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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1 Simple Food that help with Digestion, Appetite and Weight gain

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An emotion shared by every MOTHER! Toddlers are often choosy about what they eat, and it is not easy to feed picky toddlers without screaming, bribing, or pleading! We have come across a lot of parents who are concerned about their children’s appetite, digestion, and weight growth. But, how to include foods that help with digestion, appetite and weight gain in a simple way?

We have a simple solution for all three concerns, with foods that help with digestion, appetite, and weight gain – all bundled into a single jar. Loss of appetite is a common problem in kids and kids with less or poor appetite don’t feel hungry or don’t want to eat food at all. But what we eat determines how well our digestion works. A lack of appetite can lead to poor digestion, which leads to no weight gain in children. You can include Iyurved Kids & Teens Weight healthy savoury spread into these 6 simple and delicious recipes that will help your child with digestion, appetite and weight gain. ( Reasons for loss of appetite and 5 foods to increase your child’s appetite)

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You can add this preservative-free health food to your child’s food to make sure your child attains a healthy weight.  All you need to do is – take a spoon of this spread and mix or spread them on your kid’s foods. It’s so simple. 

It can be added to roti / pizza dough, dosa / idli / cheela / cake batter, curries / veggies / daal / pasta, omelette, oats, soup, cerelac or eat directly

6 rECipes with Kids and teens weight healthy savoury spread

You can try recipes with this preservative free food that help with digestion, appetite and weight gain. These recipes are made using Kids & Teens Weight Savoury spread by Iyurved which contains ayurvedic herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Curcumin, Mulethi, Shalaki, nuts like peanuts, cashews, almonds and seeds of pumpkin, sunflower and melon. All these ingredients will promote the health and function of the digestive system. This Weight savoury spread can be added to any recipe format without changing the taste.

1. CHEESE paratha WITH MILLET
foods help with digestion- 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.

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread to the paratha dough or spread 1 tbsp over the paratha while serving.

1 Cheese paratha with millet – 166 calories
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2. Ragi banana pancake
Foods help with digestion - Ragi banana pancake
Ragi pancake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ragi Flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or oat flour
  • 2 ripen mashed bananas
  • 1.5 tbsp yogurt or 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg or flax-egg (1 tbsp flax seeds mixed with 6 tbsp warm water, leave for 5 min)
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Weight healthy Savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Mix ragi flour, whole wheat flour, ripen bananas, baking powder, Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Weight healthy Savoury spread (order here), salt and egg. The batter should not be watery.
  • Heat a skillet. Grease with oil or ghee.
  • Once heated, pour a ladle of batter on to the skillet. 
  • Allow the pancake to cook on medium heat.
  • Flip to the other side and allow it to cook properly for 30 seconds.
  • Serve hot!!

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread to the batter or spread 1 tbsp over the pancake while serving.

1 Ragi pancake – 230 calories
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( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Weight Healthy Savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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3. Carrot beetroot pasta
Foods help with digestion - Carrot beetroot pasta recipe
Carrot beetroot pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic, onion.
  • Add carrot, beetroot puree and Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here) and cook for 5- 8 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper or oregano, tomato pasta sauce and pasta.
  • Then add water, cover the pan and cook on low flame.
  • Once the pasta is soft and cooked, turn off the flame 
  • Serve!!

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

1 cup – 240 calories
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4. Paneer vegetable fried rice
foods help with digestion - 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
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( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

5. BANANA AND APPLE MUFFINS
Banana and apple muffin
Banana and Apple muffin

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs or 2 tbsp chia or flaxseeds powder soaked in 6 tbsp warm water till it becomes lumpy
  • 2 mashed banana
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here)
  • 1.5 cup wholewheat flour or almond flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 small apple cut in small chunks
  • Honey (optional)
  • Chocochips (optional)

Preparation

  • Preheat oven at 175 celcius for 5 min.
  • Mix eggs/ chia or flax paste, banana, and butter or Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here) in a bowl.
  • Add flour, baking soda, apple chunks, salt to the bowl and Mix well. Feel free to add chocolate chips to the mixture.
  • Taste the mixture for sweetness, and add honey as per your taste.
  • Divide batter to muffin pan or moulds.
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden.

1 Banana and apple muffin – 106 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
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6. Palak cookies
Palak cookies
Palak cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups multigrain flour
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup palak/spinach puree
  • 1.5 cups Khand sari
  • 1/2 cup oil/ butter
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here)

Preparation

  • Take multigrain flour, sorghum flour in a bowl.
  • Add spinach/ palak puree, khand sari, oil/butter, vanilla essence and baking soda.
  • To this, add Iyurved daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread (order here) and mix well to make a soft dough.
  • Cover it and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll the dough into small balls and give them cookies shape.
  • Place the cookies into baking tray. Preheat the oven and bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes at 180 degree celsius.
  • Tasty, healthy and nutritious palak/spinach cookies are ready!!

1 Palak cookie – 91 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition weight healthy savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

Feeding should not be a struggle for you or your baby; otherwise, you risk creating a bad habit or attitude around mealtimes, which may be difficult to break. Make your child enjoy his or her meals along with added nutritional benefits.

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

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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6 Quick and Healthy Recipe for Ragi Flour

recipe for ragi flour

Ragi, often known as finger millet, is a popular millet in India. It has several health advantages and is a Super Food for newborns to acquire weight.  Babies have an immature immune system and require all nutrients to grow. Ragi delivers a variety of important nutrients to newborns and is abundant in protein, iron, and calcium. This whole grain is enriched in amino acids such as phenylalanine, methionine, isoleucine, and leucine. Ragi in a tasty format becomes the perfect option for both parents and kids! Every mom wants to offer her kids something nutritious, and kids want something yummy when it comes to meals, therefore ragi in a tasty form becomes the ideal choice for kids! This article will enlightens you on the advantages of ragi and provide you with a healthy and delicious recipe for ragi flour. (8 yummy paratha recipes for kids lunch-box menu)

Nutritional information of Ragi flour

Nutritional Information of Ragi flour
Nutritional Information of Ragi flour

When can babies eat ragi?

