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

I am 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

Beet root 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 home made beet root jam and I am flying high with its result.Here is beet root puree recipe for babies in seventh month.

beet root puree

Ingredients:

Beet root-1

beetroot puree

Procedure:

1.Clean beet root and peel the skin.

2.Scrap/grate it well.

3.Pressure cook for 3 whistles.

4.Once pressure is released ,mash or use a blender.

5.Serve it in a clean bowl and spoon.

beet root puree

P.S:

Always consult your pediatrician before trying any new food.

Prefer this for afternoon time.

You can also just mash these together and offer your baby if you don’t prefer blending baby food(I hardly use blender for my baby).

Consider family history of allergy.

Use sterilzed bowls for baby.

I recommend you to go for puree with steamed veggies for 6 months old,move to mashed (steamed veggies) for 7 months to 9 months ,move to just mixing grated and steamed ingredients for 10 months and above one year just give it raw. This is just a suggestion.

 

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WHOLE WHEAT BEET ROOT 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 adopted from my grandmother’s traditional method of making TIRUNELVELI HALWA.  She used to make it for every Diwali it seems.Tirunelveli(my home town) is very famous for its Halwa and it is very uniquely prepared and the taste will tangle in your taste buds forever. I made few changes to make it 100% healthy and adhering to my blog’s purpose. Yes I have used whole wheat instead of normal wheat and have replaced sugar with palm sugar and added some beet root to make it little crunchy for your little ones. I am sure you will enjoy it.  I have written a few thoughts on when wheat can be given to babies and what are the benefits of a whole grain especially whole wheat. I have already made an attempt to make whole wheat porridge and hence this idea implementation was not tough.

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat/Red wheat-1 cup
  • Palm sugar-2.5 cups(powdered)
  • Beet root-1/2 cup(grated)
  • Ghee-3 tbsp
  • Dry fruits-to garnish

wheat beet root halwa

Procedure:

1.Remove all impurities from wheat and rinse it well.

2.Soak it for 8 to 12 hours. The wheat should have turned soft.

3.Drain the water and add the wheat to a mixer.

4.Add few spoons or half a cup of water of water and grind it well.

wheat beet root halwa

5.Extract the milk of wheat. Repeat this till 3 times by adding water.

6.In a pan add ghee,roast the dry fruits and separate them.

7.Add the grated beetroot in the same pan and saute them well until raw smell vanishes.

wheat beet root halwa

8.In the mean time,add the powdered pal sugar in the milk of whole wheat and filter it thrice.

9.Add the milk of whole wheat to the beet root and keep stirring.

10.Add ghee then and there to enable easy stirring.

11.Continue to stir until it becomes thick like halwa.

12.Add the dry fruits and serve.

beet root halwa with whole wheat


Whole wheat/Red wheat vs white wheat

P.S:

Extract a maximum of 2 cups of milk of whole wheat.

Do not make the milk too diluted or too thick.

Adding ghee lavishly enhances the taste and helps in easy cooking.

If you are allergic to wheat,you can skip and use ragi milk too.

Keep stirring continuously in medium flame.

The colour depends on quality of palm sugar used.

Always consider family history of allergies before introducing any new food.

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

This can be given to babies above 8 months after having introduced wheat and beet root separately.

Avoid palm sugar and dry fruits for babies below one year.

Choose small beet roots to have natural sweetness.

For babies below one year you can use some dates to sweeten.

This can be stored outside for 3 days and to a max of 7 days in refrigerator.

I missed capturing the whole wheat. Sorry about it.


Wheat for Babies:

This topic is yet another debating topic and has no fixed common answer. Wheat is suggested as the last grain to be introduced in baby food by few doctors whereas few recommend to offer by 7 months so that the allergy is outgrown. Ideally wheat can be introduced by 8 months after having introduced all grains.Wheat is a gluten food and hence few recommend a delay in introduction. How ever recent studies have proved that allergens must be introduced before 9 months so that baby out grows it soon. When you first introduce wheat you may try my recipe whole wheat porridge

Why Whole Wheat/Red Wheat?

I always prefer whole grains/grain flour to refined grains/flour because refining/milling processes involve several chemicals in it and refined grains become less nutritional as the bran and germ are removed. The glycemic index of whole wheat is much lesser than others and it aids in controlling optimal weight gain. The fiber content and vitamin contents of a grain remains in it when it is whole. This helps in developing healthy gut and protecting/curing constipation. It helps in fighting against breast cancer,colon cancer,heart diseases and helps women in developing in gastro intestinal health.It improves metabolism and helps in protecting against Type 2 diabetes. In children it helps in preventing ashtma.

In 100 g of whole wheat,we have 27% of protein,24% of carbs,34% of niacin,28% of thiamin and other minerals like manganese,magnesium,phosphorous and selenium.

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References:

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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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ABC Puree/Apple Beetroot Carrot Puree for babies

How did you like my ABC smoothie? I do make ABC juice,ABC soups often,hence gave a thought about ABC puree for babies. I shall soon post ABC juice and soups which I learnt from few friends. This is ideal for babies above 6 months after having tried apple,beet root and carrot individually. I am not for purees for babies. I feel babies can have mashed foods from 6 months at the worst by 8 months. And too many purees spoil them and they mix textures. This is the reason behind not having given many puree recipes in baby food although I found mommies too keen on puree recipes. ABC juice is a miracle drink and it 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. No storing of this combo.Consume immediately after making. I make it with raw fruit and veggies. But here I suggest you to steam vegetables as it is for 6 m baby.

Ingredients:

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

apple beet root carrot puree

Procedure:

1.Wash all well.

2.Peel the skin of beet and carrot.

3.Grate them and steam cook.

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

5.Just blend them together and serve

apple beet root carrot puree


P.S:

Always consult your pediatrician before trying any new food.

Prefer this for afternoon time.

You can also just mash these together and offer your baby if you don’t prefer blending baby food(I hardly use blender for my baby).

Consider family history of allergy.

Use sterilzed bowls for baby.

I recommend you to go for puree with steamed veggies for 6 months old,move to mashed (steamed veggies) for 7 months to 9 months ,move to just mixing grated and steamed ingredients for 10 months and above one year just give it raw. This is just a suggestion.

The quantity and ratio depends on your taste.

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