Saturday, September 10, 2011

Breakfast Ideas for Kids(Indian)- Kids Breakfast recipes Vegetarian

I have heard many mothers complain that their kids are not taking enough vegetables, not eating properly etc. If you keep on giving the same food week after week, naturally kids will get bored. All you need is to put little efforts in presenting the food and be creative with food to make them eat healthier food.

Here I am giving breakfast, lunch ideas for kids and few tips on how to present food and make it appealing to them.

Vegetarian Breakfast Ideas for kids (Indian)- Kids friendly Breakfast recipes-Lunch ideas for kids-Food Presentation tips

Breakfast doesn't have to be boring anymore!!
You can give the same dosa in a different form and I am sure it will be a hit and your kids are going to love this for sure.

breakfast recipe for kids
Ingredients needed

Thick and spongy dosa - 2-3
Onion - 2 finely chopped
Tomato - 2
finely chopped
Green capsicum - 1 finely chopped
Oil -3 tsp

Red chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder -1/2 tsp
Salt as required


Cut dosa into small pieces. Heat oil, fry 2 onions till it turns golden brown.

Then add 2 tomatoes, chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt to taste.

Cook till tomatoes turns mushy.

Add capsicum and fry for a few seconds. Do not cook the capsicum fully. This is the highlight of the dish.

Add dosas and mix well till the dosa pieces get coated with the masala well. Serve hot.No need for side dish for this dish.

More Breakfast ideas with dosa 
Kids love colors, so make the food as colorful as possible.

Make colorful dosas or chapatis by adding fresh beetroot juice or spinach juice to the batter or dough to make pink and green dosas or chappatis.
Add lot of fresh vegetables and make colorful dosa or uthappam. Make it even more interesting by presenting in the shape of animals or birds as shown below.

Kids breakfast recipes
Carrot Dosa- Sprinkle grated carrot on the dosa and cook as usual.

Beetroot Dosa -Sprinkle grated beetroot on the dosa and cook as you do for regular dosas.

Mint Dosa - Sprinkle finely chopped mint on the top of the dosa, flip it over and cook to make dosa with a minty flavour.

Coin Dosa- You can make small 10-15 dosa, the size of a coin and give them with sambar.You need patience for this but they will love it.

Also Refer Carrot Uttapam for kids. (Fun food for kids).


Delicious Chapati Rolls

Same boring chapati and sabji!! Not any more. Serve them with these delicious chapati rolls

Chapati rolls-Kids recipesIngredients needed for chapati rolls

Chapati - 2-3 How to make soft chapati?
Onion -2
Green chilli -1
Garlic -2 cloves

Mixed vegetables -
Beans -6-7
Carrot -1
Cabbage - 1/3 cup
Capsicum -1
Sweet corn -1/3
Oil -3 tsp

Chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Coriander powder -1 1/2 tsp
Kitchen king masala or garam masala -1/2 tsp


Heat oil, fry onion, garlic and green chilli for a few minutes till onions turn pink.

Then add all the vegetables, salt needed, chilli powder, coriander powder, kitchen king masala and saute in high heat for a few minutes. The vegetables should be crispy.

Important -Chop all the vegetables finely.

Take a chapati, keep the filling in the middle and roll the chapati tightly and secure it with a strip of aluminum foil, so that it is easy for the child to hold in the middle and eat.

Instead of sweet corn, you can add button mushrooms or paneer, but do not add all the 3 together.

Lunch Ideas for Kids

Can rice be boring for kids if you present it like this!!!
Make different fun shapes and sizes or faces with food. Use fresh vegetables to decorate the dish. Kids are sure to get attracted. Here are a few creative ideas to make your kids eat healthier food.

Curd Rice fortified with vegetables

Coriander rice

Food artInstead of compelling them to eat more vegetables and greens, make one pot meals as kids love it very much. If you want them to eat greens, prepare mint pulao or methi pulao. You can prepare pulao or paratha with almost any greens.

Peas Pulao

Vegetable Pulao

Sweet Corn Pulao

Cauliflower Pulao

Methi pulao

Vegetable Biryani

Mint Pulao


More Creative Ideas to make kids eat healthy food

Incorporate fresh vegetables in your kids diet by adding lot of vegetables to upma or decorate food with vegetables.

Make funny animals figures with food and ask them also to participate in it. They will enjoy it to the core. Try it yourself!

Vegetable Upma

Ven Pongal with sambar

Idli Upma 

Mixed Vegetable Noodles

Food presentation------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

A great way to incorporate fruits in their diet

Use cookie cutters to cut fruit and vegetables into different shapes and serve them, rather than serving them plain.

food presentationPrepare mixed fruit custard or banana custard with chocolate sauce drizzled all over. Yummm!!!

Use fruits as toppings in their favorite dessert as I have done in my fruit trifle.


Kids love sandwiches. Use cookie cutter to cut it into different shapes and dress up sandwiches with funny and interesting faces .You can use steel cups to cut bigger circles.Find interesting sandwich recipes and presentations ideas in the link below.

Potato sandwich

Vegetable sandwich

Green Chutney Sandwich

Paneer Sandwich (protein packed sandwich)

Tomato Chutney Cheese sandwich

sandwich decoration ideas

Vegetable Salad

Make salads/raw vegetables, a part of their diet from their younger days, otherwise they will never eat salads when they grow up.
Well! Are they going to say no to these colorful salads

Food decoration-Food artAlso check out my Fun Food For Kids 

Before winding up, I would like to share a few more things -

Do you know kids learn many behavior by watching their parents. If you want them to eat healthy, then you must first eat healthy food. Yes, you have to be a role model to them.

