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Hi! I am Sara, owner and founder of the blog, Cook With 5 Kids. I live in the DC metro area and I a Mom to 5. Besides being a lifestyle blogger I am also a teacher, creator of a healthy school lunch program and catering company, and a social media influencer.

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Over the past 20 years I have combined my passion for helping and teaching children with my love for healthy foods. I love to share practical and useful recipes as well as advice for parents and families around the world. Whether you need a recent movie review, a great place to go on a family trip, a safe car that will not break the bank, or even a great new family game. Our blog has become a great place to find the best advice for families.

Teriyaki Tofu
<h2>Teriyaki Tofu</h2> <p><a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_1fullsizerender_97.jpg"><img class="alignnone wp-image-4018" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_1fullsizerender_97-1024x836.jpg" alt="Teriyaki Tofu with Seeds of Change simmer sauce from www.cookwith5kids.comTeriyaki Tofu with Seeds of Change simmer sauce from www.cookwith5kids.com" width="600" height="490" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_1fullsizerender_97-1024x836.jpg 1024w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_1fullsizerender_97-300x245.jpg 300w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_1fullsizerender_97.jpg 900w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_1fullsizerender_97-300x245@2x.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p> <p>Teriyaki Tofu is an easy, tasty, and healthy, meatless Monday meal. <a href="http://www.seedsofchange.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Seeds of Change</a> just launched these new simmer sauces in pouches. I was a fan of the jarred sauces, but these pouches are even better. Seeds of Change started as a seed and organic food company. They are expanding their product line to include these delicious sauces as well as ready to eat rice pouches. Each of the 8oz pouches is very convenient and helps busy people add a quick boost of flavor to their protein.</p> <p><a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_fullsizerender_95.jpg"><img class="alignnone wp-image-4015" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_fullsizerender_95-1024x354.jpg" alt="Teriyaki Tofu with Seeds of Change simmer sauce from www.cookwith5kids.com" width="600" height="207" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_fullsizerender_95-1024x354.jpg 1024w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_fullsizerender_95-300x104.jpg 300w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_fullsizerender_95.jpg 900w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/rsz_fullsizerender_95-300x104@2x.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p> <div class="post-teaser-block">This is a preview of <q>Teriyaki Tofu</q>. <a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/2017/09/tofu-recipes/" title="Permanent Link: Teriyaki Tofu" rel="bookmark">Read the full post </a></div>
Snacks for kids
<h2>Snacks for Kids</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-80.jpg"><img class="alignnone wp-image-3964" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-80-1024x520.jpg" alt="Back to School Snacks with BabbleBoxx #SchoolEatsBBoxx from www.cookwith5kids.com" width="600" height="305" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-80-1024x520.jpg 1024w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-80-300x152.jpg 300w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-80.jpg 900w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-80-1024x520@2x.jpg 2048w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-80-300x152@2x.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></h2> <p>Do you struggle with finding the right snacks for your kids? I am always on the lookout for new snacks that my kids will enjoy. Finding snacks that they like and that are healthy is a bonus. It is a challenge to keep snacks stocked in our house. I hope you enjoy some of these new snacks we tried recently. We are addicted to the RX Bars, they are on regular rotation in our house now.</p> <p><a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-79.jpg"><img class="alignnone wp-image-3963" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-79-948x1024.jpg" alt="Back to School Snacks with BabbleBoxx #SchoolEatsBBoxx from www.cookwith5kids.com" width="600" height="648" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-79-948x1024.jpg 948w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-79-278x300.jpg 278w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-79.jpg 740w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-79-948x1024@2x.jpg 1896w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-79-278x300@2x.jpg 556w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></a></p> <div class="post-teaser-block">This is a preview of <q>Snacks for kids</q>. <a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/2017/08/snacks-for-kids/" title="Permanent Link: Snacks for kids" rel="bookmark">Read the full post </a></div>
Best Android Apps for Students
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM4</em></p> <p><a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_9697.png"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-3976" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_9697-574x1024.png" alt="best android apps for students" width="574" height="1024" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_9697-574x1024.png 574w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_9697-168x300.png 168w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_9697.png 448w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_9697-574x1024@2x.png 1148w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_9697-168x300@2x.png 336w" sizes="(max-width: 574px) 100vw, 574px" /></a></p> <h2>Best Android Apps for Students</h2> <p>What Android apps did we install on the mini blogger&#8217;s phone? The Google Play store has plenty of incredible <strong>free</strong> apps. Her first summer with a phone has been all about new games, texting with her friends, and sneaking in some learning too. A cell phone is not only for fun. It can also be a powerful learning tool with the right apps installed. Her first month using the LG Grace phone from Walmart Family Mobile was painless. She stayed in touch with her school friends, learned a new language, and even showed an interest in physics. Not bad for a summer of fun.</p> <div class="post-teaser-block">This is a preview of <q>Best Android Apps for Students</q>. <a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/2017/08/best-android-apps-for-students/" title="Permanent Link: Best Android Apps for Students" rel="bookmark">Read the full post </a></div>