Because of the benefits of ragi for health, it is the best weaning food for babies after the age of six months. To be clear, it should not be your baby’s first food. Steamed and mashed veggies such as potatoes, apples, etc. should be the first thing on your menu to get started. You can make Ragi malt at home and other recipe for ragi flour that is ideal for your child. (Baby’s first foods: How to introduce solids?)

HEALTH BENEFITS OF RAGI:

Here are 6 reasons why ragi needs to be the next go-to snack for children.

1. GREAT SOURCE OF PROTEIN AND FIBER: 

100 grams of Whole Ragi Flour gives 7.29 grams of protein and 16.56 grams of fibre. Ragi helps in the easy movement of foods in the stomach and adds water into the stool, hence aiding easy digestion and relieving constipation. (6 Best foods for digestion and constipation in kids)

2. CALCIUM RICH – PROMOTES HEALTHY BONES AND TEETH:

When compared to other grains, ragi flour is one of the greatest non-dairy calcium sources. Calcium is essential for building strong bones and teeth, as well as for the prevention of a bone-weakening condition called osteoporosis. The sprouting process can increase the calcium content in Ragi by 20 percent. (Benefits of calcium in kids)

3. IMPROVES RED BLOOD CELLS PRODUCTION – PREVENTS ANEMIA:

Naturally rich in iron, ragi benefits those with low hemoglobin levels. Also, vitamin B1 helps in the synthesis of red blood cells and generates ATP, which is used by our bodies for energy.  (Foods rich in iron)

4. GLUTEN-FREE:

Ragi is a must-have for anyone on a gluten-free diet or suffering from celiac disease. For chapatis, dosas and some sweets, ragi can readily replace wheat because it is gluten-free. (A guide to a Gluten free diet for kids)

5. RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS:

Other health benefits of ragi include its antioxidant property. Ragi is rich in antioxidants which prevents oxidation and fight against infections. Also, being a  rich source of amino acids, it aids the body’s natural ability to relax. You can efficiently combat depression, headaches and insomnia, as well as anxiety and stress, by consuming ragi. (Why do we need antioxidants)

6. GREAT PICK FOR THE LITTLE ONES AND NEW MOMS:

The health benefits of ragi make it a great choice for infants and new moms. As well as aiding with their digestion, it also strengthens their bones and promotes their overall growth. Ragi is great for stimulating milk production and balancing hormonal processes in pregnant women and young moms due to its high iron and calcium content.

6 HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS RECIPE for Ragi flour

Here are 6 amazing recipe for ragi flour for your child. These ragi recipes are simple and take minimal preparation time. And you can make sure that your child will love their mealtime.

1. Ragi banana pancake
Ragi banana pancake
Ragi pancake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ragi Flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour or oat flour
  • 2 ripen mashed bananas
  • 1.5 tbsp yogurt or 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg or flax-egg (1 tbsp flax seeds mixed with 6 tbsp warm water, leave for 5 min)
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Mix ragi flour, whole wheat flour, ripen bananas, baking powder, Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Savoury spread (order here), salt and egg. The batter should not be watery.
  • Heat a skillet. Grease with oil or ghee.
  • Once heated, pour a ladle of batter on to the skillet. 
  • Allow the pancake to cook on medium heat.
  • Flip to the other side and allow it to cook properly for 30 seconds.
  • Serve hot!!

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the batter or spread 1 tbsp over the pancake while serving.

1 Ragi pancake – 230 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

2. Ragi litti/savoury balls
recipe for ragi flour- 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 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 Savoury spread (order here) and mix well to make filling.
  • Take ragi flour, add 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s Daily nutrition 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 
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3. Ragi CHEELA
Ragi cheela
Ragi cheela

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Ragi flour
  • 2 Medium size Onion
  • 1 Small size Tomato
  • 1/2 Capsicum
  • 1 tsp Grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Savoury spread (order here)
  • Green chilies (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Oil/ Ghee
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Take ragi flour in a bowl. Add chopped onion, tomato , capsicum and grated ginger, Iyurved’s Daily nutrition Savoury spread (order here) and salt, mix well.
  • Add water slowly and mix to make a thick spreadable paste.
  • Heat a skillet. Grease with oil or ghee. Now pour the batter on medium heated skillet.
  • Allow the cheela to cook on medium heat.
  • Flip to the other side and allow it to cook properly for 30 seconds.
  • Ragi cheela is ready to serve with coriander or coconut chutney.

You may add Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread to the batter or spread 1 tbsp over the cheela while serving.

1 Ragi cheela – 120 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

4. Ragi Millet and VEGGIES APPAM
Recipe for ragi flour- 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 Savoury spread (order here)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Water as required

Preparation

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

1 appam –  35 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

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5. Ragi vermicelli
Recipe for ragi flour- 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 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 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 savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

6. Ragi IDLI
Ragi Idli
Ragi Idli

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Roasted Ragi flour
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Sooji/ Rava
  • 1 small grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup curd/Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp oil or ghee
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury spread (order here)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required

Preparation

  • Take roasted ragi flour and roasted rava in a bowl.
  • To this, add grated carrot, curd/yoghurt, Iyurved’s Daily Nutrition Savoury spread (order here), salt and mix well.
  • Add water and adjust the idli batter consistency.
  • Add baking soda, mix it well and pour the batter into greased molds.
  • Place the idli maker into steamer, cover it and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame, let it cool and serve with coconut or tomato chutney!!

1 Ragi idli –  42 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

These recipe for ragi flour are not only ideal for kids, but they are also simple. Start trying them for snacking, healthy breakfast, or almost any meal, and we guarantee your kids will like it and get the benefits of ragi in a creative way!

