Homemade Peach Ice Cream (USA)

Kids’ Culinary Passport — Cook and Craft Around the World What better way to kick off our Kids’ Culinary Passport series than by visiting the good ole American south during Independence Day week?! As a midwestern girl relocated to the sunny state of North Carolina, in the past year I’ve learned to embrace all things biscuit, […]

3 Last Minute Father’s Day Food Gifts

Have you waited until the last minute to prepare a Father’s Day gift for Dad this year? Need something quick and easy that the kids can help make? Here are three super quick last minute food gifts Dad is sure to love that use items you probably already have on-hand! 1. Quick and Easy Father’s […]

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 […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Easy Mexican Nachos Recipe

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we are making nachos today! Nachos can be made healthier by using real cheese (not processed), fresh tomatoes, salsa, and beans. I chose to make it vegetarian as well, just because it’s faster and easier to make that way. This post is sponsored by our friends, The Little Partners, who make […]

Kids In the Kitchen – A Roundup Of Recipes To Get Your Kids Cookin!

Here at Inner Child Food, we are mamas who love to involve our children in the process of cooking and baking. We have all found it has a multitude of benefits, and some of those include: Making memories together and bonding time Teaching them how to share Learning how to work in a group and […]

Kids in the Kitchen – Healthy Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Here’s a grilled cheese sandwich that’s so sneakily nutritious and tasty, it has become a new regular dinner staple in our household! Even moms and dads will love this one and the kids can really get involved in making it, even young toddlers like mine! This post is sponsored by our friends, The Little Partners, […]

5 Story Books About Kids in the Kitchen

Do your kids like to help in the kitchen? Here are some inspiring story books to read to (or with) your child that feature kids playing an active role in the cooking process, or exploring the world around them through food. Afterwards, try making a snack together — whether it’s popping popcorn or baking an […]

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 […]

Blueberry Wheat and Oat Muffins Recipe

Enjoy a delicious, healthy and hearty twist on the classic blueberry muffins, complete with honey, wheat, oats and wheat germ! A breakfast every member of the family will love! This post is sponsored by our partners at the Learning Tower by the Little Partners, who provided the Learning Tower for me to use and review. I am not […]

Crafting with… Sugar?

This kid craft idea is brought to you by Imperial Sugar. Did you know that you can craft all sorts of things with sugar? It’s true! Our friends at Imperial Sugar have some amazing craft ideas using sugar. I love these ideas for when you need a simple boredom buster to keep the kids entertained, […]

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 […]

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round Up

Looking for some tasty St. Patrick’s Day recipes and treats to make with the kids? Here are some of our favorites from our contributing writers! Smoky Split Pea Artichoke Soup with Blackened Tofu 51 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Tutorials Fruit Kabobs turned into Edible Rainbows Kids, Kale & St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Green = St. […]

Decorating Easter Eggs with Kids

Looking for ways to decorate Easter eggs with the kids that are quick and easy to do with beautiful results? Here are some tips and tricks to try the next time you decorate eggs. 1. Plan Ahead for the Mess Most egg dyes will stain, so wear aprons or old clothing you wouldn’t mind getting […]

Make a Fruit Smoothie!

Have you ever made smoothies with the kids?? Here’s an effective way to use up any leftover fruit, and sneak in some nutrition using healthy fruits or veggies! This is a great way to encourage kids to experiment with new flavors too. Special thanks to our video contributor, Angelique, for providing today’s video: Having trouble […]

Lots of Healthy Fun at Kids Food Festival NYC!

This weekend my daughter Emily and I boarded a bus to NYC for Kids Food Festival — a series of 2 day festivals in partnership with Cooking Light magazine presented by The Creative Kitchen. We had such a great time that I just had to share the details of this fun event with you! This […]

5 Simple Tips to Try with a Picky Eater

Once upon a time, I gave birth to two very healthy bouncing baby boys.  They were pretty good eaters and meals/menus never produced an argument regardless of what was being served.  They ate a lot of amazing foods and it wasn’t abnormal to hear my oldest order salmon and broccoli when we were out to […]

Cooking a Funny Face

Need an easy and FUN lunch idea for the kids?? Here’s an inspiring way to get the kids in the kitchen to create a “funny face lunch”! This is a great way to encourage kids to try new foods too. Special thanks to our video contributor, Angelique, for providing today’s quick tip video: Having trouble […]

The Learning Tower Review – Kids in the Kitchen

There’s a new fun house in my kitchen – it’s a cross between a mini tree house, a ladder, and a lookout tower yet it helps me to be able to safely cook with the kids! We are having so much fun with our Learning Tower from the Little Partners. I have been eyeing this […]