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Ask the Psychologist: Holidays & Family

We’re tapping into the expertise of Dr. Stephanie Smith. Dr. Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie. Each month, she’ll answer one question from fellow parents. Have a question centered around health, kids or food for Dr. Stephanie? Comment below and let us know! Question: The holiday season often paints a picture of the “perfect” family, but not all families are that way. What strategies do you suggest for dealing with pushy relatives or family drama during the holiday season? The holiday season, so beautifully portrayed in Hallmark movies and Walmart commercials often looks nothing like it’s “supposed” to in our real lives. Instead, it can be a time of: Worry over money and gifts Renewed struggle with body image and weight Trouble getting along with family and friends Feelings of loneliness Grief over lost family, friends and times in the past Angst in trying to do too much in too little time Eagerness to just get to January 2nd already No matter who you are, no matter what holidays you celebrate; the energy, frenzy and cultural expectations of this time of year almost certainly affects you in one way or another. It’s just part of life. So, with

Episode 14: Why You Should Grocery Shop With Kids

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Kiran Dodeja Smith of Easy Real Food about the importance of grocery shopping with your kids. If the thought of taking your kids to the grocery store with you makes you want to tear your hair out, this episode is especially important for you.

Thanksgiving 101: Crafts, Tablescapes, Treats, & More!

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! In our latest Facebook Live event, we showcased a few easy ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with the kiddos from fun tablescapes and food art to gratitude crafts and holiday party prep hacks. There’s no need to run out and buy a bunch of supplies. Have fun creating unique tablescapes and crafts with the supplies you have at home.

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.

10 Must-Have Products for Thanksgiving

Are you prepped and ready for Thanksgiving? It’s hard to believe this day of family, food and thankfulness is just 2 weeks away. If you haven’t already, now’s the time to get your game day plan together. Whether this is your first Thanksgiving or you’re a pro, there’s something for everyone on this list. Here are our top 10 must-have products for Thanksgiving.

Episode 13: Healthy Holiday Treats Part 2: Thanksgiving & Christmas

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Produce for Kids blog contributor and registered dietitian, Holley Grainger of as part 2 of a 2-part series all around holiday snacks. For part 2, we’re focusing on all things Thanksgiving, Christmas and the upcoming holiday season. Holley shares tips and ideas on creating festive snacks, lightening up your favorite holiday dishes and balancing your diet during this season.

What’s in Season for November?

Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money, but also means that you’ll be enjoying fruits and veggies at their peak! Read on to see what’s in season for November and get some delicious recipes to incorporate these items into mealtime.

Easy Vegetarian Food Swaps

Whether you’re making the switch to a vegetarian, vegan or plant-based diet, or just looking to cut back on the amount of meat your family eats, these easy vegetarian food swaps can be used for most meals.

New Products & Trends from PMA’s Fresh Summit

Every year, our team has the opportunity to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Expo where the latest and greatest in the produce industry is showcased. Our team set out to see what the new “hot” items will be for 2019.

Episode 12: Healthy Holiday Treats Part 1: Halloween

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Produce for Kids blog contributor and registered dietitian, Holley Grainger of as part 1 of a two-part series all around holiday snacks. For part 1, we’re focusing on all things Halloween. Holley shares tips and ideas on Halloween snacks including classroom party ideas, ideas for balancing Halloween candy and healthier foods, how to “boo’zed” your neighbors for some Halloween fun, and more!