6 Nutritious and Healthy Recipes with Millets

recipes with millets

Every parent is worried about feeding their children nutritional foods that are essential for their development and growth. What you feed your baby will have an influence on their physical health and help them develop good eating habits. This is why it’s critical to start feeding nutritious foods to newborns from the very beginning. Millets are one of the healthiest ingredients for babies to eat, as well as one of the most diverse cooking ingredients. This article will highlight the benefits of millets and introduce a few healthy and wholesome recipes with millets for kids. (6 Kids friendly recipes for lunchbox)

What are millets?

Millets are nutrient-dense grains. They are gluten-free, has non-acid forming properties, easy to digest, and are non-allergic. They are also considered superfoods as they are rich in many functional compounds like dietary fibre, slowly digestible carbohydrates, high protein content, B-complex vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, and phytochemicals.

Types of millets available in India:

In India, there are 8 types of millet that are often used:

  • Jowar (sorghum)
  • Ragi (finger millet)
  • Kakum (foxtail millet)
  • Varagu (kodo millet)
  • Sama (little millet)
  • Bajra (pearl millet)
  • Chena (proso millet)
  • Jhangora (barnyard millet)

When to introduce millets to babies?

Give millet to your baby when he/she is six to eight months old. On the first day, start with a tablespoon and progressively increase the amount. They may be introduced to newborns through milk and then gradually introduced to recipes millets rice and dal in a 2:1 ratio with ghee/oil. Recipes with millets can be gradually supplemented with vegetables.

Benefits of Millets:

Millet has a variety of health benefits, such as:

1. Easily digestible:

Fibre, which is abundant in most millets, is one of the most essential elements that aid digestion. Millets are also high in antioxidants and have antimicrobial properties, which assist to fight and prevent stomach infections.

2. Supports bone development:

Millets are abundant in calcium and aid in the maintenance of strong and healthy bones. (Vitamin D, calcium and kids: Are they building strong bones in kids?)

3. Aids muscle recovery:

Muscle weariness can occur as your child’s muscles are utilised in different ways as they grow. Millets are a fantastic source of protein and the healthiest form of protein for newborns.

4. Prevents iron deficiency:

Iron helps in the proper function of haemoglobin. The deficiency of iron in the body leads to anemia. They are rich in iron and thus prevent your babies from becoming anemic.

5. Relieves constipation:

Millets are rich in dietary fibre – soluble and insoluble fibre. The insoluble fibre present in the millets helps in the easy movement of foods in the stomach and adds water into the stool, hence aiding easy digestion and relieving constipation.

6 Nutritious and wholesome recipes with millets:

Millets are quite easy to cook. This is why recipes with millets are so simple to prepare for your kid; here are a few recipes with millets that are healthy and nutritious:

1. QUINOA-MILLET PEAS MEAL
 Recipes for millet - Quinoa millet peas meal recipe
Quinoa millet peas meal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa or Little Millet ( Quinoa and little millet boiled in equal water)
  • ½ cup Peas
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Chopped small onion
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 2 tsp Chopped garlic and ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice fresh
  • 2 tsp 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 Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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2. 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 Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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3. OATS Pancake
recipes for millet- Oats pancake
Oats pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oats
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 egg or 2 tbsp chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in 6 tbsp warm water till it becomes lumpy
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Blend the oats to a fine powder.
  • To this, add cinnamon powder, baking powder, salt,Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • In another bowl, add egg or chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in warm water, butter, milk and whisk well.
  • Now add the oat mixture to this and mix well to form a batter of pouring consistency without lumps.
  • Heat the pan and add ghee followed by a ladle of batter and cook on the medium flame.
  • Allow it to cook on the both sides for 30 seconds and serve hot!!

1 Oats pancake – 200 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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4. Ragi Millet and VEGGIES APPAM
recipes for millet - Ragi millet and veggies appam
Ragi 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 Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy 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 –  35 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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5. Ragi vermicelli
recipes for millet- Ragi vermicelli
Ragi vermicelli

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ragi vermicelli
  • 2 tsp freshly grated coconut chunks (optional)
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil or ghee
  • Green chillies (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required

Preparation

  • Soak the vermicelli for about 3-5 minutes in lukewarm water. Drain the water and set the vermicelli aside.
  • In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, chana dal, curry leaves, and onion, saute until they turn pinkish brown.
  • Then add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here), ragi vermicelli, salt and cook on a medium flame.
  • Stir well for 2-3 minutes and garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.
  • Serve!!

1 cup –  356 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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6. Ragi litti/savoury balls
recipes for millet- Ragi litti/Savoury balls
Ragi litti/ savoury balls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Ragi flour (Finger Millet Flour)
  • ½ cup Sattu (Roasted black gram flour)
  • 1 tsp Chopped ginger and garlic
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1/2 tsp black cumin
  • 2 tsp lemon juice          
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take sattu and add chopped ginger, garlic, mustard oil, kalonji (black cumin), lemon juice, coriander leaves in it.
  • Add 2 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well to make filling.
  • Take ragi flour, add 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here), add water and knead a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough, flatten to desired size and place a spoonful of filling. Close the dough by the edges and roll it into ball.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees and bake till balls are cooked properly.
  • Serve hot!!

