Cooking is a necessary life skill and a creative one in terms of preparation of the food. The process requires time, effort, and patience and teaching this skill to young children will enhance their cognitive and comprehension. As one of the best nursery schools in Mumbai, we believe in using food as a teaching technique to help children understand the nutrients that they intake. With kids now being home, it is a great learning opportunity for kids to not only learn some practical lessons on food but also gain rewarding experiences in the form of healthy and tasty delights.
One of the simplest recipe that you can try is Mango Smoothie. Take 1-2 cups of mango chunks, yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey and ½ tablespoon lime juice. Blend the mixture together in a mixer and it's ready to serve. Mangoes smoothies are not only quick and easy snack, but also rich in Vitamin A & C, potassium carbohydrates and protein. You can also replace the mango with any other fruit that is available at your home.
This recipe is high in protein and carbohydrate and makes up for a healthy meal. To make French toasts you require: 2 eggs, ¼th cup milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence; all whipped together. Dip the slices of bread into the solution and put it in a pan greased with ghee. Cook each side for 1 minute and serve hot with honey drizzle. Keep a vigilant eye as you will be working with hot utensils around kids but it is important to involve them in the process, it builds trust and confidence in them.
Pizza is usually an enticing treat for young kids, so by giving them the opportunity to prepare it would surely excite them. Some of the best nursery schools in Pune and Mumbai urge parents to try healthy home alternatives for fast food meals because they get more nutritional value in their homemade snacks.
To prepare pizza in a mug you require: A microwave friendly cup, 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour, a pinch of baking soda, salt to taste, 1 tablespoon olive oil, some shredded mozzarella cheese and 1 tablespoon of sauce. Pour the ingredients in a cup and microwave it for about a minute till the cheese bubbles up. Take the cup out safely, let it cool and enjoy.
Fruits are laced with nutritional values which is why some of the best nursery school in Mumbai makes sure to add fruit in their everyday snack session. For this recipe you can get as creative as you can get by adding different fruits. Whip up a salsa with seasonal fruits like Jamun, Jackfruit, and Papaya or get the best available fruits to do their magic. Chop the fruits, mix them up in a bowl and serve it as it is. While preparing this recipe, you can ask your kids to identify the fruits used, which will also be a fun learning exercise.
As one of the best nurseries in Pune and Mumbai, we try to incorporate healthier meal options even in your kids snack pack. Bananas are one such snacking fruit that not only provides the needed nutrients but is also a favourite among the kids. To make this recipe: Whisk 2 Mashed bananas, 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour, and baking soda, 1 egg, ¼ th cup water, 1 teaspoon honey into a mixture. Gently pour the mixture in a butter greased pan and cook for 2 minutes. You can even avoid the eggs in the recipe for a vegetarian option.