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Veggie rice quinoa baby food recipe ( khichdi recipe for kids)

Updated on March 12, 2014
No eating just posing!!!!
No eating just posing!!!! | Source

When I had decided to write this hub, I had an impressive way to start the hub but days passes by but and I couldn't even get the time to write the title and today as I write this hub, I am in a hurry to finish it before D finishes his nap.

Yes, motherhood is challenging. It tires you, makes you angry,frustrated and sometimes drives you insane. I never realized that I can shout at such a high pitch, clean poop without vomiting, cut sleep time and not by choice,wake up at odd hours to feed a baby or change or diaper or just to soothe a toddler or being bullied by a 16 month old who doesn't want to share you with his dad! but I can't complain cause the moment you see that cute little thing smiling at you, calling you mumma and running towards you- your tiredness, anger, stress just vanishes out in thin air. All you want that time to cuddle your sunshine and shower him with kisses till he gets irritated and scolds saying "mumma" in a stern voice and tries to hide ( opps!!!)

I admit I am stressed out most when I am feeding D. He is a fussy eater like me and takes long hours to finish just a bowl of food. He is a growing boy and needs his calorie intake along with proper nutrition. I don't want him to be skinny like me:( Recently I found out that kids need lots of vitamins, minerals etc while growing up ( being an internet addict has it's cons, I read too much and get worried too much). You need something for DHA, something for calcium, fiber, protein... the list is endless. Now our food looks junk as compared to D's food!

i started maintaing a chart of the nutrients that my son needed and decided to add those in his food ( yes, you can call me "the crazy mom" my entire family calls it) but at the end of the day I know whether he has eaten healthy food or not. The quantity is never an issue cause I know he wil eat less! D was in a no salt no sugar food regime till he turned out 1. Now he likes a little pepper in his food and I add a little salt. Sugar is still avoided though I give him honey and jaggery occasionally But can't control him during parties!!!! He manages to eat a spoon or two of the dessert!

However this particular recipe has been cooked 5 times till now ( yes I count!) and had been liked by D very much. It's healthy and yummy too( tasted it and liked it). These days he prefers to eat yogurt so I mix a little yogurt with it. I have also added a nutrition table for moms like me who want to know what vitamins etc our LO's are eating. Thank you for reading :) will post some more recipes soon.

Disclaimer - I have tried my level best to make the nutrition table accurate but accept no responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy of what follows.


The serving size is 1-2 but if your LO is as fussy eater as mine, the serving size may increase.

Ingredients

  • Rice 4 tbsp ( I used basmati rice)
  • quinoa 1- 1 1/2 tbsp
  • red lentil ( masoor daal) 1 tbsp
  • salt as owe taste
  • olive oil 1 tbsp ( you can use any oil)
  • coriander powder half tsp
  • cumin seeds a pinch ( you can substitute cumin seeds by cumin powder half tsp )
  • Asefoedita a pinch
  • Pepper powder (a pinch) avoid if your child can't bear it. D likes a little chili flavor in his food
  • 1/2 cup :-
    Sweet potato
    Kale
    Carrot
  • Water 2 cups

How to cook:-

  • Heat oil in pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds and let the seeds splutter.
  • Once the seeds start spluttering, add rice, quinoa and red lentil in the cooker.
  • Sauté them for one minute and then add the vegetables.
  • Add the spices also and mix well.
  • Again sauté them for a minute.
  • Add water.
  • Close the cooker lid.
  • Place the gas on medium heat and cook till 4 whistles.

You can serve it a little warm or you can also add a little yogurt with it. D loves it with yogurt! I am in love with Quinoa and trying to add in our food on a daily basis. You can use spinac. Or any other vegetable.




Nutrition information
Food item
Vitamin A
Sweet potato, Kale , Carrot
Vitamin B1
Kale, Sweet potato, Quinoa, Carrot , Lentil
Vitamin B2
Kale , Sweet potato, Quinoa, Carrot
Vitamin B3
Sweet potato, Kale, Quinoa, Carrot
Vitamin C
Kale, Sweet potato, Carrot
Iron
Kale, Quinoa, Lentil, Rice
Fiber
Kale, Sweet potato, Quinoa, Carrot, Lentil
Calcium
Kale, Quinoa
Manganese
Kale, Sweet potato, Quinoa, Carrot, Lentil, Rice
Omega 3
Kale, Quinoa
Vitamin E
Kale, Quinoa, Carrot
Vitamin K
Kale, Quinoa, Carrot
Copper
Kale, Sweet potato, Carrot, Lentil, Rice
Protien
Kale, Quinoa, Lentil, Rice
Potassium
Kale, Sweet potato, Carrot, Lentil, Rice
Magnesium
Kale, Sweet potato, Rice
Folate
Carrot, Lentil, Rice

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Glad you were able to write this. Thank you for the recipe. It is very nutritious and I m interested because I am caring for my grand baby. All the best to you and your baby.