December 18

Tomato Carrot Soup – Winter Special

Tomato Carrot Soup

We all love winters, don’t we? But this year, the season has witnessed the lowest temperature in last few years. This sudden drop in degrees may cause a little inconvenience. The dropping temperature and the chilly winds are sure to make us all uncomfortable. The toddlers and kids are sure to feel much more uncomfortable in this cold. So, in this freezing cold, here is a quick recipe of Tomato Carrot Soup which is not only just healthy but also good to taste. 

Nutritional Value:

91 gms Tomato contains:

  • Calories: 16g
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Sugars: 2.4g
  • Protein: 0.8g

100 gms of Carrot contains:

  • Calories: 41g
  • Water: 88%
  • Protein: 0.9 grams
  • Carbs: 9.6 grams
  • Sugar: 4.7 grams
  • Fiber: 2.8 grams
  • Fat: 0.2 grams

Ingredients for Tomato Carrot Soup:

  • 6 medium sized tomatoes (sliced)
  • 2 large sized carrots (chopped)
  • Small Cinnamon stick
  • Salt to taste
  • Dash of black pepper
  • Fresh Coriander


Add sliced tomato, chopped carrots and cinnamon stick with half a cup of water to a pan and bring to boil. Cook on simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the flame and let it cool. Using a blender / Mixer blend the mix. Sieve and remove seeds, if any. Cook for two minutes, add butter and serve hot with coriander topping. 

Nutritional Value of Tomato Carrot Soup:

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat0.7 g
Saturated Fat0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.1 g
Cholesterol0.0 mg
Sodium197.3 mg
Potassium525.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate12.1 g
Dietary Fiber3.1 g
Sugars1.7 g
Protein1.9 g
Nutritional Value of Tomato Carrot Soup per 200 gms (Per Serving)


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November 9

Palak Ragi Roti

Palak Ragi Roti

It’s winter time and Palak Ragi Roti is one of the best foods for toddlers and even elders. It helps is easy digestion and is rich in vitamins. I have shared the benefits of Ragi for toddlers in my previous post. Today, I will be sharing benefits of Spinach as well as Spinach + Ragi for toddlers.

Nutritional Value of Spinach

NutrientsAmount (Per 100 grams)
Fibre2.2 grams
Proteins2.9 grams
Carbs3.6 grams
Natural Sugars0.4 grams
Fats0.4 grams
Magnesium79 mg
Potassium558 mg
Phosphorus49 mg
Iron2.71 mg
Sodium79 mg
Manganese0.897 mg
Copper0.130 mg
Zinc0.53 mg
Vitamin C28 mg
Vitamin B1 ( Thiamin)0.078 mg
Vitamin A469 g
Vitamin E2 mg
Vitamin K483 g
Source: US Department of Agriculture

Benefits of Spinach for Toddlers

  • Spinach is rich in water content and thus keeps the kids hydrated for longer time
  • The fibers present in spinach help in digestion and also reduces gastro problems
  • The Iron rich spinach strengthens bones and muscles of kids
  • Being the richest source of Vitamin A, Spinach helps is vision correction and proper vision in kids
  • Spinach has antimicrobial elements which help kids fight urinary infections
  • Rich in nutrients, Spinach helps kids fight off viruses and bacteria
  • Spinach kills the parasitic worms, which can otherwise harm babies

Palak Ragi Roti Recipe

  • Ragi Flour (Finger millet) – 1 cup
  • Wheat flour – 1/2 cup
  • Spinach, blanched n chopped – 1 Cup
  • Half Onion grated
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder  – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ajwain – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt as taste
  • Mix all ingredients in bowl. Gradually add lukewarm water to make a soft dough.
  • Set aside for half an hour to raise the dough.
  • Divide in equal balls to roll into slightly thick roti. Place on heated tawa, cook on both sides with medium flame. Apply ghee / low fat butter and serve hot with curd.

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October 21

Navratri Special – Roasted Nuts Snack

Navratri Roasted Snack

Do you also wonder, what to eat and serve to your family during Navratri. We tend to eat oily and heavy foods during these 9 holy days. This might affect the health also. So, here is a quick recipe which is healthy and easy to prepare, to much on during Navratri.

