India March 13(IM): Children often tend to neglect food and healthy eating habits during the exam season. Some may even skip eating to study. Who can blame them? Theres too much stress and pressure during these months. The need to score well, getting better marks than their classmates, stressing about college admission, impressing their teachers and living up to the expectations of their parents can take a toll on their bodies and minds. One way to make your kids feel less stressed, healthy and happy during exam season is to make sure that they are eating well. We asked Nutritionist Karishma Chawla of Eat Rite 24×7 to give us a sample meal plan that will nourish children and boost their performance in exams. Here are her recommendations:
Breakfast: Wheat flakes + milk or oat porridge or whole-wheat egg sandwich. Here are some power-packed breakfast options for your kids.
Mid-morning 1: 1 fruit
Or 2: nuts: walnuts + almonds + milk
Lunch: Jowar/bajra rotis + green veggies (add lime for better iron absorption) + 1 bowl dal/pulse + curd or buttermilk. have you tried this recipe for delicious, healthy dal. Here are some natural, healthy drinks that will help your kids perform better in exams.
Evening: Thepla Methi or Palak or oats or Bajra chilla or paneer roll
Or a smoothie made with whey + milk + fruit or nuts + oat powder
Pre-dinner: Vegetable juice or clear soup.
Dinner: Dalia khichdi + veggies + salad+ lean chicken/fish/paneer
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Let us know the kind of meals you prepare for your kids on exam days.