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Top 5 ways to sneak veggies into your children’s food
Vegetables are chock-full of great stuff – vitamins, minerals and fiber. Still, to children, they’re often the enemy. Cucumbers, spinach/palak, tomatoes can leave kids sitting at the table with arms folded across chests, glaring at all that nutrition with a “you’ve got to be kidding” expression. You really can’t blame them. “They don’t want to eat things that look funny, so it can be a real challenge to get them to eat anything new.
So how do you get your kids to eat their vegetables?
Top five suggestions include dipping, disguising and dramatizing.
1. Disguise it in other food.
Slip vegetables into soup, fruits in icecreams /kheer. Kids’ mouths might be watering for that juicy chicken or any other favorite food, disguise healthy veggies in something they love to eat.
2. Turn eating veggies into a fun, dramatic game.
“When our oldest son was just a few years old, we started playing ‘bahubali/hulk and game’ with him,”. “we’d challenge him by saying, ‘you’re a giant! can you eat that little-bitty [carrots] tree there?’ or ‘you’re a great big giant! can you eat that whole green ball?’ [palak] or ‘that tiny orange [carrot]?’ it worked, and they learned to like eating vegetables!”
3. Involve kids in menu planning.
“Let us plan our menus once a week, and allow our kids to have a voice,”. “let's sit down as a family and mom, dad and each of the kids gets to choose what they want for a meal – usually dinner – and everyone has to eat it. So if I pick something a little off the wall, like healthy pizza making, or sandwich, or paratha, they’re going to eat it when it’s served because they know that on their day.
4. Allow them to refuse a food – but only one.
“We allow one ‘not-going-to-eat’ item per person,” “so they have to try new things.” if they truly dislike that food, they say, “ok, i’ll eat two bites” of it. They usually end up liking it.
5. Give them healthy choices.
When kids come home from school – or anytime they’re looking for a snack – have a selection of bite-size fruits and veggies cut up and waiting for them in a bowl.
“Even cheese and crackers are healthier than a bag of potato or corn chips or something with a lot of salt or sugar in it,”
Contact nutrition expert for your child's better health. Lets make child health as priority this vacations.
Tulsi or the holy basil is known since ages to have health benefits, however with urbanization nuclear family living in compact flats the use of this very inexpensive super herb plant is reduced. Many also feel who will take care of plant give water to it every day. The fact is, our priority in life is to be earning healthy life where in we end up paying to gyms doctors. If you can just plant this in your small pot it will take care of your health issues. It’s tried by me personally I recommend it.
It’s very common in indian households easy to grow, have 2 types
1) green coloured – lakshmi tulsi
2) purple coloured – krishna tulsi.
It is worshiped, offered to gods, thought to purify all contaminants. This is when I thought of studying more about this super plant.
What is there in tulsi which makes it so useful, well it has essential oils, antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin a, c, k, linoleic acid best part is it will not harm in anyway.
With malaria, dengue, swine flu increasing in cities it’s very important to have this plant as natural support to help to improve your immunity against bacterial viral infections.
Following are the benefits:
Prevents against infections relieves cold, flu prevents stress blood purifier balances hormones nerve tonic, sharpens memory fights cancer helps in healthy gum helpful in conditions like diabetes, hypertension lowers acidity lowers respiratory problems its anti-allergic immunity booster best digestive improves vision.
Following are benefits of planting it in your small plant
1) easily accessible.
2) give good values to children.
3) make different uses like use on sandwich/soups/teas.
4) looks beautiful.
5) soothing to eyes so releases stress.
How to grow tulsi
It grows in moist soil very easily. It needs mild sunlight as well. Just few centimetres below soil you can grow this plant indoors till it reaches 6 cm height best time is just before monsoon, with good sunlight it grows faster. You can also pick seeds from grown plant (rub the flower and there are seeds inside, tiny black) and put it in the soil. It grows fast.
How to consume tulsi
· well you can eat it raw – just pluck it, eat it any time of the day it will give best results· mix it in water/ detox water/· make kadha – boil tulsi leaves in 2 cup of water add 2 gm black pepper, boil it to half (i. E. 1 cup) and drink to reduce dengue symptoms· have it with morning/evening tea· sprinkle over poha/sandwich or dal with coriander leaves.
I am sure that those who do not have tulsi plant will buy plant it and those who have it will use it more often
As it is said “the better you know better your health can be”.
You want to eat something tasty but are scared for getting overloaded with fat.
Don’t you worry! Some healthy tips will help you choose best n healthiest out of menu card, provided you go for menu card instead of buffet( buffet are bad option you will end up eating much more than required.
