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. Today I am sharing healthy bread rolls recipe.
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-
Oats dosa with coconut chutney
June 28, 2017 at 10:45 am
Bread Rolls are my favourite too, and i love the mushroom-peas combination you’ve suggested. Going to try it out soon.
June 28, 2017 at 4:28 pm
Thanks Mayuri 🙂
June 28, 2017 at 11:47 am
I make this recipe. My mother used this to make us eat veggies.
June 28, 2017 at 4:28 pm
June 28, 2017 at 9:18 pm
This is such a great recipe, I will definitely have to share this with my mom friends with younger children!
June 28, 2017 at 10:37 pm
Thanks Sandra 🙂
June 28, 2017 at 10:51 pm
Cool idea, a great way to hide the veg and other things kids are super picky with!!
June 28, 2017 at 10:55 pm
Thank you 🙂
June 29, 2017 at 1:01 am
What a great idea. I’m not sure if my kids would like it or not. They tend to eat ham sandwiches and such. My daughter eats more veggies than my son.
June 29, 2017 at 3:48 am
Thanks Amber 🙂
June 29, 2017 at 2:25 am
Oh what a great idea. I never though about doing a little bread roll or taco out of white bread. Great for kids since it sticks together
June 29, 2017 at 3:48 am
June 29, 2017 at 3:58 am
I’ve never heard of these before, but they look like a really versatile recipe. I love getting my toddler to try new things.
June 29, 2017 at 4:27 pm
June 29, 2017 at 8:48 am
I’m a big fan of finding ways to sneak in veggies. You might also try spring rolls too. The rice paper might be fun for the kids.
June 29, 2017 at 4:32 pm
Yes Erin spring rolls are good too. Thanks
June 29, 2017 at 9:04 am
i am absolutelty loving your series of snackbox ideas yaa.. seriously. i cant ever be that creative on my own
June 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm
Hey thanks a lot Misha..glad you liked it 🙂
June 29, 2017 at 8:14 pm
Looks super yummy! Will have to try this out. You don’t find that the bananas turn?
June 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm
No ..as my kids eat it as snacks which is early in day as school starts..they stay fine. Thanks 🙂
June 29, 2017 at 9:14 pm
That’s a super cute idea. I think it would help my daughter try new things if she wasn’t able to see them all wrapped up like that.
June 29, 2017 at 9:47 pm
June 30, 2017 at 2:29 am
I love bread rolls!!! Nice idea to stuff with more veggies!
June 30, 2017 at 8:11 am
June 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm
Will try this for sure
June 30, 2017 at 2:26 pm
My nieces will love this!
July 1, 2017 at 10:01 am
Yes it always be a question that today what is there in tiffin box by kids. And mummies are always looking for good and healthy recipes for kids. Thanks for sharing information of Bread Rolls it looks yummy and healthy.
July 1, 2017 at 5:02 pm
Thanks a lot 🙂
September 10, 2017 at 11:38 am
I just had bread rolls for breakfast today. They were made with slight variation. Next time will try veggies other than potato. Thanks for sharing your recipe.