1 Ragi litti/savoury ball – 130 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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Millets are superfoods, but they can’t replace your child’s whole diet. Please visit your dietician or nutritionist to better understand your child’s nutritional needs and how to add recipes with millets into their diet.

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Recipe of Cookies with Sesame

Recipe of cookies with sesame and hidden herbs and nuts

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

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

Recipe of sesame cookies by Iyurved
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oil/butter
  • 1 cup Khandsari
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved Daily Nutrition Chocolate spread (order here)
Procedure

Dry roast sesame seeds and grind them to make powder. Take Butter/oil in a bowl. Put wheat flour, sesame seeds powder, khandsari. Add vanilla essence, baking powder and Iyurved daily nutrition chocolate spread (order here). Mix well to make soft dough. Roll the dough into small balls and give them cookies shape. Spread little water on top and sprinkle sesame seeds over cookie and press (optional). Place the cookies into baking tray. Preheat the oven and bake the cookies for 25-30 minutes at 180 degree celsius. Tasty, healthy and nutritious sesame cookies are ready.

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6 Kids Friendly Recipes for Lunchbox

Recipes for lunchbox

As a parent, it feels happy to see your child’s progress from kindergarten to higher grades. Parents are more enthusiastic than the children, and often conduct extensive research to make their children’s school days more fun, particularly around lunchtime. You get up early, prepare healthy recipes for lunchbox, and wrap them with affection. But, at the back of every mother’s mind, there’s the question of whether or not her child will be able to finish his lunch box. If you follow these ideas and tactics, the answer might be “Yes”!! This article will also cover some recipes for lunchbox that are both healthful and kid-friendly. (8 Healthy Recipes for picky eaters with fruits and veggies)

 7 Tricks for ensuring your kids finish their lunchbox

1. Invest in a quality lunchbox

Get a nice lunchbox first!! It should be simple to open for your child, and you may choose one that keeps the heat of packed food warm. Even if you can’t stand the sight of Dora the explorer, let your child select one depicting his favourite character. This may sound silly, but a lack of physical ability in younger children might be one of the reasons they bring home an unopened food box. Before sending food to school, practise opening baggies and containers at home.

2. Include all the food groups

You may need to be creative to ensure that your fussy eater’s recipes for lunchbox include all five key dietary groups: fruits, vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy. ( 7 Health foods for Kids Daily Nutrition)

Parents may encourage their children into eating nutritious meals by sneaking fruits and veggies like adding spinach to parathas or beetroot to dosa. You might inquire as to why your youngster dislikes specific meals. If they just don’t like the texture or appearance, they may sometimes fix it by exploring other cooking methods.

3. Get your child involved in lunch planning, preparation, and packaging

Kids like engaging in meal planning and preparation when given the opportunity. Children have a sense of control when they have a voice in what they consume. As a result, the likelihood that they will consume it increases. Give your kids two or three choices for recipes for lunchbox. “Would you want rice or paratha?” or “Would you prefer a sandwich or a tortilla wrap?” are some examples of questions to ask. When you and your kid have determined what will go into his lunch, lay everything out on the counter or table and ask your child to assist you in putting it together and/or packing it into his lunch bag. 

4. Create a meal chart based on your children’s favourite foods

Begin planning your school lunch menu based on the things that your child will consume, making a list of all the things your picky eater tolerates is helpful.  But it’s also crucial to come up with new ways to serve them. If cucumber is the only vegetable your fussy eater will eat, serve it with a variety of dips or wrap it up with lunch and cheese. Changing things up is the key to keeping your youngster interested in the few nutritious items they enjoy. (5 Foods being the reason of weight gain and growth in kids)

5. Make it entertaining

Toddlers, particularly younger children, might be influenced by the appearance of food. Fun shapes and vibrant colours may catch their attention and entice them to take a mouthful. It’s not necessary to spend a lot of time carving cartoon creatures out of veggies or fruits. Simply arrange the lunch neatly, add a personal remark, or shape a sandwich or slice of cheese using a cookie cutter to give aesthetic flair to the meal. If the meal seems interesting and appealing to you, chances are your picky eater will enjoy it as well.

6. Include snacks like recipes for lunchbox 

Kids adore finger foods, particularly if they’re on a snack board like one of these. Buy a cold container with numerous compartments and fill it with snack-like items (that together create a healthy balanced meal) in a variety of colours, textures, and shapes for a  lunch. Include colourful fruits and vegetables with yummy dips, protein options such as chickpeas, yoghurt, cheese and whole-grain items such as bread, baked muffins, crackers, and so on. Again, involve your child to choose their favourite food items as snacks. ( Roasted Makhana – Healthy snacks for kids)

7. Don’t be too ambitious

Five-course meals, several boxes, and large quantities should be strictly avoided. You are the most aware of your child’s abilities. If he can only eat one roti at home, don’t expect him to mysteriously consume three rotis, dal, salad, and fruit at school. Even if he shares, he will not be able to finish a large amount. You’re simply setting him up for failure if he doesn’t finish his box every day.

