Friday, 10 April 2009

Tasty Bites For Toddlers-Roundup

Here are the delicious bites for the lil ones and am sure they are in for a treat..Let me take you on a virtual tour of the delicacies....I have categorised them according the ingredients / meal .Please use your discretion in feeding your lil one as the feeding habits differ from child to child and also on the culture.Be sure to talk to your paediatrician before you start any new food...
I have a lot of entries and the response is greater that what I expected!!!

Breakfast and lunch

Nivedita has some wonderful creations from her kitchen....

Tasty chapthi rolls .Nivedita may be new to blogging but her recipe does make meal time fun coz it has a guessing game in it!!Food and play does go together!!!



Five flour dosa - Multi flour pancakes with veggie toppings...



Kids not eating veggies as usual..Then try out my Veggie Chappathi.They will never know there were veggies in the chapathi they ate for breakfast!



Another healthy breakfast is my Coriander Paratha..The subtle flavor from coriander will entice the appetite of the lil one...


Tasty tofu paratha and sandwiches from Vidhya is a delight for kids who prefer parathas to rice



Sangeetha's Ragi Idiyappam is full of calcium and iron.this makes an ideal breakfast for tiny tots...

Kitchidi from kavitha is a healthy meal with veggies....



Priya's pasta with tomato sauce and broccoli is a quick meal for the kids who love pastas...



Another pasta dish from Priti - Pasta with tomato sauce with a side dish of chickpea salad is a pure delight of taste and health...


Puffed rice upma with Veggies from Sukanya is a change from the regular Upma


Veg falooda from Vidhya is a sure way to encourage kids to have their vegetables....


Kavitha sends her banana dosa which is the traditional Gajayam with a twist...




Cracked wheat and rice kichadi from Pallavi is a healthy variation from the normal rice lentil kichadi and is full of protein and fiber...


A simple Dal rice can turn into a nutritious lunch for ur kiddo..Hema Malini tells us how..



When your lil darling is growing he needs more energy.Can u get provide it?Yes,says Hemamalini.Add veggies to rice and her Carrot curd rice is full of nutrients.




Vidhas sends her broken wheat pulao ,a nice way to introduce wheat based dished to kids..This one that will impress everyone with its taste and also provide the nutrients as its full of veggies!!!


Chris has Sloppy joes for vegans and the older children will love the this version....


Sweets / Desserts

EC's carrot kheer sure will satisfy the sweet tooth kid and maybe we too can grab a bite in between :)

Vidhya's dates almond sweet with almond milkshake is full iron and protein and is a healthy treat too...



Sita Kiran's puffed rice balls are sure to be a hit not only among kids but also among the mothers as they are simple to prepare with easy to find ingredients

Crispy nutty treats from Pallavi is quick and nutritious treat .[This one has nuts and it is advisable to introduce this dish above the age of 1 and should be avoided for children with nut allergy...]



Legend says that Lord Krisha was fed with a high protein sweet that was also very rich in calcium and vitamins..Want your kiddo to be as active and energetic as Him?Then try out Chitra and Debs Kummayam ...



Cake custard pudding from Vidhas is colorful and appetising milk based dessert...




Kavitha's Beetroot Halwa can be served as such or with a dollop of icecream


Sukanya's Kesari will give the extra calories for the active kid...



Another delight from Sukanya-Wheat puran poli is a healthier version as it uses wheat flour instead of refined flour...



Fruits
Kids cannot digest apple in its raw form until 6 months so the best way to serve it as an apple sauce.This is how I serve it to my lil angel...


Sapota is another fruit my lil angel loves..Sapota mashed with milk-Mash sapota with a little milk and serve to the lil one and watch him enjoy the meal......




A sweet dessert with bananas, a part of S'pore cuisine!!Sukanya's Banana Bajjiis sure to attract the kids to eat fruits.....


Snacks


Potato sandwich from Vidhya - a wholesome evening snack ,rich in protein and the best part is,its made from wheat...


Vidhas has a tasty dosa pizza that is sure to attract even the 'big' children :)




Wheat veg momos-a healthier version that replaces all purpose flour with wheat flour...



"Eewww it's green! Eeewww it's yellow! I don't like the taste of it! It doesn't look yummy at all!! " Heard that before???Then try out her Cheese sandwich with cauliflower -best way to sneak in veggies rite...:) . Vidhya knows how to feeda fussy toddler!!!





Sumathi's Masala cheese toast is a tasty and colourful spread with veggies and cheese for toddlers




Your kid does not like cornflakes with milk??Then try out Corn flakes Chewda.Nivedita says kids love this and they are sure to enjoy it.



MW Chiwda with cereals from Vidhya - a crunchy nutty snack...



Sumathi's cheese straws are crispy and crunchy texture and is so shaped to fit small hands..Can be served as a teething snack too..


Mini Yam Purses from Kavitha is a nice way to conceal veggies!!!




Uma's Eggless apple-raisin muffins are a real treat for the little ones ....


Eggless banana muffins with nuts from from Trupti.[This one contains nuts and hence can be given to kids above 1 year and should be avoided for children with nut allergies..]




Poornima has delicious and baked sweet potato fries and once you try them your lil one is sure to get addicted to them!!



Trupti's Chickpea cutlets are shallow-fried and can be served as such or can be used with bread as a sandwich...



Malts:

Nivedita has been adding a healthy Malt to her lil ones diet.This one is really nutritious and tasty..




This is the malt I feed my lil angel with..Can be powdered and stored for everyday use or can be prepared fresh daily....


A few tips on Weaning can be found here....

Hope you liked the roundup.I am sure kids will be having a treat from today..Happy kids and contented moms!!!!!

11 comments:

  1. Wow so many entries, awesome n fabulous roundup PJ..great recipes to try out!

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  2. This is a tremendous round up! Thanks for hosting such a great event. ;)

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  3. Thats excellent, really useful for young mothers:)

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  4. Grrrrrrrrrreat, I was waiting for this!! to see my recipes!!! Thank you so much, got alot of variations for my kids.

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  5. Nice round up. Glad to be a part of it! :)

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  6. Very nice round-up....amazing treat for the kids for sure.

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  7. nice round up, happy to be the part of it.

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