HEALTHIEST Back to School Snacks for Preschool

You don’t have to waste time reading labels to find the healthiest back to school snacks for toddlers and preschoolers. Just print out this list and keep it in your pantry!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I over-complicate things with snacks. I think they’re too boring, or not “enough.” But there is NOTHING wrong with keeping it simple!

Often, the simple snacks are the healthiest. I like having some special fun snacks and treats on hand, but for everyday school snacks, easy and inexpensive is my motto.

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Feed Baby With Confidence | mamaknowsnutrition.com

How To Feed Your Baby With Confidence

Read for my go-to recommendations to help you feed your baby with confidence, and avoid wasting time searching on Google, especially since it may lead you to bad advice.

The hardest time I’ve had so far as a parent (I’m sure there are more difficult times to come!) was when my oldest son was a baby. You guys, no matter how many books I read, I just felt like I had NO CLUE what I was doing as a mom. There is so much to know! Are these loud breathing noises normal? How do I unfold the stroller? How often should he nap? (more…)

Kid-Friendly Hidden Veggie Dips | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Kid Friendly Hidden Veggie Dips

Is your kid a dipper? Lots of moms tell me that their little ones will eat almost anything if they can dip it in something. My son has not gotten on board with dipping. But I keep serving dips to him anyway since every once in awhile he surprises me and tries something new. The one thing he will dip food in is maple syrup–surprise, surprise. Haha!

I thought it would be fun to branch out from the usuals- ketchup, ranch, bbq sauce, hummus, peanut butter, etc.  Not that there’s anything wrong with those! And, I supercharged these new dips with hidden veggies. A lot of times my son just doesn’t like the way something looks. So, I try to either make his foods look fun, like with fun colors or shapes, or try to make them look like something I know he already likes.

Toddlers are complicated little creatures, I’ll tell ya!

Give these hidden veggie dips a try if you feel like doing some kitchen experimenting. Worst case is that your kids don’t like it, but you now have a veggie-packed snack for yourself. 🙂

These recipes require a little more work than just opening a bottle and pouring, but I promise, they’re worth it!  (more…)

5 Ingredient No Bake Nut Butter Bars | mamaknowsnutrition.com

5 Ingredient No Bake Nut Butter Bars

YOU GUYSSSSSS. These no bake nut butter bars SAVE me on mornings I don’t have my act together.

Which is basically every morning right now, since pregnancy insomnia has been keeping me up from about 2:30 to 5:30 am. It’s the weirdest thing. It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed. I routinely just wake up around 2:30 or 3 and then am WIDE AWAKE for 2 to 3 hours. It’s not my favorite.

So having breakfast for my son already made is a HUGE help on zombie mornings. One of my favorite tricks for keeping healthy breakfast and snack options on hand is to make things in big batches and then freeze them. It’s just as easy to reach into the freezer as it is to pull a package of something out of the pantry. (more…)