Cough and cold: home remedy and Foods that help

cough and cold home remedy

With every changing season, the biggest concern amongst parents around the globe is to prevent their kids from cold, cough and flu. Children start to get cold and cough after about six months of age when the immunity they received from their mom fades and they have to build up their own immunity. Cough and cold is one of the most common complaints for which parents take their children to a doctor. Some cough and cold home remedy and foods can help to cure the symptoms and build immunity in kids. Understanding different types of cough helps to treat them better.

How cold and cough affects the immunity of a child?

Children catch cold or cough, when a virus comes in contact with the lining of nose and throat. There are more than two hundred different viruses causing cold and cough in children, but the Rhinovirus is the most common offender. The symptoms include stuffy or runny nose, sneezing and coughing. However, flu symptoms are more severe than cold and include fever, headache, sore throat, congestion. Every time when kids get infected with a specific virus, their immune system develops antibodies, which help them to fight against it next time. But there are lots of different viruses, so it takes time to build an effective immune system. Many a times, taking medicines for these symptoms can give immediate relief but affect the immunity of a child negatively.

Which foods can help to boost immunity in children?

Giloy:

It is a shrub and an essential herb in ayurvedic medicines. Giloy is used to treat a wide range of health conditions. It contains important plant compounds like terpenoids, alkaloids, lignans, and steroids. Research shows that these compounds have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidiabetic properties, among other benefits which help to boost immunity.

Tulsi:

Tulsi leaves have been scientifically proven to have medicinal properties. It also has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects, rich in vitamin c and zinc and thus keeps the infection at a bay and naturally boosts the immunity.

Amla:

Amla is a storehouse of antioxidants. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, which is known to boost immunity. It has antibacterial and astringent properties that boosts immunity.

Ashwagandha:

As an anti-oxidant, boosting immunity is one of the most popular benefits of Ashwagandha for kids. The root activates and increases the levels of enzymes and macrophages, a type of white blood cell that kills bad viruses and bacteria. It also promotes the development of antibodies, which is a major factor in improving the body’s response to a health-threatening infection.

TURMERIC:

A compound found in turmeric, Curcumin, offers therapeutic relief and is a perfect immunity booster for kids. It has a a very high antioxidant value to protect body from invading infections. It is also rich in vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2) and vitamin C.

Nuts:

The vitamin E found in nuts like almonds, cashews, peanuts and hazelnut help the immune system to fight against invading bacteria. They are a great source of antioxidants that keep the body healthy and disease free by neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation. Nuts are beneficial for brain development as well. (What are some proven brain foods?)

Seeds:

Seeds are an incredible source of nutrients. Sunflower seeds are rich in magnesium, vitamin E, antioxidants and good fats. Together they help to boost immunity. Pumpkin seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is necessary for immunity building and also packed with other bone-building nutrients like potassium, magnesium and vitamin K. Melon seeds are a good source of zinc. It helps to boost our immunity, helps in digestion, cell growth, and keeps your nervous system healthy.

Antioxidants:

Cocoa contains flavonoid, a naturally occurring compound found in plants which act as antioxidant and help in counteracting free radicals in the body. Also rich in zinc, iron, copper, and vitamins like A, B12 and K. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant and has an ability to modulate host immune functions. Vitamin E is key for strong immunity and healthy skin and eyes. In recent years, vitamin E supplements have become popular as antioxidants.

COUGH AND COLD HOME REMEDY for kids:

Massage:
  • Heat mustard oil and roast garlic and carom seeds in it. Once cool, apply this oil on the baby’s head, palm, feet base, chest and back. Leave it applied and let the child sleep. It will help settle the cold and cough both. Also, any body ache the child has will be resolved. Mustard oil is a very effective cough and cold home remedy.
  • Take1 to 2 tbs of lukewarm mustard oil and mix half a teaspoon of rock salt. Then, massage this oil gently on the baby’s chest and back, cover with cotton cloth. The warmth of mustard oil helps in relieving congestion.
Mulethi:

Mix a spoon of mulethi (Licorice) powder with a spoonful of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and make your kids take this twice a day to get relief. (Which foods are good for boosting immunity in kids?)

Ginger & Honey:

Take out some ginger juice by grating it and mix it with some honey. Give this mixture to your child above 1 year twice a day for quick relief.

Warm water:

Squeeze some lemon juice in a glass of warm water and add honey for taste. This remedy is for older kids above one year. (What is the right age to give water to babies?)

Turmeric milk:

Add turmeric powder to a glass of warm milk and make your kid have it every night. This provides instant relief for an aching throat and runny nose.

 Steam: 

If your little one suffers from cold and has trouble breathing, give him/her steam inhalation. Heat water in a wide bowl and make the kid inhale the hot fumes for at least 10 to 15 minutes or use a steamer. Adding eucalyptus oil can also help soothe your child’s system.

Hydration:

Drinking lukewarm water at regular intervals will help fight the common cold and reduce the inflammation in the throat. Warm soup or a fresh juice will also help to replenish the body’s lost energy.

 Salt gargling: 

A glass of hot water with a teaspoon of salt is very beneficial to ease a sore throat. Ask your kid to gargle with salt water twice a day. The saline water helps soothe the pain.

Sleeping Position:

Keep your child’s head in an elevated position to give some relief from cough and blocked nose that perpetuates through the night. (How sleep and brain development is related?)

Black pepper:

Roasting pepper in ghee and consuming it 2-3 times a day helps in easing congestion and blocked nose. In addition, pepper is rich in vitamin C that helps to boost immunity.

Diet:

Avoid fried and spicy food to prevent acid reflux which might trigger cough and cold. Soft and warm foods like soups, daliya and khichdi are easy to eat and digest. (What are some easy khichdi recipes?) Moreover, when kids are sick, their appetite also goes down. If a child falls sick often, it might cause a drop in their weight as well. (What are some weight gain foods for kids?)

