty phase, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone increase and cause hormone imbalance resulting in major physical changes including weight gain, outbursts of acne, height gain and behavioral change like anxiety, hyper-activity and short-temperedness. The recent lifestyle trend of teenagers has also added to much higher consumption of food which is high in both carbohydrates and fat (why is this bad?) This not only results in excessive weight gain, but also anxiety and stress leading to further hormone imbalance. Some (forgotten) seasonal fruit good for child, which can help solve these concerns of the growing kids and make hormones happy are mentioned below.

Food Good for Children’s Health

Eating right assures an adequate amount of key nutrients like calcium, iron and vitamins A, C and D. Some teens need more nutrients than average intake, particularly if they extremely active in sports and do not eat variety of fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds regularly

Shahtoot (Mulberry)
  • They have unusually high levels of protein and iron for a fruit. They are rich in dietary fiber which helps in fixing digestion issues like bloating, constipation.
  • Single serving of mulberries can meet the daily requirement of vitamin C, keeping the immunity high and lower stress, anxiety.
  • Mulberry is also high in vitamin A which strengthens the eyesight and reduces the strain on eyes.
  • It is rich in antioxidants which reduces early greying of hair and keeps the skin acne free. Hence it is one of the best fruits for children’s health and help teenager by making their hormones happy.
Ber (Jujube)
  • Ber is a fruit good for child. It is a good source of calcium, phosphorus that helps in developing and maintaining stronger bones and more height.
  • It also has a calming effect on the body and releases stress and anxiety.
  • This fruit helps in inducing sleep. In certain traditions, it has been used to treat insomnia.
  • Loaded with fibre, this fruit also helps to reduce constipation and other gastrointestinal issues.
  • Lastly, this fruit is loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C which do wonders for keeping hormones happy and teens skin acne-free and is one of the cheapest and hormone happy fruits for children’s development.
Jamun (Indian Blackberry)
  • Just a bowl of this sweetish berry can serve half the daily requirement of vitamin C and Manganese, keeping the immunity of the body high. It is also high in antioxidants which keep the skin healthy and it is one of the best seasonal and hormone happy fruits for children’s health.
  • These blackberries are loaded with fiber which is essential for easy digestion and solving bloating and stomach pain. It can give half the daily fiber in just a single bowl serving.
  • Over 35% of daily required Vitamin K in a single serving of this berry can keep the bones strong and control menstrual blood flow.
Lychee
  • This fruit is exceptionally high in Vitamin C which keeps the immunity of the body high and the skin healthy. A compound present in this food tends to have anti-viral properties also, which make it fruit good for child and in teens work to balance hormones with supplement based on foods.
  • The high fiber content in the fruit helps to regulate bowel movement thereby solving constipation, bloating, stomach pain, and other tummy troubles.
  • Along with the high fiber content, this fruit also has a lot of water content which aids in maintaining healthy weight.
  • It is also loaded with calcium absorbing minerals resulting in stronger bones.
  • High levels of copper and Vitamin Bs in the fruit help with reducing stress.
Chikoo (Sapota)
  • This fruit is good for immunity because of its high Vitamin C content. It also keeps the skin healthy and helps treat acne. The high dietary fiber in the food helps to solve the irritable bowel syndrome and works as a laxative to solve constipation.
  • It is also high in calcium and phosphorus which work together to keep the bones strong. Consuming this fruit early in life will take care of bone troubles in future and is considered as one of the hormones happy fruits for children’s health.
  • Many other berries and fruits like Phalse (Wild Blueberry), Amla (Gooseberry), Karonda (Conkerberry), Lasoda (Glueberry), Nargundi
  • (Chasteberry) are loaded with goodness of health for growing kids. They are seasonally available and help to meet the daily Vitamin and Mineral requirements and are fruits for children’s health.
  • Some of these are sour in taste and best can be consumed in the form of pickle or sweetened drink. Some are bitter like chaste berries but offer tremendous health benefits in balancing hormones and reducing stress levels. They are available as powder supplements.

Recipe: Wheat Berry cookie with hidden herbs and nuts

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

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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.

