Editors Best of 2011: The coolest new baby foods, kids snacks, and mealtime helpers
One thing we parents all have in common is the need to feed our kids. Here, our favorite foods, snacks, tableware, cookbooks, all to help make mealtimes a little easier and a little more fun.
Green Toys dishes Kristen
: I have a huge thing for Green Toys
as toys, but wow, their new dishes and tumblers have been a welcome addition to our kitchen. Sturdy, safer than melamine, and eco-friendly too--I'm not quite sure you can get better than that.
SIli Squeeze fruit puree dispenser Kriste
For as many squeezy-whatevers we go through a week, I'm soooo thrilled
to have found these reusable dispensers for those times you want to make
your own squeezable fruit and veggie puree snacks. And PS, they're not
just for kids. Just ask my mom who takes hers to work almost every day.
Best Homemade Baby Food on the PlanetLiz:
Knight and Tina Ruggiero's new how-to book is a great resource for moms
who'd rather DIY in the kitchen when it comes to first foods. The best
part: none are meant to take more than ten minutes.
Food 52 Hotline
(fka Food Pickle)
This real-time food dilemma Q&A hotline on food52.com is
brilliant. Get your pressing questions about rendering duck fat or
make-at-home toddler food ideas answered by their community of experts
through the site, or the Food 52 hotline Twitter feed.
Peeled organic fruit snacks
Of all the new kids' snacks we've tried this year, this is
the one that stands out in my mind. Such a terrific lunchbox treat
instead of gummy whatevers, and really, it's just plain fruit.
Fresh Direct Kids' MealsLiz:
moms in the NYC area, Fresh Direct's delivery service is a godsend,
especially now that they've added new heat-and-go fresh kids meals. The
chicken dumplings alone have saved dinner time for us many nights. No
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