Tiffin Ideas for preschooler - Part 2 / Recipes for kids, babies / Baby Food / Toddler Snacks

As promised in  Part - 1 in this post I am going to list some more Tiffin ideas for preschoolers. You can also make these recipes for mid-day snack or after school snack.

So here are few snack ideas. You can adjust the ingredients as per your kids taste.

1. Potato Wedges:

This is a favourite snack of many kids. My little one also likes this in his snack or tiffin.

Peel potatoes chop them in wedges or thin slices or any shape you wish but don’t make them thick. Heat 2tsp. oil in a wok add cumin seeds, potato wedges, stir fry till tender, add salt as per taste, add a pinch of chilly powder and chat masala, mix well, cool it. Your potato wedges are ready to pack.
 2. Cheesy Roti Sandwich:

Take a medium size roti or paratha (you can use creamy paratha I posted in my previous post). Heat roti on a tawa, add some butter, on upper side of roti add grated cheese, a pinch of red chilly powder and mould the roti in half, cook it for a minute and flip upside down, add some butter and cook for a minute, while cooking press the roti with a spatula.

If you want to make it crispy then flip again and fry till both sides become crispy. Your cheesy roti sandwich is ready, cut it in strips and packs it in tiffin.    
3. Spicy Paratha:

Take a small bowl whole wheat flour, make paste of 2-3 garlic cloves, small green chilly and some coriander leaves, add the paste to flour, add salt and 2-3 tsp. ghee to flour, mix it well, make a soft dough using some water. Roll parathas in any shape and fry it on a tawa using oil. Your spicy paratha is ready to pack.

Variation: Kids love stuff like garlic bread. To make your homemade easy garlic bread use this spicy paratha while making cheesy roti sandwich, so it will become cheesy garlic bread. :)

4. Suji (Semolina) Halwa:  

Take a small bowl semolina, heat some ghee in a wok, add semolina and fry till you get a nice aroma, add 2 small cup milk, add 2-3 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. dry fruit powder, a pinch of elaichi(cardamom) powder. Cook the halwa stirring continuously till desired consistency. I make it medium thick so it didn’t get dry in tiffin. Cool it and pack it.

You can also add thin almond chips and few safran strands to decorate your halwa.     

5. Gud (Jaggery) Roti: 

Sometimes kids want something sweet so you can pack sooji halwa or gud roti, both options are healthy and filling.

To make gud roti take a small bowl whole wheat flour, add half bowl grated jaggery, add 2-3 tsp. fresh cream, a pinch of elaichi (cardamom) powder, mix it well and make a soft dough using milk. Roll the roti or paratha in any shape and cook it using ghee.

6. Vegetable Paratha: 

You can make vegetable parathas in 2 ways, 1st is stuffed paratha and 2nd is adding the veggies while making the dough.

My DS is only 2 years old, so I use 2nd method as sometimes kids spill the filling and unable to eat the paratha properly.

To make veggie paratha take small bowl whole wheat flour, grated or finely chopped veggies, 2 tsp. hot oil, 1 tsp. red chilly powder, salt as per taste, a pinch haldi(turmeric), mix all these properly and make a smooth dough using water. Roll the paratha and cook using oil.    

Kids don’t love to eat same stuff, so be creative. Every time you make a paratha make it in different shapes like round, triangle, square. Use cookie cutters to make different shapes.

To make the parathas more healthy and to change the taste sometimes you can add oats, gram flour, jwari flour, soya flour, bajri flour etc. to your parathas.   

Try the above recipes and let me know your kid like it or not :).

Also please share your recipes with me so I can also make some new snacks for my kid :)

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Aug 16, 2012, 2:47:00 PM ×

good idea.. thanks for sharing..

Nov 5, 2012, 5:20:00 PM ×

Potato wedge is my favourite snack, it is really very easy to prepare and I used to fry in ghee. I should try other recipes too.


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