All of us know that optimum nutrition is important for leading a healthy life, irrespective of the age. However, it is during the first 1000 days of life, that a baby needs whole lot of nutrition – “more so than at any other time in their life,” explains Dr.Zubeda Tumbi, at a bloggers’ meet we attended over the weekend. A nutritionist with over 28 years of experience, Dr.Tumbi can’t stop stressing over the importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life that start at conception till the child’s second birthday. The period is incredibly deterministic as it lays the foundation for a child’s physical, mental, emotional and cognitive development in the years to come. And as harsh as it may sound, but the nutritional loss during the first 1000 days may cause permanent irreversible damage to developing brain & physical growth
With vacations getting over and back-to-school mania already catching up with kids across the nation, one of the most crucial questions for moms to tackle everyday is – what to pack in your child’s school lunch box? So to bail you out of the everyday drill, here are some school lunch box snack ideas that are quick to cook, healthy and yummy to eat!
Monsoon is in full swing. And recently I told you about Big list of activities to keep kids busy indoors. It is the season that kids love but mommies dread, thanks to the maladies that monsoon brings along with it. From eye infections and tummy troubles to flu and fever, the list is endless.
So, here’s the low-down on monsoon care that will help you rev up your family’s hygiene quotient and keep them healthy this season…
A for Ailments
Malaria, Diarrhoea, Dengue, Chikungunya, Typhoid, Jaundice and Leptospirosis are some of the most common ailments associated with the rainy season. The first step towards preventing these diseases is maintaining a healthy hygiene, about which you’ll read ahead.
B for Bath basics
Bathing with an anti-bacterial soap at least once a day is extremely crucial as we sweat a lot in the humid weather.Add a few drops of neem oil in your child’s bathing water as it is natural cleanser.
Chef Ranveer Brar is my current hot fav, especially after watching this season of Masterchef India. So, when I got a chance to ask him for a special recipe for Mother’s Day, I thought to find out what he loves eating from him mom’s kitchen. After all, chef bhi kabhi bachcha tha!
And voila, he revealed that he loved Panjeeri and since it happens to be a power packed food for kids loaded with the nutrients, I couldn’t resist sharing it with you all. This one works great if your child is under weight like mine.
So, here’s the recipe of Panjeeri sprinkled with ma ka pyaar, goodness of rich ingredients and of course extra dose of Chef Ranveer’s good looks (the last ingredients is for the mommies!) 😉