10 Frozen Fruits and Veggies to Always Have On Hand

Trying to feed our families healthy foods can seem extra challenging when time and money is limited. Keeping a supply of frozen fruits and vegetables in the freezer can help you get those extra nutrients in your menu and also save you time because they are cleaned and prepped ahead of time. You’ll save money when you shop in bulk...

7 Tips for a Healthier Road Trip

Heading out on a road trip doesn’t mean you need to leave your healthier eating habits behind. With a little bit of prep work and planning, you can enjoy your trip knowing that having healthy food choices available can help you feel good on your trip and even save money!  These tips will help get you started: Bring cut up...

Lunchbox Basics: Set Yourself up for Success

When it comes to packing a lunch for school, many parents are left scratching their heads trying to come up with ideas that are not only nutritious but also what their children will actually eat. The Produce for Kids Power Your Lunchbox site is a great place to start. The site is packed with lunchbox ideas full of fruits and...

10 Kitchen Staples Everyone Needs

As a meal planning blogger, one of the questions I get most often is for ideas on how to put together a quick meal on busy nights. For me, it’s essential that I have a supply of kitchen staples. Through the years, I have cooked in many family or friends’ kitchens and it surprises me sometimes to discover what basic...

Healthy Holidays Start With a Plan

For many, it seems that every year is the same during the holidays. The hustle and bustle of extra activities and fun times with family and friends can mean that healthy eating habits take a back seat. Keep the holidays fresh and healthy with these tips: Make a plan. I know you may have heard it before, but really, making...

6 Easy Ways to Master After School Snacks

When it comes to meal planning, after school snacks are an often-overlooked part of the plan. But when you prepare ahead of time, you’ll be set for success. Just keep these tips in mind to get you started. Involve the kids. Including kids in snack decisions helps them not only feel more involved in the choices, but it often means...

5 Ways to Freeze Fruits and Veggies

Preserving the season’s bountiful produce is something home gardeners hope for when they plant their gardens. But it can be tough knowing where to begin. Many fruits and vegetables freeze well and most methods use items you probably already have on hand to help you prepare them for freezer storage. I’m sharing 5 of my favorite ways to freeze fruits...

Meal Planning Tips for Summer

It's summertime! For many, that generally means more relaxed schedules, hanging out with family and friends, and vacations. And with warmer weather, having a plan to keep the kitchen cool can help just about anyone. Here are some tips to help get started: Eat seasonally. Take advantage of the many fruits and vegetables available during the summer and serve them...

Top 10 Fruits & Veggies for Spring

Springtime means more social gatherings, the start of youth sports season and road trips as families are anxious to get out and about after a cold winter. Preparing fresh fruits and vegetables for these activities is easy and tasty. Here are my top 10 fruits and veggies for spring: Artichokes: Packing a powerful punch, this vegetable contains essential nutrients for...

Bringing the Winter Games Home

We’re crazy for the Winter Games in our house and what better way to expand our love and support Team USA than by bringing the celebration home? Here are a few fun ideas to get your family started: Go Global! The Games bring athletes from all over the world to compete together. Why not pick a country to learn more...