Breakfast Ideas..

The schools are starting so everybody might be busy doing the schedules for breakfast, lunches, etc … No you are not then start what’s the  delay…..Need ideas…I know you might. Okay let’s begin with wonderful breakfast ideas…

My kids love pancakes, waffles, muffins or just milk blah blah…are they healthy? Kids don’t like to say yes for eating so we, the parents need to make sure to bring them to the table with out actually making them to.  For that we need to work hard and I know it’s an add on to your to do list but we need to spare the time after all it’s the health that’s so precious…

so I decided to work on some healthy ideas but also kept in mind about kid’s happiness. Today I want to share with you.

I would love to have your ideas also to help out everyone here.

Remember I am not a fan of oil, salt, egg or basically I should say animal products. Trust me kids love these…They wouldn’t know that salt or oil or egg aren’t in there unless you tell them, they are soooo ….delicious.

Oatmeal: Very healthy because of it’s fiber content. There are a lot of kids with the constipation problem so I think this would be really a great asset. There are plenty of varieties you can make with it.

  1. Oat meal mixed with natural fruit flavors instead of unhealthy store bought flavored oatmeal packets. So easy to make them at home fresh…
  2. Oat meal smoothies with natural fresh fruits once again with simple ideas in few minutes.
  3. Oat meal with fresh vegetables and gravy and many more….

Banana Pancakes: Banana is good for health  because of its nutrients, helps constipation, most of all is easy with kids. Pancakes…you might be wondering what she said no bad stuff and now saying pancakes..Don’t worry i am making without egg in there and no flour.. So healthy yay..

Fruit Smoothies: Fresh fruits are the best for everyone including kids….Rich in minerals, vitamins, good bacteria…..As you all know the receipes for these are the same…I am working on these to replace yogurt and have no animal products…Will let you know as soon as something works out..

Vegetables : Every kid knows that they are rich in minerals , vitamins but no kid wants to eat it’s just because  they are kids…So here comes a parent to play their role to get their kids to eat. There are a lot of ways to cook these kid friendly..

More on their way keep coming back……

 

 

 

 

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Snacks

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…..

Nuts:

  •      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….