Peach and Blackberry Crisp
<p><a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/peach-blackberry-crisp.jpg"><img class="alignnone wp-image-3941 size-thumbnail" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/peach-blackberry-crisp-150x150.jpg" alt="peach blackberry crisp via www.cookwith5kids.com" width="150" height="150" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/peach-blackberry-crisp-150x150.jpg 150w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/peach-blackberry-crisp-150x150@2x.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7197.png"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-3945" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7197-574x1024.png" alt="peach blackberry crisp via www.cookwith5kids.com" width="574" height="1024" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7197-574x1024.png 574w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7197-168x300.png 168w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7197.png 448w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7197-168x300@2x.png 336w" sizes="(max-width: 574px) 100vw, 574px" /></a></p> <p>Peach and Blackberry Crisp is a perfect recipe to help say goodbye to summer&#8217;s amazing fruits. We recently visited the <a href="http://www.pikeandrose.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Pike &amp; Rose</a> Central Farm <a href="http://pike.centralfarmmarkets.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Market</a> and I found a very diverse group of fantastic vendors. This market has relocated to the back of the <a href="https://www.rei.com/stores/rockville.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">REI</a> parking lot. If you are in the Rockville, Maryland area, you should definitely try to stop by for a visit. They are open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. &#8211; 1:30 p.m. in the large parking lot behind the REI in Pike &amp; Rose, right off Rockville Pike. The market stays open until November 18, 2017.</p> <div class="post-teaser-block">This is a preview of <q>Peach and Blackberry Crisp</q>. <a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/2017/08/peach-and-blackberry-crisp/" title="Permanent Link: Peach and Blackberry Crisp" rel="bookmark">Read the full post </a></div>
Grand Rapids : Where to Eat?
<h2>Grand Rapids: Where to Eat?</h2> <p><a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7194.png"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-3944" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7194-574x1024.png" alt="Best places to eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan part of the Where to Eat in Grand Rapids roundup" width="574" height="1024" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7194-574x1024.png 574w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7194-168x300.png 168w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7194.png 448w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_7194-168x300@2x.png 336w" sizes="(max-width: 574px) 100vw, 574px" /></a></p> <p>Grand Rapids, Michigan is a perfect family vacation destination. There are so many things to do, places to visit, and foods to try. We found Grand Rapids to be a foodies paradise. We visited Grand Rapids in August 2017 and our family had a fabulous time. The weather was surprisingly cool and a perfect break from the heat wave we were used to on the East Coast. The most important question that came up in our group was: When you are visiting Grand Rapids, where should you eat? Today, I have the answer to this question. You will learn about the food and drinks from <a href="http://www.paliograndrapids.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Palio</a>, <a href="http://ilovethejw.com/dining/six.one.six" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Six One Six</a>, <a href="http://www.mattwolfgang.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Wolfgang&#8217;s</a>, <a href="http://www.lovesicecream.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Love&#8217;s Ice Cream</a>, <a href="http://newhollandbrew.com/knickerbocker/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">The Knickerbocker</a>, and <a href="http://www.burlybisonbakery.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Burly Bison Bakery</a>. Next week I will be sharing the best place to stay in Grand Rapids, as well as the best museums to visit. Stay tuned!</p> <div class="post-teaser-block">This is a preview of <q>Grand Rapids : Where to Eat?</q>. <a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/2017/08/grand-rapids-where-to-eat/" title="Permanent Link: Grand Rapids : Where to Eat?" rel="bookmark">Read the full post </a></div>
Cirque Du Soleil Ovo
<div> <img class="alignnone wp-image-3834" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-18-1-1024x483.jpg" alt="Cirque Du Soleil OVO behind the scenes" width="800" height="378" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-18-1-1024x483.jpg 1024w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-18-1-300x142.jpg 300w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-18-1.jpg 900w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-18-1-1024x483@2x.jpg 2048w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-18-1-300x142@2x.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></div> <p><a href="https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Cirque du Soleil Ovo</a> is opening tonight at the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia. This incredible show will only be in town for the next four days. We had a behind the scenes tour today, and based on what we saw, this show is one of a kind! Eagle Bank Arena is located on the George Mason campus at 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030.</p> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-3832" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-16-1-1020x1024.jpg" alt="Cirque Du Soleil OVO behind the scenes" width="800" height="803" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-16-1-1020x1024.jpg 1020w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-16-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-16-1-150x150@2x.jpg 300w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-16-1.jpg 796w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-16-1-1020x1024@2x.jpg 2040w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-16-1-300x300@2x.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></p> <h2>Cirque du Soleil Ovo</h2> <p>There are only 6 remaining performances in Virginia, click <a href="https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/usa/fairfax/ovo/buy-tickets" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">this</a> link to buy your tickets. Remember, everyone age 2 and older needs a ticket. The remaining shows are:</p> <div class="post-teaser-block">This is a preview of <q>Cirque Du Soleil Ovo</q>. <a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/2017/08/cirque-du-soleil-ovo/" title="Permanent Link: Cirque Du Soleil Ovo" rel="bookmark">Read the full post </a></div>
