Kids need healthy snacks. So how do they get them if they are not eating any meat?…It’s a false impression that meat has highest protein content but did you ever try to find out the truth. It’s proven that Lentils, beans, nuts, tofu,seeds ,leafy vegetables and many more are rich in protein,minerals, vitamins,etc..You got it right ..we have quite a lot of options for protein rich food….Now why would you go for meat… Am i right? Ok cool let’s see what can we make for school or home so kids won’t complain…..
- First of all my favourite one is evening snack with nuts. There are a lot of nuts available but you need to know how to give them and how much to give since you know that they have essential fatty acids, mineral, vitamins, protein etc..
- Peanuts…soaked (5) Almonds..soaked (4) Sesame seeds…soaked (1 teaspoonful)…. Seperately for atleast 6-8 hrs..
- Cashews (3), Raisins (6), Dates (2), Figs (1), Pumpkin seeds (1 teaspoonful), sunflower seeds (1 teaspoonful).
- Walnuts (4 to 6)
- Pistachio (5)
Baked Veggies: Most of the veggies have almost the same procedure so you can use for your favourite veggies.
Cut the veggies into desirable shapes , edible sizes or however your kids want to. Put them in a salad bowl and mix with fresh milk cream (approx 1/4 teaspoonful for 1 cup of veggies) or sprinkle or brush them with oil (1/4 teaspoonful). Sprinkle some grounded black pepper for taste and spread them on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake them. ( i used 375F for 15 to 20 min depending on they type of veggies). Serve them with home made ranch ( i shared the receipe in my “DIPS” post). Kids will love them and trust me they will ask them to make them every day.
There is one more way to have veggies for the kids who love spices in them but no salt.
For example: Cauliflower 65 serving 2/prep time 12min/cook time 15-20 min Ingredients: cauliflower: 2 cup (florets) pepper:1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper:1/3 teaspoon ketch-up:1 teaspoon Nando's peri-peri medium sauce:1 and 1/2 tsp-2 tsp (depending on your spice levels) cumin powder:1/2 teaspoon garlic:1 clove (crushed) Dill: a pinch for taste Oregano: a pinch for taste Cream: preferably fresh milk cream 1 teaspoon or ¼ teaspoon oil Flour: 1-2 teaspoons Tapioca starch:1/3 teaspoon Flax seed powder: 1 tablespoon as egg Substitute Bread crumbs: upto 2 teaspoonsful Directions: Take 2 cups of fresh cauliflower florets into a Ziploc bag. Add cream,black pepper, cayenne pepper. zip the bag and rub in between both palms to mix them properly. Keep it aside for 2 min and add the remaining ingredients and rub in between both palms to mix and leave aside for 5 minutes for marination. Spread them on the baking sheet and bake them at 375F for 15 to 20 min until they are golden brown or cooked. Serve them with the favorite ranch or ketch up..
And many more on their way….