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When it comes to parenting, feeding a nutritious diet to the child is a great challenge. The meal should be balanced, tasty, and have pleasing aesthetics so that the child likes it.
Following are the few simple recipes that will ease your challenge:
1. Banana and Oats Pancakes:
Ingredients: Powdered Oats, Egg, Banana, and Hershey’s Syrup/Honey/ choco chips for drizzle.
First, mash the banana in a bowl, followed by beating an egg and the mashed banana. Then add powdered oats slowly to keep the batter in a semi-flowing consistency.
Heat non-stick pan, grease it with little refined oil or butter. Put the batter with the help of a spoon in the shape of small circles. Flip the side when bubbles start to appear. Cook till it gets a golden brown color. Now drizzle some honey/Hershey’s syrup (whatever your child likes) over it and finish it with some banana slices and a sprinkle of choco chips.
2. Oats Chilla:
Ingredients: Rolled Oats, vegetables: shredded carrots, onion and capsicum (finely chopped),
Spices (salt, red chili powder, coriander powder) and coriander finely chopped.
Take equal quantities of oats and water and soak for 15 min then blend in the mixer. Now add vegetables to the mixer followed by spices as per your child’s taste. Heat non-stick pan put the batter with the help of a spoon, and try rolling it out with the help of a spoon or fingers till it takes the size of a pancake.
Serve it with curd or stuff it with some shredded paneer by folding it into half and serve it with ketchup.
3. Rice floor Dosa:
Ingredients: Rice flour, Ragi flour, spices (salt, cumin seeds, chili)
Start by mixing rice flour and Ragi flour in the ratio of 2: 0.5, respectively. Now add all the spices as per your taste. Then add water and make it into water-like consistency.
Heat a non-stick pan grease it with little ghee.
Pour the batter on the pan and fold it in half once the batter is thoroughly cooked.
4. Vegetable Sandwich:
Ingredients: Whole wheat bread, Cheese slice, butter, Cucumber, Tomato, Potato(boiled), spices (salt, pepper)
Take two slices of Whole wheat bread, then spread little butter on both pieces.
Put all the ingredients and sprinkle salt and pepper as per taste.
Heat a pan, put a little butter, and toss the sandwich on the pan until the cheese melts and the bread becomes a little crisp. Serve with tomato ketchup.
5. Multigrain Chilla:
Ingredients: Rice flour, wheat flour, Ragi flour, Gram Floor and Maida, shredded Carrots, Onions and Spices (salt, chili)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, then add water and make a slurry.
Heat the pan and put some quantity of batter followed by spreading it with your hand or a spoon.
The recipes mentioned above are easy, healthy, and delicious. Try it out for yourself and enjoy your kid’s reactions to these yummy meals.
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