easy recipes for kids

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.

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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.

Paneer Cutlets/Paneer Patties

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Paneer cutlet recipe, easy to prepare crisp cutlets made with cottage cheese (paneer) ,potatoes and corn mixed with spices,coated in breadcrumbs and shallow fried.
They are a very popular Indian snack dish that can also be served as an appetizer.
Elders as well as kids will surely love this recipe that is made using paneer and potatoes and can be served as after school snacks.
Watch this step by step recipe and do leave me your valuable feedback.

prep time 20 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
serves 4

Ingredients

200 grams paneer OR 1.75 cups grated or crumbled paneer
3 small OR 1 cup potatoes
1 cup boiled corn
2 green chilies, chopped
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
1 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
1 cup rice flour or corn starch
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup breadcrumbs
oil for pan frying

Directions || how to make paneer cutlet

In a bowl, add crumbled paneer,boiled potato and boiled corn.
Next add all the spice – red chili powder,cumin powder and garam masala , green chillies and chopped coriander.
Add 3 to 4 tablespoons rice flour and salt as required. instead of rice flour, you can also use corn starch.
Squeeze some lemon juice and mix everything very well. do check the taste and if required add more salt.
Take a portion of the mixture and shape in to patties.
Next in a plate take some breadcrumbs, place the paneer cutlet on the breadcrumbs coat well.
Make all cutlets this way and coat them with breadcrumbs.keep aside.

frying paneer cutlets:

heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan or tawa. keep the flame to medium-low or medium and place the paneer cutlets.
when the base is golden, flip gently without breaking them.
fry the second side too without golden. flip a couple of times till the paneer cutlets are crisp and golden.
place fried paneer cutlets on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
serve paneer cutlet hot with any sauce or chutney or dip.

Fruit Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

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Fruit sandwich makes a filling snacks ,just cut the fruits, apply cream to the bread slices, and assemble the sandwich. Kids love this sandwich due to its sweet taste. So if your kids are not fond of fruits , this is the best way to make them eat.
You can add any type of non-citrus fruits to this sandwich.So if you are looking for something healthier for kids, this is the best  lunch box ideas or snacks for your kids.You can pack them with any fruits This sandwich is inspired from Japanese cuisine.If you have never had a Japanese Fruit Sandwich, try it.

 

Ingredients

1 cup (240ml) heavy whipped cream
4 thin slices Bread
strawberries
banana
kiwi

Directions|| How to prepare fruit sandwiches

Put heavy cream and sugar in a bowl of an electric mixer and whip until forming hard peaks
or you can ready made cool whipped cream

Spread some whipped cream on one side of two slices of bread (not too thin, but not too thick).

Place fruits on the two slices of bread. Put one layer of sliced fruits over cream on the bread.

Spread some more cream over fruits. Place another slice of bread on top of the cream.

Wrap the sandwiches with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Remove the plastic. Cut crusts out and cut the sandwich into 4 pieces diagonally to make triangle shapes.

You can pack these sandwiches in kids lunch box.

Chicken Bruschetta

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chicken_BrushettaBruschetta (Italian pronunciation: [bruˈsketta]) is a starter dish from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt.
I decided to use it on chicken instead of on toasted bread and give it a little Indian touch. This has become one of my family’s favorite iftari this Ramadan.
It is spicy ,tangy and salty all at once. Try this recipe as a starter when the guest arrives and i am sure they will love it.

Prep time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients

To Marinade

4 large chicken breasts
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp oregano
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Olive oil for frying
salt as per taste

BRUSCHETTA TOPPING

2 medium size tomatoes
1 medium size onion
1 finely chopped green chilly
1 tsp oregano
1 cup shredded cheese
salt as per taste

Directions || How to prepare Chicken Bruschetta

Trim the excess fat from the chicken breasts and cut each piece into four small piece.

Combine chicken with all the ingredients in a bowl and add salt and pepper.

Mix everything around to make sure the chicken is coated in the marinade. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

Prepare the bruschetta topping.

Finely dice the onion and tomatoes and mix all the ingredients (chillies ,oregano and salt )together in a bowl

Heat a oil separately in a frying pan. Fry the marinated chicken well on both the sides. After frying, remove from heat
and place chicken pieces on absorbent paper or paper towel to drain out excess oil.