Recipe: Honey Turmeric immunity balls

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Recipe of Chana dal paratha

Recipe of Chana dal paratha with hidden herbs and nuts

Kids love to eat stuffed paratha and adding nutrition to their favorite foods is a convenient way for parents to feed them nutrition. Kid’s Nutrition is very important nowadays and preparing healthy food recipes for a child is not an easy task. Iyurved is happy to share lots of children’s food recipe ideas which are not only innovative but also very tasty. The recipes shared here are Kids approved!

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recipe of Chana dal paratha by Iyurved
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Chana dal
  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • Ginger
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 tbsp oil       
  • Chilies (optional)           
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt to taste
Procedure

Soak Chana dal for 4-5 hours. Rinse the water. Put oil in a pan. Add turmeric, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, Chilies (optional) and asafetida. Add Chana dal and sprinkle salt. Put iyurved’s Savoury spread (order here) Mix all the ingredient well and add ¾ cup water in it. Cover it and cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame. When water evaporates switch off the gas. After it cools down grind it. Fill this mixture to make soft, tasty and nutritious Chana dal parathas

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Suspected Causes for Autism: 10 foods that may help

Autism or Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a “developmental disorder” because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life. There are many causes for autism in kids and symptoms may vary from child to child. In some kids the symptoms are very mild while in certain cases severe symptoms are high.

Around 50% of the parents of children with autism notice signs by the time their child reaches 12 months and the remaining notice problems by 2 years. Children with ASD may have symptoms throughout their lives, but it’s possible for them to get better as they get older. Based on the most recent report, ASD is estimated to affect about 1 in 54 children, with boys being more likely to have ASD than girls.

Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder:

Kids with Autism have difficulty with social communication, interaction and behavior.  Here is the list of behaviors that are noticed in children diagnosed with Autism.  These Symptoms may vary from person to person.

1) Social communication and interaction

Children with autism find it difficult to interact with people. This is one of the most common symptoms of ASD. You might notice these signs by the age of 10 to 12 months. Other social skill symptoms may also include:

  • Give no response or little response when someone calls their name.
  • Less or no eye contact.
  • Don’t like cuddling or holding. They don’t stretch their arms to be picked up.
  • They prefer to be alone.
  • Difficulty in speaking or speech delay. (Tips to improve speech delay)
  • Their words generally don’t match with their facial expression and gestures.
  • Speak with unusual tones like robotic, flat or singsong voices.
  • Can’t start a conversation or be a part of one.
  • Often speak on their favorite subject without noticing that others are not interested or without giving others a chance to respond.
  • Doesn’t express their feelings and emotions.
2) Behavioral symptoms

Children with autism spectrum disorder may have repetitive patterns of behavior. Some of the common behavioral symptoms are as follows:

  • Repetitive behavior like repeating words or phrases, hand flapping or rocking.
  • Aggressive behavior. Perform activities that could cause self-harm.
  • Easily get upset with slight changes in a routine.
  • Lack of coordination and confidence.
  • Eat only specific foods or are generally fussy eaters.
  • Having overly focused interests, such as with moving objects or parts of objects
  • Over sensitivity to touch, light and sound.
  • Impulsiveness. Usually act without thinking.

Kids with ASD may also find it difficult to sleep. Despite so many challenges, they may have some strength, like they have an ability to learn things in detail and remember information for a long period of time. They are also strong visual and auditory learners.

Causes for autism:

However the exact causes for Autism is still unknown. There is no single cause, research shows that genes and environment can act together to affect the child’s development in the may that leads to ASD. Some most suspected causes or risk factors for  Autism include.

  • Having a sibling with ASD.  When one child is diagnosed with ASD, the next child to come along has about a 20% greater risk of developing autism than normal.
  • Research shows that older parents have a greater likelihood of having a child with autism.
  • Kids with certain genetic conditions such as Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome and Rett syndrome are most likely to have ASD.
  • Exposure to heavy metals and environmental toxins.
  • Low birth weight.
  • Premature birth and maternal use of valproic acid or thalidomide during pregnancy can also be one of the causes for autism.
Diagnosis:

If you notice any of the above symptoms mentioned above , you must go for a proper diagnosis as recommended by the doctor. While there is no specific laboratory test to determine autism, a team of child psychologist, occupational therapists and speech pathologist do screening and evaluation which may include:

  • Medical exam like blood test, hearing test
  • Gathering information about the symptoms that exist, and from when these symptoms started.
  • Whether these symptoms are affecting their day to day life, or they find it difficult to socialize.
  • Family history of ASD.
  • May also involve interviews or questionnaires for family members, teachers and others close to the child to know the causes for autism
Treatment and therapies:

While there is no cure for ASD, currently available treatments can help reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Treatments include medication, psychotherapy, education or training, or a combination of treatments.

  • A doctor may use medication to treat some symptoms like irritability, aggression, repetitive behavior, hyperactivity, anxiety and attention problems.
  • Behavioral, psychological, educational, or skill-building therapy to build self confidence.
  • Speech-language pathologists are therapists who specialize in treating language problems and speech disorders. They are a key part of the autism treatment team.
  • Find an autism support group. Sharing information and experiences can help children with ASD and/or their caregivers learn about treatment options and ASD-related programs.
Healthy ASD diet for kids:

It is very important to feed kids a nutritious diet from the early years itself, even more important if the child is suffering from ASD. Along with the treatment and therapies a healthy ASD diet for kids including essential nutrients is must, which may help in reducing the symptoms. Experts say whatever is good for the brain is likely to be good for ASD and speech delay. Below is the list of essential nutrients and foods recommended as a part of a healthy ASD diet?

