What to get onto the breakfast table that is “colourful,appetizing and healthy” all at the same time, for the little fussy eater can be really tough!
We’ve scoured through Jamie and Mamma cookbook to get a bunch of breakfast ideas that are pretty straightforward and look so good that most children will be tempted to give them a go.
IDLI WITH RASPBERRIES
- Add a pinch of salt to the idli batter.
- Heat a little water in the idli steamer and grease the moulds with ghee.
- Pour 1 tbsp of batter in each mould leaving some space for it to rise.
- Steam the idli for 10 minutes or till your toothpick comes out clean.
- Use the raspberries to add some colour on the plate.
A healthy breakfast idea packed with carbohydrates, fibres and proteins.
- Cheese Omelette.
- Spinach and feta chicken sausage bites.
- Strawberry jam on toast in bite size pieces.
All appetizing colors loaded onto a plate full of happiness!
MINI METHI DELIGHT
- Finely cut methi leaves, add flour, turmeric, and salt and knead the dough. Keep it aside for 5 mins. Then make dough balls. Roll them a little and add grated cheese then fold that roll out to required size. Fry out on pan.
- Apply ghee on top.
- Serve with a bowl of fruit yoghurt and fruits.(Incase you don;t find fresh strawberries, you could add diced watermelon or mangoes).
Great breakfast to build immunity.
- To make the chocolate and strawberry pancake mini muffins – add a tbsp of cacao powder to your usual pancake mix. Top it up with strawberry and chocolate chips . Bake at 425F for about 9-10 mins.
- Serve this along with something else that you’ve been trying to get the little one to eat, they’ll happily eat everything!
#Do you know why chocolate melts in your mouth? Because it is the only food that melts at 93 degrees Fahrenheit, below the average human body temperature.
- An omelette cooked old style (just butter and salt) a croissant with chocolate syrup on top and some orange slices.
- Substitute the chocolate syrup with peanut butter.
Oranges are well known for their vitamin C content, which helps absorb iron, increases the hemoglobin count, and prevents fatigue and dizziness,in kids.
EGG MUFFIN WITH A TWIST
- A baked egg muffin in a spinach ‘basket’ with lemon pepper seasoning, a slice of chocolate cake, and apple slices.
The only thing that limits you with the cooking of an egg is your imagination. You could scramble some eggs for a quick-and-easy healthy breakfast. You could upgrade to an omelette by chopping some veggies and adding mozzarella cheese with a dash of hot sauce. Or you could make an egg sandwich with spinach and tomato. You could also boil a few eggs, sprinkle them with a bit of salt and pepper, and cut them up for a tasty addition to your salad.
A ROARING MORNING
- Pancakes ( 1 1/2 cups milk, 2 tsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten, 2 tbsp butter, melted 4 tbsp butter for greasing the pan)
- In a bowl, place the milk, lemon juice and sugar together and whisk. Leave to stand for 5 minutes. The milk will take on a curdled appearance but that’s fine.In a bowl, sift the flour and bicarbonate soda and whisk in the curdled milk mixture.Whisk in the egg and cooled, melted butter until well combined. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.
- Load up with strawberry, black grapes or any other fruit that you have available in your kitchen that add’s an interesting dimension to your masterpiece.
- You can also add some honey on the top to make it a little moist.
The satisfaction only comes when your little one eats everything on the plate, (HAPPILY!) Making different shapes does motivate kids to try something new and then eventually liking what they try.
- Oatmeal cooked in whole milk with some raisins and honey, topped with chiaseeds, hemphearts (these versatile seeds add nutrition and a rich nutty taste to any meal!) , a pinch of cinnamon powder and another of cocoa powder.
The fiber-rich, slow-burn carbohydrates in whole-grain oats supply a steady stream of energy that your kids’ bodies and brains can draw upon all morning long.
- Strawberries, kiwi and a french toast-cottage cheese sandwich.
- Place a fresh paneer slice between two french toast slices and sprinkle some cinnamon powder and serve with a dab of maple syrup.Did you know kiwi is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals.
Don’t want to try the usual chilla again, try pesarattu – a south indian dish ,it is a mildly salted crepe made with green lentils, split chick peas and rice flour. The lentils and split chickpeas are soaked overnight. This is made just like dosa and you can add chopped onions, parsley and grated paneer to it and serve with green chutney.This also makes for an ideal breakfast for expecting / feeding moms since it has high levels of iron and folate.
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