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Snacks For Children
by Nita Mehta

An average household spends a lot of time and effort on the preparation of food – and this includes preparing food for children.

Naturally, the primary aim is to fulfil the nutritional needs of growing children – however it is easier said than done! We all know that children have very stubborn likes and dislikes so we need to find ways of making healthy food exciting and appealing.

A child will eat most readily when he/she is hungry and wants a snack – so the emphasis of this book is to give you a range of quick, easy and nutritious offerings for that eager spurt of hunger.

Everyday the child has to take tiffin to school – how do you introduce variety and appeal? I have devoted one section to this subject. When the child returns from school, hot and thirsty, tired and hungry – choose a hearty snack from the section on evening snacks.

And for those special treats – I have given you a lot of sweet options as well.

Children have a comfort level with things that match their size. Their food should be in a small portion, in a shape they can relate to. They also like to pick up things with their fingers, and most of all, they like to eat in a hurry, then rush off to play. You yourself have too much to do and you need simple recipes that are clear and easy.

Keeping all this in mind, I have given you recipes for known favourites like pasta, pizza and pulao, hidden with healthy secrets. You will also find many innovative new ideas. I have given many examples of small round pancakes; savoury balls; finger foods; mini-rolls; mini-seekhs; plump little patties; tempting tikkis, toasties, tyres and wheels; biscuits, sandwiches and buns.

But nowhere have I compromised on taste. In fact I can assure you that grown ups will be as crazy about some of these snacks as children.

About the Author :-
Nita Mehta is a home science graduate from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University and a Gold Medalist in M.Sc. (Food & Nutrition). She has authored more than 300 books on various topics including more than 250 best selling cookery books. Her book “Flavours of INDIAN COOKING” won the Best Asian Cookbook Award at the Versailles (Paris) World Cookbook Fair. Three of her other books have also won international awards

• Zero Oil Cookbook, awarded as Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook
• Chocolate Cookbook, awarded as Best Chocolate Cookbook
• Cooking for Growing Children, awarded as Best Cookbook for Children & Familys

In a span of a few years, over 3.5 million Nita Mehta cookbooks have been sold. The secret of her success is her thorough & meticulous approach towards her books.

Nita Mehta has done cooking programmes for various TV channels and has conducted cooking classes in USA, UK, Canada and several other countries.

She also has several cooking institutes under the name of “Nita Mehta Culinary Academy” in New Delhi (India), where she has trained several thousand aspiring individuals into expert cooks. In addition, she creates recipes for food-related companies around the world.

Nita Mehta, the celebrity cookbook author, has another ace up her sleeve. She has published unique children books under her company - Nita Mehta Publications. Nita Mehta Publication is specialized publishing house producing exquisite children books. Learning is never easy for children. But now you can make learning fun by using these simply written and beautifully illustrated children books by Nita Mehta Publications. These books not only entertain children but also inculcate wisdom and good values in them to help them face day to day challenges of life.

For an author bio and photo, reviews and a reading sample, visit http://www.nitamehta.com or mail to us at: nitamehta@nitamehta.com & nitamehta@email.com

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