rock salt

How much salt are we eating? Let’s face it, we are all a little bit obsessed with salt. We put it in biscuits, cakes, cookies, curries, juices, and even butter! And we don’t stop there, we’ve come up with a bunch of different types of sodium chloride. Table, rock (sendha namak), kosher, Himalayan, iodized salt, and salt with less sodium – there’s no end. WHO recommends that adults should consume less than 5g of salt per day, which is less than a teaspoon. For children (ages 2-15), this amount should be reduced, depending on their energy requirements – but never over 5g. And babies andRead More →

Every kid (and adult) loves cheese – don’t deny it! Cheese is yummy and healthy by itself, but what if I told you that you can make it even more delicious and nutritious? These Cheesy Broccoli Bites do just that. Made out of BabyStaples Exotic Broccoli Soup powder, these bites combine the goodness of broccoli, carrot, corn and spinach with the taste of cheese and mash potatoes to yield a party-perfect dish! It’s like a traditional aloo tikki, but healthier and with a molten cheese center. So let’s get started! Ingredients – BabyStaples Exotic Broccoli Soup Powder – 1 tbsp Mashed Potatoes – 1/2 cupRead More →

4-Ingredient Cookies

Cookies are a delicious, easy way to satisfy any hunger or cravings throughout the day. They are ready-made, yummy, easy to store and very filling. You can pack them in a little box and take them to work, or give them to your child in his lunch box. However, store-bought cookies usually are filled with maida/refined flours, and hence completely lack in any nutrition. The solution? These 4-ingredient homemade cookies that are made out of healthy, nutritious flours and can be easily prepared and stored for two weeks! Ingredients – BabyStaples Powder – 1 cup (recommended powders: BabyStaples Oats Porridge, Sprouted Amaranth Porridge, Ragi Porridge,Read More →

Steel-Cut Oats are highly fibrous with lots of other essential nutrients. These are also one of the whole grains which are least processed to give the goodness of all nutrients. They are the whole-grain groats which are not processed or rolled like rolled oats that are commonly found in the market.  BabyStaples Oats Porridge powder is made from organically certified steel-cut oats, and contains no sugar, salt, preservatives or milk. The oats are thoroughly washed, soaked in RO water, roasted and home-milled – so you can be sure that your baby only gets the best. Nutrition Facts of Steel-Cut Oats: Rich in Dietary Fiber –Read More →

apple and rice idli

Idlis make a soft and easy-to-chew dish that is ideal for children of all ages. However, a simple idli may not always please your child’s taste buds, or maybe he/she is just bored of the plain old idli! You can always go ahead and add different salty flavors to this traditional south Indian meal, but here’s how to create a sweet idli that tastes amazing too! Ingredients – BabyStaples Apple and Rice Porridge Powder – ¼ cup Water – 90 ml Baking powder – ¼ tsp (2-4 pinches) Sugar (optional) – for extra sweetness Directions – Mix the Apple and Rice powder with water andRead More →

“No mom! I want pizza, not porridge!” Or, “I will not eat anything except pizza.” Ever heard this before? Chances are, you have. Today, the only things a child wants to eat are usually not worth eating on a regular basis – pizzas, cakes, waffles, nachos – you name it. Everybody knows that these snacks have little to no nutritional value and will more often cause you harm than good. However, here at BabyStaples, we believe that there is always a way to turn these yummy junk foods into yummy healthy foods. The only harmful part of a pizza is the refined flour wheat thatRead More →

A traditional English breakfast served best with maple or chocolate syrup and fruits, waffles make for a hearty morning meal or a midday snack. However, as delicious as waffles might be, they lack in nutritional properties as they are nearly completely made out of refined flour. White flour hardly has any nutritional value and instead clogs up your child’s digestive system, making it a no-no for any toddler’s meal. However, when replaced by whole wheat – or better yet, BabyStaples powders like Amaranth, Poha and Dates, Millet Mix, Ragi, Amaranth, Oats, Barley, Pear and Oats and Apple and Rice – waffles turn into a power-packed,Read More →

Parents always love to see their baby happy eating and playing, but constipation is one of those conditions that sometimes becomes stressful for both the parent and the baby. There are several medicines available in the market, but using simple home remedies at the first sign of constipation can help avoid further aggravations. All these tips are tried and tested, and they work like a wonder! Ajwain Powder – Carom Seeds are full of medicinal values and are an age old remedy for curing digestive problems, including stomach bloating and constipation. Directions – Wash ajwain seeds properly to remove any dust particles and sun-dry them.Read More →

Childhood is the best part of a human’s life – children just eat, play and have fun without any worries. But at the same time, it becomes very distressing for the parents (and the kids) when the kids fall sick. Therefore, immunity plays a very crucial role and boosting this immunity is an essential element for raising healthy children. This grandma’s recipe with ayurvedic properties works wonders in treating constipation, diarrhoea, increasing immunity in kids, and for treating cold and cough. Besides all the medicinal values, the iron from jaggery, the calcium from ajwain and the dietary fiber from munakka and saunf add to yourRead More →

These popsicle ideas don’t necessarily include fruits, but they are healthy and turn classic Indian summer drinks into ice creams! Rooh Afza – Khus Popsicles Ingredients – Rooh Afza Syrup Khus Syrup Water – 2 cups Powdered sugar (optional) – as per taste Directions – Add 1 tbsp Rooh Afza syrup to ⅔ cup of water and mix well. Optionally, add powdered sugar to suit your tastes. Add ½ tbsp Khus syrup to ⅓ cup of water and mix well. Optionally, add powdered sugar to suit your tastes. You can pour the two juices into separate moulds, but here, we decided to create watermelon-like popsiclesRead More →

Does your tot prefer creamy popsicles? Try out our yogurt – fruit ice creams to satisfy your rich cravings! How to make greek yogurt (hung curd) Tie fresh curd in a thin cloth like muslin. Hang it over a sink/bowl/strainer to drain the the liquid. Let it drain for at least 2-4 hours. Transfer it to a bowl, and enjoy your greek yogurt – eat it plain, or make delicious popsicles out of it! Fruitylicious Ingredients – Greek yogurt – 1 cup Assortment of finely chopped fruits (we used mangoes, strawberries and kiwis) – 1 cup Sugar – as per taste Directions – Mix yogurtRead More →

Fruit Juice Popsicles Fruit juices are a must during those hot summer days, however it can often be hard to get your little ones to drink the juice. When the temperature is soaring, everyone wants ice cream and soft drinks! Fruit juice popsicles are the perfect way to give your child a healthy, natural boost – and they are so simple to make! Ingredients – Fruit juice – 1 cup Sugar (optional) Directions – Although any juice will be naturally sweet, you can mix in sugar to suit your child’s preferences. Transfer the juice to a popsicle mold or simply pour it into an iceRead More →