Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Skipping breakfast can make your kid feel tired, agitated, or irritable. A healthy breakfast will fuel your little explorer’s body with enough energy and other nutrients. It also helps in establishing a normal eating pattern. Eating regular meals and snacks is a key to maintaining good health throughout life.
Toddlers are usually picky eaters and not very keen on trying new foods. As a parent, we keep introducing something new for them to eat to please their taste buds. Here are a few recipes that are not only healthy but delicious too to treat your little one:
• Chapati Roll/Pizza roll:
Ingredients: Chapatti, Onion, tomato, boiled potato, beans, cabbage, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, carrot, capsicum, mayonnaise.
Method: Wash, clean and cut all veggies into small pieces. Sauté all veggies in a pan with a little salt and pepper. Brush another pan with a little ghee. Toast chapatti from both the sides. Take it out on a plate, spread mayonnaise on it, top it with sautéed veggies and put a little tomato sauce on it. Roll it and secure it with a foil paper or tissue paper. Your chapatti roll is ready to be eaten.
Note. You can choose the veggies as per your kid’s taste or availability. You can spread a bit of pizza sauce too on a chapati if your kid likes it.
• Paneer Sandwich:
Ingredients: Two brown bread slices, Paneer, salt, pepper, onion, cumin powder, tomato ketchup, butter.
Method: Cut the edges of the bread slices. Put a little butter in a pan, add grated paneer, salt, pepper, cumin powder and let it cook for about a minute. Once it cools down, spread it on the bread slices and put it in the toaster or pan. Toast it from both the sides. Serve it with tomato sauce on the side or make some design on top of it to make it more appealing for your toddler.
Note: Use different cookie cutters to give these beautiful shapes. You can use cheese as well if your kid likes it.
• Fruit Custard:
Ingredients: Seasonal fruits, milk, custard powder, elaichi powder, sugar, dry fruits.
Method: Chop all fruits and dry fruits into small pieces. Boil a cup of milk and put half a spoon custard powder, half a spoon sugar and pinch of elaichi powder in it. Mix it well and set it aside to cool down a little bit. Once it cools down, start layering it in a cup or a bowl. First put custard mix, then a layer of one fruit and repeat it with other fruits. You can set this by putting it in the fridge for a while. Sprinkle a little honey before you serve it to your toddler.
Note: You can skip the sugar if you are happy with the sweetness of fruits. Make sure to check if your kid is allergic to any dry fruits before adding them. Do not keep prepared dish in the fridge for a long time as cut fruits will start to spoil.
Breakfast recipes don’t have to be complicated to be healthy. Consider simple options and try different breakfast ideas to please your kid’s taste buds. Be a role model for your kid. These little human beings are good observant and they follow what they see around them.