All about Nutrition!

    All about Nutrition!

    Nutritious Recipes

    Share with us some healthy, fun and nutritious recipes, and get a chance to be featured in the ParentCircle magazine. ... more

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    • Aug 21 2018


    Team ParentCircle Aug 19 2020

    Quinoa is an ideal and nutritious food for babies and toddlers. Try these easy-to-prepare recipes suggested by nutritionist Priya Kathpal.

    Team ParentCircle May 8 2020

    This summer put your hot stove to rest and make some delicious cooking without fire recipes. From salads to milkshakes to bruschettas, these recipes so easy to make that your child can chip in too!

    Team ParentCircle Aug 19 2019

    Guests coming over and you are hassled about cooking many dishes? Want to surprise family with a quick but special dinner? Try some delicious and exotic one pot meals. Here are six unique recipes!

    Team ParentCircle Dec 13 2019

    @Team ParentCircle Love the idea of a one-pot meal. Reminds me of Turkish Cuisine. Also, with winters setting in, it is so exciting to cuddle up together and have a fun, family one pot meal.

    Roopa M Jul 27 2019

    Biryani is a very popular dish and almost everybody who has tasted it, loves it. People enjoy different types of mouthwatering Biryanis like Hyderabadi Biryani, Pakistani Biryani, Andhra style etc., and some customise a recipe and make it their own personalised recipe. Please share the name of your favourite and most preferred Biryani and share a recipe if possible.

    Roopa M Aug 16 2019

    @Roopa M Very insightful, Roopa! It would be wonderful if people from different parts of the country share their favourite Biryani preference!

    Rashmi Jul 18 2019

    Rashmi Jul 23 2019

    @Rashmi Wow Rashmi! This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

    Rashmi Jul 28 2019

    @Rashmi Thank you

    Komal Kriti Sharma Jul 26 2019

    Healthy Crunchy Sprouts Salad:

    Green Gram Moong - sprouted
    Tomatoes -finely chopped
    Onion -finely chopped
    Pudhina leaves
    Sweet corn kernels
    Carrot - finely chopped
    Chaat masala - 1 tsp
    Black Pepper powder - 1 tsp
    Salt - as required
    Lemon juice - 1 tsp

    Mix all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl and serve. This is filled with protein and all essential vitamins. A wonderful salad that is both healthy and yummy!

    Rashmi Jul 7 2019

    Can anyone suggest some healthy evening snack recipes to avoid munching on unhealthy junk snacks

    Rashmi Jul 11 2019

    Rashmi Jul 12 2019

    @Rashmi Thank you so much!

    Rashmi Jul 16 2019

    @Rashmi I have some really yummy yet healthy suggestions that you can try out:
    1. Roasted Makhana with pepper and salt
    2. Boiled peanut chaat with veggies
    3. Mix veggie salad with eggs/ chicken/ paneer
    4. Banana peanut butter smoothie
    5. Mixed nuts and seeds (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds)
    6. Channa chaat
    7. Murmure with veggies

    Rashmi Jul 18 2019

    @Rashmi Very helpful recipes thank u for sharing!!

    Pallavi Chaudry Apr 8 2019

    Hey mommies,

    Can anyone share some suggestions/ ideas for healthy and quick lunch box recipes that I can give my son for lunch? I want it to be tasty yet healthy!

    Pallavi Chaudry Apr 8 2019

    @Pallavi Chaudry Hi Pallavi. My son was a very fussy eater. Now he is 5 and I have tried experimenting with his lunch box menu. It seems to have worked.
    You can make colurful sandwiches like the Tiranga Sandwich with Carrot, Cheese, Coriander and mind Paste.
    You can make Vegetable Rolls with Chappattis and fresh vegetables and a stuffing of boiled potatoes.
    Making wholewheat pooris with Chana or Rajma is also very appetizing.
    Smiley stuffed parathas (eg. cabbage, radish, potato, daal) with eyes, nose and mouth made up of cucumber. carrot and Tomato.
    Hope this helps!

    Pallavi Chaudry Apr 15 2019

    @Pallavi Chaudry I plan my menu for the week the previous weekend and this really helps me be more quick while cooking. Some of the healthy lunch box menus that I follow are:

    1. Egg Sandwich - is filling and has sufficient protein and I usually include a lot of veggies inside.
    2. Millets poha - I replace flat rice with different millet grains and make poha from it. This is something my kid started liking after 2 - 3 times.
    3. Fruit and nuts smoothie - This is an accompaniment I give along with lunch. This is very filling and nutritious. I usually blend together a minimum of 3 fruits, a handful of different nuts and milk. I add little honey to it.
    4. Veg noodles - This is easy and can be done even with our commonly available instant noodles. I load it with plenty of veggies and even one packet of noodles can serve two people easily.

