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Healthy Snacking for Holiday Travel

The holidays are almost here and we’re excited for our upcoming travel plans. We’re excited to partner with Arctic® apples  to bring you healthy snacking tips and suggestions for the holiday season.

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. 

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 all your dishes, and selecting a turkey, there are so many decisions involved when hosting a holiday gathering. Last year I planned my first Thanksgiving and although it didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped, I came away with 10 tips and tricks for a stress-free gathering.

Food Rx: All About Pumpkins

While we all love our pumpkin decorations and lattes, pumpkins offer tons of nutrients that aid in immune system function, collagenbuilding, and supply plenty of vitamins. In the latest Food Rx live, Jessica shares pumpkin health benefits, uses, and a few delicious recipes.

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. 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 cultures. 

Instant Pot Homemade Warm Apple Cider

There’s something about a cup of warm apple cider on a chilly fall or winter night that makes this time of year magical. Make a homemade batch of this apple cider in the Instant Pot (Amazon link), grab a mug and curl up with your family for movie night.   Recipe and photography courtesy of Jodi of Create Kids Club.

Episode 38: Healthy Choices in the School Lunchroom

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Emily Burson, a registered dietitian and founder & CEO of School Nutrition Plus, all about how parents can help their children make healthier choices in the lunchroom. Emily shares tips on how parents can encourage kids to make healthy choices in lunch line and educate them about the importance of nutrition and overall health as well as how parents can advocate for healthy choices in the lunchroom.

40 Healthy Apple Recipes for Fall

Fall is here, which means it’s time to head to the apple orchard for apple picking. Or at least you can grab some of your favorite varieties at the local grocery store or farmers market to make a few of these delicious apple recipes.

3 Unconventional Ways to Use Watermelon

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 grown in warm climates making it available year-round!