Nutrition for Kids | Healthy Food for Kids
Nutrition for Kids | Healthy Food for Kids
The life of children in the pandemic has become far more hectic than ever before. With back to back online classes and no outdoor activities, they feel completely drained out. Online classes may have brought kids back to school life but virtual classrooms have brought more devastating consequences in their lives.
Have you wondered what hours of screen time do to the eyesight of your kids? Kids nowadays have become more susceptible to vision problems and weaker eyesight. It has ruined their body posture and no outdoor activities have led to weaker bones and muscles. After all, this is the age of the development and growth of both bones and muscles. Now the question is how do we fight these problems?
Eyesight can be improved and vision problems may be resolved by including carotenoids in the diet. There are many delicious food items rich in carotenoids that one may include in the meals quite easily, such as black grapes, tomatoes, apricots, beetroots and carrots. Almonds are also known to be extremely effective to maintain good eyesight.
Fun-Tip: Did you know you can improve their eyesight with a tasty mixture of moti saunf, dhaage-wali mishri and grated coconut? Serve this to your kids 2–3 times a day to add flavours to their mouth and better vision to their eyes.
Stronger Bones and Muscles: Healthy Snack Options for our Little Superheroes.
We all know that milk and milk-derived products are the keys to stronger bones. They are rich in calcium which is the most important nutrient for the growth of bones and muscles. But did you know there are more calcium-rich options such as ragi, makhana, moth beans, chickpeas, fig and white til? Include these in the diet of your kids to make them stronger.
Cheena is the most wonderful milk-derived product that you can include in the diet of your kids. It has one of the highest bioavailability for vegetarians and can be made into some very tasty snacks. Don’t forget to use the residual Whey Water. It is highly rich in proteins and minerals. Knead the dough with it to enhance the level of nutrients in your chapatis.
Trick your kids with tasty but nutritious snacks:
  • Paneer is highly rich in calcium. Make Palak-Paneer wraps and serve with amchur water or chutney to add flavours to it. Your kids will love it!
  • Wondering how to serve Cheena? Cheena Tikki and Cheena Sandwiches are not only nutritious but also delicious. You can also serve Cheena with gur, honey, mishri or chopped fruits during snacks-time.
  • Ragi Dosa and Ragi Idli can bring a variety to your breakfast menu and new flavours for the kids. Kids loves Dosa and it is healthy too that’s why it comes under the category of healthy Snacks for kids, Problem Solved!
  • White Til is probably most tricky to serve. Just sprinkle some of it on any dish you make. They will never know and it will add an invisible flavour to the dish.
Healthy-Tip: Serve amla powder mixed with honey post lunch for the most effective dose of Vitamin C.
Here are some tips to maintain nutrition for Kids. For more consult for healthy diet plan for kids, Online Dietitian Consultation you can contact to Luna Jaiswal Dietitian in Lucknow, India.