May 17, 2011

UPDATED : Hosting Calendar : Healthy Lunchbox Ideas !

Feeding kids with healthy options is no easy feat. I am sure like me, most moms out there face this dilemma on a daily basis, until they are 12 - 14 yrs old when they are able to choose. Moms of schoolgoers would give anything to pack lunches that work their way healthy into kids' tummies :)

I wanted to make this idea - Healthy Lunchbox Ideas (HLI) a monthly event hosted by any of you willing bloggers out there ! The central idea to this is that each month we pick up one of the foods from the 'most-hated list' of kids menus (listed below) and convert it into healthy ideas (no deep fried!)

Looking forward to your fullest participation and hosting schedules too :)


Do drop me a line on momchef77@gmail.com ( momchef77[at]gmail[dot]com)

Cheers
Kalyani a.k.a Mom Chef !


A brief thought process for hosts:

1) Choose a central theme from the list given below - participants should use this central ingredient and churn out healthy lunch box  / snack items for the kids

2) No archived entries as this is a challenge for moms/ bloggers to try out new and time-tested recipes that are totally guilt free  .... Now do send in upto 2 archived posts hyperlinked to this event !!

3) The month-long contest opens 1st of every month - hosts are requested to announce it as soon as they confirm with me on the central theme.

4) Would appreciate if interested hosts write in to me with their theme of choice for HLI event of the month by 25th of the previous month (eg: write to me by 25th May if you wish to host for June '11)

5) Hosts are also required to do the round up max by 5th of the succeeding month (eg: Round up for June 11 to be posted max by July 5th) -this is only to ensure all the posts are adequately covered month on month. Hosts to email me the round up URL so I can backlink it to this event.

Notes for participants :

1) As mentioned above, only fresh entries please based on the central ingredient chosen by the host

2) Vegetarian entries only although eggs are allowed for baking.

3) Use of logo (above)and trackback to this event announcement as well as that of the host's mandatory - this will help us spread the word around.

4) Entries can be for kids' snacks or  lunchbox items or after-school light bites but not deep fried - would welcome grilled / tossed / stir fry options.


HLI Top 12 themes and hosting calendar (June 11 to May 12) :


Some of the slots got quickly filled up the moment this event got announced, and there are few remaining.. Do let me know if you are keen to host this at your space

 

Month
Guest Host
Theme / Key Ingredient
Round up URL here
Jun-11
Broccoli
Jul – 11
Panner / Cottage Cheese
 Round up
Aug-11
Carrots
 Round up
Sep-11
Dates
Oct-11
Eggplant
Nov-11
Spinach
Dec-11
Peas
Jan-12
Open for hosting
Beets
Feb-12
Sprouts
Mar-12
Sweet peppers – Green / Red / Yellow
Apr-12
Yellow Pumpkin aka Squash
May-12
Apple
 

UPDATE:

ingredients for June 2012 - May 2013 which the host can choose any one are - 

Cucumbers, Radish, Doodhi (Bottle Gourd), Grapes, Methi (fenugreek), Sweet Potato, Pears, Mushroom, Berries (gooseberry, strawberry, blueberry etc), Ragi (Finger millet), Soya (soya bean and soya chunks).

I shall update the hosting list June' 12 onwards as and when the slots are filled.

6 comments:

  1. Hi there

    I am Sonia of Dinner recipes from Sonia’s Kitchen at http://dinnerrecipesguide.com and would love to host the HLI event for August 2011 and Oct 2011 and May 2012..
    Please let me know if that is OK

    My email is samleekan@gmail.com and also if you can let me know you email ID as then we will be able to correspond better.

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  2. itz a great list find news of ur foodies @ food news blog ......hope you will like and follow it
    Happy Blogging!!!!
    Food Blog News Daily
    Good Food Recipes

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  3. Grt event.. I am using a lot of broccoli these days.

    http://karusdelicacies.blogspot.com/2011/06/aloo-gobi.html

    Check this out..

    Cheers!
    Madhavi

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  4. @ Madhavi - if you still wish to send in your broccoli dishes to VArdhini who is hosting June's theme, do send it to her - her space is http://vardhiniskitchen.blogspot.com

    cheers
    Kalyani

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  5. Hello friend,

    http://foodeventsannouncement.blogspot.com/ on this chalkboard I have entered in information about your event, so that foodie bloggers like us can find almost everything regarding ongoing food events on our blogspot. Please use the email section to add in your event and also spread a word amongst your blogger friends, so that they can also participate in the same. As we all know how tired some it becomes to search events and how depress we get when later we come to know that we have missed such event where we could have participated. A small effort from my side so that I and my friends don’t miss out any such event. In return all I need is follow http://foodeventsannouncement.blogspot.com/ and http://yummyfoodintummy.blogspot.com/ blog publicly :) Information to be entered in you email is:
    Name of event:
    Blog URL:
    Event Logo attached
    In subject mention: Event Announcements

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  6. Hi! I just sent you a mail regarding my request for hosting the June 2012 event. Please let me know. I blog at Edible Entertainment

    Thanks!
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

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hi there ! Thanks for stopping by. Would love to hear what you thought of this post.. your support is invaluable for this blog..

Cheers
Kalyani

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