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Celebrating Nutrtion Week with Ryan International School

Celebrating Nutrtion Week with Ryan International School

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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 […]

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 good and healthy eating habits. And when they don’t we term them as fussy eaters.

Having said that, i am sharing these 7 Food Art Ideas that Kids will love so that we as parents can ensure to develop good and healthy eating habits in our children, at the same time keep them excited and happy.

7 FOOD ART IDEAS THAT  KIDS WILL LOVE

1. DOSA – SWANS ON THE PLATE

Out of the seven, this is one of the best food art ideas that kids will love.  Inspired from Kiaan’s favourite story book “The Ugly Duckling”, I have created this food art.

All you need is Dosa Batter and squeeze bottle. Pour the dosa batter into the squeeze bottle and lock it well. Once the tawa is hot,  pour the batter in the shape of the duck. Once cooked just trim it with scissors and place it on the plate.

Well i have used Carrots and Makhana ( Lotus seeds ) to make fishes and corals, you can make use  of any veggie of your choice and the swan foodart is ready

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Hi friends.. As promised, here is my swan foodart ready for all of you. .. Initially i wanted to show two birds in love but i lost my heart shaped cookie cutter and created this simple foodart for your little ones .. Well this is made of 🍽 dosa batter 🍽 topped with multigrain puffs, carrot and mint leaves .. Well the most important question i get is how do i make these shapes.. Well sharing with u a small TIP, i make use of any squeeze bottle (like ketchup bottle), add in the batter and directly make the shape on the tawa. .. And the main dish is ready without investing much of my time. All u need to do is accessorise it the way i have done above. .. If you enjoyed this #dosaart the let me know it in the comments below.. #foodartforkids #foodcraft #foodpresentation #foodstyling #kidsworld #mommydiaries #bloggermama #mamablogger #mamablog #mamablogger #bloggermum #mommyblog #mommyblogger #momblog #bloggermom #momswhoblog #blogonmama #eatmuncehies #thefeedfeed #sgfood #lovefood #morningbreakfast #eattheworld #bestfoodworld #delicious #yahoofood #yummy #toddlerlife

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2. FRUITS – THE OWL in LOVE

Kids refrain from eating fruits these days. I don’t blame them since there are a lot of distractions in form of biscuits, chips etc. However we can act a little smarter by creating a tempting foodart.

 I have made two owl using fruits like pineapple, apple and strawberries. To add a little more flavour i have used cheese and cadbury balls to make the eyes of the owl 

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Its the month of love and since 14th feb is round the corner i thought of creating a cute foodart which depicates love in all form. .. Also to add in it was 14th when my roka happened and it was official we were to tie the knot soon.. .. So celebrating the state of my heart with this cute owls in love made from ✨ pineapple ✨ apple ✨ strawberry ✨ cheese and cadbury balls as eyes ✨pistachios .. Do share your take on it !! .. .. #foodart #foodartforkids #foodblogger #momblogger #indianmom #fruitplatter #motherhoodunplugged #momsofinsta #yummyinmytummy #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood #healthymom #fussyeaters #funfood #kidsfoodideas #tuesdayismondayy ayy #healthyeatingforkids #momsofig #momhub #momitforward #indianmom #candidlife #flatlay #flatstyle #creativeflatlays #acupofmotherhood #valentines #valentinesday #valentinesday2019

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3. NUTELLA – CAR

Who does not love nutella. We too love the flavour. So i have made a combination snack for my child using multigrain bread, nutella and apple. The idea is to strike the right balance and viola my kid did finished the plate.

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Its been a crazy week for me as kiaans bday celebrations felt a never ending affair… At the same time kiaan got many cars this bday as gift from relatives, friends, in-laws.. .. Well since cars is what kept my attention i tried to make a car foodart using some yummy chocolaty ingredients with fruity flavours. .. This foodart is made of ✨multugrain bread ✨@nutellaindia Spread ✨ apple .. You can also try this with peanut butter but since i used multigrain it did not look that great. .. Also i have not introduced kiaan to nutella..neither i allowed him to eat the bread.. It was more of a fascinating way to offer fruit for me.. And guess what he ate the apple enjoying every bit of it and with no fuss. .. You can try out such tactics too and let me know whether it worked or not. @momspresso @tlc_india @foodfoodtv @kidsstoppress @nutella @flavoursoffun .. #foodart #foodcraft #foodartforkids #motherhoodunplugged #momsofig #momsofinsta #kidsfoodideas #buzzfeed #nutella #yummyinmytummy #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood #indianfoodblogger #indianmomblogger #flatlay #flatstyle #theuncommonbox #momitforward #storytellingmama #acupofmotherhood #kidsfood #midweekclickin #likzmarch

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4. WATERMELON – CABLE CAR TO SWISS

Beating the summer heat is possible if we hydrate ourselves well with juices, fruits, yogurt, buttermilk. My 2 year old never preferred watermelon and getting him to eat one was a huge task. This foodart aroused a lot of curiosity in him as i had showed him what cable car was, he got super excited and ate it all.

