Vegetarian Protein Rich Food for Kids. In this article we will take your through some simple and delicious Vegetarian Protein rich recipes for kids.
Proteins are important component of every cell in the body. It is found in muscle, bone, skin, hair and almost every other body part or tissue. Hair and nails are mostly made of protein . Our body uses protein to build and repair tissues.
Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a "macronutrient,". Therefore it is important for parents to keep a watch on the protein intake of the kid. This will help in ensuring that necessary amount of protein is received by the child daily.
Today, food habits of kids and teenagers involves a lots of fried, oily, junk and fast food. In most of the cases their food habits deprive them from essential nutrition which is key to their growth and development.
Enjoy our recipes for protein rich food for kids below.
Quinoa Pulav is gluten free and High in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all the nine essential amino acids necessary for the growth and development of children. Quinoa is also high in Magnesium, fibre, Iron, potassium, Calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, Vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.
Soya Upma is a protein rich recipe for children.
Flaxseed raita is a protein and calcium rich recipe for children.
Moong and Paneer Soup is a combination of protein packed healthy moong and low-fat paneer broth brings different flavors and nutrients together.
Paneer being rich in calcium and protein helps to maintain bone strength and repairs damaged tissues in children. Moong serves the required amounts of protein and fibre content which in-turn leads to weight loss in overweight children.
Since the paneer used is a low-fat version, it is cardiac friendly too for overweight children.
Paneer tikka is a protein rich recipe for children.
For the paneer tikka
For the marinade
Baked Quinoa cutlet is gluten free and High in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all the nine essential amino acids necessary for the growth and development of children.
Nuts and Grains Smoothie is a protein rich smoothie recipe for children.
Place all ingredients mentioned in the ingredient list above into the blender and serve.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie is a protein rich smoothie recipe for children.
In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.
About The Author: Dr. Krystel Quadros is a Dietician. She has Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics.