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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Soaking and Sprouting of seeds: 8 Proven Benefits

Soaking

In traditional diets of our ancestors, soaking and sprouting of seeds was key to preparing food. Dal, rice, beans, nuts, seeds and other whole grains contain phytic acid. Soaking for a few hours before you cook helps to break down the phytic acid which makes it easy for the body to absorb all the nutrients and also digest the food better. Study shows that our grains contain arsenic, a compound found in earth‘s crust. By soaking the grain prior to cooking, the arsenic level can come down by 25-30%. Soaking grains also release compounds called lower order inositols – specifically myo- and d-chiro-inositol. And these compounds help support blood sugar regulation, metabolic and hormonal health (PCOS).Soaking of rice and dal can be done up till 4 hours. ( why eating lentils is important?) For oats and most nuts, soaking overnight is good.

Soaking in different culture

Traditionally In India, rice and lentils are fermented for at least two days before they are prepared as idli and dosas, or flour is fermented to make Bhatura; Africans soak corn overnight before adding it to soups and ferment corn for days to prepare a traditional dish; Welsh prepared similar dish by soaking oats overnight. Latin Americans ferment rice for long before cooking; Ethiopians make their distinctive bread by fermenting a grain called teff for several days; (Recipe of teff bread) Mexican corn cakes are fermented for two weeks in banana leaves; Americans and Europeans used fermented starter to Bake bread, cookies and cake. The Chinese were the first people to carry moong dal (mung bean) and sprout for consumption as they sailed on voyages overseas.

Sprouting of seeds

Sprouting involves soaking seeds, draining water and leaving them until they germinate. This germination process usually begins with the seeds being soaked for several hours. The soaked seeds are then exposed to the right combination of temperature and moisture, and allowed to grow for two to seven days. The end product is sprout. During sprouting, the seed releases enzymes that lays the nutritional foundation for it to become a plant. So, just when the seed sprouts and is sufficiently loaded with nutrients and enzymes, we consume it. These enzymes also help in our digestion process.

Soaking and sprouting of seeds are gaining popularity because of their highly concentrated nutritional benefits. Sprouts are low in calories and rich in fiber, enzymes, protein and other micronutrients. Following are some health benefits, after knowing them you wouldn’t stop yourself from adding sprouts to your daily diet.

Health benefits of Soaking and Sprouting:
Improves nutrient contents:

Almost all the whole grains, nuts and legumes are high in fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc and magnesium and protein. Studies show that sprouting may increase these nutrient contents even more.

Helps in digestion

The concentration of fiber increases in sprouted grains. Fiber is one of the most important components for maintaining gut health. Fiber nourishes the good bacteria in the gut and promotes elimination and detoxification of the colon. (How to improve gut health?)

Break down anti nutrient contents:

Anti nutrients are compounds that reduce the absorption of certain nutrients within your body. Enzymes created during sprouting also break down the phytic acid present in some seeds. Phytic acid is also called ‘anti-nutrient’ because it makes it difficult for humans to absorb certain vitamins and minerals from food sources. By sprouting, the phytic acid of the seed breaks down and it becomes easier for humans to absorb more vitamins and minerals from the sprouted seed.

Aids in weight loss:

Sprouts are one of the best foods if you are looking for some weight loss. They are high in nutrients with very low calories. Sprouts contain a high amount of fiber that keeps you full for a long period of time. It also reduces the release of ghrelin, a hunger hormone, that tells our brain to eat more. (How to tackle obesity?)

Boost your immunity:

Consuming sprouts allow the body to absorb all the vital nutrients and antioxidants that protect and boost the immunity system. Sprouting process promotes the level of vitamin C and other antioxidants that make it easy for white blood cells to fight off infections and free radicals and hence builds strong immunity. (What are some more foods that boost immunity?)

Improves heart health:

Some sprouts contain omega 3 fatty acids which helps to control the cholesterol level in the body. The presence of potassium in sprouted grains helps reduce blood pressure level, which also reduces the risk of any cardiac problem.

