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One of the Best 5-Minute Bedtime Stories on Food and Habits

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Every kid has a special taste for different foods, and very often, kids like to eat a single type of food and do not wish to change this habit. You too must have something very special that you could eat all day, right? But does it fulfil your body’s needs? Does it give you all the vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates that your body requires to function properly? I don’t think so. Let us read this 5-minute bedtime story to understand how we can make eating enjoyable as well as healthy!

The Story of Rekai, the Pancake Lover

There was once a boy named Rekai. He was young and jolly, and he liked one food the most in this world. It was pancakes! Rekai could eat pancakes all day, and he refused to touch any other food except for pancakes. He used to eat pancakes for breakfast. He used to eat pancakes for lunch. He used to eat pancakes in the evening. He used to eat pancakes for dinner. And guess what! He would even wake up at night for a little pancake snack! 

A boy (Rekai) eating pancakes


A boy (Rekai) eating pancakes

Rekai was so much in love with pancakes that he would not eat anything healthy or nutritious. But his mom realised that if this continued, Rekai would lose his health and become weak. Then, he would not be able to play all the games that he loved playing!

One fine day, Rekai’s mom got a brilliant idea! She went to the kitchen and started preparing a batch of yummy special pancakes for Rekai. When she served this new batch to Rekai, he was so delighted that he quickly gobbled up all the pancakes and asked for more! Rekai’s mom giggled as only she knew what special ingredient she had added to this special batch.

Can you guess this special ingredient? It was veggies! Yes! His mom added healthy veggies to his favourite food. But one day, as his mother was making a new batch of pancakes, Rekai sneaked in on her and discovered that his mom was mixing butternut with the pancake batter! He was shocked. He couldn’t believe that what he ate was a vegetable!

Rekai would not eat anything other than pancakes, but what he ate and experienced was amazing! It was tasty as well as healthy! From then onwards, Rekai’s mother started adding new and healthy foods to the pancake mix to kill two birds at once! Her son was now happily eating good food! She would add fresh fruits, vegetables, oils, and so much more!

Healthy pancake mix with fruits and veggies

Healthy pancake mix with fruits and veggies


Kids love eating particular foods more than others. But it must be kept in mind that nutrition is of utmost importance in the proper growth and development of kids. So, to eat healthy and tasty, great innovative recipes can be followed and that should do the trick.

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FAQs on One of the Best 5-Minute Bedtime Stories on Food and Habits

1. What are the ingredients required for a healthy surprise pancake recipe?

Making a healthy and tasty pancake preparation is absolutely easy. The things you’ll need are as follows:

  • 1 cup (250 ml) self-raising flour

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup (250 ml) milk

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sugar

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) melted butter or margarine

  • A pinch of salt

  • 1 tablespoon (5 ml) cooking oil

  • Surprise Ingredient - A quick mix of boiled fresh veggies or fruit paste of your choice!

2. How can I prepare a batch of surprise pancakes?

To prepare the batch of surprise pancakes, you should first separate the yolk and the white of the egg and whisk the egg white until you see soft white peaks. Then, you need to mix the yolk with milk, sugar, butter, and salt. After that, you can add the wet ingredients to the self-raising flour and mix well. Add the pre-boiled veggie or fruit mix to this and, finally, add the egg whites. Add a sufficient amount of this delicious batter to the pan and turn the heat to get a bubbly, golden-brown consistency.

There you go! Your yummy batch of surprise pancakes is ready!