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Self Improvement Learnings I got watching my kid play in rains

Self Improvement Learnings I got watching my kid play in rains

Rains are our lifeline, we can’t imagine what would happen where there is no rain..still we don’t seem to enjoy and soak in the beauty of it. Barring the first rains, most of the time we tend to crib about the stickiness, wetness, dirt, filth […]

7 Food Art Ideas that Kids will love

7 Food Art Ideas that Kids will love

In todays era, where pizza, pasta, burger are easily available..kids do not want to indulge or rather dont like eating our desi food. Forget them, we too sulk in the pool of desserts and have those cheat days. But we wan’t our kids to adopt […]

Learn to Fight Diarrhoea with  Probiotic Enterogermina

Learn to Fight Diarrhoea with Probiotic Enterogermina

Diarrhoea, one of the most common ailments occurring to children specially below 5 years of age, is a common problem that may last a few days or may disappear on its own. I have a 2year old and I understand how frequent this can occur at this tender age.

Mostly children go through acute diarrhoea i.e lasting not more than 14 days. This can be because of seasonal variations specially before the onset of monsoon or at the end of dry summers, food allergies or disorders, lactose intolerance, problem with the celiac disease & inflammatory bowel disease etc.

As per WHO Diarrhoea is the second killer in the world. And these stats talk about how we are unaware of this mild – aggressive disease.

Considering to be privileged, I got to attend the #happytummiesmeet   organized by Enterogermina who shared some facts and broke my myths on diarrhoea, how to treat it and ensure to adopt probiotics before antibiotics for my child’s health.

The event started with a very informative session hosted by Paediatrician Dr. Zinal Unadkat who shared her wisdom on the subject. She expressed a very simple plan of action to treat kids with diarrhoea.

Managing Diarrhoea with Probiotic Enterogermina

Managing Diarrhoea with Probiotic Enterogermina

  • Offer as much of fluids containing electrolytes to kids
  • If the baby is breastfeeding, then the breastfed milk is one of the best way to have a speedy recovery
  • Maintain hygiene levels like wash your hands after every diaper change, change diaper immediately after a bowel to prevent rash, use water instead of wipes
  • Most importantly make use of probiotics to reduce the incidences of diarrhoea and ensure the balance of good bacteria in the body

Why Probiotics ?

Our gut has both good bacteria & bad bacteria. When your body is attacked by external pathogens, the bacterial balance is affected and then there is a rise of bad bacteria. That is where Enterogermina helps to improve the growth of good bacteria helping to restore the gut function making it Paediatricians No.1 choice

With the abundance of information, and some Q&A sessions the event proceeded ahead with some fun games organized for the kids like the one below.

Managing Diarrhoea with Probiotic Enterogermina
Kiaan feeding healthy food to Popeye

The cartoon character Popeye has always been an inspiration to get kids to eat spinach. Enterogermina emphasized on healthy eating habits by giving healthy & junk food cards to kids. They had to throw the junk food cards in the health bin and feed the healthy food to popeye. Kids had fun and obviously learnt a lot about good food eating habits.

Learn to Fight Diarrhoea with  Probiotic Enterogermina
Meet the bad bacteria
Learn to Fight Diarrhoea with  Probiotic Enterogermina
Meet the good bacteria

Also, there was a lovely skit organized explaining good-bad bacteria & importance of one’s gut health using Enterogermina . It was fun and entertaining to kids as well as adults. Kiaan was super happy yet reluctant to meet the man bacteria.

The event ended with a very informative TVC by Enterogermina Probiotics and some lovely goodies for moms and kids.

Overall, the event gave a lot of insights helping us moms to know how we can address the diarrhoea issues and take right steps to keep our child at ease. At the end we want our kids to jump around make noise and be healthy and #happytummiesmeet taught us how to Fight Diarrhoea with Enterogermina in the best way possible.

Learn to Fight Diarrhoea with  Probiotic Enterogermina
Ragi Halwa Recipe for babies and kids

Ragi Halwa Recipe for babies and kids

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A road trip to the indian farms with a toddler

A road trip to the indian farms with a toddler

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Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

Do you know any kid who is not in love with cookies and biscuits. ? Well i know my little fellow could be a brand ambassador of cookie culture. He loves, savors and relishes cookies and it is one of his regular evening snacks.

