Mixed Fruits Jam-Homemade with Vegetables & Dry Fruits for Babies , Toddlers & Kids-No Sugar & Preservatives

Mixed Fruits Jam-Here is the recipe for homemade mixed fruits and vegetable jam with no added sugar and preservatives.This recipe is a blend of vegetables, fruits, dry fruits and no sweeteners specially curated for babies, toddlers and kids.It is pectin free mixed fruits jam made at home and loaded with a lot of nutrients.I am a lover of mixed fruits jam and I can it as an accompaniment to idly / dosa /roti /bread and even just gobble it up. But the number of preservatives & loaded artificial sugars always makes me scary. I haven’t given my son any store-bought jams.I have always made them at home in healthy ways and below is the recipe for an absolute sugar-free jam after several attempts. Continue reading “Mixed Fruits Jam-Homemade with Vegetables & Dry Fruits for Babies , Toddlers & Kids-No Sugar & Preservatives”

Eggless BeetRoot Cupcakes without Raising Agents|Eggless Red velvet Cake for toddlers and kids

Today’s recipe is Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes or Eggless Beetroot Cup Cakes. This Red Velvet Cake/Beetroot cake has no APF/maida, no white sugar, no raising agents, no butter and trust me it was done in a jiffy. Don’t you feel tempted to give it a try? Baking is simply therapeutic and easy if you begin loving it. My love for baking with healthy ingredients can’t be explained really. I wanted to try an eggless red velvet kind of a cake with natural colouring using beetroots and some baking without raising agents(baking powder/baking soda). I didn’t have much courage to give it a try because there were too many to experiment like no white flour, no white sugar, no raising agents, no artificial colouring and lots. All of these are pretty much different from the usual recipes. And above all, we wanted to do some topping with frosting cream too. Too much na for a beginner??? I know 😉 I got some courage from my friends Kalai Rajesh, Ravneet Kaur and Gouthami(Click here for her recipe) who posted similar experimentation in the recent days.  The trial session went on last weekend and it came out pretty well except for few corrections which I learnt from experts. I have included all details under my observations. Please read the recipe in detail and give it try. There was also a cranberry choco cake made with the same combinations which will be posted this week soon. Continue reading “Eggless BeetRoot Cupcakes without Raising Agents|Eggless Red velvet Cake for toddlers and kids”

Home Made Apple Jam

Jam Jam Jammy—Remember these ad guys?Every time when a jam is made at home I remember this tune and song.I even get amazed at myself when I think of having had a great craze for jam/any sweet when I was in school.And think of the change in me now?I have cut down all refined sugars in my cooking and have been used to even skipping sugars totally. Are you wondering why is this mentioned now? It is just to give you all a confidence that any change for a goodness is possible.There was a time when a few kgs of sugar was bought exclusively for me in my home and now I am into strict “no white ingredients” in my cooking mode. There is nothing “IMPOSSIBLE” dear friends 🙂 Today’s recipe is apple jam which I made when two months back.I still have it in my stock and I have carried it with me all along.It has no preservatives and no white sugar added.You can even make without any sugars by adding dates for babies below one year. Continue reading “Home Made Apple Jam”

BEETROOT PANIYARAM/APPE/PADDU

Have I told you that my lo loves any food which is colourful and especially pinkish colour(the tinge of beetroot)?.He is so fond of this beetroot inclusion in any food and as a result you will be finding many  recipes with beetroot in my blog. I have listed them below for you. Continue reading “BEETROOT PANIYARAM/APPE/PADDU”

BEET ROOT SANDWICH|WHITE SAUCE BEET ROOT SANDWICH

BEETROOT SANDWICH:

I am a great lover of sandwiches because they can be made in ‘n’ number of ways in no time. It can be a filling snack or a wholesome breakfast or a light dinner depending on the variation you make. This is one recent try I gave and it came out really well. It is so simple and highly nutritious too. Your kids will be attracted to the vibrant colour and the saucy feel when they bite. Continue reading “BEET ROOT SANDWICH|WHITE SAUCE BEET ROOT SANDWICH”

BEET ROOT PUREE FOR BABIES

BEETROOT PUREE FOR BABIES:

BEETROOT PUREE FOR BABIES-Beetroot is an excellent source of IRON and I love it for its colour. It creates magic to baby food I feel. My son loves the colour and adding beet to any dish makes him a smiling face. My recent attempt was homemade beetroot jam and I am flying high with its result. Here is beetroot puree recipe for babies in the seventh month. Continue reading “BEET ROOT PUREE FOR BABIES”

Iron Rich Foods For Babies,Toddlers,Kids & Adults(With Recipes)

Iron Rich Foods For Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Adults(With Recipes):

Iron is an important nutrient which helps the red blood cells to deliver oxygen to the body and help in building the nervous system and brain. Without enough iron human body tends to end up getting anaemic and this hinders the growth of the cells in the body. Today’s post is a collection of foods rich in iron along with detailed recipes. The Iron in food is classified into two types namely Heme and Non-Heme. Meat, poultry and fish contain heme iron and dry fruits, vegetables, fruits and grains/cereals contains non-heme iron. Heme iron absorption is generally higher than non-heme iron foods. To enable increased absorption, always combine Iron and Vitamin C rich foods. Combining Calcium and Iron will reduce iron absorption. Hence it is better to avoid it. Continue reading “Iron Rich Foods For Babies,Toddlers,Kids & Adults(With Recipes)”

