5 ingredient dinner: Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup

Every time my family takes a road trip to the Poconos, we’re always sure to make a pit stop at our favorite barbecue place. The kids love the popcorn that the waitresses places on the table before their meal arrives (total appetite killer, but after a few hours in a car with two toddlers, […]

5 Baby and Toddler Foods That Look Healthy, but Aren’t

It’s no secret that Americans consume way too much salt and sugar, and a new study in the journal Pediatrics shows that food companies may be prepping babies’ and toddlers’ tastebuds early to acquire these tastes.

Many baby and toddler foods–even those marketed as “healthy” or “organic” contained a gross amount of excess sugar and […]

Authentic Swedish Meatballs

Admittedly, there’s no greater perk to going to IKEA then enjoying their Swedish meatballs at the end of a long shopping trip. (And followed by a $1 ice cream cone.) Their meatballs may be good, but mine are better—and being a recent US transplant from Sweden—are as authentic as they get.

Serve them like we do […]

Ultimate Chicken Soup

Almost every weekend during the winter, I make a big pot of soup to last my family most of the week. This chicken soup is hands-down the most popular soup in the rotation–and it’s one that my kids ask for regularly. Actually, they ask for “chicken poop” since that’s how my 2-year-old pronounces it, and […]

Banana-Chocolate Chip-Cauliflower Muffins

If there were ever a time to get veggies into kids, it’s after a month of eating non stop cookies, cakes, and candy canes. Consider this recipe the perfect transition food. It’s disguised as a treat (chocolate chips!), but packed with a fruit (banana) a veggie (cauliflower), and only a scant amount of honey […]

Gingerbread pancakes!

With the last-minute holiday to-do list being checked off twice, it’s easy to forget about what you’re going to eat on Christmas morning. But having a satisfying and festive breakfast is the best way to relax, savor the moment, and power you and the kids through the rest of the day. Especially when your […]

Homemade elderberry syrup–plus downloadable recipe card

Welcome to the season of gifting, also known as the season of “What the heck do I give my kid’s teachers?” Even more complicated is that most kids in daycare or preschool have like 10 teachers in their classroom (damn you, excellent teacher-studio ratio!) so buying gifts for every.single.one-of-em can add up to another […]

Video Tutorial: How to Cut an Avocado

If there were ever a perfect food for babies, toddlers, and YOU, it’s an avocado. Full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber, this nutritional all star gets sliced and diced with these easy how-to video:

Three spinach recipes your kids will actually eat!

Welcome to the season of cookies, cocoa, and Christmas parties! During a month full of sugar and sweets, we still like to do what we can get some sort of greens into our kids (green iced cookies don’t count!). Since spinach has a very neutral flavor, it’s great blended in to these sneaky recipes […]

30+ (Healthy!) First Finger Food Ideas

 

Finger foods are your baby’s first step in the transition to table food—and let’s face it: Without the need to spoon feed, you now have two hands free during meal time (score!). But many packaged finger foods that are made specifically for this toddler stage are loaded with salt and sugar, according to a recent […]