Coconut Date Balls

Cooking for Kids I decided to try to sneak as much unprocessed foods as I could into the kids diets lately. These little treats were a complete success! The key to making these treats palatable to the youngsters was to use a food processor to chop the nuts and dates as fine as possible. My […]

Healthy Taste Test

Creative Fun for Kids The kids I care for love having taste tests. All you need are two or three similar food items that are just different colors. Cover the child’s eyes with a blind fold or just ask them to close their eyes. Then, put a piece of food in their mouth and let them guess […]

What are Your Favorite Snacks to Serve the Kids?

Drizzled Peanut Butter on Bananas and Apples One of the most important job responsibilities a nanny has is to feed the children nutritious food. All of my charges (from toddler to teen) love protein-packed peanut butter on just about anything. You certainly don’t have to heat up the peanut butter to serve it on fruit, […]

Pinwheel Sandwiches

Making Hor D’oeuvres for Kids  I don’t know where I found the recipe for pinwheel sandwiches but I started making pinwheel peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for kids when I first started working as a nanny 20-years ago. Since 1993 I have been serving the tiny treats because all the kids I have cared for love the […]

Making Pizza Bagels with Kids

Cooking for Kids What kid doesn’t love pizza? Who doesn’t love bagels? Kids love making pizza bagels as much as eating them. Below we describe how to make a basic pizza bagel but nannies can mix it up and use other ingredients to make other types of pizza bagels as well. For example, to make a barbecue chicken […]