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6 Healthy Rice Recipes: Easy and Kids Friendly

Rice recipes easy

Children usually get bored when they consume the same foods every day. As a result, it is essential that we provide a range of flavours from our staple diet, such as rice, to keep kids away from junk food. Rice recipes are easy to prepare and nutritious for children. There is no limit to creativity, flavours and ideas with rice recipes that you can cook to tempt your kid’s taste buds.

Rice is a popular staple meal that is generally given to newborns as their first solid foods. It has several health advantages for newborns, including being an excellent source of B complex vitamins, being energy-dense, having helpful protein in rice, being easy to digest, rejuvenating the body when blended with milk, and being a remedy for diarrhea and dysentery. Rice is also mom’s favourite healthy cooking ingredient because of its nutritious characteristics.

NUTRITION IN white RICE:

Nutritional information of Rice

When can babies eat rice?

Rice is a relatively low allergen food that is good for newborns to digest. Rice may be given to kids as early as six months old, which is also the recommended age to begin solid foods. (Baby’s first foods: How to introduce solids?)

Health benefits of rice for babies:

Rice provides the following advantages to a baby:

  1. Replenishes the body’s energy: 100g of rice cereal provides around 79.15g of carbs. A cup of rice cereal might provide your kid the energy he or she needs to be active.
  2. Great source of vitamin B: Whole or brown rice is an excellent source of B complex vitamins. Each of these vitamins plays a crucial part in the baby’s entire development, including physical and mental development.
  3. Easily digestible: Rice, especially white rice, is extremely easy to digest. This is beneficial for newborns because they cannot digest heavier foods. Their digestive systems have not matured to the point where they can digest heavy, complex foods. (5 recipes for easy digestion in kids)
  4. Good for Bones: Rice is high in calcium and magnesium, both of which are necessary for strong bones. Regular rice meals, in addition to breast milk, can provide an extra calcium supply for the infant. (Foods for strong bones)
  5. Good for overall health: Along with macronutrients, rice includes trace amounts of micronutrients such as zinc, copper, and selenium, which are vital for proper growth and are required for several functions of the body. (7 health foods for kids daily nutrition)

6 HEALTHY Rice recipes that are easy and kids friendly

Here are quick, simple, nutrient-dense top six rice recipes that are easy and help every parent to overcome the challenge of cooking tasty and kid-friendly rice recipes. (8 easy khichdi recipes for kids and toddlers)

1. Paneer vegetable fried rice

It is no surprise that paneer, or cottage cheese, is a household staple in most Indian households. Paneer is healthy, high in protein and calcium, simple to prepare, and also versatile enough to be used in a number of meals. This is also why paneer is a favourite among moms, especially when there are fussy eaters in the family!

Rice recipes - 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 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 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 savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

2. One-pot veggies rice

Rice recipes are easy to make and require less effort. This is one such tasty meal that can be made in a matter of minutes.

Rice recipes easy- One pot veggies rice
One-pot veggies rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp chopped capsicum
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy chunks or firm tofu
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Other veggies (optional)
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition Savoury spread (order here)
  • 4-4.5 cups water
  • 2 tsp Ghee/Olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • In a pressure cooker, heat ghee or olive oil, add cumin seeds, onion and saute until it turns pinkish brown.
  • Add veggies, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here), salt and saute well for 5 minutes.
  • Once done, add rice, water and allow it to cook on medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Serve!!

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

3. Palak Pulao

Flavorful Palak pulao, also known as palak rice, is a delectable dish made of spinach, spices, and rice. Spinach is high in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Palak rice recipes is easy, tasteful and quick to make for a meal and also goes well in lunch box for kids.

Palak Pulao
Palak Pulao

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rice
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 2 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic, ginger
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 5 cups Water
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • In a pan, add 1 cup water, baby spinach and cook for 4-5 minutes until the spinach becomes soft. Cool, blend them in a mixer and keep the spinach puree aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat ghee, add cumin seeds, onion, ginger, garlic and saute until it turns brown.
  • Then add tomato, saute well.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here), spinach puree,salt and mix well for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add water, bring it to a boil and add rice.
  • Cook on a medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Serve!!

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

4. Broccoli and chickpea rice

This is one of the flavourful and wholesome dish for kids. Broccoli is a nutrient-dense vegetable. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals that newborns require, such as vitamins A, C, K, B6, folate and iron, zinc while chickpeas are high in protein.

Rice recipes easy - 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 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 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 savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

5. Vegetable masala khichdi

Khichdi is an easy, simple and nutritive one-pot meal that a mother may prepare in a flash for her child. The vegetable masala khichdi is a blend of vegetables, rice, moong dal, toor dal and spices. Vegetables add additional vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to the baby’s diet. 

Rice recipes - Vegetable masala recipe
Vegetable masala khichdi

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rice
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal
  • 1/2 cup mixed vegetables (carrot, beans, potato,peas)
  • 1/4 cup Toor dal
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, jeera, cloves
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 5 cups Water
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Wash rice, moong dal, toor dal and vegetables. Soak dal and rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water.
  • Add ghee, jeera,cinnamon, clove in a pressure cooker, then add chopped onion, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here), garam masala, coriander powderand saute well.
  • Then add rice, moong dal, toor dal, veggies, salt and water to the pressure cooker.
  • Cook in the medium flame for 5-6 whistles (depending on the consistency that you prefer).
  • Serve!!

1 cup – 360 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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6. Lemon rice

It is an easy, tangy and flavourful dish. Lemon rice recipes is easy, comfort food and is commonly eaten for a meal. It is seasoned with spices like mustard seeds, curry leaves, and is topped with crunchy peanuts and tangy lemon juice.

Lemon rice
Lemon rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 tsp green chilies (optional)
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp urad and chana dal
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

  • Heat oil in a pan. Roast peanuts on a medium flame until crunchy, keep aside.
  • In another pan, add oil, mustard seeds, urad and chana dal and saute until lightly golden.
  • Add curry leaves, ginger, green chilies, onion and fry until it turns golden brown..
  • Add turmeric, Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread (order here), lemon juice, roasted peanuts, salt and mix well.
  • Turn off the flame and add cooled cooked rice.
  • Stir well and Serve!!

