Sunday, January 8, 2012

Event Announcement - Healthy Food for Healthy Kids Series

It looks like just yesterday, I confirmed my pregnancy but days have moved fast and today, our little angel "S" is five months old. Most of you here already know this good news from my side and thanks to all for your mails enquiring about her. She needs all your blessings and wishes. Our Angel has made our life so beautiful. Her smile makes us feel how much we are blessed! 

Just after our little angel completed her four months, I was in a urge to start solids. But her Pediatrician said Lil "S" is gaining weight steadily and it is better to wait until 6 months. She said it is worth to wait because baby's digestive system would be more matured in 6 months which would help her to digest food easily. 

Soon "S" will complete her six months and here is where I want your help. I need ideas on first food that we introduce to baby. I have decided to have this as an event. The event will continue as series with different titles every month. The event will eventually move from baby food to toddler food and so on. I invite all my wonderful fellow bloggers to join hands with me to host this event. "Healthy Food for Healthy Kids" series will start from this month (Jan-2012). Please mail me to if you are interested to guest host this event. Please note that only vegetarian recipes will be accepted. No eggs too. 

Now let us go to Event Title for this month, Logo & it's Rules :

Event Title :- Healthy Food for Healthy Kids - Baby Food (6 to 9 Months)

Rules :

1. Post recipes for Porridge, Fruits & Vegetables Purees, Juices or any other food that you feel suitable for babies between 6 months to 9 months of age. Event logo & link to this event announcement page is mandatory one.

2. Don't worry if you have your recipes in your archives. Just update the post with the link to this event announcement. Adding logo is important.

3. Send your entries to with the subject line as ‘Healthy Food for Healthy Kids-Baby Food (6-9 Months)' with the below details.
Name :
Blog Name :
Recipe Name : 
Recipe URL : 
Picture of your recipe : 

4. Non-bloggers are welcome to send in their recipes. Send recipe in full with the picture and the same subject line as above. 

5. Person who sends highest number of entries will be declared as the Winner of the Month. A winner badge will be awarded which you can proudly post in your blog:-) 

6. I'l acknowledge your entries within 3 days else leave a comment in this announcement.

Note : 

There are few important things that we should be keep in mind while we prepare food for babies. 

1. Please wash hands before preparing baby food. 

2. Wash fruits and vegetables before cooking. 

3. Wash blender jar in clean water before blending anything for your little one.

4. Don't over cook or under cook. 

5. Please avoid additives like sugar, salt & fat. If you still want to use, keep them in minimum.

6. Most important thing is consult pediatrician regarding the food that may pose allergic risks to your baby.

7. Please don't use honey till your little one is one year old. Honey may cause rare form of food poisoning in babies. 

8. Avoid nuts in baby food preparation as they may pose allergy.

9. Use separate vessels and a small pressure cooker to prepare baby food.

Host Line-up & Event Titles 

S.No Event Title   Child Age   Hosted By          Month
Baby Food - Porridge/Purees/Juice
6 to 9 Months
Nithu Bala       10th Jan to 10th Feb
2 Baby Food - Lentils
8 to 10 Months
Kiran 10th Feb to 10th Mar
3 Baby Food - Finger Food
9 to 12 Months
Sowje10th Mar to 10th Apr
Healthy Breakfast/Dinner for Toddlers
1 to 3 Years
Roshni 10th Apr to 10th May
Healthy Lunch for Toddlers
1 to 3 Years
Priya Vaasu
10th May to 10th June
Rainbow Food for Toddlers
1 to 3 Years
Sara 10th June to 10th July
Healthy Snacks for Pre-Schoolers
2.5 to 3.5 Years
Pari 10th July to 10th Aug
Healthy Lunch Box Recipes for Kids
4 to 15 Years
Latha 10th Aug to 10th Sep
Healthy Combo Meal for Kids
4 to 15 Years
Sowmya 10th Sep to 10th Oct
Healthy Chaat for Kids
4 to 15 Years
10th Oct to 10th Nov
Wraps & Rolls for Kids
4 to 15 Years
Asiya 10th Nov to 10th Dec
Paneer Delicacies for Kids
4 to 15 Years
Rachana Rege 10th Dec to 10th Jan-2013
Kids - Party Food
4 to 15 Years
Priya Mitharwal 10th Jan to 10th Feb-2013
Kids Favourite - Sandwich
4 to 15 Years
Jaleela 10th Feb to 10th March-2013
Kids Favourite - Pizza
4 to 15 Years
Sowmya 10th March to 10th Apr-2013
Kids Favourite - Pasta
4 to 15 Years
10th April to 10th May-2013
Kids Favourite - Noodles
4 to 15 Years
10th May to 10th June-2013
Kids Favourite - Ice Creams & Fresh Juices
4 to 15 Years
10th June to 10th July-2013


Sobha Shyam said...

wonderful event and will help especially first time mothers :)

Unknown said...

