As the first pitter-patter of raindrops hits the window pane, your kids rejoice at the thought of getting drenched and coming home to warm beverages and yummy snacks made by mom! It’s one of the loveliest, early memories of any Indian monsoon. However, allowing your kids to get wet in the rains too often coupled with an offer of unhealthy fried snacks is a recipe for illness.
On the other hand, you don’t want your kids to miss out on these simple rainy season joys. So what’s the solution? Simply replace the fried snacks with healthy monsoon recipes that your kids will love equally!
Watch your kids look forward to these 5 delicious and nutritious monsoon snacks waiting at home.
A flavourful, nostalgic snack with a healthy twist! Use whole wheat flour, baking powder, oil and ajwain seeds for the dough preparation. Cook potatoes, cauliflower and peas with ginger, garlic, onion, garam masala, chilli powder, jeera, saunf and coriander to make the veggie filling. Shape the dough, fill in the vegetable mixture and bake in an oven till golden brown. Your healthy samosas are ready!
What’s monsoon without pakoda? This recipe also adds the goodness of leafy greens and swaps potato with poha. Wash, soak and cook the moong dal and rinse the poha with water. To make the dough, mix poha, moong dal, palak, coriander and ginger. Make small balls of the dough and shallow fry till crunchy. Serve hot and enjoy!
Knead a firm dough using whole wheat flour, ghee and baking powder, and keep aside for an hour. Sauté ginger, garlic and onions in ghee. Cook finely sliced bell peppers, grated carrots, chopped cabbage and paneer. Add salt and pepper to taste. Now roll the dough into small chapattis , shape them like a momo and add the veggie filling. Steam them in a cooker, serve hot and watch your kids gobble them up!
Your monsoon beverage cannot get healthier than this! Mix ground turmeric powder, ghee, black pepper, cardamom and cloves in a glass of warm milk. It’s good ol’ haldi ka doodh but with a punch of delightful spices. Give this to your kids to drink in the monsoon and it’ll ward away any cold and cough. You can also make it vegan by using almond milk instead.
This is one of the most warming and hearty soups to have in the monsoon. Cook potatoes, tomatoes, garlic, carrots and beets in a pressure cooker with water. Once the veggies have cooled, blend in a mixer. Heat butter in a vessel and boil the vegetable puree while adding water till you achieve a soupy consistency. Season with salt, pepper and sugar, and top it with feta cheese or grated cheddar cheese. This healthy soup tastes so delicious, your kids won’t even realise how many veggies they’re consuming!
We hope you loved these wholesome and tasty monsoon recipes for kids. Supplementing your kid’s diet in the monsoon is also a great parenting tip to keep in mind. You can try Immuno Boosters from Cipla, packed with 11 nutrients that help strengthen your child’s natural immunity during seasonal changes. The kids’ supplement is designed as a bite-sized choco-bar, making it tasty as well as nutritious. Give your kids just one choco-bite a day, and let them have their cheat days in the rain!