1 cup – 280 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

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They are easy to make and will quickly become your child’s favourite. Rice is one of those ingredients that may be used in any way and provide a satisfying result. You may make it a complete meal by adding any fruit, vegetable, or protein. Enjoy these rice recipes with veggies and spices that give vital nutrients, and add your own ideas to make them more nutritious for your child.

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6 Best Recipes with Foods Rich in Iron

Foods iron

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

What is iron and its benefits?

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

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

Symptoms of iron deficiency or anemia in children include:

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

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

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

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

How can a child’s body absorb more iron? 

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

 What are some of the foods for iron?

Green vegetables

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

Dried fruits

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

FRUITS

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

LEGUMES

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

SEEDS

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

Iron-rich food recipes for kids

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

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

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

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

2. Beetroot CHEELA
Beetroot cheela recipe
Beetroot cheela

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

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

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

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

1 cup –  210 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

4. Spinach pasta
Spinach pasta recipe
Spinach pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  • Initially, add some water, pasta to a pan and cook the pasta and keep it aside.
  • In another pan, add oil, grated ginger, garlic, chopped onion and saute well. 
  • Now add schezwan sauce, oregano, chilli flakes and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread. (order here)
  • To this, add sorghum millet and cook on low flame for few seconds.
  • Now, add spinach puree, salt and mix well. 
  • Pour milk and add the cooked pasta, stir well, cook for a minute.
  • Spinach pasta is ready to serve!!

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1 cup –  160 calories
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5. MILLET AND VEGGIES APPAM
Millet and veggies appam recipe
Millet and veggies appam

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

1 appam –  23 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
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6. Beetroot idli
Beetroot idli recipe
Beetroot Idli

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

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

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5 Top Ayurvedic Herbs that are Safe for Kids

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

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

Ashwagandha

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

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha for kids:

Improves brain power:

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

Boosts immunity:

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

Reduces stress & anxiety:

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

Promotes better sleep & relaxation:

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

Brahmi:

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

Health Benefits of Brahmi for kids:

Considered a brain tonic:

Brahmi is a superfood for the brain and is believed to sharpen the brain by protecting cells and increasing chemicals associated with learning and memory. It has shown to improve spatial learning and retaining power in kids.  Studies have shown that the active components in Brahmi have very positive effects in maintaining brain health. That is why in older times, kids were often given Brahmi powder with ghee/honey. This would increase their focus and attention, while keeping them calm and relaxed. (Brain development food for children?)

Boosts Immunity:

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

Reduces Stress:

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

Improves respiratory health:

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

Supports Digestion:

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

Treats Epilepsy:

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

Turmeric/Curcumin:

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

THE Health Benefits of TURMERIC for kids:

Fights infections:

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

Boosts immunity:

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

Improves digestion:

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

Supports brain development:

Curcumin has a protein known as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is found in the brain and spinal cord. This plays a key role in keeping nerve cells healthy, as well as regulating communication between nerve cells, which is critical for learning and memory for kids. Research has proven a positive impact of curcumin supplementation on BDNF levels.

Relieves congestion and cold:

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

Acts as an antioxidant:

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

Mulethi/Licorice:

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

Health Benefits of Mulethi for kids:

Treats dry cough:

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

Promotes digestion:

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

Improves brain functions:

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

Boosts Immunity:

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

Increases stamina & energy levels:

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

Treats skin infections:

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

Improves oral health:

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

Shallaki:

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

Health Benefits of Shallaki for Kids:

Supports bone health:

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

Good for digestion:

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

Helps in respiratory problems:

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

Supports healing:

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

Promotes healthy skin:

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

HOW TO FEED ALL THESE Top Ayurvedic Herbs TO KIDS?

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


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 बच्चों का वजन बढ़ाने के लिए 6 रेसिपीज़

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आमतौर पर हम बच्चों में मोटापे के बारे में सुनते हैं और माता पिता उनके वज़न नियंत्रण  के लिये परेशान होते हैं पर आपको यह जानकर हैरानी होगी कि कई लोगों को बच्चों के लिए वज़न बढ़ाने के लिये टिप्स चाहिये होते हैं या बच्चों के वज़न बढ़ाने के लिए भोजन की तलाश करनी पड़ती है। कम वज़न वाले बच्चों को आमतौर पर बहुत अच्छी भूख नहीं लगती है या वे स्नैक्स या फास्ट-फूड से ही अपना पेट भर लेते हैं। इसलिए शरीर के लिए आवश्यक पोषक तत्वों की आवश्यकता कभी पूरी नहीं हो पाती है। कई माता-पिता वजन में कमी को खाने की कमी से भी जोड़ते हैं। हालांकि यह सच हो सकता है, लेकिन बच्चों में वजन न बढ़ने के कई कारण होते हैं। इस लेख में, आप वजन बढ़ाने के लिए रेसिपीज़ और व्यंजनों के बारे में जानेंगे।

कम वजन होने का क्या अर्थ है?

