Keep foods that keep you warm in handy, winter is here!!
As the temperatures begin to drop, sleeping in cozy blankets and dressing up in warm jackets won’t be enough for your little ones. Eating particular types of food also assists in keeping your kids, disease-free and warm.
Check out 10 such foods to keep yourself warm and immune this winter
1. Bajra /Jowar Rotis:
These rotis are extremely good for winters and even though you can have it round the year it gives a perfect roti option for the season! Serve it with ghee and jaggery or with baingan bharta and dhal. But make them try it if they haven’t already.
Filled with Vitamin C this one is extremely nutritious. Add some salt and haldi to add to the taste. The kids will love it. Vitamin C has the additional benefit of enhancing the immunity, which is crucial for the season dominated by colds and flu!
3. Green leafy veggies:
Every day of the week, introduce a new veggie and recipe. From the dil to fresh spring onions, spinach, Methi, etc. – it could be the yummier Mint chutney to Coriander – Palak rice to Palak Paneer to Club sandwich with a lovely lettuce stuffing. Greens not only give an appeal to the food but also enhance the nutrient value, per serving.
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4. Sweet Potato:
Eaten after being roasted on the pan, peeled and then served hot with some chaat masala or with a thin layer of ghee. Try lots of different recipes with this one like tikkis and chaat or just eat it plain with some chaat masala.
Who doesn’t love munching on a bowl of nuts on a cold wintry afternoon? Whether you roast or toast it or only need to crunch a few just like that, nuts are one of the best foods that keep you warm during winter. Cashew nuts, almonds, peanuts, and walnuts, make them eat one or all, your kids are sure to stay toasty this winter.
Nuts are known for aggravating the body’s metabolism and adding protein to your kids’ diet. This could be the right choice for a healthy snack.
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Doesn’t that steaming glass of turmeric milk makes that flu go away? Turmeric is another food that keeps your body warm in winter. Boosts your child’s immunity during the flu season! This, fortunately, happens to be the season where you get turmeric pods in plenty. So make the most of it!!
Jaggery adds a new flavour to every sweet dish and is a great aid for a cough when consumed with ginger. Not only is jaggery much healthier than sugar but it also keeps you warm during the chilly winter months. So, don’t fret when someone offers your kid a bowl of jaggery based payasam or Pongal or gud ka rasgulla, instead, you can signal them to enjoy more than just one serve!
8. Eggs: Sunday ho ya Monday Roz Khao Andey!
During the cold winter months, eating an egg a day does keep you warm, but it also gives children the much-needed energy and nutrients. Sunnyside up, eggs benedict or a fluffy omelette, plain boiled egg topped with pepper and salt, give your kids egg the way you like it or the way they like it!
Nothing works better than a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day. Soups are one of the best foods to keep your little one warm during winters. Toss some veggies into your kid’s soup bowl and make it even more delicious and nutritious. Soups can have veggies or lentils as the base or even non-vegetarian options such as chicken or mutton Leg.
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Almost every kid’s favourite- This veggie can be converted into many forms like halwa/ kheer/ fries/ salads etc. Keeps your toddler healthy and the Vitamin-A content protects your kid from infections and allergies.
Enjoy these winter foods and keep yourself and your kids toasty. !!