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Self Improvement Learnings I got watching my kid play in rains

Self Improvement Learnings I got watching my kid play in rains

Rains are our lifeline, we can’t imagine what would happen where there is no rain..still we don’t seem to enjoy and soak in the beauty of it. Barring the first rains, most of the time we tend to crib about the stickiness, wetness, dirt, filth […]

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 […]

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 as a mom I have always worried about his cookies consumption simply because of lack of nutrition and over usage of sugars and artificial flavours. Although there are products which claim their cookies are made of “wholewheat”, “fibre-rich” or “oatmeal”, the actual proportion of wholewheat, fibre and oats may be just 5-10% (within limits prescribed by food safety regulator) while the remaining composition is of unhealthy refined flour.

Also under the kids and baby food segment, I  encountered cookies which are organic in nature, but my little one refused to consume it on account of taste, or lack of easy availability and still some had high percentage of sugar.

As you all know, i believe in the goodness of indian ingredients and I wanted my kid to enjoy cookies but at the same time wanted traditional ingredients like cookies made out of jaggery and flour like Nachni, Amaranth, Sattu Maavu and i finally stumbled upon this lovely mom founded organic brand named “EARLY FOODS” that focused into offering traditional indian food in a modernized way that would frame a healthy lifestyle habit.

“EARLY FOODS” strongly promotes to feed Fresh, Natural and Chemical Free Food to the Children. With the purity in the companies objective, they have used their insights to create a wide range of cookies that is specially designed and formulated keeping young kids in mind.

REVIEW OF EARLY FOODS JAGGERY COOKIES 

PRODUCT PACKAGING

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

 

 

Early Foods Cookies come in conventional packaging, with a cuboidal cardboard box and a food grade on the inner side. 

The good part is the packaging clearly mentions there is no refined sugar, no baking powder/soda or raising agents, no artificial preservatives – making it 100% chemical free, thereby allowing purchasing decision to happen smoothly

Overall the packing is simple, colourful with not very kiddish outlook but ensuring the cookies don’t crumble within to disappoint the kids.

TASTE

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kidsThey stick to the claim of offering pure jaggery flavored cookies. The flavour of jaggery is so distinctive that it seeps even in the chocolate flavoured cookie.

Some of you may even find the cookie to be a littler harder and lacking smoothness, but that is because of the whole-grains flour used. Refine foods melt in your mouth but whole-grains food need to be chewed well, so if you find it hard just dip it in milk and feed your kid.

The cookie texture and taste reminds me of my childhood days on how my grandmom use to make biscuits at home, when there were no ovens and still it use to turn out crunchy and yummy. Similarly, bcaz of the use of ancient ingredients like ragi, sattu maavu etc. combined with jaggery there is an outburst of indian flavours which you would want your kids to explore.

Also, the cookies are not super sweet in taste but i rather say its perfectly sweet, making it easily edible & enticing the tastebuds.

VARIETY

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

Early Foods currently offers 6 different variants of cookies

  • Organic Ragi Choco Jaggery Cookies
  • Organic Multigrain Sattu Maavu Jaggery Cookies
  • Organic Ragi Amaranth Jaggery Cookies
  • Organic Dry Fruit Jaggery Cookies
  • Organic Gluten Free Jaggery Cookies
  • Organic Beetroot Jaggery Cookies

They make use of whole organic food-grains, organic jaggery and cow butter. Non organic ingredients include various nuts & seeds, spices, milk, & others.

My kid relishes dry fruit, ragi choco and gluten free flavoured cookies. I believe this is the only brand which offers such a good mix of traditional ingredients and flavours.

PORTION SIZE

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

A 150 pack of cookies contain around 14 cookies . You may find the size of the biscuit small but unlike others it has dense nutrition content. I would recommend to give your kid 1-2 biscuits a day. My toddler is 2 years old and 2 biscuits help to ease out his hunger pangs. A;s 

PRICING

Review of Early Foods Jaggery Cookies for toddlers and kids

Keeping in fact the goodness of  this brand – offering 100% chemical free products, making use of jaggery instead of refined sugar, making use of whole-grains instead of maida or other unhealthy substitutes, i would happily pay Rs199/- for a pack of cookies.

Also the brand offers some lovely combo packs – like a pack of 2 or 4 which cost almost 25% less then the actual MRP, thereby ensuring a pack of cookie comes at a value of Rs150/- .

