Posts tagged recipe
DIY (do it yourself) meal and snack ideas to get your little ones exploring new foods

DIY meals and snacks are one of my favorite ways to serve food. I have always loved this idea for myself: salad bars, burrito bars, make your own pizza. Here are some of my favorite DIY meal and snack ideas to get your little one more engaged at mealtime!

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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Have zucchini on hand?  How about chocolate chips?  It's time for chocolate chip zucchini muffins!  These were on the menu for bedtime snack, and you can bet they will be in our snack rotation again!  If you make them, don't forget to save some for yourself! 

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Kid-approved Spinach and Banana Blender Muffins

Spinach muffins are popular - and rightfully so: they are an easy snack to create and full of vitamins and minerals from the spinach. Spinach is a food that some kiddos have yet to acquire a preference for in it’s natural state (although don’t give up - keep offering!).   Check out my no sugar added spinach muffins - which are sure to be a fit in your home too!

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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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