Did I just say “Healthy Junk Food” ? Ofcourse I did!
Who doesnt like junk in the stomach? We all do, including the kids! If only we find ways to incorporate some nutrition in them , the kids wouldn’t mind giving them – what we think are junk foods
Heres how I dont mind giving junk food to my kid, and dont sweat too much over it! These are some wonderful recipes for kids, which they would love to eat.
Sweet Potato French Fries
Clean and peel sweet potatoes. Cut them into finger chips.
Heat oil. Fry till crisp. Season with salt
PS: you could bake them as well, but the kid at home doesnt care for baked fries! Baked fries would always be more healthy
Homemade pav bhaji cannot be junk. U are the one who controls the amount of fats go into making it. Here is how we make at home, and the 3 year old loves it!
2 cups chopped vegetables ( carrots, potato, peas, cauliflower)
1 large tomato chopped
1 large onion chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp coriander pwd
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp pav bhaji masala ( everest)
1/2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder – or more if you kid can tolerate heat
1 tsp butter
2 tbsp oil
Pressure cook the vegetables, with adequate water. Use a mashes and mash them up to almost a paste.
In a wok, take the oil, fry onions till transluscent pink
Add the ginger garlic paste, Sautee. Add tomatoes and fry till mush.
Add the masalas . Add the vegetable puree . Add a cup of water and cook on medium- low flame for 5-7 minutes.
Top the cook pav bhaji with 1 tsp butter and coriander for garnish
Serve with Pavs
Whole wheat pizza base ( If I dont make these at home I buy them only from Natures Basket)
Homemade pizza sauce.
Vegetable topping of the kids choice
Homemade Pizza sauce.
This is an easy peasy recipe from NickJr
Preheat the oven to 220 deg c
Assemble your pizza- The kid does this for me!
Bake for 10 minutes
Pasta with sauteed veggies
Cut veggies to bite size pieces.
Boil pasta as per packet instructions. Always use Durum wheat pasta
in a wok take a tsp or 2 of olive oil
add the veggies . Cover and cook them for 4-5 minutes.
Add italian seasoning to taste. Salt to taste
Toss in the pasta.
You could also use arrabiata sauce or marinara if your kid likes
Blanch Palak leaves for 10 minutes (use 1/2 cup palak)
Make a dough of 1 1/2 cup flour , the puree, salt and required water
Use this as regular puri dough and make puris
You could also add cumin and chilly powder for the added zing!