Friday, March 2, 2012
What's in the tiffin mommy?
Kids are pretty choosy about what they eat. With time I now know what my 3 year old likes to eat and how to disguise the veggies. From the very beginning I have been giving her fruits and veggies, it started with soups and stews, then purees, then bite size small pieces which can be eaten easily and don’t choke.
If you have planned your menu in advance and do some weekend preparation as I mentioned here, these tiffin ideas barely take 5 mins to dole out. I grate thin carrots in poha and upma. I try to squeeze in cheese in most meals. I usually avoid refined flour (maida) or junk food and only use whole wheat bread.
Trick is to rotate and give variety in breakfast to ensure she’s excited to open up her tiffin. There’s always some small bite size seasonal fruit, tiny pieces of carrot in that li’l pink box. Below are some of my all time favorite options for kiddo tiffin and I have promised myself to recap the recipes of all mentioned below:
1. Daliya (cracked wheat upma) with lotsa veggies
2. Stuffed paratha: cheese, aloo, methi, spinach, bathua, paneer, gobhi, soya nuggets
3. Vegetable croquette or vegetable cutlet with potato, soya, veggies and whole wheat bread
4. Sandwich: cheese, potato, mayonnaise, veggies with cheese slices in all of them
5. Moong dal chila
6. Poha with potato, peas and
7. Instant sooji idli with some jam/cheese spread
8. Sooji upma with veggies
9. Instant sooji uttapamwith veggies
10. Mixed Dal Vada: Baked / Fried
11. Mini pizza on whole wheat bread
12. French toast
13. Instant dhokla
14. Vegetable and paneer whole wheat Frankie
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