But as a mom I have always worried about his cookies consumption simply because of lack of nutrition and over usage of sugars and artificial flavours. Although there are products which claim their cookies are made of “wholewheat”, “fibre-rich” or “oatmeal”, the actual proportion of wholewheat, fibre and oats may be just 5-10% (within limits prescribed by food safety regulator) while the remaining composition is of unhealthy refined flour.

Also under the kids and baby food segment, I  encountered cookies which are organic in nature, but my little one refused to consume it on account of taste, or lack of easy availability and still some had high percentage of sugar.

As you all know, i believe in the goodness of indian ingredients and I wanted my kid to enjoy cookies but at the same time wanted traditional ingredients like cookies made out of jaggery and flour like Nachni, Amaranth, Sattu Maavu and i finally stumbled upon this lovely mom founded organic brand named “EARLY FOODS” that focused into offering traditional indian food in a modernized way that would frame a healthy lifestyle habit.

“EARLY FOODS” strongly promotes to feed Fresh, Natural and Chemical Free Food to the Children. With the purity in the companies objective, they have used their insights to create a wide range of cookies that is specially designed and formulated keeping young kids in mind.

REVIEW OF EARLY FOODS JAGGERY COOKIES 

PRODUCT PACKAGING

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

 

 

Early Foods Cookies come in conventional packaging, with a cuboidal cardboard box and a food grade on the inner side. 

The good part is the packaging clearly mentions there is no refined sugar, no baking powder/soda or raising agents, no artificial preservatives – making it 100% chemical free, thereby allowing purchasing decision to happen smoothly

Overall the packing is simple, colourful with not very kiddish outlook but ensuring the cookies don’t crumble within to disappoint the kids.

TASTE

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kidsThey stick to the claim of offering pure jaggery flavored cookies. The flavour of jaggery is so distinctive that it seeps even in the chocolate flavoured cookie.

Some of you may even find the cookie to be a littler harder and lacking smoothness, but that is because of the whole-grains flour used. Refine foods melt in your mouth but whole-grains food need to be chewed well, so if you find it hard just dip it in milk and feed your kid.

The cookie texture and taste reminds me of my childhood days on how my grandmom use to make biscuits at home, when there were no ovens and still it use to turn out crunchy and yummy. Similarly, bcaz of the use of ancient ingredients like ragi, sattu maavu etc. combined with jaggery there is an outburst of indian flavours which you would want your kids to explore.

Also, the cookies are not super sweet in taste but i rather say its perfectly sweet, making it easily edible & enticing the tastebuds.

VARIETY

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

Early Foods currently offers 6 different variants of cookies

  • Organic Ragi Choco Jaggery Cookies
  • Organic Multigrain Sattu Maavu Jaggery Cookies
  • Organic Ragi Amaranth Jaggery Cookies
  • Organic Dry Fruit Jaggery Cookies
  • Organic Gluten Free Jaggery Cookies
  • Organic Beetroot Jaggery Cookies

They make use of whole organic food-grains, organic jaggery and cow butter. Non organic ingredients include various nuts & seeds, spices, milk, & others.

My kid relishes dry fruit, ragi choco and gluten free flavoured cookies. I believe this is the only brand which offers such a good mix of traditional ingredients and flavours.

PORTION SIZE

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

A 150 pack of cookies contain around 14 cookies . You may find the size of the biscuit small but unlike others it has dense nutrition content. I would recommend to give your kid 1-2 biscuits a day. My toddler is 2 years old and 2 biscuits help to ease out his hunger pangs. A;s 

PRICING

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

Keeping in fact the goodness of  this brand – offering 100% chemical free products, making use of jaggery instead of refined sugar, making use of whole-grains instead of maida or other unhealthy substitutes, i would happily pay Rs199/- for a pack of cookies.

Also the brand offers some lovely combo packs – like a pack of 2 or 4 which cost almost 25% less then the actual MRP, thereby ensuring a pack of cookie comes at a value of Rs150/- .

Considering in line with most artisanal brand charge which also do not provide such healthy alternatives, spending this amount works for me. After all, as a mother i would never want to compromise on the food i give to my child considering the fact a mom brand has taken care of my needs and made a product of my choice available to me.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE

Basis my experience with other brand and this, I feel Early Foods has stuck to its vision of providing chemical free, organic natural food. Plus the elimination of refined sugar does the magic for me. As far as my child feels his mom is offering a tasty snack and he looks forward to it, the brand has fulfilled it’s promise to appeal the child and make moms life easy.

