Cooking with your toddler(s) can be an amazing learning experience! But not everything in the kitchen is safe or appropriate for little hands. Finding age appropriate tools is one of the best ways to make meal prep easier with your little one by your side. Here are some of my favorite toddler kitchen tools! ThisContinue reading “Toddler Kitchen Tools”
It isn’t a surprise that with a Bachelors degree in nutrition and a background teaching children’s culinary classes (age 2-16) that cooking with little people is one of my FAVORITE ways to help them learn new foods! But not everyone feels quite as confident in the kitchen when they have their little one with them.Continue reading “10 Tips for Cooking with Your Toddler(s): While Staying Sane, Safe, and Sanitary”
Recently I shared an IG lunch post where Jax dipped his grapes into his tomato soup. As an adult, I was repulsed. But as an inquisitive toddler, he wasn’t phased at all – in fact, it was the opposite – he LOVED it! On the post I asked what was the weirdest combination that everyone’sContinue reading “FREE GUIDE: Nutritious Dipping Sauces”
Nothing reminds me of summer time as a kid more than sitting in the grass, eating an ice pop! Now that I am an adult and a mom, I want to continue this summer-time tradition with my own little man. But I also want to make sure they are something I can feel good about!Continue reading “Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes”
Becoming more selective starts around 12-18 months for most children. When they begin to differentiate between items for flavor, colors, and textures and distinguish which they prefer. For some kids, selective (or picky) eating is a short-lived stage. For others, it can become an ongoing challenge and make mealtime a stressful, chaotic experience for everyone involved.
Children only get one chance to build strong bones! As parents, it is our job to make sure they have to right tools to build strong bones. Children who get adequate calcium will enter adulthood with the strongest bones possible.
Breakfast is referred to as “the most important meal of the day” and this is especially true for toddlers! Their little bodies have been asleep (hopefully ) for 10-12 hours so this is the meal that sets them up for their day.
The right types of fat and quantity are important for development and healthy functioning. Getting enough healthy fats is essential for growth and development. Young kids, in particular, need enough fat in their diet to help the brain and nervous system develop normally.
Carrots are a particularly good source of fiber, vitamin K, potassium, and antioxidants! Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A promotes good vision and is important for growth, development, and immune function (all things little humans need)! Despite their name- “baby carrots” are actuallyContinue reading “BLW: How to Serve Carrots”
I have spent hours on hours researching what to get a toddler for Christmas (because obviously, he can’t tell us himself). In case you’re in the same boat as we are, here is your lifeline (aka gift guide) to get your little one smiling on Christmas morning!