Monkey see, monkey do. Your baby and toddler will model your eating behaviors so instill in them good habits at a young and influential age. Encourage your munchkin to get excited about food and expose them to diversified dining experiences. Help them to develop healthy lifelong habits.
Spring is in the air, winter is *hopefully* behind us, and summer finally feels like it is right around the corner. What better time to cleanse, right?
But spring cleaning for your home is one thing…your body is another. So when did everyone get so excited about the idea of “cleanses” and the concept behind cleaning out your body by supplementing fancy (and financially frivolous) juice cleanses for solid food?
While no one can deny that drinking your dinner…at least a few times a year…has become a trend, can anyone really explain why or if it is even a healthy option for your mind and body?
Boston Babies wanted to provide parents tempted by this new lack of food fad a feature from a Boston based dietician on the concerns behind cleanses. Before you drink (or buy!) that bottled beverage promising to cleanse your body and open your mind, read below to see what Sandy has to say on the subject…
Take the classic story of The three Little Pigs from fairy tale to food time with Bento Boxes!
As many Boston Babies prepare for their first year of school this fall, it can be an unsettling time for both toddlers and parents. While many moms and dads have had their little ones in enrichment classes, or other child care services, sending your tiny tot to a more structured school setting can still be a very real adjustment for everyone.
While providing consistency is always important when change occurs for children, sprinkling little snippets of love throughout their structured routine adds another element to the mix. This allows children to both acclimate to a set schedule through structure, while looking forward to the little treats and personal touches along the way that soften those sometimes scary new experiences.
When searching for new and innovative ways to show your little one you care, consider filling their lunches with fun and their bellies with food! Preparing Bento Boxes are a great way to let your kids know you are thinking of them during their snack or lunch time. *Bento is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container.
This creative cooking lets you connect with your kids, even while they are at school. The lunches are balanced, colorful and engaging, allowing for an imaginative alternative for meal time. Read below to learn more with the help of Elly Chou Newbower, on how to make food fun for your family… Continue Reading
Make your meals colorful and fun, and your little foodie will actually enjoy eating her fruits and veggies!
Mealtime for Moms can be a point of anxiety. What to make, how long will it take, and how many menus will be needed to suffice the family, especially those picky eaters…
Boston Babies aims to provide parents with healthy options that are either great for preparing and then storing/freezing, such as our split pea soup recipe, or quick and easy alternatives to tons of time cooking in the kitchen, such as this Grilled Cheese “with the Works!” family favorite.
Whether you are preparing a culinary creation as an afternoon project with your sous chef, or in a bind and need a quick concoction to get the job done, having healthy foods prepared in bulk, and then frozen…or knowing options that are effortless to throw together in the moment, helps keep at least some of the chaos out of the kitchen.
This Boston Baby is styling to hit the streets and participate in some of Boston’s best programs this weekend.
As the weather gets warmer in the city, there is so much to do to keep busy in Boston. From The Rose Kennedy Greenway–and its many fountains, food trucks and free classes–to the Harbor Islands, outdoor enthusiasts have many memorable moments to look forward to this season.
Of course you can’t forget The Esplanade, with its family friendly parks and programs, and its quickly approaching annual Earth Fest taking place on Saturday, May 18th at the Hatch Shell. While Boston Babies will continue to keep you posted on all the wonderful opportunities to enjoy throughout the spring and summer months, start first by planning some fun filled activities for the whole family this weekend.
Boston Babies would like to tell you about a few incredible events to participate in this Saturday, May 4th.
Whether you want to start your morning with a workout, donate to One Fund, join families for a clean-up at The Christopher Columbus Park Playground, or indulge in your favorite food truck treats, Boston is booming with programs this weekend.
See below for additional details:
Nestled beneath the bustle of Tremont Street in Boston’s historic South End, lies Addis Red Sea, the city’s best “answer to authentic Ethiopian food.” The colorful setting, friendly service and eclectic experience makes it one of Boston Babies’ favorite foodie finds.
It is indisputable that Joe’s American Bar and Grill has the market on one of the most family friendly restaurants, with its large space (read: stroller accessible), loud noise (read: your kid can melt down and no one will notice/hear/JUDGE) and children’s menu (read: simple and safe). However, if you are willing to take a risk and test out your taste buds on a more unconventional restaurant, you will be surprised with how many other establishments gladly accommodate families, while providing a healthier, more interesting and ethnically diverse alternative to the “classic” family friendly fare. Continue Reading
These Valentine’s Day cookies are sure to make your smile and sweeten your day!
If this weekend’s winter weather still has you wanting for some indoor snuggle time with your little ones, plan an afternoon activity sure to sweeten your season.
Cooking with your kids is an excellent way to not only bond with your Boston Baby, but kill two birds with one stone (cooking a meal and entertaining your munchkin). It also serves as the perfect plan for an afternoon indoors.
Since this is the week to show loved ones you care, Boston Babies wanted to supply you with this easy and fun family friendly recipe for Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies. It can serve as a scrumptious dessert, thoughtful “thank you” treat for your children’s teachers and childcare providers or simply a project to participate in with your little ones.
See below for the ingredients and steps needed to create these personalized cookies: Continue Reading
On warmer days, the tables outside the New England Aquarium serve as a great spot to stop for a snack and gaze at the seagulls and sailboats.
While the winter weather seems to be giving everyone a break this week, Boston Babies continues to think of family friendly activities to enjoy this season. Whether it’s rainy and raw or blustery with snow, spending a day making pancakes and seeing polar bears is the perfect way to entertain both you and your little one on even the dreariest of days.
Visit The New England Aquarium to experience an IMAX showing of To The Arctic 3D. But before you see the polar bears, first start your morning with delicious homemade pancakes.
Let your munchkin help you make a healthy alternative to this recipe, by substituting white flour with whole wheat flour, and add some fun by using seasonal pancake molds, offered at Williams-Sonoma!
See below for recipe details courtesy of Williams- Sonoma,and get cooking with your own little cub: Continue Reading