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Dry Fruits help improving Immunity in babies and kids and also help them in healthy weight gain. Dry Fruits like pistachio, almonds, cashewnuts have many medicinal benefits and hence traditionally used in many homemade foods regularly. Indian foods have this versatility of easily including medicinal ingredients and improving its nutritional value. Babies cannot eat or chew dry fruits well and to make it easy for them Dry Fruits Powder is the best way.

DRY FRUITS POWDER for Babies, Toddlers and Kids – Weight gaining baby food
DRY FRUITS POWDER for Babies, Toddlers and Kids

Anytime any day while travelling or at home you feel your baby’s daily nutrition isn’t met, add a spoonful of dry fruits powder to their favorite food and you are done with your worry for sure. Trust me its that super-nutritious. We can also add a spoonful of this to our kids fruit milk shakes, porridges and for any health mix.

Benefits of Dry Fruits Powder:

  • Prevents Anemia
  • Gives Energy
  • Provides Relief from Constipation
  • Contain Probiotics
  • Good for Bone and Eye Health
  • High in calcium and Vitamin A, keeping bones strong and ensure healthy vision
  • Contain Omega 3 Fatty Acid
  • Dry fruits contain essential nutrients helping in babies and toddlers brain development.

Hope this helps you all start adding dry fruits to your babies diet.

Dry Fruits Powder for babies :

  • Start after 8 months
  • This is not a porridge by itself and hence start adding little and increase later to maximum 2 tsp a day till an year.
  • Add to porridges, idli-dosa, pancakes, soups, rotis, dessert, parathas

Dry Fruits Powder for toddlers and kids :

  • Can be added to milk, milkshakes, smoothies.
  • Can be made into laddus
  • Can be added to healthy bakes
  • Can be added to porridge, idli-dosa, pancakes, soups, rotis, dessert

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DRY FRUITS POWDER for Babies, Toddlers and Kids – Weight gaining baby food

DRY FRUITS POWDER for Babies, Toddlers and Kids - Weight Gaining Baby Food

Dry Fruits Powder for milk is the best option for the babies and toddlers. We can add a spoonful of them to our babies fruit milk shakes, porridges, and for cooked sathumavu

Author:Kavitha Prashanth
Recipe Type: Healthy powder, dry fruits powder, healthy mix
Cuisine:Indian

Ingredients

  1. Pistachio - ¼ cup
  2. Almonds – ¼ cup
  3. Cashew nuts – ¼ cup
  4. Turmeric - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  5. Nutmeg - 1/2 grated (optional)
  6. Saffron strands - 5-8 (optional)

Method

  1. Pistachio, almonds and cashew nuts are taken in a bowl with 1/4 cup each.
  2. Nutmeg and turmeric are kept accessible for the use later in the preparation.
  3. Pistachio, almonds and cashew nuts are fried individually on a medium flame. Fry them till the color changes to roasted shade. Saffron strands are also dry fried
  4. Transfer them to a plate to cool them well.
  5. After it’s completely cooled, transfer them to a zip lock cover and vacuum it.
  6. Once this is ready, we can gently use a mortar, stone or rolling pin to crush the dry fruits content.
  7. The crushed mixture is transferred to the mixer.
  8. Now ½ tsp of turmeric and half grated nutmeg is added.
  9. Now the mixer contents are added the mixer and ensured small turns, while grinding.
  10. The powder is made sure its grounded well.
  11. The dry fruits powder is ready to use once cooled.

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DRY FRUITS POWDER for Babies, Toddlers and Kids – Weight gaining baby food

DRY FRUITS POWDER for Babies, Toddlers and Kids

Ingredients to make Dry Fruits Powder : 

  1. Pistachio – ¼ cup
  2. Almonds – ¼ cup
  3. Cashew nuts – ¼ cup
  4. Turmeric – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  5. Nutmeg – 1/2 grated (optional)
  6. Saffron strands – 5-8 (optional)

Method of making Dry Fruits Powder :

  1. Pistachio, almonds and cashew nuts are taken in a bowl with 1/4 cup each.
  2. Nutmeg and turmeric are kept accessible for the use later in the preparation.
  3. Pistachio, almonds and cashew nuts are fried individually on a medium flame. Fry them till the color changes to roasted shade. Saffron strands are also dry fried
  4. Transfer them to a plate to cool them well.
  5. After it’s completely cooled, transfer them to a zip lock cover and vacuum it.
  6. Once this is ready, we can gently use a mortar, stone or rolling pin to crush the dry fruits content.
  7. The crushed mixture is transferred to the mixer.
  8. Now ½ tsp of turmeric and half grated nutmeg is added.
  9. Now the mixer contents can be added the mixer and ensure small turns only, while grinding.
  10. The powder is made sure its grounded well.
  11. The dry fruits powder is ready to use once cooled.

Health Benefits of each Dry Fruit used :

Cashew Nut (Kaaju)

  • Help keeping the energetic level high and maintain good weight gain for toddlers.

Pistachios (Pista)

  • Eye Health – Contains wide variety of nutrients called carotenoids that are beneficial to eye health.
  • Digestion – Contains fiber and helps keep the digestive system operating normally and prevents constipation.
  • Protein – Excellent source of vegetable protein. Pistachios eaten with grains, vegetables, and fruits, can help you add complete protein to your diet.
  • Fiber – Contains higher amount of fiber, helps digestion and prevents constipation.

Almonds (Badaam)

  • Helps in generating new blood cells, hemoglobin and help in functioning of vital organs of the body. Improves the memory power and provides good eye sight.

Nutmeg

  • Adds flavor to the food and has medicinal properties and acts as remedy for few ailments. Helps in digestion, induces good sleep, relives stomach ache and excess gas in intestines. Helps in babies weight gain, growth and appetite.

Turmeric

  • Improves digestion, bowel movement, its anti-bacterial properties helps in protects from viral and bacterial growth.

Saffron

  • Protects eyes, helps in digestion, adds aroma and color, strengthens bones, and treats cold and many other medicinal properties.

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Note –

  • Crushing the mixture prior in the zip lock pouch helps in grinding the dry fruits to a powder when added to mixer.
  • Make sure the ingredients are completely dry before blending them in the mixer
  • Please do not blend very finely and continuously, to avoid the nuts from leaving the oil and to maintain the powder consistency
  • Store in dry air tight containers and refrigerate them for using it for a month’s time.

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