Posted on 02 Jan 2020 by Admin | 4 min read
The temperatures are dropping. Winter has already arrived. Preparing food during winter months must be at the top of all mother’s minds, especially if you have a young child. A balanced and nutritious diet plays a very important role in keeping them warm during winter. Ensure that your child stays warm and comfortable with meal options this winter season. Kid’s diet should include foods that enhance their immunity and protect them from cold and flu.
As your kids start enjoying the winter season, you need to be a little creative to get him to eat healthy food. Here are some food recipes that will give your baby the right nourishment and won’t take up a lot of your time.
1. Dry Fruits, Dates, and Nuts
Include the goodness of dry fruits, dates, and nuts in your child’s diet during the winter season. This is a wonderful way of keeping your little ones warm and helping them develop immunity. Dry fruit powder mixed with milk helps your toddler stay healthy and fit. Also, its mid aromatic flavor makes it a delicious drink for kids. Besides being sweet and yummy in taste, dates also contain many essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, and potassium. They keep the body warm in winters.
2. Carrot Halwa
Carrot halwa, a traditional sweet prepared in Indian homes has the essential nutrients to boost the immune system during winter. Loaded with ghee, nuts, and milk, this dessert is prepared from fresh and juicy carrots. Rich in beta-carotene, carrots maintain healthy eyesight while protecting your body against viral infections. This dessert also keeps the body warm and insulated.
3. Fresh Fruits
Fruits taste the best and contain enhanced nutritional values when consumed in their natural harvest season. While pomegranate is a rich source of antioxidants, oranges are a rich source of Vitamin C and fiber, packed with antioxidants that help in maintaining a healthy immune system in kids. Amla also gives an antioxidant boost to the body and is a rich source of Vitamin C. Cut fruits of different colors in small dices and serve them in an attractive bowl to your children
4. Badam Halwa
Badam halwa is a delicious and healthy Indian dessert cooked with milk, sugar, ghee, and soaked almonds. Almonds keep your child’s body warm and help in the stimulation of digestion. They are also a good source of protein that is essential for bone strengthening. Winter is the best season to consume almonds daily.
Don’t forget to include the goodness of veggies in children’s winter diet. Peas, beans, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, carrots, radish, turnip, sweet potatoes are some of the vegetables with which you can create a canvas of healthy food on your kid’s plate. Beetroots contain antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, and potassium and are a good source of natural sugar to satisfy your child’s sugar cravings. Sweet potatoes packed with vitamin A and potassium are an excellent substitute for french fries for kids.
6. Greens and Leafy Vegetables
Convincing kids to consume leafy vegetables and greens is nothing lesser than a difficult task for parents. Fresh leafy vegetables like fenugreek, spinach, wild spinach, etc. are rich in minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients. Spinach is a healthy choice for kids in winter. The dietary fiber packed in spinach keeps the kid’s digestive system clean.
7. Vegetable/Lentil Soup
Vegetable/lentil soups are wholesome and healthy. You can prepare soup with your kid’s choice of fresh vegetables/cooked lentils, cream, and spices. The goodness of vitamins in these vegetables energizes your kids and is refreshing too. Soups are best to offer when your child skips the meal or does not like an elaborate meal.
Your child’s daily food intake should include all of the above. Wintertime is for comfort food and warmth giving your little ones good food to treat winter blues.Back to Blog