Recipe of Cashew Sweet with dates and hidden herbs, nuts

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

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

  • ¾ cup water 
  • 6 dates
  • 2 tbsp jaggery (add for more sweetness)
  • 2 fresh cardamom powder 
  • 6 fistful of cashews
  • 5 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 herbs (order here)
  • 1/2 cup Milk 
  • 1 tbsp ghee or unsalted butter

Soak dates in hot water for 5 minutes and purée it.  Now cook dates puree and remaining water along with jaggery in a NON STICK pan. Once the syrup becomes thick and starts becoming a darker colour (in 5-7 minutes), add the powder of cashew nut to the pan. Add milk. Add ghee. Now keep stirring till the mixture starts to come together and becomes like a dough (5-7 minutes). It will start coming off the edge of the pan and become like a big ball. Switch off gas. Add cardamom powder to the mixture and mix. 

You can add or remove any nut or seed you like. Just make sure the total portion of nut is the same. Add more milk if required to cook the whole mixture. 

Take butter paper and apply some ghee to it and spread the mixture on it. Let it cool outside or refrigerate once cool. Cut in any shape. 

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How to get the maximum nutrition 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. The traditional Bilona Method of making ghee could tap more nutrition of ghee as compared to the modern method.

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.

USE BILONA METHOD TO GET MORE NUTRITION OF GHEE:

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bilona method
ghee benefits
  • 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 bacteria 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 of making ghee is ideal for consumption and adds more nutrition of ghee.

RECIPE FOR NUTTY BALLS:

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

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

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TEFF BREAD

Teff flour has 6 times more fibre than wheat.

Recipe of Teff Bread with hidden nuts and herbs

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

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

NO OIL, NO EGG, NO DAIRY, NO WHITE FLOUR, NO GUILT

Recipe / Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)Calories (kcal)
(RDI 2000 kcal)
Fat (g)
(RDI 70g)
Protein (g)
(RDI 50g)
Sugar (g)
(RDI 25g)
Fibre (g)
(RDI 25g)

Magnesium (mg)
(RDI 250mg
)
Iron (mg)
(RDI 10 mg)
Calcium (mg)
(RDI 1000mg)
Vitamin B6 (mcg)
(RDI 1.3 mg)
Guilt Free Food Recipe (Loaf)9901429174715075000.7
Store Bread Recipe (Loaf)11001536201062810000.2
GFF recipe offers much higher fibre, Vit B-6 and Magnesium. Extra fibre in diet reduces weight, lowers cholesterol. Vit B-6 is needed for proper brain development in kids and function of it. Magnesium boosts body performance by keeping muscles and bones strong.
After Rise (part 1)

MIX (Wet)

  • 1.5 tsp yeast
  • 2 tsp Molasses or jaggery or coconut sugar
  • 5 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 ½ cups warm water (or little more)

MIX (Dry)

  • 1 cup Teff flour
  • 1/2 cup Ragi flour
  • 1/2 cup Potato starch
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Chia seeds (grind into powder)
  • 1/4 cup Psyllium husk (Isabgol)

MAKE DOUGH

  • Keep aside 1/3 cup dry ingredients
  • Combine Wet and Dry
  • Make wet, sticky, shaggy dough (husk drinks water)

RISE (part -1)

  • Cover and rise for 1 hour in dry dark area

RISE (part-2)

  • Blend remaining dry ingredients into dough
  • Pat dough to make rectangle/square
  • Roll back to make log
  • Brush with any dry flour
  • Fit into greased bread pan (tuck edges inwards)
  • Cover and Rise for 45 minutes

BAKE

  • Preheat at 200 celsius for 5 minutes
  • Slit dough top in any design with sharp knife (optional)
  • Bake at 200 celsius for 60-70 minutes

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This can takeaway your Digestion worry Forever

Digestion is amongst the most common concerns in kids today. This is primarily due to the food choices. Most of the meals nowadays comprises easy-to-consume options e.g. 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), they do miss out on an essential macro-nutrient- Fibre.

