I started healthy snack box recipes for kids last week. One of the reasons to start this series this month is ‘Back to school time.’ Moms worry about giving healthy food to kids and always look out for different ideas.
In this series, there will be not only healthy recipes to give in school snack and lunch box but also some nutrition tips.
Dietician mom’s tips-
Today I am sharing few general tips about snack and lunch box for kids.
- Give simple snack foods for toddlers and pre-schoolers which they can easily eat in school.
- As I mentioned in the last post, do include a fruit in the box. Cut in small pieces to make it easy for pre-schoolers to eat.
- Try to include a food item from each food group like Cereals, fruits, vegetables and milk and milk products.
- Try giving variety every day by including different ingredients.
- Healthy food in school means better health, better behavior, and better grades.
Today I am sharing with you all a very simple bread roll recipe for the snack box.
In this recipe there are two healthy twists- I used whole wheat bread instead of white bread and included different veggies instead of just potatoes.
Another twist which can be given is the addition of some cheese. Add mozzarella cheese for kids to give it a different taste and kids are surely going to love it. Add it with all other ingredients in the stuffing mixture.
I used mushroom and peas mixture recently for filling and my daughters loved it but you can experiment with different veggies.
- Whole wheat bread – 4 slices
- Vegetables ( peas, carrots, potato) – Boiled
- Oil for frying
- Salt to taste
- Red chili powder- A pinch or according to your child’s taste
- Water to dip bread
- Boil vegetables and mix them together to make a filling ready.
- Add salt and chilli powder to the mixture of vegetables.
- Dip bread slices in water one by one.
- Squeeze water completely and add filling.
- Roll this into an oval or a round shape to seal it completely.
- Deep fry in oil until done.
I use whole wheat bread for bread rolls and include veggies instead of just traditional potato filling in bread rolls.
Always remember to make changes to these recipes according to your child’s taste and likings. It is ok if a child likes some vegetables more than others as long as he or she is eating them. My younger one gave me a hard time with vegetables but she loves fruits and that’s why I was never worried.
As long as a child is happy, active, and growing fine, do not worry too much. Remember not to be a panicky mom when it comes to your child’s nutrition. Stay calm and try different things. 🙂
In Nutrition niche, I not only share recipes with a healthy twist but also some tips as a dietician mom. See previous week’s recipes-