Top each piece of chicken with about ¼ cup of the tomato bruschetta topping and about ¼ cup of shredded cheese.

It’s okay if some falls off, you can scoop it onto your plate along with the chicken.

Serve hot and enjoy these yummy bruschetta’s!

Chicken Soup in pressure cooker(treats bad cold and cough)

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Chicken soup is a soup made of chicken,simmered with water and various other ingredients.Chicken soup has acquired the reputation of a folk remedy for colds and influenza, and in many countries is considered a comfort food.

Try this quick and easy chicken soup for your kids at home to treat cold or cough , it really works.

This chicken soup can be served with rice too or simple bread/plain roti.


Preparation time : 5-10 mins
Cooking time : 15-20 mins
2 servings

To prepare chicken stock in pressure cooker

Ingredients

100 gm Chicken cut into medium size pieces and washed thoroughly
1 bay leaf
3 pepper balls
2 cloves
1 finely chopped small Onions
1 finely chopped small tomato
1 tsp Turmeric powder
½ tsp black pepper powder
½ tsp garam massla powder
1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil

For Garnishing

few coriander

To prepare soup

1 tbsp of cornflour
½ tsp black pepper powder

Direction || How to prepare Chicken stock in pressure cooker

To prepare chicken stock

In a pressure cooker, heat 1 tbsp of oil, Once oil is hot enough, add bay leaf , pepper balls ,cloves ,finely chopped onion and sauté till it turns golden brown.
Now add finely chopped tomatoes, once the tomatoes gets mixed well,add chicken pieces and salt to taste.
Then add ginger-garlic paste ,garam masala powder, black pepper powder abd turmeric powder. Saute till raw smell from ginger-garlic goes away.
Add finely chopped coriander and add around 1 cup of water,put the lid on.Cook until just 3 whistles as chicken doesn’t take long time to cook.

To prepare chicken soup

Add the prepared chicken stock from pressure cooker in a vessel.
Add water to the cornflour and prepared a thick paste , add this cornflour paste to a chicken stock.
Add black pepper powder and stir it well.
Let the soup boil for 5-7 minutes on a high flame.
Serve hot to a kid or a person suffering from bad cold or cough.

Cheesy Potato Nuggets Tree

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Potato Nuggets are yummy little bites which can be eaten as snack at any time of the day.

Filled with cheese makes it an amazing delicious cheesy bites which melts in the mouth.
They are great party starters especially for kids party.
You can prepared them in advance and refrigerated for a day or two and use it when required.
You can serve these lovely nuggets with ketchup or any dips.


Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: Makes about 500 gm or 35-40 Nuggets

Ingredients:

2 Cups Boiled and Mashed Potatoes
2 Tbsp shredded Parmesan Cheese
1-2 Shredded Garlic Cloves
1/2 Tsp Mixed Herbs (Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Parsley, Rosemary)
1 Tsp Chilli Flakes
1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs + 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs for rolling
2 Tbsp Corn Flour
Salt to taste
Corn Flour Paste (2 Tbsp Corn Flour + 1/4 Cup Water mixed well)
Oil for frying

Direction || How to prepare Cheesy Potato nuggets

1. In a bowl take Boiled and Mashed Potatoes, 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs, Corn Flour, Parmesan Cheese, Chilli Flakes, Mixed Herbs,
Shredded Garlic Cloves and Salt to taste and mix well. .
Prepare a nice dough of the mixture , divide the dough into 3-4 palm size ball.
Take about a palm size ball on greased palm. Then roll the same in long thin pipe shape (about 1/4? in diameter).
Then cut in to about 1/2? long and using fingers lightly press edges to give it a shape of nuggets.
Prepare the rest of the nuggets in same way.
3. Now take the Nuggets and dip it in Corn Flour Paste and then roll it in Bread Crumbs and press lightly with hands and keep aside.
Prepare rest of the nuggets in same way.
Put the prepared nuggets in refrigerator for 30 min to set.
Now heat oil in a deep pan on medium and fry Spicy Potato Nuggets till golden brown stirring in between.
It will take about 2-3 min on medium to high heat.
Remove the fried Nuggets on paper napkin and serve hot with Sauce.