Cheesy Corn Fusilli-Whole Wheat Pasta:
I am a die-hard fan of pasta/macaroni especially the cheesy white sauce ones. You may even notice that one of my earliest posts was white sauce pasta. Like Mother, Like son- This little miracle of us also loves pasta varieties. When he began exploring and loving them I had to look deeper into the nutrition details of the pasta because most of them are maida/refined flour based. Initially, I had a belief that durum wheat pasta was better when compared to maida based ones. But unfortunately, it is not so 100%. Whole wheat pasta is the best in terms of nutrition. You can find the various brands of whole wheat pasta available below and click to buy from here. Continue reading “Cheesy Corn Fusilli-Whole Wheat Pasta”
Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles:
Is there any kid who doesn’t like noodles? Why kids, even adults love them. My son who is four years old is no different but he himself prefers whole wheat ones only. Thankfully he is not addicted to it as he always prefers a variety of foods. I kept refraining using them in our regular meal as I was only able to source partial wheat products or those with durum wheat or maida based ones. I have tried making noodles just like the street food style during our early days of marriage(more than 4 years ago), I wasn’t really so aware of the availability Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles in the market and to be frank we weren’t too bothered about it until our son became 3.5 yrs. He had not tasted them until then. Our hunt for the perfect healthy and tasty variant began when our son started liking Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles. I have tried few brands and I found Del Monte Spaghetti, Whole Wheat (Click link to buy) to be good. You may also try Colavita Spaghetti . Both of them are worth trying as they are made of whole wheat. The below recipe has a very small quantity of soya sauce. I make Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles once in several months and hence I feel they don’t really make any harm. For kids below 12 months, please skip all sauces and salt in this recipe. If you would prefer making this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles often kindly use a low sodium soy sauce for kids. Use only homemade tomato sauce. I have taken utmost care to keep this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles recipe safe and healthy for kids of all age since it is always a showstopper among them.
Red Aval Kozhukkattai for Babies, Toddlers & Kids
Red Aval Kozhukkattai for Babies, Toddlers & Kids is a steamed dumpling made from rice flakes(matta rice/brown rice) with some spices.It is a super quick and very tasty choice for a complete breakfast since it loaded with iron.You can prepare it in 20 minutes and you will full for a long time.The same can be made with white flakes too.Come let’s see the recipe for Red Aval Kozhukkattai.I havo so far posted red poha halwa/pongal and red poha upma for kids.Do check them too Continue reading “Red Aval Kozhukkattai|Poha Dumplings”
Eggless Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake Recipe For Toddlers & Kids:
Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake Recipe is a basic cake which is made in a 100 % healthy way with whole wheat flour and jaggery replacing the usual unhealthy maida/all purpose flour & white sugar.The cake can be made in an OTG, microwave and also in a pressure cooker.The cake is super healthy and yummy too.You can offer this for babies above one year.It is eggless too.All of my recipes on this blog wouldn’t have any of the unhealthy white ingredients and hence making all recipes healthy & wholesome.I have already shared a collection of healthy bakes here.The recipe would all fall into the same category and it is one of the keeper recipes I would call as it yielded the perfect spongy and soft cake.I and LO baked this on his last working day to send as a gift to his school staff.My son was super excited to help me baking this .He didn’t let me even click the whole cake as such and I managed to capture only with the last few tits and bits which were left.He was almost flying when he shared with his teachers and support staff.He was gleaming with pride seeing them happy.They all loved it and I hope you would like it too.The same cake can be made in a pressure cooker.Please check the steps in my wholegrain cake and oats banana cake recipes.Please read the P.S section before proceeding with the recipe
Ragi Paniyaram For Babies, Toddlers and Kids- This is a healthy snack/breakfast perfect for your naughty tiny tots.Ragi/Finger Millet /Kezhvaragu is one of the super millets Mother Earth has given us and adding it to karupatti/palm jaggery makes it yummy and more healthy too. If you have Idly/Dosa Batter handy this is almost an instant recipe. Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram is a healthier version of our usual paniyaram varieties and since LO loves varieties I keep more variations with paniyaram recipes.Find all paniyaram recipes here. Continue reading “Ragi Paniyaram | Finger Millet Kuzhi Paniyaram for Babies ,Toddlers and Kids”
Baked Potato Wedges with step by step recipe & images-Can be made on tawa too.
My son is finishing his first year at school and his institution is having a small party for kids.Parents were asked to send some simple party snacks and my friend Gouthami suggested this Baked Potato Wedges recipe from her blog last evening.She also suggested me to make the preparation works at night so that I can just bake /toast on a tawa today morning. I gave small tweaks to her recipe and made everything ready last night.I was so scared because I had failed twice before in baking gobi and potatoes but today baked potato wedges turned out to be a super hit.I am saving this recipe for all my further attempts.The colour , texture , taste ,flavour of baked potato wedges was so perfect and super yummy. And an additional good thing about this recipe is you make it by just shallow frying in a tawa too. Come let’s see the recipe while I keep waiting for my son to get back with his feedback.
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Chapathi Noodles is usually made with leftover chappathis and mostly done with a Chinese tinge. When I got bored of the usual chapathi and felt so lazy to make a side dish for chapathi, this idea came into my mind.I didn’t want to add soya sauce because little one will also be having it.That was then this Masala Chapathi Noodles recipe was born. I made with fresh rotis only.You can use left over chapathi too.
Peanut Groundnut Sundal:
Sundal is a nutritious Tamilan snack recipe which is made with the cooked legumes, coconut, and some tempering. Peanut Groundnut Sundal is an excellent protein-rich snack for your kids. Sundal has been a regular snack since my school days. Now my LO has joined the league. It was never a Navratri recipe alone. Verkadalai sundal /peanut /groundnut sundal can be given to babies above 6 months without salt and fewer spices.
Rasgulla-This is my most favorite sweet.Wondering how come a person who has avoided most whites in the pantry love Rasgulla!!Yeah-I used to just gobble up this Bengali sweet in no time.But it is a yearly twice kind of event. No harm right?Though I avoid whites in my pantry I don’t mind using once in a while or having them at a party or offering my kid during an outing.I tried making rasgullas at home some two years back and these recipe images have been lying on my hard disk since then. Accidentally a friend of mine wanted to know the recipe of spongy rasgulla,so posting it now. The images are of poor quality since they were clicked long back(before learning the techniques I use today).