Children are known to be fussy eaters. But when they are hungry, they need food in front of them in a magical way. Parents usually give in to appease those hunger pangs and offer the packaged food. But packaged food is never as good as homemade food. So here are 5 quick, easy and tasty recipes for your little munchkins.
1.Suji rava toast: (Preparation:10 mins; Cooking:5 mins)
Benefits of Suji Rava
Good for diabetics provides great energy, improves heart health. Helps in losing weight. It has plenty of proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins which are vital for important body functions.
Prepare a batter by mixing roasted suji rava, fresh milk cream, grated carrot, finely chopped capsicum and onion, salt and black pepper powder. Apply this to one side of the bread and toast it on both sides. And voila! Yummy Suji rava toast is ready.
2. Badam Halwa: (Preparation:5 mins; Cooking:10 mins)
Benefits of Badam/Almond
Being packed with a massive amount of nutrients, it prevents heart disease, aids healthy brain functioning, maintains skin, controls blood sugar level. Each ounce of Badam has 3.5 g of fibre, 6 g of proteins, 14 g of fat, Vitamin E, Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B2 and Phosphorous.
Badam Halwa is a two step easy recipe. Fry 1 measurement of powdered almond and half measurement of whole wheat flour in ghee till the mixture turns dark. Add boiling water and stir continuously. Add sugar and cook it for 2-3 minutes. Lip-smacking delicious dessert, Badam Halwa, is ready.
3. Mixed veggies fritters: (Preparation:10 mins; Cooking:5 mins)
Benefits of vegetables
Reduces the risk of chronic diseases, maintains body functionality, Reduces the risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes type 2.
Grate the potato and squeeze out the excess starch. Grate carrot as well. Add grated carrot, potato and corn (grated beetroot could be added too but adding beetroot gives soft textured fritters) to plain flour and mix well. With plain flour, Ragi flour and rice flour could be added to increase the nutrition value of the food. Add milk slowly to get batter-like consistency. Add pepper powder, salt and masala powder (optional) as per taste. Drop a tablespoon of mixture into the hot frying pan and cook both sides till they are golden brown.
4. Sprouts Pancakes/Moong Dosa: (Preparation:10 mins; Cooking:5 mins)
Benefits of sprouts
Improves digestion, boosts metabolism and immunity, Prevents anaemia and neural tube defects and cancer.
Blend moong dal sprouts and water till it is a smooth paste. To the paste, add grated carrot, spinach, besan, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, green chillies, salt and masala powder. Add a little water and make it batter-like consistency. Heat a non-stick tawa and grease it with oil. Pour a ladle full of batter and spread it evenly. Cook on both sides till it is golden brown in colour. It could be served with mint chutney or tamarind chutney.
5. Carrot and cheese paratha: (Preparation:10 mins; Cooking:5 mins)
Benefits of carrot
Improves vision, Provides healthy and glowing skin, promotes digestion and prevent constipation, eliminates intestinal worms, improves memory, Cleanses the body.
Knead soft dough of whole wheat flour and keep it aside. In a pan, heat oil and add carom seeds. Add grated tomato and carrot. Also, add salt and pepper as per taste. Cook till the water from carrot evaporates. Let it cool. Take a small ball of dough and roll it with rolling pin. Stuff it with carrot filling and add some grated cheese on it. Cover from all sides and roll it again like chapatti. Cook it on hot tawa with ghee.