Protein: 

Protein is an important part of a healthy diet. It builds, maintains and repairs body tissues. It is also essential for brain health and plays an important role in producing neurotransmitters (brain chemical). It’s also integral in forming enzymes and hormones in the body. From digestion to immunity, from hair to nails, everything requires protein. Some foods rich in protein are: nuts and seeds, egg and dairy products.(how to get a protein rich diet?)

Omega 3 fatty acids:

Research has established a link between omega 3 fatty acids and brain development in early childhood. These healthy fats have amazing brain boosting power and play a vital role in enhancing memory and attention span. Fish & walnuts are a very good source of omega 3. (Why is Omega 3 important for your kids?)

Magnesium:

In our body, Magnesium is responsible for nerve transmission and nerve-muscle coordination. In other words, it protects against the excessive excitement in a child (which can be traumatic). There is enough research going on how Magnesium can help in fixing or preventing neurological disorders. Banana, avocado, pumpkin seeds and spinach are some food sources of magnesium.(what are some disorders in which magnesium can help?)

Zinc: 

Zinc is considered an essential nutrient which means that the body cannot produce or store it. For this reason, it is very important to add zinc in your daily diet. Zinc is required for proper brain function and development, immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing. Some food sources rich in zinc are: nuts, pumpkin seeds, spinach, chicken, shrimp and kidney beans. (How can zinc help with hair and skin health?)

NUTS:

All the nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashew, peanuts and hazelnuts are rich in vitamin E and help in boosting memory. They are also antioxidants which protect against cell damage. Walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and are a valuable substance for brain function, memory and thinking abilities. This fatty acid also encourages cognitive functions. ( best nuts for protein)

Seeds:

Apart from nuts, seeds like flex, chia, melon, sesame and pumpkins also contain powerful antioxidants like vitamin E that protect the brain from free radical damage. Sunflower seeds impact overall mood and mental processing powers and therefore it is considered a brain boosting snack. Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, copper, and much higher in zinc than other seeds, which help in increasing concentration and memory. One of the easiest to feed brain boosting foods for kids.

COCOA POWDER:

Pure cocoa powder (unsweetened) contains brain boosting components as it is packed with a large number of antioxidants molecules, the main is epicatechin helpful to improve cognition in studies. Hence cocoa powder is also an important brain development food for children. (More benefits of cocoa powder)

Ashwagandha:

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen. It is known to reduce anxiety and stress. Moreover, it increases acetylcholine levels which support better memory, mental focus and intelligence. Ashwagandha also improves communication between nerve cells and stimulates the body’s capacity to heal any nervous system damage.

Brahmi:

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. 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 distressed.

Shankhapushpi:

Shankhapushpi is a traditional remedy for increasing the functioning of the brain. The powerful antioxidants and flavonoids present in it improve the memory capacity, focus, concentration, calmness, alertness of an individual. Since it is a brain tonic and stimulator, people taking shankhapushpi have improved memory, reasoning, problem-solving, and other cognitive abilities.

SCIENTIFICALLY proven studies conducted by NIH

There are many researches by NIH that support the benefits of Ayurvedic herbs in kid’s brain and speech development. Few are as below.

How Ashwagandha helps in speech and brain functions?

Benefits of Brahmi for brain and speech

Proven benefits of shankhapushapi in boosting memory.


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Recipe for Sabudana Kheer

Recipe for Sabudana kheer by Iyurved

Recipe for Sabudana Kheer with hidden herbs & Nuts:

Kids love to eat sweets. This recipe for sabudana kheer 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 for sabudana kheer for babies, toddlers and kids.

Recipe for Sabudana Kheer by Iyurved
Ingredients:
  • Ghee- 1tsp
  • Soaked sabudana or tapioca- 1/4 cup
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts & 5 herbs Savoury spread (order here) – 1tbsp
  • Dates puree/ jaggery powder -1tsp
  • Milk-1 cup
Method:

On a pan, heat ghee and add soaked sabudana after straining the water. Now, add Iyurved’s Savoury Spread (order here), milk and mix well. Cook well until the milk thickens and sabudana is soft. Healthy Sabudana kheer is ready to serve. Both moms and 9 months plus babies can eat this. The savoury spread will not change the taste of the kheer.

Benefits OF ADDING DAILY NUTRITION SAVOURY SPREAD:
  • Improves muscle strength and body weight with high protein (6g protein in 1 serving)
  • Strengthens bones and improves height being rich in calcium
  • Boosts brain due to high omega-3 and natural brain herbs
  • Builds immunity due to presence of antioxidants and proven immunity herbs
  • Increases breast milk supply for lactating moms also provides folic acid for baby development

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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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10 easy dinner recipes In India for kids of all ages

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Most parents are often confused as to what to feed their babies for dinner. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner has an impact on a child’s sleep too. As a result, extra care must be taken while choosing dinner recipes for babies because putting your baby to sleep is one of the most difficult chores you must accomplish every day. If your kid is breastfed and has been introduced to solid meals, then he/she most likely eat a range of items for dinner. Purees, cereal, rice, fruits, and so forth. As a result, make sure his/her dinner is nutritious, filling, and easy to digest while still maintaining his sleep cycle. Here are few tips and easy, healthy dinner recipes in India for babies and toddlers.

Some tips to keep in mind before feeding dinner for babies:

  1. It is better to introduce new foods at breakfast or lunch rather than at dinner time. This helps to identify any food allergies in babies.
  2. Avoid snacks and processed foods – baked goods, ready to eat meals which are high in refined carbs, sodium, and transfat.This not only makes them feel full, but also has long-term health consequences.
  3. Choose foods that can be easily digested by babies at night.
  4. Make sure to feed them dinner at least two or three hours before their bedtime.
  5. Always prepare and store baby foods in clean and sterilized steel or glass containers and avoid containers made up of plastic.  
  6. Use steel cups to introduce water rather than a feeding bottle to bring out the transition in growing babies.