    Pallavi Chaudry Jun 3 2019

    @Pallavi Chaudry Wow ....An amazing pre planned menu. Hood to have shared it . Thanks

    Pallavi Chaudry Jun 3 2019

    @Pallavi Chaudry Such a variety of dishes in jiffy. It really helpful and all those items looks tasty too.

    Pallavi Chaudry Jun 21 2019

    @Pallavi Chaudry Thank you everyone!! :D Super helpful it was.

    Pallavi Chaudry Jul 13 2019

    @Pallavi Chaudry Hi, noodles and parathas have already been mentioned. Here are more ideas that might help you :
    *Dhoklas, rava idli, Ragi idli, oats idli and other types of idlis
    * Chinese fried rice with chopped veggies like cabbage, carrots, peas, (also can add eggs, roasted mushrooms, paneer) etc.,
    * aloo tikki, veg cutlet
    * Pasta with veggies and sauce of your choice
    * kulipanyaram/paddu
    *poha- modify the basic recipe by adding nuts, cooked sprouts etc.,
    *surprise him with Pooran poli/obbattu (if the filling and dough are ready, then it can be done in the mornings easily) along with the main dish
    *akki rotti/rice roti -Plain or with onions, coriander leaves, grated coconut etc.,

    Rani Lakshmi Jun 26 2019

    Any healthy breakfast options for patients with diabetes?

    Rani Lakshmi Jun 26 2019

    @Rani Lakshmi Sprouts, Ragi roti/ragi drink, oats recipes, bajra roti, buckwheat dosas, boiled egg and jowar recipes are few good choices.

    Rani Lakshmi Jun 27 2019

    @Rani Lakshmi Millets, oats or even low sugar fruits are great options. A porridge made of Ragi is not only filling but also very nutritious. A bowl of lightly sauted vegetables, sprinkled with salt and paper and served with a half or full-boiled egg is another appetising idea. Gram flour (Besan) Chilla with coriander leaves, capsicum, onions, tomato and green chilli can also be taken.

    Rani Lakshmi Jul 7 2019

    @Rani Lakshmi Homemade healthy ragi ceri, Jaggery-wheat ladoos, oats upma,multigrain dosa, rava idli/dosa, makkai roti ,millets, brown bread upma, vegetable and sugarless fruit juices like carrot,pudina, pomegranate etc can be choosen as healthy breakfast recipes for diabetic patients

    Pallavi Chaudry Jul 4 2019

    @Pallavi Chaudry Hi Pallavi! Thank you so much for sharing!! :) This is very nice....I shall try and post pictures of the recipes

    Simi Ramesh Jun 3 2019

    I would like to know more about salad recipes which are quick to make and tasty as well.I make an interesting salad during summer with raw mango which is s delicious one. Below I am sharing the recipe ...It goes well with any variety rice or as an accompaniment.
    Carrot grated
    Coconut grated
    Coriander leaves diced
    Raw mango grated
    Ginger( little) grated
    Sugar (little/optional)
    Pepper powder
    Method: Simply mix all grated items above and give it a nice toss. Its a tasty salad.

    Simi Ramesh Jun 3 2019

    @Simi Ramesh Hi Simi. This is so simple and healthy! Shall definitely try it out.

    Simi Ramesh Jun 3 2019

    @Simi Ramesh Nice and easy recipe ,will definitely try. Planning to add cucumber and pomegranate seeds too.

    Team ParentCircle Mar 21 2019

    Whats the festival of colours without some delicious and colourful treats? Try these unique and easy-to-make recipes at home this Holi, and have a memorable celebration

    Team ParentCircle Feb 19 2019

    Healthy and tasty do not go together, they say. Especially when it comes to oatmeal! Well, these exciting oats recipes by Chef Vanshika Puri, are delicious, nutritious and easy to make for your kids!

    Team ParentCircle Jan 14 2019

    The Harvest Season is here, call it by any name Lohri, Pongal, Sankranti, Bihu. etc. And festivals are synonymous with great food and traditional cuisines. Here is Chef Harish's delightfully inventive take on traditional dishes to tempt you this harvest season! And, we are your sure your family will love it. Click here to 6 Delicious Recipes

    Team ParentCircle Jan 14 2019

    @Team ParentCircle India is rich in festive cuisine and no celebration is complete without a lavish spread. Here is Chef Harish's delightfully inventive take on traditional dishes to tempt you this harvest season!

    Team ParentCircle Nov 20 2018

    Is your child addicted to cakes, cookies, puffs and doughnuts made of refined flour or maida? Want to encourage your child to eat atta or wholewheat foods? Here are some amazing wholewheat recipes to lure your child, we are sure he/she will love it. Click here

    Team ParentCircle Nov 20 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Want to lure your kids away from cakes and doughnuts made with refined flour? Try these delicious wholegrain recipes that give a twist to traditional ingredients and will appeal to the whole family.

