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15 Amazing Burgers to Make This Summer
Katie of the amazing blog What Katie Ate shares her go-to Fourth of July recipe for beef and pork sliders with spicy relish — and we will be the first to admit that these mouthwatering minis have a definite spot on our picnic table this summer! But that's not all — check out the rest of Katie's fullRead More »
Eight Classic Comfort Foods Revamped
Healthier comfort foods for today’s families Comfort food is big business these days. Cookbooks on the topic abound and restaurants purporting to specialize in “food your mom used to make” dot the landscape. Invoking mom’s cooking is an easy way to summon up (hopefully positive) family memories assRead More »
Double Dipping: 10 Kid-Friendly Dipping Sauce Ideas
Parenting is befuddled by mysteries, and food seems to account for a lot of them. If you’ve ever watched your kid happily eat something at someone else’s house that she wouldn’t touch at home with a ten-foot fork, or abruptly go from hating a food to whining for it, you know what I mean. When my dauRead More »
Get Into Ethnic Food: How to Grow an Adventurous Eater, Part 4
This is the fourth article in a series; see also: Cooking with Kids, Create a Kids’ Tasting Menu, and Get Out and Explore. Trying different ethnic cuisines is an easy way to introduce kids to new kinds of food and to expose them to another culture’s language, smells, and décor (even if it’s 1970s RRead More »
10 Healthy Family Habits for 2013
The editors at ParentMap are immensely lucky to be connected to an amazing universe of smart people who know an awful lot of cool things, and we grow incrementally better as parents through these associations. As 2013 gets underway, we asked some of our frequent contributors to share simple but poweRead More »
10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Family's Nutrition
Drink water Water is critical to your health. It serves as the body’s delivery system, helping all the cells work well and talk to each other. Water carries the vitamins and minerals from food to the organs, cushions our bones and our joints, regulates body temperature, moistens the lungs and carriRead More »
20 Christmas-Themed Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Kids
Peanut Butter & Jelly Rudolph We love this Rudolph bento box lunch idea shown on Lian Mama Obento! A great way to spread a little Christmas cheer into your child's lunch this month, this PB&J Rudoplh look-alike comes complete with a ham smile, hotdog ears, eyes and cheeks made from cheese,Read More »
Underlying Causes and Cures of Picky Eating Habits
The family is seated at the perfectly set table, the dinner you lovingly (and laboriously) prepared from scratch is carefully placed in front of the children. Aaahhh.But before you can savor the perfect parent moment, you hear it: “This smells gross.” Or, “I’m not eating that!”Or perhaps the most anRead More »