You do not have to deprive them of cakes and other bakery food, make it an occasional treat.

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  1. These are great going to try them out for sure

  2. wow great idea padhu ... will try for my daughter .. may be she will eat this time .. thanks for sharing ........ happy to follow u ......

  3. wow wow awesome collections cant take my eyes off..

  4. Came across your space today. Love it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wow wow so many lovely break fast ideas for kids.. i liked that carrot shaped dosa presentation looks so nice!!

  6. Wonderful innovative ideas.. Looks good to practice..
    Thanx for visiting my blog n leaving ur sweet thoughts.. You too have a neat space , dear!

  7. It is really a great and useful post. I already make use of your breakfast ideas and even yesterday I checked it for todays breakfast.


  8. wow wow awesome collections cant take my eyes off..

  9. Hi Padhu all ur recipes r interesting and lovely presentation with eye catching carving...

  10. Wow thanks for sharing all these yummy recipes for lunch box...every morning I have headache in preparing lunch for my fussy daughter..

  11. hi padhu, you sure know how to woo kids and have great artistic and culinary talent :btw- you visited my blog once a few months ago.

  12. Awesome ideas Padhu!!!! With kids...we adults are gonna enjoy too for sure...Even now i enjoy cheese topped dosas mom makes...I used to have them since school days..LOL!!!! Beetroot topping is a nice onew too...Thats new to me...Thx dear for such a wonderful, handy post..

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. wow, this is a beautiful collection of kids delight dishes..innovative and wonderful recipes..thanks for the wishes at my space..

  14. These are great ideas for kids! The carrot dosa is so cute.

  15. Hi Padhu, first time here..innovative your space..wonderful recipes...very creative.. Am your happy follower now..:) do stop by mine sometime..

  16. WOW WOW I just wonder how you are able to do these with kids?? I struggle to do work with kids!!! Great work! Love your posts!

  17. your presentation is eye catching and delicious! keep up the good work.

  18. Hey,

    Great Ideas....would definitely try...Thanksfor sharing them...


  19. great ideas...Not only kids,adults would love too..very creative

  20. Loved the way you presented the dishes!!! They look so Yummy!!!

    My first time here...hope to come back often!

  21. Your blog was sheer pleasure! loved your food presentation..very creative! :)

  22. Thank you Paddu for so many creative ideas

  23. Must say! Great website with fantastic recipes.. Thank u :-)

  24. Simply superb!

  25. thanks paddu for so many simple and superb recipes

  26. very nice presentation

  27. Loved ur creative ideas

  28. Great tips , Really thankful

  29. Excellent Padhu...

  30. Nice post and very helpful. I have posted some tiffin ideas on my blog have a look :)

  31. U r very creative... my baby is going to love these recipes... thank u so much... u r the best...

  32. A very creative presentation of the authentic dishes ....

  33. Wonderful ideas for school lunch box ...

  34. Cute ideas for kids dear,You have a lovely space:)
    Thanx for dropping by n leaving your sweet comments!!

  35. really nice ideas but not for working moms as time consuming to decorate all this when in the busy morning schedule one has to cook lunch , breakfast and also make preparatiosn for you have any ideas for quick but yummy breakfast fixes?

  36. as it is healthy...but I want to try for him something..diffrent..yet..healthy..which..i'l get from ur innovative recepies..he will be really surprised..and will..enjoy..eating..time

  37. HI...
    decoration is really great..thanxs for such useful and homemade tips..keep posting such ideas.

  38. Hi,

    All your recipes are interesting and easy to prepare...Thanks for sharing.

    And your creativity of presenting the food is also good...

  39. Very interesting iddeas....ll try for sure for my daughter...pls keep posting diff ideas and dishes as well...

  40. Very good ideas padhu ...I like ur creativity...but I want some more for my daughter.. She s 4yr old ..but she dint know how to eat..i want to know smooth dishes for my daughter...thank u dear....

  41. Very interesting recipes. More creative and delicious too !!

  42. Thank u very much sis. I try it. My angle like very much.

  43. hi sis really its very use full thank u very much, my princess liked very much

  44. Padhu, you are just awesome. I love all your cooking ideas.. i have tried many and it came out well. Thank u so much. God bless you

  45. very nice, really awesome creativity, i also tried it.

  46. v nice thk u.....i ll try it soon...

  47. Awesome. Very creative and helpful:)

  48. Thank u very much sis. I try it. My angle like very much.

  49. Thanks a lot for such a delicious dishes

  50. Very innovative ideas, it looks very attractive even for adults too.surely will use it. my daughter will start going to school by couple of months so i think my lunch box problem has solved. Pls do post regularly with ur great ideas. It helps a lot of people. Thanx

  51. super hats off to u Padhu,keep rocking

  52. Hi pls write about beauty tips

  53. Hi, my 1yr8mnths kid want different taste daily.. I'm working woman.. I didn't introduce wheat yet... I only give idly, dosa, pongal to her. She didn't like that. Pls give some easy breakfast recipe.

    1. Always love ur blog...simple and easy to cook...great job keep going ...all d best mam..great fan of ur blog

  54. hi padhu,
    I have been following you from past many years. In between I left because of some other interests. After a break when I am back to the site and I ma very much surprised with wideness and variety and most of all simplicity of your receipes. What not is there in your site. Truly you and your family is really gifted. thanks a lot for your receipes

  55. Perfect recipe for kid's everydayhealth breakfast!

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe Padhu !!


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