Snacking between meals is important but it is also important to eat the right food and not binge on empty calories. It’s not easy to please a child, especially when it comes to food. Snack is a small portion of food that is served in between the meals to keep the kids energetic and refreshed. Here are a few healthy snack ideas that can be easily incorporated in a 2-year-old baby diet chart:
Baked Sweet Potato:
Ingredients: Sweet Potato, salt and butter
Method: Wash and clean sweet potato. Cut each sweet potato in half lengthwise and then cut the potato halves into 1-inch-wide wedges. Melt butter and brush it on all wedges. Sprinkle salt. Preheat the oven and cook until soft. Let it cool down a bit and serve warm with ketchup on the side.
Ingredients: Chapatti, onion, mayonnaise, tomato, capsicum, sweet corn, beans, cheese slice or spread, salt, ketchup and butter
Method: Wash and clean all veggies. Chop all veggies into small cubes. Heat a pan and brush it with little butter. Put chapatti on the pan and warm it a little from one side. Spread mayonnaise evenly on the chapatti. Spread all the cut veggies on chapatti and cover it with cheese slices. Sprinkle salt. Cover the pan with a lid for 3 to5 minutes. Cut chapatti as pizza slices. Serve it with ketchup on the side.
Paneer and Cheese toast:
Ingredients: Paneer, brown bread slices, cheese slices, salt, onion, and coriander leaves, butter.
Method: Crumble paneer in a bowl and mix salt. Wash and clean veggies. Chop the veggies into small pieces. Mix it with crumbled paneer. Preheat the pan and brush it with melted butter. Smear butter to the bread slices on one side and put them in the pan. Add paneer mix over the bread and then put a cheese slice on it. Cover it with a lid and toast it on a low to medium heat until the cheese melts. Serve it with ketchup on the side.
Oatmeal Banana Pancakes:
Ingredients: Oats flour, salt, baking powder, eggs, butter, and honey or chocolate syrup and banana.
Method: In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs and whisk it properly. Preheat a pan and brush it with butter. Pour half a ladle of batter into the pan and cover it with lid. Cook from both side until golden brown. Take it out on a plate and serve it warm. Cut ripe banana into thin slices. Put banana slices on the pancake and serve it with a spoon of honey or chocolate syrup on top.
A healthy snack will provide kids with the required nutrition for their proper growth. These snacks can be wonderful options to be added in the food chart for 2 year old and above.