Kids & Family

Homemade Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade unsweetened cinnamon applesauce is quick and easy to make, has just three ingredients, and no added sugar.  Pin the Recipe Guess what?! I have another apple recipe for you today* and this time it’s one I know your kids will love. In fact, my kids made this recipe with me, which was more than half the fun. *Did you see…

Top 5 Tips For Packing a Healthy and Delicious School Lunch

Packing a healthy and delicious school lunch for the kids doesn’t have to be a chore. Keep school lunch nutritious, delicious, and varied with these five tips! Pin this Post *Originally published October 2015. Updated August 2019* When I was in grade school, I remember eating a hot lunch every day. My favorite was probably the pasta bake – elbow…

Your Ultimate Guide to Back to School Meal Planning

Get ready for back to school meal planning with these healthy and fun recipes, meal ideas, and tips for kids of all ages. Pin this Post *Originally published September 2017. Updated August 2019* After a speedy summer, it’s time once again to head back to school! With the rush to buy notebooks, crayons, markers, and new backpacks, we almost forget…

40+ Quick & Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Back to School

Give your kids – and yourself – a nutritious and delicious start to the school day with these quick and healthy breakfast recipes! Pin this Post *Originally posted August 2018; Updated August 2019* School is back in session for most of your kiddos, and that means your life is probably back to being extra busy! I remember getting so excited for the…

How to Encourage Healthy Eating In Kids

Feeding kids is tough work, but these ten tips to encourage healthy eating in kids can make it easier and maybe even a little fun! Pin this Post This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Feeding kids healthy and well-balanced meals is hard work – it takes time, effort, resources, and a lot of love. There may…

How to Have a Healthier Halloween

Pin this Healthy Halloween Guide Have fun and stress less with this guide to a sweet, spooky, and healthy Halloween! This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Every October kids are filled with excitement over what costumes they’re going to wear and how much candy they’ll collect for Halloween. Parents, on the other hand, are often…

5 Important Nutrients for Plant-Based Babes + Red Lentil Meatballs

Pin this Post Following a plant-based diet? Make sure your kids get the nutrients they need. Here are 5 important nutrients for plant-based babies, plus a delicious baby-friendly recipe for red lentil meatballs. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. This is a guest post by Whitney English Tabaie MS, RDN and Alexandra Caspero MA, RDN,…

Healthy Breakfasts to Get Out the Door in the Morning

Instead of skipping breakfast, give your kids one of these healthy breakfasts to get out the door on rushed mornings – no recipes needed! Pin this Post This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always all opinions are my own. This page also contains affiliate links. See…

10 Tips to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables

Tired of begging your kids to eat their veggies? These 10 tips will help! Pin this Guide This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. How many times a day do you find yourself telling your kids to eat their veggies? For most parents I know it’s more often than they’d like! Although I am a registered dietitian…

How to Make Family Meals Happen

Pin the Guide to Make Family Meals Happen! Make family meals happen more often in your home with these tips! When I was growing up, I remember most weeknights sitting at the dinner table eating with my mom and brother with another setting placed at my father’s seat, ready for him to come home from work. (At this point my…

Choline: What Is It and How to Get Enough

Find out how to get enough choline and why everyone needs it in the diet, especially moms and moms to be. This post was sponsored by Balchem, a nutritional ingredient supplier. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always all opinions are my own. When I was thinking about having children and finally pregnant with my…