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...

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 - - acorn squash, pear (peeled,...

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....

Episode 39: Introducing International Foods & Raising Adventurous Eaters

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Maya Kaimal, award-winning cookbook author and founder of Maya Kaimal Foods, about how to easily add international foods to your menu and introduce them to your selective eaters. Maya shares ways to incorporate worldly flavors in a kid-friendly way while using it as a teaching opportunity to learn about different...