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Easy and Fun Catrina Rice Krispies Treat Pops {Recipe}

Dia de Muertos is a very special holiday for us.  We spend the week prior setting up an altar for my grandparents, searching for cempazuchitl (marigolds), papel picado, making sugar skulls and preparing a mole dinner while we reminisce the joyful times we lived with my grandparents. This year is very special to us because my son is now at the age where he can participate in many Dia de Muertos activities and begin to understand the meaning of thisRead More ...

Chocolate Caramel Almond Dia de Muertos Rice Krispies Treat

It was one of those days…. I was missing my Tio who passed away 3 years ago.  With Dia de Muertos / Day of the Dead (Nov.2nd) around the corner, I decided to start building an alter in his name.  I put on his favorite song “Miss You” by the Rolling Stones and played it loud on repeat.  Choked up with tears stuck in my throat, I tried my best to belt it out and get to the rest ofRead More ...

5 Reasons to #LoveYourCereal

More and more breakfast is becoming a challenge in my house because of our hectic schedules. My girl is pretty set on her ways and she likes to wake up, chill with a bottle of milk (yes, she still loves her sippy cup at age 5!), watch one cartoon and then get ready for school. In between that routine, I need to make sure she sits down with (or without us, sometimes!) to eat a nutritious breakfast that can getRead More ...

The Joy of Amaranth: Alegrias {Recipe}

Amaranth is a tiny-little seed full of protein.  It is mainly used as the base ingredient in the Mexican candy known as Alegrias or “joy.”  Alegrias are rich in fiber, protein, amino acids, calcium and iron. And yes… they are also full of joy!  Children love to get their hands on this sticky-sweet dessert.  It is a healthy, energy-replenishing snack for kids that fit perfectly in their lunch box. It can also be used as a crunchy topping on theirRead More ...

An Ode to Avocados from Mexico {Video}

Back in August, I was invited by Avocados from Mexico to attend BlogHer,  the largest conference for women bloggers, in New York City. I couldn’t think of a better partner since I have a slight obsession with avocados, and everyone in my house does too. In fact, avocados were one of my girl’s first foods! I would just spoon it out, mash it a bit and she would gobble it up. Since avocados is a favorite amongst many, we knewRead More ...

5 Ideas to Make Breakfast Easy

Now that we’re in full swing with our new life as parents of a kindergartener, we’re readjusting many of our daily routines — or lack of them, in some cases — to better accommodate the new needs of our girl. Before, we could take more time in the mornings and didn’t feel pressured to have to arrive on time to preschool every day. That’s certainly changed now and the adjustment hasn’t been without its bits of chaos. One of theRead More ...

Get Out Of The Lunch-Packing Rut With Some Bento Fun

There is absolutely no reason why your kid’s lunch should be a boring one.  Cute cooking has become a full-blown craze that has captivated pop culture to the fullest.  Bento boxes, meaning “convenient” in Japanese are an attractive way to encourage picky eaters to enjoy their lunch while at the same time, reducing waste because a reusable container is customarily used. A bento box lunch uses inexpensive ingredients and are a healthier choice than fast food or restaurant kid’s meals. Read More ...

Eat More Veggies with a Nicaraguan Feast

  Continuing with the theme of my last post, today I want to talk about eating more veggies. Our culture seems to have a love/hate relationship with this food group: we know it’s good for us, but we are much more tempted to eat “tastier” veggie-less foods that are thrown on our faces day in and day out. Eating vegetables always ends up feeling like homework, and nobody likes doing homework, right? What I have found out through many yearsRead More ...

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