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Winter Foods to give your kids this season

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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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7 great habits to make your children smart and healthy

7 great habits to make your children smart and healthy

I always keep talking about how important it is to feed healthy home cooked meals to our children. In the era of Internet, TV, Social media it is easier to google out various kinds of healthy recipes, the right diet for your children, types of activities etc we can do for their development. As parents we all wish our kids stay away from any kind of lifestyle disease which is so common in this fast pace world. And we can achieve it, if we adopt some of the beautiful practices we followed during our childhood and prepare the next generation. This is one of the way we give our children to live and lead a healthy lifestyle. So without wasting much of time, here i am sharing 7 great habits to make your children smart and healthy .

7 great habits to make your children smart and healthy

1. Following an Exercise Routine

We should encourage our kids to exercise and make it a part of their daily routine. And when i mean exercise it can be anything from dancing to aerobics to zumba or even activities like cleaning cupboards at home to playing high energy games or following a sports of your choice. And this can be achieved if we too follow an exercise routine. At the end kids are inspired from us aren’t they ? A simple exercise routine make the bones and muscle stronger and helps to avoid various lifestyle disease.

2.  Outdoor Play

These days children are hooked to mobile screen, TV, laptops etc. Hence as a parent you need to make it a compulsion to have a define outdoor play time inspite of the burden and stress of homeworks, studies etc. Outdoor play helps kids to improve their health, learning capabilities, stress buster for them too, improves social skills, generates curiosity to explore around etc.

3. Eating breakfast

Breakfast is fuel to convert food into energy. And when metabolism gets moving, body starts burning calories and you can maintain a healthy weight. Moreover breakfast also acts as a brain booster to help kids improve their attention span and concentration. I have shared a complete different article on why breakfast important for kids, you can check the same here

4.  Teach kids to CHEW

Do you remember we were told to chew food 32 times ? Do we follow it ? Most of us not. But before you teach the kids I would tell you start doing yourself and you will yourself realize the difference. When you chew food well, the gut health is automatically taken care of. The food does not feel heavy to the stomach and one will rarely face issues like bloating, acidity etc just by learning the art of chewing food well.

5. Say No to Cold Water 

Teach kids about the importance of drinking warm water from time to time in a defined manner. Warm Water breaks down the accumulated fats deposits and ensures better stomach health. Kids should be taught to take a break from the activity they are doing, sit down, drink water and resume the activity thereafter.

6. Avoid Overeating 

Choose quality over quantity. Don’t push your child to complete the meal on the plate. Let him/her decide the quantity he/she needs to fulfill is hunger. By pushing food you are teaching him what is overeating and the kid may develop the habit of over eating in the long run. You can also check a special post i have written on 10 mistakes parents make while feeding their kids here

7. Gadget free Eating 

Do I need to talk about this ? Most of the parents complain about their kids viewing TV’s/ Mobile and then only wanting to eat food. Well, aren’t we responsible for it. Make meal time a fun bonding sessions with your kids, sit together, talk about the day, laugh, infact discuss your problems with them and tell them to give solutions too. Make it a family bonding time and I bet they will never want gadgets while eating

These are some 7 great habits to make your children smart and healthy which we must implement for our kids and their better lifestyle. Kids are like clay, they way you mould them,they take the shape. So try to inculcate these habit to make them healthy and smart children of India

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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 find the result being the same. And I understand this completely because there are days where I see my lo is on hunger strike and I wonder how to offer food to him. I do have thoughts of giving junk too as long as a morsel goes in his mouth. But I guess the answer lies in our attitude. Yes you read it right,  the way we behave has affects on a childs mind, body and soul and here are these 10 mistakes parents make while feeding food to their Kids that should be avoided.

MISTAKE 1. FORCE FEEDING

If you think forcing your kid to eat food will teach him to accept food then you are wrong. It is going to back fire really bad because he will start disliking meal time.  My lo once did not eat any grain for 3 days because I was upset he was not eating and I forced him to eat khichdi and it became worse.

Solution : Don’t make a fuss about it. Leave the food with him and let him explore.  If he is hungry he will have it or not take anything in his mouth.  One meal rejected does not mean your child will be starving throughout the day. 

MISTAKE 2 : NO MEAL PLANNING

Parents most of the time fall into the trap of short order cooking. This is basically out of fear that the child will reject the meal and ultimately they will have to offer something else.  However, cooking on demand sends a wrong message.

Solution : Plan a meal where the kid can see at least one of his favorite food in it.  He may not complete the entire plate but definitely will explore all the food you have served. Say for example your kid loves Dal rice.  Try and make Palak Dal rice and get him to love greens

MISTAKE 3 : FINISHING THE PLATE

We were taught since childhood how important it is to not waste and finish off every bite in the plate. And since it is reinforced in our mind we expect a toddler to do the same.

