Food and Nutrition

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Feeding your kids the right stuff

Is my child getting the right amount of food? Is he growing up properly? Is she taking all the necessary nutrients? These are the general concerns of every mother. Let’s discus some points on nutrition and food nutrients…. Nutrition is... (Continue reading)

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Chicken recipe for toddlers!

Ingredients: Chicken diced into small cubes preferably three or four small pieces. Vegetables. You can use all sorts of  vegetables. In my recipe I am using two whole beans cut into small pieces, half of a carrot sliced into small... (Continue reading)

Lactose Intolerant Kids School Lunch Ideas

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Lactose intolerance in kids? Here are some school lunch ideas for lactose intolerant kids that might work. Of course, you should check with your doctor to make sure these are OK for your kids. LUNCH IDEAS FOR LACTOSE INTOLERANT KIDS... (Continue reading)

Juices and shakes for 6-12 months old baby

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First cereal recipes

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First soups for indian baby

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Breakfast for Kids

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I was reading through an article today, wanted to share with you about  a simple thing but very important, that is about our kids. Most parents have their complain regarding their kids’ eating habit.. do not force foods on them,... (Continue reading)

School Lunch Menu for the week – Indian and multicultural ideas

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I thought I would format the post differently this time. But more importantly, where is everyone? Why no ideas? Maybe we need to put more ideas with an Indian or multicultural school lunches. Well, here I go again. Please give... (Continue reading)

School Lunch Menu Ideas for this week

Thanks everyone who made comments on my last post with ideas on what to serve for school lunch and snack for the whole week. Sarmila, thank you for your suggestions. I have incorporated some. Yasmin, Indrani, I have linked some... (Continue reading)

Lunch and Breakfast Ideas for Back to School

So its back to school time and we need to get back to packing lunches and rushed breakfasts. Here are some ideas for breakfasts for kids before school. You will find great ideas for breakfast some of which double up... (Continue reading)

Nutritious Indian Meal for toddler

Mixed Veggie Thepla with Daal Mixed Veggies Thepla:- Use any veggies combination like methi/spinach/carrots with mint/potato. Grate this vegetable along with ginger and garlic. Mix turmeric,salt to the grated vegetable. Mix in whole wheat flour (alternatively you can make with... (Continue reading)

The Crochet Circle

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Years ago, my mother taught me to crochet along with all the other skills that mothers are wont to pass down to their daughters. I crafted a few afghans for gifts and soon disregarded that particular handiwork as my own... (Continue reading)

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More kids lunch ideas with a multicultural twist – from the readers

I loved the suggestions I got on the post on ‘Kids lunch ideas with a multicultural twist’. Sometimes the ideas get lost in the comments – so I am listing them here as a kind of part 2. You can... (Continue reading)

Indian Independence Day special kids lunch idea

I wrote a post on indian kids lunch ideas which had some good vegetarian lunch idea suggestions as well as some non vegetarian ones. But Indian Independence day is around the corner – so I wanted to add one more... (Continue reading)

Some back to school lunch ideas with a multicultural twist

Its back to school time here in the US, and many parts of the world and if you are looking for some ideas to serve some multicultural lunches for your toddler, preschooler or kid, here are some ideas. These are based... (Continue reading)

School lunch intentions and reality

I have been doing a survey of Indian moms of middle schoolers or those with kids at the high end of elementary school. Its an informal survey, or course, and I just managed to talk to a few moms. My... (Continue reading)

Red, Blue and White

Last in the Spirit Week series was Red, Blue and White Day. Children were to dress in clothes with those colors. The highlight of the day was “Make Your Own Sundae”. Scooping vanilla ice creme all by yourself, as much... (Continue reading)

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Entertaining a seven to nine month old baby

 I like to write about entertaining your kids, because if you are home a lot, without much family near by or even household help, as is the case for so many of us, we often draw blanks on ‘how do... (Continue reading)

Five more tips for the picky-eater’s mum

From emails and comments, here are some more tips: Dont force a child, ever. This may set back the child for weks or months. Forcing can take many forms, and not neccessarily pushing the food down their throats. It can... (Continue reading)

The mystery of Mister Picky Eater

Are you one of those mums I see in restaurants and parties whose toddlers wolf down avocadoes and baked fish and tomatoes and thai tofu curry and ask for seconds? The ones you can serve a plateful of adult food... (Continue reading)

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