I love doing foodart for the kids. It’s super cute.. right ? Well it may feel tasking for some mom’s, as you might think a lot of time and energy is needed to create a platter and plus you need to have a creative mindset. […]
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As a parent, I have always been looking forward to craft some yummy recipes for my child which can be easy, quick and instant at the same time healthy. As a mom, I found my child being little iron deficient and so I wanted to offer iron rich foods and dates is something that suits their taste buds too. So one consistent food I have been offering my little one irrespective of the seasons is date and hence sharing the Energy Date Balls Recipe for Kids and Toddlers
Before I begin, this recipe can have multiple variations. You can always change the dryfuit mixture from walnuts to pistachios or even figs, you can add in chocolate sauce if your child gets too bored or refuses to eat. you can even add peanut if he is not allergic in for of raw crushed peanuts or peanut butter for the texture. The choice is upto you and your kids nutrition requirement.
So lets begin and Learn to make Energy Date Balls Recipe for Kids and Toddlers
So do share your feedback and enjoy this yummy snack recipe Energy Date Balls and let me know your feedback in form of comments below.
For more recipes you can check the recipe section of my site.
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Being a foodartist, i got a lovely opportunity to associate with one of the premium schools in the city of Mumbai named Ryan International School for the nutrition week organised by them. The idea of this initiative was to offer parents with tips, tricks and […]
Finally the monsoon season has started with a bang, and Mumbai is already drenched in its heavy rain. However rains cannot be enjoyed if you do not offer a complementing meal to it. Well in this post I and Foram Modi from The Slim Possible Diet have shared some Monsoon food ideas for kids with rainbow colours.
Generally, kids or adults of any age would love to munch on hot pakodas, chai, vada pav etc during rainy season. It’s fun to enjoy these food once a while, but to maintain a healthy lifestyle we need to consume nutrient based foods. Today, Ill be sharing how we can entice young minds to eat healthy and enjoy the monsoon through rainbow colours.
So let’s begin with our first colour and a beautiful presentation by my friend Foram Modi
Foram has made lovely iddiyapam and given a natural violet colour using jamun as the key ingredient in her recipe !! Well jamun in indiyappam is never heard before but this twist in her recipe focuses on health and taste making it special for the kids. Check the recipe in the post
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Violet Idiyappam nest Its a healthy twist in traditional Idiyappam For Violet color: *Soak jambu ( black plump/ Jambul / Black jambul/ Indian blackberry etc) *Deseed them carefully. *Blend the pulp in the blender by adding 2-3 spoons if wastewater and pinch of salt. *Strain the pulp and keep aside ( use immediately ) For Idiyappam : *2 ½ cups roasted rice flour ( You can roast at home ) *1 cups salted boiling water( use as per need) INSTRUCTIONS *Place rice flour in a heatproof bowl. *Add the violet pulp and mix well Add warm water little by little and stir with a spoon. Mix you smooth dough when warm ( maybe warm be careful) *Brush the idiyappam steamer or idli steamer lightly with oil. *Fill the greased idiyappam press( chalky press) with the dough, and close with a lid. *Press into noodles onto the greased idli steamer molds. *Place the idli molds in the steamer. *Close with lid. Steam for 5- 6 minutes. *Turn off the heat. Leave the steamer to cool slightly before opening the lid. *Serve warm but if your sending your child for tiffin add little ghee and pack in foil paper. 🐦For garnish *I wanted to make it as a Bird's nest with egg 🥚 and sparrows🐦. *For nest place the idiyappam like nest close to each other. *For 🥚 egg make roll cheese or paneer ( I used cheese @britanniacheese ) into a round shape For making it more colorful you can add @cadburydairymilkin Gems For sparrow, I used sparrow cookie mold and cut paneer using it and sprinkles chat masala 🐥🐤 Sprinkle it with chocolate flakes Enjoy the nest with a pure veg egg😅😆 Do give it a try and tag us #slimpissiblediet and #themagicplatter And comment below if you like it. #slimpissiblediet #foodart #foramkmodi #eurokidspreschool #eurokidsmiraroad #foodfun#learning #violet #rainbowweek #vivaankmodi #recipe #bird #best #pureveg #colourforlife #themagicplatter#foodart#idiyappam Ps: I'm not a master, just learning food art, ignore the mistake.😅🥰
Our second monsoon food idea for kids is very dear to me, bcaz i just encountered various health benefits of purple cabbage and have shared a south indian salad recipe.
