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5 Must-Know Breakfast Hacks For Toddlers

It’s a well-known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Those of you who have a selective eater at home would totally agree on this. At times, they make breakfast a real challenge. It is imperative to provide your toddler a diet which is delectable and is enriched with nutritional values. With these breakfast recipes, you’ll have no trouble in making a good healthy start with your toddler!

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#1. Beetroot Sandwich

Nutritional benefits: Beetroot is a source of fibre, vitamin C, antioxidants and aids in detoxification. It has abundance of nutrients like iron, potassium, copper and magnesium.

Ingredients

Beetroot
Potatoes
Bread
Coriander Leaves
Chat Masala
Salt
Red Chilli Powder
Amchur Powder

beetroot sandwich breakfast recipe for toddlers

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Boil potatoes and beetroots. Grate them separately.

  • Step 2:

    Mix both of them in a bowl, add salt, red chili powder, amchur powder, chaat masala and coriander leaves. Mix well.

  • Step 3:

    Now, spread the mixture on bread. Heat oil in a pan and toast the sandwich until it’s crispy.

Mommy Hack: Serve these delicious sandwiches with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

#2. Upma

Nutritional benefits: Sooji is a source of iron and provides energy.

Ingredients

Sooji
Ghee
Onion
Green chillies
Tomatoes
Rai
Ginger
Salt
Red dried chillies
Cashews
Curry leaves

upma breakfast food recipe for toddlers

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Dry roast sooji on medium heat for 3 minutes.

  • Step 2:

    In another pan, put ghee and rai. Add cashews and roast. Once the cashews turn golden, add tomatoes, green chillies and onion. Cook the mixture together.

  • Step 3:

    Now, add ginger, curry leaves and dried red chillies.

  • Step 4:

    Add water, salt and the roasted sooji. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add lemon juice.

Mommy Hack: Serve it with coriander chutney. Always remember, effective garnishing is key.

#3. Carrot Uttapam:

Nutritional benefits: Carrots are a source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. It is also a good source of vitamin A, which helps support healthy vision.

Ingredients

Onions
Carrots
Onion
Coriander Leaves
Dosa batter
Salt

carrot uttapam breakfast recipe for toddlers

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except the dosa batter.

  • Step 2:

    Pour the batter on a heated pan. Spread it evenly using a ladle. Move the ladle clockwise and anticlockwise for a round shape. The batter for uttapam is slightly thicker than that of a dosa.

  • Step 3:

    Sprinkle the mixture of vegetables evenly on it.

  • Step 4:

    Drizzle a bit of oil around the edges.

  • Step 5:

    Cover it with a lid and let it cook until the bottom turns crisp and golden.

  • Step 6:

    Flip the uttapam and cook it on the other side.

Mommy Hack: Serve it with coconut chutney and sambhar.

#4. Masala Vegetable Poha:

Nutritional benefits: Poha is a source of iron and carbohydrate. It can also be easily digested.

Ingredients

Poha
Carrot
Peas
Onion
Green Chillies
Ginger
Red Chilli Powder
Garam Masala
Turmeric Powder
Coriander seeds powder
Salt and sugar
Coriander leaves
Lemon

poha breakfast food recipe for toddlers

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Wash Poha and put it in a drainer. Keep it aside.

  • Step 2:

    In a pan, heat a tbsp of oil and add cumin seeds. Then, add chopped onions and once they turn brown, add green chilies and ginger.

  • Step 3:

    Add vegetables and spices such as red chilli powder and garam masala. After that, add coriander seeds powder and turmeric powder to enhance the taste.

  • Step 4:

    Then, add the drained Poha along with salt and ½ spoon of sugar. Mix it well and cook for 3 minutes.

  • Step 5:

    Add some peanuts to make it a bit crunchy.

Mommy Hack: Squeeze some lemon on it and sprinkle chopped onions and coriander leaves over it. Delicious Chatpata Poha is ready to serve!

#5. Stuffed Vegetable Paratha

Nutritional benefits: Vegetables are a source of nutrients that are vital for a healthy body.

Ingredients

Wheat flour
Cauliflower
Carrot
Potatoes
Spinach
Ginger
Coriander powder
Cumin powder
Red chilli powder
Turmeric powder
Garam masala
Asafoetida
Salt

stuffed paratha breakfast food for toddlers

Method:

  • Step 1:

    Finely chop the vegetables, and boil them.

  • Step 2:

    Once cooled, mash the vegetables.
    Mix them thoroughly with spinach, coriander leaves, ginger and all of the above-mentioned spices.

  • Step 3:

    After preparing the wheat dough, roll it to make a chapati and stuff the chapati with the vegetable mixture.

  • Step 4:

    Place the paratha on a heated pan and flip it a couple of times.

Mommy Hack: Put a dollop of butter on the paratha and serve it with pickle or chutney and curd.

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