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...

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...

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...

3 Unconventional Ways to Use Watermelon

Note: The post is sponsored by the National Watermelon Promotional Board. All opinions are our own.  It’s hard to think of summer and not think of taking a bite of a slice of refreshing watermelon. The two are a perfect match. But what about the rest of the year? While you may think of watermelon as a summer fruit, it’s...

Episode 37: Balancing the Holiday Sugar Rush

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Sally Kuzemchak, the official registered dietitians of Produce for Kids and the voice behind RealMomNutrition.com, all about balancing the holiday sugar rush. Sally shares general rules for incorporating healthier foods into your holiday celebrations, how to focus on the holiday activities rather than the food, and how to get back...

21 Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

Happy Fall, Y'all!  I think every first day of fall post starts that way. Today, does mark the first day of a new season, and we're looking forward to cooler weather and changing leaves (okay, we won't be cooling off any time soon in Florida and our leaves don't really change that much, but a girl can dream). We're crushing...

Episode 36: Dietitian-Approved Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to registered dietitian Julie Harrington of julieharringtonrd.com about how to make healthy choices at the grocery store that go beyond the perimeter of the store. Julie believes that there is no one size fits all approach to nutrition and shares lots of great tips for finding healthy foods outside of the...

The Ultimate Guide to Packing Healthy Lunchboxes

We’ve pulled together our most popular lunchbox packing tips, recipes and more into the ultimate guide to packing healthy lunchboxes. Who is still adjusting to the back-to-school routine? This mom is! The new school year has brought some new challenges. My youngest has a new folder system with items that can be taken out and kept at school and other that...

Episode 35: Helping Kids Make Good Choices

In this episode of the Healthy Family Project, we talk to Marc Mero, Former WWE Wrestling Champion and Author of “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet.” Marc shares ways parents can stay involved in their kids lives, how to navigate social media usage, and how to help kids dealing with bullying.  Marc Mero reached the pinnacle of...