It`s always a challenge making little treats for kids when they come home from school. It is also very important to combine in a meal, health and good taste. At home, any requests for junk food like chips etc are always entertained only combined with health foods like fruit, vegetables or dry fruits like raisins, dates etc. This time ,during Halloween my daughter wanted a special multi coloured toast, depicting fall colours…so this was a quick idea that flashed my mind. She loves chocolate hazelnut spread and pineapple jam, so hey why not combine both together for a quick breakfast???
2 Loaves of toasted whole wheat bread.
One scoop of Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread.
One scoop of Pineapple Jam.
- Toast the bread as needed.
- Smother one side of the prepared toast with pineapple jam in the shape of a triangle.
- Spread the other side with creamy chocolate hazelnut spread.
- Serve as is.
- Kids love the interplay of flavours and colours and you have a quick breakfast finished on time.
- Many times I place round slices of cucumber to complement the taste and for an even healthier option.
Use your creativity and make as many variations as possible. As far as this dish is concerned, sky is the limit. I have listed a few options below:
- Chocolate Hazelnut Spread & Peanut Butter.
- Creamy Cream Cheese & Ketchup.
- Ranch & Chat Sweet Sauce.
- Strawberry Jelly & Cream cheese.
- Apple Butter & Ranch.
- Sweet mango chilli spread & Margarine.
This is one of the first of my entries to Kids Delight event at Srivalli`s blogpage SpiceyourLife.
My daughter has always been a poor eater all the way. And like any another kid, getting her to have her daily dose of vegetables is a pretty herculean task. I some times wonder how big chunks of pasta and pizza can get past her oesophagus in a matter of seconds, but rasam sadam and keerai always seems to get stuck some where midway!!! But, as is the dilemma of other moms, I have to invent creative little dinners for her to eat, on the other hand, make sure that she does not lose her veggie spread . Yesterday I had to create a quick fix one for daughter and one for the dear dad for a Valentine Day Pre Party snack!!! They both enjoyed it and I did too…
INSTANT BREAD PIZZA:
1/2 cup The prepared Vegetable Topping.
Salt to sprinkle.
1/4 cup part skim mozzarella cheese grated.
Bhujiya to sprinkle
- Take a single slice of bread either slightly toasted or plain. Start by smearing a single layer of tomato ketchup. Alternatively you could use Marinara sauce, but the ketchup does not make the bread soggy and allows whatever is placed about it to stay in place.
- Scoop a big chunk of the prepared topping and flatten it over the layer of ketchup.
- Add a small dash of the bhujiya and top over that with mozzarella cheese.
- Pop it for just 30 seconds in the microwave and serve it to your child and enjoy the smiles and praises you get right there!!!
- Mine said “Mommy, you are the best”!!!…and my day was made!!!
Flagging off this post to The Bread Mania – by Bayleaf.
QUICK BREAD CHAT:
1/2 cup of prepared vegetable topping.
Sweet Tamarind Chutney
Salt to sprinkle.
A spoon of chopped onions to sprinkle.
Corriander to garnish.
- Take a single slice of lightly toasted or plain bread. Spread over it, a thin layer of tomato ketchup.
- Scoop the vegetable filling and flatten. Add a dash of sweet tamarind chutney and pudina chutney.
- Add a garnish of bhujiya, raw onions and chopped corriander.
- Serve as it is – Almost felt to me like a quick chat snack!!!..and smelt like one too…
The chunky topping is a combination of the following:
3 Medium Potatoes cooked and mashes.
1/2 Onion chopped.
1/4 cup Peas
1/4 cup beans
1/4 cup carrots.
1 spoon of salt
1/4 spoon of amchur.
1/4 spoon of dhania powder.
1/4 spoon of red chilli powder.
Corriander to garnish.
Pinch of turmeric.
Jeera to season.
- In a kadai, add oil and when warm add a pinch of jeera and the onions. Saute till they turn pinkish brown.
- Add the carrots, mashed potatoes, peas and beans and stir in turmeric and salt.
- Drop in the powders – amchur, red chilli powder, dhania powder and incorporate them in to the mixture.
- When nicely cooked, switch off and allow to cool. Garnish with chopped corriander.
- This cold be a base for any filling – Stuffed Capsicum, Stuffed Tomatoes, Vegetable Puffs, sandwiches etc.