Considering in line with most artisanal brand charge which also do not provide such healthy alternatives, spending this amount works for me. After all, as a mother i would never want to compromise on the food i give to my child considering the fact a mom brand has taken care of my needs and made a product of my choice available to me.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE

Basis my experience with other brand and this, I feel Early Foods has stuck to its vision of providing chemical free, organic natural food. Plus the elimination of refined sugar does the magic for me. As far as my child feels his mom is offering a tasty snack and he looks forward to it, the brand has fulfilled it’s promise to appeal the child and make moms life easy.

If you found this information useful and enjoyed my review of early foods jaggery cookies than you can visit the brands website “Early Foods” for more details. Also, you can find this product online on amazon, firstcry, baby chakra, big basket etc.

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 […]

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 […]

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 the dinner table. I bet no !! So how about we Learn to make fun food mask for kids and take their learning curve to another level.

Before I share the steps, let me give you a little brief of actually how this idea popped up.  I had made boiled red Chana Chaat for myself. Babykj started showing some interest in it.  So I decided to make a mouse face and sing the rhyme – hickory dickory dock and serve him this chaat. With just 5 mins in hand, I managed to make the food mask which looked liked a crossbreed of mouse and a bear.  When I took a poll of what did the food mask look like on instagram 68%said mouse and rest 32% said bear ..Some saving grace of 12%.

But you learn from your mistakes, don’t you. So the second time when I made Dalia khichdi at home I ensured the food mask look true to the character and bang on, it did look like a baby lion as expected. So here I am sharing my experience and teaching you to Learn to make fun food mask for kids

1. The Mouse Face Mask

Learn to make fun food mask for the kids

Ingredients

  • Boiled red Channa chaat garnished with onions,  tomatoes,  red chilli,  salt,  chaat masala, lemon etc
  • Cucumber
  • Cabbage
  • Cadbury balls

Method

  • Give an outline of the character you choose with the red Chan’s chastity and fill it completely
  • Place eyes and nose using cucumbers and cadbury ball
  • Make the whiskers using cabbage
  • And the meal is ready to serve

2. The Lion Face Mask

Learn to make fun food mask for the kids

Ingredients

  • Dalia khichdi
  • Carrots
  • Cadbury balls

Method

  • Create the outline of the character selected using Dalia and fill it completely with the khichdi
  • To show the lion Harry,  use shredded carrots and pace it as shown in the picture
  • Place carrot in middle to make  the nose and whiskers
  • Add the cadbury balls to make the eyes
  • Use olives to make the mouth and the food mask is ready to serve served

I hope you enjoyed this form of foodart and have learned to make fun food mask for kids. In case you liked this foodart you can also check some more i made in past here

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5 tips to raise happy and healthy kids

5 tips to raise happy and healthy kids

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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 […]

Learn to make some Fun DIY activity with Veggies for the Kids

Learn to make some Fun DIY activity with Veggies for the Kids

I created a poll on Instagram to find out, whether moms would be interested if I share and DIY Activities for kids that involve usage of Food. And I got lot of messages saying, moms wanted to make food fun  and have a teaching and eating session together with some play or foodart I normally do. Till now my Lo enjoyed simple DIY activities considering he is 1.5 years and to be honest I have been quite lazy too. But I assure from now onwards, I plan to create some fun sensory activities for kids till the age group of 10 and I bet you too are going to enjoy with them. Without wasting much time, Learn to make some Fun DIY activity with Veggies for the Kids.

Learn to make some Fun DIY activity with Veggies for the Kids below three years of Age

This one is a simple DIY activity where you need just two material. A pack of Flash Cards and Real Vegetables. This is a DIY which focuses on introducing vegetables to the kids. It even works for me when my kid is fussy and refuses to eat something and I show him the flash card. It makes him happy for the fact he knows it, it is his card and may take 5-6 morsels instead of completely rejecting the food.

ACTIVITY

Fun DIY activity with Veggies for the Kids

I have printed and laminated the pictures of fruits and vegetables as shown in the picture. All you have to do is lay down the cards in a row. The child has to select the fruit/vegetable that matches to the corresponding picture. This is also a fun language exercise as you can give the child the fruit/vegetable, name it, then the child will repeat it ant match it with the corresponding card.  The good part is you  can teach varied languages too so for example Kiaan has still not learnt POTATO but manages to say ALOO which is a learning in itself.

