25 Healthy Toddler Snacks to Take On the Go (Big Kids Will Like Too)


[ad_1] Whether you’re heading out on vacation, a road trip, a day out of the house, a playdate, or packing a daycare or preschool lunch, these healthy toddler snacks will help keep your kiddo full and happy. Toddler Snacks I know coming up with ideas for snacks that work well to pack and go can […]

Best Baby Cereal (Homemade and Purchased)


[ad_1] Find the best baby cereal options, both homemade recipes and store-bought, with this collection of trusted recommendations. Get tips on how to lower heavy-metal exposure, prepare each cereal, increase iron absorption, and add flavors and nutrients as baby grows. Best Baby Cereal Baby cereal is a classic early baby food, especially for Stage 1, […]

Best Baby Cereal (Homemade and Purchased)


[ad_1] Find the best baby cereal options, both homemade recipes and store-bought, with this collection of trusted recommendations. Get tips on how to lower heavy-metal exposure, prepare each cereal, increase iron absorption, and add flavors and nutrients as baby grows. Best Baby Cereal Baby cereal is a classic early baby food, especially for Stage 1, […]

Picky Toddler Not Eating? Here’s What’s Normal and What’s Not


[ad_1] Is your picky toddler not eating? It happens to all of us at one time or another. Here’s why it might be happening…and what you can do to make it better (or at least how to know what’s normal so you can relax). Picky Eating in Toddlers You get everyone to the table and […]

10 Favorite Vegetarian Lunch Ideas (to Share with the Kids)


[ad_1] Find affordable vegetarian lunch ideas made with plant-based protein and easy sides. These 10 ideas are great for kid’s lunches and adult lunches for home or at work. Vegetarian Lunch Ideas Relying on vegetarian protein and ingredients is an affordable way to assemble healthy lunches—and there are so many delicious options for kids and […]

Best Baby Food: Pouches, Jars, Organic, and More


[ad_1] Learn how to choose the best baby food for your child with safe, organic, and convenient options for pouches, jars, finger foods, and more. Here are homemade and store-bought options from the best baby food brands. Best Baby Food Every parent wants to choose the “best” foods for their baby, and there can be […]

How to Cook Carrots (Best Recipes)


[ad_1] Learn the most delicious and easy ways to transform a bag of carrots, whether regular or baby carrots, into a healthy side for your family. These recipes for how to cook carrots will be your new go-tos for busy weeknights! How to Cook Carrots Carrots are one of the most kid-friendly and budget-friendly vegetables […]

Fluffy Almond Flour Muffins (6 Ways)


[ad_1] Made with nutrient-dense but straightforward ingredients, these Almond Flour Muffins are an easy breakfast to share with the kids. And you can make them in almost any flavor to customize for your family’s preferences. (Hooray for making everyone happy in one batch!) Almond Flour Muffins One of the most common questions I’ve had over […]

Baby Food Stages 101: Tips, Recipes, and Visuals


[ad_1] When beginning to think about starting solids with baby, you’ll see a lot of labels of baby food stages. Here’s what the terms Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 as they relate to baby food—and the ages and recommended recipes that correspond to each. Baby Food Stages, Explained Labeling food for baby with […]

Healthy Waffles with Raspberries (Easy to Make and Freeze)


[ad_1] Making waffles at home is a fun breakfast idea for kids and parents. We love these Healthy Waffles with Raspberries since they are easy to mix up and the flavor is so fresh and delish. Healthy Waffles Making waffles at home isn’t something I’ve always done, and I know there are plenty of options […]

Easy Granola Bites (3-Ingredients, No-Bake!)


[ad_1] Combine three simple ingredients to make homemade Granola Bites for a healthy, fiber-packed snack for kids. Plus: They store in the fridge for weeks, so you can use them up as needed and not worry about waste. Granola Bites We had a phase a while back when one of my kids loved store-bought granola […]

Zucchini Baby Food, 2 Ways


[ad_1] Learn the easiest way to make flavorful Zucchini Baby Food—with options for baby-led weaning zucchini and also zucchini puree—with one simple method. Plus: Find storage tips and serving tips. Zucchini Baby Food All year round, though for sure more in the warmer weather, zucchini is always available as an easy veggie option. And it’s […]

Favorite Sprinkle Cookies (Easy and Quick)


[ad_1] Oh my gosh, friends—these Sprinkle Cookies are the most fun! This basic vanilla cookie batter starts with just a few ingredients, has a seriously straightforward method, and gets rolled in sprinkles for a result that practically bursts with joy. It’s like a party in a cookie! Sprinkle Cookies I have been on a real […]

Ultimate Guide to Meal Trains (Tips and the Best Recipes)


[ad_1] A meal train is one of the best ways to support families in need—or to set up a support system for yourself during a challenging phase of life. Here’s exactly what they are, how they work, which recipes work best, and our top tips for success. Image via Shutterstock Meal Train Simply put, a […]

