Black Halwa made with Carrot

Recipe of Black HALWA made with carrot, herbs and nuts

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

Let’s try to make every healthy food recipe for a child more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts. Try this recipe of black halwa made with carrot for babies, toddlers and kids.

Black carrot is rich in Anthocyanin (a powerful antioxidant) which helps fight many diseases and aids towards cell regeneration in the body. They have long been used to fight viral infection and high blood pressure.

Halwa made with black carrot
Ingredients
  • 6 Black carrots
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs spread (order here)
  • Jaggery (as per sweetness)
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder freshly grounded
  • Few chopped almond (optional)
  • 300ml Milk or nut milk
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 6 Dates
  • Few saffron threads
Procedure

Grate carrot. Put it in the cooking pan with thick base. Add Nut Milk/ milk to cover the carrot mixture. Add Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs spread (order here), ghee to the mixture and put it on low flame. Soak dates in little milk for 5 min and puree it. Add it to the carrot mixture. Add saffron threads. Let the mixture boil and reduce to a thick paste. Add jaggery as per desired sweetness level. Add cardamom powder. Continue to cook the mixture on low flame, stirring frequently since the mixture might stick to the bottom now. Once the moisture has evaporated and the mixture has become solid, switch off the gas and serve (hot or cold) garnished with sliced almonds and little cardamom powder.


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REASONS OF HAIR FALL AND REMEDIES TO TREAT IT

“Invest in your hair. It’s the crown you never take off” This applies to kids as much as it applies to adults and that is why taking care of your kid’s hair should be of equal importance as well. Developing a healthy hair care routine at an early age will prevent your child from developing hair problems later on in life. Hair is not just one of the aspects of beauty in person, but also related with your personal hygiene. So, it is important to implant habit of keeping hair clean among kids from a very young age so that their will be no reasons of hair fall in them at early age.

As a parent we spend hours to think about child’s clothes and grooming products, but sometimes never pay attention to their hair and its needs. You can always get an idea by looking at your child’s hair, of whether his/her body is receiving a required amount of nutrients or not. (How to prepare easy nutritious snacks for kids?). How you take care of your child’s hair will depend on the type of hair he or she has (thick or thin, dry or greasy), length of the hair and the activity level of the child. Parents can help kids to choose the correct Hair wash as per their age and hair type, oil their hair regularly and provide them with the right nutrients in their diet.

Some common hair problems and their causes:

Grey hair: 

Though greying of hair is inevitable with age, nowadays even young adults and teens are facing this problem and to cover their grey hair, they start using chemical based colours and dyes which further damage the hair in the long run. Your hair follicles have pigment cells that make melanin; this chemical gives your hair its color. As you age, the cells start to die and without melanin, the new hair that grows in has no pigment, which makes it appear grey, white or silver. (Which food can give hair pigment?)

Hair loss:

Losing hair with age is expected, but hair loss in children can be alarming as it will affect them psychologically as well. Some common reasons of hair fall in kids are infections, autoimmune disease, physical cause (stress) and nutritional deficiencies. However, the most common cause of hair loss in children is scalp ringworm, which is treatable fungal infection. (How to treat skin dryness in kids?)

Dry Hair: 

Straightening, blow-drying, highlighting and perming regularly can have a negative effects on your hair & causes dryness & split ends. Split ends occur when the protective outermost layer of hair (cuticle) is damaged and peels back and further becomes one of the common reasons of hair fall. Hair styling products should be avoided for kids or should be used sparingly if really required.

Greasy Hair: 

Greasy or oily hair looks dull, limp and lifeless and are difficult to manage. Glands produce natural oil called sebum which helps to keep the skin lubricated. Sometimes these glands work excessively and produce more oil, leading to a greasy scalp. If your kid faces this problem, using a mild and gentle shampoo might help.

How to prevent/cure hair problems:

You must have heard a lot of healthy hair tips for dry hair & other hair problems from your friends and family. What works for one might not work for another. Diet and nutrition plays a significant role in developing the look, feel and the strength of your kid’s hair. Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency known in the world as one of the major reasons of hair fall. There are various foods, nutrients, herbs and essential oils for hair fall control and for hair growth that can help to prevent/cure hair related issues in kids and adults as well.

