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Last Updated : Nov 13,2018



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protein rich food for kids. Protein is a very important macronutrient for growing kids as it is essential for building bones, muscles and maintaining healthy skin too. Protein is also required for children to prevent malnutrition. Sadly a lot of children in India suffer from malnutrition and hence it is the responsibility of the mother to include protein rich foods in her kid’s diet.

Top 5 Protein rich foods for kids

Sr.No Food Group Ingredient
1. Milk and Milk products Curd, Paneer, Cheese, Buttermilk, Milk powder,
2. Eggs  
3. Legumes and dals Moong, Matki, Chana, Chawli, Chole, Urad, Masoor, Soya
4. Nuts Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios, Cashewnut.
5. Oilseeds Sunflower seeds, Sesame, Flaxseeds

Protein from animal sources is more bioavailable and readily absorbed by the body whereas protein from plant sources such as cereals and pulses lack in one or more amino acids. To make them bioavailable all you need to do is use a combination of cereals and pulses like Rajma Chawal, Chilkewale Parathe and so on…

Protein Rich Recipes for Kids, Egg Recipes

Spanish OmeletteSpanish Omelette

Eggs are one of the best sources of protein. If you are an eggetarian them make it a point to include it in your kids daily diet. Start your kids’ day with breakfast recipe like French Omelette or pack an egg recipe in their tiffin such as Egg Paratha to give an energy and protein kick to their diet. Scrambled Eggs are great to be had at any time of the day, your kids may have it as a part of their breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Protein Rich Food for Kids, Dairy based Recipes

Paneer KheerPaneer Kheer

Milk and milk products will not only provide high quality protein but also calcium. Yummy Oats and Apple Porridge can be served as both a dessert and breakfast. You can even smartly add milk and milk products in your recipes and you kids won’t even come to know just like how we added in the recipe of Date and Sesame Puranpoli. Of course when you think about milk the first thing that comes to our mind is milkshake. Try your hands on this Chickoo and Nut Milkshake loaded with proteins, calcium, phosphorus all of which good for the bones and muscles.

Protein Rich Recipes for Kids, Non-Dairy Recipes

Mixed Sprouts Open ToastMixed Sprouts Open Toast

Did you know you can give good quality protein and calcium with non-milk products too? Kids can get their share of protein from irresistible dishes like Mixed Sprouts and Green Pea Chaat, it’s something that tastes great and a modified healthy version of unhealthy bhelpuri. Kids love colourful foods and are really excited to try something that is colorful. Kids are definitely going to try and enjoy this Fruity Chana Salad as it is colourful and more importantly it will add protein, antioxidants and other nutrients to your kids diet. Serve Sprouted Matki Rice a perfect lunch recipe for kids, the sprouts and rice combination enhances the protein quality.

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Rajma Chawal ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 4951
Yesterday

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by Tarla Dalal
A tangy preparation of rajma is combined with cooked rice to make a lip-smacking Rajma Chawal, which stays fresh in the tiffin box for at least 5 hours. It’s almost like having rice with a rajma curry to accompany it, but the best part is that it comes in a convenient one-dish package that is easy f ....
Spinach and Cheese Balls, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33225
05 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and cheese balls, this power-packed snack is made up of cheese and paneer, 2 dense sources of protein. Paneer has a bland flavour and thus blends well with any ingredient. This recipes is sure to be enjoyed by people of all age groups especially the kids who love to munch on finger foo ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
10 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Spicy Soya Bhurji
Recipe# 22415
30 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Can you even imagine the usually bland soya granules in such an interesting form? Be prepared to be surprised! Ginger-garlic adds its unique flavour to the Spicy Soya Bhurji, as do the well-chosen combination of spices. Spice lovers can add more zing to this
Zucchini Bajra Khichdi
Recipe# 38498
05 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This khichdi, which innovatively combines bajra, zucchini and colourful capsicum, looks and tastes good! Bajra is highly alkaline, which makes it very effective against acidity. The Zucchini Bajra Khichdi also goes easy on the spices and oil, making it all the more friendly to a sensitive stom ....
Hummus Dip  with Tahini Paste
Recipe# 33601
26 Apr 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
While we commonly make quick and easy versions of hummus with chickpeas, garlic and curds, this is a slightly more elaborate hummus dip enhanced with tahini paste. This authentic recipe has a rich mouth-feel and really strong flavour. Apart from the exciting flavour of tahini paste, the strong t ....
Paneer Koftas in Palak Gravy
Recipe# 34569
22 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Paneer and palak are a match made in heaven! Their textures, colours, flavours, all complement each other beautifully, bringing out the best of both. Paneer Koftas in Palak Gravy is a quick, easy and tasty recipe of paneer koftas bathed in a richly-flavoured spinach gravy. The koftas are ready i ....
Chocolate Almond Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42186
18 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
While everybody is convinced about the health benefits of almond milk, especially for vegans and those on a heavy training/ workout regime, the price of most commercial brands puts us off! Plus, some people do not like the bland taste of plain almond milk. Here is an easy-to-make but cost-effect ....
Hariyali Tofu Roti
Recipe# 33248
16 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hariyali Tofu Rotis, bored of eating chapatis and parathas everyday? Don’t worry, here’s an interesting variation to the everyday Indian bread. Spinach and fenugreek add colour and flavour, while whole wheat flour and tofu add to the protein content. For breakfast enjoy with just
Creamy Spinach Toast
Recipe# 4664
11 Sep 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A classic breakfast option to prepare on days when you have half an hour to spare. For those who find bread dry and slow to ingest without oodles of butter or cheese, the creamy and moist spinach filling provides a low-cal alternative. The creamy spinach toast adds up to just 26 calories per piece, ....
Egg Bhurji Paratha
Recipe# 42393
27 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves bhurji – be it of paneer or egg, because of its succulent mouth-feel and spicy taste. Put your favourite bhurji into a whole wheat paratha and you get a filling and super-tasty dish! The Egg Bhurji Paratha is an all-time favourite Punjabi breakfast, which is crisp and buttery out ....
Lauki ka Raita, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33251
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Revel in the cooling effect and goodness of doodhi and protein-rich curds, in one single dish! While you might worry that using doodhi alone might result in a mushy raita, some smart moves make this version a lot more exciting. Onions, green chillies and ginger are cooked along with the doodhi t ....
Egg Paratha
Recipe# 42333
27 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A masaledar and filling snack, which can be had as a meal itself, the Egg Paratha is something unique. On reading the name, you might have made many guesses about how the egg fits into the paratha – whether it is used as a stuffing, or whether it goes into the dough, etc. But, this method is ....
Chickoo and Nut Milkshake
Recipe# 33457
01 Jan 1900