Best kids friendly recipes for lunchbox

Finding good recipes for lunchbox for kids is one of the most difficult chores for many mothers, especially if their children are picky eaters. As mothers, we are more concerned to pack children’s lunch boxes with nutrition and making it exciting for them. Here is a collection of recipes for lunchbox that is healthy and nutritious.

1. CHEESE paratha WITH MILLET
Recipes for lunchbox - Cheese paratha with millet
Cheese paratha with millet

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Wheat flour
  • 1 cup Jowar/ Sorghum flour
  • 1 small size Beetroot
  • 2 medium size Carrot
  • 1 small size Capsicum
  • 1.5 cup Diced/ Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 1/2 tbsp Oregano
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take wheat, jowar flour, salt and oil in a bowl. Add water slowly and knead to make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions.
  • Take chopped veggies, cheese in a bowl.
  • Add salt, oregano and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here). Mix well to make a filling.
  • Take the small dough ball, flatten it out and roll gently. Place the filling and seal it on top and roll the paratha evenly.
  • Heat the tawa , spread oil, cook on a medium flame for few seconds.
  • Once one side is done, flip it over. Apply oil till it turns golden brown.
  • Drizzle some ghee on both sides and serve hot.

1 Cheese paratha with millet – 166 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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2. VEG WRAP
RECIPES FOR LUNCHBOX - Veg wrap
Veg Wrap

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 Onion, Capsicum
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1 cup grated cabbage
  • 2 tsp grated ginger garlic
  • 1/2 cup paneer
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp chilly sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp pizza sauce
  • 1 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take wheat and sorghum flour to make a soft dough. Make a big roti and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in pan and add grated ginger garlic. Add sliced onion, capsicum, grated cabbage, carrot and saute.
  • Add chilly sauce, soy sauce, sprinkle salt over veggies and mix well. Cook them for 5 minutes on high flame. Continuously stir the veggies.
  • Take roti on a plate and spread Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here).
  • Cut it on one side. Spread pizza sauce, put veggies, place paneer slices and cheese on each quarter. Fold it and place it over grill pan. Drop little oil on edges and cook on both sides for 3-5 minutes on low flame.
  • Veg-wrap is ready to serve. 

1 Veg wrap – 145 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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3. MOONG DAL FRIED IDLI
Moong dal fried Idli - RECIPES FOR LUNCHBOX
Moong Dal Fried Idli

Ingredients

  • 2 cup moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 tsp – Ginger
  • 7-8 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • Hand full of coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight.
  • Grind it with chilies, ginger, garlic and 1/2 tbsp salt. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  • Add curd and whisk for 5-7 minutes. The moong dal batter is ready.
  • Grease the idli stand and pour the batter in each mould. Let it cook in steam for 15 minutes. Fluffy moong dal idli is ready.
  • Cut the idli into 4 equal pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Put mustard seeds, curry leaves, grated ginger, turmeric and idli pieces. Add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) over it.
  • Fry on low flame for 3-5 minutes. Squeeze lemon over it and garnish with coriander leaves. 

1 cup – 130 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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4. SWEET POTATO PURI
RECIPES FOR LUNCHBOX - SWEET POTATO PURI
Sweet potato puri

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp ajwain (carom seed)
  • 1-2 cup oil
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take mashed sweet potato in a bowl.
  • Add wheat flour. Put kasoori methi, ajwain, salt and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here). Mix them well.
  • Add water slowly to make a dough.
  • Take small balls and and roll over to make puri. Fry it.
  • Crispy and healthy puri is ready to serve.

1 puri – 76 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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5. MOONG DAL CHEELA/PANCAKE
Recipes for lunchbox - Moong dal cheela/pancake
Moong dal Cheela/Pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 Capsicum, Onion, Tomato
  • 2 tsp Grated ginger
  • 1 tsp Chilies (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight and grind it to make paste.
  • In a bowl, add curd, chopped onion, capsicum, tomato, ginger and chilies(optional), salt, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Pour the batter on hot pan and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame. Drop oil on edges and flip it to cook on other side till it turns golden.
  • Serve!!

1 cheela – 128 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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6. BEETROOT BREAD PAKORA
Beetroot Bread Pakora

Ingredients

  • 4 Multigrain bread/ Brown bread
  • 1 Cup gram flour
  • 2 tsp carrom seeds
  • 1 Cup beetroot puree
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take gram flour in bowl. Add carrom seeds, salt and beetroot puree.
  • Add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) . Mix all the ingredients well. Add water to make paste.
  • Dip multigrain bread in the batter and place on heated skillet.
  • Drop oil on the edges and cook on low flame for 3-4 minute. Flip over the bread and cook from other side.
  • Cut into tringles and serve!!