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Hi fellas, as a part of the rainbow week organised by me and @foramkmodi I am sharing todays theme indigo colour food recipe called RED CABBAGE AND COCONUT PORIYAL. .. This can be also an healthy option which can be given to kids in their snack and lunch box and ill also share it as a part of our giveaway initiative #BackToSchoolDabba .. RECIPE Ingredients ✔️ 1 cup chopped red cabbage ✔️ 1/4 cup grated coconut ✔️ 1/2 small onion ✔️ 1 or 2 garlic cloves ✔️ 1 red mirichi (optional) ✔️ 1 tsp urad dal ✔️ 1 tsp cummin seeds ✔️ 1 tsp mustard ✔️ 2 to 3 curry leaves ✔️ 2tsp oil ✔️ salt as per taste . Method ✨in a pan heat oil,add urad dal, mustard seeds and let them crackle ✨add curry leaves and red cabbage and saute it for 2 mins ✨ cover the lid and let it cook for 4 to 5 mins ✨ in the mean time grind all the other ingredients together and make a dry paste ✨ add it into the cooked cabbage ✨ add salt and let it cool and serve warm .. For the monster inc foodart i have given the shape of the monster with the recipe and added cheese and cadbury balls as eyes and bread as mouth .. #vegetarianrecipe #recipeoftheday #southindianfood #flatlay #theuncommonbox #creativeflatlays #yummymummy #flatlaylover #vegetarianfood #snackbox #snackideas #snackitup #kidsmealideas #kidslunchboxideas #instafood #instamom #mumbaimommyblogger #slimpossiblediet #themagicplatter #muvdeclikzz
Technically it is very tricky to have natural blue colour to give it to our meals unless you use food colour. But since we are talking about health and kids we decided not to add any artificial flavours and Foram choose to make blueberry jam sandwhich
A lot can be done with green colour, since you can use spinach or peas and have ample of varieties. However I chose to make Green Moong Dal Chilla and my focus was more into foodart and he enjoyed it completely.
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We always complaint about kids being fussy eaters but have for them food should not only taste well but look good. .. And to get them excited and learn healthy eating habits, our job becomes to think alike them. .. So here I am sharing my tricks and how creating these foodarts has helped my child to adapt to healthy eating and also make my life easy .. #BackToSchoolDabba #slimpossiblediet #themagicplatter #schoolsnacks #kidssnack #breakfast #yummyinmytummy #flatlay #creativeflatlays #foodartforkids #foodpresentation #foodcraft
Most of the kitchen ingredients are yellow colour. And i choose a meal which can go even in the lunch box easily i.e Lemon Rice. But what if the rice looks like a Giraffe, will you have it ? I bet you will.
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Hey its the yellow day today and i attempted to make a giraffe out of lemon rice.. .. Personally i feel this foodart needs lil more work specially with the eyes but my lo seemed to enjoy it and that what matters .. Do let me know what you think about this cute giraffe .. Also lemon rice could be a great dabba option for your kids in school #BackToSchoolDabba .. #slimpossiblediet #themagicplatter #rainbowweek #giraffe #foodstyling #chefmom #picoftheday #flatlay #creativemom #mumbaimommyblogger #theuncommonbox #yummm #foodcraft #kidsplate #healthyeat
Carrots work the best to give an orange colour to your meals and thats what we did , we made carrot shaped bread pizza using carrots. Confused ? Well this is how it looks like
This one is very special to me. We are dosa lover family and hence i decided to make beetroot dosa for my son and at the same time wanted to surprise him with his fav charachter PEPPA PIG FOODART. But my son outrightly rejected saying its not Peppa Pig. Well it did not work for me , hopefully should work for you.
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Hi instafam.. Today is the last colour of the rainbow week organised by me and @foramkmodi .. The colour of the day is RED .. I tried to make something special for kiaan a #peppapig foodart. This is the first time i have tried a charachter .. Not perfect but there is always a start .. This foodart is made from dosa batter. I have added betroot puree to get the colour and als to make it even more healthy .. did you like it @officialpeppa Do share in the comment whether you liked it or not .. #slimpossiblediet #foodart #foodcraft #picoftheday #photooftheday #foodoftheday #flatlay #creativeart #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodunplugged #igfood #igdaily #igmoms #mumbaimommyblogger
Well these are some Monsoon food ideas for kids with rainbow colours. Hope you loved it and do make few recipes or foodart for your kids too.
Also you can check many more foodarts made by me over here.
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 […]
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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