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  1. Ami

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    Can be taken by adults too!!! Since it has nuts, better start from 1 to 1 1/2 yrs.

    Dates walnut halwa:

    Dates 3 cups
    walnut 1 cup(1/2 plus 1/2)
    ghee 2 tsp
    milk 2 to 3 cups

    Boil milk well and keep in sim for 30 mts so that it will reduce a bit which is enough.

    Either you can grind the entire amt of nuts with dates or grind dates with one portion of nuts. Rest of the nuts, grind and keep aside to sprinkle finally.

    Now, take the milk, add ghee, ground mixture and keep in cooker for a whistle and sim fire for 20 to 25 mts so that the milk color and flavor will change like we put some condensed milk. Switch off the fire and when it is cold, add the remaining ground nuts and stir for a min on the stove, switch off. The consistency should be thick like halwa.

    No sugar or extra ghee and hence, the elders too can take it a tsp everyday as dates is rich in iron and walnut, read that it will help to fight disease and promote health. Not only that, was told that it helps to reduce bad cholesterol and to decrease blood inflammation.

    You can substitute almond too in the place of walnut as badham too has very good properties.
     
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    Toddlerhood (One to Three Years)

    Toddlerhood (One to Three Years)

    BABY & TODDLER FOOD
    Toddlerhood (One to Three Years)

    Tips For Healthy Cooking


    Apart from knowing what you can feed your little one, you should also know how to prepare meals in a way that preserves all the nutrients present in those foods. For example if you're serving juice to your baby, its much better to make it just before your baby is going to have it, as stored juices lose out on important nutrients like vitamin C which is an unstable and volatile nutrient.

    Factors like buying, storage, cooking and serving also influence the nutritional quality of foods. SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO:

    Buy only the freshest fruits and vegetables available in the market. Seasonal fruits are the most nutritious as they ripen without the usage of additional chemicals and are more reasonably priced.

    Refrigerating food for long period results in the loss of vital nutrients. So buy in small quantities and cook for the day!

    Washing fruits and vegetables prior to cooking or serving is of utmost importance for the removal of pesticides and other germs present in them. Wash and chop fruits and vegetables just before serving or cooking as this will help to preserve the nutrients and the freshness of these foods.

    Soaking vegetables in water for a longer period of time will make them lose many valuable, water-soluble vitamins like vitamin B and vitamin C.

    Vegetables should be cooked carefully so that they retain most of their nutrients during the cooking process. Therefore, it is better to saute or steam vegetables rather than to boil them. If you do boil the vegetables, use the minimum quantity of water and cook only until the vegetables become tender. Overcooking them will kill all the nutrients present in them. Preferably, cover your foods while cooking to preserve the volatile nutrients.

    Do not throw away the water in which the food has been cooked as it contains water-soluble nutrients such as vitamin B and vitamin C that are released by the vegetables during cooking. Hence, it is advisable to add just enough of water to cover the vegetables while cooking. Any excess cooking water that is remaining can be used to make soups, dals or to knead your chapati dough, as this is a good way to preserve the water-soluble vitamins.

    Steaming, sauteing or baking are the best ways to prepare food for your baby as opposed to frying. These methods of cooking help to preserve the nutrient content of foods to a great extent. Vegetable Roti and Spiced Walnut Ring are good examples for these healthy cooking methods.

    The duration of cooking also affects the nutritive value of food served to your baby. The longer the food is cooked, the greater is the loss of heat sensitive nutrients like vitamins B and C. Hence, it is advisable to cook cereals, pulses and vegetables in the minimum possible time, using a pressure cooker, taking care to use the right quantity of water. In the case of pulses, it is wiser to soak them ahead of time, so that they cook faster and you do not need to add soda bi-carbonate to speed up the cooking process.

    Always refrigerate the milk if it has to be stored for a longer period. Do remember to re-heat the frozen milk and then cool it to room temperature before feeding it to your baby. Check for the quality of the milk by tasting it. Discard the milk if you find it sour
     
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    Daily Food Guide

    Toddlerhood (One to Three Years)
    Daily Food Guide


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]FOOD GROUPS [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Number of Servings per day [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]What makes 1 Serving [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Suggested Recipes [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]CEREALS AND THEIR FLOURS [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Whole wheat, unpolished rice, jowar, bajra, ragi (nachni), bulgur wheat(dalia), corn, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread etc. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5 to 6 servings[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1 slice of whole wheat bread (25gm) *[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 2 phulkas (30 gm) *[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 1 chapati (25 gm) *[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 1 paratha (25 gm) *[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 1/2 cup all cooked cereals and pasta (60 to 80gm) [/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Whole Wheat Bread, Jowar Bajra Roti with Paneer, Sprouts Khichdi , Spinach Pasta Puree[/FONT] ​