Solution : Keep targets that will help you to help your child love food.  Aim for 1 tbsp as per the age of the child for each dish that needs to be completed. Say for example a 2 year old should complete 2 tbsp of veggies, 2 tbsp of Dal, 2 tbsp of salad, 2 tbsp of rice etc and be satisfied with it.

10 mistakes parents make while feeding food to their kids

MISTAKE 4 : IGNORING YOUR KIDS TASTE PREFERENCE

It is a surprising fact that toddlers have more taste buds than we do.  So what may seem less spicy or less salty for us would be too spicy or too salty for them. I had not fed my lo salt till one year of age after I introduced our food he could not adjust to our salt consumption and hence rejected food.  It took me a lot of time to understand his behavior but that’s when I realized he has his own taste buds too

Solution  : Try and understand their taste preference.  And the weird part is they keep changing their taste pallet  depending on season,  teething times, growth etc.   Keep a check on their taste requirements and cook food matching their taste-buds

MISTAKE 5 : GIVING UP TOO SOON

Don’t assume that if a child rejected a food once, that he or she will never like it again. It takes about 20 times of exposing the child to one food to get them to like it. Do not remove the food from the child’s diet.

Solution : keep introducing the food time to time say every 20 days and allow him to explore.  He may spit it out or may choose to eat it and make us feel lucky.

Kiaan never liked mangoes when the season started but when we had the last stash of mangoes before the rain began he ate it in a jiffy and we felt lucky.

MISTAKE 6 : FEEDING INAPPROPRIATE SNACK

Snack time is in a way a fun playtime that helps to improve the growth of the child.  Instead of offering biscuits, candies or fried foods that are high in calories, give them to munch something nutritious

Solution : Plan out your snacks in advance on what interval you will offer fruits,  proteins,  dairy products etc and stick to it.

MISTAKE 7 : USING FOOD TO REWARD

It’s very much a parental attribute to reward a child for eating well.  And rewards are generally in form of sugar loaded sweets or junk food because let’s face it, who does not like junk!  Well it’s a big No No to reward a child to eat healthy. Eating healthy is not an accomplishment but a habit that we have to inculcate

Solution  : Don’t reward your child for completing veggies.  Always reward a child for good behavior and with non food products like a trip to park, bubble bath etc

MISTAKE 8 : BRIBING YOUR CHILD

Don’t you tell your kids, we will eat pizza on a Sunday only if you complete your veggies today or this week etc.  It’s  a wrong methodology to teach your child to eat. In fact the demands will keep increasing an there is never an end to it

Solution : follow the 80:20 rule in the house.  Everyday serve 80% healthy meal and give into your child’s demand once a day. The idea is he needs to understand between good and junk. He will eventually understand the difference and not create a fuss or demand unhealthy food. On the contrary, he will be satisfied and you never know,he may surprise you by saying NO he does not want to eat the sweet and opt for healthy food.

So for example, if he demands a sweet after completing his meal than give it to him and let him feel good about it. But dont make it an everyday thing. You need to balance out when to say a yes or a no.

10 mistakes parents make while feeding food to their kids

MISTAKE 9 : EATING INAPPROPRIATE IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILD

Most of the Parents tell kids not to eat junk but eat in front of them.  You are setting a wrong example and the kid is ultimately going to throw a tantrum.

SolutionIf you don’t want your kid to eat fatty food like chips, jams etc then you yourself say goodbye to it and stop getting it home. When you don’t have it in your kitchen shelf there is no question of tantrums taking place

MAKE 10 : EATING MEALS IN FRONT OF TV/MOBILE

I guess this one tops the list.  Every person, a kid or an adult browses the phone or watches TV while eating.  I won’t get into how harmful it is but we all are servants to digital media these days.

Solution : Meal time is a Gadget Detox time and all you have to do is laugh,  play and enjoy good food with each other. So talk to them, sing rhymes and have some conversations.

So these were some 10 mistakes parents make while feeding food to their kids. You can be a smart parent and start working on your mistakes and make meal time fun rather than stressful.  And also if you like this article you are to like my foodarts which i make for fussy eaters and i hope that can help you in plating food creatively for your child so he/she consumes the meal in a jiffy.

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3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

Milk is one of the most important things I feed my child every day. My Lo is a toddler and he enjoys milk but I have seen his cousins dreading to complete a glass of plain milk just because they don’t like the taste of it. And poor Momma is always worried on how to get them finish the glass of milk or inculcate fondness towards milk. Well I understand its tough to get kids to eat/drink things they don’t like but we can always attempt various ways to get to like them food which is important and healthy. So I am going to share 3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids. But before I give some valuable tips let me tell you some important facts I came across through my personal survey on Instagram.

