Monday, July 22
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Exploring the Nutritional Benefits of Millets: Quick and Delicious Lunch Box Recipes

Indulge Your Kids’ Taste Buds with These Delectable Recipes Today!

Preparing kids for school after the summer break can be an exciting yet challenging task for parents. The quest for easy and nutritious meals that kids will devour eagerly adds an extra level of difficulty. But fret not! Here are two straightforward recipes that are not only delicious but also rich in protein and fiber.

Wholesome Delights: Mixed Vegetable Millet Upma

Nourish your kids with a wholesome meal that provides the necessary energy for their school day. Treat them to the delightful flavors of Mixed Vegetable Millet Upma while ensuring they consume nutritious goodness. To add a touch of sweetness, indulge in some mouthwatering Ragi Cookies that are as delicious as they are healthy.

Ingredients:

  • Jowar Millets, soaked and boiled
  • Onion, chopped
  • Carrot, chopped
  • Tomato, chopped
  • Bell Pepper, chopped
  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Cumin (Jeera) seeds
  • Garlic-Ginger Paste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water
  • Coriander leaves, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the millets thoroughly and soak them overnight in water. Boil them until tender.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, onion, carrot, bell pepper, ginger-garlic paste, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Place the bowl in your microwave oven and select the Micro mode on high power for 3 minutes.
  4. After the beep, remove the bowl from the microwave and add the boiled Jowar millets and tomato. Mix well and cook for 4 minutes.
  5. Once again, remove the bowl from the microwave and add water. Mix well and cook for an additional 7 minutes.
  6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Serve hot with chutney or pickle.

Enjoy this nutritious and delicious Mixed Vegetable Millet Upma prepared with Jowar Millets, and savor a wholesome meal!

Indulge in the Perfect Combination of Taste and Health with Ragi Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Ragi flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk
  • Chopped nuts (optional)
  • Raisins (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine ragi flour and whole wheat flour in equal proportions.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture and mix well.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  6. If the dough is too dry, add a little milk to adjust the consistency. Mix until the dough comes together.
  7. Add chopped nuts or raisins if desired and mix them into the dough evenly.
  8. Shape the dough into small cookie-sized balls and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a spoon.
  9. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
  10. Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.
  11. Once completely cooled, store the ragi cookies in an airtight container.

Enjoy these scrumptious and healthy ragi cookies as a delightful treat or as a nutritious snack option for your kids.