Strawberry Breakfast Cookies (Vegan and Whole Grain)

This easy, one-bowl recipe is nutritious enough for breakfast but so delicious you’ll want them all day. Strawberry Breakfast Cookies combine sweet strawberries and whole grain oats in a handheld cookie form. The healthy cookies also happen to be vegan, nut-free, and can easily be made gluten-free too. Kids in the Kitchen: Chop the strawberries: Kids…

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Recipes to Cook with Kids in June

June (in my neck of the woods) means kids are starting to get out of school and the weather is starting to warm up. Here is a round-up of easy, nutritious, and fun recipes to cook with kids in June. There are lots of ideas to keep kids well fed and entertained, including homemade popsicles,…

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Carrot Cake Breakfast Cupcakes

Cupcakes for breakfast? Yes, please! These Carrot Cake Breakfast Cupcakes look like dessert but are wholesome enough to eat for breakfast (or anytime of day). They are low in added sugar, whole grain, and mixed up in one bowl. Add a quick, 3-ingredient cream cheese frosting (and maybe a few sprinkles) to make these a…

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Crunchy Roasted Peas or Edamame (Air Fryer or Oven)

Sometimes changing the texture of a veggie makes it more appealing for kids (and adults too!). Crunchy Roasted Peas or Edamame is a healthy snack snack that makes vegetables fun and delicious. Plus, with only 3 ingredients, they couldn’t be easier to make. You can make these crispy peas or edamame in the air fryer…

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Creamy Salsa Verde Enchiladas (Chicken or Vegetarian)

I first came up with this dinner to use up leftover chicken or beans that I had in my fridge. It soon became one of our favorite weeknight meals and checked all the boxes. It’s a meal that’s nutritious, satisfying, and quick to throw together. Plus, my husband and two boys happily gobble it up…

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Muffin Recipes to Bake with Toddlers and Kids

Making muffins is the ULTIMATE way to get kids in the kitchen. Muffins are simple, hard to mess up, and come together quickly (for low attention spans). Also, you can easily add in veggies or protein, and muffins are DELICIOUS for kids and adults alike. Below is a round up of all my best Muffins…

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Make Ahead Dinner Recipes

Weeknights are busy! However, the key to less stressful meal times is minimal cleanup and recipes that can be made ahead…to beat the inevitable rush when 6pm hits. Let me help you knock dinner off of your to-do list with this list of Make Ahead Dinner Recipes. These meals are nutritious, kid-friendly…and, of course, delicious! And…better yet?…

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Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

One of the best ways to use up some brown bananas! Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are lower in added sugar, whole grain, and super easy to mix together in one bowl. Not only do the muffins have double the chocolate goodness, they are also moist, fluffy, and nutritious. Bake them up for breakfasts, snacks, or…

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Creamy Chicken, Veggie, and Gnocchi Stew

Need a nutritious and easy weeknight dinner? Creamy Chicken, Veggie, and Gnocchi Stew is comforting, hearty, and full of flavor. The stew can be made in the slow cooker, pressure cooker/Instant pot, or on the stove top. Plus, it’s a kid-friendly meal that’s packed with protein and vegetables. Kids in the Kitchen: Soup/Stew may seem…

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Oatmeal To-Go Bars (Vegan and Gluten-free)

Want a cozy, nutritious bowl of oatmeal, but as a portable breakfast or snack? These Oatmeal To-Go Bars are hearty, packed with protein and fiber, and quickly stirred together in one bowl. They are also really easy to customize for a nutritious toddler snack or a nut-free school option. Kids in the Kitchen: Measure: Things…

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