My son is one year and two months now. Can i give him badam oil to improve his brain development. Will it help at this stage?
I think introducing badam oil is too early at this stage.You really don't know these oils which you find in super markets or medical stores.
You can alternatively grate walnuts and badam which is soaked overnight and give him mixed with honey. You don't need to soak walnuts. It is very good and can be mixed with cerelac/farex/nestum.
i agree with mickey..the oils u see at supermarkets are not necessarily pure oils..most of them are synthetic oils or a base oil+desired fragrance.
u can soak badam overnight and rub it with saffron+few drops of milk to make little paste (approx 1 tsp). u can give this to yr child everyday..some kids get lose motion while some get constipation with badam in this form. so u need to be careful.
another good method is to make powder of almonds+cashewnuts+walnuts and store it in an airtight container in fridge. u can add this powder in porridge/kheer/milk
be careful with the type of almond..bitter almond oil, if taken orally, can be very dangerous..its only sweet almond thats edible
take care :)
Any recipe on how to make badam milk for 2 year old? I had tried making it once , but it did not come out properly. ie the badam did not get ground properly and bits of badam were floating on the milk making my son cough up during drinking.
u can saute almonds in little ghee, till they get crisp.cool them and then grind them into fine powder. this should dissolve properly when u boil it in milk. u can strain the milk after boiling, to prevent any choking. :)
What is the procedure to grind them in a fine powder. I tried grinding 5 almonds in the little mixie jar, but it did not get ground to a fine powder.
For 4-5 pieces of roasted badam, mixie will not work. Try to pound them in a mini grinding stone, the one used for chutneys or for grinding idly batter in good old days. These days you also get them in heavy steel or Iron in kitchen stores. I use the same. I don't know what u call it in English or Hindi. In Telegu it is known as 'roll'.
Try this one and as Aanchal said , strain the milk if at all you find some small lumps of badam.
u can grind more and store it in an airtight container in fridge..i make it every monday and use it during the week..no problems as such..try it.
Aanchal - need your inputs. I am trying out your suggestion of grinding a week's supply for my little one. I am not too sure as to how much I should grind.
I recall for my pregnancy I just took the entire packet because we had to make laddoos but for the littlr one I am not too sure how much should I give him everyday and what quantity should I grind for a week.
I have been giving him soaked badaam and nuts but the quanity is more per his wishes than a regular recommended intake. For walnuts I had read we need at least 8 full walnuts to meet the days omega-3 supply. What would you recommend should I make sure his intake is.
hi roses..there is no fixed ratio that i follow..i just mix a handful of each for the week..off late i have started adding less of walnuts coz my son doesnt like the bitter taste of it..i think the quantity depends on how yr kid digests it. lot of dryfruits may reduce the appetite or cause change in motions. since my son can chew well now, i add finely shredded dryfruits to his bowl of kheer/sevai too. if u see him u wont believe that he takes dryfruits everyday coz he looks very thin(he is tall for his age, and had average weight, so looks too slim)
Thanks so much Aanchal! I've just finished making the first round of the weekly supply!
I am so looking froward to the day that my little one can start chewing some on his own. I am sure yoru little one is burning it off with all the running around....I have started to get mine used to walnuts by slipping small pieces to him while he is busy playing. The first time round he just spit them out ! I used to give him flaked badam (the cake baking ones) but that is so little of an intake. You will not believe it as a baby he would take in quite a lot of soaked and ground badam, but these days ...you know toddlerhood !
I'll take yoru suggestion... guess the best way would be to grind them and sneak them in his food.
Hi! I saw this receipe in http://www.vegetarian-cooking-recipes-tips.com.
Ingredients - Makes 1 cup Almond-Milk-Mix
You can use this almond powder mix to make hot as well as chilled badam milk. Strain the milk if you find some small lumps of badam or seive the almond powder before storing.
Sounds yum! I don't think there'll be any left by the time I am done with straining. It'll all be in my tummy !
Instead of weekly storage, you can make an instant powder with little quantity of dry fruits using mortar and pessle. I couldn't mention this in my above post dated 16th Apr'10. I mentioned it as roll .
Thanks Manju for the delicious recipe.
Hi Aanchal, good to know that son loves to have dry fruits in kheer. My daughter rejects it. I only give it her in a powder form. She is a very fussy eater.
@kiran..all kids are fussy when it comes to eating..my son has a sweet tooth..he can eat almost anything thats sweet..it shows his fussiness when i serve him roti, gravies, curries, salads..if it were upto him, he wouldnt eat anything except kheer, rasgulla, gulabjamun, pastries, fruits, curd, pizza, burger and french fries. (the only 2 healthy favorite being curd and fruits)
@roses: did u make the mixture? and how much of it went into your tummy?
@manju: thanks for sharing the website.
Hi Mickey- Thanks ! I will try that too ...but just now it is a wait and watch scenario..
On that and Aanchal's question: Aanchal - I made the powder by week's supply and mixed some in milk with a little thandai powder (rather than manju's recipe coz I know it would not last!)..guess what - he figured it was something good that was being sneaked into his milk (food) and he threw up all of it ! I had made sure it was very smooth powder (no piecec)... even then. He's like your sone - similar taste and teh only two favorite healthy food being fruits and curd.
I'll try it again tomorrow. Otherwise I will mix it in the form of a paste and give him a spoonful. That way I know it will go down with food.
And...Aanchal, if he is not ready then all that good stuff will actually be in my tummy!
hi anchal my 11month old daughter has an eczema problem and is lactose intolerant, due to which i cant use cows milk in food preparationns any good nutritious reciepes for her, her weight is oke but she looks very lean.
saishha, m very sorry to hear that. ask your daughter's doc if you can substitute cow's milk with soya milk.
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