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-