Event Announcement: Food for 7 Stages of Life – Cooking for Infants and toddlers ( 0-3 yrs)

It is highly challenging to cook for Infants and toddlers. The food they eat changes drastically between 0-3 years. When the baby is 6 months old, we would want to feed some mashed rice or veggies/fruits. Slowly we increase the quantity and change the food as they grow. It is important that baby/toddlers get the right amount and the right kind of food. This is what helps them to build a strong immune system and grow up into healthy adults. So are we ready to take up this challenge to cook for infants and toddlers. Please read through the following rules and do let me know if you have any questions.


  • Post a recipe for Infants and toddlers between now and 31st October 2009 11.59 pm EST.
  • Your little one is not ready for the spicy meal yet. So prepare dishes like gruel, porridge, mashed rice, fruits, boiled vegetables, simple soups, juice et all.
  • Mention the age group for which the recipe is prepared. Eg., 5 to 6 months, 7 to 9 months, 10 to 12 months and 12 to 36 months.
  • No Microwave and deep frying please.
  • You can use any ingredients that would be suitable for the infants and toddlers. Meat is allowed.
  • Provide a link to My Event announcement and Sudeshna’s Cook like a bong page.
  • The surprise gift can be yours. Read the polls and giveaways section for more details.
  • No worries if you have the recipes in your archives. You can update the post with a link to my event announcement and Sudeshna’s Cook like a bong page. No repost please (Read why?)
  • Do not have a blog, you can still participate in this event. All you need to do is send me your recipe in the Word (doc,docx,rtf) format with a picture of your dish.
  • Send me your entries with the subject line as ‘Food for 7 stages of Life – Infants and Toddlers (0-3 yrs)’ with the below details to foodfor7stagesoflife(at)gmail(dot)com / foodfor7stagesoflife@gmail.com
Your Name:
Your Blog Name:
Recipe Name:
Recipe Age group:
URL of the recipe:
Key Ingredients:
Picture of your recipe:
It would be nice if you can

  • Explain the benefits of the recipe.
  • Share home remedies, general tips appropriate for Infants and toddlers. You can also post any shlokas that you would teach your loved ones.
  • Display the logo of the event.

Polls and Giveaways

  • A poll will be conducted to choose the recipe of the month. The picture of the recipe will feature in my facebook page with the winner’s name and blog name. (My facebook friend’s list is growing day by day J ). It includes recipes from non-bloggers as well.
  • 12 of you will enter a mega poll that would be conducted at the end of the series, of which 7 will be the winner of each month and 5 will be randomly picked up. The winner will receive a surprise gift. It will be shipped across the world.
  • It is not done yet. Sudeshna came up with a wonderful idea that we should compile the event series into an e-book. So your recipes will feature in this e-book which will be available for free download at the end of this event. The e-book will have a short write up on each author and a special article on the winner of the series. Ofcourse we need your consent to publish your recipe in our e-book.

Cooking Tips (Source: indiaparenting.com)

  • Use less of sugar, salt and refined flour (maida or all-purpose flour) preparations.
  • Unpolished rice or par-boiled rice is better than polished rice.
  • Do not overcook vegetables, they lose their nutritive value.
  • Do not cook fruits since the essential vitamin C is lost.
  • The skin of many vegetables is rich in vitamins and minerals, so offer fresh fruits to the child with their skins.
  • Wherever possible, use jaggery instead of sugar, since it is very high in iron.
  • Avoid adding too much spice.

You are awesome!!! Thanks a bunch for leaving your valuable comment. It certainly makes me happy and helps me to learn and improve.


  1. Shwetha says:

    Seriously – I want to pull my hair out in frustration when it comes to feeding my very picky toddler. This helps a LOT!

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