Okinawa Interview

Okinawa Interview

Hi! I just posted my interview of a school teacher from Okinawa, Japan.  Find out more about the foods that Okinawan schools serve as well as the food habits of children on this island known for its healthy diet and long life. You can find the interview on the ‘Interviews’ page or read it here. Have a great weekend!

My Little Valentine

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
My Little Valentine

Hello!  I hope you all had a good Valentine’s Day and long President’s Day weekend! We celebrated Valentine’s day in our usual manner… with heart-shaped eggs!  It’s a simple and fun way to surprise the eaters in your family with some love first thing on Valentine’s Day. All you need is a hard boiled egg, […]

Tofu! Yum!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Blog, recipe | No Comments
Tofu! Yum!

As I mentioned in my previous post, my husband and I are currently on an elimination diet and often are quite hungry by the time lunch rolls around. Last weekend, we were ready to eat lunch, but had no proteins handy. I looked in the fridge, desperate for something quick, and pulled out a package […]

Elimination

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Elimination

With the start of 2015, many people I know are dieting or doing cleanses. Normally my husband and I ignore this hype and just try to maintain a healthy eating style throughout the year. However, this year, a friend of mine asked me to take a diet class with her that is focused on eliminating […]

Are School Lunches Better than Your Home-Packed Ones?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
Are School Lunches Better than Your Home-Packed Ones?

Happy New Year to all Diverse Little Eater readers! We wish you a healthy start to 2015! Many of us pack lunches for our children every day, but a surprising article in the New York Times recently pointed out that school lunches are often healthier than home-packed lunches.  See article HERE. This article may raise the […]

Savory Egg Strata

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Breakfast, recipe | No Comments
Savory Egg Strata

This is a great way to use a slightly older piece of bread that no one wants to eat alone anymore. Ingredients: Enough old bread to cover the bottom of a 9×9 inch baking pan – you can use any bread that you have to make this dish, stale bread works best. 5 eggs ½ […]

10 Ways to Keep the Evening Commute from Stealing your Umph in the Kitchen!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Blog, Tips | No Comments
10 Ways to Keep the Evening Commute from Stealing your Umph in the Kitchen!

I have rushed home many evenings only to find myself completely stressed out with dinner preparation, and the rush to get my child bathed, fed, brushed, and cuddled off to sleep within a 2 or 3-hour time frame. If you do not have children, you are probably thinking, “3 hours! What’s the big deal? That’s […]

We Are All a Little Blind

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Blog | No Comments
We Are All a Little Blind

The other day my son and I were waiting for the metro and a blind woman walked by us on the platform. My son asked worriedly how she would detect the edge of the platform. Having observed that she stopped walking and chose a safe place to stand, I assured him that she was fine […]

My Child Drinks Out of a Wine Glass!

My Child Drinks Out of a Wine Glass!

Where in the world do children use wine glasses to drink their juice? France!  That’s where! When we moved to France, my son was only two and a half years old.  For the first 2 weeks, we lived in a hotel.  Although the room we rented was equipped with a kitchenette, we ended up eating out most evenings.  I […]

After School Energy Bites

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in recipe, Snack-Time | No Comments
After School Energy Bites

  These energy bites can be changed to please any little (or large!) palate.  They can be made sweet with dried mango or raisins, tangy with dried cranberries or apricots, or a bit spicy with dried and candied ginger.  For a really luxurious after school snack, you can add bits of dark chocolate and dark chocolate powder with […]

Food Diversity for Little Eaters

Food Diversity for Little Eaters

     What do children in other parts of the world eat?  Which cultures provide their children the healthiest diets?  How do parents from different cultures teach their children to eat and accept foods? These are not easy questions to answer.  I think it is safe to say that parents across the globe are concerned with their children’s […]