Millet magic for our mighty heroes!

Millet magic for our mighty heroes!

Why is it important to include millets in our kids' diets?

Millets have gained immense popularity in recent years, especially since the UN announced 2023 as the International year of the millet. 

In fact, varieties like Pearl millet (Bajra), Foxtail millet (Kangani), Sorghum millet (Jowar), Finger millet (Ragi), Barnyard millet (Sama), Amaranth (Rajgira),  have been part of our country’s cuisine for centuries. 

Today they have been termed as “supergrains” - and for all the right reasons! 

Here are some benefits of eating millets: 

  • Filled with nutrition! 
  • Every millet is a storehouse of essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They help in meeting the daily nutrition requirements of a growing body, as well as help in brain development. 

  • Easy to digest! 
  • With enough fiber content, they are lighter on the stomach than whole wheat. Eating millets ensures proper bowel movement and easy digestion of food. These grains are also suitable for children who are just switching from liquid to solid foods. 

  • Proper energy flow! 
  • These millets are a well rounded source of protein, micronutrients, macronutrients, and carbohydrates, making them a balanced meal for the body. They help in controlling the energy use of the body and prevent spikes or lethargy. Keeping the body’s energy balance is essential for concentration and physical development of children. 

  • Gluten-free! 
  • These grains are a gluten-free alternative for adults and children, especially good for those with allergies or sensitivity to whole wheat. 

  • A medley of  flavors and variety! 
  • Millets open up the palette to a host of new flavors. Some have a nutty undertone, while others have a rice-like texture. They can be interesting substitutes for our kids’ favorite foods. 

    With so many benefits, how can our superheroes be kept away from these nutritious powerhouses? 

    Discover some interesting ways to incorporate millets on your child’s plate: 

  • Millet noodles : Millet noodles are a quick and tasty option that everyone loves. They are made from nutritious jowar flour and can be cooked just like regular noodles. Simply boil, add your favorite sauce and veggies, and serve a wholesome, gluten-free meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.

  • Millet Pancakes: Amaranth flour or Foxtail millet can be used as replacement for regular flour in your pancake mix! Make it more nutritious with seasonal fruits and natural honey!  

  • Millet Porridge: For a wholesome breakfast, soak some Pearl millet or Finger millet in milk, cook for sometime till the porridge thickens, add in some honey, nuts, berries, and seeds! This makes for a filling bowl of fiber and nutrition to keep your child active. 

  • Millet Dosa: For a quick and tasty after-school snack, blend some soaked Finger millet or Pearl millet in the dosa batter and serve with coconut or green chutney! You could also use our range of superfood millet premixes, with natural ingredients for a lightning-fast meal prep! 

  • Millet Chapatis: Sorghum millet, Pearl millet, Amaranth flour, and Ragi flour are very good substitutes for whole wheat chapatis. Include half portions of the flours in your roti mix for a nutritious addition to your kid’s plate. 

  • Millet desserts: Ragi, Amaranth, and sorghum flour can be used to make delicious laddoos, sweet breads, and cakes. Use them either as a substitute for half the flour quantity in baked goods, or use them with dates and jaggery for Indian sweets. 

  • Check out our wide range of organic, natural, and sustainably sourced millets today! 

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