Petite Eats

A Week’s Worth of Lunches for Back-to-School

How do you feel about packing lunches? Do you live for the ideating it takes to plan ahead or peer into your refrigerator and make a game time decision? Do your kids prefer variety or gravitate towards the same things every day? My requirements school lunches? They can’t be super fancy or time consuming because there’s nothing more disappointing than spending an hour making a scratch veggie lasagna that nobody wants to eat.  (Speaking from personal experience here!)  Also, they have to be things Parker would actually eat, not …

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Mealtime Magic:  Three Ways to Get Babies and Toddlers to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

The other night as I was prepping three different versions of dinner for Parker, Ever and I (Aaron was traveling), and found myself nostalgic for dinnertime eight years ago. Eight years ago Aaron and I were newlyweds and dinner after a busy 10, 11, or 12-hour work day would sometimes mean walking across the street to the market and picking up a bottle of wine, soft cheese, and a baguette and dining at the bar or perched on the countertop. These days dinnertime more often means a lot more forethought. I look for meals that work for all three …

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Packed Lunch Ideas for Back to School Part 3: Caribbean Vibes

It’s back to school with some seriously tasty and nutritious Packed Lunch Ideas – Caribbean style! From plantains to black bean brownies, your kids will love them. Labor Day might be behind us, but our last leg in the School Lunch series is taking us somewhere seriously fun. This time I (Lauren Daniel) am taking some of my favorite flavors and making them a bit more kid friendly. This flavorful lunch has serious caribbean vibes and will (hopefully!) keep your little ones interested with this awesome Packed Lunch Idea! What’s …

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Kids Lunch Ideas for Back to School || Part 2: Sneaky Veggies

(In case you missed it, we’re talking easy lunches for the kiddos, check out part 1 “breakfast for lunch”.) If you have a picky eater, I (Lauren) know getting them to eat their vegetables can be tough. I was a nanny for 7 years and this was always a challenge–not just vegetables, eating in general can just be a full on production, so I’ve always tried to make it fun and interesting but still healthy. This week I’m going to share some of my favorite tricks for getting little ones to eat those veggies, I call this week’s menu …

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