If you shop with the seasons you’ll have a wide variety of plentiful and cheap fruit and vegetables at your disposal. Better yet, perhaps you own a garden and are looking for creative ways to use up the crops. Fruit Leather is your answer. Give it a try!
Car trips, plane trips, bus trips and family vacations – No matter what the voyage, there are always two things you can count on: the endless “Are we there yet?” and “I’m hungry!”. With some planning you can prepare a travel bag filled with distractions and healthy treats, that will amuse your kids and keep […]
There is one thing that a well balanced school lunch should never lack: a good source of protein. Proteins provide your child with the essential nutrients that they need during the rapid growth years. They also maintain body’s feeling of satiety and stave off hunger pangs for longer periods.
The kids were always welcome in the kitchen. Growing up, I remember helping my mother and grandmothers make homemade goodies. It instilled in me a love of cooking and traditions. I’d like to do the same with my children. The ideal time to get kids engaged in the kitchen, is around the holidays. That’s when […]
Guest blogger, Dr. Katalenas explains how the foods children are eating, or excluding from their diets, are contributing to fatigue and what parents can do to turn this around.
I first went to Ireland to meet the family! I was marrying a Dublin native. Food was not what came to mind when I envisioned what Ireland would have in store for me. For me, it was more about Guinness stout, Irish music, and good times. Having been there many times now, (as a parent […]
Childhood is the best time to form healthy eating habits. The Mediterranean diet, like Yumbox, is centered around simplicity, balance and moderation. And now there’s more reason than ever to emphasize the Mediterranean staples in your family’s diet. Recent studies show that people who follow the Mediterranean regime have better cardio health. So incorporate some […]
We are in transition this month from winter to spring, so you will find that a wide range of foods can be considered “in season”. Unlike your choice of clothing on a chilly spring day, you can’t go wrong with the winter citrus fruits that are still in abundance or all of the new leafy […]
What do pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, miso, cheddar cheese and chocolate have in common? They are all fermented foods and they are good for you! Many are child-friendly and easy to incorporate in everyday meals.
I consider Financier (Almond Cakes) one of the best culinary inventions in France. They are so addictive. But you don’t need to travel to Paris to sample those little almond based pastries. In fact, financiers are so easy to make, your child can do most of the recipe!