Improves Eyesight:

Because of the presence of Vitamin A in sprouts, they help in improving eye health. Also the high antioxidants properties of sprouts protects the eye cells from free radicals. (What are common Eye concerns and foods to improve eye health?)

Good for skin and hairs:

Sprouts prevent premature ageing. The antioxidants present in the sprouts help combat cell damage due to free radicals that can cause premature ageing. Sprouts contains many components that helps hairs to grow healthy like: selenium in sprouts fights dandruff , zinc promotes production of sebum in the scalp, vitamin A stimulates hair follicles and help them to grow thicker and longer and presence of biotin helps in overall hair health. (Some foods for skin and hair)

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Healthy Foods to increase weight of kids.

“Chubby cheeks, dimpled chin”, everybody must have heard this rhyme, and it’s essence is that chubby babies are everyone’s favorite. Healthy weight gain in children is one of the biggest challenges for every mother and what are some healthy foods to increase weight. However, during the ongoing pandemic around the globe parents are worried about obesity due to lack of physical activities in kids. But still there are many parents looking for tips on weight gain for their kids or baby food for weight gain.

Gaining weight or gaining healthy weight are two different aspects. In today’s era  kids are more prone to processed and refined foods which are easily available. But they don’t have any nutritional purpose other than just adding unhealthy empty calories to their body. If your baby is thriving properly, is active, happy and doesn’t fall sick frequently, there should not be a cause of concern. However, it is also important to keep a check on your baby’s weight to height ratio at regular intervals, as he/she may suffer from development delays because of being underweight for a long period of time. In that case it becomes imperative to work on their weight with a diet that is nutritionally rich and well balanced. If your baby is not gaining weight according to their age or their weight to height ratio is not ok, look for the reasons for that.

Reasons for not gaining weight:
  • Not consuming enough calories
  • Poor appetite
  • Food intolerance and food allergies
  • Poor eating habits and eating disorder
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Genetic issues
  • Recurring infection
  • Premature birth. Kids who are born premature tend to have poor weight gain
  • Health issues like chronic diarrhea, liver diseases, gastroesophageal reflux, can affect weight gain in kids
  • Sometimes few medications also lead to loss of appetite resulting in poor weight gain
Tips for healthy weight gain:

Physical activity: Encourage your child for physical activities. Indulge them in some sports like swimming, cycling and running which can help to increase their appetite.

Balanced diet: Focus on a healthy, well balanced, nutritious diet instead of just thinking about weight gain. food for kids to gain weight should be nutrients-rich, energy-dense with adequate amounts of protein and carbohydrates. It should include foods from all food groups. Some fruits and vegetables have more calories than you might have thought of. 

Small meals: Try to give 4 to 5 small meals, despite feeding 3 bigger meals. Also add 2 to 3 healthy snacks which may include fruits, nuts and seeds. They are the best baby food for weight gain. These in-between healthy snacks can help your kid to take in more calories than by eating three bigger meals.

Not skipping meals: Don’t allow kids to skip meals, or at least encourage them to eat something instead of skipping a meal. 

Avoid processed food: Processed and packaged foods often contain added sugar, Salt, unhealthy fats and lose their original nutrients during the food manufacturing process. Discourage your kids for these easily available foods. They won’t favour a child’s health in any positive manner. (How does fast-food impact bones?)

Limited drinks: Hydration is important for kids. But drinking liquid just before or during meals can affect your kid’s appetite and make them eat less. Studies have shown that drinking water prior to meals can reduce calories intake. (Impact of sugar on the body?)

Proper sleep: Proper sleep is utmost important for kids in their overall development. A decent night sleep can make a positive impact on your child’s entire day and on their appetite also. (Link between sleep and brain)

Foods to increase weight:

Is the food you are feeding to your baby providing the right amount of nutrition or helping in healthy weight gain? Apart from giving a balanced diet it is also important to ensure that your little one is getting a sufficient dose of calories for healthy weight gain. Here is the list of foods to increase weight of kids or gain healthy weight.

