Episode 41: Developing a Positive Relationship with Food

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Jackie Vega of the Wellness Solution about what is means to have a positive relationship with food, how to develop that relationship and how to pass that wisdom onto your kids. Jackie shares ways to evaluate new food trends and fads and how to tackle a weight loss journey in...

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole gets a vegan makeover with a few easy ingredient swaps! This festive dish is prepped and ready to pop in the oven in 10 minutes and can be assembled ahead of time to save time during your holiday prep. No need to wait until Thanksgiving - this is a delicious and nutritious main or side dish all...

Healthy Snacking for Holiday Travel

The holidays are almost here and we're excited for our upcoming travel plans. Every year, I visit my family in Pennsylvania and look forward to a few days of mostly unplugged fun, nature hikes, and enjoying fall weather (something this Floridian rarely gets to take part of!). No matter how much I plan, we are somehow always rushing to pack...

Episode 40: Meditation Benefits for Kids

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Marisa Imon, author and host of the Mid-day Meditation Pump Up podcast. Marisa defines meditation and shares the many benefits for adults and children, along with ways to easily fit meditation into our busy schedules.  Marisa is a former teacher and also a best-selling author of the book Super-Intense: How...

8 Ways to Lighten Up Your Holiday Menu + a free e-cookbook!

Between holiday parties and family get-togethers, it can sometimes be hard to keep things healthy. The holidays are known for rich dishes and decadent desserts. While we certainly don’t want to take away from classic dishes or family recipes, there are simple ways to lighten up those dishes by swapping an ingredient or adding a veggie! Here are our favorite...

How to Host Thanksgiving for the First Time

Planning your first Thanksgiving can be overwhelming! From choosing how many sides to make, timing the cooking of your dishes, and selecting a turkey, there are so many decisions involved. Last year I planned my first Thanksgiving and although it didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped, I came away with 10 tips for a stress-free gathering. Get the scoop...

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Squash season is in full swing and we love experimenting with different varieties and adding them to our weekly rotation. Turn acorn squash into an edible bowl with this nutrient-packed recipe that's vegetarian-friendly and perfect for when you're craving a comforting meal. Prep the filling ahead of time for easy assembly.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash - Squash season is in full...

Food Rx: All About Pumpkins

Welcome to 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. While we all love our pumpkin decorations and lattes, pumpkins offer tons of nutrients...

Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Thanksgiving dinner in a pinch! Use your air fryer to prepare this juicy and flavorful turkey breast ready to serve in 30 minutes. Pair with an Eat Smart Chopped & Crumbled Apple Gouda salad kit and a couple easy sides for a tasty Thanksgiving dinner perfect for feeding a small crowd. This recipe was created in partnership with Eat Smart.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Air...

Decoding Confusing Food Claims

Food packages are covered with so many claims that can make a simple trip to the grocery store confusing and time-consuming. You want to make good choices for your family, but you don’t want to be fooled by marketing. So which claims are important--and which don’t mean much? Here’s what some of the most common and popular statements really mean....