Kids can cook real food – but we need to teach them how. Here’s how I’m teaching my kids to cook and giving my kids an arsenal of kitchen skills that will serve them for a lifetime.
Snacks are gonna happen. Even if they eat well at mealtimes, they’re going to get hungry in between. It’s just an inevitable part of this whole kid growth-spurt phase thing.
I make it easy on myself by planning ahead for easy-to-grab snacks.
Love the convenience of Starbucks Bistro Boxes, but not the price or the exact foods? Make your own ahead of time. Examples, nutrition facts, and resources.
A lot of times, I read School Lunch Tips type posts and am a little horrified… I have a much simpler way of thinking about my kids’ lunches, to make sure they get the healthy balance they need.
These homemade Paleo Skittles are slightly chewy snacks made with tons of whole fruits and vegetables. A great healthy snack for toddlers on the go.
Lately, my daughter has been more into Real Kitchen Stuff. Wanting to help wash, peel, and cut fruits and veggies. Stirring and pouring. Wearing her little apron. Sweeping and cleaning spills. And standing inside the refrigerator, door open, scanning for snacks. So I figured it was time for a fully-functional toddler kitchen.
Sometimes, I post pictures of Anneliese’s lunches on Instagram and twitter, and I usually get a lot of comments like: “Wow, that looks great!” “Will you be my mom?” “Yum! I want to eat that.” “Does she really eat all of that stuff?” Let me respond. That’s because it IS great! Um… don’t hate me,