Updated: Jun 30, 2020
Cooking and baking has become such a fad this quarantine that the new chefs are proving to be a threat to the existing ones. There is a chance that the country runs out of sugar and flour before corona, but we are not complaining! With children at home, it is a challenge to have four or five healthy meals a day. My little chef (my daughter) loves to have cheese and bread for all her meals - extremely simple, but very unhealthy. Junk is the food we are all eating in these trying times. So, here’s recommending a few quick fix healthy diet suggestions for a happy quarantine:
1. FRUITS: The summer fruits like watermelon, melon and mango are a favorite with children. You can cut them in different shapes like triangles or scoop them with an ice-cream scoop. You can also make a smoothie or a fruit salad.
SUMMER SALAD (get your kids to help you with this no flame recipe!)
2 cups Water melon Cubes
2 cups of Melon cubes
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Mint Leaves to garnish
Mix both the fruits in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix the lemon, salt and pepper.
Mix the dressing with the fruits and garnish with mint leaves.
Serve chilled in a salad bowl.
2. EGGS: We are not the first one telling you eggs are one of the richest sources of protein. They keep your stomach full for a long time. They are always available and there are countless ways you can cook them. Here’s sharing with you one of my favorite recipes which works wonders with my little one:
CLASSIC FRENCH TOAST
4 slices of bread
2 tbsp milk
1 spoon Honey/ Tomato ketchup
Salt and red chili powder to taste
Whisk together both the eggs in a bowl. Add milk, salt and red chili powder to taste.(No flame step that kids can help with)
Grease the pan with oil or butter.
Dip the slices of bread in the egg mixture and then place the bread on the pan.
Cook till the bread is golden brown on both the sides.
Serve hot with honey or tomato ketchup.
POTATOES: Potatoes are comfort food. They are easily available and can be made yummy many ways.
6 Baby Potatoes
2 tbsp Olive oil or regular cooking oil
Oregano/Chili Flakes (Optional)
Tomato Ketchup/Mint Chutney (Optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Clean the potatoes and let them dry. Use a fork to make holes in the potatoes. (No flame step that kids can help with)
Mix generous quantity of herbs (oregano, rosemary, chili flakes) with salt and oil
Put them for baking in an oven at 180 degrees. You could also use an Air Fryer to cook at 200 degrees for 25 minutes.
Cook from all the sides and then coat them with cheese.
Serve hot with tomato ketchup or mint chutney.
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