EASY BANANA DESSERTS:BANANA POPS

 

These are perfect for kids, and really anyone, who needs just a sweet and refreshing treat.These banana pops are great for the snack or as part of breakfast.

This was my first time making banana pops. It turns out, making these is super easy!
Of course, fresh fruit and vegetables are one of the best snacks, but sometimes we need to get creative to make them exciting and fun. Especially, if you have two picky eaters, like my Daughters.

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These Easy Frozen Banana Pops are the perfect little snack, after-school snack or great for adding to your meals for an extra boost! They’re super easy to make and are amazing in so many ways. It’s a super-kid-friendly recipe as well.

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PREP: 10 MINS  TOTAL TIME: 10 MINS  YIELD: MAKES 16

All you need to make these easy banana desserts are:

INGREDIENTS:

1 or 2 bananas ripe but firm
1/3 cup chocolate chips /or chocolate melted
12 lollipop sticks
Toppings: I used multicolor sprinkles and red and silver sprinkles and coconut flakes. I think chopped nuts or crushed graham crackers would be yummy, too!picsart_12-06-081672528907.jpg

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Peel and slice bananas into thick slices.
  2. Melt chocolate in microwave until soft. (This took me two 45 sec shots.)
  3. Place a lollipop stick in each banana slice.
  4. Dip banana slices into melted chocolate and sprinkle with the desired topping.1512530416569
  5. Place dipped banana slices on wax paper and freeze until hardened (about 2 hours).

Enjoy!

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POHA SQUARES / FLATTENED RICE TIKKI

Poha Cutlets (Flattened rice cutlet) is easy to make and very delicious. It can be made with ingredients easily available at home.
I love making cutlets for an after school snack or as a side dish, as it is much healthier than deep-fried snacks.

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Both my daughters are participating in the annual function at their school and they practice for hours together and want some heavy snack after coming back from school.

Hence I tried this experiment. I prepared poha cutlets. In these poha cutlets, I added raisins, roasted peanuts, cashew giving altogether a different crispy and crunchy texture in the mouth.

I found my daughters and others relishing it. Today let us learn how to make Poha Vegetable cutlets following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Do try and surprise your family with this innovation and do share your feedback.

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These poha cutlets taste best when they are served hot or warm. you can pair them up with mint chutney, coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.

Preparation Time:  30 Min

Cooking Time:  20 Min

 

INGREDIENTS:

Poha 1 cup (washed with water and soaked)
Potato boiled 4 medium size
Green peas boiled and crushed 1/2 cup
Raisin 1 Tablespoon
Peanut roasted and crushed 2 Tablespoon
Cashew nuts 6 to 7 crushed
Green chilies 2 chopped
Ginger crushed 1 teaspoon
Coriander 1 Tablespoon chopped
Salt according to taste
Oil for frying

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Take washed and soaked poha in a bowl.
  2. Add boiled and grated potato in this
  3. Now add green peas, ginger, raisins, peanuts, cashew nut, green chilies, coriander, and salt.1511893074594
  4. Mix all together and form a dough.1511893160335
  5. Take a small portion of dough and form a small square tikki. Repeat the same step with rest of the dough.
  6. heat a tawa or grill pan. add 3 tablespoons oil and let the oil become hot. place the poha cutlets on the tawa.
  7. when one side is lightly golden and crisp, turn them over.
  8. turn them again when the second side is lightly golden and crisp.
  9. flip them a couple of times more and pan fry till the tops have become golden. the onions will also brown and that’s the indication that the cutlet has cooked. do fry them on a low to medium flame.picsart_11-28-111559222317.jpg
  10. place the pan fried poha cutlets on kitchen paper towels.
  11. serve poha cutlet hot with coriander chutney, coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.

Check out other Tikki varieties on my Oats Tikki (Oxy Fryer Recipe) SPROUTED MOONG , OATS AND VEGGIE KABAB/ TIKKI /CUTLETSBeetroot ❤ Tikki Palak Tikki With Twist

NOTES:

  • you can also add your choice of grated or cooked veggies or you can skip the veggies if you want.-

 

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POTLI ROTI

Want to use leftover rotis in a new way? Or want to feed kids simple healthy rotis but in a new innovative way? Then this recipe will surely help those moms with kids who are fussy eaters to eat roti sabzi. Here, presenting Roti Ki Potli with a stuffing of potatoes.
One can add any other available vegetables of their choice.Nice idea for after school snack.
My daughters’ loved it.PicsArt_09-13-08.13.48

Recipe source …Internet

Serves- 2-3

INGREDIENTS:
Roti – 6 (medium size)
Ghee – for frying
Spring onion greens – for tying
Boiled and chopped  potatoes 1 cup
Onion 1 chopped
Cumin seeds– 1 tsp
Asafoetida (Hing)– 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder– 1 tsp
Water- 2-3 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Oil- 2 tbsp

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Boil potatoes and cut in to square pieces .
  2. Now in a pan add some oil and heat.PicsArt_09-14-05.41.55
  3. Add cumin seeds, and onion and cook.PicsArt_09-14-05.43.11
  4. To this add asafoetida (hing), cumin powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix well.
  5. Add potatoes salt. Cook & keep aside.PicsArt_09-14-05.44.40
  6. Use left over roti & make a roti potli (pouch), add the filling and tie with a spring onion green (blanched and cooled).PicsArt_09-14-05.46.28
  7. Fry in ghee.PicsArt_09-14-05.47.57
  8. Sprinkle some red chilli powder on top & serve. PicsArt_09-14-05.50.31
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SHOT GLASS APPLE PAIRFAIT

Enjoy this delicious parfait layered with yogurt, apples, and corn flex topping that is ready in 10 minutes – perfect for a dessert /breakfast A sweet apple cinnamon filling alternated with yogurt and corn-flex its the ultimate Apple Parfait.

