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How To Make Nuts Powder For Babies

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Every parent wants to give their child the best in everything. It’s the same when it comes to food, right? We choose the best and healthy options. Here is a simple easy recipe that you can make at home which is filled with nutrients like vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, protein, fiber, antioxidants all that your child needs to grow. Yes, it’s the nuts. Let's learn how to make nut powder at home. Today there are many brands that are available in the market. You can simply buy them and use them. But remember homemade foods are always the best and safe. The ingredients are quite simple and the cooking time is also less. The nuts powder also helps your little one to gain weight easily. Also if you're a breastfeeding mom you can use this powder on your food or milk everyday as this will increase your milk supply too. 


Ingredients :

Pistachios ¼ Cup

Cashew ¼ Cup 

Walnut ¼ Cup 

Bengal Gram ¼ Cup


Preparation :

  1. Dry roast pistachios for a few seconds in a pan and transfer to a plate. 
  2. In the same pan dry roast cashew nuts for a few seconds and transfer to a plate. 
  3. Now dry roast walnuts for a few seconds and transfer to a plate. 
  4. Lastly, dry roast Bengal gram for a few seconds and transfer to a plate. 

Now let pistachios, cashew nuts, walnuts and bengal gram cool for a while, say 30-40 minutes. 

To a mixer jar add cooled pistachios, walnuts, cashew nuts and bengal gram and blend it to a fine powder. Nuts powder is now ready to use. 


Few points to remember :

  1. Nuts powder should be introduced to babies only after eight months. 
  2. Initially make a smaller quantity and check if your baby is ok or allergic. 
  3. You can add this nuts powder to milk, porridges and other foods as well
  4. Use a mixer grinder to blend and not a blender. Blender can easily make nut powder sticky. 
  5. Make sure that you don’t blend for a long time, else the powder will become sticky and you will not be able to use it. 
  6. Using a spoon mix the powder frequently in the mixer jar and blend for even consistency. 
  7. You can store this powder maximum up to a month only. 
  8. You can store at room temperature and refrigeration isn’t required. 
  9. Bengal gram is also called roasted bengal gram and its not split gram. 
  10. A spoon a day is sufficient for an eight month old baby. Gradually increase the quantity. 
  11. Make sure to dry roast all ingredients only on medium flame. 
  12. Dry roast each ingredient separately only for a few seconds until you observe a slight change in color. 

13.Use only nuts powder until the age of four. Never give whole nuts to your little ones as it will lead to choking issues. 


Benefits :

Pistachios – Pistachios are high in fiber, protein, healthy fats, iron and vitamin B.

Cashew nuts – Cashews are good for bone health, brain and immunity. 

Walnuts - Walnuts are good for brain development, good shiny hairs and skin. Good source of vitamin B1and B6. 

Bengal Gram - Bengal gram provides many vitamins and minerals like copper, folate, manganese, phosphorus and selenium. 

 

 

Santhoshini is a Seafarer's wife. Mom of a 4 year kid. Worked as a software engineer for 4 years. Loves to write and share parenting experience. 

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