1 pakora – 125 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

Make sure they have a decent breakfast and that their other meals are well-balanced. Examine their pre-lunch snack to ensure it isn’t so filling that it impairs their appetite for lunch. Don’t be concerned if your youngster still has some lunch leftover. Always come up with new recipes for lunchbox and make their mealtime enjoyable.

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

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

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

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8 Best Protein-Rich Recipes for Kids

protein rich foods for vegetarians

Are you including protein-rich foods in your child’s diet? Making sure your children consume a well-balanced diet is a vital aspect of their growth and development. Protein is a critical macronutrient and is required for developing children since it is required for bone and muscle development as well as skin health. Protein is considered the body’s building block and repair agent. It is also integral in forming enzymes and hormones in the body. From digestion to immunity, from hair to nails, everything requires protein. Let’s take a look into the protein requirements for kids and protein-rich foods for vegetarians. (Easy source of protein for kids)

Protein requirements for kids:

Proteins are made up of building blocks known as amino acids. The human body requires 20 distinct amino acids, 9 of which are essential. Because our bodies cannot produce certain amino acids, we must obtain them from the diet. Even children require these amino acids in age-appropriate amounts on a daily basis:

  • 0 to 12 months: 9 g/day
  • 1 – 3 years: 12 to 13 g/day
  • 4 – 8 years: 19-20 g/day
  • 9 – 14 years: 34 g each day

Adding a high-quality source of protein for kids can be challenging especially when the child does not eat meat. Kids aside, adults also face the deficiency of protein in their daily diets. According to the Protein Consumption in the Diet of Adult Indians Survey, 9 out of 10 Indians consumed less than adequate proteins daily. 91% of the vegetarians and 85% of the non-vegetarians were protein-deficient. Because animal products contain more protein than plant foods, vegetarians and vegans may need to plan their meals to ensure they satisfy their protein requirements. Choosing the right protein rich foods for vegetarians is very important. (How to add 9G protein to your diet easily to rebuild your body cells?)

Protein rich foods/Recipes for vegetarians:

There are various protein-rich foods for vegetarians. Here are some of the best collections of recipes ranging from breakfast to dinner for your kids.

1. Broccoli and chickpea rice
Broccoli and chickpea rice
Broccoli and chickpea rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rice
  • 1 cup chickpea
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic, ginger
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp pepper and coriander powder
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 1 tsp ghee or olive oil
  • 4 cups Water
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • In a pressure cooker, heat ghee or olive oil, add cumin seeds, onion, ginger, garlic, broccoli florets and saute until it turns brown.
  • Add pepper powder, coriander powder, garam masala, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here), chickpea, salt and mix well for 3 minutes.
  • Add water, bring it to a boil and add rice.
  • Cook on a medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Serve!!

1 cup – 240 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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2. MOONG DAL CHEELA/PANCAKE
Moong dal cheela/pancake
Moong dal Cheela/Pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Moong dal/mung bean
  • 1 Capsicum, Onion, Tomato
  • 2 tsp Grated ginger
  • 1 tsp Chilies (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak moong dal overnight and grind it to make paste.
  • In a bowl, add curd, chopped onion, capsicum, tomato, ginger and chilies(optional), salt, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Pour the batter on hot pan and cook it for 2 minutes on low flame. Drop oil on edges and flip it to cook on other side till it turns golden.
  • Serve!!

1 cheela – 128 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa or Little Millet ( Quinoa and little millet boiled in equal water)
  • ½ cup Peas
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Chopped small onion
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 2 tsp Chopped garlic and ginger
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice fresh
  • 2 tsp 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 Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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4. OATS Pancake
Protein rich foods for vegetarians - Oats pancake
Oats pancake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oats
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 egg or 2 tbsp chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in 6 tbsp warm water till it becomes lumpy
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Blend the oats to a fine powder.
  • To this, add cinnamon powder, baking powder, salt,Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • In another bowl, add egg or chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in warm water, butter, milk and whisk well.
  • Now add the oat mixture to this and mix well to form a batter of pouring consistency without lumps.
  • Heat the pan and add ghee followed by a ladle of batter and cook on the medium flame.
  • Allow it to cook on the both sides for 30 seconds and serve hot!!

1 Oats pancake – 200 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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5. PALAK TOFU CURRY
Protein rich foods for vegetarians - Palak tofu curry recipe
Palak tofu curry

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Spinach (steamed)
  • 1.5 cups Firm tofu (cut small)
  • 2 tbsp Ghee or olive oil
  • 1 Chopped onion
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy 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.