Very nice and useful event.

Padhu Sankar said...

Happy to know the good news.Nice event and will be useful to all young mothers.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Happy Hosting Nithu...will send my entries soon..

Vimitha Durai said...

Nice and helpful event dear

Rashida Shaikh said...

Happy hosting :)
Unique & useful event!

Priya Suresh said...

Congrats and hugs to ur baby Nithu, wat a wonderful event, will be definitely helpful for young moms,Happy hosting.

Julie said...

Lovely event..

Erivum Puliyum

Priya Sreeram said...

congrats nithu ! nice event

Roshni said...

hey, this is an innovative event. we always cook for our little ones. but this is dedicated event for them. let me see if I can post a recipe or 2 for this :-) since I cook for my toddler, I will definitely post something in the april event... can i host the 4th event??

Asiya Omar said...

Congrats Nithu.Take Care.Very useful and great event.send my entries too.

Anu said...

I will also try to participate in this event..

Shobha said...

Lovely event and thanks for sharing nice tips. I would like to also add a couple of tips.
1. Avoid using nuts in the baby food as they may be allergic to them until they grow up a little and you will get to know about their allergies.
2. It is always better to keep seperate vessels and a small pressure cooker for preparing baby food.

Kitchen Boffin said...

Hi, this is really different event... planing to participate... thank you nithu..

Champa said...

Congratulations Nithu. Couple of pointers from a person with 2 kids. Lot of people will tell you what to feed, what not to feed. It is ultimately your baby's decision. My older one was eating baby food and baby cereal happily whereas my younger one wanted rasam, rice, sambar and poriyal when she was just 9 months old. Our pediatrician had told that she can have whatever she wants and I didn't give her baby food for too long. Another thing is not to fret over how many servings of fruits and veggies does your baby eat. As long as they have 3 - 4 times 6 - 8 Oz formula, they are alright. Some babies take a while to get used to solids. Don't go by the book. Let your baby guide you. Good luck with motherhood. I can only tell you it is not easy.

Pari Vasisht said...

Great event dear. In reply to your mail, do send me the details will love to host it for you.



Torviewtoronto said...

congrats on the little one :)
Will try to send an entry to the lovely event
happy hosting

Gayathri Kumar said...

Congrats Nithu! Give my love for the little one. Nice event and I will send in my entries...

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you so much for your wishes friends..awaiting your entries.
@Shobha, Thanks for your tips..Have added it.
@Champa,Thanks Dear for the useful guidelines.
@Pari, Thanks Dear..will mail you soon.

mary said...

Congratulations Nithu the event was a success!

Unknown said...

Nithu!!!! Congrats dear - had no idea you had had a baby - I am blaming myself for not being more in touch. blessings to the little one - Mine is 3 now and someone who met her today was astounded at how much she'd grown -and so fast! We got to savor our moments with them- Happy New Year to you and yours and I promise to be in better communication with you - please be in touch as well - Hugs, Priya

Raks said...

Happy hosting, nice theme!

Roshni said...

thanks for the update Nithu

Archana said...

Thanks Nithu Bala for your caring comment at my space.
Of course I will participate for your event it will hopefully help my bhabhi who has a baby now. Thanks.

Unknown said...

That is such a wonderful series and theme dear. I am sure princess S will get all great healthy food.

Treat and Trick said...

Congratulations dear! Great theme and so useful to all mum out there...

Carol Pereira said...

First time here....what a lovely and useful event.....will....good work!! definetely help me feed my little one...look forward to the recipes.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow...lovely theme..wishing you all success dear..;)
Tasty Appetite

cookbookjaleela said...

Please visit my blog and pick my recipe

What's cooking @ Kavita's kitchen? said...

Nice space you have in here..looking forward to participate in some of your future events!

Sowmya Karthy said...

Nice event.. Perfect for moms. Would like to host March 2013 if available. Please let me know.