You can start with 2 flash cards to 20 depending upon your child curiosity and his age group. You can also create an advance level to the game. Where you can have a flash card of Alphabets and ask kids to match which fruits/ vegetables start with the letter A, B, C …

Learn to make some Fun DIY Activity with Veggies for the Kids above three years of Age

A child’s education stretches far beyond the four walls of the classroom. At this age kids are very much interested into the environment they live and play. This is more of creative development activity to entice the mind of the blooming buds. It’s a fun way to develop your chid’s artistic learning and encourage them to think in more challenging and creative  manner .

ACTIVITY

Fun DIY activity with Veggies for the Kids

In this activity I have planned to make a CACTI using a CUCUMBER.  All you need is some tooth pics and any small bead shape red colour fruit like cherries or jelly sweet etc. In my case i have made use of dry raspberry which had little coating of sugar.

Cut the cucumber in two halves. Keep one half with you and give the other half to your kid. Take some toothpicks and cut the pointed ends with scissors so that it does not hurt your child (do this before you begin the activity). Take the toothpicks and pierce the same in the cucumber and remove it from the other end. Do it randomly with no perfect length and lining. Take the dryfruit berries and stick to the top or anywhere in the cacti which resonates flower. Once ready you can choose to eat the cucumber after you had a fun play with it or just smile on your creativity wits.

Fun DIY activity with Veggies for the Kids

I already made one for Kiaan, and he was busy exploring it. He ate the dried berries in a jiffy. Then I taught him to remove the sticks which he did and managed to eat half of the cucumber with no salt needed. For those who don’t know my kid is 1.5 years and it was a fun bonding session with him and I enjoyed every bit of it.

So these were some of my Fun DIY activities with veggies for the kids.  I hope you all loved it.  Do give me your honest feedback in the comments below. You can also check another DIY activity I made in the past using apples here

This post is a part of the DIY blog train. Next on the train is this lovely mommy Sinduja, she is going to share some of her DIY activities which she does with her kid. Check her blog My Tiny Tigger and enjoy her take on the DIY activities for the kids

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3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

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Fun Food Ideas with Cherries for kids

Fun Food Ideas with Cherries for kids

As a kid, I loved cherries simply because of it’s bright red colour. And as I grew old I enjoyed it in cakes and had a special love for this fruit.  It’s very rare kids don’t like cherries but as we all know some kids can get really fussy and for them I am sharing some Fun Food Ideas with Cherries for kids.

The goodness of Cherries

These little fruits manage to pack in a lot of important nutrients. These super healthy snacks contain ample calcium for a growing baby’s bones. They are also full of antioxidants to boost baby’s immune system (that’s what gives cherries their vibrant red colour), vitamin C, iron and potassium.

How to Choose Cherries 

Cherries are a very delicate fruit, it is important to always inspect before purchasing. Look for bright, smooth fruits that are unblemished and shiny. A general rule is the darker the cherry, the sweeter it tastes.

Now sharing some

FUN FOOD IDEAS WITH CHERRIES FOR KIDS

1.Have it Raw. That’s the best way to consume cherries. But if your kid is on the fussy type or is glued to TV/ Mobile while eating. I’ll share a tip to how to break the habit. Make a simple foodart the way I have done. And I bet you are not going to hear the word NO.

Fun Food Ideas with Cherries for Kids

To make the foodart place the cherries as balloon shown in the picture above and make a sweet little girl enjoying/ playing with the balloons with some chocolate sauce.

2. Make a Cherry Puree

Put about a ½ pound of prepared cherries (washed and pitted) into a saucepan with a cup of water. Boil and allow to simmer for approximately 20 minutes, or until the juices run freely and the cherries are soft. Serve as topping or on bread etc

Let the cherries cool, then pureé in a blender!

3. Make lovely cherry ingredient recipes like cherry yogurt, cherry crumble and pies, cherry smoothies… the colours in itself will do the magic

I hope you enjoyed these Fun Food Ideas with Cherries for Kids. And hope you will try some variants for your kids. Do share your feedback and suggestion on the same and shower this post with some love

Do check some more foodart of mine if this one amazes  you here

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