25 Healthy Foods to Help Toddlers to Gain Weight


[ad_1] If you have an underweight toddler who’s fallen off their growth curve, these healthy foods for toddlers to gain weight may help. They’re high in calories, nutrient-dense, and often make the rest of their meal taste a whole lot more delicious! How to Know if a Child Needs to Gain Weight It’s important to […]

How to Make Oobleck (it’s so easy!) – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Let’s find out how to make oobleck! Oobleck is THE BEST and I am not over-selling this. There’s no way to over-sell something as amazing as oobleck. If you haven’t tried this yet, let me show you how to make oobleck – and convince you to try and give it a go. RELATED: Looking […]

How to Make Oobleck (it’s so easy!) – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Let’s find out how to make oobleck! Oobleck is THE BEST and I am not over-selling this. There’s no way to over-sell something as amazing as oobleck. If you haven’t tried this yet, let me show you how to make oobleck – and convince you to try and give it a go. RELATED: Looking […]

Healthy Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting


[ad_1] Moist, easy to stir together, and loaded with the classic flavors you expect from carrot cake, these Healthy Carrot Cake Bars are a perfect springtime treat. And: They’re a totally fun way to serve up veggies to the whole family. Carrot Cake Bars I always think of carrot cake in the spring and I […]

Best Yogurt for Babies and Toddlers (& How to Flavor Plain Yogurt)


[ad_1] Confused by the ever-growing yogurt aisle in the grocery store? Me too, which is why I put together a list of the best yogurts for babies and toddlers—those that are low in added sugars, but still taste great! Plus: You’ll find yummiest ways to naturally flavor plain yogurt. Yogurt for Babies Yogurt is a […]

10+ Activities with Easter Eggs – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Let’s find the best: 10+ activities with Easter eggs Here’s a not-so-secret fun fact: I love plastic Easter eggs for YEAR ROUND activities. I know, I probably should keep them “special” and put them away each Spring… but I just can’t do it. The shape, the size, they open, they close, they colors. I’m […]

10+ Activities with Easter Eggs – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Let’s find the best: 10+ activities with Easter eggs Here’s a not-so-secret fun fact: I love plastic Easter eggs for YEAR ROUND activities. I know, I probably should keep them “special” and put them away each Spring… but I just can’t do it. The shape, the size, they open, they close, they colors. I’m […]

25 Make-Ahead Toddler Dinners (the Whole Family will Love)


[ad_1] To make the days when you’re super busy a little easier, here are 25 make-ahead toddler dinners—that store really well in the fridge or freezer—that everyone at the table will enjoy. Make-Ahead Toddler Dinners Getting dinner (or lunch, for that matter) on the table with an active and hungry toddler underfoot often feels impossible. Heck, […]

Easter Crayon Resist Art (this is so cool!) – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Try this quick and easy Easter crayon resist art activity! Oh sweet crayon resist art…it is an oldie and it’s a goodie and for good reason. Why it’s stood the test of time as a fantastic art activity for kids is easy to see: this activity is pure magic. Do you remember doing crayon […]

Easter Crayon Resist Art (this is so cool!) – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Try this quick and easy Easter crayon resist art activity! Oh sweet crayon resist art…it is an oldie and it’s a goodie and for good reason. Why it’s stood the test of time as a fantastic art activity for kids is easy to see: this activity is pure magic. Do you remember doing crayon […]

Easter Art Activity for Kids (a must try!) – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Looking for an easy Easter art project? This one is a simple gem. Let’s talk Easter projects: necessary? No. Fun? You betcha. Who doesn’t love a good holiday moment, or at the very least, a theme?! This easy Easter art project checks so many boxes for me: I’m so into it. Shout out to […]

Easter Art Activity for Kids (a must try!) – Busy Toddler


[ad_1] Looking for an easy Easter art project? This one is a simple gem. Let’s talk Easter projects: necessary? No. Fun? You betcha. Who doesn’t love a good holiday moment, or at the very least, a theme?! This easy Easter art project checks so many boxes for me: I’m so into it. Shout out to […]

Vegetarian Hummus Wraps (to Share with the Kids)


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Favorite Carrot Cake Oatmeal (to Share with the Kids!)


[ad_1] This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission. Here is our disclosure policy This post may contain affiliate links. If you shop from one of our links, we may earn a commission. Updated: April 4, 2022/ First Posted: April 4, 2022Amy Palanjian 14 Comments Make the […]

First Birthday Smash Cake with Yogurt Frosting


[ad_1] This Vanilla Oat Smash Cake with Yogurt Frosting is an easy and super special first birthday cake. It’s moist, flavorful, and so yummy—and has the creamiest yogurt frosting. Find everything you need to make this smash cake, plus allergy-friendly and make-ahead options. Smash Cake I first learned to make this healthy first birthday cake […]