Sandwich with Veg Nuggets

Another sandwich for kids lunch box..Nuggets are the one of the most favorite snack for most of us and obviously for kids…they would definitely finish this sandwich in minutes.


Ingredients

  • Burger Bun or Sandwich Bun – 4
  • Lettuce Teared – 3-4
  • Cucumber Slices – 6-7
  • Tomato Slices – 6-7
  • Sandwich Spread / Mayo – 4 tbsp
  • Thousand Island / Ranch Dressing
  • Veg Nuggets – 4 (will post the recipe soon)
  • Salt n Pepper to taste

Method

Slice the bun into 2 half and generously apply the sandwich spread or mayo. Arrange layers of cucumber, tomato and lettuce and place the nuggets on top. Drizzle some dressing and salt n pepper on top and cover with the remaining bun. Eat it while the nuggets are still crunchy.

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Spring rolls

Spring rolls makes a great appetizer and are very popular in several Asian countries especially China, Singapore and Indonesia. They are one of the most desired starter on any occassion and yes..Kids would love this snack anytime.

You can use just about anything you’d like as a filling for spring rolls. Vegetables should be either lightly steamed or sauteed and sliced into thin slivers. If you’re using noodles, it’s better to break them into pieces before cooking.To shorten the process of making Spring rolls at home, you can go in for ready made spring roll pastry sheets.  However, i have provided the recipe for making the sheets for those who prefer fresh taste. Here goes the recipe……..

spring roll

For cover

  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 2 tbsp. hot oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup milk

For filling

  • 1/2 cup mixed veggie julienned (carrots, beans, cabbage)
  • 1 tsp. capsicum thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch spring onion cut 1pieces
  • 1/4 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup boiled noodles
  • salt to taste
  • chilli sauce
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oil

Method

For cover

  • Mix all ingredients and form batter.
  • Make thin round pancakes on a hot griddle.
  • Do not over roast.
  • Cool

For filling

  • Heat oil in a wok, add all vegetables.
  • Stir fry, add noodles.
  • Season with salt, chilli sauce and green chilli.
  • Cool

How to Fry

  • Place some filling on a pancake end to end.
  • Fold ends and hold, then roll in a tight roll.
  • Seal edge with water. (or a paste of cornflour and water)
  • Deep fry  in oil till golden brown.
  • Cut into convenient sized pieces and serve hot with tomato or chilli garlic sauce.

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Colorful Salad

A healthy & a filling colorful salad for kids and adults alike…Anytime tasty dish…

Ingredients

  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • White Onion
  • Red Capsicum
  • Yellow Capsicum
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Thousand Island / Ranch / Mustard Dressing
  • Salt n Pepper to taste

Method

Cut the above veggies in small bits and throw in all in a bowl. Mix in the required dressing, salt n pepper. Mix thoroughly. Serve it immediately or refrigerated. Veggies are totally upto your choice. You could add some pieces of grilled chicken or seafood or sausages for variations.

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Paratha stuffed with Radish

I learnt this dish from a friend. It has great taste, very filling and a best way to stuff kids with some fresh radish. We all know the health benefits of radish but would hardly eat this due to it’s itchy n sharp taste. But believe me, this dish is just yummy without any sharp taste of radish. Unless you tell them, it’s stuffed with radish, no one can identify it.  So go ahead for your kids lunch box and of course for us too ;-)

Ingredients

  • Radish – 3 medium sized
  • Onion – 2
  • Green Chilli – 2
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Wheat atta
  • Salt to taste

Method

Grate the radish using a grater and squeeze the liquid out of it. Discard the liquid and to the dry grated radish, add chopped onions and rest of the ingredients. Mix it well and keep this mixture aside.

Meanwhile prepare the chappati dough using wheat atta, water, oil and salt. Roll a thin sheet of chappati dough. Place the above mixture over it and cover with another rolled chappati dough. Press the sides of 2 rolled doughs gently and seal it. Roll it using a roller pin and flatten it into medium sized parathas.  Heat a tawa till hot, place the rolled parathas and apply little oil on the sides. Cook till the parathas are completely cooked on both sides. Enjoy it with onion raita or pickle.

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Sausage Sandwich

Another filling dish for kids lunch box. Any kid would love sausages and hence any no of veggies along with sausage would make the kids to empty the plate in minutes. And moms would be happy that they fed them with some veggies…Below is the list of ingredients that i used for this sandwich. But it’s totally up to your creativity to mix n match. All these ingredients are available in all the supermarkets in Chennai. I got them very very fresh from Star Bazaar in Ampa Skywalk Mall.

Ingredients

  • Long bun (Samoon)
  • Sandwich spread / Mayonaise
  • Mustard Dressing
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Tomato Slices
  • Pepper n Salt
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Sausages (boiled n cooked)

Method

Cut the bun into half and liberally apply mayo/ sandwich spread on one half. Top with teared lettuce, cucumber n tomato slices. Place the cut sausages. Add lil salt n pepper, mustard and thousand island dressing. Close with the other half of the bun.

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Badam Milk – A refreshing drink

It’s such a healthy drink for growing kids and gives lot of benefits to their brain power, immunity etc. Another benefit of badam milk is that it definitely doesn’t taste like plain milk cos it has it’s own unique flavor: light, nutty, crisp. So if your kids hate the way milk tastes, this drink is an healthy alternative.  This drink will for sure increase the level of health in your kid’s diet. So try it out ladies….

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 10 Almonds
  • Few strands of kesar
  • 2 tbsp sugar (more if u want)

Method

  • Soak the almonds in hot water for 10 mts, blanch them peel and grind into a paste along with lil milk.
  • Soak kesar in 1tbsp warm milk for 10-15 minutes
  • Bring milk to boil
  • Add soaked kesar, sugar and almonds
  • Let it simmer on slow flame for a min
  • Stir well.
  • Serve  hot or cold.

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Mini Veggie Pizza

A healthy treat for kids anytime…ideal for their lunch box or evening tiffin and it gives less burden for busy moms….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • Mini Pizza Base – 6-8 nos
  • Chopped Veggies (I used Onion, Tomato, Capsicum and Big Chilli (less spicy))
  • Olive oil
  • Mozarella Cheese
  • Pizza Sauce (I used mine – mixed sandwich spread with tomato n chilli sauce)

Method

Preheat the oven to 375 degree. Apply lil olive to the pizza base and generously spread pizza sauce. Top it with chopped veggies and finally with cheese and herbs. Grill in the oven for around 2o mts till the cheese is melted and the base is cooked. Serve it hot.

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