Lemony Orzo Salad

I am always afraid that mayonnaise-based summer pasta and potato salads will spoil when left out during summer barbecues. After taking a Food Safety course at the Nanny Institute I probably won’t be using mayonnaise for picnics and school lunches ever again. So, I tried to make an olive oil based summer salad instead. Here […]

Pesto Cheese Melt Sandwiches

Children love helping make meals. If you care for a finicky eater it helps to include them in making their meals. They will eat what they prepare themselves. An 8-year-old I care for made these open faced sandwiches for her entire family. Use your favorite vegetables and cheese — whatever the members of your Nanny […]

Broccoli, Carrot, Cabbage and Apple Salad

It’s a challenge getting many children to eat vegetables. But I only added fruits and vegetables that the children in my care like to this salad and the children gobbled it up. The key is to offer small amounts of new vegetable dishes with other foods the children like without forcing them to eat new […]

Chicken Salad with Grapes

Cooking for Kids I used store bought rotisserie chicken to make this easy lunch for my Nanny Kids. But feel free to use any left over chicken to make this chicken salad. If the children don’t like celery or pecans just don’t add them to the recipe or replace the pecans with walnuts or other […]

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Cooking for Families Salads make great lunches and dinners for hot summer days and evenings. Nothing is easier to make and it fills everyone up with plenty of protein and vegetables. Shrimp, avocado, tomato, and sweet onions with fresh squeezed lime juice, are really nice on a hot day. Add as much vegetables as you […]

Salmon Burgers

Cooking for Families I know I should eat more salmon for a hearty healthy diet but it can be so boring. But I found this recipe on foodnetwork.com and it is so delicious. I eat it with a salad and a mini piece of whole wheat Naan but serve it on a brioche bun for […]

Nannies: Do You Eat the Family’s Food When Working?

Respecting Professional Nanny Boundaries While working, nannies are typically invited to eat meals with the children in their care. This includes a slice of pizza when out with friends, food they prepare for the kids in the home, and leftovers in the fridge. But, each family has a different budget and different customs. In-home child […]