Easy Patriotic Treats

Holiday celebrations are so much fun! I know my kids love the freedom to play, run, and snack with friends and family. My youngest son would happily eat his share (and more!) of chips, hot dogs, and cole-slaw, so preparing easy, appealing, and healthy snacks is important. State and county fairs caught on long ago…ALL food is […]

Easter Bunny Snack for Kids

Looking for ideas for cute Easter food for kids? This Easter bunny snack is super quick and easy to make! These would be fun to add to a child’s lunchbox, or to make for a simple after school snack. My six year old thought they were adorable! Wouldn’t these be the perfect kid snack to enjoy after […]

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids

Between school parties and play dates and special family celebrations, our kids are going to be inundated with sweet treats in the coming days. But, it doesn’t take a cookie or a cupcake to be able to say, “I love you” with food. We’re excited to bring you these healthy Valentine’s Day Treats! I love […]

Super Foods Recipes for Kids

  It’s almost 2014 and I know a lot of families are looking to eat healthier. I looked around at our contributor’s blogs and found some great super foods recipes that parents and kids will love. So, get ready to start fresh, discover some new foods and be ready to be healthy in 2014! Super […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome to Inner Child Food!

We are so excited to bring you, Inner Child Food, as a sister site of Inner Child Fun! I am Sara, the editor of this site, and have big plans to bring you recipes, ideas, products and play all centered around making healthy food fun for us and our kids. Join us as we explore […]