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I always keep talking about how important it is to feed healthy home cooked meals to our children. In the era of Internet, TV, Social media it is easier to google out various kinds of healthy recipes, the right diet for your children, types of activities etc we can do for their development. As parents we all wish our kids stay away from any kind of lifestyle disease which is so common in this fast pace world. And we can achieve it, if we adopt some of the beautiful practices we followed during our childhood and prepare the next generation. This is one of the way we give our children to live and lead a healthy lifestyle. So without wasting much of time, here i am sharing 7 great habits to make your children smart and healthy .
7 great habits to make your children smart and healthy
1. Following an Exercise Routine
We should encourage our kids to exercise and make it a part of their daily routine. And when i mean exercise it can be anything from dancing to aerobics to zumba or even activities like cleaning cupboards at home to playing high energy games or following a sports of your choice. And this can be achieved if we too follow an exercise routine. At the end kids are inspired from us aren’t they ? A simple exercise routine make the bones and muscle stronger and helps to avoid various lifestyle disease.
2. Outdoor Play
These days children are hooked to mobile screen, TV, laptops etc. Hence as a parent you need to make it a compulsion to have a define outdoor play time inspite of the burden and stress of homeworks, studies etc. Outdoor play helps kids to improve their health, learning capabilities, stress buster for them too, improves social skills, generates curiosity to explore around etc.
3. Eating breakfast
Breakfast is fuel to convert food into energy. And when metabolism gets moving, body starts burning calories and you can maintain a healthy weight. Moreover breakfast also acts as a brain booster to help kids improve their attention span and concentration. I have shared a complete different article on why breakfast important for kids, you can check the same here
4. Teach kids to CHEW
Do you remember we were told to chew food 32 times ? Do we follow it ? Most of us not. But before you teach the kids I would tell you start doing yourself and you will yourself realize the difference. When you chew food well, the gut health is automatically taken care of. The food does not feel heavy to the stomach and one will rarely face issues like bloating, acidity etc just by learning the art of chewing food well.
5. Say No to Cold Water
Teach kids about the importance of drinking warm water from time to time in a defined manner. Warm Water breaks down the accumulated fats deposits and ensures better stomach health. Kids should be taught to take a break from the activity they are doing, sit down, drink water and resume the activity thereafter.
6. Avoid Overeating
Choose quality over quantity. Don’t push your child to complete the meal on the plate. Let him/her decide the quantity he/she needs to fulfill is hunger. By pushing food you are teaching him what is overeating and the kid may develop the habit of over eating in the long run. You can also check a special post i have written on 10 mistakes parents make while feeding their kids here
7. Gadget free Eating
Do I need to talk about this ? Most of the parents complain about their kids viewing TV’s/ Mobile and then only wanting to eat food. Well, aren’t we responsible for it. Make meal time a fun bonding sessions with your kids, sit together, talk about the day, laugh, infact discuss your problems with them and tell them to give solutions too. Make it a family bonding time and I bet they will never want gadgets while eating
These are some 7 great habits to make your children smart and healthy which we must implement for our kids and their better lifestyle. Kids are like clay, they way you mould them,they take the shape. So try to inculcate these habit to make them healthy and smart children of India
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We all have heard this proverb “Health is Wealth”. But how much do we really take care of our health in the real sense. Specially after giving a birth to a baby our lives focus is on the kid, family, job, sleepless nights etc etc. and it is really difficult to find the ‘ME’ time for yourself. And even if you get one the least area of focus is health. So here I am sharing two Sprouted Moong Recipes for Weight Loss – Dietitian Recommended.
Dietician Foram Modi from slimpossible diet has crafted these recipes and recommends moms and other individuals to get healthy as well loose some weight the correct way. These recipes are iron rich good to build the lost strength, loaded with vitamins needed for daily intake and more importantly helps stimulating weight loss.
So the wait is over as Dietician Foram shares these two secret recipes on my platform so that we all can benefit in our journey towards waving a goobye to those extra kilos and stay fit. And at the same time if you need some motivation to eat healthy then you can just make it look attractive and refer my foodarts which i have made with her recipes.
SPROUTED MOONG RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS – DIETITIAN RECOMMENDED
RECIPE 1 : Stuffed puffed red ball
- Tomatoes – 2 small
- Sprout Topping
- Moong sprouts- 15 gms
- Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp.
- Ginger – 1 tsp.
- Lemon juice- few drops
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Cilantro – 1 tbsp.
- In a small frying pan, heat the oil on medium heat.
- Add cumin seeds and as they crack.
