Seeking simple yet nutritious recipes for toddlers and young children? Look no further! These recipes have been staples in my child's diet since their first year, evolving with their changing preferences and moods. Offering a blend of taste, nutrition, and health, I have collected my child's favourite recipes. You can see videos on youtube for references.
Here are 10 quick and easy recipes that your little one will love:
Soft Poha with Grated Vegetables: A gentle introduction to flavours with added grated vegetables of your choice.
Recipe- Rinse Poha, and Sauté with grated veggies, mustard seeds, leaves, turmeric, and salt for a light, nutritious meal ready in minutes. Don't forget to add a bit of natural sugar at the end for extra flavour.
Green Moong Dal Chilla: High in fibre and protein, perfect for a nutritious meal.
Recipe: Blend soaked moong dal, Add salt, and chopped onions and pour batter on a hot pan, and cook both sides until golden for a fibre-rich, protein-packed treat.
Besan Chilla with Grated Bottle Gourd (Lauki): Extremely good and a versatile option for babies.
Recipe: Mix besan, grated lauki, spices, and water into a batter, pour on a pan and cook until crisp - a versatile, nutritious delight. Stuff with paneer for a delightful, protein-loaded snack.
Sooji Chilla with Assorted Vegetables: Stuffed with paneer to enhance nutritional value and protein content.
Recipe: Combine sooji, veggies, spices, and water to form a batter, cook, and stuff with paneer for a delightful, protein-loaded snack.
Oats - Sweet or Savory: Customize oats based on your child's preference - sweet, or savoury with dry fruit and makhana powders for added nutrition.
Recipe: Cook oats with milk, sweeten them with dates, raisins, and any fruit or flavour with dry fruit powders for an extra dose of nutrition. I prefer adding mashed bananas for extra nutrition and natural sweetness.
Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes: A sweet and finger-friendly option that both mothers and kids adore.
Recipe: Mix whole wheat flour, cocoa, dates paste or jaggery, butter, and one teaspoon of baking powder. Bake it for a finger-friendly, sweet indulgence loved by kids and parents alike.
Paneer Tikka: Marinated in curd, besan, ginger, and garlic, then roasted or grilled for a delicious and protein-rich snack.
Baked Potato Wedges: A healthier alternative for weight gain - cut boiled potatoes into wedges, season, and bake for 10 minutes at 180 degrees for a guilt-free fries option.
Sweet Potato Delights: Boil or bake sweet potatoes and season with salt - a great addition to a growing child's diet.
Rice Pudding (Kheer): Keep rice powder handy to cook instant rice kheer. Grind rice into fine powder or use regular rice if time permits. Sweeten with jaggery or date powder for a quick, sweet treat.
These recipes ensure a balance of flavours and essential nutrients for your child's development. Simplify mealtime with these quick, homemade delights catering to your child's evolving taste buds and nutritional needs.
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