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]PULSES [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Whole [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Moong, lobhia beans, rajma, chick peas (kabuli chana), etc. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sprouts [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Moong, rajma, matki etc.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Dal [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Moong dal, toovar (arhar) dal, masoor dal, chana dal, urad dal etc. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Flours [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Moong dal flour, chana dal flour (besan) etc. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1 to 2 servings[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] 1/ 4 cup raw whole pulses (35 to 40 gm)[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 1/2 cup cooked whole pulses (70 to 80 gm) *[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 1/2 cup sprouts (60 to 80 gm) *[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 1/2 cup of raw or cooked dals (70 to 80 gm) *[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 1/2 cup of flours (40 to 60 gm) *[/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Rajma Salad, Moong Sprouts Dosa, Daland Rice with Grated Cabbage, Teething Biscuits[/FONT]​


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]VEGETABLES [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Carrot, beetroot, cucumber, brinjal,[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]french beans, cluster beans (gavarfali), cauliflower florets etc. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Leafy Vegetables [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Spinach (palak), fenugreek (methi), lettuce, radish leaves, coriander, cow pea (chawli) leaves,colocasia, cabbage etc. [/FONT]
    valign="top" width="76"> [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2 to 3 servings[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1/2 cup raw vegetables (50 to 70 gm) *[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 1/2 cup cooked vegetables (50 to 70 gm) *[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 1 cup raw leafy vegetables (15 gm of vegetables like mint, coriander, fenugreek and 40 to 60 gm of other leafy vegetables ) *[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or 1/2 cup cooked leafy vegetables (15 gm of vegetables like mint, coriander, fenugreek and 40 to 60 gm of other leafy vegetables ) *[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] Paneer and Vegetable, Paratha Beetroot and Carrot, Raita Coriander Curd, Rice Dal and Vegetable Soup[/FONT]
     
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    Daily Food Guide

    FRUITS

    Pineapple, sweet lime, orange, guava, watermelon, mango, apple etc.

    Dried fruits

    Almonds, cashewnuts, walnuts, sesame seeds (til), peanuts, dates, figs, apricots etc.

    2 servings
    1/2 cup chopped fruits (50 to 60 gm) *

    or 1 big piece of fruit e.g. melon wedge (100 to 130gm) *

    or 1 cup fruit juice (200ml) *

    or 1/4 cup dried fruits. (20 to 30gm) *
    Yummy Apple Porridge, Fruity Chana Salad, Muskmelonand Watermelon Juice, Whole Date Cookies

    DAIRY PRODUCTS

    Milk, curd, paneer, cheese etc.
    2 servings
    1 cup milk (200 ml) *

    or 1 cup curds (200 ml) *

    or 1/4 cup chopped paneer (35gm) *

    or 1/4 cup grated cheese (35gm) *

    Chickoo Milk Shake, Strawberry Yoghurt, Fig and Apricot Cream Cheese, Cheesy Corn and Vegetable Cutlets

    FATS AND SUGAR

    Ghee, oil, butter, sugar and jaggery

    **
    Although there is no specific recommendation for this group, approximately 2 tablespoons of fat and 2 to 3 teaspoons of refined sugar can be consumed per day.
    Jowar Sheera, Vegetable Parathas, Carrot Cake , Spiced Walnut Ring

     
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    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] ** Fats should be consumed in moderation as some foods like walnuts, sesame seeds and even cereals contain invisible fats which are also a part of our diet. Excessive fat can disturb the absorption of important nutrient like calcium in your little one's body, apart from increasing the risk of obesity later in life.

    Do remember that it is not necessary to provide all these nutrients to your child in a single meal. They can be part of a snack, a complementary dish like raita, or even a teething food.
    Add at least one nutritious protein rich food in each main meal (i.e. lunch and dinner) e.g. Paneer and Vegetable Paratha.

    Include a variety of fruits and vegetables as a major part of your child's diet. These raw foods not only add colour to the foods but also aid in your child's bowel movements due to their high fibre content. I know that most children are fussy about eating fruits and vegetables but they will enjoy them if they are presented attractively and cooked in a way they like. Introduce different cooking methods, like baking, roasting, sauteing etc. and new food combinations just as you had done during the first year of your baby's life. If your toddler is fussy about fruits, serve a fruit shake or a tart filled with fruits. Try serving Fruity Phirnee, or Fruits with Custard, to your child. For vegetable fussy toddlers, disguise them in dishes like Dal and Rice with Grated Cabbage or Spring Vegetable Risotto

    You can also try and combine cereals with vegetables or fruits with milk while cooking meals for your child. These combinations will help you to improve the palatability of foods which in turn will encourage your child to eat more too. Check out our healthy combinations like Fruity Chana Salad and Beetroot and Carrot Raita

    You can also add some spices and condiments like salt, turmeric powder, a dash of chilli powder to enhance the taste, colour, flavour and appeal of the food.