Ghee:

Ghee is a form of clarified butter that originated in ancient India. It’s rich in antioxidants, vitamin A and omega 3 fatty acid, which helps in healthy weight gain among kids, aids in brain development, great for metabolism and keeps the tummy troubles like gas and constipation away. Lactose intolerance babies can also safely consume ghee as the clarification process removes milk solids and decreases the lactose content of ghee. You can start giving a spoonful of ghee to babies as soon as they start weaning off breast milk. Ghee is considered as one of the best foods to increase weight for babies. (How to make medicinal ghee at home?)

Paneer(cottage cheese):

It is a form of Indian cottage cheese, high in protein, phosphorus, calcium and selenium. The fat present in paneer provides the essential nourishment that is required for a kid’s healthy development. It also has a good amount of vitamin A which aids in night vision and provides healthy skin. 20 gram of paneer has 90 calories hence it helps underweight kids to gain weight. It is one of the best weight gain foods for kids. (How to make whey protein at home?)

Full fat yogurt:

Yogurt being high in calcium and protein aids in building strong bones, which leads to weight gain. It also helps in digestion as it has good bacteria (probiotics). Adding curd rice to your kid’s diet which has 179 calories in just ½ cup, can help them to gain healthy weight. (Easy and tasty probiotic recipe)

Sweet potato:

It is not only the perfect first food for babies but also one of the best baby foods to increase weight. Sweet potato provides a good dose of calories as per 100gm it contains 86 calories. It is also loaded with calcium and iron, both of which are vital for an overall kid’s growth. Sweet potatoes are low in saturated fats and high in dietary fiber, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, B6 and C. It has antioxidants like catalase, zinc superoxide, which prevent inflammation and help to increase weight. All these nutrients make it one among the best weight gain foods for kids.

Peanut butter:

Peanut butter is a rich source of unsaturated fats, protein, B vitamins, iron, folic acid and fiber. It is an excellent food for weight gain as it has 62 calories per tablespoon.  Add peanut butter to kids meal either by spreading on bread or on wraps. Many kids like peanut butter with apples too. (30 reasons why peanut help kids?)

Ragi (Finger millet): 

Ragi is loaded with protein, calcium, fiber, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and it is the food for kids to gain weight. With around 130 calories per ½ cup, it also strengthens the bones, teeth and aids digestion. Ragi can be given as ragi porridge, kheer or in the form of flat bread. (How does whole grains manage menstruation pain?)

Pulses:

All pulses are high in calories and considered as baby food for weight gain. They are rich in protein, calcium, iron, dietary fiber, magnesium and potassium which plays an important role in the overall development of kids. Moong dal (mung bean) and urad dal (black gram) are the best options, if you are looking for weight gain foods for kids. Urad dal contains fatty acids that help in brain development too. According to ayurveda, urad dal can help to gain weight because of its Guru (heavy) and Balya nature. (Ayurvedic herbs for kids body, brain, bones and immunity)

Almonds:

Almonds are powerhouse of nutrients like vitamin A and vitamin E, protein, calcium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus and fatty acids. High fiber content of almonds aids in digestion. Almonds have 170 calories in one ounce (30 gram), which makes it one of the best healthy weight gain foods for kids. Almonds can be consumed in many ways by Kids. Roasting almonds and dipping them in chocolate makes a great snack for kids to eat any time during the day. Almonds can also be made into a butter for spreading on bread or grind into a flour to be used to make cookies or added to cake batter. Roasted almond powder can also be added to porridge. Roasting Almonds does not impact the nutritional value of the nut. (6 reasons why kids should eat almonds everyday).

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Some Easy Probiotics in foods

Probiotics in foods are live bacteria (naturally occurring in food) that are good for you…your Digestion…your GUT! . Whenever you get an infection, it is a sign that bad bacteria are affecting your system out of balance. At this point of time good bacteria helps in eliminating those bad ones and maintaining the balance of good bacteria again. Probiotics are the best way to flourish good bacteria in your body

Food habits, Lifestyle, Antibiotics, all together impact the Gut health of your body. When you lose “good”bacteria in your body, for example after you take antibiotics, probiotics can help replace them.