If you found this information useful and enjoyed my review of early foods jaggery cookies than you can visit the brands website “Early Foods” for more details. Also, you can find this product online on amazon, firstcry, baby chakra, big basket etc.

Mini Pea Pancakes Recipe for Kids

Mini Pea Pancakes Recipe for Kids

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7 ways to energise yourself so that parenting does not feel exhausting

7 ways to energise yourself so that parenting does not feel exhausting

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8 easy and healthy oats recipe for toddlers and kids

8 easy and healthy oats recipe for toddlers and kids

I have started an initiative on my instagram account with 3 mom bloggers to share some healthy recipes for kids under the #tasty4munchkins. The idea is we want moms to give an easy platform to access recipes and solve their meal planning problems with the recipes we provide. On that note we have currently shared few oats recipe for kids which i would be sharing here too. So this post will cover 8 easy and healthy oats recipe for toddlers and kids.

Before I begin, let me tell you why we chose Oats as our first ingredient to begin the #tast4munchkins series.

  • Oats can be considered as a baby weaning food and can be given to babies as young as 7 months
  • It’s easily digestible as oatmeals tend to cause less constipation in babies
  • It’s rich in micronutrients such as phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc and copper, which give children a well-rounded nutritional profile
  • It’s a versatile ingredient which can be blended with other food supplements offering various textures to babies

This article will provide you with 8 delicious but easy oats recipes you can prepare for your little one.

8 easy and healthy oats recipe for toddlers and kids

Oats Cutlet

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. Hey lovelies! So here's the first post under #tasty4munchkins . Me along with @themagicplatter @foodkathaz and @foodieskitchenkatta have come up with this new venture where we want to help every mommy out there who is constantly searching for some healthy recipes for their kids! . For this month we are sharing recipes with oats as a main ingredient!We all know the goodness of oats and why we should give it to our kids! I don't want to talk about it here😇 . We mommies are here to show you that oats can be used in numerous ways rather than just preparing the good old porridge! So do try our recipes and let us know if your little one and you loved it as much as we did! . So, the recipe for the day is Oats cutlets/patties: Dry roast one cup of oats and set aside! Pressure cook 2 small sized potatoes, peel the skin off and set aside! You will also need: ✔️ 1 chopped onion ✔️ 1 carrot, grated ✔️ Half beetroot, grated ✔️ 1 cup peas ✔️Bunch of spinach leaves, chopped ✔️ Handful of coriander leaves, chopped ✔️Juice of half a lemon For flavouring: ✔️Salt to taste ✔️ Pinch of chilly powder ✔️Pinch of garam masala You also need fine sooji for rolling the patties! In a wide bowl, add everything mentioned above except the sooji and mix well! Prepare patties out of the mix and roll it in semolina and shallow fry it using a little bit of desi ghee. Your yummy and healthy cutlets are ready to be served😋 . Swipe next to see the steps in detail! . This serves as a perfect after school snack. You can even use it in burgers and chapathi rolls😋 Since it has goodness of oats along with other veggies, it's going to be nutritious and keeps your little one healthy and happy too🤗 . Do try out this recipe and don't forget to follow the other 3 mommies and the #tasty4munchkins for many more exciting recipes. #themommysphere #oats #oatspatties #oatscutlets #tasty4munchkins #healthyrecipes #toddlerrecipes #goodnessofveggies #spinach #afterschool #snackideas #vegetarianrecipes

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Oats Milkshake

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Hey lovelies! So on today's #tastytuesdayswithpria I'm going to share this milkshake recipe which is apt for all those babies who are lactose intolerant! . You guys must be knowing about #tasty4munchkins series, where we 4 mommies are sharing some healthy recipes for kids using oats as the main ingredient! . So on today's recipe, it's going to be this rich milkshake which is high in protein, free from lactose and can easily be served as after school snack for kids! . Recipe: Blend in handful of almonds,raisins pistachios,walnuts,chia seeds and dates into a fine paste in a grinder jar! Next in blending jar, add in one cup of oats and the grinded mixture along with one cup of water and blend into a smooth consistency! Top it up with choco chips or cacao nibs and your delicious, creamy and rich nuts milkshake is ready to serve! . Do try it out and let me know if your kiddos liked it!? . Swipe left to see more pics in detail! #vegrecipes #oatsrecipes #foodblogger #foodbloggersofinstagram #kidsrecipes #kidsmeal #nomnom #buzzfeeedfood #yummyinmytummy #whatsonmyplate #foodoftheday #flatlay #flatlaystyle #foodnetwork #indianfood #toddlereats #eeeeeats #creativeflatlays #themommysphere #lactosefree #vegan #veganrecipes #tasty4munchkins