Food and Nutrients important for Hair:

Amla or Indian gooseberry:

Amla is a miracle fruit for hair as it is rich in calcium, vitamin C and other antioxidants that helps to strengthen hair follicles, reduces oxidative stress and prevents premature greying, dandruff and other fungal infections. It promotes scalp circulation and stimulates healthy hair growth, both in terms of length and volume. It is a great remedy for hair fall control. (What are some best fruits for teenagers?)

Collagen: 

Collagen, as studies suggest, is one of the main reasons of hair fall and hair thinning. It is a protein which helps to build your connective tissues like bones, ligaments, cartilage and also improves skin, hair, nails, joints and digestion. It can be commonly found in fish, chicken, egg whites, citrus fruits, berries and garlic. (Which foods can help with acne?)

Protein: 

Your hair strands are mainly made of protein called keratin and so protein acts as the life for your hair cells, thereby helping in construction of new tissues and repairing of the damaged tissues. Some of the protein-rich foods are eggs, chicken, lentils, legumes, quinoa, green peas, spinach, guava, milk & milk products, nuts like almonds, cashews and pumpkin seeds. (Some easy protein for kids)

Iron: 

Iron deficiency is considered as the primary reason for hair fall in kids and adults. Scientists believe that some genes in the hair follicle are regulated by iron. It also helps to circulate oxygen to our body & our tissues. Hence, the lack of it may compromise hair health and also causes other problems like fatigue, shortness of breath and dry & damaged skin. High protein rich foods include tofu, beans, legumes, dark leafy greens, poultry, fish, nuts and seeds. (Does cooking in iron pan help in nutrition?)

B vitamins 

B vitamins provides thickness & shines to the hair and also encourages hair growth. Vitamin B6, B3, B5 and biotin in particular are very helpful in strengthening hair, reducing hair loss and supporting our adrenal glands. Dark leafy vegetables, gluten-free whole grains, sweet potatoes, legumes, fish, liver and eggs are the most common sources of B vitamins.

Antioxidants (Vitamin A, E, C, and Selenium)

Vitamin E helps in stimulating hair growth and promotes circulation in the scalp and hair follicles, while vitamin A is good for hair follicle stem cells. Selenium and Vitamin C prevent hair damage and ageing of hair. Sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, almonds, sunflower seeds, berries, bell peppers, citrus fruits, cauliflower and mushrooms are rich sources of these antioxidants. (An easy source of daily selenium)

Herbs & Essential Oils for Hair Growth:

Green tea

It is a rich source of catechins, an antioxidant which helps to reduce DTH (an androgen which makes your hair fall). As a result, it stops hair fall and helps to fight against other hair problems like, dryness of the scalp and dandruff.

Aloe Vera:

Regular use of aloe vera helps in maintaining the pH balance of the hair, in opening the blocked pores of the scalp and also boosts the growth of hair follicles. A special protein (called proteolytic) in it helps to break down dead skin cells on the scalp and promotes hair growth. One of the healthy hair tips for hair fall situation and dry hair is to regularly massage your scalp with aloe vera gel.

Hibiscus:

This flower is rich in vitamin C, flavonoids, amino acids, mucilage fiber, moisture content and antioxidants. It helps prevent hair loss and stimulates regrowth from dormant follicles and also reduces the greying of hair. Another healthy hair tips for hair fall situation and dry hair is to add hibiscus petals to your hair oil & then massage your scalp using this oil.

Moringa:

Moringa is loaded with nutrients such as Zinc, vitamin A, B, C and E and essential amino acids. It is rich in chlorophyll and antioxidants which helps to nourish your hair. It helps restore strength, promotes hair growth and also repairs damaged hair. (Is this really a superfood to prevent most of the ailments?)

