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7 Fun Ways To Add Veggies In Kids Diet To Ensure Optimum Growth

Do you also have picky eater at home? Every mother has this concern. Avoid food which comes in packet and eat natural fresh food. When it comes to nutrition for kids, they must include fresh vegetable and fruits. They are rich in vitamins and minerals. It helps in healthy growth. As a mother you need to ensure that they get 2 -4 servings of vegetables and 2 for fresh fruits.

Here are 10 fun ways to add veggies in kids diet to ensure their health and optimal growth:

  1. Mix it with flour:- This is the best way to add vegetables. If your kid eats roti / dosa or pancake mix veggies with it You can use vegetable to give colour to that dish eg – Green puri (with pinch or methi) or Yellow pancake (with carrot ). Simply put veggie in mixture. Add very little water and mix flour in this water.
  2. Juice it up: – Are you saying kids don’t like juices? They love it! Make fresh juice at home. You can mix carrot juice with orange; make smoothie with pumpkin (its sweet in taste). You can garnish water melon juice with mint and coriander.
  3. Add powdered vegetables: recently I have tried this with few clients. We use powdered spinach / moringa / wheat grass to tackle few health complaints in kids. Vegetable powder is available in the market. Add his to dals, gravies, etc.
  4. Finger foods: Finger foods are for toddlers and school going kids. But elderly kids also love this. Ex – nuggets, cutlets, etc. Add flavouring agents. It will hide original taste. Eg -add garlic / ginger / pepper to enhance favour.
  5. Desserts with veggies: – use bottle gourd / pumpkin / carrot / Sweet potato in desserts. They have sweet as a basic taste. It can go well in kheer, pudding, burfi etc.
  6. Baked foods with veggies: Best way to use this is to prepare pizza base at home. You can add cauliflower (steamed and sashed ) to the flour.
  7. Crunchy veggies: carrot / cucumber / salad eaves have crunchy texture. Use this in your salad and evening snacks. If you are serving namkin add some cut salad to it.

These are few ways to include vegetables in daily diet. Finally eating everything is also a part of discipline. Adopt healthy habits for complete family. This creates positive environment for the kid. You being a role model for kids is important. They are going to follow what you eat, how you play and react.

Foundations for health are built in early years of life. Follow these quick tips for your kid. Be persistent. You will see a difference. To get more such daily tips on whats app ping me – Nutritionist Divya on 9971828043. I love helping people make life healthy, make healthy food choices and be well. If you would like to get daily updates ping me on whats app 9971828043.

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9 Golden rules for parents to ensure healthy eating habits for kids

healthy eating habits for kids Being a mother of pre-schooler I understand your concern. Every parent I meet these days have concern for kids health. This concern is basically for kids eating habits and overall growth. Kids are gaining weight but not growing up. Commonly it is seen that kids poor eating habits are affecting their overall performance.

Here are 10 golden rules for parents to follow to ensure kids adopt healthy eating habits:

  1. 1. Be a role model: – Right after birth kids are learning basic habits from you. you as a parent need to role model for your kid. It is true in every aspect. May it be fitness, sports, reading or eating food. Help your child by adopting healthy habit yourself. Eg. – Eat vegetable which you hate most. You might not relish it but can eat one serving.
  2. Make meal time fun time: – This is very important. When kids start eating food in their initial months, make eating time a fun time. Avoid discussions about their negative behaviour, mistakes they did etc. Create positive environment. Make sure whole family eats meals together.
  3. Try different forms : – In initial time kids might not like certain types of food. Offer them in different forms. Example – kid might not like eating carrot salad, but he will enjoy carrot paratha.
  4. Stop labelling him / her : – Keep offering variety of foods. Do not label them saying – she does not like xxx. They are always listening to you. If you accept this they will make you accept it every time. Educate them about basic health benefits. This will help in changing the behaviour.
  5. Prepare a week’s plan: -As you are a busy mom, planning will make your life easier. Growing kids have their own demands. To manage this make your own meal plan for week. Balance out your lunch and dinner. Be prepared for evening snacks. This avoids probability of hunger pangs. Even you will not be tempted for junk during hunger pangs.
  6. Involve kids in planning: – Any planning you do, involve them. Make them part of your decision making. This gives lot of confidence to them.Let them get a chance to place their favourite dish in the plan.
  7. Dedicated meal for junk food: – You can keep one meal in a week as free meal. It can be eating out, ice cream, pizza or burger. This will help you most! Why you would be worried, if you know kids are eating healthy all the time. They deserve this break.
  8. Stick to your words: once you have your plan ready do not compromise. Ask them to place it in their planner. They can compromise somewhere. If they know you are firm on your words they will not repeat it.
  9. Store only healthy foods at home: May it be cake, biscuits or snacks item. Store healthy options. This will not leave a room open for unhealthy food.
  10. There is no wonder pill, all you have to do is balance out the things: many parents do ask for any medicine or supplement for kids. Food is our best medicine. Make sure you offer them balanced diet. They will adopt it on their own.

