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3 Quick Meal Recipes For Your Toddler

If you want to know what a mom has to go through to make her child eat, nobody knows it better than her. Ask me! The task becomes even more difficult when it comes to ensuring a healthy diet for my little one. A common question that puts most mums in a dilemma -

What should I cook for my toddler?

So, this blog is for moms like me, who want to serve their toddler a platter full of nutrients. Here are 3 meal recipes, all easy to prepare and to digest.

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#1. Baby Golden Potatoes with Yoghurt Dip

Nutritional benefits: Potatoes are full of carbohydrates that give the required energy to active toddlers. Potatoes are a source of vitamin A and C, popularly known for immunity building.

Ingredients

Baby potatoes (6-7)
Thick curd (2 cups or 1 bowl)
Cucumber (1 medium-sized)
Butter to sauté
Fresh coriander leaves to garnish

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    Total Preparation Time

    30 minutes
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    Serves

    2 Serving
potato food recipe for toddlers

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Put the baby potatoes in a container. Fork and boil them partially in salted water.

  • Step 2:

    Squeeze the water out of the boiled potatoes.

  • Step 3:

    Cook the potatoes in a pan with some butter, keeping the potato skin intact. Cook till they are golden in colour.

  • Step 4:

    Take the potatoes out in a serving dish.

  • Step 5:

    Grate a cucumber and press it over a strainer to drain the water. Mix the grated cucumber and curd in a bowl. Stir well and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. The dip is ready to be served with some yummy golden potatoes.

#2. Ragi Porridge

Nutritional benefits: Ragi is rich in calcium, which helps in the growth and bone development of children. It is also a source of iron that helps increasing blood hemoglobin (Hb) levels. Ragi also provides carbohydrates, amino acids and vitamin D, which are required in the initial years of a child. It is fibre-rich and is gluten-free, which makes it desirable for toddlers with gluten intolerance. Undoubtedly, Ragi is one of the best cereal-based meals of all time.

Ingredients

Ragi powder (1 cup)
Green peas (¼ cup)
Cubed Carrot [optional] (¼ cup)
Water (1 and a half cups)

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    Total Preparation Time

    15-20 minutes
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    Serves

    4 Serving
toddler meal recipe made with ragi

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Mix the ragi with water in a bowl. Whisk it well so that no lumps are formed.

  • Step 2:

    In a separate container, partially boil carrot and peas together.

  • Step 3:

    Cook the ragi and water mixture on a flame for 3 minutes, without covering the pan. Then, add the partially boiled peas and carrots to the pan.

  • Step 4:

    Add salt to taste. Cook till the Ragi soaks the water and becomes sticky. Your Ragi Porridge is ready to serve.

#3. Suji Ka Cheela

Nutritional benefits: Suji is a source of protein, which is essential for a child’s normal growth and the strengthening of their muscles. It is also a good source of iron and potassium and helps in improving hemoglobin (Hb) levels in the body. Suji (Semolina) is widely known as an all-around nutritious choice with a rich source of vitamin K. Suji is known to help with constipation and also works on strengthening muscles in this fostering age. Surely, it is a magical meal full of nutrients. Let’s learn how to make it!

Ingredients

Roasted suji (1 cup)
Onion (1 small-sized)
Cherry tomato (1 whole)
Curd (2 tbsp)
Water (¼ cup)
Fresh coriander leaves to garnish
Salt to taste

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    Total Preparation Time

    20 minutes
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    Serves

    2 Serving
suji ka cheela recipe for toddlers

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Add roasted suji and water to a bowl.

  • Step 2:

    Now, add salt and curd to the bowl and mix well. Keep the batter aside for 5 minutes.

  • Step 3:

    Mix the suji batter with finely chopped vegetables and bring it to a thick consistency. It should be as thick as a melted chocolate.

  • Step 4:

    Use this mixture to make round cheelas on a non-stick pan using ghee. There you go! Suji Ka Cheela is ready to be served to your little munchkin.

I hope these 3 quick recipes will make your child and their taste buds happy. Serve them the healthiest of diets since they are in the most crucial age of development. Happy cooking!

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