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This parfait I made the first time for my shot glass dessert workshop.Everyone like it and it’s a big hit in my workshop.

Best combination of apple and yogurt.
Enjoy .

 

INGREDIENTS :
4 medium apples, cored and chopped into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence –
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 cups hung curd and 2 tbsp sugar
favorite cereal(honey loop/corn flex /muesli)
or any cookie crumble

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Take chopped apples and put in large bowl.
  2. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and vanilla paste, stir and let sit for 30 minutes.
  3. The apples will be sitting in a bowl of sugary liquid.
  4. Take apples and juice and put into a saucepan on the stove. Simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the apples are soft but not falling apart.PicsArt_09-09-09.11.09
  5. The sugar mixture should thicken up a bit. Remove from heat and let cool.
  6. Layer the yogurt sugar mixture(sugar is optional) and cooled apple mixture into 12 shot glasses (less or more depending on the size of your glasses).PicsArt_09-09-10.58.09
  7. Continue until you reach the top of each glass, then sprinkle with the crushed cereal.
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NOTES :

A number of ingredients you need will vary with the size of your shot glasses. I used 4 medium size apples and 3 cups  Hung curd to make 12 desserts. And don’t worry, if you eat two it’s okay because they are mini!PicsArt_09-10-07.43.02

 

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OATS GRANOLA HEARTS/HOMMADE ENERGY BARS

These homemade energy bars (hearts) are not only very healthy, also very tasty. These energy bars are so dense in nutrition and a small piece goes long way.

Are these crisp or chewy, sweet or fruity? It is this mixture of flavors and textures that make the Granola Hearts a treat for kids!

I made this for my husband for his work break and kids for before school snack.
Every time I am worried about my kids, as they don’t have time in the morning for breakfast.This is a quick morning snack which powers them up.

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I decorated with dark chocolate for my kids are chocolate lovers.

It keeps them guessing with every bite, loaded with fiber and protein rich oats and cornflakes, dates, nutritious dry fruits and nuts, all bound together with caramelized sugar.

Recipe courtesy.Tarla Dalal ji

INGREDIENTS :

3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, and cashew-nuts)
2 tbsp melon seeds (charmagaz)
3/4 cup crushed corn flakes
1 tbsp raisins (kismish)
1/4 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp oil for greasingPicsArt_08-22-08.30.35

 

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Combine the oats, mixed nuts and melon seeds in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast them on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool.PicsArt_08-22-08.32.00
  2. When cooled, add the cornflakes, raisins, and dates and mix well. Keep aside.PicsArt_08-22-08.34.20
  3. Combine the sugar along with 1 tbsp of water in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a high flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the sugar caramelizes, while stirring continuously.PicsArt_08-22-08.43.55
  4. Remove from the flame, add the oats-cornflour mixture and mix well.
  5. Pour this mixture on to a greased marble or stone surface or a barfi trey.
  6. Using a large greased rolling pin, roll it out lightly.PicsArt_08-22-08.41.57
  7. While it is still warm, cut out heart shape bars.
  8. Decorate this hear bars with melted dark chocolate.
  9. Store in an air-tight container.

 

NOTES:

  • The Orignal recipe does not have dates, I have added them.
  • Sugar burns very quickly, so give it your full attention.
  • Grease your hands, the marble top, and the rolling pin generously with oil.
  • Store the homemade energy bars at room temperature in an airtight container. It keeps well for a week. You can store it in the fridge if you make the double batch.
  • You can use raw nuts or briefly toast the nuts for more flavor. You can use any dry fruit and nuts of your choice.
  • I have not used any fat like coconut oil or butter etc. It is really not needed.

 

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HOMEMADE FRESH PEACH JUICE

I tasted this juice first at my aunt’s place about a year ago and found is really wonderful.So this year when the peach season has come, why not try this refreshing juice?Making homemade peach juice is

Making homemade peach juice is simple, and can be made using a blender or a food processor, following this easy juice recipe.

Fresh, homemade juice made with fresh peaches is a healthy, easy and delicious way to enjoy peaches when they are ripe locally.

 

INGREDIENTS:

6 ripe medium peaches

2 cups cold water

1 tbsp. lime juice,

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INSTRUCTIONS:

 

  1. Slice the peaches in half. Cut or scoop out the peach flesh.PicsArt_07-12-04.30.23
  2. Drop the peach flesh into a blender. Add the water, lime juice, sugar and ice cubes.PicsArt_07-12-04.31.28
  3. Blend to liquefy the ingredients.
  4. If there are large pieces of peach still remaining, pour the juice through a strainer to remove them, if desired.PicsArt_07-12-05.17.11
  5. Pour into a pitcher or jug for storage. Alternatively, pour direct into glasses for immediate serving. Add some ice cubes, and a garnish of a peach slice and mint leaf.
  6. Stir before serving, and ENJOY the summertime flavour of healthy, homemade peach juice.

 

NOTES:

  • Select peaches which are somewhat soft to the touch, and that are producing a “peach” smell.
  • It can be drunk on its own, or combined with other juices, cocktails, or punches to add peach flavor to the drinks.
  • You may add honey instead of sugar.

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