1 cup –  45 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

6. Ragi Millet and VEGGIES APPAM
Protein rich foods for vegetarians - Ragi millet and veggies appam
Ragi 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 Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy 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 –  35 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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7. ROASTED MAKHANA
Protein rich foods for vegetarians - Roasted makhana
Roasted Makhana

Ingredients

  • 1 cup makhana/foxtail
  • 1/2 tbsp desi ghee
  • 1 tsp mint powder
  • 2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Warm desi ghee in skillet/Kadhai.
  • Put makhana and roast them for 7-10 minutes on low flame. Sprinkle salt, mint powder, chaat masala and black pepper powder over makhanas.
  • Add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and mix well.
  • Easy, crispy and healthy snack is ready for kids.

1 cup – 216 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
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8. SOYA CHUNKS PATTIES
Protein rich foods for vegetarians - soya chunks patties
Soya chunks patties

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soya chunks
  • 1/4 cup cup puffed rice
  • 1 Small onion
  • Handful coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp green chilies (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Soak soya chunks for an hour. Squeeze them and grind in mixer.
  • Grind puffed rice to make powder.
  • Take a bowl and add ground soya chunks and puffed rice in bowl.
  • Add chopped onion, coriander leaves, dry mango power, salt and Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here).
  • Make small ball and flatten them. Grease the grill pan and place the patties into it. Shallow fry on low flame for 5-7 minutes.
  • Flip to fry on both sides until the base turn firm, golden and crispy. 
  • Patties are ready to serve as snacks or as burger patties.

1 soya chunk patty – 52 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

Try to include varieties of protein rich foods in the recipes and make your kids meals healthy and nutritious. Hope these protein rich foods for vegetarians will help you in planning your children’s meals better.

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6 Easy and Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for Kids

“Gluten-free” is at the top of the food trend list. Parents are becoming more conscious of their children’s dietary sensitivities and allergies, which had previously gone undetected. There’s no evidence that a gluten-free meal plan is better than the healthful, balanced foods that all kids require unless your child has a special medical reason to avoid gluten. Before you begin preparing gluten-free meals, it is essential to know what gluten-free means!! (Growth and development of a child at one year)

WHAT GLUTEN-FREE MEANS?

If your child has celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, they will need to maintain a gluten-free diet. Gluten is a protein present in wheat, barley, rye, and grain derivatives such as malt and brewer’s yeast. (Different types of Food allergies in kids)

A gluten-free diet eliminates any foods that contain these components. People who are sensitive to gluten may still consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, beans, lentils, and most dairy products. These ingredients are naturally gluten-free and safe to consume.

Gluten-free foods:

Here is a list of naturally gluten-free foods that are healthful and can be excellent alternatives for your kids :

  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Natural, unprocessed forms of beans, seeds, legumes, and nuts
  • Eggs
  • Meats, fish, and poultry that are lean and unprocessed
  • Low fat dairy products

A gluten-free diet can contain the following grains like Amaranth, buckwheat, corn, rice, millets, quinoa, sorghum, oats and flours like corn flour, chickpea flour, soy flour, almond meal/flour, coconut flour and tapioca flour.

These ingredients may be used to make gluten-free dishes for kids that are both nutritious and delightful.

6 TASTY GLUTEN-FREE RECIPES FOR KIDS

Who says gluten-free kid’s recipes have to be boring? With the recipes below, we are about to change your kid’s life. Make it fun-filled, healthy and delicious. (5 Best Recipes for Finger foods)

1. 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 Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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2. QUINOA-MILLET PEAS MEAL
 Quinoa millet peas meal recipe
Quinoa millet peas meal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa or Little Millet ( Quinoa and little millet boiled in equal water)
  • ½ cup Peas
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Chopped small onion
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy 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 Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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3. Multigrain dosa:

gluten free recipe - Multigrain dosa
Multigrain Dosa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Ragi, Rice, Jowar, wheat flour 
  • 3-4 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1/4 cup Curd
  • Handful of Curry and Coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Mix ragi, rice, jowar, wheat, jeera, chopped curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here), salt and water in a bowl.
  • Slowly add curd to this mixture and mix without lumps forming. it for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the dosa pan and spread the batter.
  • Cook it on both sides until it’s crisp and serve.

1 dosa – 170 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

4. Ragi vermicelli
Gluten free recipe- Ragi vermicelli
Ragi vermicelli

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ragi vermicelli
  • 2 tsp freshly grated coconut chunks (optional)
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil or ghee
  • Green chillies (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • Handful of coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required

Preparation

  • Soak the vermicelli for about 3-5 minutes in lukewarm water. Drain the water and set the vermicelli aside.
  • In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, chana dal, curry leaves, and onion, saute until they turn pinkish brown.
  • Then add Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here), ragi vermicelli, salt and cook on a medium flame.
  • Stir well for 2-3 minutes and garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.
  • Serve!!