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Oats Idli and Dosa

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💠Instant Semolina Oats idli and Dosa for the little ones 💠 Next recipe in our #tasty4munchkins series! Me along with @themagicplatter, @themommysphere, @foodkathaz have started the new venture where we will post the recipes for the kids under #tasty4munchkins. This week we will be posting Oats recipes. I am sharing this quick and easy meal which has always been a huge success with my son. The batter doesn't need fermentation and the best part is, it contains Oats flour so it's perfect for those kids (or even adults 😉) who doesn't like Oats. 😊 There you go peeps – Ingredients – 🍒 1/2 cup Semolina 🍒 1/2 cup Oats flour 🍒 1 cup yogurt 🍒 1/2 finely chopped onion 🍒 1/2 finely chopped carrot 🍒 1 small chilli 🌶 (Optional) 🍒 few chopped curry leaves 🍒 finely chopped coriander 🍒 salt to taste Steps – Mix everything together, grease idli pot and make idlis. In the same batter, you can add water and make dosa. Done! Simple, right? Checkout my video making this on my YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/Dyc5MJxaEVU or check the link in the bio. 🤗 If you like the video then please subscribe to my channel. 😊🙏 Have a lovely day peeps! And follow @themagicplatter, @themommysphere and @foodkathaz for the delicious recipes like this. 😊💟 #tasty4munchkins #kidsapproved #kidsfriendly #toddlerlunchbox #toddlerfriendly #toddlerlunchideas #toddlerfoodideas #whatifeedmykid #kidslunchbox #healthyfood #semolinaoatsidli #semolina #oatsidli #abudhabimommybloggers #abudhabimoms #uaemoms #uaebloggers #marathi #indianbabyfood #maharashtrian #indiantoddlerfood

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No bake oats granola bar

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💠 No bake Oats granola bars 💠 Our #tasty4munchkins series continues today with another week of Oats recipes. Don't forget to check out first recipe posted on lovely @themommysphere. Here are quick,healthy and insanely delicious granola bars for the little ones or even adults in the family. These no bake granola bars are perfect for a quick snack and even on the road. We all in the family are obsessed over these bars. So here's the recipe for it however feel free to experiment with it – Ingredients – 🍒 1 cup rolled/quick oats 🍒 1/2 cup pitted dates (you can soak it if you want) 🍒 1/4 cup peanut/almond butter 🍒 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds 🍒 3 tbsp flaxmeal 🍒 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup 🍒 handful of dried cranberries 🍒 grated dry coconut to sprinkle Steps – ⏺️Add Oats, dates, peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, flaxmeal and honey in food processor. ⏺️Blend until it all comes together. Remove in the flat container lined with parchment paper. Pat it down well evenly. Ask kids to help out.🤗 ⏺️Add chopped cranberries on top and sprinkle some coconut. Pat it down to the batter. ⏺️ Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up. Remove and cut it into desired shape. Done! You can store these in the fridge for one week and even store it in freezer for grab and go snack for the kids, mommies and daddies too😍😍. Check out my stories for how I made it😊 So there you go mamas! Give it a try and let me know how you find it💟🤗. #babyapproved #toddlerlunchbox #toddlerfriendly #toddlerlunchideas #toddlerfoodideas #toddlerapproved #kidsapproved #kidslunchbox #whatifeedmykid #vegrecipes #oatsrecipes #foodblogger #foodbloggersofinstagram #kidsrecipes #kidsmeal #nomnom #buzzfeeedfood #yummyinmytummy #whatsonmyplate #foodoftheday #flatlay #flatlaystyle #foodnetwork #indianfood #toddlereats #eeeeeats #creativeflatlays #abudhabimommybloggers #uaemombloggers

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Oats Chikoo Date Walnut Smoothie

