Happy International Sushi Day!

Do you let your kids eat sushi?

Despite sushi can appear to be very kid-pleasing, it is not as kid-friendly because many sushi contains raw fish.

There have been many different articles that are being published on various Japanese parenting magazines and websites which discourage parents to feed raw fish product to younger children due to their immature digestive system.

If you would like to try preparing sushi for kids however, there are numerous ways for you to try to make sushi kids-friendly.

Check out the following article now for how you can home make sushi for kids that you little ones will love!

Via Mindful Momma: How to make kid-friendly Sushi

Today I’d like to dispel a nasty rumor about sushi: namely that it must contain raw fish. Truth is, sushi doesn’t have to contain fish at all. The term sushi actually comes from a Japanese word meaning “sour tasting” and refers to the vinegary rice from which sushi is made. Originally, vinegar was probably added to rice as a method of preservation for both the rice and the filling. Another thing you may not know (I didn’t!) is that the vinegar solution used to create sushi rice is called su.

I don’t know about your kids, but my youngest really won’t go for a big hunk of raw fish on his sushi. So for our first sushi-making experience, we decided to stick with fillings that were a little more kid friendly – like avocado, smoked salmon, cream cheese and veggies.

ere’s a little run-down on how we made our kid-friendly sushi:


  • Sushi rice (a sticky, short-grain rice)
  • Rice vinegar
  • Nori seaweed sheets
  • Bamboo sushi rolling mat
  • Rice cube (optional but fun!)
  • Wooden paddle or spoon for preparing rice
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large cutting board or cookie sheet (for cooling prepared rice)


  • Avocados
  • Carrots
  • Scallions (finely diced)
  • Cucumbers
  • Red peppers
  • Smoked Salmon or other cooked fish
  • Cream cheese


  1. Make the sushi rice. The Pioneer Woman has a tutorial for perfect sushi rice on her blog. I followed something very similar except that my “su” did not include saki (just rice vinegar, sugar and a tiny bit of salt)
  2. Spread prepared rice on a cutting board or cookie sheet (to allow it to continue to cool).
  3. Prepare a bowl of “hand vinegar” (1 cup water, 1/4 cup rice vinegar) for working with rice.
  4. Cover bamboo mat with plastic wrap (not sure if this is traditional, but we were following the instructions that came with the rolling mat).
  5. Lay a piece of nori on the mat, then top with a 1/4 inch layer of rice. (dip fingers in hand vinegar to keep rice from sticking)
  6. Add a thin strip of filling in the middle.
  7. Starting with the bottom edge of the mat, roll up and away from you, pressing lightly while you roll. At the very end you will need to pull out the mat so you can finish the roll (hard to explain but you’ll know when you do it). Press lightly to seal the edges together.
  8. For an inside-out roll, flip over the nori and rice so that the rice is on the outside when you roll!

We also had tons of fun with the Rice Cube. It squishes the rice and fillings into cubes. Aren’t they cute?

Happy National Hamburger Day!

As we have discussed various articles last week, a juicy hamburger maybe enticing treat for you and your little ones, however there are many drawbacks that come with it!

To enable your children to enjoy their favorite burgers guilt-free, why not try preparing healthy burger recipes for your kids instead?

If you are looking for kids-friendly healthy burger recipes, this hidden veggie beef burger recipe is something you need to bookmark to your list.

Grab the following ingredients and follow the instructions to get started today! Don’t forget to comment below should you have any other healthy burger recipes to share with us!


Many parents are aware that feeding their kids with regular, healthy meals will enable their kids to be more attentive in class, less likely to be tired, and retain more information in classes.

However, preparing healthy and kids-friendly school lunches on a regular basis is not an easy task.

As parents who prepare school lunches for your kids, we have all been through those days where we run out of kids’ school lunch ideas and our kids are moaning about the same school lunch box menu again.

If you are keen to find healthy and easy kids’ school lunch ideas, this video is for you!

These healthy vegan school lunch ideas will blow your mind!

Watch it now and comment which is your favorite idea below to share with us!

We have discussed about why kids are becoming picky eaters and the things to take note of when your kids are fussy about their food.

Kids could become picky eaters due to numerous reasons.

Some kids are naturally extra sensitive to a certain smell, taste, or texture which cause them to dislike and even refuse to eat certain food.

Some kids on the other hand pick up the fussy eating habits by modeling their parents or other kids.

If you have troubles feeding picky eaters of yours, these kid-friendly vegan recipes that your kids will love! They are easy to prepare and are great for feeding picky eaters. Your kids may not even realize that they are vegan!


Get inspired by these healthy meals that your kids will actually want to eat! 😍 (via Tasty Vegetarian)FULL RECIPE: https://tasty.co/compilation/5-kid-friendly-vegan-meals

Posted by Proper Tasty on Friday, April 6, 2018


It is no news to us that avocado is an amazing food for us that comes with a multitude of benefits, but do you really know what avocados contain?

Inside an avocado, it is packed with loads of vitamins such as Vitamin E and Vitamin B6, which acts as an effective anti-oxidant. Avocados are also an excellent source of monounsaturated fat, which helps in lowering down cholesterol levels, lowering the risk of heart diseases, and improving your brain’s activity level.

Without further ado, let’s check out the video featuring the 5 most popular avocado dishes’ recipes and get some exploration done in the kitchen with some avocados now!