1 cup –  356 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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5. Millet pizza
gluten free recipe  - Millet pizza
Millet Pizza

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Jowar (sorghum)
  • ⅓ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup cooked oat
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • Nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable sauce of your choice
  • 1/3 cup grated cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required

Preparation

  • Take a bowl and add jowar flour, tapioca flour, cooked oats, yeast (optional), salt and water to make a soft dough for millet pizza base.
  • Leave it to rise for an hour.
  • Preheat oven for 5 min. Roll millet pizza base and apply Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here) and pizza sauce. Sprinkle cheese, bake for 10 min at 220 degree celsius.
  • Nutritious pizza is ready to serve!!

1 Pizza –  246 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

6. Paneer vegetable fried rice
gluten free recipe -Paneer vegetable fried rice
Paneer vegetable fried rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup grated panner
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp grated carrot
  • 1 tbsp chopped beans
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here)
  • 1.5 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Spring onion (optional)
  • Cinnamon powder – a pinch
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • In a pan, add ghee, cumin seeds and allow it to splatter.
  • Add chopped onion and saute well. Then add grated carrot, chopped beans and fry until they turn soft.
  • Now add grated panner,Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread (order here),pepper powder, salt and mix well.
  • Next, add the rice, mix well and fry for 2- 3 minutes until everything is properly combined.
  • Finally season with cinnamon powder and turn off the flame.
  • Sprinkle some coriander leaves and spring onion and serve!!

1 cup – 385 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury Spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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While we now understand what gluten-free means, it is equally important to understand gluten tolerance in children. Gluten sensitivity in children can vary in severity, and although some children can handle a little quantity of gluten, others cannot tolerate any gluten at all. While a gluten-free diet is restrictive, there are plenty healthful and delicious alternatives. Simply consume a variety of whole, single-ingredient meals such as fruits, vegetables, and lean protein sources. They will keep your tummy happy while also promoting good health. Consult your doctor about which items are safe to consume and which should be avoided, and plan your child’s meal appropriately.

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Laddu Recipe with Sweet Potato

Kids love to eat laddu. This sweet potato recipe that Indian use to make helps to add nutrition to their favourite foods in a convenient way. Kid’s Nutrition is very important nowadays and preparing healthy food recipes for a child is not an easy task. Iyurved is happy to share lots of children’s food recipe ideas which are not only innovative but also very tasty. The recipes shared here are Kids approved!

Let’s try to make every healthy food recipe for a child more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts. Check this sweet potato recipe that Indian use to make for babies, toddlers and kids.

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ragi flour
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1 cup mashed boiled sweet potato
  • 3tbsp desiccated coconut/ nariyal bura
  • 2tbsp desi ghee
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved WEIGHT savoury spread (order here)
Procedure

Heat desi ghee in skillet. Put wheat and ragi flour and roast till turn brown. Add jaggery. After it melts add Iyurved WEIGHT savoury spread (order here) and mashed sweet potato. Mix all the ingredients well. Switch off the gas and let it cool. Make small balls. Roll each of them in nariyal bura. Give proper round shape and keep it in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Healthy and nutritious laddu are ready to eat.

Benefits OF ADDING DAILY NUTRITION weight SAVOURY SPREAD:
  • Improves muscle strength and body weight with high protein (6g protein in 1 serving)
  • Boosts brain due to high omega-3 and natural brain herbs
  • 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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5 Best Recipes for Finger Foods

Recipes for finger foods

Starting your baby on finger foods can be thrilling but it can also be an overwhelming and stressful experience. Babies imitate what they observe others do. When they observe how their family eats, they want to do the same. Weaning often begins with smooth purees, textured mashes, and eventually finger foods as the baby transitions into the realm of real food. The first step toward your baby utilising their small little hands to eat is for them to eat little pieces of food. Fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination are also improved with finger foods. As a result, you must offer finger foods when your baby is ready. Many parents are afraid of choking, are unsure when to begin, and are at a loss for what to do. Here are great finger foods ideas and recipes for finger foods for your baby to start with. 

What are finger foods?

Finger foods, often known as titbits or munchies, are little bite-sized foods that newborns can pick up and consume on their own. Finger foods are an excellent way for kids to fill their small tummies and acquire energy. Many mothers look for these foods to make their kids happy. (Baby’s first foods: How to introduce solids?)

When to introduce finger foods to your baby?

This will be different for all babies, but it’s usually between 8-9 months of age.  On the other hand, observing your baby will tell you when he or she is ready. 

  • Reaching for the food while you feed them, taking the bowl or spoon, placing the spoon in their mouth, and fussing when they see you eat (because they want in!) are all signals they are ready. 
  • Another sign that a baby is physically ready to attempt finger foods is his or her ability to sit independently. (Child development: 7 foods that help babies in sitting)

It will be difficult at first since toddlers’ weak hand-eye coordination and easy distraction make for a lot of mess when they eat finger foods. Your baby will pick up food in his/her hands and chuck it about, with just a small amount of it making its way into his/her mouth. They will eventually learn to grip the food using their thumbs and forefingers. This is known as a pincer grasp and is a fine motor ability.

How to introduce or prepare finger foods to your baby?

