This zero-oil Broccoli Cracker is perfect for growing kids

01/3This Broccoli Cracker is full of protein, fibre, and calcium

With the ongoing online school classes and zero outdoor activity, there are chances that your kids might be getting lethargic and indulging in a lot of junk foods. In order to promote healthy snacking habits, recently, celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija shared a zero-oil cracker recipe made with broccoli, that is full of nutrients. In her post, she mentioned, “Struggling to make your kids finish their greens?? Well why not just cracker them. Protein rich, fibre rich, calcium rich tasty fillers ready! #pmthechef.” So, if you are also looking for an interesting and healthy snack recipe for your kids, scroll below to note the recipe and know its benefits. (Image: Instagram/poojamakhija and istock photos)

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To make this easy and healthy cracker recipe, mix 1 finely chopped broccoli, along with 2 egg yolks, 2 tbsp wheat flour, 1 tbsp chili flakes, salt and pepper to taste, and 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese. Pour the batter on a parchment paper-lined tray in the form of small discs and bake for 25-20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. In case you are a vegan, Pooja suggests adding flax seeds flour in place of wheat flour. (Image: Instagram/poojamakhija)

03/3​​Benefits of broccoli for kids

Whether consumed raw or cooked, broccoli is full of nutrients and is an excellent source of vitamin C. It has been proven that 1 cup of broccoli (78 gms) gives 84 percent of the reference daily intake (RDI). It is also rich in antioxidants that help support healthy cells and tissues throughout the body. Also, it has been found that it is a rich source of magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus, which makes it suitable for kids and lactating mothers. It also regulates bowel movement and healthy gut bacteria. It helps sharpen memory of kids, as it is rich in Sulforaphane, a potent bioactive compound present in broccoli with the potential to support brain function. (Image: istock)

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