Cooking for Kids

Holiday Help Guide: Kitchen-Safety Tips for Kids

We believe that kids belong in the kitchen. Working alongside adults, children can become proud participants in helping to bake a simple batch of oatmeal cookies or in preparing a whole holiday meal. Plus, helping with things like measuring and mixing helps develop their large- and small-motor skills. Job No. 1 for parents when cooking with kids?

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5 Quick and Nutritious on-the-Go Snack Ideas

We’ve all been there. It’s afternoon pick-up and you have a hungry child who needs to get to soccer practice on time. In honor of national fruits and vegetables month, we wanted to support all of our time-crunched families with ideas for incorporating both of these when we’re on-the-go and need to reach for kid-friendly

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Fall Recipe: Simple Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

From Carly Dunn, Registered Dietitian For most households, our children are heading back to school this week. This means more hectic schedules, including homework, soccer practice, PTA meetings, parent-teacher conferences and late night study sessions. Slow cookers are a great time saver for the busy parent who needs to get a satisfying and healthy dinner on the

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Weekly Links Roundup and Cute Photo of the Week!

This week, a beautiful and bittersweet back to school post by Girls Gone Child leads my links roundup. Great advice for teaching a child to treat others with respect from Parenthacks. This is such a brilliant idea, from Rookie Moms: make dinner for the next night after dinner. Finally, I missed this last week but

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Snack Time Fun: Make a Banana Caterpillar

Are you bored with your snack time routine? Crackers and milk got you down? Looking for a more creative way to use peanut butter? Have you been craving insect-themed foods? Our Registered Dietitian, Carly Dunn, says that her banana caterpillar snack was a huge hit when she helped host “bring your child to work” day

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Enjoy this “Lucky” & Healthy Snack

From Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian Ingredients: English muffin Cream cheese Bell pepper, green, sliced Directions: Toast english muffins Spread on cream cheese Add sliced green bell peppers (aka clovers!) Enjoy your “lucky” St. Patrick’s Day Treat!

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Try this Delicious & Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe

From Carly, KinderCare Registered Dietitian February is sweet potato month.  Sweet potatoes are a good source of Beta Carotene and vitamins A & C.  They are also high in fiber, but make sure you eat the peel (that’s where the fiber is). Ingredients: 1. 2 large sweet potatoes 2. ¼ cup olive oil 3. 1 T.

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Whole Grain Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe

Whole Grain Bruschetta with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe Ingredients 6 slices whole-grain French baguette or whole-grain Italian Bread 1 garlic clove 1 TSBP + 1 tsp olive oil 3 plum/roma tomatoes, chopped 3 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tsp balasamic vinegar ¼ cup parmesan cheese Pinch of each salt & pepper     Directions 1.)   

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