Do you know what was the common thing about our mothers? They all fed us with that “famous” roti roll stuffed with lots of vegetables (that we didn’t like) and ketchup. That was an easy and quick way to feed us with lots of nutrients. Trends are changing now and that roti roll is now replaced with finger foods.
Today we will be talking about what exactly finger foods are and some healthy options to feed your toddler.
Easy Peasy Finger Foods
Finger foods are nothing but an easy way to make your child have a balanced and healthy diet. They can help your baby develop independent eating habits and provide nutritional wholesomeness to your child. Finger foods sound exciting and interesting and are tasty as well.
So today we are sharing some of the nutritious and healthy finger food options that you can serve to your toddler.
1. Oats and Banana Muffins: Kids go crazy for cakes and cupcakes and these muffins are surely going to steal their attention on the breakfast table. Filled with the goodness of banana and oats, these are easy to bake and are super healthy.
● 2 Bananas Mashed
● 1 cup oats
● 2 eggs
● 1 cup paneer
● 1 tbsp honey
● ½ cup sliced blueberries
● ½ cup milk
● Blend all the ingredients except blueberries in a jar.
● Grease a muffin tray and pour the prepared batter into it.
● Top the muffins with sliced blueberries.
● Bake the muffins in a preheated oven for 20 minutes.
● Cool the muffins and serve them with a glass of warm milk.
2. Peas and Potato Cutlet: When your kid is craving something tasty these cutlets help you out. You can even pack these for a small road trip or a picnic party.
● 1 large potato boiled and mashed
● 1 cup peas boiled and crushed
● Salt to taste
● ½ cup breadcrumbs
● ½ tsp black pepper powder
● In a deep bowl mix all the ingredients except oil.
● Now divide the dough into equal portions
● Shape cutlets out of the dough and keep them aside.
● Take a tawa and grease it with oil.
● Now cook the cutlets on the tawa on medium flame till they turn golden brown from both sides.
● Serve cutlets with sauce or chutney
3. Baked Sweet Potato: A very quick and simple recipe that calls for only two ingredients. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and are very nutritious.
● 5-6 sweet potatoes
● ¼ tbsp salt
● Slice sweet potatoes into long strips.
● Grease a baking tray with oil.
● Put the potato fingers into the baking tray and sprinkle salt over it.
● Now bake the potatoes into a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 40 minutes.
● Once done, serve it with mayo or sauce.
These recipes are good enough to kill your toddler’s hunger pangs. And these are nutritious too. So the very next time when your little one demands something to eat, serve him one of these recipes. Also, if you have any other recipe do share with us.
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