कम वजन होने का मतलब है कि आप अपने लिंग, उम्र और ऊंचाई के अनुसार अनुशंसित वजन सीमा से कम हैं। बॉडी मास इंडेक्स (बीएमआई) यह निर्धारित करने का एक विशिष्ट तरीका है कि किसी व्यक्ति का वजन स्वस्थ सीमा के भीतर है या नहीं। वजन से ऊंचाई के अनुपात का उपयोग करके, लोग अपने बॉडी मास इंडेक्स (बीएमआई) की गणना कर सकते हैं। आमतौर पर 18.5–24.9 के बीएमआई की सिफारिश की जाती है। 18.5 से कम बीएमआई वाले कम वजन वाले व्यक्ति को वजन बढ़ाने की आवश्यकता हो सकती है। हालांकि, ऐसे उदाहरण हैं जिनमें एक व्यक्ति का बीएमआई कम हो सकता है और फिर भी वह स्वस्थ हो सकता है। कुछ विशेषताओं, जैसे कि मांसपेशी द्रव्यमान (मसल मास), को बीएमआई माप द्वारा ध्यान में नहीं रखा जाता है। इससे स्वस्थ व्यक्ति का वजन अधिक हो सकता है। सामान्य तौर पर, किसी व्यक्ति का बीएमआई एक अच्छा संकेत देता है कि वे स्वस्थ वजन सीमा में हैं या नहीं।

तनाव, खराब खान-पान, अनियमित भोजन, शारीरिक फिटनेस की कमी और आनुवंशिकी (जेनेटिक्स) कुछ सबसे प्रचलित कारण हैं जिनकी वजह से लोग अपना वजन नहीं बढ़ा पाते हैं और अपना वजन बनाए नहीं रख पाते हैं। (वजन न बढ़ने का कारण)

कम वजन होने से जुड़े जोखिम:

शरीर का वजन कम होने से कई तरह के स्वास्थ्य संबंधी खतरे होते हैं। कई परिस्थितियों में कम वजन होने के लिए अक्सर अस्वास्थ्यकर खाने की आदतें जिम्मेदार होती हैं। इससे कुपोषण हो सकता है, जिसकी अपनी चिंताएं हैं। उदाहरण के लिए, विटामिन डी की कमी आपकी हड्डियों के स्वास्थ्य के लिए हानिकारक हो सकती है।

शरीर को ठीक से काम करने के लिए हर दिन पर्याप्त मात्रा में कैलोरी का सेवन करना चाहिए। कम कैलोरीज़ वाले आहार की वजह से निम्नलिखित समस्याएं हो सकती हैं:

  • मतली और थकान
  • बालों और त्वचा की समस्या 
  • बिगड़ा हुआ प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली
  • अस्थि विकार
  • बांझपन
  • विकास संबंधी समस्याएं
  • खाने की असामान्य आदतें
  • उच्च संक्रमण जोखिम

यह 5 वर्ष तक के भारतीय लड़कों और लड़कियों के लिए एक संदर्भ वजन और ऊंचाई चार्ट है।

Indian Boys Growth Chart

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Indian Girls Growth Chart

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स्वस्थ वजन बढ़ाने के लिए 7 युक्तियों का पालन करें:

वजन बढ़ाने के लिए आप उचित वजन बढ़ाने वाले आहार योजना का पालन कर सकते हैं। कैलोरी और प्रोटीन की खपत बढ़ाने के अलावा, बहुत अधिक कैलोरी युक्त लेकिन कम पोषण मूल्य वाली बहुत सी चीजें खाए बिना एक स्वस्थ संतुलित आहार बनाए रखना भी आवश्यक है। (बच्चों के लिए कुछ पौष्टिक वजन बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थ क्या हैं)

निम्नलिखित टिप्स मदद कर सकते हैं:

1. ऐसे खाद्य पदार्थों का चयन करें जो कैलोरी युक्त और पोषक दोनों हों

वजन बढ़ाने के लिए आपको उच्च कैलोरी वाले अस्वास्थ्यकर भोजन का सेवन शुरू नहीं करना चाहिए। जंक फूड आमतौर पर वसा और चीनी से मुख्य रूप से कैलोरी प्रदान करता है। उनमें कोई पोषण नहीं होता है।

2.अपने आहार में मेवे और बीज शामिल करें:

अगर आप अपना वजन देख रहे हैं, तो मूंगफली, बादाम, काजू जैसे मेवे एक अच्छा विकल्प हैं। यह पोषक तत्वों के साथ-साथ फाइबर, खनिज, लाभकारी तेलों और एंटीऑक्सिडेंट में समृद्ध है। यहां तक ​​कि नट बटर भी पौष्टिक होते हैं। (मेवे इतने महत्वपूर्ण क्यों हैं?) यदि आप उनकी तुलना डेयरी मक्खन से करते हैं, तो वे अच्छे फैटी एसिड और कैलोरी से भरपूर होते हैं। साथ ही कद्दू, सूरजमुखी और अलसी जैसे बीज खनिजों और एंटीऑक्सीडेंट से भरपूर होते हैं। (बीज कैसे प्रोटीन का अच्छा स्रोत हैं?)

3.नियमित अंतराल पर खाएं:

अपने तीन मुख्य भोजन में कम से कम तीन स्नैक्स शामिल करें, ताकि आप उचित समय में अधिक कैलोरी का उपभोग कर सकें। ऐसा होने के लिए, आपको नियमित अंतराल पर खाना चाहिए ताकि भोजन पच सके और अतिरिक्त भोजन के लिए जगह हो। इसलिए, हर दो घंटे में नाश्ता करना एक अच्छा विचार है। (अपने बच्चे की भूख कैसे बढ़ाएं?)

4.स्वस्थ वसा और तेल का सेवन करें:

स्वस्थ विकल्प बनाते समय तेल जिसमें मोनो- और पॉली-अनसैचुरेटेड वसा दोनों शामिल हैं, संतृप्त वसा के निचले स्तर के साथ मिलकर शामिल किया जाना चाहिए। एक उपयुक्त विकल्प वनस्पति तेल जैसे सूरजमुखी और जैतून, मेवे के तेल जैसे मूंगफली, और चावल की भूसी का तेल है। (संतृप्त वसा क्या है?)