Fibre is the non-digestible carbohydrate. It is responsible in keeping our digestion healthy and regular. Constipation is a nutrient-deficient disease which is caused by lack of fibre. 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).

Fibre 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 Fibre, these waste products get reabsorbed by the body. In addition, fibre is also the food for the good bacterias living in the large intestine (gut).

In older times, humans had the capacity to consume 100g fibre since plants were more accessible than hunting animals for survival. This has reduced to 1/10th now. Just with the addition of Banana Stem, a child can meet the daily fibre requirement considerably. Banana stem is 60% fibre, which is a god-sent solution to improper digestion.

  • Banana stem is extremely high in Vitamin B6, which keeps haemoglobin high, gives ample energy and helps kids fight weakness, fatigue and crankiness. Lower haemoglobin results in lower cognition in kids and this can carry on till later in life. 
  • Learn to make an easy dish using Banana stem

Read more on Brain snacks, Bread for kids, Sleep food and wholesome meals below:

Super Easy Pre-Biotic Fiber

GUT <> PRE-BIOTIC <> GOOD BACTERIA >> BAD BACTERIA

Prebiotic is a food which is not fully digested in the body and reaches the large intestine (commonly known as GUT). The good bacteria in the large intestine eats this food and flourishes. Good bacterias multiply and win over the bad bacterias (disease forming)

Moong Daal (Mung Bean) is an outstanding prebiotic. It has been used in Ayurveda for over 1000 years to make medicine for digestion.

Other than being a food for the bacterias in the Gut, it is the most powerful antioxidant amongst all lentils, and is also loaded with many micro-nutrients. Mung bean is also extremely high in Protein, which digests slowly and keeps the kids energetic and Fit.

Due to these powerful results, billion dollar companies in the west are moving to Moong Daal (Mung bean) to prepare plant-based non-veg. protein which is more nutritious than original. (What are other easy protein sources for kids?)

Soaked Mung bean can be cooked for a longer while with extra water into a soup or blended into a paste of Dal for small kids. Its so rich in good bacterias and fibre that it helps in easy digestion and manages gas, colic, bloating in kids.

Without removing the cover of the mung bean, it can be prepared as Khichdi (porridge), Wrap, Cheela (pancake), Dosa or a paste to add in bread dough for all age-groups. (How to feed nutrition to toddlers?)

Recipe for Spinach Lentil wrap:

  • 1cup whole mung bean (soak overnight) and blend/purée with spinach leaves (boiled or not) and enough water to make pancake like (not too runny) batter (Does soaking lentils or beans benefit health?)
  • Add salt, pepper and carrom seeds (optional)
  • Spread on hot non-stick pan (add drops of oil to cook). Covering the wrap helps to cook faster and better.
  • Flip to cooks on other side.
  • Take off the pan and serve with sauce or dressing (recipes of some super healthy homemade spreads)
  • Stuff and roll with cheese, lettuce or salad leaves, grated carrot, mashed avocado, sliced tomato, cabbage and/ or other veggies or
  • Just serve plain.

Recipe for Mung Bean Soup

  • 1 cup mung beans of any variety (wash and soak in double water for 8 hours or overnight)
  • 4 cups water for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (optional)
  • Salt as per taste (no salt for babies under 12 months)

Add soaked mung bean to 4 cups water along with turmeric, cumin and put to boil in a pressure cooker or covered container. Once it whistles twice or is completely cooked and cooled, take it in a mixer to grind it to a paste. Add some ghee on top. Serve warm.

Is Whey protein good for children?

School going children in the age group of 3-15 years are in rapid body growth phase. Comprehensive nutrition, comprising of carbs, fats and protein along with essential minerals and vitamins is a must to include in their diets.

However, most children are fussy eaters during this age. They eat only certain foods, for e.g, Spinach a.k.a Palak is a royally ignored food by kids, but it is such a nutrient-dense food. It is packed with over 15 vitamins and minerals- vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, copper, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin C, calcium, zinc, fibre, phosphorus, choline and antioxidants. Don’t be overwhelmed, this is just to give you an idea of how nutritious it is!

