If there is one topic that will not evade the discussion of mums, it has to be about "eating concerns". Its kind of a bond that unites us all moms. A wave of emotion, that a mother of every origin, experience and character would relate to. 

And with 2 fussy eaters of my own, I know its so hard to keep a combination of taste, variety, ease and nutrition in their meals. One "online group" that surely helps me to get inspired, after "PInterest" is the "Nutrition for kids" on Facebook. With almost 8,000 mums sharing their tips and recipes, it gets easier to sail though the "lunchbox mania" Hope you are there too.

Not just the recipes, I also get to interact with some fabulous mums. And such lovely lady is -Shreya Brahme, who is a trained dietician, specialising in "child care nutrition" and "Sports nutrition". Also a a yoga and naturopathy practitioner. Wow, just the kind of person, you would love to discuss about your child's health concerns. Right? So I thought it would be great to share her wisdom with all of you. You can know more about her at her website or her Facebook page. Over to Shreya............


Hey all!! This is my first time sharing my blog with you, feeling really wonderful! Since 5 years, I’m working as a dietician, as wife and a mother. I’m always trying to keep my family healthy and happy. Cooking, making healthy choices from smart food is my hobby. 

My views and tips about today's kids and mums: 

According to me many times we are only one responsible for kids' eating habit and our self too (I mean mother too). Healthy food introduction is very important at this age (3-6 yr). It is not good to feed something junk just because he did not have his or her meal properly and he must have to eat before going to sleep. Please don't do this, dear mothers remember it is not only about food it's all about appearance, taste, colour. Please try to understand what your child's actual demand of that time, which colour, taste or food she attracts. 

For mother specially newly mother, who tries to manage her job, baby, and housework, in this chore she forget about her meal, don't do this. If there is too much gap between two meals, it may lead to weight gain. Have proper balanced 4 meals in day, it will keep you happy. My funda "Happy mother, healthy child". If you are happy you will be in a good mood to cook healthy food and feed your kid patiently, and kid will healthy.

Tips which I personally follow and tell to my clients

  • The best way to manage all this is to plan your weekly routine.

  • Spend time with them, educate your kid at their level.

  • Take them when your are going to shop vegetable, fruits or grocery.  

  • Educate them to read labels.

Kids love granola bars, but store bought ones, will have too much added sugar and preservatives. By making it at home, you will give your child a healthy snack, that is easy and tasty.So presenting my new recipe with you all hope you all find it helpful for you.

Health benefits of this homemade energy bar

 Contains good complex carbs, which releases energy slowly slowly, this will help you stay energized for longer hours.

 I added Oats, which gives good amount of fiber

 Ghee- gives healthy fat to your body.

 It is best pre exercise and sport bar.

 Ideal for growing kids.

Oats Nutella Energy Bars Recipe:


  • Plain Oats- 1 cup (I use Kellogg’s) 
  • Muesli- ½ cup (I use plain Kellogg’s)
  • Honey- ½ cup
  • Nutella- 2 tbsp
  • Brown sugar- 1 tbsp
  • Ghee/ homemade butter- 1 tbsp (I used ghee)
  • Water- 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
  • Dry fruits- 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Butter paper


1. Heats a pan, dry roast the oats until they are slightly brown n colour.
2. Now add muesli, roast for 3-4 mines.
3. Switch off the gas and keep aside
4. Now again heat a same pan with ghee once ghee melted, add honey, sugar, Nutella, vanilla essence, and water. Boil the mixture for 2-3 mins.
5. Now add oats and muesli, dry fruits. Mix well coat all with honey mixture.
6. Take a plate place a butter paper, spread the above mixture on paper, and make square or rectangular shape.
7. Cover this with another butter paper, put this into refrigerator for 5 mins
8. Take out from refrigerator, remove covered paper, cut into your desire shape, again cover with same butter paper, refrigerate for 15- 20 mins. or until it becomes crispy

9. Now remove both papers, your oats Nutella bar are ready to eat.
10. You have to store this into an airtight container.
11. Complete the meal with glass of milk.

Please try this recipe and let me know your feedback..Thank you hope we will meet again.

Please note that the granola pics in this post is from the earlier Granola recipe and the bar pics are from this recipe.

Thanks Shreya for the wonderful tips and yummy recipe. We also hope to see more of you.

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