Spiralizer Vegetable Recipes
<p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-3581" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/10-EasyBrussel-SproutsRecipes-1-683x1024.png" alt="Spiralized Vegetables" width="683" height="1024" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/10-EasyBrussel-SproutsRecipes-1-683x1024.png 683w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/10-EasyBrussel-SproutsRecipes-1-200x300.png 200w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/10-EasyBrussel-SproutsRecipes-1.png 533w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/10-EasyBrussel-SproutsRecipes-1-200x300@2x.png 400w" sizes="(max-width: 683px) 100vw, 683px" /></p> <p>Spiralizer vegetable recipes are so much fun and really good for you. Do you own a Spiralizer yet? There are a few different kinds you can buy if you do not own one. Spiralizers are great because they can turn fresh vegetables into a healthy pasta shape in minutes. Vegetables that taste and look like noodles are a winning combination with kids and adults.</p> <p>The most popular Spiralizer you can buy is <a href="http://amzn.to/2ukrWWh" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">this</a> model. It is less than $30 and comes with five different blades. It is very versatile and can not only make spiral veggies, but can also cut veggies with the different blades. This model comes with a lifetime warranty!</p> <div class="post-teaser-block">This is a preview of <q>Spiralizer Vegetable Recipes</q>. <a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/2017/08/spiralizer-vegetable-recipes/" title="Permanent Link: Spiralizer Vegetable Recipes" rel="bookmark">Read the full post </a></div>
Hope for Kids with Cancer
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>This post was sponsored by Fresh Press Media and Extended Stay America Hotels. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.</em></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><img class="alignnone wp-image-3758" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_8264-1024x768.jpg" alt="Extended Stay America hotels helps give help to kids with cancer" width="800" height="600" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_8264-1024x768.jpg 1024w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_8264-300x225.jpg 300w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_8264.jpg 900w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_8264-1024x768@2x.jpg 2048w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/IMG_8264-300x225@2x.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></p> <p>Hope for kids with cancer is what keeps them fighting for a cure. Many families are in the midst of battling various cancers every day. A cancer diagnosis can be devastating and parents must look for hope wherever they can. Last week I learned about a wonderful initiative that the <a href="https://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hope" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Extended Stay America</a> hotels has started to help the youngest cancer patients in our country.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-3755" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-25-631x1024.jpg" alt="Extended Stay America hotels helps give help to kids with cancer" width="631" height="1024" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-25-631x1024.jpg 631w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-25-185x300.jpg 185w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-25.jpg 492w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-25-631x1024@2x.jpg 1262w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-25-185x300@2x.jpg 370w" sizes="(max-width: 631px) 100vw, 631px" /></p> <div class="post-teaser-block">This is a preview of <q>Hope for Kids with Cancer</q>. <a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/2017/08/extended-stay-america-hope-for-kids-with-cancer/" title="Permanent Link: Hope for Kids with Cancer" rel="bookmark">Read the full post </a></div>
Chores for kids will be more fun when you have the right tools
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>This post is sponsored by The Women Bloggers LLC and O-Cedar. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. My house is definitely much cleaner since the Easy Wring Mop joined our family.</em></p> <h2>Chores for kids will be more fun when you have the right tools</h2> <p><img class="alignnone wp-image-3730" src="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-17-1024x696.jpg" alt="Chores for kids can be fun with the right tools. O-Cedar easy wring mop and bucket system" width="800" height="544" srcset="https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-17-1024x696.jpg 1024w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-17-300x204.jpg 300w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-17.jpg 900w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-17-1024x696@2x.jpg 2048w, https://cookwith5kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FullSizeRender-17-300x204@2x.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /></p> <p>My kids do not have specific chores. You might think that makes me a terrible Mom. Instead of having chores assigned, I ask my kids to help out when they can. Until recently, no one has ever volunteered to mop the floors. When mopping turned into a fun project, everyone started to fight over the job. There might even have been a small fight that broke out over who would use the O-Cedar <a href="http://bit.ly/2hFLPlL" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Easy Wring</a> mop first. I giggled inside at this silly argument. With the right tools, even chores can be fun.</p> <div class="post-teaser-block">This is a preview of <q>Chores for kids will be more fun when you have the right tools</q>. <a href="https://cookwith5kids.com/2017/08/chores-kids/" title="Permanent Link: Chores for kids will be more fun when you have the right tools" rel="bookmark">Read the full post </a></div>

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