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Kids love to try and eat what we eat -- especially if it's forbidden foods (ahem, chocolate). But they also like to to try the healthier, more nutritious kind... That is, as long as we, mamas and papas, eat them too! What's more, "children are more likely to eat healthy foods if their family eats at least three meals together each week," according to the March 2017 Parents magazine issue.

So be a role model: eat with them at the dinner table, don't skip meals and eat nutritious foods. And when it comes to snack, you can rewrite the kids' menu and pack a bunch of healthy ingredients into baked goods. So if you want to experiment with less sugary foods that the whole family can enjoy, check out the the three toddler-friendly recipes below. They offer a boatful of nutrition without compromising taste. A sure hit among your little ones (and big ones, too!).

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1. Almond Meal Muffins. Baking with almond meal is a more nutritious alternative to using wheat flour and all-purpose flour. Almond meal is higher in protein and contains Vitamin E, an important antioxidant especially during those germ-inducing months! These muffins are great for breakfast or snack and are easy to pack for on-the-go. Check out the recipe here.

2. Banana Oat Flour Muffins. Oat flour is basically oats ground into a powder form. It’s an excellent wheat-free alternative and a more nutritious option too. These muffins will fill you up because of the dietary fiber found in oats. Spread a little nut butter on top and serve them for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. If your household is gluten-free, you can purchase gluten-free oats, and Bob’s Red Mill offers both options. You can find the recipe here.

3. Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies. Almond butter is a healthy nut butter spread, and if you are able to make it yourself, you can tone down the salt and sugar content. It's a good source of protein and healthy fat -- both essential for busy parents and growing toddlers. This recipe is a better snack option to many packaged and processed foods, and once you make a batch of almond butter, you can use it for so many different recipes. Check it out here.

Our babies come out as beautiful, soft and natural as can be—shouldn't their clothes follow suit?

Here are nine of our favorite organic kids clothing brands that prove safe fabrics + stylish designs are a natural fit.

Estella

A brick and mortar store in Manhattan that opened in 2002, Estella is NYC's go-to shop for luxury baby gifts—from sweet-as-pie organic clothing to eco-friendly toys.

L'ovedbaby

@lovedbaby

We l'oved this collection from the moment we laid eyes on it. (See what we did there 🤣) Free of things harsh added chemicals, dangerous flame retardants, and harmful dyes, this collection is 100% organic and 100% gorgeous. We especially adore their soft, footed rompers, comfy cotton joggers, and newborn-friendly kimono bodysuits.

Looking to stock up? Don't miss Big-Find Thursday every week on their site—a 24-hour flash sale that happens Thursdays at 9 a.m. PST and features a different body style, collection, and discount every week!

Hanna Andersson

@happyhannas

One of our all-time favorite brands for durability, style, + customer service, Hanna Andersson doesn't disappoint in the organic department, either. From an aww-inducing organic baby layette collection all the way to their iconic pajamas, there are so many organic styles to swoon over from this beloved brand. And we swear their pajamas are magic—they seem to grow with your little one, fitting season after season!

Monica + Andy

@monicaandandy

The fabric you first snuggle your baby in matters. Monica + Andy's (gorgeous) collection is designed for moms and babies by moms with babies, and we love it all because it's made of super-soft GOTS-certified organic cotton that's free of chemicals, lead, and phthalates. Newborn pieces feature thoughtful details like fold-over mittens and feet.

Finn + Emma

@finnandemma

"Here boring designs and toxic chemicals are a thing of the past while modern colors, fresh prints and heirloom quality construction are abundant." We couldn't agree more. Made from 100% organic cotton, eco friendly dyes, and in fair trade settings, we love this modern collection's mix of style + sustainability.

We especially love the Basics Collection, an assortment of incredibly soft, beautiful apparel + accessories including bodysuits, zip footies, pants, hats, and bibs, all available in a gender-neutral color palette that can work together to create multiple outfit combinations. The pieces are perfect for monochrome looks or for mixing with prints for a more modern style.

SoftBaby

@littleaddigrey for @softbaby_clothes

You'll come for SoftBaby's organic fabrics, but you'll stay for their adorable assortment of prints. From woodland foxes to urban pugs, there's no limit to their assortment (meaning you'll even be able to find something for the new mama who's hard to shop for). Plus, the name says it all--these suckers are soft. Get ready for some serious cuddle time.

Gap Baby

@gapkids

Organic may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Gap, but this popular brand actually carries a wide variety of organic (and adorable) baby + toddler clothes. From newborn layette basics to toddler sleepwear—and more—there's something for everyone in this collection. Everything is 100% cotton, super soft + cozy, and perfect for eco-conscious mamas.

Winter Water Factory

@winterwaterfactory

Certified organic cotton with Brooklyn-based swagger? Be still our hearts. Winter Water Factory features screen-printed textiles in bold designs you'll want to show off (get ready for some major Instagram likes). And the husband-and-wife co-founders keep sustainability at the forefront of their brand, meaning you can feel good about your purchase--and what you're putting on your baby.

The company makes everything from kids' clothes to crib sheets (all made in the USA). For even more cuteness, pair their signature rompers with a hat or bonnet.

Under the Nile

@underthenile

Under the Nile has been making organic baby clothes since before it was cool. Seriously, they were the first baby clothing company in the USA to be certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard. They've kept up that legacy of high standards by growing their Egyptian cotton on a biodynamic farm without the use of pesticides or insecticides, and all of their prints are made with metal-free colors and no chemical finishes.

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