Getting Started with Your Child in the Kitchen

Getting Started with Your Child in the Kitchen

One of my favorite recommendations to families that may have a picky or selective eater is to get them helping in the kitchen, which can assist to encourage them to try new foods. Creating food is a sensory experience: we are touching, smelling and tasting - which are all beneficial to trying new foods! There have been so many times my daughters have surprised me by trying something new (check out the picture of my 4 year old eating raw spinach).

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DIY Date and Oat Balls

DIY Date and Oat Balls

love DIY meals and snacks. In my mind, a DIY snack is one in which everyone gets to create their own version of the food item that’s on the menu. These date and oat balls are easy to make, nutritious, and even young toddlers can participate. I made a date and oat slurry in the food processor, and then provide some optional mix-ins for my kiddos prior to rolling these into a ball. It’s a fun sensory and fine motor activity as well: little hands are able to touch the sticky mixture and work on rolling that mixture into a ball!

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Zucchini Oat Mini Muffins

Zucchini Oat Mini Muffins

We usually eat dinner early in our house, and tonight was an exceptionally early dinner. You know those days… when you just can’t wait until bedtime. The trouble was, after dinner we had some time to spare. The kiddos were playing nicely together, so I decided to whip up this batch of easy muffins - they include one of my favorite vegetables, zucchini, and some fruit, banana, which acts as the sweetener. I added in a little almond flour for a boost of nutrition and you have a winning snack all around!

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All about TEFF

All about TEFF

If you have checked out my recipes, or been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed Teff is one of my go to grains used in some of my baked goods. Teff (found as flour or whole grain) is one of my favorite ingredients to have on hand. Since I use it in so many recipes, I thought I would share a bit more about one of my favorite foods.

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