Dinner recipes in india for babies and toddlers:

6 Months Baby Dinner Recipes:

Solids are introduced to the babies at this stage after indicators of physical development such as adequate head and neck control, curiosity in meals are observed. Digestive enzymes are also produced at this stage, which helps digestion. At this age, babies are exclusively breastfed, with solids introduced once or twice a day. As a result, introducing solids around dinner time is not recommended for a six-month-old baby which may lead to colic, digestion related issues and allergies. (6-month baby food chart)

7-9 Months Baby Dinner Recipes:

Solid feeding was limited to only twice a day in the sixth month. However, by the seventh month, the infant has tried a variety of foods and is ready to go up to three solid meals each day including dinner. The frequency of breast milk can be reduced and solids can be increased at the end of the ninth month. (7 Foods to increase breast milk )

You may have noticed that your kid is easily bored these days and prefers to play with her meals. That’s your cue to start introducing a lot of diversity into her diet. It is important to make wise dinner choices for babies which are easy on their stomachs. Look at few 7-9 month babies dinner recipes in India.

 1. Apple khichdi recipe:

Ingredients

  • Apple -1/2 cup
  • Rice – 1/4 cup
  • Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 3/4 cup

Procedure

  • Prepare apple puree.
  • Soak the rice in water for 15 minutes, rinse. 
  • In a pressure cooker, add rice and water and cook for 2-3 whistles. 
  • Once it cools down, add apple puree and cinnamon powder and mix well. Serve!!
2. Carrot oats porridge recipe:

Ingredients

  • Oats – 1/4 cup
  • Carrot puree – 1/4 cup
  • Jeera/ pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 2 cups

Procedure

  • In a pan, add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add oats and cook well.
  • Once cooked, add carrot puree (grind grated carrot with 5 tsp of water) and mix well.
  • Finally, add jeera/pepper powder along with turmeric and stir well. Serve!!!
3. Ragi porridge recipe:

Ingredients

  • Sprouted ragi flour – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 1 cup

Procedure

  • In a pan, add water and sprouted ragi powder and mix well without any lump formation.
  • Place the pan on the stove and cook well.Keep stirring to prevent sticking to the bottle of the pan.
  • Once it is thick, turn off the stove.
  • Cool and serve!!

Also, check 8 amazing health benefits of Ragi.

10-12 Months Baby Dinner Recipes:

As your baby moves through this stage, you may notice that he or she becomes less interested in food as mealtime approaches. Most moms interpret this as a symptom of decreased appetite. The truth is that it isn’t the baby’s appetite that has reduced – it’s his/her interest in foods.  ( Baby feeding schedule for 9-12 months old)

By now, your child has tried nearly all of the foods you prepare at home and has expressed an opinion about the ones they like or dislike. Hence, adding spices also helps in boosting the flavour of the baby’s food. The babies also develop an interest in self-feeding. So choose foods which help them to self-feed. 

4. Plain masala khichdi recipe:

Ingredients

  • Rice- 1 cup
  • Toor dal – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – ½  tbsp
  • Jeera, cinnamon, clove – ¼ tsp
  • Sliced onion – 1
  • Water – 4.5 cups
  • Salt ( Not recommended for babies below 1 year of age)

Procedure

  • Wash the rice, toor dal. Soak rice and dal in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water.
  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee, jeera, cinnamon, clove and onion followed by Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread and saute. 
  • Then add rice, dal and water to the pressure cooker.
  • Cook in the medium flame for 5-6 whistles (depending upon the consistency that you prefer)
  • Cool, remove spices like clove, cinnamon, mash well and feed your child.

1cup – 300 calories
Additional nutrition benefits ( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

5. Beetroot idli with chutney recipe:
Beetroot Idli with chutney recipe by Iyurved

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6. Jowar dosa recipe:

Ingredients

  • Rice- ½ cup 
  • Jowar –  ¼ cup
  • Urad dal – ¼ cup
  • Ghee – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – ½  tbsp
  • Water – 4.5 cups
  • Salt ( Not recommended for babies below 1 year of age)

Procedure

  • Soak rice, jowar and urad dal for 3-4 hours. Grind it to make a thick paste. Keep it for rest overnight for fermentation. 
  • Add Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here). Mix it well.
  • Take a dosa pan and pour the batter.
  • Cook both the sides until it’s crisp and serve!!

1 dosa – 49 calories
Additional nutrition benefits ( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

1-2 years Baby Dinner Recipes:

Reaching the age of one is a huge milestone for both the infant and the parents. As your child continues to develop, his or her life will change, and the most significant change will be in the area of food. Except for those restricted foods, your baby should be eating most household meals by now, and you can feed him or her whatever you make for the rest of the family, with less salt and spices. It is during this stage that babies become more picky eaters and are at risk of nutritional deficits. As a result, it’s critical to ensure that the baby’s nutritional needs are met on a daily basis.

7. Vermicelli Pulao recipe:

Ingredients

  • Vermicelli – 1/2 cup 
  • Chopped onion, tomato – 1
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Grated carrot – ½ 
  • Chopped Capsicum – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Ghee – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – 1  tbsp
  • Pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Water –  ¾ cup
  • Salt – a pinch

Procedure

  • In a pan, add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add ghee, salt and vermicelli and cook it.
  • Meanwhile in another pan, add ghee, ginger, onion and saute well.
  • Add  Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread, then tomatoes, carrot, capsicum and cook for some time.
  • Now add garam masala, pepper and cooked vermicelli and mix.
  • Serve!!

1 cup – 165 calories
Additional nutrition benefits ( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

8. Pumpkin pancakes with millet recipe:
Pumpkin pancake with millet recipe by Iyurved

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2+ year Baby Dinner Recipes:

At the age of two, your child’s appetite will most likely rise, and you will notice him consuming whatever is placed in front of him. As this is a period of growth and development, it is your responsibility as a parent to ensure that his nutritional needs are met.

