It is important to know and respect your child's likes and preferences while preparing a meal plan for them. It is good to involve children every once in a while to choose and prepare their own meals. This will help in developing their taste palates and interest in food. Here are a few recipes that are not only easy to make but delicious too:
Multigrain Roti Pizza
Ingredients: Multigrain flour, capsicum, onion, tomato, mayonnaise, butter, mozzarella cheese, tomato ketchup, and salt.
Method: Make soft dough with the multigrain flour and water. Make two chapattis and let those cool down a bit. Wash, clean all veggies and chop finely. Take a pan and brush it with a little butter. Sauté all the veggies, sprinkle a pinch of salt and keep it aside. Take a chapatti evenly spread mayonnaise on it. Spread all the sautéed veggies. Grate Mozzarella cheese on it and cover it with another roti. Heat a pan, drizzle a little butter. Put the chapatti pizza carefully on the pan. Cook it from both the sides. Serve with Ketchup on the side.
Ingredients: Rolled oats, besan, two tablespoon sooji / semolina, curd, capsicum, coriander leaves carrot ,, salt, baking powder (optional), and coconut chutney.
Method: In a pan dry roast oats until slightly brown. Let it cool down and then powder the oats in the mixer. Wash, clean all veggies and chop finely. Take a bowl and mix besan, oats powder, semolina and curd together. Add all the veggies to this mixture and make a smooth batter. Add salt. Grease the idli steamer plates with oil and pour the batter into each area of the steamer. Steam the idlis for 15 minutes. Cut idli's into bite size pieces and decorate in a shape of a flower with coconut chutney in center and serve.
Ingredients: Brown bread, mayonnaise, butter, tomato, onion, boiled and coarsely mashed peas, cucumber, cheese slices (optional) and salt.
Method: Wash, clean all veggies and chop finely. Take a bowl and mix all veggies in it. Take a brown bread and evenly spread mayonnaise on it. Heat a pan and brush it with little butter. Put the bread in the pan and cover it with the veggies mix. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on it. Put a cheese slice on top and cover it with another piece of bread. Cook from both the sides until slightly dark brown. Serve with Ketchup on the side.
These recipes are both easy to make and nutritious and can become one of the favorite foods for your two year old. To make sure your kids eat well it is important to put in little extra effort and make food visually appealing. You can use a cookie cutter to give parathas or sandwiches a fun shape and make it look attractive.
These are some of the best ideas for food for toddlers .