Monthly Archives: May 2012

Back to school meal

I’m looking forward to preparing snacks and lunch for the kids. It’s easier to prepare everything if I plan their meal ahead of time. Planning their snack and lunch give the kids lots of healthy selections to choose from. I can easily perk up the meals using my list. Preconceived menu also saves me a lot of time and energy to go to market.

Check out my back-to-school meal (baon) here.

Problem with leftover food?

Someone picks up our leftover food including other kitchen wastes every other day. If the old man fails to show up, we wait for the garbage truck to get the wet or biodegradable wastes twice a week.

Did you know that you can reuse kitchen waste and leftover food as fertilizer? You can benefit a lot from converting household waste using tumbler compost if you are growing your own veggie or flower garden. You can earn from organic waste, too. I haven’t tried recycling household waste, but some areas are implementing it and earning from the project.

How do you deal with kitchen wastes and leftover food in your household?

Feeding Your Picky-Eater

Feeding children requires a lot of patience and a good amount of creativity and artistic talents. Make sure to add a touch of color to every meal you prepare, especially for younger children who have a penchant for all things colorful. Add some strawberries to your tot’s breakfast cereals, or put a smiley on his pancakes. You can also throw in a couple of slices of carrots to your usual pot dishes to entice the little ones to try the food out.

Making eating time fun by is another crucial factor in feeding your little eaters. Buy plates and food bows in their favorite colors or get those that have his favorite cartoon character on them. Nothing whets a kid’s appetite better than seeing Mickey Mouse on his soup!

For bigger kids, you can get them to eat the food you prepare by getting them to help with the preparation of salads and sandwiches. I bet they will have a grand time savoring every bite knowing they are eating something they helped prepare themselves.

Limiting their snacks to nuts and fruits or a few pieces of cookies would also prove ideal, so as not to ruin their appetite come meal time.