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Hello Parents!With the monsoons upon us, I thought I would share a simple and yet nutritious soup recipe for kids. This soup is a wholesome by itself and has all properties of a full meal. So sometimes when your child fusses about eating his food, you can make this soup for him/her and I hope they like it.
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
2 cups chopped carrots1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped potatoes1/2 cup chopped potatoes1/2 cup chopped potatoes
For the topping
1/4 cup onions1/4 cup spinach1/4 cup low fat milk1 tsp butter
Method (For the Stock)
- Combine all the ingredients, add 5 cups of water and pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles
- When cooked, allow to cool, blend and keep aside.
- Heat the butter and sauté the onions for 1 minute.
- Add the spinach and sauté again for a little while.
- Add the stock and boil for a few minutes.
- Warm the milk and add it to the soup.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Serve hot.
- Moderation is the key: Eat in moderation and let your stomach relax.
- Drink lots of warm beverages. They help in keeping the protective layer on the inside of your throat active and intact.
- Stick to freshly cooked foods. Bacteria get more time to multiply in stale food.
- Wash fruits and vegetable thoroughly and eat only freshly cut fruits and vegetables. Try to avoid raw vegetables in these days.
- Avoid eating street foods like chaats, fried items and pakoras.
- Avoid green leafy vegetables during this season as they have insect infestation in humid conditions.
- Consume vegetables like snake gourd, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, yam, beans. They help to naturally flush out disease causing bacteria.
- Avoid Instant and canned foods, they offer little or zero nutrition.
- Use Moong Dal, Garlic, pepper, ginger,Asfoedita(hing), cumin powder, turmeric, and corianderwhich enhance digestion.
- Drink boiled and filtered water
- Foods like Neem, Bitter gourd (Karela), Tulsi, Jamun, corn and warm milk are good for health
- Eat balanced diet. And include lots of lemon in your diet. Vitamin C helps fight common cold and flu effectively.
- Water: take only boiled water.
- Detoxification: take warm water with honey
- Cough: consume warm water with 1 pinch of black pepper and rock salt helps to get rid of cough due to weather conditions.
- Viral: warm milk with 1 pinch of ginger powder , black pepper and turmeric is good in viral.
- Cold: tulsi leaves , honey and ginger powder mixed together prevents cold.
- Immunity: consume foods rich in vitamin C like orange , sweet lime , amla ( gooseberries)