Kris and Matt’s Homemade Pickles

Quick, refrigerated pickles are easy to do with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. This recipe was created and developed by Kris & Matt James, sons of our VP Trish James during Take Your Child to Work Day. Let the jars sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours so the cucumbers can pickle. Add as little...

Fiesta Favorites for Summertime Celebrations

This post is sponsored by Avocados From Mexico. All opinions are our own. Including fresh avocados in your Cinco de Mayo celebration is a delicious way to kick off summer celebrations. Whether you’re attending a Memorial Day parade or anticipating fireworks on Independence Day, firing up the grill is a great way to keep the kitchen cool and enjoy the...

Where to Start When You’ve Never Eaten Dinner Together

The benefits of eating family dinners have been well-studied. Among other things, eating dinner as a family: Improves vocabulary in young children. Decreases high risk behaviors in adolescents. Promotes psychological health. Encourages the consumption of healthier, more nutritious foods. Provides a protective factor for coping with the stressors of living in today’s busy world. And this is just the short...

Easy Tips to Celebrate Earth Day At Home

April is the month we celebrate Earth Day! It's a reason to take a look at how you're doing in the kitchen when it comes to being more mindful about what we're eating, how we're getting it to the table and what happens after the meal is over. Here are a few tips to get you started: Plant a garden....

6 Ways to Satisfy Sugar Cravings with Blueberries

This post is sponsored by Wish Farms. All opinions are our own. It’s official – Florida blueberry season is here! Blueberries are a favorite in our house (well, all berries really), and they’re more versatile than you think. Sure, there’s blueberry muffins and plain ‘ol snacking, but today we’re teaming up with our friends at Wish Farms to share 6 ways...

Coconut Granola Fruit Cups

These little granola cups are perfect for holding yogurt and fruit for a delicious snack or breakfast! Let the kids mix the ingredients and press into the muffin tin before baking, then they can top with their favorite ingredients. They’re also perfect for birthday parties as a fun activity and healthy snack.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Coconut Granola Fruit Cups - These little granola cups...

Orange, Mango & Banana Smoothie Popsicles

Why buy popsicles at the store, when you can make simple 4-ingredient popsicles at home? These popsicles combine tropical flavors like mango, banana and orange with yogurt for a creamy and fruity flavor. Plus, they’re a great, healthy way to cool down on a hot summer day.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Orange, Mango & Banana Smoothie Popsicles - - mango (sliced), banana, Navel orange (juiced),...

Roasted Chickpea Vegetarian Buddha Bowl

Curious about those Buddha bowls invading your Instagram feed? They’re basically bowls full of healthy grains, veggies and protein, and really simple to make. To save time, roast the chickpeas ahead of time and store in a ziplock bag or sealed container until ready to use. Kids can also easily get involved in making this recipe, helping to layer ingredients...

Southwest Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

This simple Buddha bowl is filled with delicious ingredients like roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, black beans, corn, pico de gallo and salad greens. Packed 16g of protein and 12g of fiber, it’ll will fill you up and keep you full. If you like to meal prep, make the roasted sweet potatoes and quinoa ahead of time and reheat when ready...

Zesty Turkey Sloppy Joes & Broccoli Apple Slaw

Kids can be messy eaters, but here’s one recipe that’s meant to be sloppy! The veggies and homemade sauce cuts down on the sodium level while pumping up nutrition. Extras can be frozen for quick meals on busy weeknights. Then, turn a simple bagged broccoli slaw into a flavorful side dish with a few additions! The sweetness of the apple...