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We're up with an Exciting project!! Take the stress out of planning Healthy recipes – follow #tasty4munchkins & these amazing mommies @foodieskitchenkatta @themagicplatter @themommysphere for Nutritious meal ideas. Whatever our recipes are, secret ingredient is always ❤️ . . "Oats Chikoo Date Walnut Smoothie" for lil miss before her Basketball class that hydrates & nourishes her. This smoothie is an easy way to add Protein & Fiber to your kids meal. Refreshing, Yummy & Jam packed with natural goodness. . . The smoothie jar consists of handful of Rolled Oats from @true.elements + 1 cup Milk + 1 Chikoo + 2 Dates + 3 Walnut. Naturally sweetened with chikoo & dates, so why add sugar. It's going to fill your tummy so don't think of any other munchies. You can swap ingredients & choose favorites : 💪 Base : Almond milk, Soy Milk, Coconut Milk, Greek Yoghurt 💪 Fruit : Banana, Strawberry, Mango, Chikoo. Apple 💪 Nuts : Almond, Cashewnut, Walnut, Pistachio 💪 Seeds : Pumpkin, Sunflower, Chia, Sesame, Flax Along with fruit you could also sweeten it up with Dates, Raisins or Figs. Natural sweeteness over Refined sugar🌟 . . Blend until smooth & creamy, top it up with fresh fruits/nuts. Make sure you pick few ingredients each time & keep the flavors simple to make it more palatable. Less is more in the world of Kids Health & You're now ready to slurrrrp😋 how easy is that for a weekend! It's perfect for a brekkie or Evening snack pre/post any Sport too. . . Happy Fri-yay all you Lovelies🌟 . . P. S : Good Nutrition in every Sip🥤 . . #oatssmoothie #smoothies #yummylicious #healthysmoothies #rolledoats #chikoo #dates #walnut #drinkclean #healthykidsfood #fillingfood #kidsapproved #yummyinmytummy #preworkout #fitfam #stayhydrated #norefinedsugar #toddlerfood #breakfastbowl #tastefullysimple #proteinpacked #nutritious #snackideas #healthyswaps #f52grams #heresmyfood #mommyblogger @kidsstoppress @kid_dish @kiddiegram #Nutritionistinmumbai #foodkatha

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Oats Vegetable Khichdi

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🙋Has your Child ever surprised you by their Food Choices? 🙋Do they love a food that you would think more for an adult? . . Lil miss D surprised me, when i asked – What do you want in your Dabba tomm? And in an instant, she replied "Vegetable Khichdi' 🙄This was totally unexpected !! Hahha, but yes can't deny the fact she loves Vegetable Khichdi as much as Pizza😊 . . Since, I'm developing New & Yummy ways to inculcate Oats & creating recipes for #tasty4munchkins So, here is "Oats Beans Vegetable Khichdi" perfect one pot delicious, nourishing & fulfilling wholesome meal. Always before packing her #lunchbox my mind runs through a checklist – Ticks for all 🙂 ✔️Carbs – Rolled Oats full of fiber ✔️Proteins – Kidney Beans/Rajma Calcium rich ✔️Vegetable – For Nutrients & Colors ✔️Fruits – To keep you hydrated A combination of Savoury + Sweet always wins♥ 🌟 Oats Vegetable Khichdi {Rolled Oats, Rajma, French beans, Carrot} + 🌟 Musk melon with Cranberry sprinkles . . Kids can get bored easily with same kinds of foods. So, here is how to make meals more interesting with variety of foods, textures & spice it up with fresh herbs. Keep experimenting & present the food in a non-traditional way!! #EatTodayForTomorrow . . P. S : Yummy for every Tummy!! 🌈 . . #dhruvikadabba #kidslunchboxideas #lunchbox #oatskhichdi #khichdi #oatmealbowl #rajma #toddlerfood #fitspiration #Nutritionfirst #delicious #guthealth #fitkids #pickyeaters #foodforkids #eeeeeeats #kidshealth #glutenfree #onepotmeal #plantstrong #nourishbowl #musthaves #LovetoCook #nomnomnom #indianfoodbloggers #healthylifestyle @kidsstoppress @kiddiegram @kid_dish @bbcgoodfood @foodtalkindia @pcos.buddy @thefeedfeed @true.elements #whatmykideats #foodkatha

