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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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Introducing Your Baby to Solid Foods

By Carly Dunn, KinderCare Registered Dietitian Introducing your baby to solid foods is an exciting milestone. How and when infants start eating solid foods will be different for each child, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends starting at around six months. This depends on the baby’s readiness, and it is important to learn and

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Thanksgiving Nutrition Tips

Here are a few simple ways to make your favorite Thanksgiving dishes healthier! Green Bean Casserole Use fresh or frozen green beans, or rinse canned green beans to remove any excess salt from water. Use crushed whole wheat crackers as topping (the USDA recommends “making half your grains whole.”) Use lower sodium cream of mushroom

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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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Eat Your Veggies!

My almost-three-year-old currently will not eat one single vegetable. Not one! She has turned her nose up at carrots and peas since she outgrew baby food, and when I try to get her to try cucumber or salad greens or tomatoes she absolutely refuses. So we give her baby food pouches with mixed fruits and

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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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Fun with Strawberries

May is National Strawberry Month!  Strawberries are one of the best sources of Vitamin C and also contain fiber, potassium and antioxidants.  Here are two simple strawberry recipes that you and your children can make together, courtesy of Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian. Rainbow Fruit Salad Ingredients: Strawberries Oranges Mango Kiwi Blueberries Grapes Directions: Dice fruit

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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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