I created a poll on instagram asking moms how do they serve milk to their kids. I divided the poll in two segments

  1. Natural – Flavoured milk using healthy options available at home like turmeric, saffron, milkshakes, smoothies etc
  2. Branded – Malt based drinks like Pediasure, Horlicks etc

Although the result reflected that 60% moms make use of natural ingredients but also there are good number of moms who give malt drinks to their kids just because kids don’t like milk. It is not a surprise that these drinks are considered to be one of the ” health food drink ” in most of the houses today. There are enticing ads spread across TV, Social Media, Newspapers claiming how nutritious and beneficial these health drinks are for the growth and development of the child and it can be quite difficult for a mom to take an informed decision.

The problem with malt drinks is that most of these powders have a cereal base (any flour including wheat flour), soy, milk powder, loads of sugar, a flavouring agent like cocoa powder, and some vitamins and minerals. And, they cost approximately Rs 300-Rs. 500 per kg. The ads claim that these health drinks helps absorb calcium from milk. Well, the truth is sugar hinders absorption of calcium and also depletes phosphorus and most of these powders contain loads of sugar.

In-spite of us being so well informed, we cannot eradicate these drinks just because our kids are usede to the taste, or attracted to the advertisements or simply the kid believes his best friend has it and so should he. So let’s become a smart mom and start changing your kids preference towards milk slowly and steadily. Here I am sharing with you 3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids.

3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

MAKE MILK COLOURFUL USING NATURAL INGREDIENTS AND MAKE A WEEKLY COLOURED MILK CHART

Kids are attracted to colours. It is said colours affect emotions. But how can a plain white colour liquid will affect the kid. The answer is simple – make the milk colourful through natural ingredients.  Coloured milk is a rare sight for a kid to see because his mind has been trained that milk is white and when one can offer different colours 7 days a week it is going to be fun.

3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

So prepare a milk calendar as shown in the image and serve different colour and variety of milk to your children. Let them be a part of the process and tell them to select the colour and offer that variety to the milk.

In the above chart, I have selected the following combinations which are beneficial for the development of the child.

  1. Monday – Turmeric Milk/ Saffron Milk – Yellow : This is one of the old grandmas recipe very effective to fight cold/cough and also helps to build immunity
  2. Tuesday – Plain Milk – White : You can add natural sweeteners like jaggery / honey if you want some sweetness in your milk instead of processed sugar.
  3. Wednesday – Rose/ Roohafza Milk – Pink : The pink colour is appealing to eyes and has a soothing effect which will help your kid to relax a little
  4. Thursday – Fruit Flavoured Milk – Colourful : You can select seasonal fruits like mangoes for orange, strawberries for pink etc which can make the milk look fresh and appealing or choose the basics like banana. Plz do not add citrus fruits in the milk
  5. Friday – Chocolate Milk – Brown : Most of the kids like chocolatey flavour. Dark cocoa is a better substitute to branded milk
  6. Saturday – Dry Fruits/ Dates Milk – Cream : We all are aware about the importance of dry fruits like almonds, pistachios etc and it is one of the most healthiest way to offer with milk.
  7. Sunday – Kids Favourite : If your child has manged to keep up to your promise he/she definitely deserves a treat and hence serve what he likes. You never know instead of malt drink he may just choose to drink any of the above natural flavoured milk.

Once you stick to the above plan and still feel your child is being fussy, you can try out the following ways to get him used to natural milk

ACCESSORISE YOUR MILK

It is important to make your milk look attractive to the eyes. The funda is simple, if it looks good it tastes good and that is the secret ingredient and which i focus on just like my foodarts

So to entice your child you can choose to follow any below mentioned options.

Funky cups and straws

Image result for kids straw3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

Get some colourful quirky straws like the ones in the pic and just pop them into the glass of milk. You can even get your kids favourite colour cup or favourite character cup and make the milk glass look special

3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

Sprinkle Rims 

3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

Simply wet the rim of a glass, pour some sprinkles/ chocolate flakes into a shallow bowl or plate, and dip the glass rim into the sprinkles!  Pour in the milk as you would do normally, and serve.

Make it Frothy 

Kids love the milky froth on the top of their milk shake and drinks. You can invest in a milk frother and get your kids to make some lovely milk moustaches.

DIY ACTIVITES WITH MILK

Engage your kids with some fun DIY Milk activities once a week so that they look forward to some fun time with you as well as improve their acceptance towards Milk

Dunken Game – Just as we all know the best way to eat Oreos is dunk it in the milk and eat it. We can create a game where one can dunk some cereals, cookies, marshmallows and finish the milk

Create Milk Lollies 

3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

Simply freeze milk shakes in ice tray or moulds and create some exciting milky lollies. You can add natural sweetners like honey, dates or some fruits to make it interesting and colourful each time.

Coloured Ice Cubes – This is such an easy way to dress up a glass of milk.  Create some colored ice cubes using a drop of food colouring or natural colouring agents in the ice trays and pour it in the glass of milk making it look colourful

Well, I hope you liked these 3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids. A little hard work is needed by you to push your child in going all natural and creating acceptance towards home made health drink.

Do share your feedback /suggestion and shower some love on this post.

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