Fresh recipes, meal ideas and family strategies for babies and toddlers...most of which won't be spit out.
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You just can’t beat sausage for quick, delicious flavor. The stuff comes brimming with flavor, straight from the store. You also can’t beat frozen spinach for knock-your-socks off nutri…

Sausage & Spinach Over Rice: A 15-Minute Dinner Kids Love

A 5-minute cookie kids can make themselves!

Melted Chocolate Circles with Nuts & Fruit, 5-Minute Christmas Cookies Kids Can Make

So rich and delicious -- with NO FRYING, NO DREDGING -- just a good-for-you dinner, oozing with cheese and crispy breadcrumbs, in half the time.

Easy Eggplant Parmesan (No Dredging, No Frying)

The prep-ahead, cooks in a flash, tender & delicious dinner your entire family will LOVE. Hint: It's all about those juicy, salty, tangy olives.

20-Minute Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Vinegar and So Many Olives

The perfect post-Halloween dessert! From

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Totally kid tested -- with our four kids under age 7 -- and beloved!

3 Ways to Make Toast a Healthier Breakfast

Just real strawberries!

Cook for the Cure: {Real} Strawberry Cupcakes & Strawberry Buttercream Without Food Coloring

It's true -- all four of our kiddos love this stuff! And the easy dressing is the key.

the kale salad our kids love (the secret: easy balsamic-maple dressing)

Yogurt, fresh fruit, whole oats, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds -- everything we put in a parfait on a stick!

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The secret to getting kids interested in new food? Letting them assemble it themselves at the table. A new family favorite for our brood of four (ages 1-6)!

DIY bruschetta kids love

4-ingredient buttercream frosting (none is sugar). Perfect for small kids' birthday parties!

Recipe: 4-Ingredient Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (on a John Deere Tractor Cake)

Squirt a combo of Ranch dressing + plain yogurt (and spices if you like) into Dixie cups. Then let kids mix & match their own portable veggie cups.

Healthy Party Food for Kids: DIY Raw Veggie Cups

strawberry peanut butter wraps

3-Ingredient Strawberry-Peanut Butter Wraps

Step-by-step instructions for making a pasta salad turtle. (With the help of a small mixing bowl, it's easier than you think.)

How to Make a Pasta Salad Turtle: The Potluck Dish of Your Kids' Dreams + $15 PayPal Giveaway!

Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce, Sliders for Kids *from "Real Baby Food"

Saucy Meatball Sliders from "Real Baby Food"

Healthy, kid-friendly dinner leftovers that make great kids' lunches! Everyone one of these is great served cold and transports well.

Dinner Leftovers that Make Great Kids' Lunches

One-Pot Mexican Quinoa Casserole (And a Cute Way to Get Kids to Try Some: Egg Cups!)

One-Pot Mexican Casserole

Angel food cake with yogurt icing. A 5-minute dessert!

$15 Giveaway + 5-Minute Angel Food Cake with Yogurt & Fruit Frosting

One-pot homemade mac & cheese! Only one pan, whole wheat pasta, real cheese and a few frozen peas cool the whole thing off. From

one-pot homemade mac & cheese

Easy Veggie Calzones: Pizza + vegetables = a meal kids love!

Easy Veggie Calzones

HEALTHY BABY FOOD DOESN'T HAVE TO BE PUREED. And it can be part of a meal you're making anyway. When it comes to great finger foods for babies, here are 5 of my favorites--which happen to be elemen...

7 Nutritious Finger Foods for Babies (the Whole Family Loves, Too)

THERE'S A SECRET TO MAKING A CAKE MOIST. Add yogurt. This time, it was Yoplait Greek 100 Whips and the result was delicious. I learned about yogurt cake when we lived in Italy. Estelle was about a ...

Yoplait Greek 100 Whips Lemon Yogurt Cakes with Blueberries (Sponsored Post)

THIS IS THE JUICIEST SLOW COOKER PORK I'VE EVER HAD. We have another awesome (and simpler) recipe for slow cooker pork here but this one, inspired by Real Simple, works even harder. If you're worri...

slow cooker shredded pork with fresh apples

How to make hens out of hard boiled eggs! Simple step-by-step instructions at

how to make hens out of hard boiled eggs

Best no-bake bars ever! Easy, inexpensive, healthy and delicious.

No-Bake Chocolate, Fruit & Nut Bars