As temperatures drop with unfolding winter days, keeping our children warm, comfortable, and healthy becomes even more essential. Thankfully, we can rely on the goodness of healthy winter foods that provide exactly what we need. These foods protect our kids from chilly weather, and nourish their body with the right nutrients while keeping them energetic all day! Read on to discover 5
delicious kid-friendly winter recipes to keep your bundles of joy active and
immune to infections.
|Nourish your child with healthy foods in winter.
Delicious, Kid-Friendly Winter Recipes to Try This Season
Almond Halwa/ Badam ka Halwa
Give your usual halwa a new tasty twist with this delicious,
protein-rich recipe. It is a winter special delicacy loaded with the richness
of proteins and carbohydrates. Give a teaspoon full of this wholesome delicacy
to your kids ( as young as 1-year-olds) every morning to help fight off the winter blues.
|Include almonds in the plate of kids daily!
● 1 cup Almonds
● ¾ cup milk
● ¾ cup sugar
● ¼ cup desi ghee
● 3-4 strands of saffron (optional)
● ½ tsp cardamom powder
Soak almonds in water overnight or at least for 4 hours. Peel the skin
off the soaked almonds. Add the peeled, soaked almonds into a mixie jar. Next,
add sugar, saffron strands (optional), and cardamom powder. Mix it well and add
milk to the mixture. Grind into a coarse paste.
Now, put a thick-bottomed pan on the
stove and add 2 tbsp of ghee. Once the ghee melts, add the almond paste. Keep
the flame medium-low and cook while stirring continuously. Gradually, the halwa
will turn liquid. Keep adding more ghee and cook while stirring continuously.
Over time, the halwa will combine into a whole mass.
Your halwa is ready to
serve when it stops sticking to the pan. Switch off the flame and serve hot.
You can also refrigerate the halwa for about four days.
Dry Fruits Laddoo
Introduce the goodness of dry fruits to your kids packed in their
favorite bite-size laddoos. These nutritious laddoos not only taste delicious
but also provide the much-needed nutrients to fight infections and combat
changing weather effects.
● 7-8 dates deseeded chopped
● ¼ cup raisins
● 3 dried apricots
● 15 Almonds
● 7 Cashews
● 10 Pistachios
● ¼ tsp cardamom powder
● 1 tbsp desi ghee
|Dry fruits laddoo for toddlers and kids
Roughly cut raisins and apricots. Add chopped dates, raisins, and
apricots into a mixer bowl and grind into a coarse paste. Also, grind the
almonds, cashews, and pistachios. Add cardamom powder and keep the mixture
After this, put a pan on the stove and add a tbsp of ghee. Add the mixture of nuts
and ground dates. Now, fry on a low-medium flame for about 2-3 minutes. Switch off
the flame once the dates turn soft. Let it cool for a while.
When the mixture
is warm enough to touch, roll it into small balls to make laddoos. You can
store these laddoos in an airtight container for about a week in the
refrigerator. Isn’t it a delicious, kid-friendly winter recipe that you always wanted to make?
Dates or khajur are winter superfoods that provide instant energy, keep you full
for a long time, and provide all essential nutrients. Dates pudding is a
nourishing and delicious recipe to introduce this nutritious delight to your
|Make recipes using dates for good health!
● 8-10 dates deseeded chopped
● 1 ½ cup freshly prepared coconut milk
● 1 tbsp cashews
● 1 tsp cardamom powder
● 2 tbsp ghee
Soak chopped dates in water for a while to turn soft. Add cashews,
chopped dates, and half of coconut milk in a mixer and blend into a smooth mix.
Put a pan on the stove and add the blended mix.
Cook the mix on medium-low
flame for 3-5 minutes. Now, lower the flame and add the remaining coconut milk. Cook for 5
minutes by stirring continuously. Gradually, the paste will thicken and acquire
a creamy consistency. Switch off the flame and add some ghee. Let it cool a
little, and serve.
You can make the recipe even more nourishing for your kids by adding
their favorite fruit slices.
Beetroot Dates Halwa
Beetroots are fascinating immunity boosters loaded with the goodness
of Vitamin C. Combine them with the power of dates, and you have a healthy,
delicious, iron-rich recipe to guard your little munchkins from harsh winter
The recipe for beetroot dates halwa takes no time to make and is an amazing kid-friendly winter recipe you need to give a shot this season.
● 1 medium-sized beetroot
● 10-12 dates deseeded chopped
● 2 tbsp ghee
● Water as required
● Chopped nuts for garnishing (optional)
Wash, peel, and chop the beetroot into small cubes. Either steam or
pressure cook these cubes to make the beetroot a little soft and mushy. Soak
chopped dates in hot water for a while until they turn soft.
Time to add cooked
beetroot and soaked dates into a mixer and blend into a smooth paste. Put a pan
on the stove and add ghee. Add the dates and beetroot mixture. Mix well and
cook for 5-10 minutes on medium-low flame by stirring continuously. Once the
halwa turns thick, switch off the flame and allow it to cool. Garnish with
chopped nuts (optional) and serve hot.
Turmeric Milk With Cocoa
|Turmeric milk recipe for kids!
Turmeric is an ayurvedic elixir for winter flu with the goodness of
antioxidants. It is an immunity booster with its anti-inflammatory and
medicinal properties. Introduce your kids to the goodness of turmeric with this
super delicious milk with a hint of cocoa in this winter season.
● 2 cup milk
● ½ tsp turmeric powder
● 1 tbsp cocoa powder
● 2 tbsp jaggery powder or honey
● Pinch of Cinnamon Powder
Add milk into a saucepan and put on a medium-low flame. Add turmeric
powder, cinnamon powder, and cocoa powder. Mix well, keep whisking, and bring
it to a boil. Switch off the flame. Add jaggery powder and mix. If you are
adding honey instead, then wait for the milk to cool down a little. Serve the
milk hot enough to drink.
Hope this winter your kids and family experience warmth, comfort, and good health!
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