Winter season is very special for kids as they enjoy the weather but its important to keep your child warm and comfortable. As cold and flu virus catch easily this season, including healthy foods improves immunity and fights off the diseases. Also kids (adults too) are more hungrier in winter as the body temperature drops and that leads to increased appetite.
So here is the collection of some hearty, warming, tempting and nutritious recipes which are classified into four categories.
- Main Course
Click on each thumbnail image given below for the recipes. Choose recipes according to your baby’s age, it is mentioned in the brackets along with recipe heading. Please refer to the notes section given at the end of post for the key points to remember before trying this recipes to your kids during winter season. Also Check home remedies for cold and cough and foods to give during cold and cough in children which might be helpful in winters.
Sweets & Desserts:
Winter is the best season to have almonds daily as it helps to keep the body warm and proteins content in almonds strengthen the bones. Its always recommended to eat soaked almonds to ensure easier digestion and better nutrition absorption. This almond halwa is a traditional Indian dessert prepared during winters with soaked almonds, milk, sugar and ghee. Store the almond halwa in refrigerator and give a spoonful of halwa everyday morning to your child to stay warm and healthy! Check out Almond halwa recipe here
Besan ka sheera is made with chickpea flour and it is a delicious dessert and also a best remedy for could and cough which is common during winters. It can be prepared in halwa consistency or porridge form as per your preference. If preparing this for a sick child, give it in pouring consistency. Check out Besan Ka Sheera Recipe here
Dry fruits in any form is good during winters as it keeps the body warm and provide the much needed nutrients. It is one of the best way to include dry fruits and nuts in children’s diet as it satisfy their sweet tooth. Any available dry fruits and nuts can be used to make this healthy ladoo. Give your kid one ladoo per day in breakfast to derive energy for the rest of the day. Check out Dry Fruits Ladoo Recipe here:
Carrot halwa is prepared with fresh juicy carrots, milk, nuts and loads of ghee which makes a great dessert for winters. Its a traditional delicious dessert in India served during winters to keep the body insulated and warm. Don’t miss to indulge and relish the carrot halwa in winters! Check out Carrot Halwa Recipe here:
Dates are one of the super food for winters as it keeps the body warm and provides essential nutrients to boost energy. This dates kheer is easy to prepare and surely a hit among kids as its super tasty. Enjoy a bowl of full goodness with this healthy kheer during winters! Check out Dates Kheer Recipe here:
Beetroot is an another winter vegetable loaded with Vitamin c to boost immunity. When it combined with dates, it makes a deliciously healthy dessert for your kids even small babies. Enjoy this healthy and guild free dessert with your kids as a family this winter. Check out Beetroot Dates Halwa Recipe here:
Dates almond balls is a protein packed healthy snack for winters with a goodness of almonds and dates. Its also its very easy to make, delicious, filling and helps to stay energetic. Make a batch and store it in an airtight container, give it to your kid when they demand something tasty. Check out Dates Almond Balls Recipe here:
Sesame seeds are protein packed and a very good source of calcium.Its important to include sesame seeds in kids diet during winters to improve muscle strength and boosts energy. This sesame ladoo with jaggery is a good way to include these healthy seeds as its delicious and irresistible. Check out Sesame Ladoo Recipe here:
Turmeric milk is a super healthy drink for winters. It has lot of benefits including curing cough and cold, improving immunity etc. Turmeric has anti inflammatory properties and high in anti oxidants which fights off various infections which are common during winters. Give your child a glass of turmeric milk before sleep and you will see lot of improvement in health! Check out Turmeric Milk recipe here.