9. One-pot veggies rice recipe:

Ingredients

  • Rice – ½ cup 
  • Chopped onion -1
  • Chopped Capsicum – ¼
  • Cauliflower – ¼ cup
  • Soy chunks or tofu – ¼ cup 
  • Garlic – ½ tsp
  • Grated ginger – 1 tsp
  • Ghee/ olive oil – ½ tsp
  • Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread – 3  tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Salt – 1 tsp

Procedure

  • Heat ghee/olive oil, add cumin seeds, ginger and garlic.
  • Then add onion, veggies and saute well.
  • Add Iyurved’s 7 nuts & 5 herbs Savoury spread (order here) and mix well. Once done for 5 min, add rice and Sauté for two more minutes. 
  • Add water and cook in the medium flame for 3-4 whistles.
  • Serve!!

1 cup – 215 calories
Additional nutrition benefits ( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s 7 nuts and 5 herbs savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein)

10. Cheese paratha with millet recipe:
Cheese paratha with millet recipe by Iyurved

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Common FAQ’s related to dinner for babies and toddlers:

1. What is the right time to introduce dinner to babies?

You may need to experiment with the time schedule to ensure that your kid is getting enough to eat. Dinner should preferably be served two to three hours before the nighttime bottle and her usual bedtime.

2. What are the foods to avoid for babies during dinner?

Avoid foods high in sugar and salt, such as canned foods, processed meats (such as sausages, hot dogs, and ham), and frozen dinners should be avoided. Give foods that are cooked properly. Avoid fresh vegetables and high-protein foods such as meat, egg, and spinach for dinner because they take longer to digest and may interrupt your child’s sleep.

3. When to introduce water or breastmilk to babies after dinner?

Water can be given to the babies: 10-15 minutes after dinner. Babies who are still breastfed or bottle-fed can be fed with milk one hour after dinner or 30 minutes before bedtime. (Right time to introduce water for the baby)

4. Is it true that introducing solids at dinnertime causes constipation in children?

When a baby first starts eating solid foods, he may become constipated (hard stools). It could be induced by high-starchy foods like rice, unripe bananas, apple sauce and potatoes etc. If your baby becomes constipated, change to whole wheat or barley cereal instead of rice cereal, and avoid unripened bananas and sweet potatoes. And, of course, moderation is a golden rule as an excess of any food might cause indigestion. (10 foods that help constipation in kids)

Dinner time is crucial, and adequate care should be taken when feeding them, as the consequences might be seen as late as midnight. So, don’t force the child to eat something if they don’t like it, even if it is highly nutritious. Choose foods that are easy to chew and swallow. Make sure the food is cool before serving. 

You can try these 10 dinner recipes in India for babies and enjoy your journey of motherhood and try more varieties of foods for your baby which is not only tasty but also nutritious and wholesome. 

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Ayurvedic Savoury Spread by Iyurved

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Recipe for Chana Dal Hummus

Recipe for chana dal hummus

Recipe for chana dal hummus with hidden herbs and nuts:

Kids love to eat spreads. This recipe for chana dal hummus 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 for chana dal hummus for babies, toddlers and kids. (Why dal is healthy for babies & kids?)

Recipe for chana dal hummus by Iyurved

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • Coriander chopped for garnish

Procedure:

  • Soak chana dal for 3-4 hours.
  • Pressure cook chana dal until it is soft.
  • Once it cools down, add garlic, salt, lemon juice, pepper and Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread. (order here)
  • Blend everything to a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Transfer in a bowl & garnish with olive oil & coriander leaves.
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Ayurvedic spread by Iyurved

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Baby’s milestone: 6 foods that help in walking

The first year of a baby’s life is the most crucial year for their gross motor skill development. Motor skills refer to the body’s ability to manage the process of movement. Gross Motor skills involves baby’s milestone like holding head, sitting, crawling and walking. During her first year, your baby is busy developing coordination and muscle strength in every part of her body.

Babies develop their skills gradually. It’s so overwhelming to see your newborn doing new activities everyday, but these abilities don’t develop overnight. Babies put a lot of effort and handwork to achieve these motor skills. There are a lot of new parents frequently asking questions around baby development including when babies typically hold their head, sit up, roll over crawl and finally walk. So below are some baby’s milestone related these motor skills.

Baby’s milestone
Head control:

Your baby’s first big milestone is his/her control over the head. Babies are born with fairly weak muscles and they will rely upon you to support their head and neck. By the end of 2 months the baby should be able to lift it slightly and turn from side to side while lying on their stomach. All these little movements help strengthen the baby’s neck muscles. By 6 months generally the baby will be able to hold their head steady and gain control over their neck.

Roll over:

At around 4 months the baby starts to roll over. When you place them on their tummy they will begin to push up on their arm. Tummy to side rolling is most common in babies at this age. By 6 months most babies have gained enough abdominal strength to flip in both directions and roll over from their back to front. Rolling over helps strengthen the upper body and neck muscles that your baby needs to sit up. So always encourage your baby to roll over by placing toys or books near to them, so that they roll over to reach those things.

Setting:

Holding head control and having enough upper body strength is a must for a baby  before he/ she is able to sit up on their own. At around 5 to 6 months, babies begin to sit with little support. At 9 months babies can sit without any support and easily get in and out of sitting position.

Walking:

Once the baby is comfortable in sitting, the next baby’s milestone is walking. Just like other milestone, walking age also varies between children. Some take their first step around 9 to 12 months while others may take a little longer time i.e around 15 to 17 months. At around 9 months, babies most likely start trying to pull themselves up to stand while holding something like bed or sofa. Soon they also try to take some steps holding from one side of the furniture to the next. They may also be able to stand without support till their first birthday. At 14 months normally most of the babies walk a few steps independently and by the end of 17 months your child will become steadier in his/ her walk.

