Have you ever given a thought that the tiny little seed popularly known as the bird grain can transform your baby’s health and life! Yes, the ancient grain called Ragi or Finger Millet, has the properties which can make one healthy and energetic. It is one of those grains which has been traditionally being consumed in India since times immemorable but has become obsolete from our kitchens. Millets literally need no fertilizers and pesticides to grow, promising a complete organic approach. So far as organic baby food is concerned, Ragi is one of the superfoods which you can feed your babies staying assured that theirRead More →

The first year of baby is very transformational. Just like how a caterpillar metamorphosis into a butterfly, a new born is swaddled initially and is literally running by the end of the year. And all that a baby does is just like a caterpillar eat, eat and eat! The caterpillar then goes through a resting phase, allowing itself to absorb all that it has fed and then slowly it turns into a beautiful butterfly! Ready to spread its wings and fly. Likewise, a baby goes through incredible changes in the first year. Baby’s weight doubles in six months and triples in a year! Every monthRead More →

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 →

sad child

Parenting is a hard job, and despite our best efforts to shield our children from negative thoughts, sometimes we ourselves let slip words and phrases that leave impressions on our children’s soft minds, shaping the way they think for the rest of their lives. Even if you didn’t say it to the child, even if you were simply talking to yourself and your child happened to overhear, these are five incredibly common phrases that you probably have used in front of your little one. Here’s why you should stop. “I’m so fat!” This is usually accompanied by “I need to start working out!” or “AllRead More →

Sugar may be very delicious, but you should only eat it in small amounts. Recommended Intake WHO recommends reducing the intake of free sugars to less than 10% of the total daily energy intake. Recent studies say that it should actually be less than 5%. In simpler terms, this means that all sweet things – be it actual sugar, or the natural sweetness in things like fruits and honey – should be only a very small portion of your diet. This is true for all ages, however, it is of utmost importance at younger stages. Doctors recommend completely eliminating any added sugars upto about 1Read More →

Uses of Quinoa

Get introduced to the wonder-grain Quinoa! Do you feel the constant pressure of squeezing in the nutrients in the diet of your family especially in a vegetarian diet? Introduce your diet to the powerhouse of nutrients Quinoa, pronounced “Keen-wah” which is undoubtedly the mother of all grains and truly a superfood. Nutritional Benefits of Quinoa Quinoa, a 7000 year old grain, is one of the very few plant foods that is a rich source of almost all nutrients. One of the richest sources of protein – One cup of cooked quinoa contains 8 grams of protein! It contains all nine essential amino acids making itRead More →

Cosy blankets, warm shrugs, cold mornings and sunny afternoons! Yes, the winter is here and this is the time when we all look forward to spending some time outdoors during the sunny afternoons to beat the cold. As much as we are excited to welcome the new season, we forget the difficulties that it comes with, especially for our little ones. With the decreasing immunity, our body becomes susceptible to many diseases like cold and cough, thus increasing the need to include the immunity boosting foods in our diet. Keeping covered with warm clothes is one part of the story. But we also need toRead 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 →

baby milk

Milk has always been called the complete, whole food that is extremely beneficial for a baby. Considered a filling nutritious meal, it is a common belief that if your child is having enough milk, it’s alright if he/she isn’t eating much of anything else. Milk is a rich source of calcium and several other nutrients, but it is not always enough. Calcium doesn’t work much without the availability of Vitamin D, and there are several other vitamins and minerals that milk lacks in. Every parent’s goal is to fill the tiny tummies of their babies, but we also need to ensure that we provide themRead 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 →