GHEE <>YOGURT <> DARK CHOCOLATE <> CHEESE <> KEFIR <> ACV

All these food products have bacterias in them that helps our digestion, immunity, and also increase the presence of more good bacterias in the Gut. It is advisable to go pro-biotic heavy especially after falling sick or taking medicines. Good bacterias lost during infection or otherwise can be recovered by eating food rich in prebiotic and probiotics.

Fermented foods are the most natural source of live bacterias- Probiotics. There is no recommended daily intake for probiotics, so there is no way to know exactly what quantity is best. Therefore, add as many fermented foods to your daily diet as possible.

What is a Pre-biotic?

Kefir is a fermented milk drink similar to a thin yogurt that is made from kefir grains, which are high in bacterias. The process of making is similar to yogurt, but the fermentation process in Kefir is for 24 hours. The result is not a sour curd rather a tasty one. You can also load it up with nuts, seeds and berries to make a shake high in antioxidant, probiotics and prebiotics.

Yogurt has much lower bacterias (less than 5) as compared to Kefir (over 50).

Ingredients: kefir, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, cherry, goji Berry, currant berry, chia, flax, sunflower, pumpkin seeds, frozen mango, soy milk

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5 Ways and food for healthy gut of your child

Almost all of the nutrients that we get from foods are absorbed by our gut. It plays an important role in keeping kids healthy, both physically and mentally. Kids gut health is vital for their overall well being as it influences many aspects of health including metabolism, immune system, nervous system and digestive tract. so feeding food for healthy gut of kids is very important. Child gets his/ her gut microbiome (living bacteria in gut) at the time of birth and it is set up in early childhood. Children’s microbiome (living bacteria in gut) remains flexible before the age of four or five. This is a good time to build a strong and healthy gut among them.

The key nutrients absorbed in the gut are iron, protein, carbohydrates and fat. All these nutrients are essential for kid’s overall growth and development. Most of the bacterias in our body are good for us. A healthy gut contains healthy bacteria that not only helps in proper digestion, but also fight with infectious disease causing bacteria, virus and fungi (bad bacteria). Kids gut health says a lot about their internal health.  If you want to set your child up for a lifetime of good health, it is essential to flourish kids gut health with healthy bacteria. According to a study, having good bacteria in the gut can improve immune system, hormones, depression and provide several other health benefits like healing, weight gain for kids.

 Signs of an unhealthy Gut

There are many factors that affect kids gut health such as eating too much processed and high sugar food, stress, too little sleep and taking excessive antibiotics. All of these lead to damage to kids gut health which results in many health issues. Here are some common problems that may occur due to unhealthy gut:

Stomach discomfort:

If your child has symptoms such as gas bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn and stomach ache, these can be a sign of an unhealthy gut and it is due to the bacteria living inside gut, intestines, stomach, and colon. These bacteria are called microbiome and symptoms of stomach discomfort occur when the balance of bacteria is not right. (How to know if the digestive system needs help?)

Craving for sugar:

It has been studied that gut bacteria releases special proteins that are similar to hunger regulating hormones (leptin and ghrelin) which affect both your kids food craving and mood. When you take a high sugar diet, the amount of good bacteria in your gut decreases and this imbalance can cause more craving for sugary food, which results in further damage to your kids gut health. (How does sugar and sugary foods can harm the bones of the child?)