Roasted Nuts Snack – Healthy Option during Navratras

1 cup almonds 
1 cup makhana
1 cup raw peanuts

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a deep pan. Add almonds and makhana for stir fry. Stir fry for 3 minutes now add peanuts and stir fry till goldenish. Once done add Rock salt. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Turn off heat. Add dries curry leaves and serve hot or store for later. 


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October 3



Ragi is one of the best food I discover during my initial days with Kreesha. Though, she has never been fussy about food, but still introducing ragi helped me add flavours and different taste to her diet. It is the best substitute to wheat for infants.

Nutritional Value of Ragi:

According to the nutrient database of the U.S.D.A (United States Department Of Agriculture) are as follows:

  • Calorie Intake: 385
Total Fat
Saturated Fat 
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Thiamine 5%
Riboflavin 7.6%
Niacin 3.7%
Folic Acid 3%
Vitamin C 7%
Vitamin E 4.6%
The nutrition values in a 100 g serving of Ragi Flour

Benefits of Ragi for infants and toddlers:

  • Ragi is rich in fibres which help in easy digestion of food and makes them feel full.
  • Presence of Amino acids helps in cutting down excess fat around liver, thus reducing cholesterol level in child body
  • Prevents obesity in kids
  • Does not cause weight loss
  • Rich source of calcium
  • Contains high amount of Vitamin C which helps in absorption of Iron in body
  • Ragi contains high fibre and polyphenol which controls the sugar level in our bodies
  • Helps in strong bone building
  • Supports Gluten Free Diet
  • Helps maintain bone density
  • Helps baby in sound sleep and control their anxiety levels
  • Vitamin B3 / Niacin and high dietary fibre content helps maintain good HDL level reducing bad LDL level
  • Controls Bowel movement in kids

Recipes for Infants and Toddlers

Ragi Roti: Mash boiled 1/2 potato to 1 cup flour. Now add water to knead a soft dough. Grease tawa / pan with slight ghee. Prepare evenly flattened roti. Place the same onto tawa. Cook on medium heat. When turn brown turn side and cook again.

Ragi Chila: Mix 2 spoon of flour in water to get dosa like consistency batter, add salt to taste. Prepare chilla and serve mashed.

Important Tip: Always Ragi dishes with curd

October 1

Multigrain Cerelac Powder

So here I am, introducing my own version of Multigrain Cerelac for 6+ months infants. Every mother worries about her child’s health from the day s/he is born. As per Indian traditions, we start introducing foods to our kids at almost 6+ months age. My daughter’s pediatrician is very strict to not introduce any packaged food or cerelac to babies at this tender age. And kids being kids, are very fussy about foods. I was clueless, as to how to give Kreesha a balanced diet at this young age.

So, one day, while I was feeding her, I thought of this experimented dish, which I call as ‘Multigrain Cerelac’. I prepared it, and trust me Kreesha used to love it. Initially, I started with 1 feed of this Multigrain Cerelac a day for 1 week, (as suggested by her paediatrician) just to check if she is allergic to any of the ingredient and how does her body responds to new introduced foods. Then, I started alternating this Multigrain Cerelac with other foods. Below, is the recipe for the same.

Ingredients Required:

  1. 1 Cup Spoon Urad Dal
  2. 1/2 Cup Chana Dal
  3. 1 Cup Spoon Yellow Moong Dal
  4. 1/2 Cup Rice
  5. 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder


Wash all pulses together 2-3 times. Then, wash rice separately 2-3 times. After washing, drain out the water and keep pulses to dry for 3 hours. Once pulses and rice are dry, dry roast them together till they are crunchy and turn goldenish. Now, add cardamom powder. Again, roast for another 2 minutes and keep it to cool. Once cool down, grind well to fine powder.

You can store this Multigrain Cerelac powder in an air-tight jar for as long as 1 month. This quantity is sufficient for 20 – 25 servings.


Take 2 tablespoon powder and add it to 1/2 cup of water. Mix well and make sure there are no lumps in the mixture. Boil 1 cup water, add the mix to it and bring to boil. Check for consistency and serve lukewarm. You can add salt to taste.


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