Recipes for finger foods for babies may be given in a variety of forms. ( Check 6-month baby food chart)

  • Offer finger foods that are easy and safe for babies: You want to give your infant food that is both safe and simple to pick up and eat. Depending on your child’s age, this will differ.
  • Provide soft foods: Finger foods should be soft enough to squish between two fingers. Your baby’s first foods should be soft so that they can gnaw, suck, chew, and move the food about their mouths effortlessly.
  • Try different cooking methods: Some items, such as mangos, bananas, and avocados, are already soft enough for a baby to eat on their own. Other hard fruits and vegetables must be cooked in one of four ways: roasting, steaming, sautéing, or boiling. All of these can alter the texture and flavour of a dish.
  • Try different serving sizes and shapes: Cut meals into 2-3 inch strips for babies 6-9 months, about the size of two adult fingers, to make it easier for them to utilise their palmar hold on (involves all four fingers curling around food, and the thumb tucked within the palm). You may slice meals into little “pea” size pieces for babies 9-12 months to practise on using their pincer grasp (using the tip of the thumb and the index finger to pick up pea-sized foods).
Finger foods for babies

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How much should I offer?

Many parents are concerned about whether or not their children are eating enough. When it comes to purees, it’s simple to see what’s been eaten, but when it comes to finger foods, it’s a bit more hazy, and you’ll discover pieces of food on the floor or down the chair. Allow your child to choose how much they want to eat. They will gradually regulate their intake and stop eating when they are full. Allow them to self-feed at their pace. A well-balanced recipes for finger foods can ensure that your baby is getting the proper amount of the essential nutrients. (Weaning for babies from breastfeeding: How to do it?)

What are the best finger foods ideas for babies?

Mothers must constantly strive to provide nutritious finger foods to their children. It’s also a good idea to offer them food that can be broken into little pieces and cooked till soft so that they can chew and digest it easily. If you have any concerns regarding food allergies, talk to your doctor before beginning with finger foods. Let’s take a look at a few of the best finger foods ideas for babies:

  • Fruits are great finger meals since they are so healthful. Banana, mango, papaya, muskmelons, watermelons, sliced grapes, kiwi slices, and apple slices can all be used. You can give all of these fruits together in tiny amounts or one at a time.
  • Green peas, cauliflower florets, beans, carrots, and pumpkins, steamed or cooked with a touch of salt
  • Vegetables like potatoes and sweet potatoes can also be baked and then sautéed in ghee to increase the flavour.
  • A flavour for raw veggies may be provided by thin tomato wedges and extremely thin cucumber slices.
  • Corn that has been boiled and baby corn that has been steamed can also be served.
  • The little tot will be able to manage well-cooked spaghetti spirals sliced into small pieces.
  • Cut hard-boiled eggs or scrambled eggs into small pieces and serve. Please keep in mind that allergies should be discussed with your doctor. At eight months, egg yolks can be offered, while egg whites should be presented after a year.
  • Beans, which are high in protein and other nutrients, can also be boiled, well-cooked and served.
  • You may also try making your own nutritious nuggets and vegetable-based fries at home.

5 Best Recipes for finger foods :

These are some amazing recipes for finger food to try with your kids. Cut them up into little pieces that your baby can handle.

1. ROASTED SWEET POTATO WEDGES/ FRIES
Recipes for finger foods - Sweet potato wedges/ fries
Roasted Sweet potato wedges/ fries

Ingredients

  • 1 – Sweet potato (small)
  • 2 tsp – Oil/ Ghee

Preparation

  • Peel the sweet potato and cut them into wedges or fries shape.
  • Pre heat oven for 5 min at 200 celsius.
  • Toss the wedges in drops of ghee or oil.
  • Place the wedges on a baking dish, bake for 25-30 minutes. 
  • Healthy sweet potato wedges or fries is one of the best recipes for finger foods to babies.  

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2. Apple and banana muffin
Recipes for finger foods - Apple and banana muffin
Apple and banana Muffin

Ingredients

  • 1 – Egg or 2 tbsp chia or flax seeds powder soaked in 6 tbsp warm water till it becomes lumpy
  • 2 – Mashed Banana
  • 1.5 cup – whole wheat flour or almond flour
  • ¾ tsp – Baking soda
  • 1 – Small apple cut in small chunks or puree

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven at 175 Celsius for 5 min.
  • Mix eggs/ chia or flax paste, banana in a bowl.
  • Add flour, baking soda, apple chunks or puree to the bowl and Mix well.
  • Divide batter into muffin pan or moulds. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and serve as finger foods.

