Tips for Packing School Lunches

Wondering how much food to pack in your child’s lunch? Or how to make it healthy AND something they’ll eat? Check out these tips for packing school lunches that will fill your kids up and keep them that way through the day. Packing a nutritionally-balanced school lunch that your child will enjoy may seem like a daunting task, especially when...

Episode 8: Anxiety Around Back to School

We're so excited to have Dr. Stephanie Smith back on the Healthy Family Project podcast! With back to school season in full swing, it's normal for little ones to be anxious or have trouble adjusting to changes. Dr. Stephanie shares ways to ease the transition from summer break to the new school year and how to manage stress and adjust...

Ask the Psychologist: Managing Back to School Anxiety

For our this series, we’re tapping into the expertise of Dr. Stephanie Smith. Dr. Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie. Each month, she’ll answer one question from fellow parents. Have a question centered around health, kids or food for Dr. Stephanie? Comment below and let us know! We recently spoke with Dr. Stephanie on the Healthy Family Project...

14 Healthy After School Snacks Under 5 Ingredients

The kids get home from school and the inevitable happens – they’re hungry. For my boys, we're often heading off to hockey practice or another after school activity, so I'm always looking for ways to keep them energized. Instead of heading for a pre-packaged snack, satisfy hunger with one of these healthy after school snacks, all with just 5 ingredients or less!...

4 Ways to Use Shredded Chicken for Easy Meals

Turn slow cooker shredded chicken into four easy meals to use throughout the week with these simple ideas! The chicken breasts are cooked in a slow cooker, then shredded to be easily transformed into BBQ chicken quesadillas, chicken salad, tacos or a healthy veggie-filled salad with chicken. See how easy weeknight meal can be!     How to make shredded...

Episode 7: Lunchbox Meal Prep

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Brenda Thompson about getting ready for back to school and meal prep tips for packing healthy lunchboxes including make-ahead ideas and ways to get the kids involved. Brenda Thompson is a busy mom and wife, foodie, self-taught meal planner and freelance writer currently residing in Houston, Texas. Through her blog, Meal Planning...

The Ultimate Guide to Packing Healthy Lunchboxes

Summer break is over and kids are heading back to school (happy mom dance!). That also means it’s back to busy schedules, homework and packing lunchboxes. If you could use a little lunchbox inspiration this time of year, we have got you covered. Today we’re launching our 5th annual Power Your Lunchbox Promise! As parents, we understand the craziness that back to...

Rainbow Buddha Bowl

This Rainbow Buddha Bowl is a great way to easily get more veggies into your family’s diet! This bright, fun, and nutrition-packed dinner is super easy to prepare, and even more fun to put together! This recipe calls for a combo of roasted veggies and fresh veggies but choose what you think will go over best with your family. To...

10 Ways to Add Fruits and Veggies to Your Child’s Lunchbox

Back-to-school season is here! Many of us are getting back in lunchbox-packing mode and asking age-old questions like: How can I add more fruits and veggies to my child’s lunchbox? How can I pack fruits and veggies so my kids will eat them? We have you covered! Below are 10 quick and easy ideas for incorporating fruits and veggies into your...