Skin irritation:

Gut health plays a vital role in keeping your skin clear and healthy. The bacteria in the gut influence the balance of skin bacteria. Imbalance of gut bacteria can cause skin issues in both kids and adults. Skin condition like eczema and dryness may occur due to unhealthy gut. (Home remedies to solve allergy in kids)

Sleep:

An unhealthy gut can also affect your sleep and leave you feeling tired during the entire day. Almost all of the body’s serotonin (a happy hormone that affects sleep) is produced in the gut. So if the gut is imbalanced, it may lead to sleep deprivation. (Foods that can help with sleep)

Immunity

70-80% of immune cells are located in the gut (large intestine). This is also home to 100 trillion bacteria (gut microorganisms). There is enough research linking gut bacteria to immunity. The shift in lifestyle, rising pollution, use of antibiotics, and processed food consumption has all together impacted the quality of bacteria in our gut. This has contributed to compromised immunity in kids and adults. (Foods to increase immunity in kids)

5 ways to boost kids Gut Health
Eat fermented foods (probiotics):

Probiotics are live bacteria (naturally occurring in food) that are good for you, your digestion and for your GUT!. Fermented foods are the most natural source of live bacteria that is Probiotics. There is no recommended daily intake for probiotics, so there is no way to know exactly what quantity is best. Therefore, add as many fermented foods to your daily diet as possible like yogurt, kefir. They can also be found in other fermented foods such as sauerkraut or kimchi. Probiotics the best food for healthy gut. (Easy probiotics for kids)

Feed bacteria (prebiotics):

Prebiotics is a source of food for your gut’s healthy bacteria or food for healthy gut. It is a food which does not get fully digested in the body and reaches the large intestine (commonly known as GUT). The good bacteria in the large intestine eat this food and flourishes. Good bacteria multiply and win over the bad bacteria. (Recipe of probiotic food)

Hydration:

If you keep yourself hydrated, it has positive effects on the mucosal lining of the intestine, as well as on the balance of good bacteria in the gut. Water intake is as important for the gut as food intake. You can also offer your kids coconut water, buttermilk and other healthy summer drinks to keep them hydrated.

Limit processed food and eat fiber rich food:

High consumption of ultra-processed food and low consumption of fiber and vegetables results in an unhealthy gut. Most of the processed food contains a lot of sugar, artificial colors, flavours and unhealthy fats which have diverse and less healthy gut flora. On the other hand fiber is fuel for colon cells and helps to keep the digestive tract flowing. Always encourage your child to make healthy food choices. (What does junk food do to kids organs?)

Outdoor activity and exercise:

Outdoor playing and exercise is essential for overall well being and stomach health. Regular exercise and physical activities encourages the intestine to speed up a lethargic digestive system and help to get waste moving through the body. Always encourage your kids for daily outdoor activity to maintain a healthy gut.

 Best food for healthy gut
Yogurt:

Yogurt is one of the best sources of probiotics, which helps in strengthening digestive tract and promotes gut health. It is high in protein, calcium, vitamins and probiotics which can enhance the good bacteria in the gut. Yogurt is the best food for kids gut health.

Kefir:

Kefir is a combination of bacteria and yeast fermentation. The process of making is similar to yogurt, but the fermentation process in Kefir is for 24 hours. It has a tangy flavour and a consistency similar to a drinkable yogurt. It is a rich source of probiotics that can help maintain gut health, proper digestion and support the immune system. Kefir is one of the best foods for digestion problems.

Sprouted grains:

The concentration of fiber increases in sprouted grains. Fiber is one of the most important components for maintaining gut health. Fiber nourishes the good bacteria in the gut and promotes elimination and detoxification of the colon. Sprouted grains is fiber rich food (What benefit does sprouting give?)

Garlic:

Garlic is a prebiotic, naturally high in inulin, a type of non- digestible carbohydrate that feeds the good bacteria in your gut and prevents disease promoting bacteria from growing at the same time. Pickled garlic is best food for healthy gut. (How to fix tonsils in kids?)

