Zucchini Bread Recipe for Thanksgiving

Sometimes, all it takes to get kids involved in Thanksgiving Day meal prep is a fun bread recipe like this zucchini bread recipe. Fresh baked bread is always a delicious addition at any Thanksgiving table.  And, even better, it’s something that you can make with the kids a day or two in advance so that […]

Yummy Fall Breakfast Muffins

In the gardener’s calendar year, September and October are the busiest by far!  My kids and I gather new foods from the yard every day.  Summer squash, zucchini, and tomatoes are still trickling in.  And by now the pears, apples, carrots, kale, and of course, pumpkins are pouring in by the bucketful!  It would seem […]

Hope School Lunch is a BLAST!

Here’s a way to have a BLAST in the lunchbox complete with lunchtime notes for fun! Supplies Needed: 4 Sunset Mini Peppers 1/2 Cucumber 2 Slices of Cheese 2 Slices of Bread Light Ranch Dressing or Greek Yogurt Ranch dip Red and Green Grapes Star Shaped Cookie Cutters; Mini and Medium sized. Cut the top […]

Bento Box Lunches

Bento Boxes are the newest lunch craze for kids.  While they are new for us here in the US, they have been used in Japanese culture for years.  They are traditionally home packed meals for convenience consisting of rice, pickled veggies, and fish or meats. Today many Bento Boxes are made to show love by […]

Lunch Box Packing Bites

We are always searching to find new ways to fill the lunch box and balance everything out.  Here are two of our favorite quick and easy finds that have been big hits for lunchtime bites. Peanutty Apple Wraps make a great sandwich alternative to peanut butter and jelly and at snack time we love to […]

How to Buy Organic on a Budget

When making food for our family, we want the best possible ingredients that we can get.  Sometimes, eating a healthy, organic diet while also staying within a budget can be a real challenge.  Here are some practical tips that have helped me master those grocery aisles for the healthiest foods I can feed my family […]

Food Essentials for a Healthy Household

Oh the great challenge of healthy snacks and meals…. what do you keep on hand to feed a hungry family in a hurry? We have had some fantastic suggestions for healthy snacks you can prepare ahead here on Inner Child Food, but how about what to keep on hand at all times in your pantry? […]

5 Simple Tips for Teaching Your Family Healthy Eating Habits

I myself was a not-so healthy eater up until a few years ago.  Healthy eating is not just a “diet”, it must become a way of life, and it must be learned. It’s so much easier if you are just training yourself, but when it comes to the family, it is much more of a […]

What is a CSA and Why You Should Get One

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has been a huge help in the local living movement for the past 25 years. It is a great way to get your kids involved in the preparing and consuming of a wide variety of local foods, it helps support small, organic farmers and reduce greenhouse gas omissions since you buy […]

Bento Box Fun – Jellyfish

Looking for a quick and easy idea to add a little fun to your child’s lunch? Here’s a quick video tutorial showing how to make adorable jelly fish from hot dogs! So creative!! Special thanks to our video contributor, Angelique for providing us with today’s video: Having trouble viewing the video? Click here to view it […]

Lazy Meal Planning On Your Smart Phone and Tablet

When I was pregnant with our second son, my friends from the local MOMS Club chapter in my town kept telling me that sooner or later, I’d have to start making a weekly meal plan in order to save money and organize our household. I thought it was good advice, but being the somewhat messy, creatively unorganized […]

Simple Menu Planning On A Budget

Do you struggle to stay within your food budget or wish your budget went a little further to get the healthy, organic food you want? The best way to stick to a budget and get the most for your dollar is to plan a menu. Making a menu doesn’t have to be a hard or […]

Grilled Egg and Cheese Sandwich Recipe to Use Leftover Easter Eggs

Easter is a great time to teach kids one of those hands-on, life long cooking skills; how-to hard-boil an egg. Every year at Easter we hard-boil eggs for decorating and every year I remind my kids how to do it until they get old enough to remember.  The question always remains, what do we do […]

Quick Tip — Eat Your Rainbow!

Here’s a quick tip to get kids to eat healthy vegetables and inspire them to try new foods too! Eat your rainbow! Getting children to enjoy whole, raw healthy veggies isn’t so hard if you start introducing them early, and often, and in various preparations, as to find out what textures or preferences they may […]

Delicious Honey Citrus Fruit Dip Recipe

A creamy, sweet and versatile dip made with grapefruit and cultured cream cheese for a probiotic boost. It’s also a fun and great way to introduce children to cooking, with this super easy, and completely yummy recipe! Thankfully, getting {my} children to eat fruit has never been a challenge. In fact, the only challenge I face […]

Heart Healthy Snacks for Kids Roundup

Sometimes it can be very difficult to find snacks that kids will love that are also healthy and nutritious, so we’ve rounded up some recipes from our contributing writers to make it easier! Recipes that include fruit, veggies, cheese, and even tofu! Frozen Watermelon Pops – Simply skewer and freeze fruits like watermelon, pineapple, grapes, blueberries and […]