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Vegetable Cheese Sandwich(Kids Lunch box ideas)

13 Nov 2017

Vegetable cheese sandwich is very simple and quick sandwich which doesn’t need any cooking as they are prepared using raw vegetables. You can either have them raw without toasting it or can be made on a griddle or tawa. You an use any vegetables of your choice with an addition of cheese.


Avocado Cheese Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

12 Nov 2017

Two of my favorite avocado and cheese, so I tried to combine the two in a sandwich.And to my surprise it turned out to be the delicious and stunning avocado cheesy sandwich.This sandwich is very nutritious and has all the melted, cheesy flavor with added benefits of avocado which adds healthy monounsaturated fats.
This sandwiches makes a very healthy lunch box for kids in school or as a snacks after school.


Fruit Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

11 Nov 2017

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.


Nutella Banana Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

10 Nov 2017

Yes, it?s a Nutella and banana sandwich fried in butter. This recipe is very simple and easy and will make a very enjoyable lunch box meal for your
kids. You can also serve them as after school snacks if you are in real rush.
Try this yummy delicious chocolaty nutella sandwich and let me know your experience.

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Nutella Banana Sandwich

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Yes, it?s a Nutella and banana sandwich fried in butter. This recipe is very simple and easy and will make a very enjoyable lunch box meal for your
kids. You can also serve them as after school snacks if you are in real rush.
Try this yummy delicious chocolaty nutella sandwich and let me know your experience.

Preparation time : 0 min
Cooking time : 2 min
Serves : 2

Ingredients

4 slices of bread
4 tbsp Nutella
2 banana, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp butter

Direction || How to prepare Nutella Banana Sandwich

Spread one tablespoon of Nutella on the face of each slice of bread.
Top one with banana slices and place second slice on top.
Heat the frying pan and melt ½ of the butter. Place the sandwich into the pan and fry until golden.
Add the remaining butter to the pan and flip the sandwich, cooking until the other side is golden.
finally, serve hot or pack for kids lunch box.

Tips

Make sure that you keep the temperature in the pan at a medium to low heat. You don’t want that butter to burn
Serve after leaving to sit for a minute or two as the banana will be really hot.

Avocado Pinwheel Sandwich

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Easy-to-make pinwheels also called as roll ups is a very healthy and quick appetizer for get togethers or parties.
They are great alternative to the sandwich and kids seem to love them due to their cute shape and size.
Threading them on skewers or toothpicks to help them hold their shapes, makes a fun presentation for school-aged kids.You can even pack these pinwheels for lunch for kids, so no more lunch box boredom!
Pinwheels be prepared using meat and veggies with some spreads or even the plain vegetarian roll ups are very tasty.
Today I am going to share you healthy Avocado pinwheel sandwich.I used bread to prepare these pinwheels with avocado and cheese.You can even use any tortilla or whole wheat roti instead of breads.
So let’s start with it.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cook time : None
Serves : 1 or 2
Ingredients

1 avocado
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp salt
4 slices bread
1 slice of cheese
1 or 2 bamboo skewers

Directions || How to make Avocado Cheese Pinwheels

In a small bowl, mash avocado with lime juice and season with salt.
First cut the edges of all the breads

Flatten the breads with the roller.

Apply mash avocado to the first slice of the bread.

Place one cheese slice on the second slice of the bread.

Flatten and apply ketchup on the third slice.

Finally apply mash avocado to the last slice of the bread.

Place all the slices one above the other and roll them
together

Now cut the roll into ½ inch wide pinwheels gently.

Thread the pieces horizontally onto bamboo skewers(snip off the pointy tips for safety)..
Serve your kids with this real quick ,simple and yummy dish.

Notes
One large bread will make about 4 pinwheels.

Homestyle Potato chips

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Homestyle potato chips is really loved by my kids.It’s fun and easy to cook for them.I like to use olive oil because it has less trans fats, but you can use any oil of your choice.

Preparation Time : 30 mins

Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 4

Ingredients

4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced paper-thin
2 tsp turmeric powder
salt as required.
1 quart oil for deep frying

Direction || How to make Potato chips

Transfer the potato in the cold water as you slice.

Washed the potato well.Drain, and rinse, then refill the bowl with water, and add the salt.

Let the potatoes soak in the salty water for at least 15 to 30 minutes.

Drain, then rinse and drain again. Add turmeric powder and salt to the potatoes.

Heat oil in a pan . Fry potato slices in small batches.

Once they start turning golden, remove and drain on paper towels. Continue until all of the slices are fried.

You can even serve it as a side dish with dal rice or ketchup.

Tips

Applying salt to the sliced potatoes prevents it from turning black.

You can also use deep-fryer and set it to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C) for frying.

Kothimbir vadi-Coriander Patties ( micro-oven)

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Kothimbir vadi One more favorite Maharashtrian snack made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour.
Kothimbir vadi can be served as snacks or an appetizier for lunch/dinner.
It can be served with any chutney or ketchup.

