by Toby Amidor in Gluten-Free, Healthy Holidays, Kid-Friendly, Vegan, December 20, 2011
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, November 3, 2011
With family and friends visiting during the holidays, you’re bound to have a few folks who need a special meal. There’s no need to stress, we’ve got you covered with brunch recipes for special diets.
Bake a batch of gluten-free muffins a day or two before your guests arrive so you’ll have something on hand for them to munch on.
Recipe: Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins (above)
by Robin Miller in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, March 10, 2011
Grapes, carrots and cucumber slices aren’t so messy.
I have 3 kids with completely different personalities, but one thing is for sure—they’re all messy eaters. Like most moms, cleaning up after their mess becomes never-ending and frustrating. There are several things I do to make snacking less messy, especially when I’m on the go. Hopefully these tips can clean a little mess out of your life.
by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, February 7, 2011
- Robin's Go-To Brown Bag Foods
I love packing lunch for my two boys every day. It’s a little part of me that I send in a brown bag (actually, a thermal lunch bag.) It like to imagine them opening lunch to find my surprises. These are my favorite simple, healthy foods to pack up, plus, my easy prep and planning tips.
Robin’s best lunchbox ideas »
by Toby Amidor in Kid-Friendly, Meal Makeovers, December 29, 2010
- Ellie Krieger's Double Chocolate Brownies
I’m a brownie kind of girl — my friends and family can vouch for me. Luckily, you can lighten up this uber-chocolatey favorite easily. What’s the secret? Read on to find out.
See how we lighten up brownies »
by Dana Angelo White in Kid-Friendly, November 4, 2010
- My Family's Favorite Pizza Varieties
We all love pizza night — adults included. Take a break from the hectic holiday season and make multiple pies with custom toppings the whole family will love. You’ll save money, calories and get an extra dose of fun! Here’s how I do it.
Tips for a family-friendly, healthy pizza night »
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 31, 2010
When my daughter turned old enough to eat solid foods, there was no question that I was going to make them for her – it helps that I love to cook! But what about moms with less culinary confidence? What about the time commitment? Here are the pros and cons, and a few easy recipes.
All about homemade baby food, plus 3 recipes to try »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 27, 2010
- Oatmeal Cookies - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine
We’re celebrating Back To School week on Healthy Eats, and we know that packing a healthy noon meal that your kids will actually eat can be tricky. We took a look at some less-than-healthy school lunch staples and gave them an upgrade. Tuck these better (but still yummy) options into your little one’s lunchbox.
Give your lunchbox a nutrition boost »
by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, August 10, 2010
- A hummus-filled pita is a filling, portable snack for a day trip.
My husband and I love taking day trips with our kids ages eight, five and three. The zoo, museum, farm, hikes, trips New York City’s Central Park — these are just some of the day adventures we take. Of course once we’ve managed to drive about 15 minutes, someone’s complaining that they’re hungry. Instead of losing my sanity, here are some of my tips to keep my little ones happy, satisfied, and most importantly, quiet.
Get our day trip planning tips
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, July 14, 2010
- Toby's Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
My kids absolutely love frozen pops. Instead of buying store brands packed with more sugar and high fructose corn syrup than fruit, I make my own using the freshest ingredients. They’re easy and fun for the whole family.
Get our step-by-step how-to, plus combinations to try »
- Toby's Taco Buffet
Sometimes I feel like I’m a private chef for each one of my three kids, my husband and my grandmother (who dines with us often). Instead of pulling my hair out in frustration, I’ve learned to cook kid-friendly dishes that can be dressed-up for adults too. One of my family’s favorite dishes is tacos — here’s how I prepare them to please everyone.
Get Toby’s family-friendly taco buffet tips »