Via AJC.com: 9 recipes for quick, easy and healthy lunches to pack for your kids

You want to pack a healthy, appealing lunch for your kids every day. Problem is, it’s easy to fall into a lunch rut. Who hasn’t eaten the same turkey sandwich every day for a week?

Experts say planning ahead and getting your kids involved into the process can go a long way in preparing a healthy, balanced — and enticing— school lunch.

Here are six tips and nine recipes designed to help pack a colorful, creative, healthy and yummy lunch for your child. The following tips were provided by Keith Kantor, a Norcross nutritionist and experts with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life:

Keep balance in mind.

When you are packing lunch, make sure to include protein, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats. Limit processed grains and empty calories like cookies, crackers, and juice. If your child likes dessert, Kantor suggests something small like a square of dark chocolate. Processed foods and sugary treats will leave your child with a spike in blood sugars, providing a quick burst of energy followed by a drop in blood sugars, making them want to sleep in class.

Make their lunch appealing.

Pack lunches in bento boxes or compartmentalize with cupcake silicone reusable “cups.” These work great for children who love to eat finger food like grapes, carrot sticks, cheese squares, trail mix, hummusor a sandwich. This is like a mini-appetizer plate or a protein box that is sold at coffee shops. (It can also work well for older teens and even adults at work, in the car or at their desk).

Photo Credit: Melissa

Get kids involved in the planning process.

Let kids decide between several healthy options. Parents can ask questions like “Would you like to have oranges, grapes or bananas in your lunch this week?” and “Which flavors of yogurt would you like?” This lets kids feel like they have a say in what goes into their lunches, and you get to curate what those options are.

Rethink the drink.

Healthy beverages. Although juice boxes are very popular, fruit juice can contain as much sugar as regular soda. Water is the best beverage choice.

Make sure you keep the lunch at a safe temperature.

This step is often overlooked. Always pack the lunch in an insulated lunch bag or box with one or two ice packs depending on how big the lunch is. Sometimes kids have 4 or more hours before lunchtime, and they store their lunch in a locker that is outside in the heat. CHOA suggests freezing a clean, wet sponge in a sealable plastic bag to use as an inexpensive ice pack. Another idea: freeze a plastic water bottle (pour a little out first because it’ll expand) to keep lunch cool and give your child an ice-cold drink.

Personalize it.

There’s nothing as special as an opportunity to add a little personality to your child’s lunch. Use cookie cutters to turn sandwiches, cheese, fruits and veggies into fun shapes. Draw a smiley face on a banana or orange peel. Or leave a special note for your child in his lunchbox. It’ll make your child’s day.

Photo Credit: myu myu


A Twist on PB&J:

Two slices whole-grain bread, 1-2 tablespoons of all-natural almond or cashew butter and all natural fruit spread, or better yet real berries. Add to lunch an apple, serving carrot sticks and two tablespoons of hummus for dipping.

Lettuce Wraps:

Fill lettuce with with nitrate-free deli chicken or turkey, tomatoes, spinach, one ounce of cheese and mustard (optional). Round out lunch with one cup of chopped melon, one-fourth of a cup of nuts or homemade trail mix.

Yogurt parfait:

Combine 6-8 ounces of Greek yogurt with a half of cup of all natural granola and one-half cup of berries. Add five celery sticks with all natural peanut/almond or cashew butter and raisins (which is called ants on a log).

Pasta salad:

Make the pasta with whole wheat pasta and add fresh veggies such as bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli. Add a hard boiled egg and a fruit cup packed in 100 percent juice or water.

A healthier, cheaper version of the pre-packaged lunch packs:

Instead of buying the ones at the store on grocery store shelve which can be chock full of additives, unhealthy fats, salts and sugars, make your own by packing low-sodium deli turkey slices, reduced fat cheese, whole-grain crackers, grapes and baby carrots in a sectioned plastic container.

Veg Out:

Fresh veggies (like cucumber, carrots or bell peppers) with hummus, whole-grain crackers or rice cakes. Also pack grapes.

Photo Credit: Melissa

That’s a wrap:

Turn your leftover baked chicken and veggies (like lettuce and tomato) into an easy lunch by wrapping them in a whole-wheat tortilla. Add a banana, low-fat yogurt.

Layered salad:

Pack salads in tall plastic containers by layering a little dressing on the bottom, toppings in the middle, and lettuce or spinach on top. Just shake and eat.

DIY combination:

Have your child assemble the lunch by selecting from the following categories: protein (ie, nitrate-free lunch meat; boiled eggs; Greek yogurt),

fruits and vegetables (i.e., apples, grapes, carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes;) and healthy fat (guacamole, nuts, nut butter).

Note:For all of the recipes above, nutritionists suggest packing either 1 percent milk or water to drink.

You kids will love this Buttermilk-Fried Chicken Sandwich! From the bun, fillet to dressing, the step by step detailed recipe is something you should definitely try! It’s fun and it’s easy!, watch the video below to find out how!

Hamburger helper is yummy, cheap and convenient; but with a closer look at the recipe, anyone can tell that it is a completely processed mess.

So what should you do to keep your kids healthy when they crave for hamburger helper?

Easy! Try this yummy healthy vegan hamburger helper recipe using the best vegan cheese sauce instead!

You will be surprised how yummy it turns out to be!

You prepare it the same way you would if it were beef, except it’s cruelty free, and won’t clog your arteries.