How many calories does ½ cup of Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers have?
½ cup of Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers gives 179 calories.
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This mildly-flavoured combination of rice with coriander and curds in the form of Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers introduces your child to more ingredients and flavours.
The rice in the Curd Rice for Infants and Toddlers is cooked till mushy, to make it baby-friendly. For very young children, you can blend it coarsely in the mixer to make it smoother, but once your child is 1 year and above, you should stop blending it, so that the child gets used to chewing.
Curds made from cow’s milk is suggested in by most pediatricians as it is more easily digestible by kids. However it is best to consult your pediatrician, for the use of curd made from cow’s milk or buffalo’s milk.
Also salt has not been added in this recipe of Curd Rice for Kids. If your baby is below 1 year, try and avoid adding salt and if you have a toddler, add only small quantity of salt. Again consult your pediatrician for usage of salt too.
Your child will surely enjoy having this Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers for lunch on a hot summer’s day.
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Is Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers healthy?
Yes, this is healthy.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
1. Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : Coriander is a fresh herb often used as a flavour enhancer in Indian cooking. It is mainly used as a garnish. This is the best way to use it - no cooking. This preserves its vitamin C content which helps to build our immunity and bring that sparkle to the skin. The antioxidants vitamin A, vitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details.
2. Curd + Low fat Curds : Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet.
3. Rice : Here are the pros for rice. Rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which is an important source of energy for our body. Rice is low in fibre and therefore a good option for people suffering from diarrhoea. What's not good in rice. Foods like rice are high in Glycemic index are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients, diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels. See details of is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?
4. Ghee : Other than calories and fats, the only nutrients that ghee is rich in are the vitamins – all of which are fat-soluble. All the 3 vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin K) are antioxidants which have a role in removing free radicals from the body and protecting our cell as well as help in maintaining skin health and glow. Ghee is an excellent, high-quality selection medium of cooking because of its high smoke point. As compared to most oils and butter, ghee can handle a smoke point of 230°C, 450°F, thus its less prone to oxidant and destruction of nutrients. Yes, ghee does contain cholesterol, but some amount of cholesterol is needed by the body. Cholesterol has some functions to play too. It is necessary for hormone production, brain function, cell health and lubricating the joints. It is, in reality, a high quality fat for the body and brain. Ghee is loaded with fats but that’s medium chain fatty acids (MCT) which aid in weight loss. Ghee is healthy for daibetics in small amounts and you need to check your fat intake at the same time. Learn to easily make your ghee at home which is free of preservatives. See benefits of ghee.
5 reasons to have Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers
1. Coriander Curd Rice is an energy dense satiating one dish meal for babies above 10 months.
2. Curd is a probiotic and easy to digest. It lends enough protein and calcium too for baby’s growing bones.
3. Coriander lends in an Indian flavour to the rice along with some vitamin C, which helps in calcium absorption in the body.
4. Rice is a good source of vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), which has a role to play in maintaining body’s energy supply.
5. Mash it to the consistency your baby enjoys and serve it for lunch or dinner.
Curd Rice for Babies and Toddlers is high in
1. Calcium : Calcium is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.
2. Phosphorous : Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones.
Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.