The growing years are the most important ones. Kids need appropriate nutrition in these years. Including all of the vegetables, fruits and nutrients is a tough job. Kids are picky eaters, it becomes a difficult task to cook what they like and which is also nutritious.
11 Healthy food dishes for kids
1. Rava Idli with veggies
Everyone loves idli. It makes up a perfect breakfast that is healthy and tasty. Prepare the regular rava idli batter, add chopped carrot pieces, coriander and green beans. Serve them with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup or with the daal which is cooked to make Sambar. It makes up a perfect breakfast.
Eggs are the best source of proteins. Poached eggs with toast, half-fried eggs with corns, cabbage, green beans, the salad taste best and is a great way to start the day.
Paneer or Tofu are both loaded with proteins. Once in a month add it to different recipes to make it delicious. Prepare Mutter paneer or make paneer rice. Make fried tofu with sautéed tomato, onion, soy sauce and Chinese fried rice. Mouth-watering as well as tasty for taste buds.
4. Sweet Potato
A great source for Vitamin A, it is a must. They can be transformed into anything. Cut them into small circular shapes and bake or fry them, they make great chips, which are naturally healthy as well. Bake them along with cauliflower and add them to the salad or eat them as a side dish. They add a different taste to the platter.
Kids love milkshakes, there is no other great way to get the nutrients. Mango, sitaphal, strawberry, chikoo, banana and litchi can be easily turned into milkshakes. Garnish them with almonds, honey or even graded chocolate. Add chia seeds to the milkshake to make it more tasty and healthy.
Oats cookies and raagi cookies are two which can be baked and eaten as a snack. Bake banana cookies with peanut butter, walnuts, raisins; garnish them with dry fruits and pecans.
7. Mix Jam
Make tasty fruit jam at home. Caramelise graded an apple, a banana, papaya, cherries, strawberries, let it rest. It can be eaten with biscuits, cookies, roti, it can be eaten with bread. It is healthy, can anyone make it at home with available fruits. Do not use chikoo, as it might spoil the taste.
It is a dish which no one can resist. Make it healthier for everyone. Mix corn, lime juice, chopped tomato, garnish it with fresh coriander and serve. It makes up a delicious snack.
Pizza base is not needed. Make a pizza with available ingredients at home. Just apply tomato sauce to roti/ chapatti, arrange chopped tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, corn; garnish it with cheese and coriander. It is a delicious and healthy option over regular pizza.
Make the most favorite dish healthy as well. Add mushroom to the pasta or make healthy pasta from base at home. Take all-purpose flour, add eggs to it and knead till it becomes a smooth dough. After resting it, roll it into a thin sheet and cut as per the shape wanted of pasta. For variations, add egg yolks or crushed beet, spinach to the initial flour making.
Atta cake is a healthy option to bake. Make half-half proportion of atta and all-purpose flour to make it fluffy and tasty. Follow the recipe of a normal cake as it is. Or bake a rava cake, which is another option. Serve it with honey, graded chocolate, maple syrup or powdered sugar.
These are the food items you can make as a healthy version of regular food. These variations can be made for health-conscious folks out there as well. They can make it for the whole family as well.