From the Kitchen

From the Kitchen
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fruit infused water

Warm weather will be here before you know it! As temperatures soar, we need to make sure they whole family stays hydrated. Frequent water breaks during outside play are yummier with fruit-infused water.

Try this Citrus Fruit Infused Water from Eats Amazing and give your kids a little nutrition boost and a big flavor boost!

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Spring Fling: Kid-Friendly Foods for a New Season

kids with fruit

Spring is just around the corner and we can’t think of a better way to greet it than with kid-friendly snacks and meals! We’re lucky here in Virginia to have a lot of fresh local produce available all year long. And spring ushers in the first of the seasonal goodies.

Spring is a magical time to enjoy beautiful weather and tasty treats that are easy and fun to make!

Fantastic Fruit

Fruit is nutritious, delicious, and super kid-friendly. As we head into picnic season, tempt your little ones with new ways to eat their favorites! Amy Rosskelley over at Super Healthy Kids shared these clever Fresh Fruit Spring Rolls that are sure to be a hit.

Taste of Home offers three great recipes that the whole family will love. For everyone wo loves to dip, try this Bee My Honey Fruit Dip. Do you have a Jell-O fan in the house? Try these Rainbow Gelatin Cubes. And Taco Tuesday is brand new with these Raspberry-Banana Breakfast Tacos.

No matter how you slice it (or serve it), fruit is a fantastic spring treat!

Service with a Smile

Do you have a big bag of plastic Easter eggs at your house? We sure do! How about using them more than once a year? Little kids love little containers.

These colorful spring classics are perfect for snacks and other goodies. Use them for some goldfish crackers, a few grapes, some raisins, cubes of cheese, or a little scoop of tuna salad.

The clever mom at A Kailo Chic Life created a whole lunch for her little one using these handy containers. Check out what she chose to include.

child in vegetable garden

Spring into Salad

Spring is the season of baby greens, including lettuce, spinach, kale, and pea greens. These sweet, tender early greens are the perfect size to make a little side salad for your kids.

Kids love things served in special bowls. Use your imagination and find little food-safe dishes around the house for your child’s special salad. Ice cream dishes, tea cups, ramekins, little jars, cocoa mugs, or even a sugar bowl or candy dish that’s lost a lid can make a salad into a treat.

You can toss in a few blueberries or other spring fruits to sweeten this nutritious dish. Your mini-salad is sure to be a hit with its colorful ingredients and its special bowl.

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