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For all mommas out there who have kids who do not like watermelon here is a simple foodart for them. .. Kiaan saw a cable car image in one of the magazine and asked me what it is. Well i took it as an opportunity to feed him watermelons instead. .. Well the end result of how much he had, you will see in my stories but for me every bite counts. .. So to make the foodart you would need 🍉 Round shape cookie cutter to cut the watermelons as shown in the picture 🍉 little cheese 🍉 multigrain bread 🍉 chocolate sauce or @nutellaindia 🍉 sugar powder .. All you need to do is 🍉 Take the watermelon and cut in the desired shape and place them on the plate 🍉 Add cheese as shown in the picture 🍉Take a bread and cut it in triangle shape. Spread the chocolate sauce and sprinkle sugar to give a now effect 🍉Foodart is ready to be served. .. This foodart is needs proper placement of the ingredients and can be done within 15 mins. .. I hope you enjoyed this. Would appreciate if you could share your feedback in the comments below.. .. #foodart #foodartist #watermelonlover #summerfruit #kidslove #parentinglife #motherhoodrising #momentsinmotherhood #lifeasmama #igmotherhood #motherhoodinspired #storytellingmama #yougottaeatthis

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5. RICE SABZI PLATTER – MEOW GOES THE CAT

Most of the time i get many request from mom who tell me to create foodart with our daily meal – the roti, sabzi, dal and rice. Kiaan is fascinated with kitty and hence i chose to make this foodart for him keeping in mind of our traditional food system

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I get many request to create foodart with our daily meal i.e roti, sabzi, dal and rice. So today i decided to make the lunch special by making this cute catty foodart .. One of the reasons is also kiaan's play school starting tomm and i am excited n nervous as well to see him go to a school, so i just thought of making the lunch fun today through my foodart .. To make this foodart, you need ✨ rice which has to be given shape of cat and eyes made out of green olives ✨ tree made of roti and veggies ✨ the ground is made of masala roti .. I hope you love this creation.. Its very easy to make, roll the roti for tree and just give the animal shape to the rice and voila it is ready. .. Do share your comments and feedback and show some love !! .. #foodart #foodcraft #foodstyling #kidsmeal #lunchideas #kidslunchbox #wholesomemeal #indianmomblogger #indianinstagramers #momlife #funwithfood #kidsmealideas #eeeeeats #yummyinmytummy #flatlay #creativeflatlays #inspiremyinstagram #mumbaimomblogger #fussyeaters #foodartforkids #catlovers

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6. TOMATO RICE – YOGA POSE

For Kiaan rice means plain white steamed rice, If i make pulao or biryani or even just add turmeric, he will refuse to eat it. This makes me loose my sanity . 

So on the international yoga day, i tired to keep calm and make this girl practising yoga made from tomato pulav  and adding his favorite jaggery biscuits by early foods . Kiaan did not eat the whole plate but manged to eat couple of morsels.

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HAPY INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY!!! .. Let me confess today. I hated yoga for years .. I never found any purpose in doing it until last dec i made a choice to pursue yoga for mental health as motherhood was overwhelming.. And since then i have started loving it.. .. So today, when kiaan came home from school he told me he did yoga in the school,i became super excited about it.. Until now i had never spoken about yoga to him so i thought to have a fun session of yoga with him on our dinner table .. So as usual i keep telling him to eat healthy like sabzi, roti, dal and rice and for the first time he ate tomato pulav without a fuss .. Ps Foodart is made of ✨Tomato pulav ✨ @earlyfoods jaggery biscuits .. #foodcraft #eeeeeats #yummyinmytummy #buzzfeed #buzzfeedfood #parentinghack #internationalyogaday2019 #internationalyogaday #foodartforkids #foodart #indianinstagramers #momblogger #flatlay #flatstyle #picoftheday #foodoftheday #parentinglife #creativeflatlays #creative #kidsblogger

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7. CORN – MR. & MRS BHUTTA

It’s monsoon season now, and we all relish on yummy bhutta available roadside. Well this is my favourite and Kiaan’s as well, however just for the love of food i made this foodart. After all foodart is not only about fussy eating it is also about being happy.

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These are some last corn cobs of the season I have it in my home and I thought of creating this cute Man-Lady foodart Honestly I was not too happy the one I had made it some time back and it was going on in my mind. So here it is my foodart of this season. I hope you enjoy it. Very simple to make ✔️I have used olives, apple and cheese to give the look of the man: woman ✔️do not remove the outer skin just leave it at the end and curl the skin to give a dress appearance to the woman looking cob Let me know what do you think about it.. I would appreciate all your comments.. #themagicplatter #foodartforkids #foodcraft #corncobs #yummyinmytummy #nomnom #buzzfeeedfood #kidsblogger #makingfoodfunforkids #kidssnack #goodlikez

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These were the 7 Food Art Ideas that Kids will love, hope you enjoyed and plan to make some of the foodarts for your child as well.

In case you want to have sneak peek on various foodart i made earlier you can check it here.

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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 do.

Well, this makes us to get creative and I often land up painting with my little one or doing some DIY activity. But one of the mid summer weekends my husband surprised us by organizing a travel trip to the Indian farms with a toddler.

