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Cook Once, Please Everyone: Pizza

by in Kid-Friendly, Meal Makeovers, December 29, 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 »

Is Making Your Own Baby Food Worth It?

by in Kid-Friendly, November 4, 2010

baby food

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 »

Healthy Swaps: School Lunches

by in Back to School, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 31, 2010
Oatmeal Cookies
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 »

Healthy Travels: Day Trips

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 27, 2010
Hummus
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

Make Your Own Popsicles

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, August 10, 2010
Toby's Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
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 »

Cook Once, Please Everyone: Tacos

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, July 14, 2010
Toby's Taco Buffet
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 »

Kid-Friendly Mother’s Day Menu

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, May 5, 2010

cereal

As a mother of three, nothing warms my heart more than a bunch of pitter-pattering feet scrambling to bring me breakfast in bed. Finally my kids are old enough to pour, stir and measure ingredients–hopefully my hubby is reading this and gets the hint! Here are some kid-friendly ideas for kids of all ages (with a little help from Dad) and ideas on which tasks are age-appropriate.

Get simple Mother’s Day ideas »

Spotlight Recipes: Valentine’s Day Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, Valentine's Day, February 10, 2010

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Instead of buying overpriced flowers and gifts, whip up a tasty treat for your special someone. Serve these for dessert, give them away to friends or pack some in your little ones’ lunchboxes.

Spotlight Recipes: Halloween Party Treats

by in Healthy Holidays, Kid-Friendly, October 26, 2009
Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding
Ghostly Pumpkin Pudding

Halloween is all about sweets and treats, but the candy aisle isn’t your only option. Whip up some of these ghoulish goodies for the kids (or the kids at heart) in your house.