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Non fried snacks for kids || After school healthy snacks

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A healthy snack is the most required food for school kids,it keeps them energetic and charged up.Kids when back from school are very tired and hungry , what they need is hug from mom and then a super yummy snacks to eat.I prefer to give my kids something which keeps them energize and also which can keep them active for the rest of the day.We mothers are always enthusiastic to try something new for our kids and something which is easy and quick to prepare.So here i come with these collections of few recipes like salads, sandwiches and healthy non-fried snacks can be served after school to the kids.


BOILED CHICKPEA

BENEFITS OF CHICKPEAS FOR BABIES, TODDLERS AND KIDS

What are the different types of chickpeas?
Chickpeas are known by a variety of names. The type of chickpea which is popular is the Kabuli Chana variety – they are big in size, buttery in colour and has a smooth texture.

Whereas desi chana, more known as kala chana is darker in colour, smaller in size and has a rough texture. These are actually the most nutritious variety and hold high content of antioxidants.

Ingredients

Chickpeas – ½ a cup
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
Salt – as per taste
water – 2 cups

Directions || How to prepare chick pea snack

Wash and soak the chickpeas overnight. It will enlarge to about three times the original size.
Add salt, turmeric, a little grated ginger / a pinch of elaichi powder / a pinch of pepper to avoid gas issues
Pressure-cook on semi-heat approximately for 7-8 whistles (It should be soft enough to enjoy by our kids)
You can also add Kasuri Methi leaves for the aroma factor.


SWEET CORN CHAT

Sweet Corn Chaat is an easy-to-make snack recipe for kids after school. This simple corn chaat recipe can be
prepared in just 5 mins if you have the boiled corn ready in hand.Try this quick chaat recipe and you and your kids
will love it.

Ingredients

2 cup boiled frozen sweet corn
1 medium chopped,peeled cucumber
1 medium grated , peeled carrots
1 teaspoon chaat masala powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
few finely chopped coriander

Directions || How to prepare sweet corn chat

Add boiled swet corn , cucumber , carrots and mix well.

Next add chilli powder, cumin powder, chaat masala powder and salt. Mix well.

Add lime juice and stir once or twice. Transfer to a plate.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve as a snack.


SWEET POTATO BHEL

Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber and starch that soothes the stomach and the intestines.
Because of their natural sweetness,kids love sweet potatoes.
You can simply boil the sweet potato ,peel them off ,cut it into pieces and serve to your hungry kid back from schoo
or you can try this yummy indian street food style bhel prepared with puffed rice and tossed with onion,
tomatoes ,peanuts or nuts.

Course: Snack
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cook time : None
Serves 2 to 4

Ingredients

2 cups puffed rice or rice crispies white or brown rice or other unsweetened puffed grains
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tomato finely choppedd
1/2 cup cubed sweet potato cooked and cubed small (measured when cubed)
2 tbsp raw or roasted peanuts or chopped cashews
1/2 tsp chaat masala , optional (See Recipe note for recipe)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt or more to taste

Directions || How to prepare sweet potato bhel

Cook the sweet potato by boiling or steaming to preference and set aside.

Chop the onion, tomato and sweet potato.

In a large bowl, add the puffed rice. Mix in the chopped onion, tomato and mix.

Add the sweet potato and nuts. Toss lightly.

Add salt, chaat masala, red chilli powder and some lime juice and mix. Taste and adjust flavor.

Garnish with sev (chickpea noodles) and serve immediately.

Bhel is best served immediately as the puffed grains will become soggy over time.

 


SWEET POHA

Sweet Poha can be a good breakfast as well as snacks which in an easy recipe for morning hurry or even quick
evening snacks. You can serve this poha with a glass of milk as it will be a great filling combination for you kids,
You can say this snacks serves as an great alternative to cornflakes.

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients:

1 cup Poha / Flattened Rice
1/4 cup grated Jaggery
1 tsp Cardamom Powder(or 2 cardamoms)
1 tbsp Ghee
1/2 cup milk (optional)
2 tbsp chopped Cashewnuts
2 tbsp chopped pistachios

Directions || How to prepare sweet Poha

Wash the aval/poha in a bowl of water and filter using a colander/strainer ..
Heat a pan and add 1 tbsp ghee
Add the aval/poha and cook for 3 minutes on medium-low heat.
Add chopped cashew and mix well with poha
Add 2 cardamom and cook for 5 seconds..
Add 1 tbsp jaggery or raw suga mix for a minute
Next add 1/4 tbsp milk (this is optional) cook it for another 1 min and turn off the heat ..
remove the prepared sweet poha into a bowl ..and serve when slightly warm..

