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33 Life-Changing Food Hacks Every Parent Needs To Know

Because feeding kids is serious business.

1. Blow your kids' minds by making heart-shaped hard-boiled eggs.

2. You can also make equally impressive golden eggs.

3. Use a pizza cutter to cut pancakes into toddler-sized bites.

4. Surround jelly with a layer of peanut butter to keep it from spilling out of a PB&J sandwich.

5. Make an eye-catching addition to your kid's hot cocoa with frozen Cool Whip and a cookie cutter.

6. You can also use cookie cutters to make amazingly shaped pancakes — and eggs.

7. Give your kids a healthy, no-mess snack on road trips.

8. Prepare a mandarin orange in four easy steps for your kid to eat.

9. Freeze yogurt to make ice pops your kid will love.

10. Cook family-sized portions of oatmeal in your rice cooker.

11. Stop a popsicle from dripping everywhere with a cleverly placed cupcake liner.

12. Make perfectly shaped ice cream sandwiches for the whole family.


13. Cut down on messes by serving your toddler's meals in an ice cube tray.

14. Get your kids to eat veggies by baking these carrot fries.

15. You can also hide veggies in mac and cheese.

16. Freeze Capri Sun pouches overnight to make perfect summer slushies.

17. Make pancake prep a whole lot neater by putting the mix in a ketchup bottle.

18. Speaking of pancakes, it takes just five steps to create a teddy bear pancake that will impress your kids big-time.

Of course, if that's too hard there's an even easier way to make an impressive-looking teddy bear pancake.

19. Coffee creamer containers make great on-the-go storage for your kid's snacks.

20. Use a straw to easily remove the stem from a strawberry.

21. Freeze a batch of PB&J sandwiches ahead of time so you don't have to make lunch every morning.

22. Stop your brown sugar from turning rock-hard by throwing a couple marshmallows into the bag.

23. Put Saran Wrap over the top of a cup to seriously cut down on spills.

24. Use two plates and a serrated knife to cut a dozen grapes in half in mere seconds.

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25. Put watermelon slices on popsicle sticks to cut down on messes.

26. Another great option is to cut watermelon into these perfect kid-friendly pieces.

27. You can ripen bananas by putting them in the oven.

28. Sponges can be used as DIY lunchbox ice packs.

29. Keep ice cream soft by putting it in a ziplock bag.

30. A waffle iron can be used to whip up some delightfully crispy hash browns.

31. The packaging Oreos come in can be used to make the ultimate way to serve milk and cookies.

32. One more Oreo hack — have your kids use a fork to dunk their Oreos so their fingers don't get messy.

33. Lastly, keep cake from going stale with a slice of bread and toothpicks.

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