It's just the beginning of the holiday season, which comes with plenty of family, food, and fun. Why not combine all three, and get your little ones in the kitchen helping out with Thanksgiving dinner? While we aren't suggesting that your three-year-old roasts the turkey, kids can get involved in different ways. By having them help prepare a side dish, they feel as though they have made a major contribution to the meal, and they'll tell everyone at your table about how they made it. Imagine the huge smile across both their face and yours.
This week we are featuring 5 healthy lunches for kid chefs and their parents to make together. The best part: they aren’t all sandwiches! Many of them are rolls, or "sandwich cousins" as we like to call them. We are also super excited for spring to finally arrive so we went for maximum color in these lunches. (And as you might know, "eating the rainbow" is a great way to make sure your kiddos get lots of different types of nutrients.) Yum!
With Father’s Day around the corner and temperatures soaring into the 90s in NYC, we thought it would be perfect timing to make fruit ice pops, for your pops! If your dad loves food, these 4 ingredient ice pops will be an excellent way to say “thanks Dad, stay cool.” You can make them now to prepare for Father's Day or make them the morning of, but remember fruit ice pops need to freeze for several hours. And if mango isn’t your dad’s thing, you can easily swap in a different fruit. Happy Father's Day!
Make your own salad dressings are really fun to make for kid chefs. What could be more delightful than putting something in a jar and shaking as hard as you can? It can also be a fun science lesson: what is an emulsion? Why don't oil and vinegar like each other? And since you can make them so quickly, even the littlest chefs have the patience for these recipes.
This 4 ingredient orange smoothie is exactly what you need on a hot summer day like today. This smoothie tastes like an orange creamsicle. Amazing. Oranges are jam packed with vitamin c and rich in potassium, so time to get smoothie-ing!