5.हाई कैलोरी स्मूदी या शेक पिएं:

यदि आपको कम भूख लगती है, तो आप बड़े भोजन के बजाय उच्च कैलोरी शेक या स्मूदी का सेवन कर सकते हैं। शेक और स्मूदी आपको पूर्ण महसूस कराए बिना पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर कैलोरी प्रदान करते हैं।

6.कुछ शारीरिक गतिविधियों या वजन प्रशिक्षण में शामिल करें:

बच्चों के लिए कुछ शारीरिक गतिविधियों जैसे साइकिल चलाना, चलना/दौड़ना, तैराकी आदि को दैनिक आधार पर शामिल करना महत्वपूर्ण है। यह बच्चों को खाद्य पदार्थों को पचाने में मदद करता है और उनके अगले भोजन के लिए जगह बनाता है। वयस्कों के लिए, सप्ताह में कम से कम 3 बार वजन प्रशिक्षण शरीर में स्वस्थ वजन जोड़ने में मदद करता है।

7.सही स्नैक्स चुनें:

भोजन के बीच में नाश्ता करना कुछ कैलोरी जोड़ने का एक अच्छा तरीका है। भोजन के दो घंटे बाद आपको स्नैक का सेवन करना चाहिए। एक स्नैक में कम से कम 200 किलो कैलोरी होनी चाहिए न कि आपको स्टफिंग करनी चाहिए, ताकि आप बाद में भोजन का आनंद लें।

वजन बढ़ाने का डाइट प्लान:

आप इस सैंपल वेट गेन डाइट प्लान को देख सकते हैं और अपनी पसंद और स्वाद के अनुसार अपना डाइट प्लान बना सकते हैं।

दिन का समयभोजन के विकल्प
सुबह-सुबह दूध/चाय के साथ साबुत अनाज वाली कुकीज
नाश्तामिल्कशेक/पैनकेक के साथ नाश्ता मल्टीग्रेन पनी
मध्य सुबह का नाश्तामेवा और बीज / स्मूदी
लंच2-3 रोटियां, दाल, हरी सलाद, वेजिटेबल करी और फुल क्रीम दही/किनोआ मटर पुलाव दही के साथ
शाम का नाश्तारागी केक के साथ दूध/चाय/केला और सेब मफिन
डिनरपनीर पराठा दही/अंकुरित या बाजरा पिज्जा के साथ
सोने के समयदूध या मुट्ठी भर मेवा
वजन बढ़ाने का डाइट प्लान

वजन बढ़ाने के लिए 6 रेसिपीज़

आप इन व्यंजनों को अपने वजन बढ़ाने वाले आहार योजना में शामिल कर सकते हैं।

स्मूथी:

वजन बढ़ाने के लिए नीचे कुछ स्मूदी रेसिपीज़ बताई गई हैं।

  • केला और बादाम की स्मूदी

वजन बढ़ाने के लिए यह सबसे अच्छी स्मूदी रेसिपीज़ में से एक है। केले में बहुत सारे पोषक तत्व और विटामिन होते हैं जो आपके चयापचय को तेज करने में मदद करते हैं। बादाम अतिरिक्त कैलोरी की आपूर्ति करता है जो मांसपेशियों के उत्थान और विकास के लिए आवश्यक है।

Banana almond smoothie

Ingredients

  • पका हुआ केला – 2
  • बादाम – आधा कप 
  • दालचीनी – एक चुटकी
  • दूध- 1 कप
  • Iyurved के दैनिक पोषण चॉकलेट स्प्रेड  – 1 बड़ा चम्मच

Preparation

  • सबसे पहले बादाम को ब्लेंडर में डालें और तब तक ब्लेंड करें जब तक कि यह पूरी तरह से पाउडर न हो जाए।
  • फिर केला, दूध और Iyurved की डेली न्यूट्रीशन चॉकलेट डालें और तब तक ब्लेंड करें जब तक कि मिश्रण एक स्मूद, गाढ़े लिक्विड में न बदल जाए।
  • गिलास में डालें और ताज़ा परोसें !!
1 कप – 154 कैलोरी
अतिरिक्त पोषण लाभ
(Iyurved के डेली न्यूट्रिशन चॉकलेट स्प्रेड का 1 बड़ा चम्मच 3.17g प्रोटीन के साथ 122 कैलोरी देता है)। यहाँ ऑर्डर करें
  • एवोकैडो स्मूदी

एवोकैडो विटामिन, खनिज, स्वस्थ वसा और फाइबर में समृद्ध हैं। यह वजन बढ़ाने वालों के लिए सबसे अच्छी स्मूदी रेसिपी में से एक है!

Avocado smoothie

Ingredients

  • पका हुआ एवोकैडो – 2
  • दूध या दही – ½ कप
  • Iyurved का दैनिक पोषण स्वादिष्ट स्प्रेड – 1 बड़ा चम्मच (यहाँ ऑर्डर करें)

Preparation

  • एवोकाडो को छीलकर काट लें।
  • एक ब्लेंडर में, एवोकाडो, दूध या दही, और Iyurved का दैनिक पोषण स्वादिष्ट स्प्रेड मिलाएं।
  • इन्हें तब तक ब्लेंड करें जब तक ये क्रीमी न हो जाएं।
  • ताजा परोसें !!

1 कप – 220 कैलोरी
अतिरिक्त पोषण लाभ
(Iyurved का डेली न्यूट्रिशन सेवरी स्प्रेड का 1 बड़ा चम्मच 5.36 ग्राम प्रोटीन के साथ 126 कैलोरी देता है)।

बाजरा के साथ पनीर पराठा:

बाजरा के साथ पनीर पराठा की यह रेसिपी पोषण जोड़ने में मदद करती है और बच्चों के लिए वजन बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थों के रूप में काम करती है।

Paneer Paratha

Ingredients

  • 4 छोटी मूली
  • 2 कप ज्वार / ज्वार या साबुत गेहूं का आटा (या सुपर नरम आटा बनाने के लिए जितना आवश्यक हो)
  • नमक (स्वादानुसार)
  • 4 बड़े चम्मच Iyurved का दैनिक पोषण स्वादिष्ट स्प्रेड (यहाँ ऑर्डर करें)
  • पनीर या फर्म टोफू (पसंद के मसालों के साथ मिश्रित)

Preparation

स्टफिंग भरने के लिए बहुत ही नरम लोई बना लीजिये. आप सादा पनीर पराठा या दही या किसी भी सब्जी के साथ परोस सकते हैं.