Moong Dal/ Mung bean:

Mung bean (Moong dal) is an outstanding prebiotic. It has been used in Ayurveda for over 1000 years to make medicine for digestion. Other than being a food for the bacteria in the Gut, it is the most powerful antioxidant amongst all lentils, and also loaded with many micro-nutrients. Mung beans are extremely high in Protein, which digests slowly and keeps the kids energetic and Fit. (Mung Bean sweet balls/ Laddoo that great for digestion and immunity)

Apple Cider Vinegar:

ACV has protein, enzymes and bacteria themselves that make it best for gut health, this could prevent gas and bloating. It also has an antimicrobial substance which may help in killing bad bacteria in the gut. ACV enables growth of ‘beneficial bacteria in the body which help in digesting food and absorbing essential nutrients. Please check the label before giving it to kids. (How to make ACV jellies?)

Isabgol (psyllium husk): 

Isabgol is driven from the seeds of plantago ovate. It is considered to have probiotic potential, which supports the growth of beneficial bacteria and increases the production of short chain fatty acids, which has positive effects on colonic health. Psyllium is also rich in fiber contents and has the ability to absorb water that means it soaks up water in your gut and makes bowel movement easier. (Recipe of psyllium husk pizza)

Fermented food: 

People are using fermentation techniques from ages to boost food’s shelf life and to increase its nutritive values. It’s a process through which microorganisms like yeast and bacteria convert the carbohydrates in the food to acids, which act as a natural preservative and promotes the growth of good bacteria (probiotics). Some fermented foods are kimchi, made from fermented vegetables such as radish and cabbage, it’s a popular Korean dish. Miso is a Japanese seasoning, made from fermented soybeans. Sauerkraut is a traditional food of Europe and made from fermenting finely chopped cabbage. Traditional buttermilk, it is the leftover liquid from making butter and contains lots of probiotics. all these are food for healthy gut. (Recipe of fermented sweet for kids)

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 of banana stem Paratha or flat bread)

Kanji: 

Kanji is a popular Indian fermented drink, which contains lots of gut friendly bacteria (probiotics) which aids in digestion and reduces bloating, gas and promotes a healthy gut. It has a tangy, spice and tart flavor. In India, it is used as a detox drink after festival binge eating, which helps in digestive issues. However there are many ways of making kanji, the most popular is carrot kanji. It is made by fermenting carrot along with salt, mustard seeds and asafetida (heeng). (Summer drinks for kids that are nutritious)


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Fiber rich food for Digestion

Digestion is amongst the most common concerns in kids today. This is primarily due to the food choices and not taking fiber rich food. Most of the meals nowadays comprises easy-to-consume options. Mostly include plain roti, yellow dal, potato, bread, white rice, pasta, cake, soup, noodles, cookies. While these food choices don’t lack nutrition entirely (if made at home). But they do miss out on an essential macro-nutrient- Fiber.

Fiber is the non-digestible carbohydrate. It is responsible in keeping our digestion healthy and regular. Lack of fiber rich food in diet may cause constipation, which is a nutrient deficient disease. 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. it also helps to flush out toxins like excess cholesterol, lead, mercury etc. that get released from food. In the absence of this, these waste products get reabsorbed by the body. fiber is also the food for the good bacteria living in the large intestine (gut). (What are some foods for health gut?)

In older times, humans had the capacity to consume 100g fiber since plants were more accessible than hunting animals for survival. This has reduced to 1/10th now. Just with the addition of Banana Stem, a child can meet the daily fiber requirement considerably. it is a fiber rich food with around 60% fiber, which is a god-sent solution to improper digestion. (Some more fiber rich foods)

Banana stem
  • it is extremely high in Vitamin B6, which keeps haemoglobin high, gives ample energy and helps kids fight weakness, fatigue and crankiness. Lower haemoglobin results in lower cognition in kids and this can carry on till later in life. 
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food for kids to gain weight: 7 super nutritious foods

As commonly as we hear about obesity in children. it will be surprising to know that many have to look for tips on weight gain for kids or food for kids to gain weight. Children who are underweight usually don’t have very good appetite or they fill themselves with snacks or fast-foods. So, the requirement of essential nutrients for a body is never fulfilled. Many parents associate lack of weight gain to lack of eating also. While this can be true, however, there can be many reasons for not gaining weight among kids.

