Wellness - Hygiene | 3-18 yrs

10 Delicious Recipes Using Healthy Vegetables

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Are you well-informed about the importance of nutrition for the human body? For nutrition can affect your growth in a positive or a negative manner.

Most vegetables are known to be powerhouses of nutrients. Usually, most children hate vegetables, but you can try making it interesting by trying out different recipes. For instance, corn is rich in vitamin B-complex. You can make your child eat corn by making corn soup or corn pulao.

Does your child dislike carrots? Don't worry and instead, try out some delicious carrot recipes like carrot juice, carrot cake or even carrot soup which are guaranteed to be a hit with your child.

With National Nutrition Week all set to arrive, we look at how you can convert the ’10 most-important vegetables’ for your child’s growth from being boring to exciting in this ClipBook.

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Tomato

This ‘love apple’ is a rich source of carotenoids that get converted to Vitamin A in the body, which is crucial for healthy eyes. Tomatoes are also rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, and are known to strengthen immunity and reduce the risk of lea...

Corn

This vegetable is rich in vitamin B-complex. Including corn in your child’s diet will improve his metabolism and aid in the functioning of nerves that control his voluntary muscles. Zeaxanthin in corn is known to protect the eyes. Corn is also a...

Spinach

Even though spinach is not a powerhouse of iron, it is rich in nutrients such as beta-carotene, B complex vitamins, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Regular inclusion of spinach in your child’s diet will help reduce intestinal and parasitic worms...

Onion

The ‘tear-jerker’ not only adds flavour to food but also improves digestion and strengthens immunity in children. Regular consumption of onion reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease as children grow older. Onion also has anti-inflammatory pr...

Carrot

Red or orange carrots are a powerhouse of nutrients like beta-carotene, vitamin C, selenium and potassium. Carrots also promote secretion of digestive enzymes thereby preventing acidity in children. What’s more! Carrots also help eliminate intest...

Red Cabbage

This variant of cabbage is loaded with health benefits, especially for children. Red cabbage is known to strengthen bones, boost immunity and reduce inflammation. Known for its anti-cancer and anti-obesity properties, this vegetable also aids in d...

Cucumber

With 96% moisture content, cucumber is one of the best vegetables to keep your child hydrated. Cucumber is also a rich source of fibre and minerals, and helps maintain water balance and blood pressure. It is also great for the skin. Make it delic...

Bottle Gourd

Although the most difficult vegetable to feed a child, bottle gourd is also one of the healthiest inclusions in your child’s diet. It improves digestion, combats constipation by promoting healthy bowel movement and helps maintain blood pressure. ...

Peas

Green peas are a good source of potassium, vitamin C, magnesium and vitamin K, and are essential for healthy bones. They are also a major source of protein and antioxidants. Make it delicious: Add peas to your child’s favourite breakfast items su...

Potatoes

Last but not the least, the all-time favourite vegetable for most of us. Wondering why is it in this list despite its ‘bad’ reputation? Potatoes are easy to digest and have high satiety value. They keep your child’s stomach full for a long time. P...

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