Kids’ Menus- Let’s Discuss!

I saw this in today’s NPR news and it got me thinking about the issue of kids’ meals in restaurants, which I think needs to be discussed more. http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/09/26/553533712/more-healthful-kids-meals-panera-ceo-dishes-out-a-challenge Let me just start by saying that as the parent of a pretty picky child, I completely, 100% understand the challenge of tailoring meals to kids. … Continue reading Kids’ Menus- Let’s Discuss!

Summer Sweets

Here in North Carolina, it is hot… These hot summer days get me thinking back on some of my favorite frozen desserts when I was a kid, and one thing that always comes to mind is the fruity/cream/vanilla combo. One thing I used to love were the orange push pops, a creamy citrusy treat.  My … Continue reading Summer Sweets

German goodies

I haven’t done a great deal of traveling in Germany, but during the brief visits I’ve made there, I have had some delicious food. Two things I remember best happen to be very popular kid foods, as confirmed by a German friend of mine, who hails from Nuremberg. One is fresh pretzels, opened, slathered with … Continue reading German goodies

Quick Pizza

You may have noticed I’ve been on hiatus for a while, but I have a good reason. Baby #2 arrived January 24! Between my pregnancy and now having a newborn, I have definitely been slacking in the kitchen. But I’m planning to get back to it in the coming weeks and months, along with revisiting … Continue reading Quick Pizza

Tiny but powerful: The world of probiotics and fermentation

Check out my latest collaboration with Doc Smo, the pediatric blogger! Explore the world of fermented foods and what they can do for you and your kids. http://www.docsmo.com/why-your-kids-need-fermented-foods-w-dr-rouchouze-pedcast/ Introduction Pick up any medical journal or health magazine and it won’t be long before you hear some discussion about the health benefits of probiotics and fermented … Continue reading Tiny but powerful: The world of probiotics and fermentation

Tortillas

A couple years ago, I picked up a cast iron tortilla press at a Latin American grocery store in Chicago. Since then, I’ve enjoyed pulling it out on rainy days or when we’re looking for a fun activity that has the added bonus of taking care of dinner. All you do is buy a package of prepared … Continue reading Tortillas

Beans Beans

Today is all about beans. Beans are such a great all around food since they are so versatile, healthy, and filling- not to mention cheap. They also have a nice smooth texture which some picky eaters like, and they can be picked up one by one. On the health end, they are high in fiber, … Continue reading Beans Beans