Question: hi my boy baby 18 months old and he is 9 kg weight please provide me some weight gaining recipes
Answer: Incorporating few or all of the suggestions below would not only give your child delicious, varied meals but ensure proper weight gain, healthy growth and development.
1. Dairy Butter:
No, butter isn’t always bad, especially if you buy reputed brands. It is probably the richest source of fat, which makes it a good one for kids who’re thin. Just make sure you stick to this one in moderation and avoid going overboard, adding heaps of butter to everything that your kid eats.
2. Nut Butters:
Here’s another reason to get that jar of peanut butter and whip up quick sandwiches for your kid’s lunch box. Nut butters like peanut butter and almond butter are a rich source of unsaturated fats and proteins, that could be great when it comes to weight gain for kids.
3. Milk & Cream:
Milk is a good natural source of protein and carbohydrates, not to mention other important nutrients as well. Make sure your kid has at least 2 glasses of milk a day, in different forms such as milkshakes, cereals or smoothies. Add fresh cream, made from whole milk, to your kid’s cereal or fruit salad.
Eggs are a great source of protein, and around 100g of eggs contain 13g of protein. There are tons of ways you can introduce eggs into your kid’s everyday meals. Eggs are also packed with vitamin A and vitamin B12, which are essential for the normal growth and development of a child. An egg a day will actually eliminate the need for supplementary vitamins.
Apart from proving to be a good natural source of energy, a single banana is packed with 105 calories. They also provide essential carbohydrates that help your kid put on some ‘healthy fat.’ What’s best is the fact that bananas are very versatile, you can mix it in milkshakes or puddings along with dark chocolate and cream. Your kid won’t have a tough time eating it.
Avocados are another great pick for underweight children, since they are rich in fats and calories- both of which are needed for a growing child. They are also rich in nutrients, which makes them an obvious healthier choice over other fatty foods. Use ripe avocado pulp as spreads or dips.
Protein is important when it comes to building muscle, and that’s why chicken is a great option for underweight toddlers and kids! Easily available and more affordable than other types of meat, chicken is so versatile and delicious that you can add it in rice, soups, stews and what not. Look up some recipes online and whip up quick chicken-based snacks for your kid.
If you’re attempting to gain weight, your diet must contain at least 40% carbohydrates, and what could be a better source of this nutrient than potatoes. Potatoes contain amino acids like arginine and glutamine, which makes them a healthy weight gaining foods for babies and toddlers. Make sure you add more of these to your kid’s everyday meals.
9. Lean Red Meat:
Lean red meats like lamb or beef steak are a great natural source of iron and fat, both of which your kid requires for his proper growth and development. If you haven’t been trying out these for your kid’s foods, now’s the time to do it. Stick to fresh cuts and steer clear from processed and cured meats, which may harbor harmful food
10. Tropical Fruits:
Fruits and veggies should make up for a good portion of your kid’s diet. Add a generous dollop of butter to steamed veggies, to make them yummy. Papayas, mangoes, pineapple and others are rich in natural sugars that give the body energy and helps promote healthy weight gain. Whip up a fruit salad or a glass of fresh fruit juice for your toddler.
Remember, just eating alone will not get a child to gain weight. If your child appears sickly or malnourished, then it is best to consult a doctor who will be able to give a more personalized diet plan.
Question: My baby is only 6.8 kg and not gaining weight from last 2 months.he is 9 months 11 days old
Answer: Dear u can try home made cerelac and homemade mixture for milk which will surely help in weight gain. Sharing the recipes with u.
How to make cerelac at home
1. 1.5 cup White/Brown Rice
2. 1 cup Black Urad Dal
3. 1 cup Green Gram
4. 1 cup Roasted Gram
5. 1 cup Moong Dal
6. 1 cup Masoor dal
7. 1 cup Wheat Dalia
8. 1/2 cup Sago
9. 1/2 cup Horse gram
10.1/2 cup Corn
11.1/2 cup Almonds
12.1/2 cup Cashew
13.10 pods Elachi
Other ingredient options
Ragi – I didn’t add ragi because I use sprouted Ragi separately to makeRagi Powder & Ragi porridge.
Ajwain and Cumin instead of Elachi
You can also employ the same method for larger quantities. The ingredients can also be sprouted, dried, roasted and powdered. The sprouted version is very healthy and nutritious but is a time-consuming process. You need at least 2 days to complete the process.
Soak all the ingredients in water for 10 minutes, rinse and dry them.
1. Dry roast all the ingredients as follows
Roast till they become little like puffed rice.
Roast them golden brown.
Roast them till they are little dry and crispy.
d) Wheat Daliya
Roast them golden brown
e) Horse gram
Roast them till dry and crispy.
f) Roasted Gram
Roast them till crispy.
g) Green Gram
Roast them till the color changes form green to mild brown
Roast them golden brown or till they crackle.
i) Almonds &Elachi
Roast till they leave aroma.
Roast till golden brown
2. Let them cool for few minutes.
3. The roasted ingredients can either be powdered by blender or mixer grinder or in power mill.
4. Sift the ground flour to make it more finer.
5. The sifted flour can be stored in an airtight container for at least 4 to 6 months.
Once your child starts to drink milk with this dry fruit powder you will be satisfied that you have put in the efforts to make this at the first place.
Almonds – 1 cup
Cashew – 1 cup
Pista – 1 cup
Peanut – 1/2 cup
Dry ginger – 2 to 3 inch
How To Prepare Dry Fruit Powder Mix at Home?
Dry roast nuts one by one till it attains a crunchy texture
Crush dry ginger and heat it for a few seconds.
Let the dry fruits and dry ginger cool a bit
Powder it in a mill/mixie. It will not be a very fine powder but a slightly coarse one.
Store the powder mix in an airtight container once it is completely cool.
Things to take care
The powder will be coarse in nature. Don’t over grind the nuts as it will start separating oils and the mixture will become oily and too much sticky.
Use the pulse mode to powder if you are using a mixie. Powder the nuts mixture in intervals and not at a single stretch.
You can also add cardamom to this mix. It gives a good aroma.
Dry fruits like walnut, hazelnuts etc. can also be added.
A pinch of saffron can enhance the flavor and color and this can also be used if you want.
Peel peanut skin and remove pistachio from shell before making
You don’t have to soak and peel almonds. You can powder it as it is after dry roasting.
You can use dry ginger powder instead of the dry ginger piece.
This powder mix can be given to babies above 10 months. Make sure that your baby is not allergic to nuts and each of the ingredients used to make this powder mix is introduced separately to the baby.
Always follow the 3 days golden rule when you introduce anything new.
How to make dry fruit powder milk?
Dilute 1:1 ratio of milk and water.
Take 1 to 2 teaspoons of dry fruit powder mix and add it to milk without any lumps.
Turn on the stove and let the milk boil.
You can add jaggery powder or sugar to this dry fruit powder drink if required.
Question: My baby is 9 months old ND his weight is 7 kgs. He is not gaining properly. What to do?
Answer: Hi, dear a healthy weight of 9 months baby should be anywhere between 7 to 10 and your baby's weight gain is absolutely normal there is nothing to worry about it at all.