Homemade Mac ‘n Cheese

Most kids (and adults) are happy to sit down to some mac and cheese. No reason you can’t! I like to add lots of veggie sides to go along with it, that way you don’t lose the integrity of the dish. Here’s the recipe: What you need: 2.5 cups elbow Read more…

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

If you and your family love spaghetti (most children do!) this is a great recipe to have up your sleeve because it’s your way to load up with extra veggies and nutrients, lower the sodium, and save money. You can do this in your instant pot or in a regular Read more…

A Guide for Food-Throwing

A lot of parents have reached out with this problem… Food throwing and how to manage it. Here is a short guide to help get things back on track. Babies often drop food towards the end of the meal, when they’re no longer eating/hungry, look for and identify those cues (check out this article Read more…

Chicken Paprikash Instant Pot

Paprikash comes from the Hungarian word for paprika. Traditionally, these stews do not contain tomatoes (only here in America) and get their red color from the paprika. They also traditionally contain sour cream – my version uses yogurt, a plus for extra calcium and protein. What you need: 2 onions, Read more…

Whole Wheat Ricotta Pancakes

These pancakes are high in protein, calcium, and fiber. The ricotta and your choice of buttermilk or kefir adds additional protein and calcium. Get your child to help you measure, pour, and mix! What you’ll need: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon brown sugar (sub applesauce or omit for Read more…

Yogurt for Kids’ Snacks: How To?!

Yogurt is a really great option for snacks. Its full of vitamins, minerals, protein, and (usually) probiotics. I’d like to share you with a guide to help you pick the best yogurt and also what to do with it! First, here are some nutrition specifics of yogurt. 100g of plain Read more…

Healthier Carbonara

Parents often tell me their child won’t eat egg. The great thing about eggs is they are SO versatile. Here is a recipe that incorporates egg into a child favorite (pasta) AND it’s got veggies as well. Save or pin this recipe! What you need: 1/2 pk of pasta of Read more…

Healthy, high-protein, high-calcium popsicles

If you’re looking for a fun summertime snack that’s healthy, delicious, colorful, and your kids can help you make… You’re in the right place. Save or pin this post!This recipe is easily customizable, it’s full of nutrients including calcium, protein, pro and prebiotics (the stuff that keeps the bacteria in Read more…

4th Of July Snack Plate

4th of July flag snack plate! We’ve got veggies, fruit, two kinds of easy yogurt dip (recipes below), and cheese. It’s really a perfect plate because it covers several food groups, flavors, and textures. Not to mention it’s beautiful and fun. Dip for the fruit:– Greek yogurt 1/2 cup– Cinnamon Read more…

Thalia’s Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Bookmark or pin this page for healthy (and delicious) cooking ideas with your kids. My 3yo helped me make them. And guess what? She normally will not eat zucchini (unless it’s raw.) What you need: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup sugar 1.5 tsp baking Read more…