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Being a mother is the toughest role on the planet. I am a new mother, and my little muffin will be entering the toddler phase soon. Feeding the little ones is the most time consuming and thoughtful task. I have tried many recipes for her, and I’m still trying out new ones.
A few of the recipes I am sharing here will help new mothers in feeding their little ones. Firstly, you have to recognise whether your baby craves for sweet or salty food. My child prefers salty food.
For breakfast, I used to feed her ragi blended with dry fruits such as almonds, raisins, and dry grapes. Remember, walnuts and cashews should be introduced after your baby turns one, as it can result in allergies. I would also add a little bit of jaggery powder or brown sugar with cardamom powder. My child would not eat properly as she doesn’t like sweets, but it’s very healthy as well as delicious.
During lunch, I used to feed her dalia, khichdi, or upma blended with veggies, such as tomato, capsicum, curry leaves, ginger, garlic, tempered with ghee, cumin seeds, and asafoetida. Make sure to give your kids vegetables like pumpkin, cucumber, bottle guard, and yoghurt to enhance their immunity. My daughter loves yoghurt, and it assists in meeting the calcium requirements.
For dinner, I used to give her oats with a little bit of oil and crushed makhanas or foxnuts (these are also rich in calcium). Between the meals, I used to give her mashed potato with salt and a little bit of black pepper, which is highly beneficial for eyesight.
The main target of my article is to share ways you can boost the immunity of your toddler so that they can be less disease-prone. Make sure to give them carom water, which is highly recommended for curing a cold and cough and worms too. Do include fibre in their diet and give them black and green teas. An important thing to remember is to include cinnamon and black cardamom in their foods like dal or dalia. These spices are immunity boosters and great for kids.
If your baby is strong and healthy, you will be a happier mother!
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