Easy Snacks for Kids: Homemade Blender Hummus Recipe

NO food processor (or adults) needed for this healthy snack! My kids will show you how easy homemade hummus is and how they even cut the veggies to go with it. Healthy Snack Kids Can Make Hummus and veggies are a great healthy snack! It contains protein, fat, and carbs for a balanced and long-lasting snack. When you eat fat with your raw veggies you actually increase the nutritional uptake! FREE DOWNLOAD: 10 Snacks Kids can Make Homemade hummus is really easy, much cheaper than store-bought and you can avoid processed oils often found in pre-made hummus. Can’t view the video? Watch it here on YouTube. Blender Hummus Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup tahini paste 1/3-2/3 cup water drained from beans [Read more...]

Kids Cooking Video: Homemade Ranch Dip for Veggies

Homemade snacks are so easy! Watch how your kids can make homemade ranch dressing and vegetables 100% on their own. The perfect snack! Most ranch dressings contain MSG (a neurotoxin), soybean oil (highly processed and no good), and added sugars (is that really necessary?)! Your kids can make this homemade ranch with healthy ingredients that actually help your body absorb nutrients from your veggies! FREE DOWNLOAD: 10 Snacks Kids can Make The recipe for this dip is from our Kids Cook Real Food eCourse. The ranch seasoning is made in beginner lesson 4 and the dressing itself is made in intermediate lesson 1. If your kids love this recipe, we’d love to have you in the course! Homemade Ranch Dip [Read more...]

Healthy Dessert Recipe Kids Love: Dessert Hummus (3 Ways!)

Have you tried the “dessert hummus” you’ve seen in Aldi and other places? Did you know it’s EASY and INEXPENSIVE to make at home!?! Today’s video is a super fun snack or dessert made from pantry staples. It’s one of Leah’s favorite treats right now! We have three kinds of dairy-free dessert hummus and will demonstrate the chocolate chip cookie dough version, with all possible substitutions so you can make it no matter what you have at home. FREE DOWNLOAD: 10 Snacks Kids can Make Healthy Dessert Recipes Kids Love Chocolate chip cookie dough hummus (the one we demonstrate in the video) Chocolate dessert hummus (see recipe below!) Snickerdoodle hummus This is a great recipe for kids of any age [Read more...]

Kids Cooking Video: Potato Pancake Recipe

This Latke recipe (also called potato pancakes) is written in my own hand from 1988, when I would have been in third grade. Food has always been a part of my history, and this traditional dish from my Polish heritage is a perennial favorite. When I first served them to my husband, he was incredibly skeptical and didn’t think he’d like them, but now they’re a great go-to “breakfast for dinner” meal for the whole family. FREE DOWNLOAD: Kid Friendly Recipes Better yet, they’re an awesome way to have vegetables for breakfast! We all know we should be having veggies in larger quantities than most other foods, but sometimes they’re tough to get into the meal plan except at dinnertime. Why [Read more...]

Discipline With No Punishment at All! (Especially for Parents of Aggressive Boys!) (HPC: E95)

I used Tosha’s tips the very DAY we recorded this interview, and I have to tell you — they work. So well. Once you hear about her strategy for reducing frustration and nipping “negative spirals” in the bud, you’ll know why when my husband spent a ton of time hanging with our 5-year-old, Gabe, over Christmas break, he said: “You know, Gabe has had a really good break. He hasn’t been having any tantrums or behavior issues at ALL. And I’m really treasuring my time with him…he won’t be little for very much longer!!” FREE DOWNLOAD: 3 Ways to Build Brain Resilience Tosha Schore is a parent coach who specializes in the biggest surprise of her own life — parenting [Read more...]

Cooking Video for Kids: Healthy Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Recipe

This frugal BBQ chicken recipe is a great staple recipe! My kids and I make it several times a month. It can be made in the slow cooker or Instant Pot and it’s free of gluten, grains, eggs, dairy, nuts, soy, corn, sweeteners (optional), and more – so simple to feed everyone! FREE: Reading Nutrition Labels Worksheet I don’t know if you’ve looked at the ingredient labels on store-bought barbecue sauce lately, but yikes! You’re avoiding a lot of processed food additives when you make it from scratch like this! If you haven’t already figured out, my kids looooove this recipe. It’s very mild in flavor and easy to chew for tiny ones. Can’t view the video? Watch it here [Read more...]

Cooking Video for Kids: Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

Mac and cheese is a cinch in the Instant Pot! It comes together so quickly and easily you might think you forgot a step the first time you try it! 😉 You don’t even need to be able to boil water or know when pasta is done for it to come out perfect! Since my daughter Leah can’t have dairy anymore, we’ve had to let this one go for now, but it’s a great recipe to have on hand for quick lunches or a dinner side. It’s easily made with either gluten-free or regular pasta. Grab your FREE Instant Pot Guidebook This mac and cheese recipe is from our Instant Pot SkillLab which teaches kids how to use an Instant [Read more...]

Healthy Breakfast Kids Can Make: Homemade Grain-Free Quiche Recipe

Imagine waking up on a Saturday morning without a kid yell-whispering “I’m hungry!” in your face. Instead, you come out of your room to see your kids preparing breakfast! Sounds like a dream huh? Now, I’m not saying you should send your 3-year-old to the kitchen to make breakfast for the family, but you might be surprised what your slightly older kids can make on their own! FREE DOWNLOAD: Paleo Snacks for Kids In our Kids Cook Real Food eCourse, kids will learn to crack eggs in the Intermediate level and can then complete this recipe on their own with a little help using the stove. Older kids can do it all on their own or help intermediate kids. This [Read more...]

Cooking Video for Kids: Healthy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe

Homemade dressing time!! We use this recipe in our Kids Cook Real Food course for intermediate kids to practice measuring… But today we are going to go ironic on that. My goal is to show families how flexible cooking from scratch can be, and how much room there is for error. So we aren’t really even using a recipe. (But don’t worry! I’ve included the original recipe and variations below for you!) FREE DOWNLOAD: Paleo Snacks for Kids Watch as John learns how to crush whole garlic cloves, and as always, we will share all the substitutions you could use for this homemade Italian dressing (including how to make it Greek!). Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe Made by Kids Ingredients 3/4 [Read more...]

Healthy Dessert Recipe: Healthy(ish) Brownie with a Secret Surprising Ingredient!

These brownies have a very surprising ingredient that you probably have in your pantry right now…sometimes we serve them as breakfast because they have so many redeeming qualities and just some honey as a sweetener. 🙂 FREE DOWNLOAD: 10 Snacks Kids can Make Healthy Dessert Recipe The recipe is from my eBook “The Everything Beans Book.” I know, a brownie recipe in a bean book? You’ll have to trust me on this one. No one will ever, ever guess what your secret ingredient is, and they’ll all be blown away that there’s not one speck of flour in the whole thing. Can you guess the secret ingredient now? That’s right! Black beans form the base of this grain-free dessert recipe! RELATED: [Read more...]