Foodie Friday: Online resources for food ideas

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 As always, if you have a topic you’d like to see discussed in Foodie Friday or a great food suggestion to share with us, post in the comments section. We’d love to hear from you. And thanks to all of you who wrote in with your favorite cookie recipes last week. Yum.

Although I am only at the very edge of the internet generation—-I didn’t have email until college, can you imagine?—I use the internet as a resource a lot. Questions about parenting? Google. Need a new recipe for lasagna? Google. Need to get directions somewhere? Well, googlemaps, of course. (And no, neither I nor any close relative works for google.)

Feeding my kids is no different—I love exploring online resources and finding a great new one! A couple old but true favorites include www.wholesomebabyfood.com and www.wholesometoddlerfood.com. Wholesome babyfood.com was a lifesaver as I was trying to figure out how to make my kids’ babyfood and when I could introduce foods like mango and blueberries.  For cooking, I do love the Cooking Light website. I think I’d enjoy Cook’s Illustrated too, but they make you pay for it, and I get irritated by paying for access to websites, especially since I already pay for the magazine! So, we read the old magazines and enjoy it that way.

However, I was recently introduced through my twin club listserv to a new cooking website—Meal makeover moms. So fun! There are piles of healthy, kid friendly recipes, cooking videos, podcasts and even the opportunity to submit delicious, but less than healthy recipes to them for a healthier make-over. Oh, do I have a couple of good recipes that need that make-over! If you’re bored with the meals you’re serving and looking for some new ideas (or just bored at work and need a new site to browse) I recommend taking a look.

Any other great online resources for feeding kids out there? Share your favorites with us, please!

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4 thoughts on “Foodie Friday: Online resources for food ideas”

  1. I’m a fan of allrecipes…I love reading reviews and tips from other cooks.

    I also like doing blog searches. There are some great, very focused blogs…I’ve found some that deal with allergy-friendly recipes, cooking for kids, etc. This past summer I even wrote for a blog about preparing vegetarian meals for children using local produce. Fairly specific, huh?

  2. Hi Rebecca:

    Thanks so much for recommending our website, http://www.MealMakeoverMoms.com. We’ve been cooking up a storm lately and have a few new kid-friendly recipes we’ll be adding to the website — mini mango cheesecakes, sugar & spiced nuts, chicken & pinto bean caesar wraps — so please visit us again! When I made the wraps today, my 13-year old son said, “these are mad good!” That was a huge compliment coming from a kid who currently prefers his Halloween candy over mom’s home cooking! Can’t wait to surf your blog.

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