Tag: cooking with kids

If You Plate It…

If You Plate It…

I was giving a talk on nutrition for heart health at our local library recently, emphasizing the power of the plant-based diet, and someone asked me the dreaded question: “How do you get your kids to eat plants?” It wasn’t a challenge, just an honest […]

Cooking with Kids: Sugar Glass Creations

Cooking with Kids: Sugar Glass Creations

Ok, this isn’t so much a recipe as a science experiment that you can eat. I’m always looking for ways to engage the kids in learning, and double bonus if it results in something yummy! Babygirl and I will sometimes flip through a food magazine […]

Holiday Hacks: Easy & Impressive Chocolate Bark

Holiday Hacks: Easy & Impressive Chocolate Bark

We’re all busy, right? But we all secretly want to make the best Christmas cookie, too. C’mon, admit it. It’s not exactly a cookie, but chocolate bark can meet all of your holiday requirements: cookie swap offering, office party treat, homemade gift… AND it’s the […]

A Pediatric Specialist on Processed Foods

A Pediatric Specialist on Processed Foods

I know very well that a whole-foods plant-based diet is the ideal everyday-for-life diet. Hubby and I cook and enjoy a vegetarian meal about three or four nights a week, sometimes more. Heck, we get excited about things like brussel sprouts and broccoli rabbe.  But […]

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

Cooking with kids: Three ways to encourage a lifetime of healthy food choices

While it’s so important to nurture a love of plant foods in our children, it’s also important not to make eating a stressful event. When kids associate “food” with “anxiety”, bad things happen. I.E. eating disorders like emotional overeating. But we do want to encourage […]

A practicum in problem solving, a crash course in creativity, and some cupcakes

A practicum in problem solving, a crash course in creativity, and some cupcakes

Holidays and baking. It’s our thing. Doesn’t even have to be a holiday.  Yesterday afternoon, Babygirl pulled out her cupcake and cookie decorating book she’d gotten for Christmas and flipped to “Easter bunny cupcakes”. The cupcakes were topped with white frosting dusted with cocoa to […]

Cooking with kids: Rainbow sugar cookies

Cooking with kids: Rainbow sugar cookies

Disclaimer from the doctor: No, these are NOT healthy cookies, and I have NO suggestions on substitutions to make them so! Rather, remember, everything in moderation. Because, hey, we all need milk and cookies sometimes. Babygirl and I saw a version of these on a […]

Cooking With Kids: Homemade Butter

Cooking With Kids: Homemade Butter

Stuck at home with the kids over the break? This is part recipe, part science experiment, and part educational vacation project.  Start with heavy cream. Bonus for organic, super bonus for local! Our neighborhood grocery had few options, and so: Cream and salt are the […]

Cooking with Kids: Real Mac and Cheese

Cooking with Kids: Real Mac and Cheese

It was a cold and windy November day… While many people saw major snowfall today, we got blasts of bitter (and leafy) cold. Babyboy got it in his head that he wanted mac and cheese. Wonderful! Warm gooey comfort food. But it had to be […]

Cooking With Kids: Banana Bread Muffins 

Cooking With Kids: Banana Bread Muffins 

What do I like to do with time off from clinic? Cook! And we did lots of family cooking this Columbus Day weekend. Today when Babyboy wanted to watch television, I asked him if he’d rather help me make Banana bread instead. “I need someone […]