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How to make yogurt more attractive for kids

 

Yogurt is known as the “Grow Food”. Yogurt contains a lot of nutrients, proteins and calcium that are necessary for the growth of kids. Yogurt contains the living organisms named probiotics. Eating yogurt helps in preventing diarrhea and constipation and also helps in regulating your digestive system. That’s why it is good to add yogurt to your daily diet plan, especially for kids.

But do kids enjoy eating plain yogurt? The answer may be a big NO. Most mothers around the world find it difficult to include yogurt in their kid’s daily diet plan. So what can we do to make it more attractive for kids? The best and easiest way to make kids eat yogurt is to make attractive dishes using curd to lure them.

I always try to make some attractive and good looking dishes with yogurt so that kids are attracted to it. Most kids love eating fruit smoothies. I mix some fresh yogurt with milk and fruits and add some juice along with nut butter and honey. My kids just love it and eat a good amount of yogurt without any fuss.

Sometimes, I make some changes and mix fruits with yogurt. Kids are always fond of fruits like mangoes. I take some fresh mangoes and make mango puree. Then I mix sugar, honey, nuts and yogurt. A sweetened version of fresh fruit yogurt is ready. I keep it in the freezer to cool for some time and then give it to the kids. They just loved the new variety of fruit yogurt.

 

Kids always love dishes that are colorful and attractive. Today, it is easy to buy flavored yogurt from shops. I mix vanilla flavored yogurt with some cocoa powder and sugar and then keep the dish in the fridge for a few hours. It looks attractive can give you an attractive dish that kids would love to eat after coming from school. You can also add yogurt with freshly cut fruits like mangoes, strawberries, cut grapes and cherries to make it attractive and colorful. You can add some fruit syrup that your kids love most to give it a flavor they love.

I always try different methods to present yogurt in an attractive way, so that my kids consume a good amount of yogurt which is essential for their growth. If you are ready to spend a few hours browsing the internet, you can find hundreds of attractive ways to present yogurt to kids that will make them not only consume the yogurt but also ask you for more.

 

 

Vegan quesadilla recipes and how to prepare them

Vegan quesadillas are my favorite dishes. They are so easy to prepare, tasty to eat and allow so much room for customization. You can fill them according to your taste or mood and can even experiment with different fillings to invent your own style quesadillas. And I think that is why they are so loved all over the world. Hence I thought why not share two of my unique quesadilla recipes with you today?

So here you go:

Bean quesadilla

(Serves 2 in 18 minutes)

Ingredient :- 1 cup of white beans, 2 tbs. nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon of white miso paste, ½ teaspoon of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of tahini, 1tbs. olive oil, 1 clove and garlic, 2 vegan tortillas, 1 chopped tomato, 1 red bell pepper (sliced into strips), 1 finely diced avocado, 2 green onions (cut into rings), Harissa paste (for dip), fresh cilantro and red pepper flakes.

Method :- Put the washed beans, nutritional yeast, miso paste, cumin, garlic, oil, and tahini in a food processor and process them until smooth. Take a separate griddle pan and roast the bell pepper for 4 minutes. Spread the smoothened bean paste on one tortilla and top them with roasted bell pepper, tomato, avocado, green onions, and cilantro. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and cover it with the other tortilla. Cut it into four and grill or cook in pan until crispy.

Sweet potato quesadillas

(Serves 4 in 30 minutes)

Ingredients :- 2 tbs. vegetable oil, 1 chopped onion, 3 cups of grated sweet potato, 2 cloves and garlic minced, 1 small jalapeno Chile chopped, 2 tbs. of ground cumin, ½ tbs. dried oregano, 1 cup of corn kernels, 4 tortillas

Method :-  Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet and add onion, garlic, and salt as per your taste. Cover cook these for 8 minutes and then add sweet potato, jalapeno, cumin and oregano and again cover cook it for 10 minutes. Next up add corn and cook for 1 minute or until it is hot.

Now spread the ½ cup of the above filling on ½ of the portion of each tortilla, leaving ½ inch border around the edges and fold them to enclose the filling. Now you may either cook them on the skillet or grill them to suit your preference.

Aren’t they easy  to make lunch? Try them out today and also share the deliciousness with your friends.