Back to School Snack Ideas

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Schoolspon-post

We’re back to school! Notice I say “we”, because as every parent knows, school is as much work for the parents as it is for the kids.

Parents everywhere figuratively pull their hair out each morning trying to come up with ideas that appeal to their sprogs, foods that are relatively easy to prepare, and preferably do not take too much time of our already cramped mornings. It isn’t the first time we write about this, but we’d like to give you some more ideas in time to ship your kids back to school.

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Easy Rice and Quail Eggs Saladspon-post

Often the lunches that our kids prefer are not necessarily the best or most nutritious. We have to balance their tastes with what’s good for them. I have found that the easiest way to negotiate with them is to involve them in the preparation.

You may think that a dish that includes the words “salad” and “healthy” in its description will be the subject of protests and nose-flinching by the little ones. It doesn’t have to be so, get them involved in the making of this colorful Easy Rice and Quail Eggs Salad for Kids and your kids will be singing its praises.

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Shrimp Sandwichon (Sandwich Cake)

Summer is soon to end, and so is our vacation.

During all this summer we’ve shared recipes that require little to no cooking, and I think I may have started a tradition in our blog, I think the idea of summer-friendly recipes will continue for years to come. This particular dish, though popular in our country and many other Hispanic countries, is also inspired by a Scandinavian tradition. We know this as Sandwichon (Sandwich Cake), Swedes know and love it as smörgåstårta.

And if you’ve never served this to your guests, it’s about time you do.

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Shrimp and Mango Ceviche Salad

Summer is chugging along, and we continue our series of light summer dishes that require little to no cooking, and are perfect for the season. What’s not to love about that?

This time we have a dish based on a South American classic that has spread the world over. You’ll love this Shrimp and Mango Ceviche Salad.

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Oatmeal and Strawberry Popsicle

Like every summer, we try to escape the heat in our beloved Caribbean corner by heading for cooler climates. Aunt Ilana and I have been writing our “What I Did This Summer” reports for over a decade. I am looking forward to hearing what Ilana has been up to this year, but in the meantime this is what I have been up to: scrumping, that ancient summer tradition.

We are in Denmark again this year, and my daughter has been spending time with family in the countryside, where she’s having metric loads of fun. I look back to my own childhood summers in my grandparents’ farms and can imagine how exciting it must be for her.

Speaking of childhood, isn’t this Oatmeal and Strawberry Popsicle the perfect summer treat? Yes, it is.

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