Mini Zucchini Bread Muffins

In the summer months, zucchini grows like a weed in my garden, they are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. There is just one small problem with having all this zucchini. I struggle to get my family to eat it. Baked, sautéed or roasted it doesn't seem to matter. However, I have found one way to get them to eat it...

5 Ways to Inspire Healthy Habits

We’re happy to welcome Kaci Komstadius of Sage Fruit Company for today’s guest blog post.  Sage Fruit Company is a sales and marketing firm located in Yakima, Washington. It’s owned by three apple/pear packing companies who joined together to deliver high-quality fruit to consumers. Sometimes, it can be hard to get the entire family to adopt healthy habits, whether it’s eating...

How to Pack Brown Bag Lunches for the Whole Family

Summer is coming to an end, so it is time to start thinking about packing school lunches again. As a parent, it is important to that your child’s lunch is a balanced, healthy meal to make sure that they are receiving all the necessary nutrients for proper growth. Packing healthy lunches are not just a great idea for your kids,...

Smashed Red Potatoes

These crispy smashed potatoes are a lighter spin on classic potato skins and sure to satisfy French fry cravings. This recipe calls for the potatoes to be microwaved until tender to save time, but the potatoes can also be boiled in water first. Top with Greek yogurt and chives, or switch up with your favorite dressing or dip.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Smashed Red Potatoes...

Fueling Kids for Back to School with Watermelon

Today’s guest blog post is sponsored by the Watermelon Board, who represents 1,500 watermelon growers, shippers and importers nationwide. Their goal is to promote the nutritional, culinary and convenience benefits of watermelon.  The start of the school year means days by the pool and summer camps will soon be replaced with breakfast struggles, homework and after-school activities. While you’re stocking...

5 Food Safety Tips for Packing Lunchboxes

It’s time to gear up for another school year which at our house means getting up a little earlier, remembering to do homework, and packing lunches. There’s lots of fun and nutritious lunch ideas out there (check out the #healthylittlelunchbox and #poweryourlunchbox hashtags on Instagram) but what’s often overlooked is how to keep the food safe. Here are five tips...

Where to Start When No One In the Family Eats the Same Thing

Before I became a parent, I thought I would never cook separate meals for different members of my family. “What a waste of time!” I thought. “I’ll never become one of those short-order-cook parents!” I told myself. “Our kids will eat anything we put in front of them!” I told my husband. Fast forward 13+ years and I have eaten...

20 Lunchbox Tips & Hacks from Parents to Power Your Lunchbox

Back to school. Those words can evoke both anxiety and excitement in the hearts of parents. Anxiety as we shuffle off to the store to buy all those school supplies and the dreaded adjustment back to the days of stricter schedules, dinnertime stress and homework. But we have a sigh of relief at trying to figure out camp schedules, fridges...

8 Tips for Eating More Salads

Eating leafy greens and vegetables can be a challenge for many families, especially those with young children who are still discovering new foods. Over the years, I have tried several different approaches and as my children have grown, their interest in trying new salad ingredients has grown too. Here are a few tips to help you get started. Prep ahead...