5 Warm Food For Toddlers This Winters
So it is December now and the month when winter are usually at its peak. Though it is not that chilly this year but it is cool enough for a Kid to catch cold and fall ill. The cold weather can wreak havoc with your child’s immune system and make them easily prone to diseases.
Of course proper warm clothes can keep your child warm, but that’s all superficial and kids as you know are always playful and do not like clothes piled on them. To give a boost to their immune system and keep them strong from within a proper diet in essential.
I so love bajre ki roti with garlic chutney in winters, Bajra Soup and yes this also keep me warm. Similarly there are many foods that will help keep your toddler stays warm in winters.
A winter specific diet is a great way to make your kid stand strong against the cool weather. Today I shall talk about five warm foods that are a must in your toddlers’ diet these winters to keep them warm from within and give a boost to their immune system.
Include citrus fruits like limes, lemons, oranges & grapefruits in your toddlers diet. Citrus fruits are loaded with Vitamin C and are also rich sources of Flavonoids., these are well known for their flu fighting capabilities. Make them a part of your toddler’s noon time snack or fill them in your toddler’s lunch box, your toddler will love such a non messy lunch at the play school.
You also pop in some kiwis.
Vegetables are always a must no matter what the season is and in winters these are a must. Try and include more of veggies in your toddler’s diet. Do not overcook veggies, and cook them only till the time they are tender. You can drizzle cheese sauce over veggies to satiate the taste buds of your kid.
Nuts make for an ideal snack during winters. The protein and fat content is what that makes them a good winter food. You can include many nuts and dry fruits in your toddler’s diet. If your toddler is too young to chew on nuts you can grind them to powder and mix them in their milk.
Soups are a great way to give kids a winter health boost; you can choose a mix vegetable soup or a simple tomato soup. Soups are full of Flu-fighting antioxidants such as beta-carotene (found in carrots) and lycopene (in tomatoes and red capsicum) actually increase with cooking. If your toddler is not happy with eating veggies then soup are your cheats.
Crunchy croutons in soup keep toddlers happy; so do not miss out croutons when preparing soup.
Include beans in your toddler’s diet. You can boil them till tender and make them just the way you want it to. Some slightly mashed beans will too make a great option for your toddler if chewing is a problem.
These were some really must have foods for your toddler for winters. Serve them to your toddler and make your toddler strong to fight against diseases and flu these winters.
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