Kids are sometimes fussy with their food. It is a good idea to cook something that looks appealing to them and has a high nutrition factor as well.
Here are some excellent kids’ breakfast recipes for moms who are worried about what to serve their kids at breakfast.
1. Upma With Broken Wheat
Try making upma with broken wheat instead of semolina. Wheat is a great cereal rich in fiber, calcium and protein and helps in maintaining good health.
- Broken Wheat (1/4 cup)
- Carrot cubes
- Green peas (1/4th cup each)
- 1 chopped onion and green chili
- A little oil
- Coriander leaves for garnishing and salt to taste
Broken wheat has to be cleaned and washed thoroughly and then blanched in two cups of hot water for about 4-5 minutes. It is drained and put aside. In a pressure cooker oil is heated and green chilies and onion are added and sautéd till onion becomes soft and translucent.
The vegetables and broken wheat are added and cooked for few minutes. Salt is added as per taste. Almost 1.5 cups of water is added and the thing is allowed to pressure cook till 1 whistle. Serve the wholesome dish hot by garnishing with fresh coriander leaves.
2. Corn Parathas
Corn parathas are filled with the valuable nutrients of corn and spinach (which most children normally loathe!). Cheese makes the parathas yummier.
- Whole wheat flour (1/2 cup)
- Sweet corn kernels coarsely crushed and finely chopped spinach (1/4 cup each)
- Chopped green chilies (1/4 tsp)
- Grated mozzarella cheese (about 5 tsp)
- 2 tsp oil and salt to taste
All the ingredients except cheese and oil are put in a bowl and kneaded together with water so that soft dough is formed. For 5 minutes, keep the dough aside. Take some oil and knead the dough again. It is great if the dough can be kept under some wet muslin cloth.
Small portions from the dough are taken and thin rotis are made from the same. These are placed on some flat surface and grated mozzarella cheese is spread over the same generously. Another roti is placed to cover the surface.
In a non-stick pan oil is heated and the parathas are cooked from both sides till they are golden brown. These can be served hot with various kinds of chutney or fresh raita.
These recipes are simple and tasty and give your kid some real nutrition in the morning, when they need it most.
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