Child food tantrums are not always fun. Small tantrums can develop into bigger ones if not cared for or paid attention to at the beginning itself. Also, it is never advisable to overlook this behavior of the child as his/her diet will not only have deep impacts on his behavior but also it will affect their health and growth. Child food tantrums are not always fun. Small tantrums can develop into bigger ones if not cared for or paid attention to at the beginning itself. Also, it is never advisable to overlook this behavior of the child as his/her diet will not only have deep impacts on his behavior but also it will affect their health and growth. This requires some makeover in their diet that will ensure that your child enjoys the food that you give them. All Moms know that it is a difficult task to get something new and tasty each day. But, here are a couple of easy, yummy and healthy recipes, your kid would certainly enjoy eating.
Oats cutlets for Breakfast: Oats are a great source of soluble and insoluble fiber. They provide the necessary protein a child’s body needs for its development. It is also a good source of energy and is great for brain function.
Potatoes – medium-sized: 3 – 4
Green peas: 10 Gms
French beans: 10 Gms
Rawa: To coat
Spices – turmeric, red chili powder and salt: To taste
Method: Pressure cook the potatoes and blanch the green peas and beans till soft.- Peel and mash them.- Mix all the spices separately. – Make patties by adding the green peas, chopped beans and coriander. – Coat the patties with rawa.- Roast patties on tava with little oil.
Personal Mini Veg Pizzas: These health-friendly pizzas with assorted vegetables, crisp and golden crust are so tasty that your kid will never miss the sauce.
Pizza crust mix: 1 packet
Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
Garlic cloves, minced: 2
Dried oregano: 1/2 teaspoon
Salt: 1/4 teaspoon
Pepper: 1/4 teaspoon
Grated Parmesan cheese: 2 tablespoons
Tomato, thinly sliced: 1
Crumbled feta cheese : 1/4 cup
Shredded mozzarella cheese : 1 cup
Chopped sweet onion: 1/4 cup
Fresh or frozen chopped broccoli: 1/4 cup
Crushed red pepper flakes: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon
Method: Prepare crust mix according to package directions. Divide dough in half; press each into approximately 7-inch circles. Circle on a greased baking sheet. Build up edges slightly.- In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper; spread over crusts. – Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Top with tomato, feta, mozzarella, onion, broccoli and pepper flakes.- Bake at 450° for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese melts. You can do it in a microwave in the baking mode for about 15 – 18 minutes.
About Sheela Seharawat: Dietitian Sheela Seharawat is the founder and chief mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care.