Just when you mastered the pea and pear purees, your little Julia started clamoring for real meals.
Bridge the gap with DinDins, a new food delivery service focused on the nutritional needs and picky tastes of the toddler set. The brainchild of busy nutritionist and registered dietitian Jodi Greebel and her mother, Nancy Citrin, the fresh, organic meals are delivered right to your door at an average cost of only $2 to $3 a meal.
Choose from delicious, nutritionally balanced options like artichoke, corn, and chicken quesadillas; baked penne with winter vegetables; and cranberry-zucchini mini muffins. Meals come in a reusable canvas tote and are packaged in BPA-free containers. It’s good for them, good for you, and good for the earth — a win-win-win.
DinDins (212-535-1795 or dindinsfood.com). Each package serves two to four children, $8-$10. Minimum order is $34, plus $6 delivery charge.
eeBoo Sample Sale
What: Get up to 70 percent off great gifts, educational toys, and art supplies for kiddos.
Why: You’ll find everything from paper dolls to spinner games.
When: Mon., Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tues., noon-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 170 W. 74th St., b/t Amsterdam & Columbus Aves., ste. 102.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
What: Happy hip-hop beats with a mix of monsters and mermaids thrown in for good measure.
Why: A blend of funk and reggae with a positive message.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St., at Canal St. (212-601-1000). Adults and children 2 and up, $15; under 2, free.
Carnival of the Animals & The Firebird
What: Kids ages 3-10 will love these two interactive ballets full of beautiful costumes and behind-the-scenes peeks.
Why: They’re actually encouraged to jump out of their seats.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m., 1 & 3:30 p.m.
Where: Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St., b/t Madison & Park Aves. (212-355-6160). Tickets online at ticketmaster.com. Adults, $35; children 12 and under, $30.
Photo: Courtesy of DinDins