Continuing our series on online resources for moms
I have a fussy 3-year old who has definite ideas about what he wants to ingest. He wants dosas without the chutney and sambar, chicken without the curry, noodles without the vegetables. All my sneaky tricks are in play: his paranthas are made with pumpkin puree, his pasta has broccoli hidden in the sauce, and he chomps on sweet potato or bhindi fries. However, there’s one food which I never have to disguise – the noodles I get from the organic online store My Little Moppet. Even if he turns his cute little nose up at the vegetables I mix in to make a chowmein, he never says no to the plain noodles. Why am I giving him noodles, I hear you ask? That’s because although they taste like regular noodles, they’re not. They’re made from various healthy ingredients like ragi, soya, 3-4 types of millet and even horsegram. With a health quotient that high, my son can make a meal of plain noodles once in a while! There’s a tastemaker inside if your child is used to slightly spicy food, too.
While you’re checking out the noodles, also see some of their other products. Developed by Hema, a doctor and a mom who is liberal with advice and recipes, the online store has something for babies, toddlers as well as for the whole family. The baby cereals are made from traditional recipes and come in a large variety, although i haven’t tried them. I’ve tried the jaggery though, and it’s good. They’ve got organic spice powders, and recently I saw a raw banana powder which definitely has possibilities. All in all, a great resource for the conscientious, healthy mom who believes in the goodness of traditional foods.
Natural noodles are priced at Rs160 for a pack of 180g.