Fill Your Toddler’s Tummy With These Quick And Healthy Recipes
If you are reading this article, you have a toddler or know one and must be aware of the troubles and tension parents go through regarding their eating tantrums! Being a mother to a toddler and facing the struggles of making a meal that my baby would devour I’ve come across discovering few recipes that are healthy, easy to make and liked by the baby.
Fruity oats with yogurt
This is ideal for breakfast. Just use a grater and grate fruits you want to feed your baby like apple, pear, berries, papaya etc mash a banana with the back of a fork. Add 2 tablespoon of thick hung yogurt or dahi. Take 2 tablespoons of oats and roast them in microwave or pan for 2 minutes. Garnish them with oats and honey and serve.
Take four apples peeled and cut in small pieces. Put them in a dish and cook with half cup water in medium flame. Add 2 pinch of cinnamon. Cook till apple turns golden and mushy. Mash with the back of a fork or in a mixer. Your applesauce is ready to be served with oats or just like that or as a side dish with roti or bread.
Applesauce and banana oatmeal cookie
This ideal snack and on the go breakfast can be served with a cup of milk. Use the applesauce prepared above take two bananas and mash it with the back of a fork. Take one and a half cup of oats powdered in a mixer and half cup of powdered oats mix in the wet ingredients to form a dough. Make interesting shapes using a cookie cutter and bake it in a preheated oven at 170 degrees till they start turning golden. You can pan cook them if you don’t have an oven.
Ragi and veggie cheela or idlis
Ragi is a power grain rich in iron and calcium ideal for toddlers.
Use 2 tablespoons of ragi, finely chopped or grated carrot, onion, beans, spinach and add a fist of finely chopped veggies of your choice and availability. Add dahi and make a smooth batter with a pinch of salt. Spread it evenly in a hot oiled pan and cook both sides. You can also use the batter to make idli or add little oats in the batter to make cheela as well as idli.
Easy to make atta cookies
If you don’t prefer biscuits available in the market loaded with sugar, refined flour and baking agents, you can make home-cooked atta, oats and dry fruits biscuits for them and offer a guilt-free item.
Take1 cup multigrain atta, half a cup powdered dry fruits such as almonds, cashews, walnuts etc of your choice and one cup powdered oats.
Take half cup of butter at room temperature or ghee. Mix it till it becomes creamy, add one cup of powdered jaggery/ honey/sugar. And Whisk it till it becomes creamy. Add an egg (optional) and mix nicely by whisking. Now add all dry ingredients and mix to form a dough. Make interesting shapes using a cookie cutter. Keep it in the fridge covering it with a transparent plastic sheet on an oiled baking tray for 20 minutes. Bake them in a preheated oven till the edges start turning golden.