    Team ParentCircle Nov 16 2018

    THE NUTRITION TIP OF THE DAY ABOUT - Easy steps to retain the nutrition in tomatoes.
    Tomatoes contain lycopene that prevent heart disease. If you think that eating it raw or steamed is the best way to get its full benefit, youre mistaken.
    SO WHAT IS RIGHT? To get the maximum benefit out of the lycopene in tomatoes, chop them up and add them to your curries or rasam. Youll love the tangy flavour and make the most of its nutrient content as well.

    Team ParentCircle Nov 6 2018

    Planning a Diwali Party, but not in a mood to spend hours in the kitchen? Here are some quick 10 minute Diwali recipes to treat your guests, click here

    Team ParentCircle Nov 6 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Inviting friends over for a Diwali get-together? And you are clueless about what to offer your guests? We present some lip-smacking festival snack ideas that you can whip up in 10 minutes.

    ANUSHA Aug 27 2018

    ANUSHA Aug 28 2018

    @ANUSHA Dear Anusha, thanks a ton for sharing this great recipe. We are sure many of us will try it soon and the little ones will love it. So bright, colourful and healthy - all in one!

    ANUSHA Nov 2 2018

    @ANUSHA It's very nice and healthy recipe. I will try this

    Team ParentCircle Nov 2 2018

    Are you wondering what special but healthy, to feed your toddler this Diwali? You probably do not want to feed him/her food ordered from a restaurant and thus, want to try something different, tasty and nutritious. Share some ideas that you have, and here are some from our side. Click here

    Team ParentCircle Nov 2 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Are you looking forward to celebrating Diwali with your toddler? Go ahead and delight your little one with nutritious sweets and snacks that will help make the occasion a memorable one.

    Team ParentCircle Oct 25 2018

    If you or your loved ones are diabetic and are already feeling sad that you will miss out on all the tasty snacks and sweets this Diwali, then don't worry! Here are some great sugar-free recipe suggestions for you. Click here

    Team ParentCircle Oct 25 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Are you craving for tasty delicacies but want to avoid sugar and oil? Heres the good news. Not all healthy food needs to be devoid of flavour. Our nutritious recipes will have you asking for more

    Team ParentCircle Oct 26 2018

    @Team ParentCircle advice for physical activity before & after taking sweets to reduce the glucose level

    Team ParentCircle Nov 2 2018

    @Team ParentCircle You can take a brisk walk for half an hour after eating sweets. Moreover, you can take regular walks to ensure that your blood sugar levels are maintained.

    Team ParentCircle Oct 19 2018

    While Navratri is a time of fasting, it is also an occasion for special festival delicacies. These refreshing recipes are a departure from the usual and will add a dazzle to your celebrations

    Team ParentCircle Oct 8 2018

    Planning for a great Diwali with amazing food to enjoy? Why order from outside, when you can make some amazing and delicious Diwali snacks for your loved ones. Take a look at some of these awesome recipes, click here

    Team ParentCircle Sep 24 2018

    In our busy, hectic lives we tend to opt for easy-to-make, quick foods for our families. Moreover, most of us have become overtly dependent on adulterated and junk food. Amidst all of this we are gradually forgetting our traditional recipes, which we feel are tedious and time-consuming to make. But, you'll be surprised to know that there are so many traditional recipes that are super healthy and very easy to make, minus all the preservatives and additives. Here are the recipes of some amazing traditional snacks that you an enjoy with your family

    Team ParentCircle Sep 24 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Do your children come home ravenous wanting ready-made snacks or fast food? Why not make them traditional snacks that are wholesome and taste wonderful! Find out how with these easy alternatives.


    @SUNEETHA UDAYAKUMAR What an amazing recipe! It is so mouth-watering as well as loaded with nutrients. Cheers to your creativity and innovation!!


    @SUNEETHA UDAYAKUMAR this is amazing

    SWATHIKA K G Aug 30 2018

    SWATHIKA K G Aug 30 2018

    @SWATHIKA K G Wow! This looks amazing! And it's healthy too. Thanks for sharing.

    SWATHIKA K G Aug 30 2018

    @SWATHIKA K G Wow! This is so beautiful. Super-healthy and at the same time so attractive! Thanks a lot for sharing the entry.

    Team ParentCircle Aug 28 2018

    Try out these amazing and super delicious Smoothie Recipes for your little one. We are sure he/she will absolutely love it and ask for more!

    Team ParentCircle Aug 28 2018

    @Team ParentCircle A glass of milk every day can boost energy and provide important nutrients to your little tyke. Try some of these amazing smoothies and serve up goodness at home

    Team ParentCircle Aug 27 2018

    Some every nutritious, innovative and easy to make and super-tasty after school snack recipes for your child. Try them soon and tell us how it turned out. Also share more such amazing recipes for all of us to try!
    Click link to check the recipes

    Team ParentCircle Aug 27 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Wondering what to feed your child when he is back from school hungry? We bring you recipes of some delicious snacks that will keep him feeling full and meet his nutritional demands as well.