Toddler Kitchen Tools

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”

10 Tips for Cooking with Your Toddler(s): While Staying Sane, Safe, and Sanitary

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”

FREE GUIDE: Nutritious Dipping Sauces

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”

Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes

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”

Reverse Picky Eating with Food Chaining

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.

Role of Fat for Babies/Toddlers

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.

BLW: How to Serve Carrots

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”

Toddler Christmas Gift Guide (Under $30)

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!