What to send in snack box and lunch box tomorrow?
I am sure all moms ask this question every day and struggle to find ideas for healthy and nutritious snacks for kids.
I am starting a mini-series called – Kids Snack box ideas in which I am not only going to give ideas about what all to send to school but also the nutritional benefits and nutrition tips for moms.
My daughters take a snack box and a lunch box every day. They both are a fan of sandwiches. I experiment with bread and try using different ingredients to make sandwiches for them. I will be sharing different sandwich recipes in weeks to come.
Today, I am sharing a recipe for snack box which is not only yummy but nutritious too.
Healthy Oats dosa
Oats Dosa- the name itself shows it’s healthier than a normal dosa.
Tips from Dietician mom-
Include a fruit-
Always include a fruit in your child’s snack box. They need a 3-5 serving of fruits and vegetables. They spend the most of the day in school and it’s important to include it in any form you think is fine with your child.
I normally try giving them variety every day – sliced apples, a whole banana, diced mangoes (when in season), Cut Kiwi, Strawberries, grapes, sliced guava etc.
Any day you don’t have fruits or want to give variety, include dry fruits in the snack box.
Fruits are good for kids as they not only get required dose of fiber but also required vitamins and minerals.
- 1. Rice flour – 1 cup
- 2. Urad dal – ½ cup ( soaked and ground)
- 3. Oats flour – 2 cups (Rolled oats – roasted and grind to make flour)
- 4. Salt to taste.
- 5. Oil.
- 6. Potato filling (Optional)
- Soak urad dal in water for minimum 2-3 hours or overnight.
- Mix rice flour, dal, and oats flour together.
- Add water to make a smooth batter and keep it for some time.
- Add salt according to taste.
- Heat a griddle or tawa.
- Pour the batter on the griddle and spread it outside like a thin pancake.
- Flip it to cook from both the sides.
- You can add potato mixture as a filling or serve as it is with coconut chutney.
2. Different grains like ragi and barley can be added to make it a multigrain dosa too.
3. Oats flour can be used in many recipes. You can mix it with different gravies and chappati flour too.
As a mom, I know it’s a struggle every day to plan for school meals. I hope this series helps other moms. Please share ideas suggestions or tips if you have any to help other moms. I will include it in my posts with your name. 🙂
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-
June 21, 2017 at 10:11 am
Thanks for this lovely idea..I do run out of ideas regarding my son’s lunch box…please keep posting more such recipes…Will definitely make this one.
June 21, 2017 at 10:38 am
Thank you Balaka..Glad you liked this. More coming up soon. 🙂
June 22, 2017 at 8:06 am
I need to try oats dhosa for my toddler
June 22, 2017 at 8:33 am
Do try Vaidehi and let me know. 🙂
June 22, 2017 at 10:56 am
I loved the idea. Infact we can add pancake made from Besan and Sooji too. Kids love snackbox. Thanks for sharing.
June 22, 2017 at 2:54 pm
Oh Yes..pancakes can be made with many differnet ingredients. Thanks Jiya
June 22, 2017 at 6:04 pm
i have made oats upma but not tried this! I iwll try this and let you know how it turns out!
June 22, 2017 at 10:11 pm
Thanks Veena 🙂
June 22, 2017 at 10:00 pm
You raise a really good point that a ton of kids daily nutritional needs are fulfilled while they’re in school. Great tips! Looking forward to the rest of the series.
June 22, 2017 at 10:12 pm
Thank you 🙂
June 22, 2017 at 10:38 pm
Feeding kids has always been an issue for me. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series.
June 22, 2017 at 11:49 pm
June 22, 2017 at 11:43 pm
Great recipe. Karma is a finicky eater but loves dosa. So I am definitely trying this out. Hey where is the first stackable tiffin that you have loaded pic of from? 😉
June 22, 2017 at 11:50 pm
Haha..that Tiffin is different. Thanks Shubhreet 🙂
June 23, 2017 at 8:18 pm
I need these snacks for my own lunch. I feel like I do well with my weigh loss when I have healthy snacks between meals but I never know what to have!
June 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm
Yes Roxy ..these are good for everyone not only kids. Thanks.
June 23, 2017 at 9:02 pm
I love oats dosas, I find these quite filling than rice dosas! I usually mix in oats in dosa batter.I’ll try your recipe next time.
June 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm
June 23, 2017 at 9:12 pm
I’m definitely going to have to give my hand at this. It look super healthy, and I’m always trying to find something new to do in the kitchen.
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June 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm
June 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm
Oh yummy! I’ve heard of this before, but I will so try to make it. It looks like a nice snack for when I’m working at home.
June 23, 2017 at 11:16 pm
June 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm
I could use this for breakfast, so much healthier and quick to make.
June 23, 2017 at 11:17 pm
Yes..it is a healthy breakfast. Thanks 🙂
June 23, 2017 at 11:36 pm
That’s a great way to eat oats. I’m going to try this
June 23, 2017 at 11:40 pm
June 24, 2017 at 6:57 am
What a unique snack and a great way to expose children to food from other cultures. On top of that it looks delicious!
June 24, 2017 at 1:32 pm
Thank you 🙂
June 28, 2017 at 4:48 pm
Oh, I wish. I could roll those perfect dosas. Mine always turn out thick and patchy
June 28, 2017 at 10:36 pm
Thanks Mandavi for stopping by 🙂
September 6, 2017 at 5:09 pm
a great idea! easy to make & healthy!