Mochi Mugi Blog

Why do Kids Need Fiber in Their Diet?

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Aug 8, 2017 1:40:22 PM

We know that we need fiber and we know that it's healthy for us. But when it comes to our kids we tend to focus on vegetables, fruits, calcium, vitamins and nutrients. All very important. But we should also be paying attention to their fiber intake. Why do kids need fiber? Because it's vital for their digestive health. 

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Topics: soluble fiber, healthy eating

5 Ways to Boost Your Fiber Intake this Summer!

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Aug 1, 2017 6:55:22 AM

We've been talking a lot about summer nutrition and the importance of staying hydrated. As you re-vamp your diet for the warmer months you should also pay attention to your fiber intake. It's often easy to forget this as you search for cooler lighter foods. However, you want to make sure that you keep your digestive system on track.

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Topics: fiber in barley, healthy eating

8 Tip to Keep Your Kids Hydrated this Summer

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Jul 26, 2017 11:09:44 AM

With the recent hot temperatures it's more important than ever to stay hydrated. This is especially important for kids. Beach trips, pool days, amusement parks, parks, camp, sports or even just outdoor play fill our days and it can be easy for kids to not think about drinking when they are having so much fun. But, in order to avoid dehydration, it may be too late by the time they realize they are thirsty. And it can be a challenge to get them to stop and hydrate. It's important to know how to treat dehydration but even more so how to prevent it. Here are some tips we put together to help you keep your kids hydrated this summer.

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Topics: hydration

Grain Showdown: Pearl Barley vs Hulled Barley

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Jul 18, 2017 2:22:44 PM

Pearl Barley has come out on top in the Grain Showdown when stacked against  quinoabrown rice and whole grain pasta. But now let's see what happens when barley vs. barley! That's right pearl barley is going head-to-head with traditional or hulled barley - it's pearl barley vs hulled barley.

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Topics: soluble fiber, Cooking Barley, fiber in barley, beta glucan, fiber alternatives, healthy eating, rice alternatives

Grab and Go Food for Kids' Summer Trips

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Jul 12, 2017 7:40:15 PM

We have been focusing on kids' summer nutrition, including our two most recent blog posts 6 Food Ideas to Keep Kids Healthy & Having Fun and 5 Tips to Stay on Track. Summer time means lots of day trips. Trips to the park, the beach, pool, amusement parks but it can also mean poor food choices. Most of these locals are not known for their healthy offerings and they can hit not only our bodies but our bank accounts. All this eating out can get expensive!  Instead, it could be so easy and nutritious to pack up snacks and lunch to take along. And most likely much more delicious and enjoyable.

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Topics: kitchen hacks, tips and tricks, Cooking for Kids, On the Go

Kids' Summer Nutrition: 6 Food Ideas To Keep Kids Healthy and Having Fun!

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Jul 6, 2017 11:06:45 AM

Last week we started talking about Kids' Summer Nutrition, how important it is and how you can stay on track. There are plenty of great tips you can incorporate in your kitchen that follow Mochi Mugi's easy, yummy, good philosophy. Getting your kids involved in making these easy foods will make them all the more excited to try them and provides a fun activity you can do together! Take simple summer favorite foods and add a boost of nutrition. Your kids will love them and look forward to the treat and you'll appreciate all the healthy benefits they are getting. A true win-win!!!

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Topics: healthy eating strategies, Cooking for Kids, Summer