We are experiencing some serious rainy weather right now, and it remains dark, damp and gloomy for the better part of the day. Given the current situation, the last thing that we would want is for our little ones to feel under the weather … because of the weather. So here are some great foods that you can include in their diet to make sure that they stay fit and healthy.
A hot bowl of vegetable soup is ideal for providing essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber to your child. It can help fight colds, coughs, and flu, and can be soothing as well. Make sure to include as many colorful and seasonal veggies as possible. An alternative can be a bowl of chicken soup for children who are non-vegetarian. It can ensure adequate protein intake and help enhance your child’s growth pattern and immune response. Other hot beverages such as almond milk or warm lemonade or even stews and shorbas (Indian version of soup) are ideal for the rainy season.
Use more garlic in any food you give your little one. Like most of the above foods, garlic is also rich in antioxidants and can help regulate metabolism. You can easily add chopped or minced garlic to stews, curries, lentils, soups and stir-fries, to make dishes tasty, aromatic and healthy.
Monsoons bring with it a sluggish digestion, which is one of the reasons tummy troubles abound in this season. One of the easiest and most natural ways to prevent this is by including lots of bananas in the diet. With lots of Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, this is the perfect fruit to boost immunity in a season when it’s the most needed. All kinds of bananas are good for monsoons, and even babies can get these benefits with these.