Every parent wants their children to eat healthy, pure food. Growing children need nutrients, and yet—they can be the pickiest of eaters. It can be a challenge to sneak vegetables and other healthy foods into meals, but with a few tricks, high-quality ingredients and some fun, you can help your kids develop a palette for nutritious Ayurvedic meals.
In their book Super Healthy Kids: A Parent's Guide to Maharishi Ayurveda, authors Kumuda Reddy, M.D. and Linda Egenes tell us how to make pizza, French fries and burgers in a way that's fresh, wholesome, healthy and Ayurvedic. Get started with the recipes below—there’s a little something for the kid in all of us!
Ayurvedic lunch and dinner recipes
Make pizza—the Ayurvedic way! This recipe gets creative using Ayurvedic flatbread (chapatis) as the base. Vegetables, tofu, and spices make a balanced meal with loads of flavor everyone will enjoy.
Who doesn’t love French fries? The key here is to bake them in a smaller amount of olive oil or ghee instead of frying them in vegetable oil. Spices like turmeric, ginger and cumin aid digestion while adding flavor. Try them alongside a veggie burger for a fun lunchtime meal!
Equal parts fun and nutritious, Ayurvedic veggie burgers are a good way to alter the texture or mask the flavor of some ingredients for picky eaters. These burgers feature three healthy grains as well as walnuts for brain health.
Ayurvedic recipes are tasty, well-balanced meals that are fresh and easy to digest so that your little ones—and you!—get the nutrition you need. Discover many more Ayurvedic recipes on the blog.
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