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Special Recipes for children at this age

Palak Soup

Five leaves of Palak/ Spinach
One spring onion
One celery stick
Half carrot
Two tbsp milk
Half slice cheese
1 tsp butter
a. Boil all of the vegetables
b. Make a puree in the mixer
c. In a pan, add butter and the vegetable puree
d. Add milk and cheese
e. Make a thick soup

Chicken Soup

1 leg piece / breast piece
1 garlic clove
1/4" ginger
1 spring onion
1 stalk of celery
salt and papper to taste

a. Clean the chicken properly
b. In a pressure put chicken, garlic, ginger, spring onion, celery and make a stalk
c. Steam it, keep the stalk aside
d. Shred the chicken into small pieces
e. In a mixer, mix the chicken with the stalk
f. Add a little bit of butter and salt and pepper to taste

Mishti Khicri
Rice   4 tbsp
Tuvar Dal   4 tbsp
Jaggery/Sugar   2 tbsp
Half Carrot


Roast the dal and rice and grind it
b. Cook the mixture in water
c. Add grated carrots and jaggery, cook till carrot shreds are soft

Suji Idli

Half bowl of suji
Half bowl of curd
Salt to taste
Half carrot finely sliced
1 tbsp oil, pinch of sugar
a. Mix all the above ingredients together in a bowl add oil and pinch of sugar
b. Keep mixture away for 15 minutes
c. Steam it

Pulao with Copra Chutney
Rice   4 tbsp
Half Carrot
Two French Beans
Tuwar dal   2 tbsp


Chop the vegetables
b. Cook the rice, dal and vegetables till soft
c. Add salt to taste

For the Chutney
Coconut    4 tbsp
Urad    1 tbsp
Oil    1/2 tsp

a. Grind together coconut and salt
b. Season with urad dal and mustard
c. Serve the chutney with pulao

Veg Florentine

1 tbsp maida
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 carrot
2 French bean
1 spring onion
1/4 capsicum
Cheese to season
3 spinach leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

a. Boil all vegetables together
b. Mix with white sauce
c. Season with cheese, salt and pepper

For the white sauce
a. Take butter in pan
b. Add the maida and mix
c. Switch off the gas and pour milk
    make a paste
d. Bake in oven and serve hot


Now that your little one is officially a toddler, his eating habits will change. This is due to the change in the child's growth patterns after one year of age. While the baby tripled his birth weight in the first year, he will gain only 1.5 kg to 3 kg in the second year.

This is because the toddlers do not have much interest in their food, as they are too busy exploring their own world. The toddler becomes a picky eater and very often just pushes food away. They will eat only when they are hungry.

By the time the toddler is 18 months old, allow him to participate in family meals make him aware of basic food behavior and the use of a fork and spoon. Try to give attractive plates, cups and spoons to your child.

After your child is 1 year old, milk either buffaloes or cows, should be given to the toddler about 1-3 times with the introduction of foods made for the family in terms of taste as well as consistency. If the child is averse to taking milk, then milk preparations such as curds, paneer, cheese and custards can be given.

Introduction of fruits like bananas, apples, and pears is important as they contain the necessary vitamins and minerals. If the child prefers fresh fruit juices, avoid artificial sweetening with sugar. Canned fruits and juices are not advisable as they contain excess sugar and preservatives.

The child should be given all types of vegetables, preferably the green, red and yellow ones. They should never be overcooked and the vegetables can be mashed and given with chappatis or rice. Certain high protein foods like pulses, dals and grains should also be added in the diet. Sprouted grains and moong are very nutritious. Avoid giving chocolates, cold drinks, coffee and snacky food to the child as they contain chemicals and caffeine which are harmful to the child. Besides these kinds of filler foods ruins the child's appetite for nutritious food.


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