The most common reason to not gain healthy weight is lack of consumption of healthy and nutritious food for children to meet body requirements. By making some small changes in children’s eating habits throughout the day, you can help them to increase (quality) calories they get. If the child is a good eater, then there is less to worry about lack of weight gain. It will eventually happen with age and for as long as it doesn’t, its not detrimental to health.

If the child is a fussy eater, then the challenge is to feed nutrient dense high calorie food. It is important for kids to consume calories which come packed with necessary fats, carbs, proteins, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Reducing drinks at mealtimes is also a quick tip to enable higher consumption of nutritious food for children. As water or drink can fill up the tummy sooner than it is ought to. Other tips include introducing four or five tiny meals instead of offering three big meals and encouraging a few healthy snacks over the day. These are some of the efforts that can really help your child not only gain weight but also get a healthy and active body.

Foods for kids to gain weight

Some nutritious food for kids to gain weight that can be included in your kid’s diet which can help him/her gain healthy weight are mentioned below.

Banana:

Bananas are one of the best foods to increase weight, as they are high on potassium, magnesium, calcium and Vitamin B9. The fruit is also rich in carbohydrates and is a source of instant energy. Bananas are fairly high in natural sugar, which enables a quicker energy supply than other foods. It is also a high calorie food compared to many other fruits. A cup of apple slices has about 55-60 calories, while a cup of banana slices has around 130 calories, however both are nutritious. (Recipe for Banana muffin)

Potato

Each potato packs about 4 grams of fibre and 4 grams of protein, which keeps kids feeling full. Being a simple carb which is easy to digest, Potatoes can also raise instant energy levels. To pack more nutrition to this food, it is preferred to consume them with their skin, which adds fibre and other nutrients to the diet and makes one of the favourite and best foods for kids to gain weight. Consuming sweet potato is also a more nutritious alternative with similar calorie intake. (Recipe for fries)

Eggs:

It is are packed with high quality proteins and healthy fats. Eggs are nutritious food for children to eat when they are trying to gain weight. The egg yolk is imperative to meet the demands of the body for healthy fats. It provides a significant amount of protein as well as Vitamin B2, phosphorus and vitamin D. Adding two eggs to the diet provides 120 calories along with 12g of protein and so much more nutrition for the body.

Milk:

Milk and other dairy products contain protein and calcium, essential for weight gain and muscle building. If the goal is weight gain, whole milk can be the best option since it has a good amount of protein along with some saturated fat. Researchers believe that whey protein can be a dependable source of consuming protein to support muscle repair and development (how to make whey at home?). Additional studies have found that milk or whey and casein combined, can lead to greater mass gain than other protein sources. (Recipe for whey protein buns). Cheese and cottage cheese are other nutritive sources of high calories.

Nuts and Seeds:

These are among the best foods to increase weightNuts and nut butters are absolutely the right choice if you are looking for some foods for your kids to gain weight. Just one small handful of raw almond contains 170 calories, 6 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 15 grams of healthy fats. Pistachios, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia and flax seeds too are high in fat and calories and can help to gain weight and provide the essential fat for the brain. (Recipe for nut cookies or cake) or (Recipe for nut chocolate)

Soy:

Soy foods are said to be high in calories, which means they are the most nutritious food for children and can help them to gain weight. 1/2 cup of soy nuggets/ granules will give about 100 calories. Soy protein is a great product to include in the diet to help with weight gain. 

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What is prebiotics foods: Super Easy Pre-Biotic Fiber

What is prebiotics foods and and why it is important to include it in your daily diet?

GUT <> PRE-BIOTIC <> GOOD BACTERIA >> BAD BACTERIA

What is prebiotics foods?
Prebiotic is a food which is not fully digested in the body and reaches the large intestine (commonly known as GUT). The good bacteria in the large intestine eats this food and flourishes. Good bacterias multiply and win over the bad bacterias (disease forming)
Moong Daal (Mung Bean)

It is an outstanding prebiotic. It has been used in Ayurveda for over 1000 years to make medicine for digestion.