We set off to a very off beat destination in Maharashtra – Deolali which is quite near to Nasik. Thankfully, we had our friends second home and were not worried about our stay. But the question was why Deolali in particular?

A road trip to the Indian farms with my toddler
Indian Farm

I got to know some interesting facts about this beautiful place

  • It was a no-industrial zone thereby ensuring agriculture was one of the primary source of income
  • It falls under the army cantonment zone which makes the town to follow army policies which we all know is pretty stringent and good in a way
  • Third – the place is surrounded with greenery with beautiful old banyan trees and amazing farmland even in these hot months, which is a rare sight in India.

But facts are facts unless you live by it. And the fun started when we began a road trip to visit the indian farms.

Initially, Kiaan was super excited to see cows and play with calf’s over there. He  generally refrains from touching animals but here he did not want to leave the cute baby calf.  He fed them hay and jaggery ladoo, saw the process of how we milk the cows and got some fresh milk for himself to drink at our home.

A road trip to the Indian farms with a toddler
Kiaan playing with the calf

He loved exploring the farms and would walk in right away. He played with mud and got all messy and even tried to identified vegetables and tell me to eat it all. The farmers there were so loving that they offered us fresh produce of cabbage, cauliflower, ladyfinger on daily basis with practically no money. I remember buying one cauliflower during our return trip to Mumbai for just Rs 5/-.

We even got him to explore a nursery farm – a place where the owner grows the sapling of a particular vegetable and farmers buy the sapling and graft them in their fields making the growth process faster. Kiaan was given a chilli plant which we have planted in our small pot and waiting it to bloom.

A road trip to the indian farm with a toddler
Kiaan holding a chilly plant sapling

But what excited him the most was the little water tank in the farms where he could splash the water and get wet and enjoy the moment.

Although the trip was a short one, I realized the potential benefits and learning’s my son received

  • Sensory Opportunities – like the textures of the animal fur, the dryness of the hay, the wet grass and the smooth vegetables and the unusual smell of mud, hay, flowers etc
  • Appreciation of Nature – One of the most basic knowledge on where food comes from and how it grows etc., is well understood and the recall factor is very high
  • Best source of live academic information
  • A great inspiration towards leading a healthy life as we can craft stories and share information to the kids in the best possible manner

A road trip to the Indian farms with a toddler
Farm Nursery

Personally for me, thIs rodt trip to the Indian farms proved to be the best development opportunity in these vacations, and I would suggest all parents whenever you are off to countryside plz go to such farms and let your kids explore the non urban lifestyle in the best form.

I hope you enjoyed my first musing on travel, I also write about food, parenting in general and family. You can check my work in the musings section of the magic platter.

At the same time let me tell you, i am inspired by my blogger friend Neha from growingwithnemit to share my opinion on travel. Do check out her blog as she has recently also written a book on travel with toddlers.

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8 easy and healthy oats recipe for toddlers and kids

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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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4 skills my toddler developed during ganpati festival

There is silence in my society today, as the 7th day ganpati has bid adieu to us. I personally feel the festival has ended today since i cant hear the melodious bhajans, cannot participate in the aarti/puja, enjoy connecting with faces i did not know once and moreover be happy and lost in the spiritual, positive, vibrancy around me. 

However, I am so happy and thankful to our society members who had organised to celebrate this festival. Because I never imagined my kid would come back home with so much of learning that i never planned or foresee it. Although BabyKJ took 1-2 days to adjust with the changes in the surrounding, he ultimately was just so happy and picked up skills during the ganpati festival

So without wasting much time, I am sharing 4 skills my toddler developed during ganpati festival

SOCIAL SKILLS 

Kiaan has always been a mom’s baby. He always clings around me or sticks to me like glue. But attending and being part of this celebration he started communicating with others, playing with kids elder or similar to his age, started going to people whenever he felt like and interacting with everyone. Since a long time I waited to see this side of him and I was super happy about it

EMOTIONAL SKILLS

Happy environment acts as brain boosters for kids. They tend to pick up certain  developmental skills and start to understand the true meaning of it . For example whenever Kiaan heard the aarti he use to clap and feel good about it.  He use to dance with others on bhajans/ songs and hold his head with pride on his behavior.

LEARNING SKILLS

Kids learning pace fastens when they dwell in such positive environment. He now knows we need to say ganpati bappa moriya, pray by folding the hands together, take aarti with his hands, decorate bappa with good clothes and jewelery etc. These are small things but for a toddler the learning process happened within 7 days.

INTELLECTUAL SKILLS 

The impact of this 7 days celebration has been so much running in his mind that whenever I cross a pandal or he sees an image of bappa on the streets he tells me “moriya” or “jai jai” etc.  I would rather say his memory power has been boosted and he remembers and tries to interpret things he see. 

This larger than life festival has improvised my toddlers behavior and enhanced his skills set.  For those who participated in this festive occasion, I am sure you would too have noticed some positive development in your kids. Plz feel free to elaborate this pointers ans share your experience with me and others by commenting on this post. I would love to hear from you.

This is an offbeat post from what I do, I just wanted  to share what I felt and hence have penned down my emotions here. Incase you interested in checking my foodart you can click here

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