Coconut oil: 

Coconut oil is one of the most essential oils for hair growth which is used commonly to massage the scalp. It acts as a great moisturizer for your scalp. It penetrates your skin and hair shaft, promotes hair growth and even keeps the scalp lice free. Coconut oil also works as a conditioner preventing hair damage and reducing protein loss in hair.

Neem oil

Neem oil is also one of the essential oils for hair growth. It is the nature’s cure to all your hair concerns as it has regenerative properties which promotes healthy cell division and stimulates hair follicle growth. Also for lice, a study confirms that leaving this oil for 10 minutes in the hair reduces/kills the lice.

Recipe for 7 veggies rice
  • ½ onion
  • ⅓ broccoli
  • Half bowl corn
  • ½ bowl peas
  • medium size potato
  • 2 small carrots
  • 1 bowl soy chunks
  • 1.5 bowl raw rice
  • 3 bowls water
  • salt and pepper
Procedure

Sauté all the veggies. Add raw rice. Salt as per taste and water. Sprinkle pepper and mix. Keep on low flame and cover the pan with a lid. Let cook till done. Serve with yogurt or plain.

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One-Pot Dark Chocolate Dates Cake

NO EGG, NO REFINED SUGAR, NO WHITE FLOUR

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

MIX/ BLEND

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

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

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

Read more about Probiotics, Minerals Saturated Fats below:

OMG! See What Happened To This Apple After Applying Antioxidant To It

Antioxidants are substances which save living organisms from oxidising or reaction with oxygen or aging. In simple words, when any object oxidises, it is becoming bad, over ripe, aging, reducing in nutrients. Take for example apple which when cut turns brown. It is oxidising! ( Some antioxidant in food)

Read more about Antioxidants http://turmerich.com/2020/09/14/why-do-we-need-antioxidants/

Below is a quick experiment to show how an antioxidant can save a living organism from oxidising…aging. One sample of Apple has an Antioxidant spray (lemon juice is a naturally occurring antioxidant food) and the other does not. More than the loss of nutrients, Kids wont like the look of a Fruit turned brown.

With Antioxidant spray
Without antioxidant spray

So, next time you pack apple, just rub some lemon on them and keep away from turning brown.


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

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


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Reasons & Benefits for Including Dark Chocolate in Diet

Kid’s favorite dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and flavanols that results in glowing and healthy skin. The antioxidants in dark chocolate can help reduce roughness in your skin and protect it against sun damage. Loaded with zinc, iron, copper, and vitamins like A, B12 and K as dark chocolate has cocoa . It also relaxes arteries and increases blood circulation that leads to healthier skin. Good dark chocolate which contain almost 70 % of cocoa is very beneficial for health. It contains flavonoid a naturally occurring compound found in plants which act as antioxidant and help in counteract free radicals in body. (Recipe of a quick sugar free dark chocolate treat). There are more reasons and benefits for including dark chocolate in your diet.

Dark chocolate is great source of prebiotics also. It is high in minerals such as magnesium, iron and zinc. Dark chocolate and cocoa are richest source of gut healthy flavanols. It contains fiber which remains undigested and goes into your intestine and used by probiotic to flourish good bacteria. It helps to maintain gut health which impact on over all health. There are numerous other reasons and benefits for including dark chocolate in your kids diet such as it can also help in cognition and memory.

It’s tough to feed Kids (and ourselves too!) the required nutrition for the day. However, when it comes packed in goodness, it simply fits in the routine.

Hazelnut Dark Chocolate
  • Dry roast hazelnuts
  • Melt sugar-free dark chocolate chips
  • Mix dark chocolate chips with coconut oil (MCT coconut oil is best)
  • Add Honey to the mixture as much required
  • Dip hazelnuts in the mixture
  • Place on a plate and let them harden in the fridge

Hazelnut has selenium which a powerful antioxidant.

MCT Oil Is a great source of energy for the body and brain (should be taken in small quantity only). Most fat from our food gets broken down into triglycerides- Long, Medium, Small chain triglycerides. MCT is basically medium chain triglycerides which are easily absorbed and digested by the body because of their shorter length and hence preferred to be consumed.

