Years ago my husband and I went with both of our mothers to a detox spa for a “cleansing” week. Talk about a romantic vacation (my husband asked that I make it clear here that he was dragged to the spa under great duress). One could also refer to this supposed vacation as a kind of culinary torture! Although we actually felt incredible after our week of consuming nothing but liquids, the only thing I could think about every minute of each day was food! While there, we participated in several nutrition classes where the instructor suggested different foods and products for us to seek out that were high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. One of my favorite offerings were these Ryvita multi-grain crispbreads and I think that they are great for little ones, too. Most kids’ crackers on the market are made with hydrogenated oils, white flour and tons of ingredients that I can’t even pronounce, but the Ryvitas are oven-baked with whole grains, no trans fats and a distinct, crispy texture that I find truly delicious.

Kenya has really gotten into these crackers lately. Sometimes I top them with strawberry preserves or cream cheese, but more often than not, I just serve them plain. Kenya’s even been known to ask for them for dessert! OK, that’s a little odd, but not as bizarre as him still wanting to eat them way past his bedtime the other night and insisting on taking one in the bath. I let him. I’m such a sucker.

About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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