Category Archives: Kidsville Kitchen

How to Pack Healthy School Lunches and Snacks

Busy parents know that packing healthy lunches and snacks that kids will eat and not throw out or trade day after day is a challenge. For kids with food allergies – which, according to the CDC, is one in 13 kids or about two per classroom – or who attend a peanut-free school, it gets […]

Why Kids Need Protein and How Milk Can Help

Good nutrition is essential for their child’s health, since developing and maintaining healthy habits as a kid can lead to lifelong benefits.

It’s important for kids to get protein at every meal, especially breakfast. Getting enough protein in the morning can help kids feel fuller, longer, so they can start the day off right. Beyond […]

Homemade Sorbet

Dessert and summer are a match made in heaven. Sweltering summer afternoons might not be comfortable, but any discomfort can be quickly washed away with a refreshing dessert, such as the following recipe
for Kiwi Fruit Sorbet from Lou Seibert Pappas Ice Creams & Sorbets (Chronicle Books).
Kiwi Fruit Sorbet
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Make weeknight meals healthy and simple

Households in which both parents work and kids have school and extracurricular commitments can get a little hectic, particularly on weeknights. Parents who want to prepare nutritious dinners may feel it’s impossible to do so without making elaborate, time-consuming recipes. But there are ways for busy, time-strapped parents to make sure weeknight dinners are both […]

Tips for Perfectly Good Vegetables

One of the highlights of the summer season is the incredible bounty of fresh produce, and grilling these vegetables gives them a smoky, delicious dimension. Chef BBQ Naz, a grilling expert from Broil King, shares some simple tips for flavor perfection.

•When preparing vegetables, slice them to expose as much of the vegetable to the […]

Power UP with a Protein-Packed Breadfast!

You may recognize the importance of protein as part of a healthy eating plan, but if you’re like most people, you may not realize that the time of day you consume your protein matters.

According to the Institute of Medicine, 10 to 35 percent of total daily calories should come from protein. For a 2,000 […]

Winning Back Weeknight Cooking

Moms pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals. But here’s the reality: 60 percent of moms think that coming up with dinner ideas is more difficult than getting their children to go to bed on time. Moreover, 61 percent of moms frequently order takeout or go out to eat because they don’t have […]

Get Schooled: Creative Lunch Ideas

Bento-box style lunches reign on campus. Bento boxes provide not only the space for healthy and nutritious food choices but also creativity. Isn’t it time for lunch to be more fun?

Studies indicate healthy eating can influence the cognitive ability and intelligence levels of students, and balanced midday meals of fruits, proteins, carbohydrates […]

Tasty Meals in Minutes Quick-fix dinners for the family

Busy weeknights can make for hectic meals, but these simple recipes prove you don’t have to trim out flavor or precious moments spent with family when you’re cutting minutes off your dinner prep time.

The secret to making quick meals your family will love is quality ingredients. Tasty meals are easy when you incorporate the […]

Quick & Easy Breakfasts

Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the chaos of trying to get the whole family ready in the morning can sometimes make it fall by the wayside. That’s why it’s important to have quick, easy and nutritious breakfast ideas and recipes on hand, especially ones even picky eaters will […]