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Do We Let Our Kids Have Too Many Snacks?

My kids would snack or graze until they dropped, whether its savory or sweet, healthy or downright bad for you (all in moderation of course). Christmas is particularly bad it seems because the snacks seem to be dominated by small … Continue reading

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Popups – the New Indian Snack Food

Confusion reigned in our house tonight after Zelda (3) decided she wanted to taste a snack she'd seen us pick up at a local supermarket. "Popups." Can I have some popups she kept asking as Jowa and myself looked on … Continue reading

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Healthy Halloween Candy in the UK

Okay, so healthy might be over doing things but while we’re considering less-evil forms of Halloween treats, I’d like to volunteer Marks & Spencer Terrifying Toffee Popcorn. No artificial flavorings nor scary e-numbers in this stuff… just lots of sugar!! … Continue reading

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Sweet Chili Riceworks – a Genuine Doritos Killer

Dylan had a friend Iwan round this afternoon for a playdate. They’d just come home from school and proceeded to snack their way through most things in the house…..including this genius "whole grain brown rice, naturally gluten free, no preservatives, … Continue reading

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Chips n’ Yoghurt – A New Favorite Kiddie Snack

My little boy has hit on what could be the perfect Gastrokid and Gastrodult snack: mango chilli potato chips with a natural Greek yoghurt dip. Where he conjured this competing but complementary taste combo from I have no idea. But … Continue reading

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Tortilla Beet Salad Wrap Thingy

I’’ve always hated wraps. Maybe it’s because I don’’t like biting into a burrito and getting ambushed with a salad. But that’’s exactly what I did to my kids the other day, when they refused to eat a green salad … Continue reading

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Fast Snack: Goat Cheese and Apple

Cheese-freak, five year old Vi saw the herbed goat cheese in the cheese drawer (note to self: in future keep cheese in less visible spot than the transparent drawer labeled “Cheese Drawer.”) and said: Dad, I want goat cheese. It … Continue reading

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Candied Flower Power

At the risk of seeming like some guerilla marketer for Trader Joe’s, I’m calling attention to yet another one of their cool products: candied hibiscus flowers. Yep, full blooms of hibiscus coated in sugar and perhaps some red coloring through … Continue reading

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The Accidental Snackist: Tofu and Soba Sauce

With stocks running low in the kitchen and five year old Violet hungry in the afternoon, I happened upon a delicious, freakishly easy, and not unhealthy snack. I simply cubed firm organic tofu (we buy ours at Trader Joe’s) and … Continue reading

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Organic String Cheese Alert

Okay, so that might be a bit of a strident headline, but it’s worth noting that our local Trader Joe’s market just recently started stocking organic string cheese. Given the fact that it probably constitutes an entire food group in … Continue reading

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