1 कप – 220 कैलोरी
अतिरिक्त पोषण लाभ
(Iyurved का डेली न्यूट्रिशन सेवरी स्प्रेड का 1 बड़ा चम्मच 5.36 ग्राम प्रोटीन के साथ 126 कैलोरी देता है)। 

वेज  पुलाव:

एक शाकाहारी के रूप में, आपके पास मांस की प्रोटीन और कार्बोहाइड्रेट सामग्री नहीं हो सकती है। हालांकि, सही मात्रा में सही सब्जियां खाने से आप वजन बढ़ा सकते हैं और स्वस्थ रह सकते हैं। कद्दू, चुकंदर, आलू, मक्का, मटर और रतालू कुछ ऐसी सब्जियां हैं जो वजन बढ़ाने में मदद करती हैं और बच्चों के लिए वजन बढ़ाने वाले खाद्य पदार्थों में शामिल हैं।

Veg Pulao

Ingredients

  • छोटी कटी शिमला मिर्च, फूलगोभी, प्याज़, कटा हुआ लहसुन का मिश्रण
  • सोया चंक्स या फर्म टोफू
  • जीरा (वैकल्पिक)
  • अन्य सब्जियां (वैकल्पिक)
  • सेमी ब्राउन राइस या कोई अन्य
  • ३ बड़े चम्मच Iyurved का दैनिक पोषण स्वादिष्ट स्प्रेड (यहाँ ऑर्डर करें)
  • घी/ऑलिव ऑयल

Preparation

घी/ऑलिव ऑयल को हल्का गर्म करें, इसमें जीरा और सारी सब्जियां डालकर भूनें। Iyurved का दैनिक पोषण स्वादिष्ट स्प्रेड जोड़ें (यहां ऑर्डर करें)। 5 मिनट के लिए हो जाने के बाद, चावल डालें और दो मिनट के लिए भूनें। डबल पानी डालकर पकने के लिए ढक्कन लगा दें। मैंने अपने बच्चों के लिए नरम ब्रोकोली और फूलगोभी का आनंद लेने के लिए अतिरिक्त पकाया। मैंने अतिरिक्त पोषण के लिए इस व्यंजन को मशरूम और मटर की ग्रेवी के साथ सहेजा है।

1 कप – 220 कैलोरी
अतिरिक्त पोषण लाभ
(Iyurved का डेली न्यूट्रिशन सेवरी स्प्रेड का 1 बड़ा चम्मच 5.36 ग्राम प्रोटीन के साथ 126 कैलोरी देता है)। 

रागी पैनकेक :

रागी वजन बढ़ाने, हड्डियों और दांतों के विकास और बच्चों के समग्र विकास में सहायक है। यह आमतौर पर बच्चों को उनके पहले भोजन के रूप में दिया जाता है। (रागी को सुपरफूड के रूप में क्यों जाना जाता है?)

Ragi Pancake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 कप रागी का आटा
  • १/२ कप साबुत गेहूं का आटा या जई का आटा
  • 1 पका हुआ केला मैश किया हुआ
  • 1 बड़ा चम्मच दही या 1 छोटा चम्मच बेकिंग पाउडर
  • एक चुटकी नमक
  • 1 अंडा या अलसी का अंडा (1 बड़ा चम्मच अलसी के बीज 6 बड़े चम्मच गर्म पानी में मिलाकर 5 मिनट के लिए छोड़ दें)
  • Iyurved की डेली न्यूट्रिशन चॉकलेट स्प्रेड (यहां ऑर्डर करें)

Preparation

  • रागी का आटा, गेहूं का आटा, पका हुआ केला, बेकिंग पाउडर, नमक और अंडा मिलाएं। बैटर पानी जैसा नहीं होना चाहिए।
  • एक कड़ाही गरम करें। तेल से चिकना कर लें। गरम होने के बाद, कड़ाही में एक कलछी का घोल डालें।
  • पैनकेक को मध्यम आंच पर पकने दें। आप देखेंगे कि ऊपर की तरफ बुलबुले और हवा की जेबें निकलने लगती हैं और धीरे-धीरे भाप बनकर पक जाती हैं। इस समय दूसरी तरफ पलटें और इसे लगभग 30 सेकंड तक पकने दें।
1 कप – 154 कैलोरी
अतिरिक्त पोषण लाभ
(Iyurved के डेली न्यूट्रिशन चॉकलेट स्प्रेड का 1 बड़ा चम्मच 3.17g प्रोटीन के साथ 122 कैलोरी देता है)। यहाँ ऑर्डर करें
पास्ता:

पास्ता में कैलोरी की मात्रा सामान्य रूप से अधिक होती है, जिससे यह वजन बढ़ाने के लिए फायदेमंद होता है। यह एक आसान, मिनट में बनने वाली और बच्चों की पसंदीदा रेसिपी है।

Carrot and broccoli pasta recipe
Carrot and broccoli pasta

Ingredients

  • पास्ता – 1 कप
  • गाजर प्यूरी – ½ कप
  • ब्रोकली प्यूरी – ½ कप
  • प्याज – 1
  • कटा हुआ लहसुन – 3-4 कली
  • काली मिर्च/अजवायन  – 1 छोटा चम्मच
  • Iyurved का दैनिक पोषण स्वादिष्ट स्प्रेड – 1 बड़ा चम्मच (यहाँ ऑर्डर करें)
  • पानी – 2 कप
  • तेल – 1 बड़ा चम्मच
  • अन्य सब्जियां (वैकल्पिक) – ½ कप
  • शेज़वान सॉस – 1 बड़ा चम्मच
  • नमक स्वादअनुसार

Preparation

  • एक कड़ाही में तेल गरम करें और लहसुन, प्याज़ को भूनें।
  • गाजर, ब्रोकली प्यूरी और Iyurved के दैनिक पौष्टिक स्प्रैड डालें और 5-6 मिनट तक पकाएँ।
  • अन्य सब्जियां (वैकल्पिक) जोड़ें और 5 मिनट के लिए पकाएं।
  • जब सॉस गाढ़ी हो जाए तो इसमें नमक, काली मिर्च या अजवायन, शेजवान सॉस और पास्ता डालें।
  • अंत में, पानी डालें, पैन को ढक दें और धीमी आंच पर पकाएं।
  • जब पास्ता पक जाए तो गैस बंद कर दें और परोसे !!

