25 Jan 2022 | 5 min Read
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If you have a fussy eater at home, then mealtimes can turn into a nightmare. It’s important to feed children nutritious food that boosts their immune system and builds immunity.
Making their immune system strong is especially important now more than ever during the COVID-19 variant Omicron outbreak, which is affecting kids as well.
The immune system plays a vital role in the body. It is made up of various cells, proteins, and protects the body from harmful viruses, germs, bacteria, and pathogens that can cause illnesses in children.
Helps boost the production of T-cells which fight viruses. Immunity-boosting foods are whole foods like nuts, vegetables, and fruits.
The body efficiently absorbs more nutrients when they come from whole food sources rather than processed food. Immunity-boosting food can help to reduce the risk of different diseases.
We understand feeding a child who is a fussy eater can be an ordeal. What if we told you that you can turn this nightmare into a dream? Here are some lip-smacking, winter-friendly recipes that your child will not be able to resist.
Dry fruits and nut powder is a good way to secretly add it to kids’ food
The dry fruits and nuts powder is a healthy, must-have ingredient in your kitchen. Nuts and dried fruits such as almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pistachios, figs, raisins, dates contain healthy fats, vitamins, vitamin C and minerals.
Some kids don’t like eating whole dry fruits. This is a good way to secretly add it to the food they like!
You can add dried fruits and nuts powder to anything from milkshakes to parathas or as ice cream toppings.
Vitamin C found in citrus fruits like orange helps keep cold and cough away
Citrus fruits are great immunity boosters for kids, especially during the winter months. They are a great source of vitamin C, which helps keep cold and cough away.
Oranges are the fruit of the season so make the most of them.
Sweet potato fries are healthy and yummy
This is a healthier option than potato fries and also a great source of potassium, vitamin A and C. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber.
Sweet potatoes make healthy winter foods.
Jaggery helps fight indigestion and infections like cough and cold
Jaggery defends the body against infections like cold and cough and also helps indigestion.
This recipe made with jaggery is a childhood winter favorite and it’s one of the easiest and most delicious recipes.
Cinnamon has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties
Spices like cinnamon are more of an additive to enhance the flavor of food. But desserts made of some of the winter-friendly spices are hard to resist!
Cinnamon has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties is a great immunity-boosting spice.
Try these tried and tested recipes that include ingredients that are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and other nutrients, They are not only nutritious but delicious too for your fussy eater!
Write to us and let us know which recipe your child enjoyed the most.
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