Please suggest some good and nutritious recipes for my 2 yrs old son.
You can refer the discussion of lunch/snacks for kids on this forum.
Hi Tejal...I need help on this front too and had read through the other forum. Unfortunately my son will not touch most of the recipes suggested there since he has yet to develop to that level of eating/taste.
I too need help with input on this area with recipes meant for 18mth- 2 yr olds. Thanks!
You can give hin custard mixed with some mashed fruits like banana, papaya, mango and apple too (peeled and grated).
Alternatively u can also steam peeled and grated apple and mix with honey. This can be given to even to a 6 month old baby.
Give him boiled and mashed veggies like potatoes, sweet potatoes , carrots , beetroots , pumpkin (yellow). U get packaged veggie baby food too. But don't go for these though they claim that it doesn't have preservatives. Try to boil (steam)small quantity of available veggies at home. Mash and give him . U can serve with cow ghee with a pinch of jeera powder and salt or with honey / jaggery / sugar if he likes to have some sweet.
Try some pan cakes without maida. Sustitute maida with soya flour. It will be very soft and he will be able to chew it too.
you can give mashed Dal & rice, Milk & Rice with some sugar, Milk & Roti add some sugar, Mixed veg & rice, Curd & rice with little salt in it.
Hey Thanks everyone....... I ll try all these things......Please suggest if you have some more.......
You can make cerelac at home.
Take 2 portions of Nachni, 1 portion of Moong dal, 1 portion of Rice.
Soak all the three seperately in water in the night.
Morning drain all the water and let it get dry in sun for 2-3 days.
sought it in the pan to make it completely dry. grind all the 3 and make the powder.
whenever you want to feed the baby put the ghee in pan add milk, sugar, elichi powder & cerelac powder. Mix it well and give it to baby.it will taste very good.
you can boil the water, add salt and add the cerelac.
you can also prepare it with jaggery.
Home made cerelac is very good & helpful specially when you are travelling as you may not want to give him outside food.
Mu son used to love it, atleast 1 feed of 2-3 table spoon i used to give him in 1 day.
i used to prepare the the mix for 20 days and then make it fresh again.
i hope it helps and you son loves it too.
Thanks a bunch Mickey & Tejal!
Off to WM tomorrow to buy soya flour and (more) honey.
Tejal- I really like the homemade cerelac recipe. It seems to be an easy win!!
I did not know what nachni was and googled it....it is these valuable inputs that i am missing here !
Mickey - My little one has indian taste buds but the moms board that i belong to has all american moms whose kids just love fries, bacon and cheese. and will not eat vegetables.....my little one is an idli/ rice ( zeera) boy and leaves me so perplexed !
Try this ..its my daughters favourite...sweet aval (poha) ..its easy to make n can assure u kids wud finish it up in jiffy...
soak poha for 10 min and add grated coconut n grated jaggery to it..
ur nutritious dish is ready...i normally give dry fruits everyday alongwith her regular snack ...
Ponni- thanks ...sweet poha would be an easy win. My son's all about sweet stuff but light (nothing heavy in any manner- he can catch butter/oil anything that gets added on the sly).
You could try besan chila, its healthy, easy to make and very nutritious.
I have gone through all the posts about the snacks here and found them very interesting.But my 4 year old doesn't want to try anything new.
So I end up giving him plain pratha/puri with allo/gobi or jam almost every day
in his lunch box.
He doesn't even eat biscuits/chips ,any bread items or stuffed paratha/puri.
Will really appreciate any suggestions here
a 2 year old should be given what the family eats. if the family eats lots of chillies or too much masala in their food - please reduce it slightly so that the 2 years ld can start tasting your food and get used to it.
I give my 21 month old biryani cooked at home (no outside food) and have reduced the chilly content and masala content to suit ALL our palate. I give her fish curry and rice, she enjoys dosa, idli, veg upma, veg paratha, mixed daal dosa. whenever i prepare idli/dosa batter I add oats to it mandatorily - so that it is more nutrious for all of us. i add grated carrots & coriander leaves to the idli/dosa batter to make them more nutritious. the days we have sambhar, rice and porial- she has the same, chappti rolled with 1 egg omllete is fabulous breakfast too. Once in a while when we have pooris she too is indulged (once in 3 -4 weeks)
what i dont give - outside food - will start ehen she is 3+, packed juice like frooti, mazza etc as a regulr snack - only if we are out and all of us have a drink, chocolates & butter cookies (instead we get rusk - suji/wheat ones at home). Important to know that what you eat, the baby will eat - so eat healthy and spluge once in a while.
