Top 3 Quick Nutritious Breakfast Options for Your Child !

  • Preeti Naik

    Bsc Food Science and Quality Control, Msc in Dietetics and Food Service Management

  • Posted On February 27, 2018

A kick-start to your child’s marvelous day can happen only with them munching on a nutritious and a wholesome Breakfast!

Breakfast is the first thing that your child eats to begin their day with and it is something that keeps their day active, hence this needs to be balanced with adequate amount of nutrients going into their bodies and should be planned keeping in mind the requirements of your kid. 

Most of the children demand a change from the routine breakfast items or just refuse to eat similar food options provided. Mothers, hence face a big question - Where do they invent novelty food items for their brats??

Our child nutrition experts at Fitterfly have listed some easy and lovely nutritious breakfast ideas which these young ones would enjoy to devour on. We present to you some spectacular recipes which could be varied as per your child’s taste buds. Vary the spices and the veggies added as per your child’s likes and try and give them appealing shapes to make these yummy recipes more in demand! 

1 . Ragi Veg Delite

Want to see veggies in your child’s plate- one of the quickest and easiest way is include them in uttapam!. Here’s to a healthy and a quickie nutritious recipe for you super fast mommies!

This is how you make it

You will need

Ragi flour 3/4th cup
Wheat flour  1/4th cup
Rava  2-3 tbsp
Paneer, grated  1 small bowl
Carrots grated  1 small 
Spinach, finely chopped  1/2 small bowl 
Onion  1 small
Tomato  1 small
Curd  1 tbsp
Til  1 tbsp
Cumin seeds  ½ tsp
Oil 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

 This is how you make it

  1. Mix the flours-ragi flour, wheat flour, rava, along with veggies, paneer, til, cumin seeds, salt, curd, with some water.
  2.  Mix it properly to form an uttapam consistency batter without lumps.
  3.  Add oil in a pan and spread the batter to make an uttapam.
  4.  Let it cook until one side becomes golden brown and turn and cook it on the other side. You can cut it in the form of different shapes to make it more kid friendly and appealing.
  5.  Serve with chutney/tomato ketchup/sambhar.

Nutritive value per serving

Energy  203 Kcal
Carbohydrates  20.9 g
Protein  3.52 g
Fat  10.54 g
Calcium  106.98 mg
Iron  0.69 mg

2. Nutrie-Pancake

Mothers love to utilize leftover food items and convert them into delicious recipes. One such tricky recipe would be to use leftover rice to prepare these out of the world pancakes. Best part is they can be even packed in tiffins for children as early morning snacks!

You will need

Cooked rice 1 cup
Onions, finely Chopped -1/4th cup
Carrots, finely grated 1/4th cup
Cabbage, shredded 1/4th cup
Whole wheat flour 1/4th cup
Moong dal flour 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Asafoetida ¼ tsp
Curd 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2tbsp

 This is how you make it

  1.  In a large bowl, add all the ingredients except oil and mix well with water to form a smooth dough.
  2.  Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  3.  Place these portions one at a time on a damp cloth. Cover it and using your hands shape them into circles.
  4.  Heat a non-stick pan and put little oil onto it and grease it out evenly.
  5.  Place the circles on the pan and cook until the lower side turns golden brown. Turn and cook the other side too.
  6.   Serve hot with mint/sweet/coriander chutney or ketchup.

Nutritive value per serving

Energy 228.57 Kcal
Carbohydrates 31.78 g
Protein 4.84 g
Fat 7.69 g
Calcium 29.93 mg
Iron 0.86 mg

3. Lasooni Salad Wrap

A recipe of left over chapatis which can be quickly rolled up using some garlic tomato chutney and stuffed with vegetable filling. Add moong sprouts, fresh veggies to load the wrap with chunk of nutrients and enhance the taste with addition of garlic and tomato chutney or any already prepared chutney of your child’s choice! 

An innovative way of utilizing the left over chapati as well as creating a source to make sure those veggies enter your lil’ one’s tummy ;)

You will need

For the wrap cover:  
Wheat flour 3/4th Cup
Oil 1 tsp
Salt 1/4th tsp
For the chutney:  
Garlic 2tsp
Tomato ½ chopped
Red chillies 2
Salt 1/4th tsp
Oil 1/4th tsp
For salad filling:  
Tomatoes, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Spring onion white, finely chopped 1/2cup
Carrot, chopped as thin long strips 1/2 cup
Moong sprouts 1/2 cup
Capsicum, sliced 1/2 cup
Lemon juice 1/2tbsp
Oil 1 tsp
Salt taste

This is how you make it

  1.  Prepare chapatis of wheat flour. Even left-over chapattis can be used to make this recipe.
  2.  To prepare the chutney, heat oil in a pan, add red chillies and saute. Add garlic and saute till colour changes.
  3.  Cool this mixture and grind it along with chopped tomatoes, salt and little water.
  4.  Mix all the salad filling ingredients in a bowl and keep aside.
  5.  Place a chapati on a flat surface and spread a teaspoon of the chutney evenly across it.
  6.  Place a portion of the mixed salad in the centre of the chapati and roll it tightly.
  7.  Serve with tomato ketchup.

Nutritive value per wrap

Energy 141.91 Kcal
Carbohydrates 20.39 g
Protein 3.91 g
Fat 3.28 g
Calcium 26.23 mg
Iron 0.46 mg

Always remember the golden rule of cooking- Give simple twist to routine recipes and add variations to make this part of the meal the most interesting and appealing one for your child. Keep in mind the child is more interested in flavor and looks of the recipe which has to be focused on apart from it being nutritionally rich!!

Go ahead and try these incredible options and do let us know if our super cool FitterFly Breakfast recipes win over your fussy little munchkins ;)

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