- Add sprouts, ginger, black pepper and water. Cook for 2-3 minutes until sprouts are tender.
- Remove pan from heat. Add lemon juice, stir and set aside.
- Cut tomatoes in half and scoop out the seeds creating hollow bowls.
- Fill tomatoes with moong sprouts.
- Serve and enjoy!
To make the weight balance foodart
- Stuffed puffed red ball
- To make the weight balance cut the cucumber into thin stripes
- Place the stripes as shown in the image one at a time
- Place the stuffed puffed red ball at the two ends
- The foodart is ready to be served
STUFFED PUFFED RED BALL WITH A TWIST
- Tomatoes- 2 medium
- Corn- 1/2 katori
- Finely chopped Onion-1 tbsp
- Finely chopped cucumber- 1 tbsp
- Finely chopped capsicum- 1 tbsp
- Red Chilli powder- 1/4th tsp
- Ground black pepper- a pinch
- Salt- as per taste
- Oil -1/2 tsp
- Buttermilk- for dressing
- Lettuce Leaves- for garnish
- Blanch tomatoes by keeping them in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, and then in cold water. After that remove the skin of the tomato and hollow the tomatoes by removing the seeds.
- In a bowl add onion, capsicum, cucumber, corn, red chili powder, black pepper and salt. Mix it well.
- Add buttermilk in the mixture and mix it properly.
- Stuff blenched tomatoes with the mixture.
- Heat oil in a non-stick pan and lightly glaze the tomatoes on high heat.
- When the color changes from all sides. Remove them from the pan.
- Serve whole.
To make the toy train foodart
Check out the video I have made on my instagram on how to make a toy train and just place the toy train one behind the other
Who can say no to these attractive and colourful platter. Aren’t these easy, quick and yummy to make.
If you like these recipes and want to get deeper assessments on your weight loss journey, I would recommend you consult my friend Dietitian Foram Modi. She is a renowned dietitian and a full time mother to a toddler. She is the owner and founder of Slimpossible Diet. She specialises in Bridal diets, detox plans, Post Pregnancy weight loss etc. She is an online diet planner as well. You can check her work over here and her instagram profile over here for more on health and fitness.
Hope you liked this blog post too. Do shower some love and keep pouring your suggestions as usual. If such foodarts inspire you, just head to some over here for some more fun,
As you all know, this year i have vowed to follow a healthy lifestyle. And the first reflection of this you will see in my recipes. To begin with I did not want to be too harsh to myself, so I made salad with white pasta for dinner. It’s just a way for subduing my tastebuds to follow my resolution.
- A Bowl of Cooked Pasta
- 1/2 Red Capsicum
- 1 Onion Medium Size
- 4-5 Lettuce Leaves
- 1 Tomato Medium Size
- 50 gm Cottage Cheese
- 5-6 Crushed Walnuts
- 1 tbsp Flax Seeds
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper as per taste
- Red Paprika & Italian Seasoning as per taste
- Cut the bell peppers, onion, tomato, cottage cheese in cubes & keep aside
- In a pan, pour oil and saute the cottage cheese with pepper and salt
- Mix all the above ingredients and toss it well
- Garnish with flax seeds & walnuts
- Serve immediately.
Are you a lover of smoothie. It’s a “Perfect Sin” I must say. Thanks to the calorie conscious people in the world, I am the newbie who has developed a profound love towards it and i am here to showcase my version of smoothies that will not suit kids only but also the adults out there.
Technically I believe, it’s we adults who need to indulge in healt IUhy living thereby acting as inspiration to our kids.
Well, not wanting to give more Gyan I am here to share my first attempt in creating smoothie for me and my hubby.
Do try it out. I loved it. My hubby Loved it. And i hope you too would love this nicecream.
- Banana 2 Large Size
- Cinnamon powder as per taste
- Apple 1
- Walnuts 5-6 pieces
- Peel of the banana and cut in small cubes
- Deep freeze the same in a polythene bag or a covered vessel ( i had freezed it for 12 hrs)
- Remove it from the freezer and immediately grind it in a blender till it achieves a rich creamy consistency
- Add some cinnamon powder & Rooh-afza
- Mix it thoroughly again in the blender
- Pour it in a serving glass
- Add a layer of frozen apple followed by walnuts and again a layer of apple
- Deep freeze for 10 mins
- And the banana nicecream is ready to be served
Well this one was my first attempt and hence it’s the simplest of nicecream smoothies i have made. Soon to create desi version’s to suit the Indian palette.
Inspiration : Simple Vegan Blog