Looking for a beautiful holiday cookie that tastes like a treat but will leave you and your kids feeling good, even hours after you eat it? This, my friends, is your cookie.
By Emily Cooking with your kids is a great way to spend extra time together around the holidays, and it's also a natural way to encourage them to eat more vegetables and other healthy foods. The trick is to find tasks that are not only safe* but also actually achievable and helpful. Here is a short … Continue reading Task Ideas for Petite Chefs (ages 2+) for Holiday Meals
By Emily This Thanksgiving, I have decided to invite my kids, ages five and two, to be the sous chefs. We had a little impromptu practice session yesterday, and it went way better than I expected. In fact, I think this holiday represents a major turning point for us, and it can for you and … Continue reading Calling All Kids into the Kitchen This Thanksgiving
By Emily With school starting up again, you might be like me and trying to think of some new, healthy things to put in your kids' lunch boxes. This year my kids need packed lunches every day, so I've got to get my act together and add some new things to the mix so that … Continue reading Think your kids won’t eat chickpeas? Try this simple recipe for a healthy lunchbox snack and prepare to be surprised
By Emily I’m here writing a post about summer fruit desserts while listening to the rain and keeping warm on the couch with a blanket and a cup of tea. As a native Californian who has only been in the UK about a year, I’m trying to figure out what the deal is. Has “summer” … Continue reading Endless Summer Fruit Crisp: One recipe with endless options, all without added sugar
By Emily Yes, that’s right, my four-year-old son had Jello for breakfast today. And I was okay with it. Believe it or not, the backstory of this breakfast starts about 20 years ago, but don’t worry, I will keep it brief. Sometime around 1997 when my husband and I were first dating, we had a … Continue reading Jello for Breakfast: The compromises we make when travelling with kids
By Emily and Michael Photography by Lori Lovoy-Goran Did you see all of the recent articles about how nearly half of American adults are confused about where chocolate milk comes from and 7% think it comes from brown cows? The Washington Post, USA Today, Food and Wine, Today, and NPR all reported these findings from … Continue reading Make your own chocolate milk drink to keep the flavor and skip the added sugar