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Episode 26: Cooking Basics & Kitchen Fundamentals

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Dr. Peggy Policastro, RDN, who is an advocate for empowering kids and families with the tools they need to live healthier lives. Peggy shares tips on cooking basics including how families can get started cooking at home, why cooking at home is so important and what basic skills to master.

What’s in Season for May?

Happy May! With warmer weather, grilling season is just around the corner. What better to grill than fresh produce? While you’re at the grocery store, make sure to pick up some of these in-season fruits and veggies.

Build Your Own Smoothie

Build your own smoothies quickly and easily with this handy guide. Mix and match your favorite fruits, veggies and more to create a smoothie that the whole family will love.

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make in the Air Fryer

While the Instant Pot seems to have taken over, I have been enchanted with my new kitchen gadget – The Air Fryer. I received the NuWave 6 qt. Air Fryer from my mom as a holiday gift and have been experimenting like a champ. I think many people are under the impression that it’s only fried foods that can be remade healthier in the Air Fryer. This is definitely not true.

Episode 25: Easing Test Anxiety in Kids and Teens

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Dr. Stephanie Smith about easing testing anxiety in kids and teens. Dr. Stephanie shares tips on how to help your kids manage testing stress, how to prepare mentally for testing, establishing a good morning routine for big tests and how to talk to your kids about their test results. Whether your child undergoes standardized testing at school, is prepping for college entrance exams like the SATs or just has a big school test coming up, this episode is a must-listen! Dr. Stephanie Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist and author of Dr. Stephanie. In her practice, she works with moms, dads, teens and tweens. Dr. Smith uses humor, compassion and common sense to help people make positive changes in their lives. She especially enjoys working with parents to assist them in strengthening their families from the inside out. On her blog, she writes about technology, parenting, friendship, and pop culture – all with a mental health twist. In addition, Dr. Smith is an official blogger for the American Psychological Association’s blog, Your Mind, Your Body. Healthy Bites! Today, we’re snacking on a delicious Caramelized Vidalia® Onion, Goat Cheese and Arugula

10 Healthy Egg Salad Recipes Using Leftover Easter Eggs

Last week, my girls sat down to die a dozen hard-boiled eggs. Then on Easter, we had family over and another dozen or so eggs were dyed. You know how kids are, they love dyeing and decorating the eggs, but don’t ever want to eat them. So now, my fridge is stocked with over two dozen blue, purple, green and orange eggs, some covered with stickers others with glitter, and no way to use them all up.

25 Healthy Easter Recipes

Easter weekend is nearly upon us and we know many of you are in full meal prep mode.  We rounded up 25 healthy Easter recipes to make your meal planning easy. We’ve included everything from breakfast/brunch and appetizers to sides, desserts and main dishes!

How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs with Blueberries

Did you know you can use fruits and veggies to naturally dye your Easter eggs? For this how-to we’re using Wish Farms® blueberries for an easy way to get those beautiful pastel blue Easter eggs, but you could also use red onions, red cabbage, beets, spinach, turmeric and more to naturally dye your eggs.