Cooking Ideas for Tiny Chefs

Peanut butter... and jelly. The two condiments are nothing without each other, and for years, they've gone hand in hand wedged between two slices of bread. As National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is April 2, it’s only fitting to celebrate the two foods and their relationship by examining what makes them so great for each other, and to determine...
Jewel Box Cookies
What sends kids scurrying to the kitchen in a pitter patter of little feet faster than anything else? Why, the sweet smell of cookies baking in the oven, of course. These special treats are a hallmark of the holiday season, and they're also great for special occasions like birthday parties. Click here to see the Best Cookies for Kids Slideshow...
Are you trying to replace the remote control with something more productive in your household? Sometimes all we want is to move our kids off the couch and get them involved with something besides TV and video games. If you’re in need of a distraction for your kids, cooking can be one of the most rewarding and stimulating activities — no matter...
Let’s face it: we’re not always successful when it comes to getting our kids to eat healthy. No matter what we’ve tried — whether it is orange juice-braised carrots or cream cheese on the zucchini — it’s always a struggle to get kids to forget about their fear of vegetables and start eating healthy. Click here to see the 12 Ways to Sneak...
Subway
When you think about what constitutes a healthy meal, chances are you're not thinking of a burger and fries from your favorite fast food spot. However, a number of major fast food chains have recently taken the initiative to offer healthier menu options to kids — including Burger King, McDonald's, and Subway. But it might make sense to look at the...
Your cake is in the oven and the buttercream frosting is chilling in the fridge. Now, all of you have to worry about is finding those bottles of sprinkles you bought ages ago… or do you? See How to Make Your Own Sprinkles at Home Baking is a process that we all take pride in because it’s a labor of love. From sifting the flour to beating in one...

More Kid-Friendly Cooking Ideas and Recipes

Chocolate Coins

David Crofton, owner of One Girl Cookies in Brooklyn, N.Y., shares his tips for better cookies in this video interview. Below, check out some recipes from his new cookbook and his tips for making perfect cookie dough

 

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Fruit Salsa

March is National Nutrition Month, so it's the perfect time to show off nutrition knowledge with healthy meals and learn more together as a family. The word "nutrition" may not mean much to many kids, so create another word that has the same important meaning but is catchier and easier...

10 Healthier Kids' Party Foods

 

Who doesn’t love a great party? Celebrating with family and friends at a festive birthday party is one of the many pleasures of being a kid. Yet, one guest that always seems to be present at parties is junk food — pizza, cake, ice cream, and soda are birthday bash staples. While these types of foods are...

10 Fun Kids' Birthday Party Ideas

The old days of kids' birthday parties at the bowling alley or disco roller-skating, delivery pizza, and slices of ice cream cake are behind us. These days, parents are getting creative with themed celebrations that they begin to plan months in advance, sometimes even employing a professional party planner to execute it all. However, no matter...

The arsenic levels in tap water may not be safe for pregnant women and children.

When arsenic was found in apple juice, it created a big stir with public health advocates and Washington. But juice isn't the only liquid to contain harmful levels of arsenic. Now, some researchers report that the FDA-approved ...

Whether you're a new parent or have a whole brood running around, we're sure Halloween is a super fun time of year for you and your family. Before your kids start getting old enough to declare their costume wants — princess, superhero, witch, etc. —by all means take your family's get-ups to the next level. 

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Little Girl Eating

Looking for books to get new mothers or mothers in general? Check out these three below that are Marion Nestle approved. 

 

Karen Le Billon French Kids Eat Everything: How our family moved to France, cured picky eating, banned snacking, and discovered 10 simple rules for raising happy, healthy eaters (...

Cool Film-Inspired Cakes for Kids

Movies stoke our imaginations. They take us on journeys we could otherwise only imagine — a house floating through the air, a world turned on its head, or a factory made of candy. And these film-inspired cakes stoke our imaginations, too, creatively combining themes and favorite characters into an incredible, edible sweet. Looking for your own...

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