5 Recipes for Easy Digestion in Kids

Recipes for easy digestion

Digestion: How does it affects child’s overall health

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

Symptoms of digestive disorders in kids:

  • stomach pain
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • low appetite
  • bloating

Constipation in kids:

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

How fiber rich foods can help?

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

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

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

5 Recipes for easy digestion:

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

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

Moong Dal:

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

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

Ayurvedic Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread by Iyurved

Recipe:

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

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

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

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

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

Recipe:

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

Check more Khichdi recipes.

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

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

Banana:

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

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

Recipe:

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

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

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

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

SPROUTED GRAINS:

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

Recipe:

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

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

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

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

BANANA STEM: 

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

Recipe:

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

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

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

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


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6 Best foods for digestion and constipation in kids

What is Digestion & why is it important for overall health?

Child’s gut is responsible for the child’s overall health and is connected to the child’s immune system, mood, mental health and body functioning.  Most of the diseases emerge in the gut, which is a component of a child’s digestive system.  Digestive tract plays a vital role in our body, as it is responsible for absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. Digestion means breaking down food into nutrients, which is further used by the body for energy, growth and cell repair. If you want to set your child up for a lifetime of good health, it is essential to flourish the child’s digestive system with healthy bacteria.  Symptoms of digestive problems include diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, gas which negatively affects your child’s growth and development. In this article, you will learn about 6 best foods for digestion and constipation in kids. (How to boost immunity in kids?)

Preventive measures to improve the digestive system of kids:

  • Introducing small meals
  • Chewing food slowly and carefully
  • Fibre rich seasonal fruits and vegetables
  • Intake of plenty of water to cleanse child’s digestive system
  • Enough sleep helps to rejuvenate the child’s digestive system (Which foods help to sleep well?)
  • Reduced processed foods

What is constipation?

Constipation is a common problem in kids of all ages. Almost 1 out of 20 children is fighting with this. It is a condition when bowel movement becomes less frequent and stool becomes difficult to pass, which can cause pain and discomfort. Food rich in fiber can help in constipation. Every child has different bowel patterns; some children have bowel movement 1 to 2 times a day, while other children go once in two to three days. Constipation is not just about how often your baby poops, but it’s also about how difficult it is for your baby to poop (hard stool or hard potty). As long as your child is healthy and passes normal stool without any pain or discomfort, having a bowel movement every third day is normal.

Symptoms of constipation in babies:

  1. Less than three bowel movement per week
  2. Stool that is dry, hard and difficult to pass
  3. Crying during bowel movement
  4. Abdominal pain
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Feeling of bloating or uncomfortable
  7. Holding behavior such as crossing legs, clenching teeth, refusing to sit on the toilet, turning red in the face
  8. Trace of liquid stool in your child’s underwear
  9. Blood on the surface of hard stool

6 Best foods for Digestion & Constipation in kids:

Almonds:

Almonds are one of the best foods for digestion as they are rich in vitamin E and fiber, which promotes digestive health by increasing good bacteria in the gut. Each one ounce of almonds contains 4 grams of fiber and is also packed with healthy fats and protein. Hence, almonds are one of the best foods for digestion. Kids having constipation is very common nowadays primarily due to the food choices being high in sugar and sodium. 50% of any quantity of Almond is just fibre which helps in relieving constipation. (What are some brain foods for kids?)

Cashews:

Cashews are good source of fibre which aids in better digestion. Some research suggests that consuming whole, raw cashews benefits in weight loss too since only 70% fat of the nut is absorbed by the body and the rest is excreted with fibre. However excessive consumption may cause bloating.

Hazelnuts:

Hazelnuts are high in vitamin E, protein, healthy fat and dietary fiber which supports healthy bowel movements and prevents constipation. One ounce of hazelnuts contains around 2.7grams of your daily requirement of fiber. Therefore, hazelnuts are one of the best foods for digestion.

Seeds: 

Seeds like pumpkin, melon and sunflower are are also healthy foods for digestion. They are high in fat, mono and poly-unsaturated fats, Vitamin E, antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, potassium, and vitamin K. Pumpkin seeds solve dietary deficiencies, while sunflower and melon seeds boost metabolism and aids in digestion. Melon seeds are also a good source of zinc and it helps to boost our immunity, helps in digestion and overall growth and development. Sabja seeds and Chia seed benefits in treating digestion issues too, as both of them are high in fiber.

