Are you are running out of ideas to keep your younger one busy as the days of lockdown roll on? Fear not! We suggest you take them to the kitchen and involve them in meal preparation and cooking. It’s a great way to engage your kids in some activity and help them learn a new skill. Moreover, studies reveal that kids who are engaged in cooking are more likely to make healthier food choices in life.
So here in this section, we have listed down some easy, fun, and healthy *
. The recipes are simple to prepare and need no fire cooking.
Mixed Corn Chaat
Chaat is one of the best food recipes for kids. Rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and many other nutrients – it improves the digestive health and makes the tummy feel full for a longer time.
➢ 1 cup boiled corn
➢ 1 onion finely chopped
➢ 1 tomato finely chopped
- 1/2 cucumber finally chopped
➢ ½ tsp pepper
➢ ½ tbsp lemon juice
➢ Coriander leaves – chopped
➢ Salt as per taste
➢ Take the corn in a bowl.
➢ Add onions, tomatoes, cucumber, salt, and pepper into the bowl. Mix well.
➢ Add lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves
➢ Corn chaat is ready to eat.
Smoothie with Fruits and Nuts
Smoothie is a perfect way to use the fruits stored at home. A perfect blend of flavor and good nutrition – this drink can keep the body energized throughout the day.
➢ ½ cup – chopped fruit (any fresh fruit like banana, chickoo, mango, custard apple work well)
➢ a handful of nuts (eg. cashew nuts, hazelnuts, etc)
➢ 1 cup milk
➢ ½ cup yogurt
➢ 1 tbsp honey
➢ ½ tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
➢ Mix yogurt, fruits and nuts together in a blender
➢ Now add milk, honey and cinnamon powder to the mixture.
➢ Blend everything well and pour the content into a glass.
➢ Your smoothie is ready to be devoured.
Walnuts & Dates Energy Balls
With just a handful of ingredients, you can craft this recipe is just a few minutes. Rich in fiber and omega-3 fatty acid, these energy snacks can be consumed any time during the day.
➢ 1 cup walnuts
➢ 1 cup dates
➢ 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
➢ Place the walnuts in a food processor and blend until they have a crumbly texture.
➢ Add the dates and blend again.
➢ Take the mixture and make balls with your hands.
➢ Now roll the balls over the desiccated coconut powder.
➢ You can now store these sweet balls in a sealed container at room temperature or keep them in the fridge, as per your convenience.
For more such healthy recipes – get in touch with Kanupriya Khanna. A well-known child dietician in Delhi – Kanupriya can help you and your kid inculcate healthy eating habits to live a healthier and happier life.
You can also check her website https://kanupriyakhanna.in/ for some healthy diet plans.