- Just Remember to Choose Below Option while Ordering ::
- Moderate –Fat, Calories & Sugar
- Variety- Colorful(natural),variety of Veg, grains, fruits, Non-Veg
- Proportionate- Eat 1 portion at a time
- Personalization- Personalize for yourself don’t copy from friend (Your needs are different then others)
- Choose Mindfully, order 30% below your capacity.
- Activity- chill if had eaten a bit more increase activity.
- Drinks· Water +lemon/lime , low fat milk, ice tea with sugar free , Chaass (Butter Milk)
- Alcohols –Choose wine, cocktails or limit to 1-2 pegs of drink
- Starters & Soups Roasted/steamed or grilled,Tandoori Example : Veg platter/chicken grilled/fish grilled , Sweet Corn, hot& Sour , Tomato Soup are good choice
- If you have any allergy , please clear out the ingrediants before placing order
Indian – Although Indian food tends to use a lot of legumes, vegetables, carbohydrates and spices, much of the food is prepared with clarified butter (ghee) or is fried.
Tips For healthier Indian options :
- Avoid food with gravy and greasy items , like curry as it contains large amount of Oil and Butter and adds high calorie .
- Take Salads, Tomato Soups ..
- You can take Tikka ( Paneer) as it has high protein .
- Roti should be of pure wheat (aata) - No maida , which would be easily digestive.
- If restaurant does not have aata roti take Daal and rice .. Daal is a must eat . It has too much protein and it makes you full fast.
- Fish should be taken instead of red meat or chicken as it has Omega 3 , which is good for your eyes, hair and metabolism
- Red meat should be last option after fish and chicken, try to avoid.
Italian- Italian food is usually associated with big portions, as well as pasta, breadsticks, pizza and cannolis. All of this can fit into a healthy lifestyle with a couple of swap outs, like asking for marinara instead of Alfredo sauce. For healthier Italian options, consider:
· Pizza margherita (tomatoes, basil and a small amount of mozzarella cheese)
or any vegetable pizza
· Roasted peppers, artichokes, or minestrone soup
· Whole wheat (AATA) , No Maida pasta
· Pasta primavera (with garden vegetables) or Capellini Pomodoro (pasta tossed with olive oil, garlic, fresh tomatoes and basil)
· Pasta with marsala wine sauce or marinara sauce
· Chicken marsala or piccata dishes
· Italian ices, melon, citrus fruit or Italian coffee
Chinese- food is one of the ethnic cuisines that have lots of vegetables in their dishes; however, many dishes have a great amount of salt, MSG, and fat because of the cooking methods used. For a healthier Chinese option, consider:
· Wonton or hot-and-sour soup
· Steamed dumplings or steamed vegetables
· Boiled, broiled, steamed, lightly stir-fried entrees with water chestnuts for some added crunch
· Dishes with lots of vegetables like chop suey
· Brown or steamed rice
· Sweet and sour sauce, plum or duck sauce (be careful of the sodium content)
Try to eat slowly and chew as much as possible. Enjoy your meal don't gallop. Drink water 10 mins after your food.
EAT HEALTHY LIVE HEALTHY !!
I am 30 year old man and I have started working out in the gym from the past 2 months. I asked my trainer if I can take protein shakes for faster development of muscles but he advised me to wait till my muscles build up or else the protein shakes will be accumulated in the body as fats. When can I start taking protein shakes? Should I wait for the muscles to develop? I have a thin built body.
Although I am very active and do swimming one hour for 6 days a week and have less diet, I am obese, and I am unable to lose weight. Why?
Nutrients women need the most:
Vit B6 - Regulates mood, appetite and sleep - chicken, fish, meat, pistachios, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, banana, avocado, spinach, chickpeas.
Vit B12 - Fights fatigue+improves alertness- eggs, milk, cheese, milk products, fish, meat, chicken, shitake mushrooms, some soy products, cereals fortified with b12
Folic acid - Prevents brain and spinal defects in first week of pregnancy+lowers risk of colon and breast cancer- green leafy vegetables, broccoli, asparagus, lentils, peas, sprouts, dried beans and nuts.
Vit D3 - Strengthens bones, teeth, muscles. Protects against auto -immune diseases, breast and ovarian cancer- sunlight, cod liver oil, fish.
Calcium - Keeps bones strong, reduces pms symptoms, maintains blood pressure- soybeans, oatmeal, oranges, almonds, figs, beans and lentils, poppy seeds, milk, moringa leaves.
Iron - Proper brain function, prevents anaemia and boosts energy level - flax seeds, pumpkin, sesame seeds, tofu, drumsticks, banana, dates, cashew nuts, leafy vegetables.
Happy women's day!