Causes of delay

Motor skill development of the child is an important aspect in a child’s overall growth and development. But problems in sitting, crawling and walking are the most common developmental delay a child faces. A child with motor skill developmental delay may experience difficulty coordinating certain movements such as holding a pencil, walking and performing activities requiring brain and body coordination. Blow are some of the basic causes of these delays in kids:

  • Premature birth
  • Cerebral Palsy (brain damage before birth)
  • Myopathy (a disease of muscles)
  • Brain injury
  • Ataxia (defective muscle coordination)
  • Problems with vision
  • Spina Bifida (birth defect in the baby that occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not develop completely)
Tips to improve motor skill

 Usually a child who is late doing certain activities catches up to other children. But sometimes, developing late is the sign of a health condition. In case a child does not show any of the above mentioned motor skill development on time, talk with your pediatrician. In addition, try these tips mentioned below

  • Give your baby plenty of tummy time.  Lay your baby on his tummy and place the toys he/ she likes in front of them.  It helps strengthen your baby’s arms, legs, torso, as well as his neck muscles.
  • Once the baby gains control over their head, you can encourage them to sit by placing a pillow around them for support. Be careful and stay close to help them if they fall.
  • Try sitting them on the floor while holding their back up straight. This helps improve their muscle control and coordination.
  • Once the baby starts sitting independently, encourage them to crawl. Set up an area on the floor with their favorite toys and things that they can explore and if they don’t crawl to reach out to toys show them how to crawl by doing yourself and ask your baby to imitate.
  • Once your baby pulls himself up and gains balance holding your hands, guide him take a few steps, this will help him gain confidence to take those first steps.
  • When the baby starts balancing and standing for a few seconds, start balancing games. Sit with the baby on the floor and help them stand up. Then count how long they can stay up before falling. Don’t forget to praise after each attempt.
  • Allow your child to be bare feet. There are tiny muscles in the feet that need to be developed. You can do this by bearing weight on them. The muscles in your feet can easily grasp the ground when bare feet.
  • Place their favorite things just out of reach so they have no choice but to try and stand to get it.
  • Bouncing a baby up and down strengthens their lower body and works on their balance. Hold their arms and hands, and assist them in learning to bounce.
Foods to improve motor skill:

As soon as your baby is 6 months, taking care of their diet, as food or nutrients that they get from food is key for a baby to achieve different milestones on time. Nutrients like protein helps in muscle strengthening, calcium and vitamin d promotes bone health and the most important foods that promote brain healthy like omega 3 fatty acids, as these developments involve the brain and body’s muscles to work together. Below are the foods that help in baby’s milestones like sitting, crawling and walking.

Omega 3:

Research has established a link between omega 3 fatty acids and brain development in early childhood. These healthy fats have amazing brain boosting power and play a vital role in enhancing memory and attention span. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered as critical brain foods that may counteract oxidative stress and inflammations, two drivers of cognitive decline which may also result in motor skill delay.

Nuts:

All the nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashew, peanuts and hazelnuts are rich in vitamin E and help in boosting memory. They are also antioxidants which protect against cell damage. Walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and are a valuable substance for brain function, memory and thinking abilities. This fatty acid also encourages cognitive functions. ( best nuts for protein)

Seeds:

Apart from nuts, seeds like flex, chia, melon, sesame and pumpkins also contain powerful antioxidants like vitamin E that protect the brain from free radical damage. Sunflower seeds impact overall mood and mental processing powers and therefore it is considered a brain boosting snack. Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, copper, and much higher in zinc than other seeds, which help in increasing concentration, memory and thus helps in better coordination.

Ayurvedic Herbs:

Ayurveda has the potential to not only correct imbalances in our children, but also to set them on an enduring path toward optimal health and well-being. Thus, ayurvedic herbs must be included in the list of health foods for kids. Ayurvedic herbs such as ashwagandha, mulethi, brahmi, shallaki and turmeric are great for kids’ development. Overall, these herbs support immunity, bone strength, brain development and overall growth.

Calcium:

It is really important to get strong bones and we get a chance to build them only once – throughout childhood and adolescence. Children who get enough calcium in childhood start their adult lives with the strongest bones possible. Mostly calcium is stored in bones and teeth where it supports their structure and hardness, but the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. Calcium is predominantly found in milk and milk based products like cheese. And is also found in smaller quantities in some nuts and seeds. (Should kids take whey protein?) Moreover, few herbs such as shallaki also contain calcium.

Antioxidants:

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. Fortunately eating a diet rich in antioxidants or antioxidant rich foods help to fight oxidative stress and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Turmeric, Vitamin E, cocoa, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Selenium, Beta carotene, Lycopene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Manganese, Polyphenols show great antioxidant properties.


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छोटे बच्चों में आराम और रात की नींद का महत्व

Sleep Well Chocolate Spread

नींद वह सोने की जंजीर है जो आपके स्वास्थ्य और शरीर को एक साथ बांधती है। एक उचित रात की नींद का महत्व आपके बच्चों के समग्र विकास में सबसे महत्वपूर्ण कारकों में से एक है और स्वस्थ जीवन शैली का एक अनिवार्य हिस्सा है। इस लेख में हम जानेंगें बच्चों के स्वास्थय के लिए  एक अच्छी नींद का महत्व |अच्छी नींद आपके बच्चे के पूरे दिन पर सकारात्मक प्रभाव डाल सकती है। जब आपके शरीर में पर्याप्त आराम या नींद नहीं होती है, तो आप चिड़चिड़े महसूस कर सकते हैं, लेकिन जब बच्चों की बात आती है, तो नींद की कमी (अपर्याप्त नींद) के प्रभाव से कई विकास संबंधी समस्याएं हो सकती हैं। बच्चों को पर्याप्त रात की नींद लेने की जरूरत है ताकि वे खेल सकें, सीख सकें और अच्छा प्रदर्शन कर सकें। न केवल नियमित कामों के लिए, बल्कि मस्तिष्क को भी अपने सर्वोत्तम कार्य करने के लिए आराम करना पड़ता है।

