Tag: kids food

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 […]

Learn to make Fun Foodarts for your Kids

Learn to make Fun Foodarts for your Kids

Whenever I make Foodarts, the first thing i am judged and questioned about is – Are you a working mom or a homemaker ? And when I say I am a full time blogger…there is a smirk which means No Wonder I have time for […]

The important benefits of healthy breakfast for children

The important benefits of healthy breakfast for children

We all know, how important it is to consume breakfast in the morning  be it elders or kids. But with the early morning school schedules our kids find it hard to take out time to eat their breakfast properly, simply because everyone in the house is running to keep up pace with the time. And as adults we too succumb to providing easy solutions to kids just to finish our job. But do you tend to realize, the important benefits of healthy breakfast for children ?

1. Assist in maintaining healthy weight

Breakfast means “Breaking-a-fast”. Kids technically sleep for 8-10 hours, that means they haven’t had food for 8-10 hours since their last meal. When you get up, our body needs to refuel itself and breakfast converts the fuel in food to energy. And when metabolism gets moving, body starts burning calories and you can maintain a healthy weight.

2. Acts as a Brain Booster 

Kids need a good attentive span, concentration power and long lasting memory for learning things taught in school, daily life etc. And this can come only if we provide kids with breakfast which is high in fiber, carbohydrates, proteins and other important nutrients.

But as said earlier, it is difficult to prepare healthy breakfast when you are juggling with household chore, getting your kids ready and trying to accommodate your working time etc. Hence I am sharing a few suggestions here that could help you to make and serve healthy breakfast for kids.

  • Create a weekly breakfast planner and stock your kitchen with the essential ingredients
  • Stay prepared a night before like keeping the utensils ready, cutting fruits, setting up the breakfast table etc 
  • I guess this is important get you and your kids up 15 mins earlier then the actual time to stop the hush hush 
  • During days when you are late to prepare a meal, keep healthy grab-and-go alternatives like low sugar cereals, fruits, smoothies, home made mix chivda, etc 
  • If kids are not hungry in the morning, give a separate tiffin box which they can eat in the bus. 
  • Try and include fruits, milk & nuts as a part of your everyday breakfast meal
  • Make use of leftover food of last night and mix it with some different ingredients and create a new dish
  • Make Sunday a Fun breakfast brunch day where you can get your kids to help you, create the foodart as shown above with them works like a DIY activity and enjoy your meal without the hustle bustle of running around.
  • Most important – Eat with your kids and start your day with loads of positive energy, hugs and smiles and happiness

These are some of the important benefits of healthy breakfast for your children. All you need is commitment to make breakfast a healthy mandatory routine of your lifestyle and you have nailed a healthy future for your child.

NOTE

In case you are looking for a tutorial on how i made this foodart you can check my instagram post 

If you liked this post, you also check my opinion of various food and lifestyle changes to made for kids here

If you liked this foodart, you can check for some more ideas over here

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Learn to make fun food mask for kids

Learn to make fun food mask for kids

Do your kids enjoy wearing animal masks and enacting like them.  Well who doesn’t,  this is one form of role play for them which is fun, entertaining and thrilling experience for a child. But have you thought, If we could create food animal mask on […]

10 mistakes parents make while feeding food to their kids

10 mistakes parents make while feeding food to their kids

A picky eater or a toddler who refuses to consume the food can be very frustrating for a parent.  Being a parent you might have googled out of town for solutions, seemed advice from fellow mom, taken suggestion from your peers and yet you could […]

5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids

5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids

Do you love Pizzas ? Who doesn’t. But does your kid eat pizza with veggies loaded in it. A bite, may be a slice but keeps demanding Cheese Pizza only?  Well it has become a challenge these days for parents to get their children to eat veggies without them showing a tantrum. Since Pizza is already known for its junk nature its heartbreaking for a mom to see her child gulping only cheese and bread. Well I am here trying to solve your problems by sharing 5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids.

I have experimented few of these ways with my nephew since my lo is too young to eat a Pizza. And few of them are basis my research. Instead of facing a showdown at the dinner table these tips may help your kid eat healthy at the same time your kid is delighted as ever . So here I am sharing these 5 ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids

1.CREATIVE PRESENTATION

5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids

You can apply this method if your kid is just fussy but has well balance taste-buds for veggies. All you can do is creatively design the topping in the shape of their favourite cartoon character,  some random theme etc. The Idea is to present the food well – what is good to eye will be good to eat as well. In this I have shared a rainbow theme example that goes with the current monsoon season and has loads of veggies stuffed to it

2. HIDDEN VEGGIES

5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids

This trick you can apply when your kid shows ultimate tantrums to have only cheese pizza but does not care about the taste. Select the veggies of your choice, cook it well and blend it a mixture. Mix the veggies with the tomato based pizza sauce and spread it on the base of the pizza. Well the good part is there are veggies in it which your kid does not know about and your mission is accomplished. However make sure you use the right combination of vegetables

3. Create Colourful Mini Pizzas

5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids

Before I express my view point, plz dont go by the look of the pic. This is for reference only. The idea is to create colourful mini pizza by changing the ingredients of the pizza sauce. So one sauce is made of tomatoes, other one is spinach, the third one is beetroot mixed with carrots. Just create a separate base for the pizza and make your dinner table colourful.

4. MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA DOUGH USING CAULIFLOWER

5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids

YES, You read it write. Make your own pizza dough using the vegetable cauliflower. There are many recipes available on youtube. Many make use of egg. but incase you are vegetarian like me try the vegan recipe of cauliflower dough pizza. It may sound strange but there are brands abroad who only sell cauliflower dough to consumers, restaurants etc. This is one of the best and healthy option we have

5. Cottage Cheese is the Cheese

5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids

This is another way to offer a good protein intake to the kids. Create a mixture of Cottage Cheese-Mozzarella Cheese and Parmesan or the cheese your lo prefers in ratio of 3:1. The mixture will ensure your kid eats healthy  and at the same time he can see cheese dripping off from the sides.

I hope these little hacks would help you to get your kid eat healthy and also relish his tastebuds at the same time. A little hardwork from our side can ensure we teach them to live healthy. So bye for now and do let me know in the comments did you like these 5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids.

If you liked this post, you can also check out some tips and tricks I have shared to get your kids drink milk using natural mixers here.

Learn to make Jain Rajma Chawal Recipe in Punjabi Style

Learn to make Jain Rajma Chawal Recipe in Punjabi Style

Does your mouth water when you hear RAJMA CHAWAL?  I assume it does, since it is one of the patent dish you will find in 90% of Punjabi House. But do you know there are so many varieties of this one simple dish like the […]

Fun Food Ideas for the Kids with Summer Fruits

Fun Food Ideas for the Kids with Summer Fruits

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. […]

Fun way to eat Watermelon

Fun way to eat Watermelon

One of the most versatile foods of summer season is the Watermelon. There is so much to love about this fruit. You can plan to keep it simple or use it in making salad, juices, granitas etc and much more. Honestly i enjoy the fruit as it is but my lo does not. And so I came up with a fun way to eat watermelon this season.

This time, I have crafted a beautiful looking Flamingo made of Watermelon. The perfect pinkish colour matches with the Flamingo colour and hence this creation is one of my favourite. It’s not only a fun way to eat watermelon but also ensures kids get enough nutrition.

As difficult it make look this foodart was one of the simplest one I have done so far and i’ll share the steps with you.

STEP BY STEP – MAKING OF THE FOODART

  1.  I googled out a cartoon clip art of flamingo on the web
  2. Once i selected the design, I just divided the flamingo into 4 parts
    • head
    • neck
    • body
    • legs
  3. I cut the watermelon in a two halves
  4. I took one of the half side and cut it parallel to the thickness i needed – like a disc shape
  5. With basic kitchen skills I made the desired shapes and ensured not a inch of the watermelon should get wasted
  6. All i had to do now was assemble the shapes and make a flamingo out of it
  7. To give a perfect look of the flamingo I added
    • Apple and Prunes to make a realistic beak
    • And made eyes with a watermelon seed
  8. Voila, The Flamingo Watermelon was ready to be eaten.

Well this was one of the fun way to eat watermelon. You can make a boat, mountains and other cartoon character with it. And if this does not suffice you can create some smoothies, granitas just like I made a lovely Watermelon Chia Cooler for the summers.

Hope you enjoyed this foodart made with just one ingredient i.e watermelons. In case you want to try your hands on foodart, you can too start with one ingredient only and fruits are the best way to begin. To gain some ideas you can check some of my foodarts which I have made using only one ingredient

Well mommas, hope you liked this flamingo watermelon and do share your feedback and suggestions.

Visit to the ice-cream parlour

Visit to the ice-cream parlour

Summer’s are here and kids are enjoying their vacation time by joining summer activities, going on a holiday, visiting grannies etc. As I recollect my childhood times, we too use to visit our granny ( nana-nani) and have a blast since I was out of […]

Banana on Toast – Quick Fix Sunday Morning Recipe

Banana on Toast – Quick Fix Sunday Morning Recipe

When you have a long weekend holiday, you tend to be either excited or extremely lazy. Well, I am going through a lazy week phobia too an extent that i my kitchen is turning half empty. But surprisingly, hunger keeps knocking my stomach and asking […]

#42 Angry Birds on my plate

#42 Angry Birds on my plate

Once upon a time, i was really hooked with this game called angry birds. We were crazy bunch of friends who competed with each other on the levels, stars each had etc etc.

This piece of work is a remberance to the fun times we created together. Hope you all love it !!

This cute little angry bird is made from

  • Aloo pattice
  • Bread, Cheese and Breadsticks
  • Salad – cabbage, cucumber, tomato, grapes

If your kids are addicted to online games create offline settings for them and i bet they are sure to enjoy.