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How to make your Kid eat vegetables – How to treat constipation in babies

Updated on November 28, 2012

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How I solved my Kid's constipation, indigestion and coli

My child suffered from constipation and consequently loss of appetite. He had great trouble passing motion. Giving more water did not help my child. Luckily I found a method (a recipe) that treated constipation in my baby. I learned this trick through the understanding that it is impossible to avoid toddler constipation without making him eat vegetables. Making child eat this vegetable dish would make him pass motion freely.

Make this vegetable dish and keep in fridge. You can take a little amount daily and give to child. You do not need to prepare this daily. This curry once prepared can be used for 5 days. Just keep in refrigerator. This is a nutritious mix of vegetables in the way babies like it. This particular food would cure gas problem, colic, stomach pain and constipation in babies.

Foods that would help babies and infants pass motion

Ingredients

Cabbage – 2 cup (shredded)

Carrot – 2 cup (shredded)

Beans – 2 cup (shredded)

Beetroot – ½ cup (shredded)

Cauli flower – 2 cup

Spinach (palak or other spinach)(optional) – ½ cup

Capsicum – ¼ cup

Potato – ½ cup

Drumstick – 4

Onion – slices – ½ cup

Coriander leaves – 1 cup

Pudina – ¼ cup

Ginger – 1 small piece

Pumpkin – 1 cup (pieces)

Butternut squash – ½ cup

Sweet potato – 1 cup

Asafetida – ¼ teaspoon (powder)

Tomato – few slices

Corn – 1 cup

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon

How to cook vegetable mix for babies

Cook corn separately and keep. Cook corn putting little sugar and little salt. Grind the cooked corn and keep. Put all these vegetables together in a pressure cooker. Let the vegetables get cooked till it becomes soft. After it is cooked, take the pulp from the drumstick and throw away the stick. Now add the corn paste to it. Cook again for few minutes. To the mixture, just add few drops of coconut oil. Add the asafetida powder and cook for some time. Finally add lemon juice. This is optional. Vegetable mix is ready. Keep in fridge. Before you are going to serve it to your child, take a bowl of this vegetable mix. Put a pan in stove, add 1 teaspoon butter and add few slices of tomato (thinly sliced). When the tomato slices get cooked add the vegetable mix. Do not do this for the entire vegetable mix. Only do this for the little amount you are going to serve at present. Adding tomatoes and heating the vegetable mix gives it a new flavor and odor. Your child will like it.

Why give this vegetable mix to child?

This mix of vegetables is very nutritious for baby. If baby is given few tablespoonful of this vegetable mix, he will be freed from colic, indigestion, stomach pain and constipation. Also you don’t need to daily prepare this dish. The garlic and ginger aids digestion. Garlic and asafetida would bring out gas from baby stomach. Coriander leaves are good for baby eyes. Sweet potato, tomato and butternut squash are highly nutritious foods for infants and toddlers.

How to make child eat this vegetable mix

Since my child likes vegetables I had no trouble giving him this vegetable mix. I do give him this mix with chappathi (roti), rice, idli, dosa, appam (South Indian foods) and bread. The day I started giving him, this mix, constipation and indigestion disappeared. If your child doesn’t like the taste of vegetables do one thing. Before you serve add an egg (beaten). I will tell you how to do it. After pouring butter to pan, put beaten egg instead of tomato. Cook for 1 minute and add the vegetable mix to it. Now mix well and let the egg and vegetables together get cooked for 2 minutes. Your kids will like this recipe. Likewise take a bowl full of vegetable mix daily from the refrigerator.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      It is undoubtedly a helpful hub for the mothers. Good one! Sharing and pinning.

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 4 years ago from KOLKATA

      When the kids these days are lured by tasty crispy foods available in the market and fall prey to various ailments of the liver it is refreshing to find dhannyya coming up with a home made vegetables based solution to the problem. Useful hub and thanks.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I make my toddler eat vegetables. Told him that the doctor said so, otherwise he has to eat medicine. Works for me.

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      thanks shampa..extra thanks for sharing

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      thanks Arun kanti

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      thank you peachpurple

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      Wow.. this is pretty neat! I need to figure out how to hide this mix in foods so that my 4 year old son will eat it without knowing. He absolutely will NOT eat vegetables no matter what I do... and he has always had trouble with constipation so I know this will be helpful for him. I am definitely bookmarking this hub. Very useful!!

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      thanks Jamie Brock

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Very very useful for parents everywhere. When I was a kid, I would place my vegetables under the rim of my plate. Of course I could only get away with this once!

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      shiningirisheyes, thanks for your comment...hope you like vegetables now..com to India once..u will see varieties of vegetables

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      misbah 4 years ago

      this one's awesome......thanx dhanya

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      Abhiush 4 years ago

      how long we can sore this soup in freeze ? Thanks

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      shafeeka 4 years ago

      Dear author

      I have been the silent reader of your page since 2 months.your writing iss very apt and when I read your articles it was like what I wanted to ask!

      please post some more healthy recipes for babies.

      thanking you

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      Susmitha bogadi 3 years ago

      Thanks dhannya it is very useful for my baby and healthy receipe are awesome please share some more receipes

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