A question that plagues every parent–What breakfast can I serve my child, which is healthy, tasty and quick to prepare?”
Most children are picky eaters. Their incessant complaints about the same old boring repeated breakfast menu tend to drive the best of us crazy.
If they had their way, they would opt for chocolates, cakes, pizzas, and fries for any and every meal. However, they don’t and the parents are careful about what goes on the plate.
Here are a few breakfast tips to add zing to your breakfast menu:
1. A Healthy Toast
Replace your staple jam and butter toast with a healthy alternative—tomato and cucumber sandwiches, paneer corn, or mushroom sandwiches. Sprinkle cheese, masala and also top them with mayonnaise or ketchup to make them tastier.
Make it more interesting by giving a twist to the usual rectangular/triangular shaped bread. For example, cut out a circular hole in bread to serve them circular sandwiches.
2. Move past potato stuffing
Transform your parathas into a wholesome meal by opting to stuffing them with corn, paneer, onion, or any vegetable of your choice.
Serve them with chutney, or ketchup.
See your child gobble them up in a jiffy.
3. Serve them fruit-flavored oatmeal
Instead of the usual chocos, cornflakes, or cereals. What more, you can pass them off as puddings, and your child will be none the wiser.
4. Opt for Nutella
Not to be confused with nutrella, Nutella is a tasty ferrero rocher-flavored bread spread, or peanut butter instead of jam and butter. This ensures that your child has his/her share of energy for all the day-to-day activities.
5. Fruity Milkshakes
In place of the same old horlicks/bournvita will score you a million points in your child’s eyes.
6. Pizza, Paratha/Dosa
Try this most dynamic recipe. Just add loads of vegetables and cheese to your choice of the above mentioned bases. Pass them off as thin-crusted pizzas. Experience the excitement your child will feel when he/she think it’s pizza for breakfast. Make sure to add a smiley with ketchup.
Don’t forget to give us your feedback about your kids’ reactions.
Image source for paratha: Paul Swansen