    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The best indicator that your toddler is getting adequate nourishment is her regular weight gain and growth, general appearance and contentment.
    Thinking of which foods are healthier for your baby will be much easier for you by now, as you will be an expert on which foods your child is best able to cope with. All the foods groups viz. cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables and milk are equally important and are extremely healthy for your child. An adequate amount of these food groups will ensure a healthy growing child. Very few of us really know what is the adequate intake for our little toddlers. The daily food guide above will help you to know the right amount of food for your child.
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    Malted Magic

    MALTED MAGIC



    A great combination of malted cereals and pulses that provides energy, protein and folic acid. Nachni is not a commonly used cereal which is sad because it is extremely rich in iron and calcium as compared to other cereals.
    You can store this mixture in an air-tight container for a couple of weeks.



    Makes 1/2 cup.
    For the malted magic mixture
    1/4 cup rice, washed and dried
    1/4 cup whole moong (green gram), raw
    1/4 cup whole wheat (gehun)
    1/4 cup whole ragi (nachni)

    For serving
    1 tablespoon of the mixture
    1/2 cup hot milk
    1/4 cup mashed banana

    For the malted magic mixture

    1. Soak the whole moong, whole wheat and ragi in separately containers for 6 to 8 hours.

    2. Drain out all the water, tie them in separate muslin cloths and allow them to sprout. This may take upto 2 days in warm weather. Remember to keep sprinkling water on the musllin cloth to keep it damp, as the grains will not sprout if they are dry.

    3. Dry roast all the whole grains separately on a tava (griddle) over a slow flame, stirring continuously till they are crisp and can be easily powdered.

    4. Cool for 5 minutes and combine all the toasted grains. Rub them between your palms to remove all the ;burnt skin and sprouts which will otherwise leave a burnt taste in the mixture.

    5. Separate this burnt portion from the toasted grains by passing it through a sieve. Discard the burnt portion.

    6. Grind the toasted grains to make a fine powder.

    7. Cool and store in a sterilised air-tight container. Use as required.

    How to proceed

    1. Take 1 tablespoons of the dry mixture , add the hot milk and mix well. Cover and keep aside for 5 minutes till it is lukewarm.

    2. Add the mashed banana, mix well and serve immediately.
     
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    Muskmelon And Watermelon Juice

    MUSKMELON AND WATERMELON JUICE


    Most paediatricians advise that children below the age of I year should not be given watermelon as it disagrees with their delicate constitution. However, this is a really tasty combination of fruit juices for children over the age of 1 year and your little one is sure to enjoy it.


    Ingredients
    1/4 cup muskmelon (kharbooja), chopped
    1/4 cup watermelon (tarbuj), chopped

    Method

    1. Combine the muskmelon and watermelon and blend in a liquidiser. Serve immediately.
     
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    Hi Sonu,


    I joined from indiaparenting. I looked at your recipes on the thread "baby food". I have ragi mixture at home, i used to give in India when my baby was there till 1 yr. Now after coming to canada, i gave her today and she threw up. Now she is inthe 14th month. When i started to give her the kanji today for breakfast, she kinda turned her face and refused to take it. But i put on tv, and music and distracted her and fed her but at the end she threw up. This is what i did, i added 2 tablespoons of the kanji mixture with water and brought to a boil and added little sugar and milk and let it cool (it became thick at this point) and gave her 1 hr later after she woke up. What did i do wrong? Is it because she didnt like the taste, if so what can i do to make her like it?

    Also, in some of ur recipes u have mentioned about banana mashing. How do u mash banana so that there r no chunks? Thanks sonu in advance.


    Thanks,
    RUkmani.
     
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    hi rukmani

    Hi ,

    First if u give ragi from the start when u wean then they get habitual to it taste so whenever u give her its nothing new so they take it.but after u stopped her in India and again starting it they get it new taste and ofcz they dont like it.in 14 mths babies are quite smart to take any new taste. M baby also dint take ragi at all bcz i started it from 10mths.So i dint force her to take it and gave her other foods like rava,sabudana ,rice,dals, fruits.

    Its ok if she dont like it.another thing is first u taste the thing what u give ur baby if it doesnt taste good to u definately ur baby wont love it.Babies mostly dont like sweet taste...i dont know other babies but my baby dont like artificial sweet taste of sugar or jaggey.fruit sweet tastes she take it well.

    try other food which she like dont force poor baby ok.

    take care
    sonu
     
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    forgot to mention

    hi,

    i forgot to mention u can use hand blender to make smooth paste of banana.i use barun hand blender to make smooth paste and soups for my baby.

    sonu
     
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