Kids health is totally in your hand. Giving them best choices is what you can do. But in todays demanding life parents hardly get time to sit and plan it. To make is more easy and adoptable, I have designed a ‘Quick Meal Plan for Families”. This meal plan is for parents and kids. Meal wise food options ensure you get all essential nutrients throughout the day. Small and frequent meals help kids manage energy levels.

Quick Meal Plan for Families” is exclusively designed keeping Indian culture in mind. You will find balance in healthy food and meals. It is available at just Rs. 500 whereas original cost is 2500. This is a special discount for you. If you want to avail this plan, ping me on 9971828043. Mention your kids age in your message to get appropriate plan.

healthy eating habits for kids

9 Golden rules for parents to ensure healthy eating habits for kids

healthy eating habits for kids Being a mother of pre-schooler I understand your concern. Every parent I meet these days have concern for kids health. This concern is basically for kids eating habits and overall growth. Kids are gaining weight but not growing up. Commonly it is seen that kids poor eating habits are affecting their overall performance.

Here are 10 golden rules for parents to follow to ensure kids adopt healthy eating habits:

  1. 1. Be a role model: – Right after birth kids are learning basic habits from you. you as a parent need to role model for your kid. It is true in every aspect. May it be fitness, sports, reading or eating food. Help your child by adopting healthy habit yourself. Eg. – Eat vegetable which you hate most. You might not relish it but can eat one serving.
  2. Make meal time fun time: – This is very important. When kids start eating food in their initial months, make eating time a fun time. Avoid discussions about their negative behaviour, mistakes they did etc. Create positive environment. Make sure whole family eats meals together.
  3. Try different forms : – In initial time kids might not like certain types of food. Offer them in different forms. Example – kid might not like eating carrot salad, but he will enjoy carrot paratha.
  4. Stop labelling him / her : – Keep offering variety of foods. Do not label them saying – she does not like xxx. They are always listening to you. If you accept this they will make you accept it every time. Educate them about basic health benefits. This will help in changing the behaviour.
  5. Prepare a week’s plan: -As you are a busy mom, planning will make your life easier. Growing kids have their own demands. To manage this make your own meal plan for week. Balance out your lunch and dinner. Be prepared for evening snacks. This avoids probability of hunger pangs. Even you will not be tempted for junk during hunger pangs.
  6. Involve kids in planning: – Any planning you do, involve them. Make them part of your decision making. This gives lot of confidence to them.Let them get a chance to place their favourite dish in the plan.
  7. Dedicated meal for junk food: – You can keep one meal in a week as free meal. It can be eating out, ice cream, pizza or burger. This will help you most! Why you would be worried, if you know kids are eating healthy all the time. They deserve this break.
  8. Stick to your words: once you have your plan ready do not compromise. Ask them to place it in their planner. They can compromise somewhere. If they know you are firm on your words they will not repeat it.
  9. Store only healthy foods at home: May it be cake, biscuits or snacks item. Store healthy options. This will not leave a room open for unhealthy food.
  10. There is no wonder pill, all you have to do is balance out the things: many parents do ask for any medicine or supplement for kids. Food is our best medicine. Make sure you offer them balanced diet. They will adopt it on their own.

