Petite Eats

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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Kids Lunch Ideas for Back to School || Part 3: Caribbean Vibes

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: Roasted plantains Baked sweet potato fries Mango chunks Unsweetened coconut chips Black bean brownie To start, I’ll touch on plantains and why these are perfect addition to lunch. Whether you go with the crunchy chip …

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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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Kids Lunch Ideas for Back to School || Part 1: Breakfast for Lunch

Though my little one isn’t school aged yet, she is eating us out of house and home already (or so it feels at times). Meal planning and prepping now includes a sweet little mouth to feed and offers the challenge of creating healthy, filling, and enticing choices. So this month, as your kids head back to school or you settle into a new routine, I’m sharing some of my favorite mini mouth lunch meal ideas.  Trying to think outside the (lunch) box can be difficult when it comes to kiddos, but I feel like you can’t go wrong with breakfast …

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