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

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 ‘5 Ayurvedic herbs and 7 Nuts’ chocolate or savoury spreads to meet daily Nutrition ORDER | 0% preservative

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what does antioxidant mean and why Do We Need Antioxidants?

What does antioxidant mean? Antioxidants are compounds produced in your body or naturally found in some foods that scavenge or neutralize the effects of cell damage by potentially harmful molecules known as free radicals. (what are free radicals?)

CONTROL FREE RADICALS <> BUILD IMMUNITY <> SAVE FROM DISEASE <> DELAY BODY DAMAGE/ AGING

Antioxidants are substances which save living organisms from oxidising or reaction with oxygen or aging. In simple words, when any object oxidises, it is becoming bad, over ripe, aging, reducing in nutrients. Take for example apple which when cut turns brown. However, when we apply lemon juice (antioxidant) on the cut fruit, its stops becoming brown or oxidising. When we consume food, along with energy, some free radicals (villains!) are released in the body. Antioxidants help to kill these villains or neutralise their power in order to keep our body healthy and disease free.
Foods with antioxidants

Even by eating 7-8 portions of colourful vegetables and fruits in a day, you might still be lacking in antioxidants. We need to consume almost 10000 units of antioxidants in a day. It is advisable to choose your meals in a way that your ‘nutrition and antioxidant’ content is met and you are at your healthiest.

Antioxidant is measured by using ORAC units (Oxygen Radicals Absorbance capacity). Below is a list of top most antioxidant foods available in India.

Nuts/ Fruits commonly available in India:

  • Walnuts 6000 (¼ cup)
  • Hazelnuts 5000 (¼ cup)
  • Pistachio 4000 (¼ cup)
  • Almonds 2200 (¼ cup)
  • Figs 1500 (¼ cup)
  • Amla 1000 (1 piece)
  • Peanuts 1500 (¼ cup)
  • Chia seeds 500 (1 tbsp)
  • Apple with skin 3000 (1 piece)
  • Blueberry 6500 (½ cup)
  • Orange 2000 (1 piece)

Lentils/Legumes/Veggies commonly available in India:

  • Rajma uncooked 16000 (1 cup)
  • Lentils uncooked 15000 (1 cup)
  • Peppermint, fresh 7000 (50gm)
  • Ginger raw 1500 (10gm)

Spices commonly available in India:

  • Cloves powder 6000 (½ tsp)
  • Cinnamon powder 5000 (½ tsp)
  • Oregano dried 4000 (½ tsp)
  • Turmeric powder 3000 (½ tsp)
  • Cumin seed 1500 (½ tsp)
  • Ginger powder 600 (½ tsp)
  • Red chilli powder 500 (½ tsp)
  • Cocoa powder unsweetened 20000 (2 dark chocolates)
  • Triphala Powder 3500 (1 tsp)
Recipe for Colourful Paratha (Tortillas)Beetroot and Moringa with Herbs and Nuts

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

For Pink: Puree beetroot with least or no water. Add 1 cup flour or as little required to make dough. For Green: Take moringa powder. Add flour as little required to make dough.
To each flour, divide rest of the ingredients and add- spread, yeast, husk, seeds, salt. Make firm doughs. Take small balls of dough, roll thin and make paratha/ tortillas.

Kids LOVE the colours!!

  • 1 small beetroot (for pink)
  • 4 tbsp Moringa powder (for green)
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or jowar (sorghum flour)
  • 3 tbsp Psyllium husk
  • Salt
  • Carrom seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp Nutritional yeast (optional)

If you don’t have moringa powder, take any leaf- spinach or kale, steam it lightly without water and puree well. Don’t add extra water. Add flour to this puree to make green dough, along with other ingredients.


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

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

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


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

Kids & Teens Immunity Booster Chocolate Spread| 0% preservatives | 0% refined sugar | 0% Palm oil | Fortified with AMLA, GILOY, TULSI | ORDER

Daily Nutrition for: Immunity, Brain development, Bones and Overall growth

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