Other than being a food for the bacterias in the Gut, it is the most powerful antioxidant amongst all lentils, and is also loaded with many micro-nutrients. Mung bean is also extremely high in Protein, which digests slowly and keeps the kids energetic and Fit.

Due to these powerful results, billion dollar companies in the west are moving to Moong Daal (Mung bean) to prepare plant-based non-veg. protein which is more nutritious than original. (What are other easy protein sources for kids?)

Soaked Mung bean can be cooked for a longer while with extra water into a soup or blended into a paste of Dal for small kids. Its so rich in good bacterias and fibre that it helps in easy digestion and manages gas, colic, bloating in kids.

Without removing the cover of the mung bean, it can be prepared as Khichdi (porridge), Wrap, Cheela (pancake), Dosa or a paste to add in bread dough for all age-groups. (How to feed nutrition to toddlers?)

Recipe for Spinach Lentil wrap:

  • 1cup whole mung bean (soak overnight) and blend/purée with spinach leaves (boiled or not) and enough water to make pancake like (not too runny) batter (Does soaking lentils or beans benefit health?)
  • Add salt, pepper and carrom seeds (optional)
  • Spread on hot non-stick pan (add drops of oil to cook). Covering the wrap helps to cook faster and better.
  • Flip to cooks on other side.
  • Take off the pan and serve with sauce or dressing (recipes of some super healthy homemade spreads)
  • Stuff and roll with cheese, lettuce or salad leaves, grated carrot, mashed avocado, sliced tomato, cabbage and/ or other veggies or
  • Just serve plain.
Recipe for Mung Bean Soup

  • 1 cup mung beans of any variety (wash and soak in double water for 8 hours or overnight)
  • 4 cups water for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon ghee (optional)
  • Salt as per taste (no salt for babies under 12 months)

Add soaked mung bean to 4 cups water along with turmeric, cumin and put to boil in a pressure cooker or covered container. Once it whistles twice or is completely cooked and cooled, take it in a mixer to grind it to a paste. Add some ghee on top. Serve warm.

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Protein Requirements: Beetroot Methi Paratha

Protein is considered the body’s building block and repair agent. It’s also integral in forming enzymes and hormones in the body. everything requires protein, From digestion to immunity, from hair to nails,. the protein requirements is decided at 0.8 gm per kg of body weight.

A Paratha that meets 50% Fiber and 50% Protein Requirements for your child for better digestion and stronger muscles.

Recipe of beetroot methi paratha

A child weighing 30kg requires 15g of Fibre and 25g of Protein everyday.

Ingredients: Beetroot, fenugreek leaves, wholewheat flour, carom seeds.

Beetroot:

Beetroot are one of the natural antioxidant rich foods that helps in enhancing your kid’s immune system. They are loaded with vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C and vitamin E and minerals like iron, magnesium, which help to prevent several diseases, especially diarrhea which is most common in kids.  It also has an anti-inflammatory compound called betalain, which helps to protect the liver from oxidative damage and inflammation. Beetroot is one of the liver healthy foods as it helps protect the liver from oxidative damage and inflammation. It Increases liver’s natural detoxification enzymes. It works effectively to prevent deposition of fat in the liver (What are free radicals?)

whole grain:

Whole grains are nutritious foods for kids as they are powerhouse of energy and rich in carbohydrates, protein, iron, fiber, iodine, magnesium, zinc, folate, riboflavin and vitamin E. All these nutrients help in overall growth and development of kids.

Fenugreek leaves:

They are rich in vitamins such as thiamin, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins A, B6, and C, and are a rich storehouse of many minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. Fenugreek leaves are a rich source of vitamin K as well.

Carom seeds:

contain about 305 calories, 25 grams of fat, 16 grams of protein and 43 grams of carbohydrates per 100 grams. They also contain vitamins B1 and B3, and minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus.


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