Seeing her kids active, healthy and full of energy all the time is the ultimate dream of every mother. However, ensuring children’s health around the year becomes a tough task for a mom due to the host of seasonal, environmental and human factors.
As a mother, don’t you often wonder if you could lay your hands on some magic potion that can ensure your kids are happy and healthy around the year? Is it merely wishful thinking or can there be actually something that can make your kids stronger by boosting their immune system for robust health? Can a mother’s mind ever find some rest and some quick-trick to make her children healthy forever?
Yes, Momma, you can achieve all of the above and much more!
To answer all your worries, Kidmish brings for you three power-packed all season oilseeds for year-round children’s health. Before we sample them one by one, let me tell you, we also bring the bonus of easy recipes using all three of these.
Power packed snacks for kids with Peanuts
Remember those childhood train rides, evening playtime in the local park, school mini snack time or a family get-together when we lovingly indulged in shelling peanuts and savouring the nutty delight with a spicy salt mix. And tell me if you were ever able to resist the awesomeness and happiness that a golden bite of a granny-made chikki!
Peanuts are timeless and omnipresent. These awesome snacks for kids remain a lifelong favourite even when we grow up. They have been an integral part of the Indian snacking culture across the social strata. These power packed small brown nuts really have a great nutritional significance are an affordable and easily available protein source.
Peanuts are a healthy source of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, proteins and minerals required for the overall health of kids as well as adults. Some of the undisputable benefits of peanuts are;
Quick and Easy Peanut recipes
Peanuts can be added to many recipes for kids to make a no-fuss nutrient-rich meal plan for children of all age groups. Check out some of the simplest ways of using peanuts in kids’ meals:
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Making the most of the “most useful” Flaxseed
Do we even need to discuss the goodness of a seed whose very name means “most useful”?
Not sure what we are talking about? Let me elaborate, the English translation of the Latin name of Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) is “most useful.”
Flaxseed - the small, dark brown and shiny little seed is one of oldest cultivated crops across different civilizations. It has been extensively used across India as an accompaniment for snacks for kids and adults. Most commonly it is found in the multi-grain flour or bread available in the market.
Flaxseeds are packed with health-boosting goodness. Various research and studies have found the following health benefits of flaxseeds for both children and adults:
Quick and Easy Flaxseed recipes
You can use flaxseed in an assortment of recipes for kids. Try some of the following tips to prepare a healthy and yummy flaxseed infused meal for your kids:
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The magic of the Black Mustard Seeds
The black mustard seeds have been believed to have magical properties and for ages moms and grannys have been using it to ward off the evil eye. We can debunk the whole evil eye concept but ever wondered why only this particular seed was used to ward off the evil and ensure children’s health?
Let's take a logical, rational and scientific approach and substitute the evil eye with bad health and illnesses and try to answer the question. Our answer also lies in one of the famous quotes from the Hindi speaking belts of India which goes like, “Jo
For ages, the black mustard seeds and mustard oil have been known for their medicinal and anti-inflammatory properties. Let us list some of the amazing benefits of these tiny black seeds:
Quick and Easy Black Mustard recipes
You can create a diverse variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes for kids using black mustard seeds. To begin with try some of the following lip smacking and super-easy recipes:
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Now, that you know about the power-packed goodness of these three superfoods start using them regularly in your everyday meal plan and ensure a healthier and happier childhood for your kids.
Ensuring children’s health right from the beginning is the best investment you can make for your kid’s life. So pick up a healthy recipe for the next meal and start cooking right away!
Until then, Happy Parenting!