Mothers are always in some dilemma about how and what is the right way to feed their young ones. All kids, whatever their age may be, can get really fussy when it comes to food. Apparently, feeding kids is not some piece of cake, it requires a lot of thought and hard work to get your hands on just the right recipe and make sure that your kid agrees to at least giving it a try. And if they do, congratulations you just passed the first stage! But now comes the second stage, how do you make sure that they reach the daily dose of nutrition required for them to grow the right way? Thirdly, how do you make it interesting enough so that they do not get bored too soon? Well, it’s not so difficult!
We’ve got some scoop on how to make food interesting, healthy and tempting enough for your toddler to fall in love with. Check out some amazing recipe ideas.
Aloo Broccoli Parantha
Broccoli is loaded with vitamins and contains beta-carotene. It boosts immunity in the body, strengthens bones and acts as a great detoxifier. This easy and tasty parantha stuffed with broccoli and potatoes is a great way to make sure your kids get through the day. Pack em’ up in their tiffins and wait for the bountiful praises when they are back.
Moong Dal Idli with Chutney
Moong dal is one of the most healthy and popular ingredients in Indian pantries. It’s super beneficial for all age groups as it helps you reach your daily goal of proteins quite easily. Here’s a delicious breakfast recipe that is super easy to make and will make sure your kid keeps coming back for more.
Paunk/fresh sorghum is highly nutritional and promotes a healthy gut. It is also rich in antioxidants which prevent radical damage. Health plus taste combined, here’s a delectable vadi recipe made with paunk which will make their snack time interesting. You can also try the Paunk Pulao to feed your kids with something different and wholesome.
Hari Bhari Khichdi
One of the most comforting foods of all times is a piping-hot bowl of khichdi. Not just that, it’s healthy, easier to digest and light on the stomach. This khichdi is packed with greens adding up to the health and taste quotient both. Serve with a dollop of ghee and a glass of buttermilk for a hearty lunch.
Mixed Vegetable Tikki
Eating a fair share of vegetables is really important for your kids. But, when it actually comes to consuming them, every kid gets all fussy. Here’s a mixed vegetable tikki recipe that is going to make it easier for you to feed vegetables to your child. No more mehnat in doing so! A great recipe to also serve your kid’s buddies when they come over to play!
Tomato Fried Rice
A lot of mothers are always worried about their kids eating from outside. The best way to avoid it is to make those kinds of dishes, at home, where the health part is not compromised on. Try this tempting and flavourful fried rice recipe for your kid’s dinner. It’s nutritious, yummy and will be a favourite of your kid in no time.
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