Articles Tagged toddler

Healthy Candy Bracelets

Remember those awesome candy bracelets we wore as kids? Not only were they fun to eat and wear, but their super sweet “teeth cracking” candies made our moms (and probably dentists) cringe. As a parent, there are two daily goals I have and if I miraculously achieve them then I feel like I’ve done my job. Besides just keeping my daughter alive, those two goals are A.) keeping her healthy and B.) keeping her occupied. This summer I’ve found the solution to both through my fond memories of my favorite candy bracelets. These Healthy “Candy” Bracelets not only keep tiny

panko_chicken fingers

Chicken fingers, a kid’s best friend. Ever since I realized what exactly goes into a fast food chicken nugget I have steered clear of the mystery meat and dabbled with my own recipes at home. For years upon years now this has been one of the husband’s and I’s favorite meals because I don’t care how old you are, the kid in us all craves chicken fingers. Thankfully, we had a child and now have a legitimate excuse to make them. I’ve made them every which way: breaded with breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and panko and above all panko is my

spinach and sweet potato quiche

To save myself some time in the morning from cooking everyone’s breakfast I spent about thirty minutes and cooked up a batch of theses, spinach and sweet potato quiche. Mia has mixed emotions about these. You have to catch her in the right mood for her to really enjoy these. She would rather have scrambled eggs but I think it’s a texture thing. This is more of a toddler food and she’s at that in-between stage. So I needed a second opinion and who did I go to? The neighbors baby and she liked them so it’s a go. Spinach

apples and oatmeal

I can’t seem to make enough of this stuff! She loves it and while I’m on here and Mia’s sleeping why not share this simple recipe. Oatmeal (stage 1 to toddler baby food) 1/2 cup of oatmeal – not instant 1 1/2 cups of water 2 peeled, cored and cubed apples, preferably organic since apples are on the “dirty dozen” list of foods to eat organic (I also make this with pears, peaches, and sweet potatoes) Bring water to a boil. Add oatmeal and apples. Cook until apples are tender. If baby is ready for textured food, mash well until