Watermelon Rind BBQ Sauce

Don’t toss those watermelon rinds! Did you know there are lots of uses for all parts of a watermelon, including the rind? Just peel and toss in the Instant Pot along with the other ingredients to make this delicious and tangy Watermelon Rind BBQ Sauce.   Recipe sponsored by the National Watermelon Promotional Board.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Watermelon Rind BBQ Sauce - Don’t toss...

34 Non Sandwich Lunchbox Ideas for Back to School

As I sent my girls off to their first day of school last week it hit me that next year I'll be sending my oldest, Mia, off to high school next year. High school! It seems like only yesterday she was heading off to Kindergarten. And now I only have a year before I send her to high school. Yikes!...

10 Back-to-School Meal Planning Tips

Back to school means back to busy schedules and routines. But, it’s also a great time of year to get organized with family meal planning to save yourself time and money. When you think about what you’re going to make for dinner, pack in lunchboxes and prep for snacks, you’re more likely to make healthier choices for your family. Incorporating...

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Pistachios

Change up your salad game by using shredded Brussels sprouts as the base instead of greens! This shredded Brussels sprouts salad is tossed with a simple vinaigrette, apples, pistachios and feta for a delicious dish.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples & Pistachios - Change up your salad game by using shredded Brussels sprouts as the base instead of greens! This...

Food Rx: Swapping Processed Foods with Healthier, Homemade Versions

We’re so excited to introduce our newest series, Food Rx with Jessica DeLuise, PA-C, CCMS, a physician assistant and culinary medicine specialist. This monthly series will focus on the important role food plays in our overall health, plus we’ll be sharing kid-friendly recipes to add more fresh produce to your family's diet. Tune into the Produce for Kids Instagram channel...

Episode 33: Thinking Outside the Lunchbox Rut

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Gillian Fein, founder of LaLa Lunchbox, all about back to school lunchboxes and how to think outside the lunchbox rut. Gillian shares tips on infusing creativity into lunchboxes, thinking outside of the box and trying something new with your kids’ lunches without spending a lot of time. She also shares...

Ham & Spinach Wraps

Lunchtime is a great time to get in those veggies! Wraps make it easy to add spinach, matchstick carrots, sliced tomatoes and more to your child’s diet and they’re easy to assemble in the morning for a quick lunchbox. Pair with fruits, veggies and other snacks for a complete and filling meal![wpurp-searchable-recipe]Ham & Spinach Wraps - Lunchtime is a great...

After-School Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner

If your kids are like mine, they don’t come home from school hungry. They come home ravenous. Yet there’s a fine line between nourishing kids after a long day and completely spoiling their appetite for dinner. How to make it work? You know your kids best, and different families need different solutions--so here are some ideas to consider: If dinner...

Orange, Pineapple & Coconut Mocktail

Transport yourself to a hammock on the beach with one sip of this tropical mocktail. Made with coconut milk, orange juice and pineapple juice, it’s a simple, no-sugar-added beverage for your next cookout or pool party that kids and adults will love. Make a batch to serve over crushed ice or blend into a delicious smoothie.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Orange, Pineapple & Coconut Mocktail...

What’s in Season for August?

Happy August! Summer is still in full gear but we're also heading back to school (or gearing up to next month). Don't forget to pack some fresh fruits and veggies to fuel you up and keep you hydrated on hot days and to pack in those lunchboxes. While you’re at the grocery store, make sure to pick up some of...