अध्ययन से संकेत मिलता है कि जो लोग नींद की कमी के संपर्क में हैं वे आमतौर पर संज्ञानात्मक प्रदर्शन में गिरावट और मनोदशा में बदलाव का अनुभव करते हैं। यदि लगातार नींद की कमी रही है, तो मस्तिष्क काफी कम शक्ति पर कार्य करेगा। १० दिन ६ घंटे की नींद लेने से एकाग्रता में ४००% की गिरावट आती है। अधिकांश बच्चे पर्याप्त नींद नहीं ले पाते क्योंकि वे अक्सर स्कूल, पढ़ाई, खेल और अन्य गतिविधियों में व्यस्त रहते हैं। अनुशंसित मात्रा में नींद न लेने से आपके बच्चे के व्यवहार (मानसिक और भावनात्मक रूप से) पर प्रतिकूल प्रभाव पड़ सकता है। किसी भी बच्चे के लिए सोने की अनुशंसित मात्रा उनकी उम्र से प्रभावित होती है। बड़े होने पर बच्चों को अपेक्षाकृत कम नींद की जरूरत होती है। यहाँ एक सामान्य नींद गाइड है:

किसी भी बच्चे के लिए अनुशंसित नींद की मात्रा:

बच्चों की उम्रबच्चों की नींद (घंटे)
नवजात (0-3 महीने)14-17 घंटे
शिशु (4-12 महीने)12-16 घंटे
बच्चे (1-2 वर्ष)11-14 घंटे
पूर्वस्कूली (3-5 वर्ष)10-13 घंटे
स्कूल की आयु (6-13 वर्ष)10-12 घंटे
किशोर (13-18 वर्ष) 8-10 घंटे
अनुशंसित नींद की मात्रा

अच्छी नींद का महत्व:

निर्बाध और अच्छी नींद एक बच्चे को एक ही समय में शारीरिक रूप से आराम और मानसिक रूप से सतर्क रहने में मदद करती है। इसके अलावा पर्याप्त नींद से जुड़े और भी महत्वपूर्ण फायदे हैं।

विकास:

शोध में पाया गया है कि जब आपका बच्चा गहरी नींद में सोता है तो ग्रोथ हार्मोन स्रावित होता है, इसलिए आराम और नींद बच्चों के विकास के लिए महत्वपूर्ण है। बच्चों के विकास के लिए उन्हें ऊर्जा की आवश्यकता होती है। बच्चे दूध और भोजन से जितनी अधिक ऊर्जा लेते हैं, वह उनके विकास में जानी चाहिए। इसका सबसे अच्छा उपयोग तब किया जाता है जब बच्चे आराम कर रहे होते हैं या सो रहे होते हैं क्योंकि सारी ऊर्जा विकास की ओर मोड़ दी जाती है।

मस्तिष्क का विकास:

नींद मस्तिष्क के विकास को बढ़ाती है। कनाडा के एक अध्ययन (2008 स्लीप में प्रकाशित) के अनुसार, जिन बच्चों को 3 साल की उम्र से पहले रात में 10 घंटे से कम नींद आती है, उनमें भाषा और पढ़ने की समस्या विकसित होने की संभावना अधिक होती है। बच्चे का मस्तिष्क दिन में जो कुछ भी सीखता है, जब वह सोता है, संग्रहीत करता है।

स्वास्थ्य:

सोते समय मस्तिष्क संक्रमण से लड़ने वाले प्रोटीन को रिलीज करता है जिसे साइटोकिन्स कहा जाता है। रात में अच्छी नींद आपके बच्चे की प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली को बढ़ावा देने और हमलावर बैक्टीरिया या वायरस से लड़ने में भी मदद करती है। (जानिए बच्चों के दिमागी विकास के लिए कुछ खाद्य पदार्थ)

जिस तरह पर्याप्त नींद का बच्चे के स्वास्थ्य और मस्तिष्क के विकास पर सकारात्मक प्रभाव पड़ता है, उसी तरह नींद की कमी बच्चों को नकारात्मक रूप से प्रभावित करती है। नींद की कमी के कुछ लक्षणों में चिड़चिड़ापन, तनाव में वृद्धि, विस्मृति, सीखने और याद रखने में कठिनाई शामिल हैं। इन सभी का परिणाम कम प्रेरणा भी हो सकता है।

नींद की कमी के कारण:

  • भावनात्मक कारक जैसे तनाव और मनोदशा संबंधी विकार
  • स्वास्थ्य संबंधी समस्याएं (जैसे सर्दी और खांसी से पीड़ित)
  • दिन की झपकी जो रात की नींद की दिनचर्या में देरी करती है और REM नींद (मस्तिष्क के कामकाज के लिए महत्वपूर्ण)
  • बुरे सपने या परेशान नींद
  • रात में बार-बार जागना या नींद के दौरान बात करना

नींद केवल मात्रा के बारे में नहीं है बल्कि गुणवत्ता भी महत्वपूर्ण है। कुछ सुझाव हैं जो बच्चों को अनुशंसित और अच्छी गुणवत्ता वाली रात की नींद दिलाने में मदद कर सकते हैं:

  • बेड टाइम रूटीन सेट करना (हर रात लगभग एक ही समय से शुरू होने वाला नियमित बेड टाइम रूटीन अच्छी नींद को बढ़ावा देता है),
  • सीमित स्क्रीन समय और सोने से कम से कम एक घंटे पहले बच्चों द्वारा मोबाइल फोन से परहेज करना,
  • बेडरूम में अँधेरा 
  • सीमित उज्ज्वल रोशनी
  • न्यूनतम ध्वनि
  • कोई कैफीन पेय नहीं (ऊर्जा पेय और कोला)
  • कहानी की किताबें पढ़ने से बच्चों को गहरी नींद आने में भी मदद मिलती है

अध्ययनों से पता चलता है कि नीचे दिए गए भोजन को शामिल करने से बच्चों को अच्छी नींद आने में मदद मिल सकती है। नींद मेलाटोनिन से जुड़ी होती है, जो अंधेरे की शुरुआत में मस्तिष्क में पीनियल ग्रंथि द्वारा स्रावित एक हार्मोन है, जो नींद के चक्र की शुरुआत करता है। चूंकि मेलाटोनिन विभिन्न प्रकार के खाद्य पदार्थों में पाया जा सकता है, उन्हें आपके बच्चे के आहार में शामिल करने से अच्छी नींद लेने में मदद मिल सकती है।

रात की नींद के लिए खाद्य पदार्थ:

पिस्ता

ज्यादातर नट्स में मेलाटोनिन की अच्छी मात्रा होती है। मेलाटोनिन एक हार्मोन है जो सोने में मदद कर सकता है। पिस्ता में प्रति ग्राम 660 एनजी मेलाटोनिन होता है, जो इसे नींद लाने वाला जैकपॉट बनाता है। यह प्रोटीन, विटामिन बी6 और मैग्नीशियम से भी भरपूर होता है, ये सभी बेहतर नींद में योगदान करते हैं।

केला

यह फल नींद के लिए एकदम सही है। केला पोटेशियम, मैग्नीशियम, विटामिन बी 6 और कार्ब्स से भरा हुआ है जो नींद की गुणवत्ता में सुधार कर सकता है और अच्छी नींद लेने में मदद करता है। यह तनाव को कम करता है, मांसपेशियों में ऐंठन को कम करता है और हैप्पी हार्मोन (सेरोटोनिन) और स्लीप हार्मोन (मेलाटोनिन) का उत्पादन करके नींद-जागने के चक्र को नियंत्रित करता है।

कीवी

सोने के प्रयोजनों के लिए अन्य महान फल कीवी है। सोने से पहले 1-2 मध्यम आकार की कीवी खाने से अच्छी, लंबी और शांति से सोने में मदद मिलेगी।

शकरकंद

शकरकंद पोषण का पावरहाउस है। फाइबर में उच्च, वे संतृप्त वसा में भी कम होते हैं और विटामिन ए, सी और बी 6 के साथ-साथ पोटेशियम और मैग्नीशियम का एक अच्छा स्रोत होते हैं। विटामिन बी 6 न केवल सेरोटोनिन उत्पादन (खुशी का हार्मोन) में मदद करता है, बल्कि नींद उत्प्रेरण हार्मोन मेलाटोनिन को भी उत्तेजित करता है। तो, यह आश्चर्य की बात नहीं है कि वे सही नींद सहायता हैं।

दूध

अध्ययनों के अनुसार, मस्तिष्क में सेरोटोनिन (हैप्पीनेस हार्मोन) की उपस्थिति हमें शांत करने और नींद शुरू करने में मदद कर सकती है। हमारे केंद्रीय तंत्रिका तंत्र में स्वस्थ सेरोटोनिन और मेलाटोनिन का स्तर अक्सर ट्रिप्टोफैन (भोजन में पाया जाने वाला प्रोटीन जो मूड और नींद में मदद करता है) की उपस्थिति पर निर्भर करता है जो स्वाभाविक रूप से गाय के दूध और बादाम के दूध दोनों में पाया जाता है। सोने से पहले अपने बच्चों को एक गिलास गर्म दूध पिलाने से बच्चों को जल्दी नींद आने में मदद मिल सकती है।

कैमोमाइल फूल

एक और पेय जो बच्चों के लिए अच्छा है वह है पानी में पीसा हुआ कैमोमाइल फूल। सदियों से, इसका उपयोग औषधीय प्रयोजनों के लिए मन को शांत करने और हल्की नींद लाने के लिए किया जाता रहा है।

ओट्स

ओट्स में ट्रिप्टोफैन भी होता है, जो सोने से पहले शरीर को आराम देता है। अच्छी नींद के लिए इसका पर्याप्त मात्रा में सेवन करना जरूरी है। ओट्स मेलाटोनिन से भी भरपूर होता है जो इसे सही नींद में सहायक बनाता है।

बनाना पिस्ता चॉकलेट मूस बनाने की विधि:

आइए हर भोजन को जड़ी-बूटियों और मेवों से स्वादिष्ट और पौष्टिक बनाने का प्रयास करें।

Banana Pista Mousse made with Ayurvedic Chocolate Spread

आयुर्वेद के गुप्त स्वास्थ्य घटक- डेली न्यूट्रिशन स्प्रेड से बनी रेसिपी देखें।

बच्चों द्वारा पसंद किए जाने वाले अधिक स्वस्थ व्यंजनों की जाँच 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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Ayurvedic Chocolate Spread

आयुर्वेदिक जड़ी बूटियों के साथ भारत का पहला स्वादिष्ट किड्स न्यूट्रिशन।

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

पोषण विशेषज्ञ द्वारा अनुशंसित खाद्य पदार्थ और उपचार।


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Recipe of chickpea hummus

Recipe of chickpea hummus with hidden herbs and nuts

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

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

Ingredients
  • 1 cup soaked and boiled chickpeas
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 4 tbsp Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp roasted jeera/ cumin powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Tahini (optional)
Procedure

Combine ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Serve with roti, wrap, bread, crackers, pasta or pizza sauce or raw vegetables.

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