5 home cooked indian foods to carry while travelling with kids
Travelling with a toddler or a kid is not an easy task. You have to be up all the time to match with their energies no matter you are tired or not. And when it comes to food, kids can get really cranky and grumpy if their stomach is empty or half filled.
I have been travelling with my toddler since he was 7 months old. And with some permutations and combinations, I have got to the conclusion of these 5 home cooked Indian foods to carry while traveling with kids. The good part is I don’t have to rely much on the branded products available in the market, since Kiaan is not too comfortable with packaged purees etc and at the same time I don’t want snacks to replace meals so these 5 travelfoods act as my saviour.
1. Home Made Cereal for the baby
This is a wholesome meal I give it to my lo preferably during the lunch time. It is made of 4 key ingredients Rice, Dal, Ragi/ Nachni, Wheat. I prepare the powdered mixture well in advance and make it in hot water flasks available in hotel rooms. This home made cereal is not only a great source of nutrients, but will keep the baby full for a longer time thereby eliminating any unwanted snacking.
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2. Oats Porridge
It’s my personal observation, babies enjoy oatmeal cereal more than rice or any other form of porridge. Oats is rich in fibre making it easily digestible and can be given at any time of the day. All you need to do pour hot water/milk with some sugar or salt and feed it to your babies on the go.
Not because I am a Gujrati, I am recommending this food. Infact, it is a “wonder food” for all the moms out there. Thepla has a high shelf life making it consumable even after 3-4 days of its preparation (if you pack it well). It acts as complete meal for a child when given with yogurt, pickle (chunda) or just topped with plain butter.
4. Dry fruits, Nuts and Makhanas
My little one is very found of Raisins (Kishmish). So i pack his favourite dry fruit separately in my handbag and can offer him on the go. Also, you can create bundled packets of dryfruits that can be consumed in a day separately and offer to your kids at any given time of the day.
I also pack mix nuts like peanuts, chana and roasted makhanas for my lo and they are good enough to satisfy his cravings or calm him down when he is restless or tired.
5. Home made snacks like Laddus, Biscuits, Khakhras etc
These snacks are made of simple ingredients like besan, atta ( wheatflour), butter etc. They have a very long shelf life, offer sweet/savory flavour and most kids wont say no to them. In case you don’t know to make these snacks, you can get it easily by hiring a cook or purchasing from home entrepreneurs who sell authentic home cooked snacks and be stress free.
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These are the 5 home cooked Indian foods to carry while travelling with kids. You can compliment the above food by locally available fruits, breads/ croissants variety available, milk etc. They are easy, simple to make and moreover you don’t have to worry about offering only outside food to your child since you have some options ready with you. I am sure not only kids but you will also enjoy your trips more often.
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