National Nutrition Week: Healthy and yummy breakfast options for kids

Updated On Sep 06, 2021 01:26 PM IST
  • Good eating habits in formative years go a long way in developing a robust immune system and overall health. On the occasion of National Nutrition Week, nutritionist Pooja Makhija suggests healthy breakfast options for kids.
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The theme of this year's National Nutrition Week is 'Feeding right from the start', which highlights the importance of inculcating the right food habits in children in their formative years. Nutritionist Pooja Makhija suggests tasty and healthy meal options for children.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 01:26 PM IST

The theme of this year's National Nutrition Week is 'Feeding right from the start', which highlights the importance of inculcating the right food habits in children in their formative years. Nutritionist Pooja Makhija suggests tasty and healthy meal options for children.(Pixabay)

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1. Dal Dosa with coconut chutney: Kids are fussy eaters and you cannot always expect them to have a bowl of regular dal. What you can do is to combine it with crispy dosas with a tasty coconut chutney. Coconut is rich in nutrients and promotes digestion.(Pinterest) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 01:26 PM IST

1. Dal Dosa with coconut chutney: Kids are fussy eaters and you cannot always expect them to have a bowl of regular dal. What you can do is to combine it with crispy dosas with a tasty coconut chutney. Coconut is rich in nutrients and promotes digestion.(Pinterest)

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2. Egg sandwich or Egg dosa: Having eggs in breakfast gives a much-needed nutritional boost to their growing bodies. You can give boiled eggs or omelette a twist. Add eggs to your child's French toast, sandwich, or even dosa. Eggs have high levels of protein and contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals apart from necessary omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 01:26 PM IST

2. Egg sandwich or Egg dosa: Having eggs in breakfast gives a much-needed nutritional boost to their growing bodies. You can give boiled eggs or omelette a twist. Add eggs to your child's French toast, sandwich, or even dosa. Eggs have high levels of protein and contain 13 essential vitamins and minerals apart from necessary omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.(Pixabay)

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3. Pancakes: Who doesn't like a fluffy and soft pancake? It is a good way to add eggs to your child's breakfast and teamed with peanut or almond butter, it not only adds to the taste of the meal but also its nutitional value.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 01:26 PM IST

3. Pancakes: Who doesn't like a fluffy and soft pancake? It is a good way to add eggs to your child's breakfast and teamed with peanut or almond butter, it not only adds to the taste of the meal but also its nutitional value.(Pixabay)

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4. Dal potato paratha: Aloo paratha is every kid's favourite. Add a bit of dal to the stuffing, and you can enhance the nutritional value of the breakfast instantly.(Pinterest) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 01:26 PM IST

4. Dal potato paratha: Aloo paratha is every kid's favourite. Add a bit of dal to the stuffing, and you can enhance the nutritional value of the breakfast instantly.(Pinterest)

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5. Almond butter toast with banana: Almond butter's sweet and savoury taste makes it a popular spread for children. High on good fats and essential Omega 3 fatty acids, it is a good option to add to your child's breakfast. Seasonal fruits are a rich source of essential vitamins, antioxidants and micronutrients and must be consumed on a regular basis.(Pinterest) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 01:26 PM IST

5. Almond butter toast with banana: Almond butter's sweet and savoury taste makes it a popular spread for children. High on good fats and essential Omega 3 fatty acids, it is a good option to add to your child's breakfast. Seasonal fruits are a rich source of essential vitamins, antioxidants and micronutrients and must be consumed on a regular basis.(Pinterest)

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6. Idli sambhar, Poha or Upma: Developing taste for these nutritious and delicious breakfast options is good for long term health of children as many of them could go for Maggi, or ready-to-eat snack options, which could make susceptible to obesity later in their life.(Pixabay) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 01:26 PM IST

6. Idli sambhar, Poha or Upma: Developing taste for these nutritious and delicious breakfast options is good for long term health of children as many of them could go for Maggi, or ready-to-eat snack options, which could make susceptible to obesity later in their life.(Pixabay)

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