Eat, Drink & Be Berry with Wish Farms

Note: The post is sponsored by Wish Farms. All opinions are our own. I love the holiday season. And for the first time this year I’ll be celebrating as a mom. This holiday season we’re teaming up with our friends at Wish Farms for the eat, drink, and be berry promotion to inspire your family with merry & berry holiday...

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...

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

Food Rx: All About Pumpkins

Welcome to Food Rx with Jessica DeLuise, PA-C, CCMS, a physician assistant and culinary medicine specialist! This monthly series will focus on the important role food plays in our overall health, plus we’ll be sharing kid-friendly recipes to add more fresh produce to your family's diet. While we all love our pumpkin decorations and lattes, pumpkins offer tons of nutrients...

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. You want to make good choices for your family, but you don’t want to be fooled by marketing. 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...

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...

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. Did you know there are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the US and 7,500...