Hi all, u can give fried idly just cut the idlis into small pieces and put some corn flour add it and fry it on the oil after u take out just add some idli chilli powder...my son loves it...it tastes like snack..
and just put oil in pan add some onion, tomato, boiled vegetables, like carrot . beans, potato, like that and add some smashed idli.. mix it well...
poori with milk and sugar
green dhal and rice soak it for some time and grind that and add some onion and vegetables make some dosa..
good ideas for kidoz
Hi Ponni et al,
On sweet poha dish: After mixing wet poha, grated coconut and jaggery, should we heat this on thava to bring in the flavour or just mix and serve. Could anyone clarify....i want to try this tomorrow for my son.....
You dont have to heat it......you can also add pinch of elachi powder for flavour
Thanks aaba.....will try over the week-end:)
give all kinds of fresh juices and vegetables
Firstly, I think u need to allow your kid to eat by himself so that he will develop interest in food and he will start feeling the texture.
Here r few recipes for 2 yr old kids, which my daughter enjoys, hope this is helpful:
- Soups : Vegetable soup - Take any available veggies like carrot, potato, tomato, beans, coriander leaves, pudina etc, add salt, ghee and cook for 10min, grind it in mixer and serve warm.
Non - Veg: Take 2 small sized chicken pieces and boil it nicely after washing it, with little salt, take out the pieces and give the water to kid, its very healthy.
Veg sandwitch: Take brown bread, add cheese slice + cucumber/ grated carrot/ boiled potato. put it in sandwitch maker and serve.
Kerala banana (Big one, usually called as Atakya): Boil it and give it.
Fruit Custard: Make custard and add available seasonal fruits, kids usually like it.
Kamal Jam: Take brown bread and cut into small cubes, deep fry it in ghee, make sugar syrup, deep in it for 10 min and serve, very tasty.
Baked Chicken leg piece: Marinate chicken leg piece for 30 min in Kasuri methi+cream/curd+salt+lemon juice+Coriander+geen chilly paste, Bake it in a preheated oven for 20 min at 180degrees.
Parathas: You can add Palak/ methi/ pudina/ paneer/ grated carrots/ potato/ cabbage/ cauliflower and make paratas with lots of ghee.
I hope this is of little help.
This is Anaya. U really have healthy recepie collection. My son is 2and half years old, I will definitely try these dishes. If u have more, please let me know.
I tried this new sweet dish for my kid as an evening snack and my kid lovd it. He said: Nalaerukku( Very nice in tamil). You can try this for your kid on week-ends and let me know.....Many of few wud already know this, since I am kinda new to cooking i found it interesting.:)
SABUDANA KHEER: What you need: Sabudana ( 1 cup), Ghee, Dry fruits, Milk ( required quantity), sugar ( not sure if jaggery would be nice):
Fry the Sabudhana in ghee until very light brown
Add water till the contents immerse and pressure cook till 3-5 whistles.
The mix would now be slimy and soft, add req sugar and milk, serve with dry fruit seasoning.
Since the consistency is that of boondi, kids would love to chew. Any changes or upgrades to the above recipe, lemme know. Oh wow man, I am writing a recipe!!!!!!!!
Congrats on the latest self discovery in cooking!
Receipe is cetrainly nice. You may just soak sabudana instead deep frying and pressure cooking it. Soaking for few minutes makes it chewable and then app ghee and fry it and follow the rest procedure. You will save time and other nutritional content by not pressure cooking it!
I tried a new healthy cookie for my daughter.. but sadly she doesnt eat any kind of biscuits but i loved it. So u may try it out and see if ur kids will like it.
In the recipe it says.. cook for 18 mintes, but mine got cooked withinn 10 minutes.. so keep checking on it. This recipe was sent by one of my friend. She is a great cook.
Hope u all enjoy it
hi bindusri...sabudhana is jevvarisi in tamil.
Second self-discovery recipe( The recipe is from one of the cookery sites, though):
My hubby liked it very much, my son did'nt care a damn:( though this dish is high in protein.
have seen ur recipie...sounds interesting...will try this once...my kid used to have ragi malt(nachini)till his 1 year...think again i hav to start this kind of recepie...thanks 4 the idea...
just check out this site for gr8 varieities of recipes, i have tried out myself and found them easy and tasty
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