 

Prep time:20 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

For Dough

1 or 1½ cups of chopped coriander/cilantro leaves(2 bunches)
2 cups of besan – chickpea flour (add more if required)
½ tablespoon turmeric powder
2-3 green chillies paste(add more if prefer having spicy)
4 cloves of garlic paste
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
¼ or ½ cups water
a pinch of hing
salt as required

For cooking

¼- ½ Cup oil to fry

Method

Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and knead to make a firm, smooth dough.

Shape it into a cylindrical roll .

Apply oil at the base and sides of a microwave safe cooker or bowl.
Cover it with its lid or a microwave safe lid.

Microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes or till done.

The mixture should be cooked and firm.

Insert a knife or toothpick and if it comes out clean, the vadi is cooked well.

Let it cool.

Then remove the steamed cylindrical roll on a tray and cut it into oval shaped.

Shallow fry or pan fry in hot oil till crisp and browned.

Serve Kothimbir Vadi hot with green chutney or tomato sauce or you can it have it just with tea/coffee.

Tip

If you don’t have microwave or microwave bowl you can even steam it in gas steamer.
Healthy tips to avoid frying you can just have the steamed vadi instead ,even the steamed vadi’s tastes good the only thing will be missing its the crunchy taste

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.

Kids Creative Recipe Ideas

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It gets very very tough and stressful to make your kids  eat healthy especially for those fussy and picky eaters. I have gone through this pain all these 8 years as my elder daughter is one of them. So to make my life little easier , I used some tricks or some creative food art to attract her to finish her meals.

I am sharing these creative recipes for kids with you all . They look so good that most children will be tempted to give them a go. It might be an extra efforts for the mom’s but trust me  I am sure you will be happy to see the end results of it.So do try these recipes with me and share me your experiences . I would really love to hear back from you all 🙂 This keeps me motivating to upload more recipes and try something new.


 

3 Stuffed Dosa recipes | Maggi Cheese Dosa | Cheese Sandwich Dosa | Aloo Masala Cheese Dosa

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.

 


Homestyle Potato chips

 

 

 

Homestyle potato chips is really loved by my kids.It’s fun and easy to cook for them.

 

 

I like to use olive oil because it has less trans fats, but you can use any oil of your choice.Read full recipe..

 

 

 


Sev Puri Burgers

Sev Puri is another famous chaat snack from the lands of Mumbai. You can either prepare Dahi Sev batata puri those are prepared with round puri with masala stuffed in it or you can make it with flat puri.
I gave this recipe a little twist , a new form of having these puris so that the kids would just won’t resist it , yes the innovative Sev Puris Burgers
This recipe is absolutely simple to make if you have your puris, sev and chutney ready.
All these three ingredients can be brought ready made or you can prepare it at home.Read full recipe here..


Sunny side Egg omlette

 

Omelette is one of the tastiest ,quickest and the most yummiest dish for breakfast with toasted bread slices.
The traditional Indian omlette with the least minimal ingredients is famous world wide. I have given a slight twist in this recipe by combining the omlette and bread and giving it a shape of a boat 🙂 My kids attacked the boat and finished it off within a sec 🙂
My kids just loved it with some tomato ketchup. You can also roll this omlette in chapati which will served as a light lunch or a perfect dinner.Read full recipe..
Do try and leave your comments . I would love to hear back from you all 🙂

 


 

 Cheesy Potato Nuggets Tree

 

 

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.Read full recipe..


Falafel Rocks

Falafel made using chickpeas is a popular Middle Eastern chick pea patty. Falafel is stuffed in pita bread with salad and sauce. Falafel is quite popular as a replacement to meat and its high in protein.This is the based snacks across the world and my kids most favorite dish.

Trust me try this recipe at home and you never know you might get the full marks and a pat on your back as well:) Its very very simple and healthier too.
To make it more healthier option these can be baked instead of deep frying.You can also prepared all purpose flour(maida) and wheat (atta) ki roti if you fail to arrange any Pita bread.
You can serve this with tahini sauce or hummus whatever you can arrange. I prepared hummus at home. please check my recipe to prepare hummus.
So lets get set go. Read full recipe..


Pizza Hut (Bread Pizza)

If you are craving for pizza and don’t have time to prepare the dough and let’s try this bread pizza.

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. Full recipe


Egg Broccoli Train Roll (Egg Brocoli Bhurji Wrap)

Egg Bhurji is nothing but a Indian scrambled eggs, its one of the favorite breakfast for kids.This recipe is super easy to prepare but I added just a twist to it by including some veggie like broccoli to make it more healthier. Broccoli egg roll combination works mind blowing , the kids will not find any difference in the taste as such.(For all those veggie moms you can try out this same recipe by replacing the eggs with paneer)To encourage kids to finish their roll especially those fussy kids like my elder one , you can design the rolls in the shape of train and present it to your kids. Trust me they will want it more and more 🙂 Full recipe


Kids Sushi Rolls

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Sushi is a traditional food from Japan. It is a popular dish in other countries as well, such as America, Canada, and the UK, along with many other countries.
Sushi is made with specially prepared rice and it mostly contains raw or cooked seafood, and sometimes vegetables as well. I tried to prepared homemade Sushi roll for my kids with raw vegetables. Read more..