10 Healthy Foods for Kids suggested from Grill Heat Aid
Kids are known to be picky eaters, making them eat what is healthy and will help them stay active is a difficult task altogether. Children often develop a natural preference for food they enjoy eating the most. So, the challenge is to make healthy choices appealing. No matter how good your intentions are, it is always going to be difficult for you to convince your child that fruits are as sweet as blueberry cheesecake.
- Multigrain Pizza
Replace the regular pizza base with a healthy multigrain base. Use a fresh pesto sauce instead of ketchup and use some healthy toppings.
- Lentil-Mushroom Burgers
Presenting, burgers in a healthy avatar. Make the patties with mushrooms and sneakily hide some lentils in them. Place them between whole wheat buns, serve and then watch them disappear.
- Ragi Cookies
Draw a smile on their faces with a batch of ragi cookies. Ragi is packed with calcium which makes it great for kids in their growing phase. Ragi turns brown on roasting and can easily pass off as chocolate cookies. You can also try oatmeal and raisin cookies for variety. Let them experiment in the kitchen with you while baking, this way you could make them learn about healthy eating.
- Coconut Banana Fritters
Marinated bananas with lemon and sea salt coated with bread crumbs and desiccated coconut and then baked to perfection. Honey over caramelized bananas? Yum! Kids won't be able to resist this one.
- Eggless Atta Cake
Yogurt, cinnamon, nuts, whole wheat flour, and jaggery - all together will make a healthy tea time cake. Surprise them with a treat every once in a while.
- Melon and Kiwi Fruit Smoothie
Blend Kiwi, melon, grapes, papaya, honey, milk, and oats together to get a delicious and refreshing smoothie for summers. You can serve this fulfilling cold beverage between meals or as a quick healthy breakfast.
- Whole Wheat Pasta in Mushroom Sauce
Nothing is better than home-made pasta with a creamy mushroom sauce. Choose whole wheat penne and throw in some veggies. You can also puree the veggies with the sauce.
- Oats Idli
Made with roasted oats, mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, a pinch of turmeric powder and steamed, these idlis make for a great healthy lunch box meal.
- Fresh Corn Bhel
Corn served under the cover of tangy chutney, lime juice, and fresh coriander. This one serves as a great evening snack.
- Chicken Ball and Spinach Soup
Spring onion greens, garlic, crumbled chicken cubes, mushrooms, spinach leaves and bean sprouts all come together to make this super delicious yet healthy and wholesome meal