Kids being fussy eaters miss out on so many essential nutrients which their body needs. In fact, they need it more now than later in life. That brings us to the question – Should dietary supplements be given to kids? Can Kids consume whey protein? The real and honest answer to this is, it depends!

  • What is whey?
  • Whey is considered to be a complete protein because it contains 9 essential amino acids. It has low lactose content which makes it easily digestible. Leucine present in whey helps with building muscles too.
  • Procedure to make: Whey protein is made from cow milk yogurt. Churning the yogurt releases butter/cream and leaves behind a yellowish water. This water is whey. Kids can safely consume this fresh at home.
  • Heating thebutter made from yogurt gives traditionally made ghee. This ghee is also called cultured butter because it has live cultures ( probiotic bacterias) which make it medicinal in nature and great for digestion.
  • How much protein do my kids need?
  • The suggested intake of protein is decided at 0.8 gm per kg of body weight. For e.g , if your kid is 12-13 kgs, then the amount of daily protein he/she would need will be 10 gm roughly. Natural protein sources like handful of nuts and seeds can easily meet this protein requirements. 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 of muscle formation or muscle repair happens, and timely protein consumption enables that.

Pro-tip : You can make protein-packed, seeds infused nutritional paratha, which will not only give you 10 gms of protein, but also make it supremely easy to feed your child. Nut cookies are also great protein snack for kids.

  • When can kids have whey protein powder supplement?
  • If a child is not meeting the daily protein required for reasons such as (1) she/he is a fussy eater (2) she/he is on a restricted diet due to medical history or lifestyle choice of being vegan (3) lack of availability of protein rich food (4) she/he is an extreme sports person or into tough physical routine.
  • The best source, nevertheless, will always be the freshly prepared or procured whey made from cow’s milk yogurt.
  • When can whey protein powder be unsuitable for my kids?
  • If the child eats a balanced diet, giving additional dosages of protein supplements can be harmful. High protein levels in body can create kidney stones and also strain child’s liver (with toxic nitrogen build up).
  • What is the best solution?
  • Protein consumption directly through food or food based protein supplement should be preferred for kids. The chances of over consuming protein through food are very slim. Whereas, over-consumption of protein through whey protein supplement is terribly easy.
  • Feeding nutrient-dense whey drink made of yogurt (blended with nuts and fruits) makes it one of the best food for children’s growth. Not only is it tasty but also makes it easy for the mother to feed healthy snack to the child.

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

Recipe for Whey Bread

  • 2 cups millet mix of Jowar (sorghum), and amaranth flour or whole wheat flour
  • Salt as per taste
  • Whey to knead the dough soft and sticky (see preparation of whey above)
  • Seasoning Oregano (optional)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • sesame seeds of garnish (optional)
  • 2 tbsp psyllium husk (optional)
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)

Mix all and knead soft sticky dough. Leave to rise for 2-3 hours covered with dry cloth and loose lid in a dark space. Once done, make small balls with holes in centre and keep on lined baking tray. Stick sesame seeds on top or brush with milk or egg or honey. Cover with dry cloth to rise for another 30 min. Preheat oven at 200 for 5 min and bake for 20 minutes. Take out and let it cool on rack. Serve with any dish or spread (How to make some easy spreads?)

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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 and this is one of the reasons to feed your child Pistachios everyday.

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 and this is another reason to feed your child Pistachios everyday.

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 and this is one of the important reasons to feed your child Pistachios everyday.
  • 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 and this is another reason to feed your child pistachios everyday.
  • 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.

Recipe for Banana Pista Chocolate Mousse

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

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

Banana Pista Chocolate Mousse

  • 1 ripe banana pieces (frozen for a few hours)
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ cup soft tofu or less than ½ cup nut milk (almond or coconut)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp roasted pistachio powder
  • Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts choco spread (order here)
  • Honey/ jaggery as per sweetness or other sweetener
  • vanilla essence (optional)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder

Mix all in a blender. Keep refrigerated in a bowl for some time. Serve.

My younger one LOVES this!

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