How to Practice Mindful Eating in Your Daily Life

I want my children to eat healthily and grow up with a healthy relationship with food. My youngest prefers fruits and veggies over sweets while my oldest would be happy to eat only chicken and bread for an eternity. Parenting both ends of the spectrum, at the same table, can be really tough. We had a meltdown one night at...

Hot Chocolate with Raspberry Mint Drizzle

This winter, treat your guests to a mug of Hot Chocolate with Raspberry Mint Drizzle. Fresh raspberries mix into the hot chocolate with each sip, making this recipe one your guests will remember. I love planning and hosting parties, but I tend to get a bit worked up when preparing for them if I'm not organized. I've learned to start...

15 Holiday Gifts for Getting Kids in the Kitchen

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. While clicking these links won’t cost you any extra money, they will help us continue to inspire families with healthy recipes and tips, and give back. Looking for some last-minute holiday gift ideas? Studies show...

Fun Snacks for the Holiday Season

One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to snuggle up with my boys and watch one of the many Christmas specials on TV. I have so many favorites! Of course, a steaming cup of hot chocolate is the best treat while watching these shows, but this year I decided to incorporate fruits into our viewing...

4 Festive Tomato Recipes for the Entire Family

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Village Farms. All opinions are our own. The holiday season is officially upon us and the sights and sounds of the season cannot be ignored - freshly baked cookies, lights on every house, gifts, holiday music and festivities galore. Of course, we are always looking for ways to incorporate fruits and veggies into the...

Caramelized Butternut Squash

In my home, butternut squash remains a cautionary yellow light food, meaning my kids proceed with caution. They are still leery of this bright orange veggie which shows up in the fall. I love the comforting flavor of squash and present it in new ways to get my family on board. Today, I have a new strategy, and it involves butter and sugar....

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. Here are our favorite...

Instant Pot Carrot and Sweet Potato Mash

Do you have an Instant Pot and are unsure where to begin? I felt the same way for a while, in fact it sat in the box on my dining room table for longer than I’d like to admit. Once you start tinkering with this appliance, I promise you’ll get the hang of it. The first time I used it...

Yuca Salad for Christmas

We latinos love to celebrate eating traditional foods like this boiled yuca salad for Christmas. Yuca is a root also known as cassava. This root is very common in the Cuban cuisine and it is prepared in many several ways. Yuca can be mashed, fried, boiled and garnished with an olive oil-based garlic lime mojo, or served in salads. Yuca...

8 Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes for the Holidays

This post is sponsored by North Carolina Sweet Potatoes. All opinions are our own. Did you know that Native Americans were growing sweet potatoes in America since before Columbus came in 1492? Sweet potatoes are a versatile veggie that can be added to a number of dishes, while also packing in a bunch of health benefits like Vitamin A, Vitamin C,...