They say variety is the spice of life. Unfortunately, when it comes to creating delicious, healthy food kids will be happy to eat, variety is the dilemma of every mother!
One of the biggest dilemmas that parents, especially young working mothers, face day in and day out is - what do I feed my child when he comes home in the evening after tuition or play, all hungry and cranky?
Deep fried delicacies like samosas are fine once in a while, but even you know that it's not recommended on a day-to-day basis.
Are you hard-pressed for time and confused what to do? Don't worry, we have some nutritious, mouth-watering, and quick fix ideas for you so that your kid can stay healthy without sacrificing his taste buds.
It's Popcorn Chicken Time!
An all-time favourite among children! But isn't that fried? Traditionally, yes! But why deep fry food when you have the oven? You get the same flavour, colour, and texture without having to deal with oodles of oil that oozes out. Plus, it's not time-consuming either.
Dip these succulent pieces in Mothers Recipe's Red Chilli Garlic Chutney to give it a nice kick. Even the Samosa Chutney would give it a lovely twist!
The Anytime Ready Poha
A staple breakfast dish in Western India. It's healthy (good source of carbs), packed with flavour, and can even transform into a complete meal by adding potatoes, peanuts, and scrapings of coconut meat. The best part? Mother’s Recipe Poha mix is so quick and easy to make – it won't take more than 10 minutes. And of course, with Poha, there is nothing better than a generous sprinkle of fresh coriander and a dash of lime, in the end, to give it a zesty finish.
Bundles of Rolls
Yes, it's tasty, but what else comes to mind when you say rolls? Oil and refined flour, right? The healthier option for your kids would be to first lightly toast some left over chapatis. Now, sautée assorted vegetables or chicken, sprinkle some cheese, add Mothers Recipe's delicious Red Chilli Garlic Chutney to the mix and voila!
The Versatile Upma
Morning or evening, Sunday or Monday, there is one dish Indians absolutely adore – upma! It's made of Rava or Semolina which is rich in complex carbs, protein, and several micronutrients. Mother’s Recipe Upma Mix is scrumptious, versatile, and cooks instantly – what more can a working parent ask for? Plus, you can always add a variety of vegetables and nuts to up the nutritional value.
In India, evening snacks and chaat are synonymous with each other. So many options too – bhels, tikkis, puris, etc. But most of the times, parents are wary of feeding their kids roadside chaat due to the unhygienic conditions.