Facing a constant dilemma of what to pack in your kid’s tiffin? Something that has to be tasty, healthy & also easy to cook.
I’m sure atleast 80% of the kids these days would refuse, or atleast throw a tantrum if you give them the same ‘boring’ Chapati and Sabji for every meal.
But what if you could just twist the recipe a bit and turn the same Chapati-Sabji into a yummy Quesadilla? Now who would refuse to eat that ?!
I was recently invited to a workshop conducted by city based Nutritionist & Dietician, Avanti Deshpande.
She demonstrated some of her tried and tested tiffin recipes, which are not only tasty and healthy, but also very quick and easy to make.
We all know how much our lifestyle and eating habits have changed over the years. Pasta, pizzas, burgers, cakes have become a part of daily diet for most people now.
Unfortunately these unhealthy eating habits have become a part of our kids lives too, and parents are worried that its too late to change these habits now.
However, if you try and think of new ways and innovative ideas to incorporate healthy ingredients into these same dishes, then you’ll realize that they are not so harmful afterall.
Avanti explained simple and practical tips on how to use healthy ingredients like Soya granules, Green Leafy Vegetables, Salads, Dry Fruits into everyday meals.
So, using Spinach puree´ into a Pesto Pasta, means your child not only gets to enjoy his favourite dish, but also eats healthy.
Adding Chickpeas, or Sprouts to Fruit Chaat, ensures that they get their daily quota of fruits as well as proteins.
How about using Dates, Almonds, Walnuts and Oats to make delicious and healthy Laddus? I’m sure we’ll all agree that its definitely a better alternative to the suagr laden Cream Biscuits and Chocolate bars that kids keep munching on these days.
And not just for the kids, but these recipes are so tasty and wholesome, even the grownups would enjoy them just as much. How about carrying a couple of those Oats and Dry Fruit laddus in your bag, for that mid morning snack? Much better than reaching for that pack of biscuits or chips, right?
The best thing about this workshop, I realized, was that you dont really have to go out of the way to buy fancy or expensive ingredients, you dont need to spend hours in the kitchen making all these things. These are all the everyday food items and ingredients we use in our home, just twisted with innovative ideas and presentation to make them more interesting.
Avanti, not only conducts such food workshops regularly, but is also a consultant who would be happy to help you and your kids with a nutritious diet plan and advice depending on your specific needs.
You can get in touch with her for appointments, through the contact details given in this article. (plz refer to attached pics)
I’m definitely looking forward to many more interesting workshops with Avanti. Stay tuned for more updates on upcoming workshops.
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