 


BREAD PIZZA

If you are craving for pizza and don’t have time to prepare the dough and let’s try this bread pizzza
An easy quick and really delicious. It takes no more than 15 or 20 minutes,you can choose your favorite
pizza toppings and is done, ready to be served. Not only kids but everybody loves pizza , so try this mini
bread pizza at home.I tried some innovative way of serving this pizza to my kids my creating a hut shape
pizza and named it as Pizza hut .So do try this Pizza hut at home 🙂 and I am sure you and your family will love these.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 5 mins
Serves:4

Bread slices – 6
Mozzarella cheese – grated as required

For the pizza topping

2 medium size chopped onions
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1 green bell pepper(capsicum)
1 tbsp garlic
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp salt
Oil for cooking
Salt

Directions|| How to prepare Bread Pizza

To prepare Pizza Topping

Heat oil in a pan.

Add garlic and saute it till you get nice burnt garlic aroma.

Next add onions and saute it.

Once it turns golden brown , add tomatoes, cook till it tomatoes turns tender.

Add salt,oregano, red chilli powder, tomato ketchup and mix it well.

Close the lid and let it cook for 2 mins.

Once cooked , turn off the gas and keep it aside.

To prepare Pizza

Toast the bread and apply butter over it.

Spread 2 tsp of the prepared toppings evenly on the bread slices.

Arrange the toppings and sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese all over the toppings.

To prepare over Tava/Pan

Grease the pan with oil , place the bread over the pan

cover with a lid and let the pizza cook over low flame

Cook till the base becomes golden and crisp and the cheese has melted

Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the bread slices.

To prepare pizza in Oven

Grill in a preheated oven at 180 degree C until the cheese starts to melt. Serve immediately.

Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the bread slices.

To Serve the pizza.

Cut the breads into two parts in triangle shape and other pizza piece into square shape.

Arrange it in house shape (triangular shape pizza as roof and square shape pizza as the base) and decorate it will chilli flakes and finely chopped capsicum.

Your kids will definitely love this Bread Pizza Hut 🙂

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How to give eggs to baby| 4 Egg recipes for babies | 9 + months baby recipes

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Eggs are a perfect single-ingredient food. It is an excellent source of iron which contains protein,easy to prepare,
they are a convenient and healthy source of fat, and other nutrients such as biotin which are important for growth
and a healthy body. Eggs are a top source of protein for children and are easy to make and serve.

Changes in Introducing Allergenic Foods like Eggs to Babies

Recommendations for introducing eggs to baby are changing! A 2008
and many studies done after, indicated that waiting to introduce eggs to your baby
may not prevent any atopic (i.e. eczema) disease(s).
Many are now suggesting that babies may be introduced to whole eggs
from the start (for those with no known history of food allergies and/or egg allergies).

 

Parent can introduce eggs in their baby’s diet at around 8 month . You can either start with puree
or mash one hard-boiled or scrambled egg and serve it to your baby. Ensure you cook the egg well to kill
any harmful bacteria.
For a more liquid consistency, add breast milk or water. Around 9 months plua, scrambled egg pieces
are a fantastic finger food. It’s fast and easy breakfast not even for babies but for all ages 🙂

4 best recipes to cook Eggs and Egg Yolks

Mashed Egg Yolk

Ingredients

1 large egg
1 Tsp breast milk or formula

Directions to prepare Mashed Egg yolk

Boil an egg in a water till its cooked well.
Take out the egg and cool it.
Peel the shell off and separate white egg from an yolk.
Discard the white part and mash the yellow egg yolk well.
Add tiny bit or around 1 tsp breast milk or formula to the mash yolk and mix well.
Serve it to your baby,

Mini Egg Omelette

Ingredient

1 large egg
1 Tsp breast milk or formula
1/2 tsp pepper powder
Butter

Directions to prepared Mini egg omelette

Break an egg and separate the yolk from the white.
Add a little of baby’s milk(breast milk or formula) to this and beat using a fork.
You may also put a little pepper to it if your baby likes.
Heat a little butter in a frying pan.
Gently pour the hin layer of egg mixture egg into the pan.
Cook for a couple of minutes on a medium heat. Flip it over and cook for an other minute on the other side until completely set and slightly brown.
Allow to cool slightly, you can cut it into small finger size pieces and serve it to your baby.

Scrambled Egg

Ingredients

1  large egg
1 Tsp breast milk or formula
1/2 tsp pepper powder
Butter

Directions to prepared Scrambled Egg

Break an egg and separate the yolk from the white.
Add a little of baby’s milk(breast milk or formula) to this and beat using a fork.
You may also put a little pepper to it if your baby likes.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add egg mixture. Use a spatula to move egg mixture around in pan to scramble as it cooks.
Keep cooking until eggs are completely cooked through.
Use spatula to transfer eggs to a plate to cool. Chop into tiny bits and serve to baby.

