Children and Vegetables · Vegetables

Saucy Green Beans

As I child I had a confusing relationship with green beans. Every summer, as soon as the green beans were ready I would sit in my parent's garden and snack on them raw. It's still one of my favorite ways to eat them. However, at the dinner table, often canned or cooked too soft for… Continue reading Saucy Green Beans

Legumes · Mealing Planning

Maple Balsamic Glazed Garbanzo Beans

One of my strategies when cooking for busy families is to make dishes that can be eaten as is or added to other dishes. My style is kind of mix and match. I often create components rather than cooking full meals. I find this gives families greater flexibility in meeting the needs of a wide range… Continue reading Maple Balsamic Glazed Garbanzo Beans

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Crave Eat Heal Cookbook Giveaway and No Bake Breakfast Cookies

Last summer I spent quite a bit of time helping test recipes for the newly released cookbook, Crave Eat Heal. I had a lot of fun, especially because I tried a lot of the recipes on a family I worked for. We did taste tests and they love a lot of the recipes that ended up in… Continue reading Crave Eat Heal Cookbook Giveaway and No Bake Breakfast Cookies

Articles · Children and Vegetables · Feeding Baby · Mealtime

Feeding Baby: Minced Vegetables

I don't always have energy to cook full, fresh meals. Often, I just make a new grain or soup and add it to the mix of leftovers available. One thing I do prioritize is having a fresh vegetable dish at every meal. This can get tricky when I am feeding adults, a four-year old and a… Continue reading Feeding Baby: Minced Vegetables

Articles · Mealtime · Mindful Eating for Children

Bringing Nature to the Table

A big component of creating health throughout our lives is our ability to align with nature. Children are the same way. Showing them the cycles of nature and how to connect are very important ways we can teach children how to guide their own health. One of the ways I bring nature to the table is through… Continue reading Bringing Nature to the Table