Aug 12

Summer parties! They’re fun but kids could be so messy at times especially when eating. Limit the spills and stains by serving these kid-friendly party foods perfect for the summer – 25 Easy-to-Eat Summer Recipes

These summer party menu recipes from Babble.com are great easy-to-eat summer party foods. The list includes perfect summer treats, entrees, desserts, sweets, and refreshments. Note: They are all kid-friendly – hence, perfect for the family.

However, what really makes these foods special is that they are healthy and at the same time, yummy. We all know that kids are finicky eaters so these foods will suit their taste buds while still adding some nutrition to their diet. These creative healthy finger foods range from a salsa-pizza combinations, mac-and-cheese muffins, shortcake push-up pops, apple pie pops, easy no-mess s’mores, nutella cupcakes, healthy trail mix, jiggle cups, lemonade cupcakes in a jar, and other smart and interesting desserts on a jar.

The list also includes foods that adults will enjoy – such as classic party favorites cheese platters, BLT panini, easy pigs in a blanet, vegetable pasta, grilled salmon, tofu, and interesting drinks like sparkling femonade, and fruity frizz sangria

You can view the entire food list HERE (including the links to the recipes). Enjoy your summer!


Jul 26

Everyone loves a cupcake, no matter how old you are, but the little desserts are the perfect size for kids to help decorate.   Plain old chocolate frosting might get a little boring, so Disney’s Family Fun website has come up with dozens of fun themed cupcake recipes for your family to make.  From “A is for Apple” to “Z is for Zoo” cupcake ideas, there is definitely something here for every family.


Feb 17

Looking for a yummy new dinner idea that the whole family will enjoy? These quedsadills are especially popular with kids.  Check out the recipe for Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas modeled after the ones from the popular restaurant chain, Chili’s.


Feb 16

Yogurt is a popular family snack, but it can be quite unhealthy if you’re not careful. Fortunately, some brands of yogurts aren’t loaded with sugar and calories and make great treats for kids and grown-ups alike. CBS reports on which yogurts are healthiest.


Feb 15

Does your family love comfort food? Are chips and dips high on your list? If so, check out this Potato Chips with Chica Comfort Sauce recipe from the Food Network. It’s easy to make for family movie night or an after school snack.


Feb 13

If you want to send your husband and kids off with a special breakfast in their tummies tomorrow, check out this “Heart-y Valentine’s Breakfast” from Momformation. It’s super easy to make, and it should be a big hit at your breakfast table.


Feb 12

More and more people are choosing to become vegans and vegetarians these days, but we still live in a very meat-oriented world. If you’re a vegetarian who wants to raise your children to eat like you do, how do you do it? Here are four steps to raising a little vegetarian that will make it a lot easier.


Feb 12

Want to send your kids off to school with a little extra dose of love on Valentine’s Day? How about a heart-shaped snack or a sandwich full of colorful sprinkles? Check out these 6 fun ideas for bringing Valentines’ Day to your child’s lunchbox.

 


Feb 10

Calories, carbohydrates, fats, sugars, cholesterol and sodium – they’re all found on the package labels you get with food, but they can all be a little confusing. If you’re looking to make healthy choices for your family next time you go to the grocery store, check out this guide on how to read a package label.


Feb 6

Do your kids have allergies? Does it prevent you from cooking some of their favorite comfort foods, such as mac and cheese or chocolate chip cookies? If this sounds familiar, never fear, there’s a new cookbook out there that makes the impossible possible. It’s called The Complete Allergy-Free Comfort Food Cookbook.


Feb 5

Parents everywhere often struggle with getting their kids to eat their veggies, and some studies show that this isn’t just a case of kids being stubborn. Vegetables can be bitter, and most kids just don’t like to eat bitter things. So, how can you get these healthy foods into your child’s stomach without a struggle? Check out: Three Foolproof Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies.


Feb 3

Nutella has become quite popular in the United States – you can buy it at the store, usually near the peanut butter, and you can even make it yourself. But did you know there are lots of dishes you can make using Nutella as the main ingredient? Check out these yummy recipes that use Nutella.


Feb 1

If you and the kids are celebrating Groundhog’s Day tomorrow, what better way to do it than by baking? Check out these fun recipes for Groundhog’s Day sweet treats. They’re so cute!


Jan 31

Is your family ready for the big game this weekend? People across the country will be making snacks and gathering in front of the TV to watch the New York Giants and the New England Patriots battle it out for the top spot in the NFL. If your family is going to join in the festivities, check out these Super Bowl Snacks for the Family.


Jan 30

With so much going on in our lives, it can be hard to create a healthy meal for the family. But according to Consumer Reports, it doesn’t have to be. Check out what happens when a registered dietitian moves in with a family and helps them make healthy meals in a hurry.


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