Homemade Egg Custard

Ingredients:

1 large egg
1 cup milk (breastmilk if possible or baby formula)
1 tbsp sugar

Directions to prepared an Egg Custard

Pour the milk in a pot and heat up on low-medium heat. Don’t allow it to be too hot or boil.
Whisk the egg yolk well and then pour the whisk egg and sugar into the milk and start stirring. Reduce the heat to low.
Keep stirring to prevent it sticking under the pot and curdling.
Once it starts to thicken, continue stirring until you get your desired consistency. Add more milk if it’s too thick.
Let it cool down before serving .. Serve warm or chilled ! ..

Healthy and Fluffy White Egg Omelette

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Egg White Vegetable Omelet is a great light breakfast or snacks to have, if you’re looking for a low calorie filler
in between meals. I started doing egg whites back in the day when yellow was considered high cholesterol
and therefore bad for your heart. This egg white omelet is an easy and healthy way to kick-start your day.

 

Egg white benefits

Here’s the good news about egg whites:

Egg whites are low in calories , protein rich and a fat-free diet especially if you’re trying to watch your weight,
choosing egg white protein over whole egg protein will help you control your calorie intake. One large egg white provides only about 17 calories, according to the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory. A more reasonable portion size of four egg whites would provide you with 68 calories but can significantly boost your satiety —
which is good news when it comes to healthy weight management. According to a 2010 review published in the
“Canadian Journal of Cardiology,” egg white protein is classified as a valuable, high-quality protein.
Egg whites contain all of the essential amino acids your body needs each day to perform
day-to-day functions and maintain your muscle.

After making non fluffy egg omelettes for a long time and I can’t tell you how
happy I am to finally succeed in making this fluffy egg white omlette.
Sharing with all the method to make a perfect and fluffy omelette! Fast, simple, and delicious breakfast!

Ingredients

2 eggs whites
1 tsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions || How to make healthy fluffy egg white omelette

Beat the egg whites with a beater for 2 to 3 minutes or until the mixture is thick and frothy.
Heat the olive oil in a 10 inch pan.
Add the beaten egg and cook for a few minutes checking with a spatula to see when the bottom of the egg is done.
Flip the omlette on other side and let it cook till done.
Fold the omelette into half and serve hot with a whole wheat toast.
Sprinkle fresh pepper on top if required.

Rose flavored Coconut (Nariyal)Ladoo

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Coconut (nariyal) ladoo are usually prepared during festivals,its one of the famous Indian sweet and quiet
easy to make at home.I tried to prepared these ladoos including little rose flavor. These coconut or nariyal ladoos
are soft and sweet with the right amount of flavor and sweetness.This is a just 5 minute recipe and its perfect for those moments when you have less time and have guests to attend 🙂
If you don’t have rose syrup then make them plain or use food coloring if you prefer it colored.

 

Ingredients

1.5 cup desiccated coconut + 1/4 cup for garnishing
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp rooh-afza
1 tsp clarified butter/ghee
1 tsp cardamom powder

 

Directions || How to prepare Coconut ladoo

In a pan add ghee. Add Grated Coconut and saute until the coconut is nicely roasted.

But be careful not to burn it or not it changes color.

Now add condensed milk and start mixing it properly.

Next add rose syrup (rooh-afza) and cardamom powder , mix all the ingredients well together.

This will become like a hard dough. Switch off flame.

Transfer to a plate. Once warm start making Ladoos.

Roll ladoos one by one in coconut powder.

Transfer to a serving plate.

Enjoy…

Maggi Cheese Dosa

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Dosa is a perfect healthy and filling breakfast or even as a snacks.You can always keep some dosa batter ready and handy in a refrigerator,so whenever required you can some quick dosa or idlis for your family.Normally,my kids don’t like idli’s, they like dosa.But I was quiet fed up of making same dosa for them like oats ,bread and plain dosa.So today, I thought of giving a twist to our normal dosa and made dosa by adding some maggi masala noodles filling loaded with full cheese. This Maggi cheesy dosa is delicious and has an amazing aroma.
It really turned out good and yummy , they just couldn’t stop eating. I was quiet happy with my experiments as i also tried making cheesy sandwich dosa and aloo masala cheese dosa.
Check out this recipe , video shared on you tube.

Preparation time : 10 mins
cooking time : 5 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients

1 bowl dosa batter / rice /rava/oats/any dosa batter
1 small packet of maggi masala noodles
1/2 cup boiled corn
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
¼ cup grated cheese, like cheddar or any other melting cheese
oil as required
salt as required

Directions || How to make Maggi cheese dosa

Take a pan and make Maggi masala noodles,keep it aside once done.
Add dosa to the set dosa batter and mix well.
Heat griddle or dosa pan/tava , sprinkle some water and wipe it off gently using a tissue(this helps to remove dosa quicklyavoiding to stick)
Pour a ladleful of the batter on griddle and spread the batter gently in circular motion.
Spread some butter over it , allow it to melt over dosa
Now spread prepared maggie noodles all over the dosa.
Top it with some boiled sweet corn
also spread tomato ketchup all over and spread it evenly,
now sprinkle some pepper powder.
sprinkle shredded cheese all over the dosa.
Lastly fold the dosa and slightly press uniformly so that it gets sticked.
Flip the other side and cook for a minute so that cheese melts.
Maggie cheese dosa is ready to be served , You can also serve by cutting into triangle shape.
Serve hot with any peanut or coconut or tomato chutney or even ketchup.

