How Feeding A Tween Is Easier

Feeding a Tween

Every stage of parenting has its challenges, even when it comes to food. I can still vividly recall the painful breastfeeding struggles and maddening dinner table tantrums of years gone by. But my boys are now 7 and 11, and I’m happy to say that in many ways, feeding them is getting easier as they’re getting older. I’ve especially noticed this…

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16 Game-Changing Tips For Feeding Kids

Tips for Feeding Kids

Feeding kids can be tricky business–and at times, very, very frustrating. To encourage my kids to taste new foods and eat their veggies, I try a lot of different things. Honestly, some fall totally flat. Some work for a while then fizzle out. Then there are the “a-ha” moments that change everything–and make life at the…

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How to Raise Adventurous Eaters

10 ways to raise adventurous eaters

I am regularly in awe of my friend and colleague Katie Morford, the mom behind Mom’s Kitchen Handbook. Because not only does she pull together the most beautiful and interesting recipes with ease, but her three kids also EAT those beautiful and interesting dishes without a fuss. In fact, sometimes her kids cook those recipes all by themselves! There is no “adult…

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Dippable Salad For Kids

A salad kids can dip!

For many parents, salad is the final frontier–something they really, really wish their kids liked (but alas, their kids just don’t). My strategy has always been to serve “Starter Salads” to my kids. And not for nothing, but that approach also worked on my husband, who now eats big salads nightly and orders them in restaurants even…

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Veggie Nuggets

Veggie Nuggets

As a mom, I hold these truths to be self-evident: Kids love finger food. Kids love dipping. Kids love nuggets. Well, at least my kids do. These Veggie Nuggets hit that trifeca of kid-friendliness. Because sometimes veggies can be a hard sell with the younger set. I’m not a fan of “hiding” veggies in other foods…

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