Feeding kids! We all love it so much!

Hahahah. No.

Well, maybe some of us do. But most of us — it’s just another one of those things we have to do as parents, and make the best of it.

That’s why it was so fun to speak this week about that very thing, with the super delightful, down-to-earth, and very funny Siri Daly, the TODAY Show food contributor who you can often catch doing cooking segments with her husband, Carson Daly.

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Siri is also a mom of three, and the author of the blog Siriously Delicious, and the brand new bestselling cookbook of the same name, Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and Not So Nutritious) Simple Recipes for the Real Home Cook (available from our affiliate Amazon, or bookstores everywhere).

From the title alone, you can imagine she’s got some amazing tips about making mealtime, cooking, and feeding kids overall a little more enjoyable, and we’re so happy to get to chat with her about it.

Take a listen! You can spare 30 minutes, right?

Some of the topics we cover:

-Her own favorite food blogs, from the Pioneer Woman to Weelicious.

-The trick to making “happy food.”

-How to approach feeding kids of different ages.

-The importance of getting kids in the kitchen to cook with you.

-To sneak (healthy foods into other foods) or not to sneak…that is the question.

-How to address the biggest cooking issues that busy parents face (and we often see in our Recipe Rescue Facebook community)

-Tricks for meal-planning and easy dinners for weeknights. (Kristen shares the cutest idea!)

-The joy of leftovers and tips for “fridge-cleaning recipes”

-Siri’s own favorite go-to recipes from her cookbook.

-The importance of taking a break from cooking.

-The problem with Junior Mints. (Well, it’s mostly Liz’s problem.)

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Our Cool Picks of the Week

Miracle Water by IT Cosmetics is a 3-in-1 toner, cleanser, exfoliator. Beauty fans swear by it!

Siri – Miracle Water 3-in-1 Micellar Cleanser from It cosmetics (available at our affiliate Sephora) is a combination cleanser, toner, exfoliator, and brightening boost all in one. And Siri has great skin!

Alamo Drafthouse's Avengers Infinity War spoiler alert: Awesome!

Liz – Movies at the Alamo Drafthouse complete with funny trailers and no-talking warnings (no ads though), really good food and cocktail service, and a chocolate chip cookie milkshake to die for. Take a look at their Mother’s Day movie programming and Alamo Family for kid-friendly movie events. There’s even Alamo for All, a series of dedicated, lights-on/talking-okay screenings to accommodate young children and movie fans with special needs.

The Fitbit Versa is a big hit with us and nice alternative to the Apple Watch, especially for Android users

Kristen – The new FitBit Versa is a big hit! Read her full review at Cool Mom Tech and see why this is a great alternative to the Apple Watch, especially for Android device owners. Psst…cool Mother’s Day gift idea too.

Thanks for listening to Spawned with Kristen and Liz! Be sure to subscribe and download our episodes, so that other parents can find us. The more the merrier!