Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are crucial meal times for children. They need to eat the right amount of food with nutrients, vitamins and minerals essential for their overall health and development. There is a saying, “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a popper,” which is quite true. Kids need to have mild dinners so it does not trouble them during their sleep, and they can have a good breakfast the next day. While, like every parent, you want to give your kids a hearty meal, your primary concern is making their meals healthy, tasty, and attractive. Here are some recipes to help you make delicious dinners and healthy snacks for Indian Toddlers.
Curried Bean Pasta:
Every kid loves pasta, but the refined flour present in them harms their body. This recipe is a healthy alternative to the traditional pasta you can make for your children’s snack or dinner time. You can use Slurrp Farm‘s Multigrain Fusilli Pasta instead of the traditional one, which has an astonishing amount of vitamins and fibres essential for your child’s body and brain.
Curried Bean Pasta
¾ cup Slurrpfarm’s Multigrain Fusilli Pasta
¼ cup soaked and boiled kidney beans
1 tsp butter
¼ tsp black pepper powder
1 bay leaf
1 tsp chopped garlic
¼ cup finely chopped onion
1 cup chopped tomato
2 Tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp fresh cream
Salt to taste
- Add the pasta to the boiling water with salt and oil in a cooking pot until it is par-cooked. Strain the pasta water and keep some water separate for later.
- Heat the butter in a saucepan and add chopped garlic and bay leaf. Saute in medium heat for a few minutes.
- Add onions and saute them till golden brown. Add tomato and cook it well for 2-3 minutes, also mash them while cooking.
- Add kidney beans to the mashed mixture and cook them well. Add some pasta water to adjust the gravy consistency. Add salt and mix well.
- Add tomato ketchup and fresh cream, and cook for a few minutes.
- Add the boiled pasta to the sauce and mix well. Make sure that you coat the pasta generously with the sauce. Let it cook well and serve hot.
Mini Ragi Banana Pancakes with choco-chip:
While pasta can satisfy their savoury cravings, kids sometimes need something sweet that makes them feel cheerful. Pancakes are a favourite breakfast recipe for children, but you can also serve them as snacks for kids in the evening. Ragi has fibre, vitamins, and nutrients essential for a kid’s development. Banana has potassium that will help them with their digestion, blood circulation and gut health. Here is the Mini Ragi Banana Pancakes with choco-chip recipe that is easy to make and has a bit of choco-chip to add fun to their dinner.
Mini Ragi Banana Pancakes
½ packet Slurrp Banana Choco-Chip Pancake Mix
1 tbsp Ragi flour
½ cup milk
Butter to brush on the pan
Fruits and Honey for garnish
- Take a bowl and add Slurrp Banana Choco-Chip Pancake. Mix with ragi powder and whisk them dry.
- Add egg and milk into the dry mixture and whisk them well till there are no lumps.
- Take a flat pan and brush it with butter. After it is hot enough, pour the pancake mixture into small portions for mini pancakes.
- Cook on both sides and remove them on a plate. Serve hot with fresh fruits and a drizzle of Honey to make them look delicious and irresistible.
These are just a few snack recipes for which even the most finicky eaters would ask for more. You can feed them everything they like but always remember to keep the health quotient high in their meal plans.