WHOLE WHEAT BEET ROOT HALWA(TIRUNELVELI HALWA STYLE)

WHOLE WHEAT BEETROOT HALWA(TIRUNELVELI HALWA STYLE):

The festive season has begun and we can find it sparkling in all corners of the world with pooja preparations, sale discounts, special recipes,big sales and purchases. I wish to begin this season of festivals with a recipe I had recently tried. This recipe is adapted from my grandmother’s traditional method of making TIRUNELVELI HALWA.  She used to make it for every Diwali it seems. Continue reading “WHOLE WHEAT BEET ROOT HALWA(TIRUNELVELI HALWA STYLE)”

Beet root Rice|BeetRoot Pulao

Beet root is highly known for its lovely natural colour and its property to boost up iron content in our body. Some how beet root stir fry or curry haven’t interested me a lot. I like it in soup/rice or halwa or jam. Here is a very quick recipe of beet root rice which can be your perfect lunch box recipe if your choice is for healthy food.

Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice-1 cup
  • Beet root-1 cup(grated)
  • Onion-1 cup(sliced)
  • Ginger Garlic Green Chilly paste-1 tbsp
  • Ghee/Oil-To cook
  • Salt-To taste
  • Lemon Juice-Few drops(Optional)

Beet root rice

Procedure:

1.Wash rice and soak it for 10 minutes in warm water.

2.Pressure cook rice with 1 cup of water.

3.Fluff the rice with a fork carefully.

Beet root Rice

4.Add ghee/oil in a pan and saute GGG paste.

5.Add onion and cook till they turn soft.

6.Add beet root and fry them well.

7.Sprinkle water and close the pan.

beet root rice

8.Keep stirring occasionally until beet root gets cooked.

9.Add salt and cool the mixture.

10.Mix with the rice and add a drop of lemon and stir well

11.Serve with any raitha of your choice.

Beet root rice


P.S:

You can increase the quantity of GGG(ginger,garlic,green chilly) paste to suit your taste.

You can cook the rice with coconut milk to make it richer.

Adding spices like clove,cinnamon,anise,bay leaf is your choice.

This can be given for babies above 8 months.

Avoid salt before one year.

Have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food.

Ensure that the beet root+onion mix has no water.

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ABC Juice|Apple Beet Carrot Juice|The miracle drink

I believe my recipes of ABC puree for babies and ABC smoothie for infants were useful to you. Here I am with ABC juice(Apple,Beet root,Carrot). This is called miracle drink / liver tonic / anti-aging drink. I would dedicate this to the lovely mommies. Having this juice twice week rejuvenates your body. ABC juice is a miracle drink/wonder juice and it is said to have been invented by the Chinese and they found it cured lung cancer in 3 months when consumed daily.It is recommended for cancer cure,heart diseases and perfect complexion. It supplements brain functioning and lung functioning. The combination of apple ,beet and carrot gives a long term health . The power of two vegetables and one fruit is like a super power. It gives you Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6,B3 C, E ,K, Folate, Niacin, Zinc, Copper, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Selenium, beta-carotene and Manganese.Let us first have a look at the recipe and then take a detailed glance on its benefits.

apple beet root carrot juice

Ingredients:

  • Apple-1
  • Beet root-1/2(medium sized)
  • Carrot-1(medium sized)

Procedure:

1.Wash all the ingredients well.

2.Peel the skin of beet and carrot.

3.Grate them and add to a blender.

ABC Juice

4.When you are about to add everything to blender peel apple and grate.

5.Just blend them together with some water.

6. Filter it and transfer to a serving glass

Apple Beet root Carrot Juice


P.S:

You can also steam cook carrot and beet root.

You can add chilled water while blending.

Do not add too much water.

You can skip filtering too and have it in a thick consistency.

You can also add a piece of ginger/a drop of lemon juice.

If you wish a sweetened version add honey.I generally prefer juices plain.


The Miracle Drink/The wonder juice:

  • This drink is hope for cancer patients. It is known for slowing down cancer cells growth.
  • The drink helps in proper functioning of the liver,heart,kidney and pancreas.
  • It helps in reduction of cholesterol and there by shields the heart. This is aided by components like alpha and beta carotene which is present in the drink.
  • It provides all nutrients essential for your brain development,boosting your memory and proper functioning of brain.
  • Women who suffer from menstrual cramps must have this juice to witness a remarkable difference.
  • It prevents your from spots of skin,pimples and helps in anti aging. It definitely results in glowing of skin.
  • This drink helps in boosting the immunity system and there by keeps you away from allergies.
  • This fights anemia and improves your hemoglobin.
  • It is a natural detox drink and hence it makes you glow just like a pink rose.(You become what you eat/drink).
  • This can be your regular drink if you are trying to hit the gym to shed some pounds. (With the right nutritionist’s advice)
  • It aids in digestion and relieves you of all digestive tract issues.
  • It works great for your eyes and totally cures dryness of eyes,irritation,itching. For people who indulge in works with their eyes glued to screens this drink is a must have atleast once in a week.

abcjuice

Reference-Healthtips.com,naturalnews.com

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