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Raw dessert = pure nutrition

By Fredrica Syren: On Sunday evenings I make dessert for my family.  My kids do not eat very much sugar and my golden rule is if goes into their mouths, it has to have some sort of nutrition.  Raw desserts are my favorite way to “un”-cook yummy treats because there is …

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Homemade Energy Bars

By Fredrica Syren: I used to eat energy bars before I had kids. Considering they cost many dollars each, it for sure was an expensive habit and not very sustainable for either my wallet or the planet. These days, I really don’t eat individually packaged processed food, so power bars are something I would …

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Why Teaching Kids Cooking Skills Is So Important

 By Fredrica Syren:  My husband can’t cook for the life of him. Ok, well, he can kind of scramble some eggs and make pancakes from a mix. But that’s it. He says it’s because, as a child, he had no interest in learning to cook, and no one felt the need to teach him. This is the reason he believes whole heartedly that all three of …

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Kids Food In Restaurants–Leaves Something To Be Desired

By Fredrica Syren: Last weekend we went to an all vegan and raw restaurant here in Stockholm. To my kids’ delight, they had a huge menu to choose from: smoothies, breads with dips, cut up veggies with hummus, fruit slices and much, much more. They settled on beet smoothies, cut up veggies …

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The Defense Department Is Behind Your Child’s Favorite Snack

Guest post by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo: Who hasn’t given her child an energy bar for a rush breakfast, lunchbox treat or quick pick-me-up between afterschool activities? In our household, our three girls go through them by the boxful. But would you feel differently if you knew the snacks were …

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Raising Healthy Eaters

By Larraine Roulston: Getting your children to eat healthy meals is a challenge facing many parents. However, if the family eats nutritious foods, so will your baby. When an infant has begun taking solids, don’t be afraid to purée butternut squash and other colorful root vegetables. If serving rice baby …

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Cooking with Kids

By Fredrica Syren: According to my kids, the kitchen is the most fascinating place, and as soon as I start cooking, I soon hear the familiar sound of chairs being pushed so the kids can climb up and see what I’m doing. I must admit that sometimes this raises my …

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A Sample Menu of What We Eat

By Fredrica Syren: I get lots of questions about what my family, especially what my kids eat each week. So here is a sample menu. During the week, I eat lunch with my two boys, and James and Bella eat at work/school. We try to eat lots of fruits and …

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