Kids health is totally in your hand. Giving them best choices is what you can do. But in todays demanding life parents hardly get time to sit and plan it. To make is more easy and adoptable, I have designed a ‘Quick Meal Plan for Families”. This meal plan is for parents and kids. Meal wise food options ensure you get all essential nutrients throughout the day. Small and frequent meals help kids manage energy levels.

Quick Meal Plan for Families” is exclusively designed keeping Indian culture in mind. You will find balance in healthy food and meals. It is available at just Rs. 500 whereas original cost is 2500. This is a special discount for you. If you want to avail this plan, ping me on 9971828043. Mention your kids age in your message to get appropriate plan.

healthy eating habits for kids

9 Golden rules for parents to ensure healthy eating habits for kids

healthy eating habits for kids Being a mother of pre-schooler I understand your concern. Every parent I meet these days have concern for kids health. This concern is basically for kids eating habits and overall growth. Kids are gaining weight but not growing up. Commonly it is seen that kids poor eating habits are affecting their overall performance.

Here are 10 golden rules for parents to follow to ensure kids adopt healthy eating habits:

  1. 1. Be a role model: – Right after birth kids are learning basic habits from you. you as a parent need to role model for your kid. It is true in every aspect. May it be fitness, sports, reading or eating food. Help your child by adopting healthy habit yourself. Eg. – Eat vegetable which you hate most. You might not relish it but can eat one serving.
  2. Make meal time fun time: – This is very important. When kids start eating food in their initial months, make eating time a fun time. Avoid discussions about their negative behaviour, mistakes they did etc. Create positive environment. Make sure whole family eats meals together.
  3. Try different forms : – In initial time kids might not like certain types of food. Offer them in different forms. Example – kid might not like eating carrot salad, but he will enjoy carrot paratha.
  4. Stop labelling him / her : – Keep offering variety of foods. Do not label them saying – she does not like xxx. They are always listening to you. If you accept this they will make you accept it every time. Educate them about basic health benefits. This will help in changing the behaviour.
  5. Prepare a week’s plan: -As you are a busy mom, planning will make your life easier. Growing kids have their own demands. To manage this make your own meal plan for week. Balance out your lunch and dinner. Be prepared for evening snacks. This avoids probability of hunger pangs. Even you will not be tempted for junk during hunger pangs.
  6. Involve kids in planning: – Any planning you do, involve them. Make them part of your decision making. This gives lot of confidence to them.Let them get a chance to place their favourite dish in the plan.
  7. Dedicated meal for junk food: – You can keep one meal in a week as free meal. It can be eating out, ice cream, pizza or burger. This will help you most! Why you would be worried, if you know kids are eating healthy all the time. They deserve this break.
  8. Stick to your words: once you have your plan ready do not compromise. Ask them to place it in their planner. They can compromise somewhere. If they know you are firm on your words they will not repeat it.
  9. Store only healthy foods at home: May it be cake, biscuits or snacks item. Store healthy options. This will not leave a room open for unhealthy food.
  10. There is no wonder pill, all you have to do is balance out the things: many parents do ask for any medicine or supplement for kids. Food is our best medicine. Make sure you offer them balanced diet. They will adopt it on their own.

Kids health is totally in your hand. Giving them best choices is what you can do. But in todays demanding life parents hardly get time to sit and plan it. To make is more easy and adoptable, I have designed a ‘Quick Meal Plan for Families”. This meal plan is for parents and kids. Meal wise food options ensure you get all essential nutrients throughout the day. Small and frequent meals help kids manage energy levels.

Quick Meal Plan for Families” is exclusively designed keeping Indian culture in mind. You will find balance in healthy food and meals. It is available at just Rs. 500 whereas original cost is 2500. This is a special discount for you. If you want to avail this plan, ping me on 9971828043. Mention your kids age in your message to get appropriate plan.