quick snacks

Baked sweet potato fries – healthy snack for kids

Though I have tried better and interesting ways to consume sweet potatoes,especially by my kids, it really has not tempted us enough to make this in a regular basis. Years back , a friend had told me that sweet potatoes are really good for kids, like all moms, I am obsessed about feeding them to my kids. I buy them quite often. It lies in the refrigerator couple of days begging to be used and finally they get a chance. But this time , when I made this baked fries, it was enjoyed by us and kids equally and it…

 

Indori poha recipe – Easy indian breakfast recipes

Poha has been a regular thing at my place since my childhood. Its made once or twice every week for our breakfast or sometimes even a snack. Its made so often that I never ever thought of posting it in my blog. My mother used to serve poha often garnished with some sev or grated coconut on the top. But I make it quite plain without much of the fancy ingredients and garnishings. But when I saw the recipe for indori poha in several blogs , I thought of making it that way for breakfast one day as it was…

 

Instant mini pizza recipe – No yeast required – quick kids snack recipes

After the diwali festival was over, I had no mood to cook or even eat anything for a couple of days. We just survived on some simple dal, roti , upma etc until my kiddo decided that this was enough and demanded something really cheesy and delicious. I had really put in lot of efforts making sweet and savouries for diwali and was in no mood to toil in the kitchen for hours together again. So this idea of making instant pizza struck me. I had planned to make this a couple of months before. I had promised that he…

 

Cheesy Spinach pasta – Kids snacks recipes

My kids love pasta. So I make it atleast once in a week or two. I try to be creative and make different types of sauces especially with vegetables adding lot of cheese. Kids love cheese and the taste of cheese is quite dominant. So its a best way to sneak some vegetables into your kids. I usually make pasta with white sauce for my kids. So this time I thought of adding some spinach puree to make it more healthier. It was delicious and we all loved it. Check out this link for more pasta recipes. Add the spinach…

 

Corn Mayonnaise grilled sandwich – easy bread recipes

Making food for kids is the most difficult thing.Especially if your kids is choosy like my son, then cooking is definitely a challenge. That is why if my son appreciates something I cook, then I can guarantee that the recipe is keeper. I have won!! He is more fond of restaurant styled food, pizzas, pastas and burgers. When I try to recreate at home with healthy ingredients as I always do, it seldom wins some appreciation by him. But anyway, I keep trying and try to avoid too much of outside food. I do have to force him sometimes though….

 

13 bean soup mix chaat recipe – 13 bean soup mix chundal- healthy snack recipes

My regular readers must have already guessed that this (that is the 13 beans soup mix) was the next thing I got from my mustafa shopping few days back. As I mentioned before, that we have been trying to reduce carbs from our diet especially during dinners. So we have been using quinoa, millet varieties,oats etc regularly. So along with this , I also make a salad everyday, sometimes with avacados, other vegetables or sometimes even fruit salads. I make salad with chick peas or black eyed beans or sometimes it is just a cup of plain dal. So for…

 

Quick Sweet potato chaat – easy and healthy chaat recipes

We don’t really enjoy the sweet potatoes much as it tastes sweet and a vegetable being so sweet is somewhat unacceptable:). But they are really healthy especially for kids, So I do buy them quite regularly. I make a dry curry with it just adding some red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt. It does taste good. Last time, I made this chaat and we enjoyed it. My son is not too fond of it. But my daughter likes sweet potatoes as I have been feeding her mashed sweet potatoes since when she was around 8-9 months old and she…

 

Quick and Easy creamy and cheesy pasta for kids lunchbox – Mac and cheese recipe

Hope you all had a lovely Janmashtami (Lord Krishna’s birthday)celebration. I also did in my small way especially for my kids who love this kind of celebrations and is a good way to share our culture with our kids. We sang a few bhajans. I also made little appams, mysore pak and rasagullas. I do not spend too much time in the kitchen as it gets a little painful if I stress myself a lot. So I made the mysore pak in the microwave in minutes. I will blog about it sometime. I will also blog about the appams as…

 

Tomato Quinoa – Easy recipes with Quinoa

In an attempt to lose weight and get fitter after my surgery, we have been trying to switch over to healthier food and have been avoiding/reducing high carbs, oil and spice in our diet. My hubby has also been giving me company in this attempt. So we have been avoiding rice and taking more of whole grains and high fiber food. We went shopping to Mustafa especially for buying different kinds of wholegrains. Mustafa has been stocking every kind of food grains nowadays. You think of it and its there!!!So we got a few packets of quinoa, millet, beans,steel cut…

 

Rava dhokla recipe – Easy and healthy Indian breakfast recipes

I have had the best food of my life , I mean I have really enjoyed to the core different kind of delicious food during my stay of two years in Gujarat. The different kinds of chaats, icy desserts like gola , khaman, dhokla etc was so tempting and so very tasty. I experienced that real authentic taste of different chaats. This was more than 20+ years back and I still can’t forget the taste. I have had chaats after that , but none would taste the same. People like me who don’t mind a slight sweetness and a mild…