Saturday, 9 July 2016

For Burfi :
* 100 gm white unsweetened Khoya / Mawa
* 100 gm Kellogg's Oats
* 1/4 cup castor sugar
* 1 pinch of saffron soaked in milk
* 1/4 cup desiccated Coconut
* 2 tablespoon clarified Butter / Ghee
* 2 tablespoonCoconut Flakes
For Tropical Fruite Chutney :
* 1/2 cup roughly chopped mixed fruits (pineapple, oranges, grapes, dried currants, strawberries etc)
* 1/4 cup sugar.
For dry fruit stuffing :
* 2-3 tbsp finely chopped pistachio, almonds and cashew nuts.Preparation Method :
Method :
For Burfi ;
* Crush khoya in a thick pan and add sugar. Mix well. Cook on a slow flame till sugar gets dissolve. Don’t overcook khoya. Remove from flame and add desiccated coconut and dissolved Saffron. Mix well.
* Grease ring mould / trays with ghee. Set half the mixture in greased ring moulds or trays. Spread the dry fruit mixture evenly on top and cover with remaining khoya coconut mixture.
* Allow to set. After set, unmold it. Coat the burfi on both sides with coconut flakes. Grill both sides on Griddler or frying pan to get a pale golden brown color.
For Fruit Chutney :
* Combine the fruits and sugar in a pan and cook on medium flame till it gets tender.
* Mix well. Add some water to obtain smooth chutney consistency.
Serve hot with fruit chutney.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

The child and the importance to catch up on lost growth

Generally children grow quickly and gain weight steadily in the beginning of their life. But in some cases some kids can't meet this expectations standard of growth. Every child shows different growth pattern. Every child should have a growth chart that tracks his or her growth.  Children need to gain not only adequate weight but also adequate height. A child's height can also be tracked on a chart.  It shows whether the child is growing appropriately for his or her age.  Parents should keep on eye on the proper growth of their kids. Many things can cause the failure of adequate growth of child including illness or fussy eating problems. It is not disease or disorder, but it is the sign that a child is undernourished. Children need to receive, keep, take in or use the proper amount of calories that would help them to grow and gain enough weight and also mentally develop according to age.

Most kids double their birth weight by 4-6 months and triple it by the age of 1. but kids who fail to achieve generally don't meet those standards. And sometimes a kid who seems to be quite healthy or plump and seems to be growing well may gain less weight later along with height also slows down.

A number of things affect on child growth like not offering enough food,  child eats too less, health problems including digestive systems, some food allergy, frequent illness or disorder, infections, metabolic disorder. Sometimes combinations of medical as well as seasonal or environmental factors also cause into inadequate child growth.

If conditions continues, kids loose interest in their surroundings, become fussy, less active, avoid eye contact or lack in sitting, walking or sleeping disorders.

Every child requires proper food intake for required calories or the energy as well as nutrients from a balanced diet comprising different food source. A balanced diet for every child should have a combination of  different types of seasonal fruits and vegetable, meals including rice, cereals, bread, roti and other starchy carbohydrates. Dry fruits sometimes also a good nutrient. Dairy products, proteins such as meat, fish, pulses and eggs along with unsaturated oils and enough fluids.

Along with proper adequate food intakes, a child should have a " healthy drink " is also equal important to regain the lost growth of the child.

According to the National Family Survey 30% of Indian Kids lack growth in terms of their height & weight which needs to be taken care of. I would like to suggest Horlicks Growth+ a health drink for kids specially to catch up on lost growth.

Horlicks Growth+ can help in controlling the nutrition factor for a particular age group of children.

GSK Consumer Healthcare has extended Horlicks, India’s leading Health Food Drink into the advanced nutrition category with the launch of Horlicks Growth+.
Horlicks Growth+ is a break through nutrition formula designed by international pediatrics experts and contains high quality protein with added nutrients that have been identified and known to support catch up growth in children with lost growth.
Through a study conducted on some children, the product has been clinically proven to show visible growth in 6 months. The product is targeted towards 3-9 year old children who are short or lean [less weight] for their age. Horlicks Growth+ contains high quality whey protein, amino acids vitamins and minerals in a delicious formulation that is loved by children.