Children

Ideas for healthy school snacks

Kids love snacks! Your child’s lunchbox does not have to include chips, candy, cookies or sodas – these are full of ‘empty calories’. They have little nutritional quality and have lots of ingredients that are actually harmful to your child’s health – sugar, salt, fat, artificial colors and additives. You don’t have to ban these snacks altogether, ...

Kitchen wise – a safety guide

This article is written with children in mind but much of the advice applies to adults as well. Accidents in the home - especially in the kitchen - can be avoided if you apply several commonsense measures. My first and central tip would be: if at all possible, keep children out of the kitchen when ...

A simple birthday party

Let me invite you to my daughter's 4th birthday party. For this you will need a time machine, because that was last year. We have a few ideas of our own about environmentalism, how we raise our daughter and a host of other topics. This is not the time to share them, but the way we did ...

Baby and toddler foods, Dominican Republic-style

I weaned my baby son here in the DR, and found that many of the foods found here worked as excellent first foods for him. The requisites - wherever you're coming from - were that they should be palatable, easy to digest, and nutritious. First stage (never before the age of 4 months): purées like Avocado, ...