Chicken, Corn, and Fresh Veggies Dip

Rather than just serving kids store bought salsa with tortilla chips after school, I made this vegetable and protein packed dip for them to enjoy. I call it a dip but it is chunkier than a dip so we had to use a spoon to serve it. You can serve this recipe with tortilla chips, […]

Pizza Dough Balls

This was a quick and easy after school snack I made for my Nanny Kids and their friends. To make it easy I bought fresh pizza dough, marinara sauce, and pesto at the grocery store. You Will Need: Fresh Pizza Dough from Bakery or Grocery StoreAll Purpose FlourPesto Sauce Marinara Sauce2 Baking SheetsParchment PaperKnife What […]

Roasted Chick Peas

Here is a quick and healthy snack to make for children. If they don’t like any of the seasonings you don’t need to use them to flavor the chick peas. You Will Need: 2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon ground cumin1 teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon chili powder1 pinch sea salt1 pinch ground black pepper1 (15 ounce) […]

Jack-O-Lantern Quesadilla

This is an easy, healthy, and fun Halloween snack or lunch to make for your Nanny Kids. My Nanny Kids just love these super cute Jack-O-Lantern Quesadillas. You can add shredded chicken or veggies to these quesadillas as well. You Will Need: 6 flour tortillas 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, jack, or pepper jack) Salsa […]

Parmesan Crisps

The children in my care loves parmesan cheese. She loved it on pasta, sandwiches, soups, and salads. These parmesan crisps make an amazing appetizer or snack but my Nanny Kids love them on top of their soups and salads. You will Need: 1 cup to 2 cups of shredded Parmesan cheese What to Do: 1. […]

Rice Krispy Ghosts

Cooking with Kids Kids love Halloween and rice crispy treats. So combine their love of Halloween and sweets to make these easy rice crispy mummies. To make it easier for myself I just bought a box of Rice Krispies Bars at the store. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes but I think regular […]

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 […]