Updated January 7th, 2024 at 23:24 IST

Carrot muffins to Bajra Pizza: Exciting, healthy recipes to try this winter for your kids

From vibrant fruit salads to creative veggie-packed dishes, these recipes for the kids also improves the overall well-being.

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Healthy eating means when nutritiousness meets deliciousness in one meal without investing much efforts. It can served as a beneficial solution when your child needs a proper nourishment of body and mind. There are some recipes that are meant primarily to not only satisfy mouth watering taste buds but to promote overall well-being. 

Here are recipes for creating a positive impact on your child's health:

Carrot muffins

Ingredients

Red Carrot (Grated) – 2 bowls
Milk (Condensed) – 50-60 ml
Milk powder – 20 gram
Dry Fruits – few
Milk – ½ cup
 

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Image credits: avirtualvegan/Instagram
 

Method

1. Take a non-stick pan and sauté grated carrot till the moisture evaporates.
2. Add ½ cup milk in it.
3. Cover and cook until the carrots become tender, then add milk powder and cook well.
4. Add condensed milk in it. Stir well till it has medium thick consistency.
5. Once done, cool it down.
6. Apply butter and wheat flour spread inside the muffin mould. No, pour carrot mixture into the mould till it is half full.
7. Preheat the air fryer at 180 degree Celsius for 5 minutes. Place the molds inside the air fryer and bake for 170 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.
8.Transfer it to a plate and serve hot.

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2. Roasted carrot soup

Ingredients

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Carrots Diced – 3
Butter – 4 teaspoon (tsp)
Black pepper powder – pinch
Cumin powder- ½ tsp
Honey – 1 tsp
Water- 1 cup
Oregano – ½ tsp
Lime juice fresh – 1 tsp
Vegetable Broth – 1 bowl
Salt – to taste
Cooking oil- For greasing
 

Image credits: chef.majk/instagram

 

Method

1. Set the oven at 200°C for pre-heating.
2. Grease a baking tray with cooking oil. Add carrots, pepper and butter in it. Bake until carrots turn light brown.
3. Add the baked carrot, oregano and water in the food processor. Blend and make a puree.
4. Add butter in a pan and add cumin seeds and let it simmer for a minute. Add the carrot puree, honey, lime juice, pepper, salt and vegetable broth in the pan. Let the mix boil for 5-10 minutes.
5. Serve hot.

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3. Bajra pizza

Ingredients

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Bajra flour – 1 bowl
Pizza sauce – 2 tbsp (tablespoon)
Cheese (Grated)- 2 tbsp
Chopped vegetables (tomato, capsicum, onion)- 1 cup
Oregano – as per taste
Chilli flakes – as per taste
Ghee-1 tbsp
Salt- to taste
 

Image credits: auraartofhealthylivingandtrunativ/Instagram

Method

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1. Pizza base- Mix bajra flour and salt. Add enough water to make a dough. Take some portions of the dough and roll them. Make perfect rounds using a round cutter. Cover with dry bajra flour.
2. Heat up a tawa and place the base on it. Keep brushing the base with water while dry roasting on low flame.
3. Further roast it on direct flames so that pizza gets crispy, then apply some ghee on it.
4. Apply pizza sauce on base, and add chopped veggies, grated cheese, oregano and chilli flakes on it.
5. Pour some ghee on tawa. Place the pizza on the tawa and cover the same. Cook till the cheese melts.
6. Serve hot.

4. Date logs

Ingredients

Dates Pitted – 200gm
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Chopped almonds- 1 tbsp
Chopped cashews – 1 tbsp
Chopped walnuts– 1 tbsp
Sunflower seeds – 1 tbsp
Pumpkin seeds – 1 tbsp
Muskmelon Seeds -1tbsp
Watermelon seeds – 1 tbsp
Poppy seeds- 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds white and Black – 1 tbsp

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Method

1. Roast all seeds and dry-fruits in a pan, using 1 tbsp ghee on low flame. Keep it aside.
2. Prepare a date paste – Soak pitted dates in warm milk for an hour and blend it in a blender and make a smooth paste.
3. Add this paste in a dry-fruit pan and mix it well.
4. Spread the mixture on a plate for cooling. Once cold, give the mixture the shape of a log and refrigerate it.
5. Let it freeze and serve it cold.

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5. Sweet potato cutlet

Ingredients

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Sweet potato (Boiled) – 200 gm
Fox Nuts – 50 gm
Peanuts (roasted and crushed) – 3 tsp
Green chilli (finely chopped) – 1
Ginger (finely chopped) – ½ tsp
Mint leaves (finely chopped ) -4
Coriander leaves (finely chopped) -1 tbsp.
Lemon juice- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Coriander powder- ½ tsp
Sesame seeds- 1 tbsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Salt- to taste

Method

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1. Dry roast Fox Nut on low flame. Grind it and make a powder.
2. Mash the sweet potatoes, add Fox Nut powder, crushed peanuts, coriander leaves, chopped chillies, ginger, lemon juice and salt.
3. Mix it well, make a small cutlet and wrap it with sesame seeds. Roast on tawa by using a sufficient amount of oil.
4. Serve hot with mint and coriander chutney.

But before incorporating it in your balanced diet chart in the winter diet for kids, it is better to take recommendation from your doctor.

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Recipes by HealthShots
 

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Published January 7th, 2024 at 23:24 IST