Healthy recipes for kids

Healthy recipes that all kids love

Most homemakers/mothers are looking for healthy recipes for kids? Now with so many varieties of ready foods available in the market, you may find it difficult to persuade kids to eat healthy home cooked food. But it is possible.

All parents, especially homemakers/mothers want to feed healthy foods to their kids and the whole family. One step towards that is to make homemade foods.

If you are a busy person, working outside home, caring for elderly and sick and babies, the time you can spend in the kitchen is limited. You may be too tired even when you get time to work.

The tempting advertizements on the media make it more difficult for a homemaker to convince kids to appreciate home cooked dishes.

Now every thing is easily available to buy. So it is convenient and easy to choose that option. Getting ready foods from restaurants, pizza stores and other eateries is okay once in a while. But these foods contain more oil, sugar and salt to make them more tasty and that is not good for everybody's health, including kids. The ill effects may not be visible immediately as they may take a few years to develop.

You can see that child obesity is in the increase and there are more diabetic kids.

Now kids want to eat a variety of foods including dishes from other countries. Learning to make these foods is a necessity for mothers. If you do not learn to make them at home, you will need to spend more time and money to get these foods from outside. The bad effects of these foods on health are additional and more serious disadvantage.

Even when kids agree about eating vegetables and fruits when you talk to them, you can find them removing the healthy ingredients such as vegetables from their foods at the dinner table. You also find the vegetables coming back home in their lunch boxes.

Kids learn from parents example. If you, as a parent are cooking food at home and eating that, it will encourage your children to do the same.

Hope the healthy kids recipes given below help you feed your children homemade foods and keep them bouncing with health and vitality.

Healthy kids recipes

Vegetable Rava upma - Namkin halwa

vegetable rava upma. Easy south Indian breakfast recipe. Known as uppittu (Kannada), tikhat sanja(Marathi), namkin halwa(Hindi) etc.


 - Quick Snack with fresh or a day old - leftover bread.


Onion rava upma - uppit

Onion rava upma. Easy south Indian breakfast recipe.

Known as uppittu (Kannada), tikhat sanja(Marathi), namkin halwa(Hindi) etc.


Sheera - Semolina Halwa - Sooji Halwa

- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish. Breakfast / snack / sweet. Known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.

Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.

To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.

How to make Maddur vada-Maddur Vade

- Maddur vada is a specialty snack from Karnataka. It is yummy as a tea time snack or a picnic snack.

Keeps for a week or so. Very convenient.

Ragi is also known as nachni.

Nachaniche thalipeet, served with desi ghee and coconut chutney .

Or with your favorite chutney, pickle or curry.


Gujrati Dhokla

- Gujarati steamed dhokla - khaman dhokla.

A steamed snack made with chickpea flour.


Rava khaman dhokla

Dhokla made with rava - semolina

Mango lassi is made with mango, an Indian summer fruit and yogurt as a snack or for breakfast.

When mangoes are not in season, this can be made with mango pulp, store bought or home preserved.


Spicy Mango rice - Mavinkai chitranna

Mango rice made using sour green mango. Recipe from South India.


How to make Besan burfi - Indian dessert

Besan burfi - Indian dessert and festival sweet recipe made with Besan / gram flour/ chickpea flour.

How to make Besan laddoo - Chickpea flour balls

Besan laddo is made with bengal gram dal flour / chickpea flour. A must for traditional festivals such as Diwali festival.


Besan kadhi is made with gram flour and buttermilk or yogurt.

Serve as hot beverage or with plain rice or dal khichadi.


South Indian breakfast or snack recipe

  • Vegetables and mixed whole grain flour paratha
  • Mixed whole grain flour roti
  • Paneer stuffed paratha
  • Paneer dosa recipe
  • Rice flour upma
  • Mor kali - buttermilk rice flour upma
  • Mosaru kodubale - Karnataka Snack recipe
  • Besan curry
  • Masala chaas
  • Maharashtrian Mattha - Spicy buttermilk recipe

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