1 कप – 220 कैलोरी
अतिरिक्त पोषण लाभ
(Iyurved का डेली न्यूट्रिशन सेवरी स्प्रेड का 1 बड़ा चम्मच 5.36 ग्राम प्रोटीन के साथ 126 कैलोरी देता है)। 

वजन बढ़ाने वाले आहार की योजना बनाने से पहले, निम्नलिखित बातों का ध्यान रखें: अत्यधिक चीनी और नमक के सेवन से परहेज करते हुए स्वस्थ खाद्य पदार्थों को शामिल करें।

उत्पाद/प्रोडक्ट्स:

हमें बच्चों के लिए पौष्टिक और स्वादिष्ट उत्पादों की अपनी श्रृंखला पेश करते हुए खुशी हो रही है !!

हम जानते हैं कि प्रतिदिन स्वस्थ भोजन तैयार करना और खिलाना एक बहुत बड़ा काम है, और भी कठिन है जब बच्चे अपने द्वारा चयनित भोजन खाने वाले होते हैं। बच्चे कुछ खाद्य पदार्थ और प्रारूप को पसंद करते हैं। बच्चों को हर रोज कड़वी आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी बूटियां, तरह-तरह की सब्जियां, फल, मेवा और बीज खिलाना आसान नहीं होता।

आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी बूटियों के साथ मिश्रित, यह अनूठा उत्पाद बिना किसी झंझट के बच्चों को प्रतिरक्षा(इम्युनिटी), मस्तिष्क के विकास (ब्रेन डेवलपमेंट) , हड्डियों की मजबूती(बोन स्ट्रेंथ) और समग्र विकास (ओवरॉल ग्रोथ) के लिए दैनिक पोषण (डेली न्यूट्रिशन) प्रदान करने का एक आसान उपाय है।

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यदि आपका बच्चा कुछ चयनित आहार खाने वाला है या दिन भर के लिए पर्याप्त पोषण नहीं लेता है, तो आप ‘5 आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी-बूटियाँ और 7 मेवे’ नमकीन स्प्रेड | 0% प्रेज़र्वेटिव्स | 0% परिष्कृत चीनी | 0% ताड़ का तेल | यहाँ आर्डर करें |

बच्चों के लिए अन्य उत्पादों की जाँच करें: दैनिक पोषण, मस्तिष्क विकास, नींद, हार्मोन और नेत्र स्वास्थ्य।

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छोटे बच्चों और किशोरों के माता-पिता के लिए बच्चों के पोषण और स्किनकेयर समुदाय में शामिल हों।

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5 Easy Pasta Recipes with Vegetables Hidden Inside

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

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

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

When and how to introduce pasta to babies?

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

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

What are some ways to make pasta healthier?

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

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

Precautions to keep in mind while introducing pasta to children

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

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

Healthy pasta recipes with vegetables:

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

1. Carrot and broccoli pasta

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

Carrot and broccoli pasta recipe
Carrot and broccoli pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic, onion.
  • Add carrot, broccoli puree and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread and cook for 5- 8 minutes.
  • Add other veggies (optional ) and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • When the sauce becomes thick, add salt, pepper or oregano, schezwan sauce and pasta.
  • Finally, add water, cover the pan and cook on low flame.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, turn off the flame and serve!!

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

1 cup –  209 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

2. Carrot beetroot pasta

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

Carrot beetroot pasta recipe
Carrot beetroot pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic, onion.
  • Add carrot, beetroot puree and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread and cook for 5- 8 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper or oregano, tomato pasta sauce and pasta.
  • Then add water, cover the pan and cook on low flame.
  • Once the pasta is soft and cooked, turn off the flame 
  • Serve!!

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

1 cup –  240 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

3. Papad pasta

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

Papad pasta recipe
Papad pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  • Cut the papad into stripes. 
  • Bring water to a boil in a pan and when it begins to boil, add half teaspoon of oil and papad stripes.
  • Let it boil on low flame for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, strain the papad stripes and keep it aside. 
  • In another pan, add grated ginger-garlic, finely chopped onion, capsicum and saute till onion become translucent. 
  • Then add chopped tomato, salt, schezwan sauce and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread. Sauté well and switch off the gas flame.
  • Put boiled papad stripes, mix well.
  • Healthy papad pasta is ready to serve!!!

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

1 cup –  225 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

4. Red capsicum pasta

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

Red capsicum pasta recipe
Red capsicum pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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

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

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

5. Spinach pasta

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

Spinach pasta recipes vegetables
Spinach pasta

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  • Initially, add some water, pasta to a pan and cook the pasta and keep it aside.
  • In another pan, add oil, grated ginger, garlic, chopped onion and saute well. 
  • Now add schezwan sauce, oregano, chilli flakes and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread.
  • To this, add sorghum millet and cook on low flame for few seconds.
  • Now, add spinach puree, salt and mix well. 
  • Pour milk and add the cooked pasta, stir well, cook for a minute.
  • Spinach pasta is ready to serve!!

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

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

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

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Symptoms for acid reflux and 6 home remedies for kids

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

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

What is GERD?

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

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

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

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

Foods that can help in acid reflux
Fiber rich foods

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

Alkaline foods

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

Water base foods

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

Home remedies
Ginger

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

Apple Cider Vinegar of stomach (APC)

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

Aloe Vera Juice

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

Coconut water

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

cold low fat milk

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

Buttermilk and curd

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

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


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