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5 ideas to make Healthier and Fun Snacks for Kids

No one on the planet can be fussier than a kid when a plate of something healthy is kept in front of them. RIght before their meal time, you already something you can bribe them with to get to eat their greens. It’s a hard task. There are only so many times you can hide veggies in fun foods before they call you out on it.

So, this time why not instead of hiding them nutritious food under a layer of cheesy lasagna, and give it to them just as it is, but with a fun twist. In this way, the kids will eat healthy and you can save yourself from all those extra efforts.

Here are 5 ideas to serve your kids a healthy meal that they’ll for sure eat.

1. Colourplay with food

A plate of colourful food can get anyone interested. Also, it strikes the perfect balance in terms of nutrition and taste. Incorporate as many colourful veggies as you can and toss it together with a tasty but healthy dressing for a healthy kid-friendly salad. The vibrant colour of the veggies and other foods can really interest the kids.



2. Food art on a plate

IF you have the extra time, make some cute art with food. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. Make it simple and colourful. You can use whatever kitchen items you have to get creative. Here some references



3. Kid-friendly recipes

What kids eat and adults vary. there isn’t a whole lot that kids eat. So, in a week, you can choose 2-3 days where you can make kid-friendly recipes. Kid-friendly recipes are recipes of dishes that are healthy as and tasty. You can try out the below recipe for a healthy breakfast:

BEETROOT OATS IDLI:

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Instant Oats
  • 1/2 cup Semolina
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Beetroot Grated
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 10-15 Cashew Nuts Broken
  • 4-6 Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Fruit Salt or ENO
  • Water
Instructions
  • Dry roast oats till slightly browned and powder it.

  • Dry roast semolina and keep it aside.

  • Let both of them cool.

  • Mix powdered oats and semolina with curd, salt and enough water to make a medium consistency batter.

  • For tempering, heat oil in a pan.

  • When oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds and urad dal.

  • Let the mustard splutter and urad dal turn brown.

  • Add cashew nuts and fry until light brown.

  • Add curry leaves.

  • Add grated beetroot and saute it for one minute.

  • Pour the tempering over the batter and mix well.

  • Keep the batter aside for 5-10 mins.

  • If the batter has absorbed water, then adjust the consistency of the batter.

  • Heat the idli steamer.

  • Grease idli moulds with oil.

  • Add fruit salt in the batter and mix lightly with spoon.

  • Pour the batter in moulds till 3/4 only as idlies will rise after steaming.

  • Steam for 10-15 mins till toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • Serve with coconut or tomato chutney.

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Surabhi Mahadevan

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