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Oats Chilla

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Hey friends.. . Many of you demanded recipes from me.. So I along with 3 other mom bloggers @themommysphere , @foodieskitchenkatta And @foodkathaz have decided to share some yummy recipes for the little tots using #tasty4munchkins . This month we are sharing recipes that has one of the most kid friendly ingredients i. e OATS. And I am sure you and your little ones are going to lick your fingers. . So we have already posted 2 recipes and this is the 3rd one today – PALAK OATS CHILLA . INGREDIENTS ✨1 cup oats ✨1 small bunch of Palak leaves ✨1/2 cup curd ✨1/4 cup rice flour ✨1/4 cup semolina/rawa ✨1/4 cup onions (chopped slices) ✨1/4 cup grated cheese ✨2 cups water ✨1 tbsp chopped coriander ✨1tsp jeera ✨1tsp oil ✨salt and pepper to taste ✨1-2 green chillies optional ( for kid who eat green chillies) . METHOD ✨Mix oats, curd, rice flour, semolina, coriander, jeera, chillies and water together and keep aside for 10 mins ✨In the mean time, blanch the Palak leaves and mix it in the grinder to make a puree ✨Add the puree to the oats mixture. Also add salt and pepper. ✨In a pan, brush the oil on the surface and pour in some of the mixture ✨Add sliced onion and let it cook for 2 mins ✨ Toss it and allow the other side to cook ✨Once more, toss it to the original side and add in some grated cheese ✨once the cheese melts a little, remove from the pan and serve it hot with some green chutney or ketchup ✨Oats Palak chilla is ready to be served . The recipe is easy, quick and most importantly, healthy. . Hope you all love this recipe. Do share your comments below. . #vegrecipes #oatsrecipes #foodblogger #foodbloggersofinstagram #kidsrecipes #kidsmeal #nomnom #buzzfeeedfood #yummyinmytummy #whatsonmyplate #foodoftheday #flatlay #flatlaystyle #foodnetwork #indianfood #toddlereats #eeeeeats #creativeflatlays #themagicplatter

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Oats Coconut Ladoo

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As you all know we four moms @themommysphere @foodkathaz @foodieskitchenkatta have started #tasty4munchkins Series where we will be sharing kids recipes. .. .. So we have 7 oats recipes already uploaded on the #tasty4munchkins And this is the final oats series… Because from next week it's a new ingredient which will be sharing the details soon .. .. This is one of the easiest recipe that just takes 10 mins to make and my toddlers favourite one too, I have been giving Kiaan since he was a year old and he relishes it very much. So here we go… .. .. COCONUT OATS JAGGERY LADOO .. ✔️INGREDIENTS ✨ 1 cup grated coconut ✨ 1 cup jaggery ✨ 1 cup instant oats ✨ 1 tbsp cardamom powder ✨ 1 tbsp ghee ✨ 2 tbsp mix nuts powder (optional) ✨ 1 tbsp water .. ✔️METHOD ✨ dry roast the oats till they smell good. Cool it completely. Powder it in dry blender till it is smooth ✨In a pan, add Jaggery, Coconut and water. Stirling the mixture till the Jagger melts and the mixture gets little sticky ✨switch off the gas and add the powdered oats, cardamom powder, ghee, nuts to the mixture and Stir well ✨once the mixture is partially cooled start making small balls by greasing your hand with ghee so the mixture does not stick to your hands ✨ let it cool and store it in an airtight container. The coconut oats Jaggery laddo is ready to serve .. Hope you enjoyed the oats series and coming up with recipes using various fresh ingredients. Till then share your feedback below. .. .. .. #indianblogger #foodblogger #kidssnacks #goodeats #igfood #foodoftheday #homecooking #truecooks #momchef #yummie #foodforthought #kidsfavorite #toddlereats #toddlerfood #themagicplatter #yummyinmytummy #foodstagram #kidsfoodblogger #yougottoeatthis #eeeeeats

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I hope you enjoyed these 8 easy and healthy oats recipes for toddlers and kids. You can view the hashtag #tasty4munchkins on instagram and enjoy some yummy meals for your kids.  These recipes are shared by Mom Priya from The Mommy Sphere, Mom Shweta from Foodkathaz, Mom Charusheela from FoodiesKitchenKattha and by me.

You can also view other recipes for kids shared by me here and my foodarts here 

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My one year blog anniversary : The inspiration behind the blog

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THE IDEA

The Idea of the blog came through when I randomly shared my art on social media platforms like facebook groups, instagram etc. I use to visit a lot of mom groups on facebook and seek knowledge on parenting because i was a mom an infant. I stumbled upon this lovely group on facebook called the First Moms Club wherein saw mommies sharing their creations,  talking about parenting, helping each other for smallest of queries etc. And seeing how well organized the group was i kept sharing my foodart creations which was very basic and naive.