Aloo masala Cheese Dosa

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Dosa is a perfect healthy and filling breakfast or even as a snacks.You can always keep some dosa batter ready and handy in a refigerator,so whenever required you can some quick dosa or idlis for your family.Normally,my kids don’t like idli’s, they like dosa.But I was quiet fed up of making same dosa for them like oats ,bread and plain dosa.So today, I thought of giving a twist to our normal dosa and tried this aloo masala dosa loaded with full cheese. It really turned out good and yummy , they just couldn’t stop eating.
I was quiet happy with my experiments as i also tried making cheesy sandwich dosa and maggie cheese dosa.
Do check the other two dosa varieties and share me your feedback.
Check out this recipe , video shared on you tube.

Preparation time : 10 mins
cooking time : 5 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients

For Aloo bhaji/Sabzi:

2 tsp oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp jeera / cumin
pinch of hing / asafoetida
½ onion, finely chopped
1 inch ginger, finely chopped
1 green chilli, finely chopped
½ tsp turmeric / haldi
salt to taste
2 potato, boiled & peeled
¼ cup water, adjust consistency
2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice

For Aloo masala dosa

1 bowl dosa batter / rice /rava/oats/any dosa batter
prepared aloo bhaji/sabzi
2 tsp green chutney / mint chutney / sandwich chutney
¼ cup grated cheese, like cheddar or any other melting cheese
oil as required
salt as required

Directions || How to make Aloo masala cheese Dosa

Take a pan and prepare aloo bhaji or sabzi using your method.
Add dosa to the set dosa batter and mix well.
Heat griddle or dosa pan/tava , sprinkle some water and wipe it off gently using a tissue(this helps to remove dosa quicklyavoiding to stick)
Pour a ladleful of the batter on griddle and spread the batter gently in circular motion.
Spread some butter over it , allow it to melt over dosa
Now spread prepared aloo masala all over the dosa.
Spread green chutney on top of the masala and spred it evenly.
now sprinkle some pepper powder.
sprinkle shredded cheese all over the dosa.
Lastly roll the dosa and slightly press uniformly so that it gets sticked.
Flip the other side and cook for a minute so that cheese melts.
Serve hot with any peanut or coconut or tomato chutney or even ketchup.

Cheese Sandwich Dosa

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Dosa is a perfect healthy and filling breakfast or even as a snacks.You can always keep some dosa batter ready and handy in a refrigerator,so whenever required you can some quick dosa or idlis for your family.Normally,my kids don’t like idli’s, the like dosa. But I was quiet fed up of making same dosa for them like oats ,bread and plain dosa. So today, I thought of giving a twist to our normal dosa and made a sandwich by adding some potato and tomato filling just like sandwich style and loaded with cheese. It really turned out good and yummy , they just couldn’t stop eating. I was quiet happy with my experiments as i also tried making cheesy maggie dosa and aloo masala cheese dosa.
Check out this recipe , video shared on you tube.

Preparation time : 10 mins
cooking time : 5 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients

1 bowl dosa batter / rice /rava/oats/any dosa batter
1 tsp butter
1 small potato , boiled and thinly sliced
1 small tomato, thinly sliced
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tsp green chutney / mint chutney / sandwich chutney
¼ cup grated cheese, like cheddar or any other melting cheese
oil as required
salt as required

Directions || How to make Cheesy Sandwich dosa

Add salt to the set dosa batter and mix well.
Heat griddle or dosa pan/tava , sprinkle some water and wipe it off gently using a tissue(this helps to remove dosa quicklyavoiding to stick)
Pour a ladleful of the batter on griddle and spread the batter gently in circular motion.
Spread some butter over it , allow it to melt over dosa
Now place sliced potato and sliced tomato on half of the dosa
On the other half of dosa, apply green chutney and spread it out.
also spread tomato ketchup all over and spread it evenly,
now sprinkle some pepper powder.
sprinkle shredded cheese all over the dosa.
Lastly fold the dosa and slightly press uniformly so that it gets sticked.
Flip the other side and cook for a minute so that cheese melts.
cheesy dosa sandwich is ready to be served , You can also serve by cutting into triangle shape.
Serve hot with any peanut or coconut or tomato chutney or even ketchup.