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Super Healthy Recipe for the Super Speedy Recovery of a Sick Toddler

One of the cutest and adorable stage of childhood is the toddler stage. However, even the cutest toddler throws the most difficult tantrum to handle. It is at this stage that the children are developing food habits. They start showing up their likes and dislikes. Children become fussy eaters also. Children become fussy eaters also at this stage. The most difficult and dreaded part comes when they fall sick and refuse to eat anything.

I used to feel like pulling my hair and crying when they would fall ill and would not allow even a single bite to go down their tummies. A slight push and you will find yourself mopping the floor with all the food that had gone into the little tummies with so much struggle. The challenge is to be patient at this time.

Super Healthy Recipe for the Super Speedy Recovery of a Sick Toddler

After researching a lot, I found one super food that works like magic potion during such days and that is quinoa.
Quinoa is a super food and has many benefits. It is easily digestible and has many health benefits. It is tasty, crunchy and can be cooked in a variety of ways. Here are some of its benefits:
1. It is high in vitamin A, C, and E.
2. It is high in magnesium, potassium, and calcium.
3. It has 8 essential amino acids.
4. It is an excellent source of iron.
5. It is rich in protein.

Quinoa is a great option for parents who have a tough time feeding their kids with healthy food. It can be cooked like rice and served with curries and gravies.

A simple way of giving it to a toddler is in the form of khichdi.

Quinoa Khichdi
Ingredients:
¼ cup – quinoa
½ cup – moong dal
2 cup – water
Salt- to taste
¼ cup – finely chopped vegetables like peas, beans, carrots, cauliflower etc.
1 tbsp – Ghee
¼ tsp – turmeric
¼ tsp – cumin seeds

Method:
1. Rinse quinoa several times to remove its bitterness.
2. Rinse moong dal 3-4 times.
3. Soak quinoa and moong dal for 30 minutes.
4. In a pressure cooker, put ghee and let it heat.
5. Add cumin seeds, and let it splutter.
6. Add chopped vegetables and sauté them.
7. Add quinoa, moong dal and water. Add salt and turmeric.
8. Close the pressure cooker and allow it to whistle.
9. After about 1-2 whistles, remove from gas and allow it to cool.
10. Before serving, add a spoon full of ghee or butter.

I find this recipe especially useful when my kids fall ill and are unable to eat much. Quinoa khichdi is easy to chew and digest. With the benefits of quinoa, it helps in their speedy recovery also.

This blog post is a part of #Baby_ToddlerFood Blog Train hosted by Anisha from Momzdiary, Deepali from Myteenytot and Danisha from Lovethatyoucanbuy

We 40 Mom Bloggers would love to pour some Baby & Toddler Food Ideas just for you.
This is a month – long blog train. Stay tuned and Enjoy.

Lastly I would like to thank Ankita from caringmommadiaries for introducing me and would love to invite Sobha to hop on this train and share her recipe.

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Mother’s Day Special Recipes By FunFoods by Dr. Oetkar

We are celebrating Mother’s Day today. What could be a better way to make mothers happy than to give her a day’s rest and cook some special recipes for her? Today, I am going to share with you some fun recipes by FunFoods by Dr. Oetkar.

Roti Salad

Roti Salad
Serving: 2
Ingredients:
2 Rotis
2 tbsp Onions
3 tsp Lemon Juice
2 tbsp Spring Onions
2 tbsp Tomatoes (chopped)
1 tsp Sabzi Masala
½ tsp Garam Masala Powder
2 tbspDr. Oetker FunFoods Mayonnaise Diet
50 g Paneer
20 – 25g Green Bell Peppers
20 – 25g Carrot
20 – 25gCucumber
Coriander Leaves
15g Almonds Slivers
Directions:
1. Roll the 2 rotis together and cut into thin juliennes.
2. For the dressing, in a mixing bowl add 2 tbsp chopped onions, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 2 tbsp spring onions, 2 tbsp chopped tomatoes, mix it. Now add 1 tsp. sabji masala, ½ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp diet mayonnaise, stir and mix the dressing. Now add the roti juliennes to the dressing and 50 gm of crumbled. Mix everything together and plate it.
3. Now in the same bowl, add juliennes of ¼ green bell pepper, ¼ carrot & ¼ cucumber and fresh coriander leaves, mix it with the leftover juices from the dressing. Use this as the garnish over the roti salad and finish with a sprinkle of about 1 tbsp of almond slivers.

Level: Beginner

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki Burger

Serving: 1

Ingredients:

3 tbsp Dr. Oetker FunFoods Mayonnaise Burger
1 Portion Burger Bun
1 Portion Aloo Tikki
1 Piece Tomato (Medium, sliced)
1 Piece Onion (Medium, sliced)
Directions:
1. Spread 1 tbsp burger mayonnaise on each half of burger bun.
2. On bottom, half of burger bun place burger patty, tomato slices, onion slices. Add a dollop of mayo and top it up with other half of the bun. Serve

Level: Beginner

Preparation time: 5 Minutes

Chatpata Creamy Corn Cups

Chatpata Creamy Corn Cups
Serving: 2
Ingredients:
100 g Jaggery
100 ml Water
1 tbsp Tamarind Pulp
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Bay Leaf
½ tsp Black Peppercorn
2 ½ g Ginger (ginger)
150 g Corns
3 tbsp Dr. Oetker FunFoods Mayonnaise Garlic
75 g Cheese (processed)
4 – 5 g Mint Leaves
Salt
Directions:
1. Put the pan on flame, add 100 gm jaggery, 100 ml water & 1 tbsp tamarind pulp & stir. Add 1cinnamon stick, 1 bay leaf, ½ tsp black peppercorn and salt. Add the chopped ginger & 150 gm sweet corn. Cover the lid and let it cook for at least 30 minutes.
2. After 30 minutes, add 3 tbsp of garlic mayonnaise, and mix with a whisk finely. Now add 75 gm processed cheese grated into the preparation. Add a few mint leaves, cook more for about 5 minutes and prepare to plate.
3. Serve as suggested in a glass with tamarind pulp.
Level: Beginner
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Chocolate Cupcake

Chocolate Cupcakes
Serving: 3
Ingredients:
250 g Dr. Oetker FunFoods Eggless Bake Mix 11 Cakes
8 tbsp Dr. Oetker FunFoods Mayonnaise Veg
100 ml Water
50 g Butter
3 tbsp Whipped Cream
50 g Blueberry Jelly
2 tsp Sugar (icing)
Directions:
1. Empty the eggless bake mix into a mixing bowl. Add 7 tbsp of Mayonnaise Veg & 100 ml water, stir thoroughly & then add 50 gm of melted butter. Stir continuously till batter has blended evenly.
2. Preheat the oven to 180degree C, fill the mix into the moulds. Bake it for about 20 minutes roughly, check once with a toothpick a little after 15 minutes. Remove them once ready and keep it aside to cool.
3. For frosting, mix the whipped cream with 1 tbsp of Mayonnaise Veg, fill this mix into the piping bag. Start frosting the cup cakes with the cream and top it/garnish with the blueberry jelly. Give a touch of icing sugar in the end.
Level: Beginner
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

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