Recipe: ‘Fenugreek seeds (methi) and Brown Rice porridge’ for nursing mothers.

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

If you are a breastfeeding mom, you may be wondering if there are any foods that can improve your milk supply. In fact, you’ll need about 300 more calories (2,000-2,300 calories total) per day than in the last trimester of your pregnancy in the form of three balanced meals and some light snacks throughout the day. Foods with lactation-promoting properties are called lactogenic foods or galactagogues. Continue reading “Recipe: ‘Fenugreek seeds (methi) and Brown Rice porridge’ for nursing mothers.”

Simple Rice-Dal Khichdi for babies and toddlers (Weaning food)

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Rice-Dal Khichdi

Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

This is a very simple recipe to make and is one of my personal favorites. Simple because the same recipe can be made in different varieties to suit the child’s age. For e.g. to begin with I started simple rice water as the first weaning food for my twins. Later on I added a bit of seasoning, ghee, eggs, fish and so on. It is very easy for the baby to swallow and can be made thicker or thinner as per the need of the baby. Continue reading “Simple Rice-Dal Khichdi for babies and toddlers (Weaning food)”

CAKE RECIPE FOR KIDS: Yummy & healthy wheat-jaggery cake (without maida and sugar)

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Wheat Jaggery Cake (without maida or sugar)
Wheat Jaggery Cake (without maida or sugar)

Kids love cake, no doubt about that, but cake also contains maida (refined flour) and sugar. Maida is the refined wheat flour minus all the nutrients normally present in wheat. Maida has 100% carbohydrate and contains almost no natural minerals and vitamins. Here is a recipe made from whole grain wheat and jaggery, which is not only yummy but very easy to make Continue reading “CAKE RECIPE FOR KIDS: Yummy & healthy wheat-jaggery cake (without maida and sugar)”

Recipe: Nutritious Ragi (Finger Millet) Porridge

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Slide1Finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) also known as Ragi in India is one of the important cereals which occupies the highest area under cultivation among the small millets. The state of Karnataka is the largest producer of ragi in India. Ragi is a crop which can withstand severe drought conditions and hence is easily available throughout the year. In India paediatricians recommend ragi based food for babies because of its high nutrient content mainly, high calcium and iron which is useful for bone growth and overall development of the infant. Specially-processed ragi powders for infants are also available widely which can be used during weaning. Continue reading “Recipe: Nutritious Ragi (Finger Millet) Porridge”