Childhood especially the age above 5 years till the onset of adolescence or teenage, is a very critical period in a child’s bodily growth after the early development that occurs during the post birth time. Just as soon as the child becomes self-sufficient enough and starts walking, running around, playing and studying, the life of parents especially the mother which is the head chef of a house, changes completely 360 degrees. The mother completely becomes a maniac that has to deal with all the tantrums of her children and one of the biggest nightmare is to make sure that the children have the nutritious and healthy yet delicious and attractive food.
Since our “Burger Bachay” are as far from healthy food as arctic ocean is from Pakistan, so preparation of an attractive yet healthy food is nothing less than climbing top of the K2 mountain, the effort is justified if you are a mother, you would know it. Pakistan loses as much as about 123,000 children deaths per year just due to malnutrition and improper food induced diseases. Malnutrition is one of the most alarming situation of our country and it is our duty to make nutritious and healthy food feasible for our children to prevent this endemic entering in to our houses because we all are equally vulnerable.
This blog is all about solving your this complicated problem in the simplest of manners, following are 10 healthy foods for kids in Pakistan that you can incorporate in to fancy dishes that your kids can simply not resist and are equally healthy:
An extremely rich source of calcium and milk proteins which makes the bones, teeth, hair, nails strong! Most of the times children do not like having plain milk and to elevate this problem incorporate different fruits in to the milk and make milkshakes or add a bit of chocolate powder with low carbs amount, adding honey is also one of the healthiest attempt as honey itself has amazing therapeutic and healthy effects on the body.
Eid-ul-Azha has just gone by and your refrigerators must be oozing out with all the home cut fresh meat so why not make some tasty kebabs out of it by adding the least amount of spices and additives? Children live having meat patties or kebabs in the form of burgers. Meat is again a very rich source of protein and hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the main blood making element of the body. Meat is one of the healthiest foods that you can choose for your children.
Yes a very boring vegetable to even look at but extremely good for the eye sight and we are sure you definitely want a perfect eye sight for your child. The best way to utilize carrots is get its juice out add in some oranges for a taste development and Voila! You have the most exotic and nutritious drink for your child. Start it right away, winters is the carrot season.
No meat is better than fish, literally no meat! The most rich and purest form source of proteins which supports the skin, nails, hair and all which is protein in the body. Every cell of the body is about 40% to 60% protein. Some fish nuggets or plain finger fish is an amazing way to attract your children to eat the fish.
No, potatoes does not make you fat if eaten in controlled way. Potatoes are amazing source of folates which produce folic acid involved in red blood cells formation and Vitamin A.
These little angels are a source of protein and other components that prevent development of any heart disease at an early age. A bean salad with a fresh orange juice is what your child would need for a healthiness mid-day snack.
As we all know almonds are proven to boost brain activity and enhance memory, so an almond milk or plain dry roasted almonds could be one pf the delicious munching for your kids.
- All that is green:
Green is particularly the color which most of the children hate on their meal plate but they are actually the source of compounds involved in boosting your child’s red blood cells growth and many body organs health maintenance. So salads, sauté veges are a perfect side dishes with the main course food.
There are 101 ways of making eggs look delicious and you should not ever skip them especially in your child’s breakfast. Its proteins are amazing for the reproductive organs maintenance and good hormonal balance of your child.
These are considered to be one complete meal. Dates have all the right amount of fiber, healthy carbs and energy that is instantly required by the body especially during early age. So keep that date milkshake going up, it’s healthy.
These are few of the very vast variety of healthy foods for kids in Pakistan that the kids would love eating if made in to exciting dishes and nevertheless, health comes before anything so make sure you secure your child’s present for a healthier and better tomorrow.