Dry fruit powder or nuts powder milk is yet another wonderful way to include dry fruits and nuts in winter season. When the dry fruits powder is combined with milk it tastes delicious. Also it comes handy as the dry fruit powder is prepared before hand. All you need to do is just mix this powder with boiled hot/warm milk and serve the healthy drink! Check out Dry Fruit Powder Milk recipe here:
Masala milk is a versatile drink made with mixed nuts, spices, saffron and milk which can be taken during winter as well as summer. In winters it should be served hot or warm. When masala milk is served hot it provides warmth which is much needed during winters. The flavorful drink also helps to increase immunity to keep the winter aliments at bay. Check out Masala Milk recipe here:
Instant almond milk is an another delicious drink to enjoy during winters. The preparation is too simple, milk is simmered along with soaked ground almonds and served hot. It tastes super delicious that your child cant say a no to this healthy goodness!! Check out Instant Almond Milk recipe here:
Bajra or pearl millet is a wonderful grain for winters with essential nutrients, high iron and antioxidants. This bajra almond drink is prepared with bajra flour and its a wonderful appealing winter drink to relish when the weather is too cold. Check out Bajra Badam Drink recipe here:
Do you know chocolate can be healthy and helps to beat the winter blues? Yes cocoa powder is loaded with antioxidants that can help the body fight off the infections and also keeps our body warm when the temperature drops. This Hot Chocolate milk is delectable and soothing beverage to get through those cold winter nights. The thick, silky and rich tasting chocolate milk is super easy to make and kids enjoy this drink for sure! Check out Chocolate Milk recipe here:
If the climate is so chill, soups are best to have even everyday. Carrot is one of the favorite food in winters as it arrives fresh during winters. Also a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C which improves immunity as well! This carrot soup is mildly flavored, smooth, delicate and its a favorite way to enjoy this winter vegetable and best for fussy kids who don’t like carrots! Check out Carrot Soup Recipe here.
Cream of tomato soup is a hearty flavored, tangy and delicate soup made with fresh tomatoes, cream and spices. A sizzling bowl of tomato soup is so refreshing and tasty, kids will enjoy definitely this for soup during winters ! The Vitamin C rich tomato soup helps to boost natural immunity too. Check out Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe here:
Chicken soup is another comforting soup for a cool winter’s day! A bowl of chicken soup provides you with good amount of protein and also helpful in relieving cold and cough in children and adults. Check out Chicken Soup Recipe here:
Mutton or lamb soup is another delicious and nutrient rich soup that helps to chase away any worst cold. There is nothing better than a hot bowl of mutton soup to get through the winter. Isn’t it? Check out Mutton Soup Recipe here:
Vegetable dal soup is prepared with assorted vegetables, moong lentil and mild spices. The pleasing, creamy and flavorful soup is loved by all. Also its wholesome, filling and hence it is best to offer if your child skipped the meal or not interested in eating a elaborated meal. Check out Veg Dal Soup Recipe here:
Dry fruits rice is prepared with plenty of dry fruits, nuts and spices.It is an irresistible delicacy for kids with mild sweetness also loaded with vitamins and nutrients! This is just perfect for winters as a lunch or dinner! Check out Dry Fruits Rice Recipe here:
Jaggery rice is soul warming rice dish ideal during winters. It is made by adding boiled jaggery to the cooked rice along with ghee roasted nuts and dry fruits! This jaggery rice definitely satisfy the kids sweet tooth and make them really happy ! Check out Jaggery Rice Recipe here:
Pepper is one of the must spice to include in kids meal during winters to keep cold and cough at bay. This pepper dal prepared with toor dal/moong dal, freshly ground black pepper corns and ghee tempered with cumin seeds. You will love the fact that such a tasty and sumptuous dish is prepared in jiffy! Check out Pepper Dal Masala Recipe here:
Pepper gravy is an another option to include pepper in kids diet during winters.Its a healthy recipe without compromising a bit on taste. Add a big spoonful of pepper gravy to the hot steamed rice rice along with dollop of ghee, tastes yum! Check out Pepper Gravy Recipe here:
Rasam is a thin soup made with cooked lentils, tomatoes, freshly ground pepper powder and aromatic seasoning. It is a soothing dish to warm the body during winters and also helps to treat cold and cough symptoms which is common during this season. Check out Pepper Rasam Recipe here:
Sweet potato is one of the vegetable we must include during winter season as they are rich in antioxidants and minerals which improves our immunity. Poha with sweet potato is a wholesome and tasty dish that you can serve anytime of the day as a breakfast or a snack , sure a hit among kids and elders alike. It tastes best when it served hot and fresh!
Check out Sweet Potato Poha Recipe here:
- The information provided here are guidelines and doesn’t replace medical advice.
- Discuss with your baby’s doctor about these recipes before planning a diet for your baby.
- Make sure you have introduced each food separate and checked for allergies before trying any recipe.
- Avoid honey, milk, salt or sugar for babies below one year.
- Always check with your pediatrician before including any food in your baby’s diet.