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Category: Snack Ideas

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

A fruit smoothie is easy to pack with healthy fruit and hidden vegetables. My kids often ask for sweet treats and I try to find healthy snack alternatives. Learn how to make DIY Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies! (whipped cream optional)

Food Taste Test Educational Kids Activity

Food Taste Test Educational Kids Activity

Food taste tests are a fun way to teach a preschooler about the sense of taste! Fill a muffin tin with different types of foods and have them “taste” which flavors are sweet, salty, spicy, and sour.

Teach Kids Manners with a Tea Party Snacktime

Teach Kids Manners with a Tea Party Snacktime

Do your kids like tea parties? Our family often enjoys tea parties for lunch, snack, and just for fun! When we aren’t having a tea party, my girls are asking to have a kids’ tea party. Tea parties are also a great way to teach kids polite manners and table etiquette in a fun setting. The polite manners you teach your kids can impact how they interact at school and friends’ houses too. These tips can help your little miss or mister learn polite manners and important friendship building skills. A gorgeous Tinseltot tea party mat provided the perfect space for our tea party!

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Easy Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples

Easy Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples

Learn how to make your own homemade caramel apples in just a few easy steps. This delicious Fall snack is a really fun activity to do with kids. Just melt, dip and enjoy!

Back To School Supplies & Go-To Snacks

Back To School Supplies & Go-To Snacks

Is your family ready for back to school? Our simple tips can help maximize your back to school budget, make packing lunches easier and get your kids excited about starting school!

Mealtime Tips for Picky Eaters

Mealtime Tips for Picky Eaters

Do you have a picky eater? Sometimes it’s about all a mom can handle to get a child to eat their lunch. My kids have gone through stages of pickiness during meals. My oldest loved eating everything as a baby; kalamata olives, goat cheese, spaghetti, artichoke, you name it. She’s become quite a bit more picky but still is often willing to try new foods. My little guy is all about meat and cheese which he eats almost every meal. When kids go through stages of picky eating, parents can use simple strategies to encourage their kids to eat healthy food. I’m excited to share some easy ways to make meals fun and healthy and sneak in some veggies too!

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Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home

Make lunch fun and provide healthy lunch ideas for kids at home. These tips can help you teach kids about nutrition and how to choose healthy foods.

Lunch Ideas for Kids & Cute Food Shapes

Lunch Ideas for Kids & Cute Food Shapes

Looking for easy lunch ideas for kids? These easy kids lunch ideas and fruit shapes are simple to make to inspire your child to enjoy healthy foods. 

Goldenberry Pancakes & Magical Amulet Craft

Goldenberry Pancakes & Magical Amulet Craft

If your kids have ever watched the Disney show Sofia the First, you probably know all about Princess Sofia, Princess Amber and Prince James. This royal sibling trio go on many adventures and get into lots of mischief with their bunny pal Clover and other animal friends. One episode of Sofia the First specifically stood out in my daughter’s mind when we made “breakfast for dinner” the other day. My 4-year-old requested Sofia the First Goldenberry Pancakes, which Princess Sofia makes to celebrate her adopted twin siblings Amber and James’ birthday.  Of course to properly enjoy Goldenberry Pancakes, she had to dress up as Princess Sofia and make her own magical amulet.

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Easy Kids’ Food & Lunch Ideas

Easy Kids’ Food & Lunch Ideas

Preparing meals for your kids can be challenging and it can be tempting to rip open packages. Lunchtime doesn’t have to be hard; here are some of our homemade go-to meals that are fairly healthy and finger-friendly.