Mason Jar Veggie Frittata | mamaknowsnutrition.com

Mason Jar Veggie Frittata

This Mason Jar Veggie Frittata is the perfect recipe to get your kids in the kitchen with you. They really can’t mess this one up!

What is your go-to recipe when you have visitors staying with you? I almost always take the time to prepare a frittata before we have guests come to town. Sometimes we eat it for breakfast on Saturday morning, sometimes lunch, and sometimes it’s a great late night dinner if they get in after a long day of traveling.

This time, I wanted to try it for a quick weekday breakfast. It takes some time to bake, but I knew I could use those 30 minutes to get everyone dressed and ready for the day. To make my job even easier in the morning, I prepared everything the night before.

It literally does not get easier. Crack some eggs into a mason jar (or tupperware), toss veggies on top, add seasonings, and that’s it!  (more…)

Toddler meal ideas: cottage cheese, apple, and nuts

Clean Your Plate, or Don’t?

Not to throw my husband under the bus…but I had to get on his case about something the other day. Poor guy, he really wasn’t trying to do anything wrong. My son asked for a cookie during dinner, and Ben told him to eat what’s on his plate first. And of course I couldn’t keep myself from whisper-yelling to him, “we don’t want to force him to eat it if he doesn’t want it!” And now I don’t even remember anymore if we gave him a cookie or not!

But you’re probably wondering why I didn’t want him telling Teddy to finish his plate. (more…)

Toddler Kitchen Tasks | mamaknowsnutrition.com

10 Simple Kitchen Tasks for Toddlers

Next time you’re making dinner, get your little one to help out! Try some of these kitchen tasks for toddlers.

Toddlers can be great little kitchen helpers. Things may take longer and get a bit messier, but it’s a perfect way to spend some one-on-one time with them. Getting toddlers involved in the kitchen can help your little one:

  1. Learn what goes into making a healthy meal
  2. Get a sense of responsibility and pride by helping
  3. Practice coordination and fine motor skills
  4. Taste something new
  5. Practice counting and measuring
  6. Bond and have fun!

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