Herbs:

Since time immemorial, herbs like ashwagandha, mulethi, turmeric, shallaki, and brahmi have been shown to aid in various health benefits. Ashwagandha and Mulethi aid digestion and nutrition absorption and encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in the intestine. Brahmi and turmeric also helps to keep digestive issues at bay. Shallaki or Boswellia serrata has strong anti-inflammatory properties which helps to fight against inflammatory disorders of the digestive tract including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis etc.

Antioxidants – Vitamin E and rosemary extract:

Antioxidants, such as vitamin E, help to keep cells healthy by fighting free radicals. Rosemary extract is high in iron, calcium, vitamins A, C, and B6, and is commonly used to treat digestive issues and a lack of appetite. Antioxidants can be found in a variety of foods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and herbs and spices. (How Makhana or lotus seeds can help with digestion?)

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON INGREDIENTS FOR Proper Digestion:

Turmeric/Curcumin: There is proven scientific research that supports how turmeric helps to promote digestive disorders. Read here:

Licorice/Mulethi/ Glycyrrhiza glabra: Here you can read the scientific study on how licorice helps in digestive health.

Nuts: Scientific research shows that high fiber content in nuts helps to prevent constipation. Read here.

Foods to avoid

Refined sugar: Excess sugar intake could affect digestion and digestive system, especially those with irritable bowel syndrome. Moreover, sugar damages the protein in our body, resulting in ageing of organs, which further compromises immunity, growth and functioning. Greatest source of sugar in the average kid’s diet are sugary snacks and beverages like cookies, cakes, candies, fruit juice, soda, and sports drinks. Everything that the child picks up to eat today has strains of added sugar in some form or the other.

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

Refined oil: The high temperature involved in the refining process removes all the natural and beneficial substances from the oil, which is not good for the digestive as well as respiratory health and ultimately affects your overall growth.

HOW TO FEED ALL THESE FOODS TO KIDS?

Now the question arises- how to include all these bitter Ayurvedic herbs, nuts, seeds and antioxidants in your child’s diet?

KIDS Daily nutrition savoury SPREAD

Specially designed for kids, this unique product is fortified with 5 Ayurvedic herbs, 7 Nuts and seeds,  Zero preservatives and No palm oil. Iyurved provides Daily Nutrition for kids to help digestion and constipation issues. | ORDER |

HOW CAN MY CHILD EAT THIS DAILY NUTRITION savoury SPREAD?

Iyurved Daily Nutrition Savoury Spread

You can mix in roti/pizza dough (atta), dosa/ idli/ cheela batter, curries/ veggies/ dal/ pasta sauce etc. If the child likes, can be served directly too.

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  • 6g protein per serve
  • Preservatives free
  • Prevents Constipation
  • Supports Digestion

TASTY NUTRITION FOR Digestion and constipation

DOES MY CHILD NEED IT?

Formulated with 18 nutrient-rich ingredients, Iyurved provides Daily Nutrition for kids to support digestion, overall growth and weight gain, especially for kids who typically:

  • Are facing any digestion issues
  • Have constipation problem (hard stool/tight potty)
  • Suffer from stomach pain, vomiting and gas
  • Do not meet daily nutritional requirements that help in digestion, overall growth and weight gain

WHAT IS SO UNIQUE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT?

Ayurvedic spread by Iyurved

Never has it been so easy to feed bitter Ayurvedic herbs and nuts to children in such a convenient format. This product has the following nutrients to support complete health:

  • Carbohydrates: provides energy
  • Protein: helps support muscle development
  • Fats: supports brain development
  • Fiber: supports digestion
  • Vitamin A, E: protects eyes and builds immunity
  • Vitamin B: supports energy formation in the body
  • Selenium, Vitamin C and Zinc: builds immunity
  • Iron and Copper: provides energy and supports brain development
  • Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin K: supports bone development

This product has been developed by a nutritionist in close collaboration with one of the best food technologists in India. 


PRODUCTS:

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

Ayurvedic spread  by Iyurved

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

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