The vision behind the birth of MyLittleMoppet was to help moms feed their children in a nutritious way. In this journey I met several people who had contributed to my knowledge of Nutrition.
One such important person was Ms Dhvani Shah. We got acquainted through my Facebook group ” Kids Food Recipes” . I was impressed by her depth of knowledge and the way she approaches Nutrition. When she mentioned about her Books I thought they will be just another routine cookbooks. Nah!! It was like I was put through a crash course on nutrition !! with loads of innovative and yummy recipes.
Dhvani Shah has authored 2 books
1. Don’t just feed.. NOURISH YOUR CHILD – Tiffin lunch recipes.
2. Don’t just feed.. NOURISH YOUR CHILD – Snack Treats.
About The Author
RD, ND, PG (Dietetics), BSc, C.D.E.
Ms. Dhvani Shah is a consulting dietician and naturopathic nutritionist. She has done extensive research in traditional diet therapies and naturopathy and its relevance in modern context and is pioneering drugless healing and well being through her unique approach – FIMS. She runs the “FIMS clinic” which supports a body-mind-spirit approach. Dhvani specializes in Woman and Child Nutritionist by developing specialized nutrition programs, conducting workshops, developing nutritious recipes and now – writing a series of books on Child Nutrition, Women Wellness & Scientific Jain diet.
Who is this book for?
It is definitely for picky and fussy eating children. All the recipes are so nutrition packed and easy to make that even adults can have a go !!.
What is in the book?
The book starts with The FIMS theory (Food is Medicine and Supplement)
” Food is the simplest Drug available to all without so much as a prescription”Tweet this
True to its statement, the wonders of food and its healing properties can be used as your daily doses of medicine, cosmetic products, supplements, antibiotic or growth booster. Food is preventive as well as curative. It is time we take our food seriously!
The Eat Rite Principle
The Eat Rite way of nutrition combines the science and technology of modern dietetics with the goodness of FIMS approach.
This is the most important part of the book where Dhvani has classified the body structures of children to four categories from Type A to Type B with illustrations and explanation.
Once we figure out our child’s bodycode, Dhvani has listed out the nutritional needs and best-suited ingredients for that particular bodycode.
I found my son’s body code to be Petite and Large Headed and noted down the basic ingredients which I should feed him more 🙂
All her recipes are based on the “The Tens Principle” they are
T – Tasty
E – Exciting
N – Nourishing
S – Specific Needs
How to use the book?
The biggest headache for us moms is what to pack as lunch for school? Most of the time, the tiffin box comes back untouched and my son complaining ” Mom, I don’t want the same tiffin every other day!!” and If I create something Innovative!! and pack for lunch, it also comes uneaten complaining about taste, texture or it becomes soggy !!
Now with Dhvani’s Tiffin Lunch Recipe book, no worries 🙂 I have 30 odd great yummy recipes to try out.
The Recipes start with pointers to make a healthy yet appealing packed lunch.
- Make Lunch interesting.
- Nutrition packed meal.
- How to pack a Non-messy Lunch?
- Pre-prepare rather than Prepacked.
- Pack correctly.
- How to plan and prepare a balanced lunch?
- The meal plan according to body code types.
The recipes are of almost all varieties like
- Rice Preparations
- Rotis and Parathas
- Sweet treats.
To name a few
Asian style Tofu Broccoli Wrap.
Stuffed Pepper Boats.
Cocoa Biscuit Balls.
Each recipe is described in a simple way with approximate cooking and preparation time with the calorie values too.
Even the Sweet Treats are healthy and nutritious using natural ingredients.
There is a lot of confusion as “What is snacks?” It is generally perceived as a something like chips or any unhealthy items, and when I tell people that a baby or toddler should have atleast 2 snacks a day, they gape at me!!! 2 snacks for a baby!!!
Dhvani clearly explains what a snack is
” It is meal between meals and is an Energy booster meal to provide energy in small packets throughout the day”
Here again very useful pointers on
” How to plan a Healthy Snack?”
- Energy giving foods
- Body building foods
- Fillers and Micronutrient Providers
- Power packed Foods
- Flavor Enhancers and Catalysts
She also lists what snacks should be had for a particular activity like sports, dancing, indoor activities, martial arts, study sessions, leisure activities.
There are about 30 odd yummy snack treats, to name a few
Cheesy Spinach Pops
Herbed Hummus with Pita sticks
Peppery Vegetable Idlis
Multigrain Tomato Omelette
Oil free Tomato Salsa (for side dish)
You can connect with Dhvani at www.dhvanishah.com or through her Facebook page Dhvani Shah – FIMS clinic
It is a definite worthy buy for all moms who have picky eaters. The recipes are so varied with different ingredients that your little one will never get bored with the food 🙂
Where to Buy
You can buy here at Amazon
Disclosure: As an affiliate, I will make a teensy bit of money on each sale BUT you will NOT have to pay anything extra..
You can download our ” Free Ebook on 50 First Food Recipes for Babies” Here.