Veggie Pesto Pasta Sauce is creamy and delicious, but secretly packed with vegetables. Call them monster noodles to convince kids to give them a try, but after one bite your picky eater will be begging more. Ricotta cheese and Parmesan add creaminess and mask any ‘veggie’ taste that might scare off kids, but spinach and peas will add a serving of vegetables to a kid friendly dinner that is sure to please the whole family. [Read more…]
The perfect breakfast Valentines Day food – a HEART-y breakfast made with lots of heart! This Valentines Day breakfast is perfect for showing your Valentine and family how much you care for them without putting in a ton of work to make it. Everything can be made in 20 minutes or less with little to no extra prep work. Don’t worry about waking up early to make the perfect breakfast of Valentines Day food – this hearty breakfast can be totally made in the oven while you brew the coffee.
This Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe is not only delicious and kid friendly, but a healthy veggie dip you can feel good about. Layer this ranch dip with Jackson’s Honest chips and veggies of all colors to make a fun and interesting rainbow veggie platter. The Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe is the perfect addition to encourage kids to try new vegetables of all colors without the hassle. Make a large rainbow veggie platter for a party or a miniature version just for a fun kids’ veggie snack plate. Either way your kids will love being able to dip and enjoy while you can feel like you’re giving them a wholesome, nutrient dense option.
Insanely Cheesy Low Carb Pizza Casserole is the perfect compromise for weeknight dinners – kids love that they are getting pizza for dinner, but mom and dad love that it’s a kid friendly meal packed with veggies. This spaghetti squash pizza casserole is loaded with gooey cheese and pizza flavors making a kid friendly dinner sure to please even your pickiest eaters. Feel free to customize with your family’s favorite toppings!
Looking for a fun way to add some Christmas cheer to your kids’ favorite meal? Turn quesadillas into festive Christmas trees in a fun and easy twist on a classic!
Try as we may, the truth of the matter is that Christmas is a season of treats. Sugar and junk food are everywhere, from eggnog to candy canes to cookies for Santa. While I love being able to indulge occasionally, I try not to let my boys become overcome by the sugary lure.
In our house (and I’m would bet yours as well!) sugary treats can be a black hole – I offer Ryan one Hershey’s kiss as an after dinner treat and the next thing I know, it’s Friday and he’s throwing a tantrum because I won’t let him take a chocolate bath Augustus Gloop style instead of eating dinner.
Okay, that might be a bit extreme, but when it comes to the good stuff in our house it really does look like a, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie situation. It quickly escalates into mealtime meltdowns and tantrums galore.
With that in mind, I try pretty hard to find easy ways to add some fun to the boys’ without relying on the sweet stuff. Take my famous chicken boo-dle soup – my way to solve the issue of wanting kids to go out and get candy, but obviously, they need dinner first.