I am always trying to serve food that my grandmother would recognize. Which is why I splurged when I stumbled across this stainless steel Mr. Fizz Rechargeable Seltzer Bottle at Bridge Kitchenware in New York City. To make homemade seltzer, you fill the stainless steel container up with water. Load a CO2 cartridge and turn […]

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  • Lauren - LOVE this machine! What a great investment. Have a great time in DC!!ReplyCancel

I started making these snack trays a year ago when I wanted to get my picky eaters to eat healthy food. I put these filled muffin trays out when we have a play date over and by the end of the play date, the tray is pretty much finished. I like the idea of everyone […]

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  • Lauren - This is the best idea – the kids LOVED eating from the trays at your house. It really gets them to try new things.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - just found your blog and love it!! We too eat mostly whole and healthy food. My kids love raw vegies – I also set out carrots etc on a tray during the afternoon and it is amazing how they vanish. I will add you to my blog roll.ReplyCancel

  • ohana=)mama - Oh my gosh I LOVE you!!!!! I love reading your blog. Most often people think that I’m crazy for being a food freak but reading your blog makes me feel normal again!ReplyCancel

  • The Lucas Gang - I just came across your blog and clicked over to this post. I love this idea! How fun, and it looks pretty!ReplyCancel

Fruits and vegetables are the best option, but that is not always realistic. These are the snacks that are free of common allergens. I would strive for snacks with as few ingredients as possible. You don’t need that many snacks. You just need a few that are slightly healthier than your current ones. These are […]

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  • Lauren - Thanks for sharing these snacks. Those chips are delicious!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am the Marketing Assistant at World Gourmet Marketing, Sensible Portions brand. I would like to suggest our Multi Grain Crisps as a healthy snack option for you and your family. Our crisps are baked-not fried, and provide a good source of whole grains. It is also a gluten and wheat free product! Please check out our website at http://www.sensibleportions.com for a further look at our product line and feel free to email me at sgalliano@wgourmet.com with any further questions!ReplyCancel

This is one of my favorite recipes from Ismail Merchant’s Passionate Meals. These small lemony lentils are a great lunch or dinner for my two year old who is a little bit of a vegetarian. My six year old doesn’t eat them, but that is okay, because I love them. You can serve them alone […]

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