Every parent out there wants their kids to be healthy and chubby and when that’s not the case, it creates tension at the mind of them. One thing you have to here understand is that if your kid is eating fine and digesting the same well, then you totally need not worry. But even then if you feel that your kid id little under-weight that the other kids of the similar age group, or has less immunity, falls sick too often, then let me give you some advice about some foods that you feed your child to make him grow healthy and strong.
The very first thing is Milk. Every kid should be given breast milk or formula milk at least till one year of their age. After one year you can start giving cow’s milk as well. But if your kid is one who hates milk and it’s a big task for you to make him drink milk, you can make smoothie or shake (mango, banana etc) or lassi. You can even mix chocolate powder with milk to make it flavoured and then feed the same to your kid.
Next is full cream curd. People in metro or big cities must have observed that the curd you get in packaged form isn’t that thick as the same in small towns which you get n sweet shops. I would thereby suggest you to make curd at home, with full cream milk (eg: Amul Gold)
Thirdly, include ghee/butter in your baby’s diet. Both are equally good for baby’s health. You can add the ghee/butter in daal or paratha.
Fourth thing is halwa/soup. Provide veggie or tomato soup. You can also make halwa and also do add some ghee in the halwa to make it tastier and healthier too!
Banana, this is the fifth very important and beneficial thing to be included in your baby’s diet to help him grow strong and healthy. You can make banana shake, or banana pan cake as well.
Sixth thing is daal. All the varieties of daal are rich in protein and are thus extremely good in adding energy to your kid.
Seventh important thing is green and leafy vegetable. It’s very very important to include green vegetables in your baby’s diet, at least once in a day.
Next important thing is egg and potatoes. Potatoes are rich in carbohydrate and eggs are rich in protein. Both are equally good for baby’s healthy growth.
Ninth important food is paneer. Paneer is one of the most common items in our Indian cuisine. You can grate and add paneer to chila or dhosa or sandwich or can make paneer paratha etc. I at times even grate panner on top of pasta. LOL!
Tenth most important thing is nuts. Dry fruits are extremely healthy; you can soak it overnight and then provide the same to your baby in the morning.
Ragi is the eleventh item in the list which you should include in your baby’s diet, preferably in the winters.
So ya, these are all that should be included in your kid’s diet to make him/her grow healthy and strong!
You can also watch this in Hindi video.