Healthy and Tasty
‘Tasty can be healthy as well, okay, but how?’ A question often asked by everyone. So, mothers in the house, today we are here to answer the same. In this world of changing the taste, we cannot keep our focus on just one or two food items. Kids are getting smarter and picky as well and it is often difficult for the mother to feed him up with the right nutrition.
Let me tell you about the nutrition that your kid mainly requires some of my favorite recipes related to them. Remember to be easy on yourself to be a good chef.
- Why? Because they are good oxygen-carriers, fight infections and build up cells.
- From where? Dairy products, nuts, beans, poultry, fish and meat.
Protein rich recipes–
- Chickpea salad recipe: https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/chickpea-spinach-salad
- Greek slaw and chicken pitas: https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/greek-slaw-chicken-pitas
- 15-minute chicken shawarma bowl: https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/15-minute-chicken-shawarma-bowls
- Why?Carbohydrates are the most important source of energy and help in building and repairing tissues.
- From where? Rice, bread, cereals, and bread.
Carbohydrates rich recipes–
- Ham and cheddar macaroni salad: https://www.food.com/recipe/ham-and-cheddar-macaroni-salad-95795
- Easy crockpot no bean chili: https://crockpotladies.com/recipe/crockpot-no-bean-chili/
- Why? Because they provide energy, absorbs certain nutrients and maintains the body temperature.
- From where? Dairy products, vegetable oil, and meat.
Fats rich recipes–
- Chicken fried rice: https://www.indianhealthyrecipes.com/chicken-fried-rice-recipe/
- Italian shrimp pasta: https://rasamalaysia.com/italian-shrimp-pasta/
- Why? Good for skin and eyes. Also helps in body growth.
- From where? Green vegetables like broccoli, cabbage; sweet potato, carrots, and fish oil.
Vitamin A rich recipes–
- Pineapple and papaya juice: https://www.tarladalal.com/Golden-Drink-Pineapple-and-Papaya-Juice-6234r
- Jowar and tomato chilla: https://www.tarladalal.com/Nutritious-Jowar-and-Tomato-Chila-4652r
- Why? Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant. It builds a defense system against cough and cold. It is also important for iron absorption.
- From where? Green vegetable and citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons.
Vitamin C rich recipes–
- Peach yogurt smoothie: https://www.tarladalal.com/Peach-Yogurt-Smoothie–Good-For-Endurance-Athletics-40919r
- Orange and mint juice: https://www.tarladalal.com/Minty-Morning-Orange-and-Mint-Juice-6205r
- Why? Iron is very important for our cells to breathe as it mixes with protein to form hemoglobin.
- From where? Whole grains, beans, nuts, poultry, and red meat.
- Nachni pancakes: https://www.tarladalal.com/Nachni-Pancakes-4672r
- Bajra, whole moong, and green pea khichdi:https://www.tarladalal.com/Bajra-Whole-Moong-and-Green-Pea-Khichdi-39646r
- Ragiupma: https://www.tarladalal.com/Ragi-Upma-(–Iron-Rich)-39296r
- Why? Good for bones and teeth. It also absorbs Vitamin D.
- From where? Dairy products, pulses, and vegetables.
- Lebanese dips: https://www.tarladalal.com/recipes-for-Lebanese-Dips-117
- Buckwheat dosa: https://www.tarladalal.com/Buckwheat-Dosa-36424r
- Why? It helps in muscle building, blood circulation, and proper digestion.
- From where? Lentils, seeds, nuts, kidney beans, and whole grain cereals.
- Oats moong dal tikki: https://www.tarladalal.com/Oats-Moong-Dal-Tikki-35288r
- Soya and tilcrispies: https://www.tarladalal.com/Soya-and-Til-Crispies-39884r
Colors are a child’s best partner, so add up your basket with colorful ingredients and do an experiment on food. All the above recipes are worth giving a try so don’t miss to serve them as well. Moreover, every child is unique in himself/herself which makes their nutritional requirement unique as well. There are chances that many among our kids are allergic to a few eatables, it is highly recommended to talk to a nutritionist regarding any such problem.
The right amount of food builds up the right immunity and ensures growth and development. Every child should get the required amount of all the nutrients for their well-being. Your kid’s diet is your responsibility, thus, your input is of much value when it comes to providing the right food. Not only your kid, but you too need to eat right. Don’t forget your well-being ensures your child’s well-being.
There are a few things to be kept in mind. Remember that too much of any good thing is a poison. So, avoid overeating or force-feeding. Try to encourage your little one to eat in their own ways which will help you to understand their best taste. Not only this, it will incorporate many good values in your child such as right eating habits. It’s okay to have a cheat day as well. Exercise is also a good step towards a healthy body and mind.
We hope this blog to be helpful for you. Tell us your experiences with our suggested recipes and also add your special recipes in the comment section. With every week we will be coming up with more knowledgeable contents, stay tuned. Till then, Happy Mumming!!