Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Onion Olive Omelet (Ooo)

After our Veggie Lovers Pizza night, there are some olives left from that big can I have used. My son is big favorite of Olives. So the next day morning I have converted those Olives into powerful Breakfast in the form Onion Olive Omelet (Ooo Laa Laa!).

Funny Spider with Black Olives

And for my little one (Anvi) I taught the sound of letter 'O' and all the veggies that starts with 'O'. She said, "'O' for Onion, 'O' for Olive, 'O' for Omelet and Breakfast is Yummmmm!".  And she continued 'The Cow Says moooo, Anvi says Ooooo', I was LOL that morning. Want to listen what your kiddo says, Check this recipe and try it out!

Egg - 1
Chopped Olives - 2 Tbsp
Chopped Onions - 2 Tbsp
salt - 1/2 tsp
black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Olive Oil - 1 Tsp

Beat the Egg and salt and Black pepper, then add the chopped onions and olives to the egg mixture. Heat the Omelet pan and olive oil, once the oil is hot pour the egg mixture, once it is firm turn it until it gets cooked on both sides, and serve into plate.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pink Pancakes

Yeah, you heard it right, it is not 'Pink Panther',  they are Pink Pancakes. :-) Today I am portraying this recipe idea by my good friend and cousin Geethika Akka. A while ago she sent me a suggestion to make pancakes with vegetables than fruit, and she picked Carrot and Beetroot to make the pancakes sweet naturally. You can skip the Sugar and Syrup (as I have replaced the syrup with Honey)  in your routine pancakes with this recipe and these vegetables add good fiber and color in your kiddo's breakfast.

Pink Pancakes
My naughty and girly little one finished all of her breakfast saying 'Pinky Pinky Pinky Pancakes' and my son helped me in mixing the batter.

Here is the recipe for you, Enjoy!

10 Grain Pancake Mix - 1 Cup
Milk - 1 cup
Butter - 1 tbsp
Egg - 1 medium
Grated Carrot  - 1/2 cup
Grated Beetroot - 1/3 cup
Honey - 1/4 cup

How to Make It:
1. Beat the Butter, Egg and Milk, then add the Pancake mix to it.
2. Stir in the Grated Carrots and Beets into this mixture and make it like batter
3. Heat the Griddle and Spray some oil on it, and pour 1/4 cup of pancake mixture on to griddle
4. Once the bubbles are formed turn them and wait until the pancakes cooked on both sides.
5. Repeat these steps with the remaining batter and make batch of pancakes.
6. Layer 2 or 3 pancakes on the serving plate and drizzle with Honey.
7. Beets give  nice pink color and carrots give very yummy taste to these pancakes.

Now Enjoy this Yummy Yummy breakfast with your little one.!!!!

I am sending this to
Breakfast - Pancakes event hosted by Kritis's Kitchen initiated by Helen from Fuss Free Flavors
Food Pallet Series - Pink at torviewtoranto
Breakfast Mela at Cooking 4 All Seasons

Take care until next time

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Corn Cheese Chicken (CCC) Quesadillas

My son Abhi used to have a 'Magic Can' concept, in his day care, (when he was a pre-schooler and 2 years ago), where every kid will be given a Can and One Alphabet Letter for one week. So the kid has to think of anything that starts with that Letter, and need to drop a picture or toy or photo or words that starts with that letter. My son used to love that game, when ever his turn comes, he will get into my kitchen and starts exploring for those words, and surprisingly he used to get most of the items from my kitchen  and pantry (fruits, vegetables, staples) etc. As we are in India now, recollecting these memories and trying to play such games with my little one (Anvi, who is a preschooler now).
Corn Cheese Chicken Quessedillas
Today I picked a letter 'C' for her, started exploring in my kitchen, and ended up with this recipe. After I explained the ingredients and the dish name, my little naughty started saying like these....

'C' for Corn
'C' for Cheese
'C' for Chicken
'C' for  Cassedilla also 'Mommy!!!'.

I couldn't laugh better and felt happy, as she is trying to use that basic 'C says Ca' technique for the words. Of course, then my Son, keeps correcting her... (My son always come to rescue !!). That's why It is always fun for me to cook with my kids in the kitchen at least once a week (or only once a week, Beyond that it would be impossible to manage them. :-)) ).

Note: If you are a mom for pre-schoolers, Leap Frog's Letter Factory helped both of my kids a lot to learn their Alphabets, Phonic Sounds, and pronunciation.  Of course, I have learned the correct phonic sounds too while teaching to my kids. 
if you don't want your Tot to leave at the Tube while you are busy in the kitchen, these Fridge Phonics comes to rescue. If you are thinking about the Christmas Gifts, Hint, Hint!!! :-)

Here is the recipe for you and Enjoy!

Multi Grain Tortilla - 2
Corn - 1/2 cup ( have used frozen and thawed)
Chicken - 1/2 cup ( cooked)
Taco Cheese - 1/2 cup ( or four cheese Mexican style)
salt - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1 tsp
cilantro - 2 tbsp


  1. Heat one Tortilla on non stick pan on low heat.
  2. Layer with half of the cheese. and then Layer the Corn on the tortilla. 
  3. Mince the cooked chicken and layer on top of corn on the tortilla.
  4. Sprinkle Salt, Black Pepper and Cilantro. 
  5. Layer the remaining cheese on top.
  6. Top with another tortilla, and press hard and evenly on all sides with spatula. 
  7. After 2 min, turn it to other side and cook for 1 min. 
Now remove from the heat, cut into triangles and serve the protein packed Corn Cheese Chicken Quesedillas to your kids while they learn the letter 'C'.

 Oh! look at that melted cheese, Yummm! 

  • I have used chicken breast to cook the chicken, marinate the chicken with salt and pepper for 5 to 10 mins. and saute it on the non stick pan with 1 tsp oil, until it gets cooked on all sides. usually it takes 5 to 10 mins.
  • I cook this chicken will store in the fridge for 2 days. And this will be handy, for chicken noodles and chicken fried rice items for kids.

Happy Cooking with Kiddos

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Weekly Breakfast Menu ~ April 2011

Lot of my friends and relatives are asking me to post the breakfast ideas for kids from long time. After I posted some lunch box ideas (for Adults), then the demand was more for kiddo's  breakfast and lunch box ideas too.

There is a saying  "You Should Eat Breakfast like a King, eat Lunch like a Prince and eat Dinner like a Beggar". As I don't truly follow that completely, I follow that at least for Breakfast. :-)

As my kids are not going to school yet, I haven't started packing lunch yet, But I give lot of stress on breakfast. Breakfast is the important meal in the whole day, which starts your day with great energy. I don't want to compromise on break fast and do the same for kids. I always try to balance the breakfast diet by including Whole Grains, Protein, Fiber. (and do eat the same breakfast to be the role model for them, OfCourse along with my morning coffee, can't skip that ;-) )

Usually I put together a Breakfast Menu for a Month and will change it by updating the choices every month so that it makes interesting for the kids too. This saves me tons of time in the morning and with out a thought  I know what should I make for kids breakfast and helps me to shop precisely :-). Hope this come handy for you too!! Enjoy!!

Monday Boiled Egg and Fresh Orange Juice
Tuesday Oatmeal with Milk, Honey, and Pecans and Apple Slices
Wednesday Multi Grain Waffles with Honey and Berries
Thursday Multi Grain Cheerios with Milk and Banana
Friday Omelet with Cheese and Vegetables
Saturday / Sunday Milk & Cookies

Note: On Weekends I will go little easy, to give break for myself. :-)

Take Care