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The New and Improved School Lunch: Shake It Up With a Snack

When it comes to packing our five year old’s school lunch, as much as we’d like to be rolling up Vietnamese summer rolls (an honest goal) and other holdable, global goodies, most of the time it’s a rushed affair, sometimes … Continue reading

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Mermaid Snack

Here’s our new favorite snack: roasted, seasoned seaweed (my mermaid-obsessed daughter is into this aquatic detail). We picked it up at a fundraiser for my daughter’s school and we’ve eaten two packages of it so far: it’s a Korean-style product … Continue reading

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Kids and Vinegar: Friendlier Than You’d Think

Bitter, sour, salty, sweet. What some say are the four elements of flavor. Most folks wouldn’t be inclined rank sour at the top for getting kids to eat the good stuff. But think about it: lemonade would be dull with … Continue reading

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Super Easy Fall Snack: Pepitas and Cranberries

Carving a pumpkin is fun. Removing the gunk from the 82 or so pumpkin seeds contained therein is a bit less so. But still, the lesson in “where pepitas come from” is a worthwhile one to teach the kids (toast … Continue reading

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Eating Fruit at Disneyland

I’m happy to report that you needn’t live on ice cream alone at Disneyland, should you find yourself there in the blistering late summer heat of  Southern California. Not that I did, but my wife (a native Californian with both … Continue reading

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Top Ten Toddler Salty Snacks (continued)

to pick up where we left off… 6. freshly-fried tortilla chips and quacamole at the nearest Mexican dive 7. trader joe’s peanut butter filled pretzels (though, in this hyper-allergic era, they’re rapidly reaching hazmat status) 8. marcona almonds (tamari almonds … Continue reading

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Top Ten Toddler Salty Snacks

Kids love sweet stuff right? Well sometimes as you know – if you give them the choice – they’ll floor you with a craving for salty delicacies over gooey treats. So in homage of my toddler’s near addiction to red … Continue reading

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