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Protein: The Building Blocks of our Body

In debates on nutrition, fats and carbohydrates monopolise the limelight. Protein, the other member of the ‘macronutrient trio’, unfortunately takes a back seat. But proteins are the building...

Whole Wheat Pancake with Caramelised Bananas

 (Makes 5 pancakes) Pancakes What you need • ½ cup whole wheat flour • ½ cup corn flour • ¾ cup milk • ½ cup water • 1 teaspoon melted butter or vegetable oil • A pinch of salt What...

Whole Wheat Herb Toast

What you need • 4-6 slices of whole wheat bread • 1 tsp of dried mixed herbs (rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme, parsley) • Grated salted cheese • 1 tsp of olive oil What to do • Pre-heat the...

Chilled Mango Cheesecake

The much loved common dessert, cheesecake, spruced up mango style. What you need • 1/2 packet of Marie biscuits • 2 tbsp butter • 1/2 cup fresh cream • 1/2 cup fresh thick curd (dahi) • 5...

Aam Panna

What you need • 250 gms raw green mangoes • 1/2 cup powdered sugar • 1/4 cup mint leaves (pudina) • 1 tsp roasted cumin (jeera) powder • 1 tsp salt • a pinch of black salt (sanchal)...

Strawberry Bars

These strawberry bars make for an interesting and delicious evening snack that your children will like to take with them and share with friends. What you need: 1 cup flour 1 cup rolled oats (Quaker...

Tender Coconut Slushie

What you need (Serves 2): Tender coconut juice (from one tender coconut) Tender coconut pulp (from the same tender coconut) Ice cubes Sugar to taste   What to do: Blend the ingredients in the...

Healthy ‘Custard’

What you need (serves 2): 1 bowl of curds 4 tsp sugar A pinch of cardamom powder 1 ripe banana A few strands of saffron diluted in a spoonful of warm milk for colour (Optional) What to do: Blend the...

Rainbow Popsicles

What you need: Your favourite flavours of fruit juice (three to four) Small plastic cups (one for each chef) Popsicle sticks (metal spoons work just fine, too) What to do: Fill one-third of your...

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This smoothie is ridiculously easy to make and is also an excellent source of energy and protein. Not to mention that it has a delectably addictive taste! What you need: ½ cup milk 1 chopped up...