One of the biggest struggles moms have with kids is getting them to eat healthy. This is not the story of a single mother, but of almost all moms. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is the perfect way to say good morning to our body. Breakfast is important for children, but what they eat in the morning is more important. It is very important to choose a healthy Indian breakfast rich in fiber, calcium and other nutrients. Serve your children fruits, vegetables, and milk every morning.
Some moms shared their tips for getting their kids to eat a healthy Indian breakfast. Let’s break down their tips and tricks on what works for them. Get inspired by these tricks and try them on your kids.
• Make it interesting: Getting kids to eat green vegetables is the biggest challenge. Try the Paranthas stuffed with eggs, methi, paneer and spinach or try the dals with vegetables. If your kids don’t like veggies, try Chinese-style rice with a veggie mix, veggie-laden sandwiches and mayonise, or try the egg sandwich. Here are some ways you can get your family to eat healthy but tasty foods. You can also talk with your children regularly about the many benefits of healthy food.
• Start early: feed your child healthy foods such as baigan bartha, palak paneer, karela, gajar ka halwa, etc., for good health. If you try to start at an early age, they will develop a taste for vegetables. Try healthy Indian breakfast recipes like moong dal cheela, rava idli, half fried egg with toast, etc. Paneer’s stuffed moong dal cheela is one of the nutritious and delicious breakfast recipes from North India that both kids and adults love.
• Seasoning: Try spices in salads, pranthas, and regular vegetables. Make chaat salads by adding tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, spices, and lemon juice like bhelpuri. Mix grated vegetables and spices into stuffed paranthas.
• Mix and Match: Make dals a routine with a mix and match approach, such as mooli dal, lauki dal, karela dal, and tomato dal. Adding a different vegetable every day prevents the regular dal from getting boring and also the dal will get a unique flavor with each vegetable added to it.
• Add wisely: If your kids love spring rolls, fill them with green veggies. In this way, they will get the necessary nutrition.
• Involve your children in the kitchen: Try to involve your children in the kitchen in this way; they will love having food with a feeling of ownership. Inform them about the health benefits of each ingredient you use in your dishes. This will help them feel responsible for their own health. Use carrot, lauki, pumpkin and palak purees in curries and subzis so that the necessary nutrients are included in your diet.