Cooking & Nutrition

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Indeed!

Photo © Nataša Mandić/Stocksy United

Pumpkins aren’t just for jack-o’-lanterns and table décor. While we all associate them with the fall season and Halloween celebrations, they make an excellent addition to mealtime all year round. Whether you get your pumpkin directly from the patch or right from a can, we hope you’ll think about this lovely ingredient beyond November. Why? These

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Dreamy Overnight Oats: The Only Breakfast That’s Easier Is Plain Old Toast.

Photo © Vladislav Nosick

When it comes to quick, healthy, kid-friendly breakfasts, it’s hard to top overnight oats: Mix equal parts raw rolled whole oats (not quick oats) and liquid in a jar with your chosen seasonings, refrigerate overnight, and voilà! The result is a surprisingly creamy porridge that’s budget-conscious but feels très gourmet. Bonus: It takes 10 seconds

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Easy, Scrumptious Homemade Applesauce. Plus 6 Great Ways to Snarf it Down

Photo by Mizina

While it may take more than just an apple a day to keep the doctor away, these sweet, crispy, kid-friendly delights are indeed loaded with nutrition—and that’s making us folks at KinderCare feel saucy! Applesaucy! Let’s begin with a little bio of our key ingredient: A great source of vitamin C and polyphenols (disease-fighting antioxidants,

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Breakfast for Dinner!? YUUUMMM!

Not only is breakfast for dinner fun, it can be healthy, too. Photo © Helen Rushbrook/Stocksy United

By Anna Sachse A few months ago, we were post out-of-town guests and deep in a busy work-week, which meant I could hear my voice echoing in our refrigerator. We did, however, have half a pint of buttermilk and some eggs—so we decided to have breakfast for dinner. My 4-year-old’s mind was blown. Her 2-year-old

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Can Two-Year-Olds Cook Cornbread? You Bet. Plus: A Recipe You Can Make Together!

A simple cornbread recipe can teach so many lessons!

The kitchen is a learning lab. That’s why at KinderCare Learning Centers, we build cooking into our curriculum and why we like to get children cooking early. Test out this recipe with your little chef. It’s adapted from our Discovery Preschool curriculum, because, two year olds can make their very own cornbread—from scratch. Easy-to-Make Cornbread Ingredients:

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