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by Tarla Dalal
Chickoo and Nut Milkshake, here’s a protein booster, a smashing combination of ingredients that tastes amazingly great! The kids need a constant supply of energy to be active throughout the day. This energy drink contains chickoo, milk, cashewnuts and walnuts. Chickoo provides a shot of carbohydrate ....
Rose Milk Recipe, Rose Milk Recipe with Sabza Seeds
Recipe# 40981
08 Sep 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a slightly enhanced version of the all-time favourite summer drink, Rose Milk. Rose syrup is cooling and has a rejuvenating fragrance and flavour. This particular recipe adds to the cooling effect with falooda seeds, which also gives the drink an exciting mouth-feel. Try to pick a good ....
Badam Barfi, Healthy Almond Barfi
Recipe# 42002
03 Nov 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Barfis have a knack of tempting everyone, young and old. But many of us resist taking a bite as we are scared of the calories hidden in it! Here is a Healthy Almond Barfi that you can indulge in occasionally. Made of protein-rich almonds, this yummy barfi uses very little ghee and sugar. It has ....
Almond Honey Cinnamon Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42189
27 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Elegantly flavoured and pleasing to the palate, this Almond Honey Cinnamon Milk is a glassful of goodness! It is easy and cost-effective, yet tasty and brimming with nutrients. After several trials, we have arrived at the perfect blend of ingredients, so we suggest you go with it without any mod ....
French Omelette, Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42141
27 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The French Omelette is a pancake-like dish of pan-cooked eggs, seasoned mildly with salt and pepper. Patience is the secret ingredient that makes a perfect French Omelette. It must not be cooked on a high flame. Steadily maintain a medium-level flame and cook cautiously. This omelette is suppose ....
Date and Sesame Puranpoli
Recipe# 5714
10 Oct 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Sweet, delicious and nutritious too – that’s a rare combination, isn’t it? Well, it all features in the Date and Sesame Puranpoli, a traditional treat loaded with the goodness of iron from dates and sesame seeds. It wins over hearts with its nutty taste and rich aroma of til, and is so satiating tha ....
Yummy Oats and Apple Porridge  ( Baby and Toddler Recipe)
Recipe# 3067
14 Dec 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome porridge made of oats, apples and milk can be served as a dessert or breakfast after your baby is 6 months. Milk is a good source of calcium, which is extremely important for the development of your baby's bones and teeth. Oats are high in energy, protein and fibre.
Masala Omelette Pav, Mumbai Roadside
Recipe# 41941
27 Jul 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Masala Omelette Pav is one of the classic street foods of Mumbai, which packs the sumptuousness of omelettes into a handy sandwich form. Perfectly cooked omelettes are sandwiched between buttered and toasted ladi pav. A sprinkling of onions perks up the texture of the Masala Omelette Pav while a ....
Gulkand Shake
Recipe# 33226
11 Sep 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Gulkhand Shake, this cooling summertime sweet treat will be loved by your little ones! Gulkand is something that a child never refuses to eat, so if your child does not like plain milk or is bored of having his regular milk drinks, serve this protein-rich potion. Boost your child’s immunity by ....
Energy Chia Seed Drink with Lime and Honey, For Endurance Athletes
Recipe# 41074
06 Aug 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is no debating that Chia seeds are good for your health. A treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which is hard for vegetarians to come by, these tiny seeds are also loaded with fibre and protein. It is interesting to note that this easily digestible little seed has antioxidants (ALA), w ....
Groundnut Tikkis
Recipe# 22448
26 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a unique tikki made with crunchy peanuts and vibrant spinach held together by whole wheat flour and besan. This tasty snack is loaded with vitamin B3, which is required for producing and utilising energy from the food that you eat. With just a dash of lemon juice and green chillies to ....
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