Since the day my toddler started going to school, I have been wracking my brain to make something different for her every morning. Her school offers one meal a day but she never touches it and is super adamant to eat what I pack in her lunch.
She is not a picky eater but has very limited choices of food items that she eats happily. I try to make breakfast around those few items and add some protein to make it healthy. Like every other kid she won’t eat the same thing for two days in a row hence, mom needs to put on the chef hat. I have shared a few breakfast ideas with you all and hope you/your little ones will like it:
Veg Idli of sprouted moong daal
Overnight soaked, drained and sprouted moong daal, capsicum, cauliflower, sooji, rice flour/besan, onion, carrot, coriander leaves/curry leaf, peas, onion, carrot, salt, turmeric, curd, and butter
Wash, clean and chop all veggies into small pieces. Cut cauliflower into pieces and dip it in a warm water with a teaspoon of salt. Drain it and grate it. Par boils the sprout and peas. Drain it, let it cool down and then coarsely grind sprout and peas in a mixer.
Mix all veggies, sprout &peas mix, one teaspoon besan, one teaspoon sooji, and 3 teaspoon curd. Mix well and prepare a thick batter. Preheat the Idli maker and pour this batter in it. Steam it for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve it with chutney or tomato ketchup.
Sweet Potato and Potato Fries
Ingredients: Sweet potato, butter, tomato ketchup, and salt
Method: Wash and clean the potato. Peal and Parboil it. Once it’s cool, chop into finger size bites. Brush the pre-heated pan with little butter and roast these fries till golden brown. Sprinkle salt on it and serve it with tomato ketchup on the side.
Vegetable Kabab Rolls
Ingredients: Brown bread slices, curd, boiled potato, carrot, beans, onion, peas, coriander leaves, salt, turmeric, oil, butter, besan, and tomato ketchup.
Method: Wash and clean all raw vegetables and chop finely. Cut off the edges of the bread. In a mixing bowl, mix all the chopped vegetables, bread slices, and curd. Add a spoon of besan, salt, and half teaspoon oil in it. Mix well and make finger size rolls from it. Brush the pre-heated pan with little butter and roast these rolls till golden brown. Serve it with homemade curd dip on the side.
Mini Oatmeal Banana Pancakes:
Oats flour, salt, sugar, eggs, butter, and honey or chocolate syrup and ripe banana.
In a bowl, mix flour, a pinch of sugar and salt. Add eggs and whisk it properly. Preheat a pan and brush it with butter. Pour half a ladle of batter into the pan and cover it with lid. Cook from both side until golden brown. Take it out on a plate and serve it warm. Cut ripe banana into thin slices. Put banana slices on the pancake and drizzle honey or chocolate syrup on top.
Heart Shaped Sweet Potato Cutlet:
Sweet potato, capsicum, carrot, beans, peas, coriander leaves, onion, roasted besan/multigrain flour, butter, bread crumbs, and salt.
Wash and clean all vegetables. Boil all the veggies in a little water until these are soft or can be easily mashed except onion. Drain all the extra water. Boil sweet potato and let it cool down. In a bowl mix besan, mashed veggies, mashed sweet potato coriander leaves, and salt. Make a slightly thin batter of roasted besan. Heat a pan and brush it with oil. Make patties of veggies and sweet potato mix. Cut into a heart shape with the help of a cookie cutter. Dip into the besan batter. Place them on a breadcrumb and roll it. Put patties in the pan and cook until golden brown. Serve it with ketchup on the side.
Simple and delicious snack option. These cutlets can be baked or shallow fried to suit the kid’s taste or diet. These can also be used in a burger to give it a healthier twist.
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Always on a lookout for new recipes to try with my kids… this has given me new lunch box ideas! Thanks for sharing!
Everyone loves sweet potatoes at our place. Cutlets sound interesting. Shall try soon.
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why calling them toddler recipes. I like all of them and thinking about trying them for the whole family.
Can I use them for myself also? ?
Great ideas. I have tried all except sweet potato fries and cutlet. Must give them a try too!
I’ve been reading a lot of mommy blogs and this is again another post that makes me think how relevant it is for everybody. These ideas are good and a must try for everybody – so healthy and yet, they don’t seem boring like healthy food usually does.
Awesome recipes.. i plan to try out the pancake soon
I loved the sprout idlis and the pancakes the most. Am surely going to try these out asap.
These are good ideas. I especially like the use of sweet potato instead of potato and roasting instead of frying. Much healthier options!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some wonderful options here.
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Vegetable Kebab rolls can definitely work for my son, hopefully.
I would love to try out the veg idli and veg kebab rolls. My children are past the fussy eater stage but these recipes are interesting, easy and healthy.
I don’t know about children but those recipes definitely left me drooling and wanting to join in on your breakfast table!
My kids are not toddler’s but their food choice is limited. I am sure that they are going to love these dishes as well. Thanks for sharing.
nice recipes. they look easy and delicious and healthy
Hey I loved ur idli recipe with sprouted moong.. It’s different n healthy.. Thanks for sharing
The oatmealpancakes might work out for both my kids. Will give it a try.
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Wonderful recipes, Kavita! I am saving this post for my little granddaughter! Thank you for the share.
Very helpful post!! All recipes are easy, simple and with lots of nutrition !! Bookmarked your page !!!
Thank you so much for your helpful shearing post!
I don’t have children but I’m great excited to strive out every of these recipes for myself. The veg kebab rolls made me almost-drooling.
My toddler is a fussy eater. Bookmarked this page for these amazing breakfast ideas.
Just like you have said here, I am wrecking my brains to give healthy foods to my 15 month old. It is an experience of thinking a little out of the box and mixing unexpected stuffs together. Great list. Bookmarking it. Thanks a ton!
Just the post I needed for my toddler. Meal planning with right nutrition and more color in plate is always a challenge. Bookmarked!
Superb…saving this post…
Yummylicious ideas. Banana pancakes sound promising.
Saving this post, bookmarking it in fact. What lovely and nutritious ideas.
Together health and taste is very much important for the toddler. Thanks for sharing the idea
Super list. If your child likes sweet potatoes, sweet potato waffles are a good option too.
I don’t have kids but I’m super excited to try out each of these recipes for myself. 😀 The veg kabab rolls made me almost-drooling.
yummylicious…will try for a change.
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Yummmilicious post. I too hv a fussy eater at home who gives me a hard time. Will surely try these
Great ideas for my fussy toddler. Thanks a bunch
We already make oats pancake here. But I’ve never tried sweet potato cutlets. That’s a good idea. Saving it up.
Kavita, these are excellent options for Moms. I myself, am super excited to try the oats- banana pancake with honey tomorrow morning. It’s healthy and delicious all the way. Thanks for the share! 🙂
Great ideas. Healthy and yummy too. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and kids must have a good one.
that’s a great post and i love the recipe of sweet potato cutlet would certainly try that one.
Mothers are so innovative. Anything bland yes nutritious can take a new avatar at their hands.. Great tips in here…
I havent had it yet but the idea of a sweet potato cutlet as opposed to the regular one sounds quite nice.