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Winter Foods to give your kids this season

Winter Foods to give your kids this season

The winter season has arrived in some parts of our country. However this year we have seen some unfortunate changes in our ecology. The rains did not stop until November . The October heat was pushed to November , infact  Mumbai still has not seen […]

Celebrating Nutrtion Week with Ryan International School

Celebrating Nutrtion Week with Ryan International School

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 […]

Monsoon food ideas for kids with rainbow colours

Monsoon food ideas for kids with rainbow colours

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

1 VIOLET

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.😅🥰

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2. PURPLE

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

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3. BLUE

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

4. GREEN

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.

5. YELLOW

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.

6. Orange

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

8. RED

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.

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.

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 […]

Ragi Halwa Recipe for babies and kids

Ragi Halwa Recipe for babies and kids

I have always been a mom who has shown keen interest in serving tradtional foods to babies and leaving the western culture for the weekends. Having said that , one of key ingredients i had introduced to my kid since he was 7 months old was Ragi/ Nachni.

Initially it started as a porridge and now I make Ragi Dosa, Ragi idli and one of our favourite sweet dish Ragi Halwa. So here i am today sharing Ragi Halwa Recipe for babies and kids. Its nutritious, healthy, yummy and perfect for the little monsters tastebuds.

Ragi Halwa Recipe for babies and kids

Ingredients

  1. Ragi Flour 1/2 cup
  2. Ghee 3 to 4 tbsp
  3. Hot Milk 1 cup
  4. Sugar/ Jaggery  1/4 cup
  5. Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp

Garnish

  1. Almonds 6 to 7 pieces chopped
  2.  Pistachio 6 to 7 pieces chopped

Method

  • Heat ghee in a Pan 
  • Add the ragi flour and stir it continuously for 3-4 mins on a low 
  • As the mixture bubbles, add sugar or jaggery in the above mixture
  • Stir the mixture till the sugar completely dissolves
  • Heat the milk separately and pour it in the above mixture slowly 
  • Continue to stir, till the mixture starts thickening
  • When the mixture starts leaving the pan, add 1/4 cardamom powder 
  • Switch off the flame and transfer the halwa in a bowl
  • Garnish it with almonds and pistachio and serve hot 
Ragi Halwa Recipe for baby and kids

As we all know ragi is a rich source of calcium, protein, iron and various minerals, this ragi halwa recipe can be given  to them in any time of the day.  I prefer giving this sugar rush at the start of the day, however it also serves as a mid snack in the evening.

If you liked this recipe, you can check more baby food in the kids recipe section of this website. Hope you enjoyed this recipe and do share your feedback in the comments below.

PS Note

Ragi Flour used – Organic from Fructus Terra

A road trip to the indian farms with a toddler

A road trip to the indian farms with a toddler

As parents, entertaining a toddler in summer season or rather vacations is always a task. No matter how much we indulge them in summer workshops, get them to play outdoors or in a play area, channelizing their energy is one of the toughest things to […]

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 […]

Mini Pea Pancakes Recipe for Kids

Mini Pea Pancakes Recipe for Kids

I needed a recipe on colourful panckaes for an initiative that I started on my instagram called #tasty4munchkins and at the same time to offer some variety to my little one. So I was on a hunt for some quick and easy meals for a toddler until i stumbled upon green pancakes by My kids lick the bowl

The recipe is inspired by this lovely account  and is made of oats, packed with protein sources like cottage cheese and peas and a perfect colourful technically green treat to the eyes. Also this recipe is a saviour for moms who just dont want to feed sweet pancakes because this one is just savory and a good all day breakfast type of an option.

MINI PEA PANCAKES RECIPES FOR KIDS

Mini Pea Pancakes Recipe for Kids

Ingredients

  • Oats 1 cup
  • Peas 1 cup
  • Cottage Cheese 1/2 cup
  • Cheese 2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Milk 1/2 cup

Method

  • Mix all the above ingredients in a blender and blend till you get a thick consistency batter
  • Remove the batter in a bowl.Just ensure the mixture is not too watery, incase it is add little oats
  • Heat the nonstick and add a little butter or olive oil
  • Take a small ladle and pour the mixture and let it cook
  • Once done turn it upside down and cook the others side
  • Serve it hot

This lovely mini pea pancake recipe for kids is ready to be eaten and tastes good. I would like to have your feedback and suggestions as well.

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 […]

Tips to celebrate Halloween with kids in India

Tips to celebrate Halloween with kids in India

Let me be very honest, it is very little I know about Halloween. But from whatever I have read, the following is my understanding of the festival. Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is believed it was originated during the ancient celtic […]

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 all this stuff !! I know many moms who are reading my article can sense and relate to this situation.  We kind of fall into the category of “so called working moms” ..isn’t it?

Well, I dont intend to pull it further but the truth is whether we are “working moms” or “so called working mom” or a “homemaker” we all have our ways for doing things for our little one and we somehow manage to find out time for them for instance we sit with them to complete a project or just paint with them etc. And i think making this food craft is no different from the rest of the activities i plan with my child.

I know the areas where my kid can be fussy and I devote 15 mins extra time of mine and make it fun rather a stressful experience. And thats how mommies I FIND TIME to do what I love. And hence I am sharing some tips on how you can learn to make fun foodarts for your kids without investing too much time.

Learn to make Fun Foodarts for your Kids

  1. Take inspiration from everything your kids love – Books, Cartoons, Pictures, Cliparts etc 
  2. Draw on a paper how you want your design to look like. You dont have to be artistic, you just have to use some imagination
  3. Decide in advance what ingredients you would want the design to have and just note it down
  4. Go in the kitchen and prepare the dish
  5. Start plating it as per the design you have sketched 
  6. Enjoy the finish product

Since you all wanted me to make a foodart using daily home-cooked meal, I have made this cute little hatchling from Roti, Arbi Vegetable and Flavored Rice (peanuts, garlic and onion sauted rice).  If you want to know how I made this, just check this 1 min tutorial on my instagram

If this tutorial interests you, then comment on the post and I will share more videos on how to make fun foodarts for your kids.

You can also check my other foodarts over here

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