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Homemade versus Store Bought #kidsinthekitchen

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My kids are the kings of snacks.  At any point in the day they are asking for food or snacks or even something to drink like chocolate milk. As long as their eating has been balanced during the day I don’t mind indulging in a snack or treat.  My first thought is to reach for something healthy like grapes or trail mix but I also want to give my kids some goodies like cookies sometimes.

I realized that I rarely feel guilty when I’m giving them something homemade.  Chocolate chip cookies that were freshly made in our own home are somehow better for them than packaged.  Maybe the ingredients are basically the same but the fact that they are homemade in OUR home makes them more special. Let’s be honest about something too, homemade always tastes better!

Homemade is Best, #KidsintheKitchen

Sabreena is definitely the cookie baker. I like treats like this Not Quite Caramel Popcorn. It’s something the whole family will eat and not hear a peep out of them.

Not Quite Caramel Corn, #KidsintheKitchen

Did you have fun in the kitchen this week? Did you try a new food or a new restaurant? Did your littlest ones use their snacks to count to 10? Share your experiences, photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen. I would love for you to join me and my co-hosts, Paula at Frosted Fingers and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together and enjoying it and learning something.

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  1. I think homemade treats ARE better for you – they are essentially the same ingredients, but there are less added things (like preservatives).

    We LOVE cookies!

  2. homemade is DEFINITELY better than store bought. I have chocolate cookies in the oven right now per my husband’s request 🙂

  3. Betty Baez says

    homemade is always better!!! i made cupcakes yesterday just because it was a rainy day 🙂 i love baking!

  4. Mum of One says

    I have linked up! Thanks for the invite 🙂

  5. Thanks for the invite, we linked up!

  6. Nicole @ One Punky Mama says

    I’m with you – for some reason I feel less guilty giving them treats I made myself (even if sometimes they ARE insanely bad for you cookies or something) It’s just better knowing all that added crap isn’t in them!


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