Delicious Homemade Food for Kids

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Homemade Food for Kids

We are all part of this big everyday family, which is why this site feels kind of like home. It is a place to come to for encouragement, it’s somewhere to learn and seek advice, and it is full of people who strive to spread goodness. And since it all started with a meatball, today’s roundup post is all about food – specifically homemade food for kids.

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If you’re wondering just what your child’s needs are, EverydayFamily is a great resource for finding answers to your questions.

I’m going to share with you a few of the great food finds that have helped me take care of my own little ones, in hopes that you’ll find some nutritious inspiration here, too. 

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In the quest to help all of us provide the best for our children, the site has created entire sections full of nutrition and feeding information for our babiestoddlers, and preschoolers. If you’re wondering just what your child’s needs are, this is a great resource for finding answers to your questions.

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Homemade Immune Boosting + Soothing Foods

It’s that season when feeling icky becomes all too common. We fight and fight against germs, but if you’re wondering if there is anything else we can do to give our children’s immune systems a bit of a boost, the answer is, definitely! Take a look at this nutrient-packed article, and give colds and flu the boot.

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In addition to those five recipes, try these three too.

  1. Blueberry Applesauce Muffins
  2. Homemade Apple Teething Biscuits
  3. Carrot Apple Muffins

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Sometimes little bodies just cave into sickness. Luckily, though, we have a long list of things that offer a little comfort while they recover, such as medicine, a lot of love, and even some food. See here for a list of soothing foods.

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Homemade Baby Food

There are so many options to choose from in the baby food aisle, but which one is the best choice for your baby? Maybe you’re looking to save money, or perhaps you are searching for a way be eco-friendly: making your own baby food fulfills both of those desires.

My sister has been cooking since she was able to stand (I have memories of her standing so tiny, on a chair, cooking dinner), so when she had her first baby I – of course – had to give her a baby food cookbook.

We feature one like it in the EverydayFamily Product Showcase. Have you seen it? It’s an entire system, a rather amazing one at that, from Sage Spoonfuls.

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I was pretty impressed with it, and I could tell you all about it right here, but then you couldn’t actually see it, and you really must see. So head on over there, and enjoy having Sara and Shiloh show you how it works.

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EF Eats Videos

I’ve been lacking imagination lately, when it comes to food to put into my kids’ lunch boxes, and also for when they need a snack, or a little something special. So I searched around EFTV, because when it comes to food, EF Eats is a goldmine of delicious goodness.

When you’re running out of ideas on what to feed your family, let EF Eats help you find just what they’ve been craving.

Have you seen all the episodes?

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Here are just a few that my kids and I are going to make this week:   

Homemade Granola – The best thing about making homemade granola, is that you can tailor the ingredients to suit your kids’ needs and preferences; and it’s fun to make with little ones because it’s quick and easy, and can be mixed with your hands. So, gather your little ones and get ready to get your hands dirty while you whip up a batch of easy, homemade granola together with Vanessa Moses.

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Easy Eggnog – This isn’t your traditional eggnog, nope; but it is equally delicious. Kari Karch, Kenmore’s in-house chef, takes a few simple ingredients and makes an outstanding kid-friendly beverage.

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Triple-Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – Kari teams up with John Ashton, the Dash Chef, to make some oatmeal cookies. The addition of chocolate and cranberries make these treats out-of-this-world. And being that oatmeal cookies are included in the list of foods that soothe, and these ones in particular contain “hidden” fruit, I’d justify keeping a batch handy all the time.

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Butternut Squash Fries – It has been said that kids will consume nearly anything that comes in a French fry form, so why not test that theory with this tasty idea? Chef Efrain Cuevas, of Clandestino Dining, turns a boring squash into an amazing side dish of fries, that pair perfectly for sloppy joes. They’re amazingly simple and delicious. 

What are your favorite homemade foods that you make for your little ones?

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Delicious Homemade Food for Kids

Melanie Denney lives in the smallest of towns, with her two little darlings. She has a Bachelor's degree and happily works as a full-time mother and a freelance writer, specializing in sociology and recreation leadership. ... More

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  1. Katie Osborn says:

    I love to cook and look forward to cooking for one more person when my little man arrives, this blog was a great intro to the EE food articles! I didn’t realize there were so many recipes on here, but now I know to check it out.

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