Ways to Make Interesting and Healthy Food for Kids
Nothing is better than watching your kid finish off a healthy, home-cooked food. Kids are well-known to be picky eaters, making them eat healthy and energetic that will help them grow is a tricky task altogether.
Healthy Food for Kids can stabilize kid’s energy, sharpen their brains and even out their moods. So the big question is how to get your kid to eat Nutritious Food?
Here Is Some Healthy Food for Kids That Raises Their Interest In Eating:
- Delicious Chapati Rolls
Same boring chapatti (Flat-bread) and vegetable!! Not anymore. Pass them off with these tasty chapatti rolls.
Heat 3 tsp of oil, fry 2 onions, 2 garlic cloves and 1 green chilli for few minutes till the onions turn pink. Then mix all the vegetables like 6-7 beans, 1 carrot, 1/3 cup of cabbage, 1 capsicum, 1/3 sweet corn, salt for taste, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp kitchen king masala and sauté in high heat for a few minutes. The vegetables must be crunchy.
Now take a chapatti, fill this blend in the middle and roll the chapatti and wrap it with a stripe of aluminum foil, so that it is easy for the kid to hold and eat.
Now breakfast doesn't have to be boring anymore!!
- Make Rice Interesting:
Does rice seem boring to your kids... Make different and funny shapes or faces with food. Use green veggies to decorate the dish. Kids will surely get attracted. To encourage your kids eat healthier here are some creative ideas:
- Make curd rice which is prepared with vegetables
- Make curd with green coriander
Instead of forcing them to eat more veggies and greens, cook one pot meal as children love it very much. If you desire them to eat greens then make Mint (Pudina) or Fenugreek (Methi) pulao. You can prepare flatbread (paratha) or pulao with almost any veggies like mixed vegetable pulao, pea’s pulao, cauliflower, fenugreek, sweet corn and mint pulao and vegetable biryani.
- More Creative Ideas to Make Healthy Food for Kids
Include fresh vegetables in your kids’ diet by adding up a lot of veggies to upma or decorate food with different vegetables. Make funny animals shapes with food and ask them also to take part in it. They will definitely enjoy it to the core. You can prepare Idli upma, vegetable upma, mixed vegetable noodles and ven pongal with sambar.
Kids love sandwiches. Utilize cookie cutters to cut it into diverse shapes and decorate sandwiches with funny and interesting faces. You can utilize steel cups to cut larger circles. You can make mixed vegetable sandwich, potato sandwich, cottage cheese (paneer) sandwich (protein packed sandwich) and tomato sauce cheese sandwich.
- Dosa In A Different Form
You can offer the same dosa in a special form and it will surely attract your children. First, cut 2-3 thick and spongy dosa into small pieces. Heat 3 spoons of oil then fry 2 onions till it turns golden brown. Then mix 2 cut tomatoes, ½ spoon of red chilli powder, ½ a spoon of garam masala (ground spices) powder and salt to taste. Cook it till tomatoes turn mushy. Add capsicum and cook for a few seconds. Do not fry the capsicum completely as it is the highlight of the dish. Blend the diced dosa and mix well till the pieces get covered with the masala. No need for any other side dish for this.
- Colorful Dosa and Uthappam
Make colorful dosas or chapattis by adding fresh spinach or beetroot juice to the dough to create pink and green dosas. Then blend lot of fresh veggies and cook colorful dosa or uthappam. Make it even more appealing by presenting in animals or birds figure. You can make other types of dosas like Beetroot Dosa, Carrot Dosa, Mint Dosa or Coin Dosa.
- Coconut Banana Muffins
Spicy bananas with lemon and salt coated with bread crumbs and dried coconut and then baked with perfection. Honey over caramelized bananas? Yummy! Kids won’t be able to oppose this one.
- Multigrain Pizza
Replace the daily boring pizza base with a healthy multigrain pizza base. Utilize fresh pesto sauce in the place of tomato ketchup and put some healthy toppings.
- Lentil-Mushroom Burgers
Burgers in its healthy avatar; Take the patties with mushrooms and cleverly hide some lentils (masoor) in them. Put them between the whole wheat buns and serve. After this, watch them disappear.
- Ragi (finger millet) Cookies
Draw a smile on their faces with a bunch of ragi cookies. Ragi is filled with calcium which makes it best for kids in their development phase. Ragi changes to brown on roasting and can simply be served as chocolate cookies. For different variety, you can try raisin and oatmeal cookies. Let them help in the kitchen while you are baking; it’s the way you could teach them about healthy food.
- Eggless Flour(Atta) Cake
Yogurt, nuts, cinnamon (daalchini), whole wheat flour and jaggery (gud) - all together will create a healthy tea time cake. Surprise them with this special treat every once in a while.
- Melon and Kiwi Fruit Smoothie
Mix kiwi, melon, papaya, grapes, milk, honey and oats together to get a refreshing and tasty smoothie for summers. You can pass off this fulfilling cold drink between meals or as a rapid healthy breakfast.
- Whole Wheat Pasta In Mushroom Sauce
Nothing is better and healthier than home-made pasta with a buttery mushroom sauce. Pick whole wheat penne and mix in some veggies. You can also mash the veggies with the sauce.
- Oats Idli
Prepare with roasted oats, black gram (urad dal), mustard seeds, chickpea (channa dal), and a pinch of turmeric powder and steamed, these idlis create a healthy lunch box.
- Fresh Corn Bhel
Corn served under the coat of tasty tamerand sauce (chutney), green coriander (dhaniya) and lime juice. This one can be given as a great evening snack.
As kids grow, they require healthy food, along with extra vitamins and minerals to maintain the growing bodies. It includes whole grains like whole wheat, rice, oats, millet, barley, quinoa; a broad kind of fresh fruits and veggies; calcium for rising bones milk, yogurt (curd), or alternates if lactose intolerant; and hale and hearty proteins cheese, seeds, poultry, nuts, fish, eggs, grass-fed beef, pork, and non-GMO soy products. So it is your duty to prepare Healthy Food for Kids.