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5 Homemade Food Recipes for Teenager, 3-7 Yrs Kids

Urvashi Shah
3 to 7 years

Created by Urvashi Shah
Updated on Mar 11, 2021

5 Homemade Food Recipes for Teenager 3 7 Yrs Kids
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Your child can be choosy and fussy when it comes to eating healthy food. How often do you run behind your child with a plateful of healthy food items in your hand? In this game of hide and seek, do you tend to worry that your child might not be getting the required amount of nutrition? It takes a great deal of effort and pain to feed healthy to our children as they are fussy eaters. Being parents, we tend to grow more worrisome with our children’s fussiness increasing day by day. [Check Lunch or Tiffin Box Recipes for Teenagers

If you are confronting such troubles on a daily basis. Here are some amazing food ideas/options for you to cook yummy homemade healthy food your child can't say NO to these!

5 Simple Food Recipes for Your Teenager Child

Here I am putting an end to all your worries by giving a few simple recipes/food ideas that you can make with ease for your little one. Bid goodbye to all your hassles of feeding healthy to your child right away.

#1. Peanut Butter Banana Quesadillas Recipe:

Peanut butter and banana quesadillas are a perfect combo that your fussy little eater won’t deny. Easy to make and healthy to eat, here is the recipe for the same

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2-inch whole wheat tortilla
  • 3 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preparation Method

  • Spread the peanut butter over the surface of the tortilla
  • Slice the banana very thinly and then arrange the slices over half of the tortilla and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the banana slices and then fold the tortilla in half
  • Cook the quesadilla in a shallow pan over medium-low heat until golden brown and crispy on both sides. You can serve this to your child who will relish the taste of the same


#2. Oats Idlis Recipe:

If your child is bored with having regular idlis then add a twist to it with the help of oats, thus, making it a perfectly healthy food for your child.

Recipe Ingredients:

Ingredients Quantity(in grams)
Oats 2 Cups
Milk 1/2 liter
Mustard seeds 1 tbsp
Urad dal 1 tbsp
Channa dal 1 tbsp
Oil 1/2 tbsp
Chopped green chilies 1 tbsp
Grated Carrots 1/2 Cups
Chopped Coriander As per taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 tbsp
Salt As per taste

Preparation Method 

  • In a pan roast the oats until it turns slightly brown and grinds it nicely
  • Take a pan, add oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal and let it simmer until golden or brown
  • Add chopped chilies, grated carrots, and coriander
  • Add turmeric powder
  • Add this seasoning to the powdered oats mixture and add the curd to it to make a batter like that of idli batter's consistency
  • Grease the idli steamer plates with some oil and pour the batter into it while steaming the idlis for 15 minutes
  • The oats idlis are ready to be served with some chutney

                                                                                                                                                                            [Also Check: Yummy Dinner Recipes for Teens & Kids

#3. Moong Dal Chilla Recipe:

When it comes to eating healthy, moong dal chilla are the perfect food items to opt for.

Recipe Ingredients:

Ingredients Quantity(in grams)
Split green gram 1/2 Cup
Ginger As per taste
Chopped Garlic As per taste
Chopped Onion 1 pc
Chopped chilies 4 chilies
Red chili powder 1/2 tbsp
Chopped green chilies 1 tbsp
Oil to shallow fry As per need
Green chutney 1 cup
Skimmed milk cottage cheese (paneer) 1 Cup
Salt As per taste

Preparation Method

  • Soak moong dal in 4 cups of water for about half an hour. Drain and grind with ginger, garlic, onion, green chilies and salt to a smooth batter
  • Add red chili powder and stir well
  • Heat a tawa and grease it. Spread a ladle full of batter to a thin disc. Drizzle a little oil and cook on medium heat till the underside is done
  • Carefully flip over, drizzle a little oil and cook till the other side is done too. Spread some green chutney over the chilla. Sprinkle paneer and fold the chilla over to a half moon shape. Moong dal chilla is ready to be served hot


Also Check: 6 Healthy Snacks Recipes for Teenagers

#4. Bread Poha Recipe:

Adding a twist to the regular poha is bread poha which will be quick to make for your little picky eater. 

Recipe Ingredients:

Ingredients Quantity(in grams)
Oil 1/2 tbsp
Hing 1 Pinch
Turmeric powder As per taste
Salt with mustard seeds 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves 6-7
Red Chilly 1
Cooked Peas 1/2 cup
Chopped Bread 3
Green chilies 3
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Coriander for garnish As per taste
Salt As per taste

Preparation Method

  • In a pan add some oil and heat it after which you can add mustard seeds, Hing, and turmeric powder
  • Add curry leaves and the whole red chilly with green cooked peas. Sauté for a few minutes and add some salt to taste
  • Add the bread pieces to it and sauté for a couple more minutes
  • Sprinkle a bit of water to it and add green chilies, lemon juice and coriander for garnishing
  • Your bread poha is ready to be served hot

                                                                                                                                                        [Know: How to Prepare Meetha Poha Recipes?]

#5. Broccoli & Baby-corn Pasta Recipe:

This is one food item which no child will deny to have it in a quick go. So hesitate no more as below is the recipe to make pasta a healthy meal for your child.

Recipe Ingredients:

Ingredients Quantity(in grams)
Broccoli 1/2 cup
Diced Baby Corn 7-8
Olive Oil 1 tbsp
Chopped Garlic 5-6
Pasta of your choice 2 cups
Parmesan shavings 1/2 Cup
Salt As per taste

Preparation Method

  • Blanch the broccoli in a pan of hot water for a couple of minutes and then drain it well
  • Boil the pasta and drain it once it is cooked perfectly
  • Heat a pan with some olive oil, add garlic and sauté it for a few minutes. Add baby corn and sauté until it turns slightly brown
  • Add the broccoli and toss well until everything is mixed perfectly. Add the seasoning and take the pan off the stove
  • Add the cooked pasta in the mixture and garnish it with the shaved parmesan to enhance the taste


These amazing mouth-watering dishes can be made for your child and you will be surprised how the fussiness goes away in no time. As these food items are easy to make, they can also make for a great lunch box snack that your child can take in school. Tummy filling yet healthy, these food items can be made by you for your entire family in no time. [Check More Food Recipes

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| Feb 28, 2018

yummilicious recipes.. worth trying..

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| Feb 19, 2019

hindi m bta skte ho y recipe

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| Feb 20, 2020

Thx for great recipe. Will try som out

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