Then one day, the founder of the group Ruchita Dar Shah saw one of my “Fidget Spinner Foodart” and she decided to feature my work on her First Moms Club platform and that day became the turning point of my life. I instantly created a page on facebook to begin with and went to explore on how to start a blog. This was the toughest part for me, since I had no clue on how blogging works. At the same time one of my cousins, started her blog and with her help I got to know the basics of buying a domain and host etc and self hosted the entire site on my own from designing the website, to purchasing the domain and host, to building content etc.

I won’t lie, the first 4 months all i did was just posted  the content rather images and did nothing else. I had no idea about seo, DA, PA etc nor i was showing any interest until people started approaching to feature my work.

HOW DID THE CHANGE HAPPEN ?

I actually do not know what triggered me, but I remember thinking should i join my work back or do something i love. And i got the answer, bcaz i wanted to do something for myself rather then run around on 9-6 job ( btw my job was never 9-6, i use to work on weekends too since i was in BTL/Event industry) and i guess the whole idea of leaving babykj and going to work was bothering me. So that time I decided to stick to blogging.

So the first steps I took was enrolled myself on two major blogging platforms – Indiblogger and Skill infinity. At that point of time Skill Infinity was featuring bloggers on their platform and I came across this humble man Tirthankar who runs the blog The Poor Nomad and is a seo specialist. He may not realise this but he is my mentor who taught me or rather still teaches me and guides on the entire drama that goes around SEO, blogging tips, information on guest posting etc. And i cant be more than thankful to him for being such a kind soul and guiding me throughout.

The added cherry on the cake is the constant motivation I received in being featured with parenting communities like Momspresso, The First Moms Club, OoWomaniya, Mama and peaches subscription box newsletter etc that helped me to be consistent with my content. Although I have my own highs and lows while managing a toddler I just enjoy this small bits of fame.

Also i took keen interest in participating in blog trains hosted by fellow bloggers, being a part of the myfriendalexa campaign organised by blog chatter and varied such small activities to showcase my presence in the blogging world.

I also took up a course on Pinterest organised by Neha from Sharing Our Experiences which has helped me to gain some organic views to my blog. However I am still very inconsistent with pinterest, I need to work on this area a little bit more.

ONE YEAR LATER

These stats may be small but hold a lot of meaning to me because I have really grown from 0 visitors to whatever i have till now

Page Views – 12000

Monthly views – 600

Number of Post – 100

Instagram Followers – 2600

WHATS NEXT ON THE BLOG

I have loads of plan on where to take my blog in the second year, but i am going  to ask you as an audience what would you like to see more . I am going to run a poll on instagram and share my future ideas and plz do give me genuine answers. You can even DM me or comment on the blog post.

You can participate in my insta polls and give your opinion here https://www.instagram.com/themagicplatter/

MY CURRENT CHALLENGE

It’s more of a personal challenge and i am figuring out a way on how to deal with it. My infant baby is now a toddler which means he is taking more of my time because he is super hyperactive, wants to play with me whole day. infact very clingy to me and will go to play school next year june.  Even if i make foodarts, he is more interested in eating it or playing with it and does not even give me that 2 mins to shoot. So if mommas, you are reading this pllzzzzz share some solutions so i can find time for something i am getting passionate about 

MOST IMPORTANT – DO I MAKE MONEY FROM THE BLOG

Many of moms specifically are curious whether one can earn from blogging. So let me get it straight. I earn but its not very consistent. And whatever i have earned till now is more of like a pocket money to myself.  Although I feel I can get more out of it, I want to be very authentic. I wont stand behind a product or brand that i dont use personally. I am thinking of using this platform for affiliate links etc but still not come to a conclusion.  But the day when money’s will keep rolling, I will definitely share the secret with you.

And before I end this post let me thank some wonderful people whom I could not cover in the post – My hubby Nikhil Jain who had to support me for my crazy ideas and feedbacks, Few blogger moms whose help I took on time to time basis whenever I was stuck at things Neha from Growing with Nemit, Priya from TheMommysphere, Henal from TheVeggiestan. And incase i missed on anyone, let me tell you I am deeply thankful to everyone of you including my audience for your constant belief in me.