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3. Pumpkin pancake
Recipes for finger foods - Pumpkin pancake
Pumpkin pancake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup – Jowar flour, Bajra flour
  • 1/4 cup – Pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp – Ghee
  • 2 tsp – Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 cup – Milk/ Nut milk

Preparation

  • Mix the jowar, bajra, pumpkin puree, cinnamon powder and ghee in a bowl.
  • Add milk and mix well to form slightly thick batter.
  • Heat the pan and add a ladle of batter and cook on the medium flame.
  • Allow it to cook on the both sides for 30 seconds and serve as finger foods cut in different shapes.
4. Oats cookies
 Oats cookies
Oats Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup – Semolina
  • 1/2 cup – Jowar/ wheat flour,
  • 1/4 cup – Oats and melon seeds
  • ¼ tsp – Cinnamon powder
  • 1/3 cup – Milk/ Nut milk

Preparation

  • Take a bowl and add all the dry ingredients into it. Gradually, add milk and make a firm dough.
  • Take a big ball of dough.
  • Roll in between two baking/parchment papers.Preheat oven for 5 min.
  • Place rolled cookie with baking sheet on the middle rack. Bake as a single piece at 200 degree celsius for 15 min. Once edges begin to brown, take it out.
  • Cool on rack. Once completely cool, break the cookie into different shapes and serve as finger foods.

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5. MILLET APPAM WITH BOTTLE GOURD
Millet appam with bottle gourd
Millet Appam with Bottle gourd

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – Gram flour (Besan)
  • 1 cup – Sorghum flour (Jowar ka atta)
  • 1/2 Cup – Carrot (Grated)
  • 1 cup – Bottle gourd (Grated)
  • 1/2 cup – Corn (Boiled)
  • Water (if required)

Preparation

  • Put gram flour and sorghum flour in bowl.
  • Add Grated bottle gourd, carrot and boiled corn. Mix all the ingredients well and keep it aside for 15-20 minutes (Add water if needed to make a thick paste).
  • Grease the appam pan with some drops of oil. Once heated pour spoonful of batter in each mold.
  • Cover and cook on medium flame. After 3-4 minutes flip over each appam and cook from other side for 2 minutes.
  • Take out on a plate and serve as fingerfoods for babies.
Finger foods to avoid:

Some meals, depending on how they’re cooked, can put your infant in danger of choking, so it’s best to wait until your kid is developmentally mature, which may not be until 2-4 years of age for some foods. Here are some of the finger foods ideas that you should avoid:

  • Fruits and vegetables that are hard and uncooked
  • Large chunks of fruits and vegetables
  • Remove the seeds from plums, peaches, and watermelons. Seeds such as pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds should not be fed to children since they might become lodged in the windpipe and create major difficulties.
  • Giving whole nuts should be avoided.
  • Popcorn and pretzels are two foods to stay away from.
  • Chewing gum and other foods that are similar to jelly should be avoided.
  • Don’t feed candy or marshmallows.
  • Raisins should not be eaten.
  • Unroasted bread
  • Avoid sweets, salty foods and junk foods like potato chips and other fatty foods.

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What precautions should you take when feeding finger foods?

Make sure your child is seated appropriately in a high chair. It’s beneficial to take a seat and pay attention to the infant as he or she eats. It is also beneficial to sit and eat with the infant. Here are some helpful hints:

  • Self-feeding is likely to be a mess at first, with food spilled everywhere. Your youngster, on the other hand, will gradually learn to place food in his mouth. So be patient, and serve him less food to reduce waste. Depending on how hungry he is, the amount can be increased.
  • Remove all seeds and peel the fruits.
  • Choking-causing foods should be avoided.
  • Prepare foods that are low in salt and sugar.

Coming up with fascinating recipes for finger foods for your child may appear to be a difficult task. You may, however, get creative and play around with the meals your youngster has previously been exposed to. This will also provide your baby with the opportunity to try a range of foods. Simply follow some of the following guidelines to ensure that the recipes for finger foods you pick or prepare for your tiny tot are soft and easy for him/her to chew and digest.

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A Sweet Potato Recipe: Crispy Puri

Recipe of sweet potato puri with hidden herbs and nuts

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

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato
  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp kasoori methi
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain (carom seed)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 cup oil
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved daily nutrition weight savoury spread (order here)
Procedure

Take mashed sweet potato in a bowl. Add wheat flour. Put kasoori methi, ajwain, salt and Iyurved daily nutrition weight savoury spread (order here). Mix them well. Add water slowly to make a dough. Take small balls and and roll over to make puri. Fry it. Crispy and healthy puri is ready to serve.

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Recipe of Soya Chilli Paneer

Recipe of soya chilli paneer with hidden herbs and nuts

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

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup soya chunks
  • Paneer/cottage cheese
  • 1 onion
  • Small capsicum
  • 11/2 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Grated ginger garlic
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved daily nutrition weight savoury spread (order here)
Procedure

Soak soya chunks for 2 hours. Mix corn flour in water . Put squeezed soy chunks and paneer slices in it. Shallow fry them and keep aside. Heat oil in skillet. Put ginger garlic. Add onions and capsicum. Stir them for 2-3 minutes. Put chilli sauce, soy sauce, salt and Iyurved daily nutrition weight savoury spread (order here). Mix well. Add soy and paneer to it and again give it a good mix. Tangy and healthy soy chilli paneer is ready.

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