Episode 39: Introducing International Foods & Raising Adventurous Eaters

  In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Maya Kaimal, award-winning cookbook author and founder of Maya Kaimal Foods, about how to easily add international foods to your menu and introduce them to your selective eaters. Maya shares ways to incorporate worldlt flavors in a kid-friendly way while using it as a teaching opportunity to learn about...

3 Unconventional Ways to Use Watermelon

Note: The post is sponsored by the National Watermelon Promotional Board. All opinions are our own.  It’s hard to think of summer and not think of taking a bite of a slice of refreshing watermelon. The two are a perfect match. But what about the rest of the year? While you may think of watermelon as a summer fruit, it’s...

Episode 37: Balancing the Holiday Sugar Rush

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Sally Kuzemchak, the official registered dietitians of Produce for Kids and the voice behind RealMomNutrition.com, all about balancing the holiday sugar rush. Sally shares general rules for incorporating healthier foods into your holiday celebrations, how to focus on the holiday activities rather than the food, and how to get back...

21 Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

Happy Fall, Y'all!  I think every first day of fall post starts that way. Today, does mark the first day of a new season, and we're looking forward to cooler weather and changing leaves (okay, we won't be cooling off any time soon in Florida and our leaves don't really change that much, but a girl can dream). We're crushing...

Episode 36: Dietitian-Approved Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to registered dietitian Julie Harrington of julieharringtonrd.com about how to make healthy choices at the grocery store that go beyond the perimeter of the store. Julie believes that there is no one size fits all approach to nutrition and shares lots of great tips for finding healthy foods outside of the...

The Ultimate Guide to Packing Healthy Lunchboxes

We’ve pulled together our most popular lunchbox packing tips, recipes and more into the ultimate guide to packing healthy lunchboxes. Who is still adjusting to the back-to-school routine? This mom is! The new school year has brought some new challenges. My youngest has a new folder system with items that can be taken out and kept at school and other that...

Episode 35: Helping Kids Make Good Choices

In this episode of the Healthy Family Project, we talk to Marc Mero, Former WWE Wrestling Champion and Author of “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet.” Marc shares ways parents can stay involved in their kids lives, how to navigate social media usage, and how to help kids dealing with bullying.  Marc Mero reached the pinnacle of...

40 Grab-and-Go Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Let’s face it – mornings are no picnic. Between getting kids dressed and fed (not to mention, remembering that today is Crazy Sock Day or Silly T-Shirt Day), packing lunches and making sure the kids’ backpacks are fully stocked with homework, getting out the door on time is never easy. That’s why I love grab-and-go breakfasts. The kids can eat...

50+ Easy Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

As parents, putting a healthy, home-cooked meal on the table some weeknights seems like an impossible task. Between soccer practice or ballet and homework, there’s little time to throw together dinner. With a little planning ahead, dinnertime can be easier (check out all of our great meal planning posts!). Have a stockpile of tried and true, quick and easy dinner...

Episode 34: Lunchbox Packing Mistakes to Avoid

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Sally Kuzemchak, the new official registered dietitians of Produce for Kids and voice behind RealMomNutrition.com, all about avoiding those lunchbox-packing mistakes. Sally shares tips on repurposing leftovers, how to keep items fresh, introducing new foods and packing a balanced lunch. Sally is a registered dietitian, author, and mom of two...