If the seed we sow has to grow into a strong tree, the roots need to be strong. It’s just the same with children too. Once the child is out of mother’s womb, it is important that the child is nurtured with care by feeding them appropriate nutrition. A new born obviously will have Mothers milk but, when the limbs are growing and they try to explore the world, what is the kind of food we should give them?
In this technological world where our children are so much hooked to the so called man eaters! Yes, extensive usage of the gadgets, have paved path to many neurological disorders. But there are preventive measures that can reduce such risks and help in great parenting.
Nuts and dry fruits have proven to be one of the most healthiest and crunchy food to munch on. Why not feed your little tots and toddlers with these yummy bits? Well, there is a method in which we could feed them.
First let’s take the king of all nuts “ALMONDS”, colloquially known as badam. Although it is healthy it can be allergic to some children. You should not try to feed almonds (or other nuts) in whole or crushed in butter as they act as choking hazards until your baby is 4 years old. Baked almonds are extra nutritious food delicacies that you can definitely offer your child. If your child is below 2 years of age his calorie intake will be half of fat content in the diet. Majority of the nuts provide unsaturated and healthy fats to the body which will definitely boost your toddlers’ physical growth.
Here we bring in some interesting recipes which can suit the needs of your growing toddler. :
Homemade Almond Milk:
This is a great recipe for brain development. This is also lactose free and hence less allergic.
You Will Need:
- 225gm almonds
- 1-liter water
- Soak the almonds in water and refrigerate it for about four hours. You can also soak it for overnight.
- Remove the outer skin of the almonds, as after soaking they would come off easily. Blend the almonds along with the fresh water in a food processor.
- Press the mixture through the metal strainer, using a spatula or hard spoon so you can obtain smooth almond milk.
- You can feed this homemade almond milk for kids now.
- If needed add some sugar.