15+ Make-Ahead & Freezable Meals for the Busy Holiday Season

During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, putting a healthy, homemade meal on the table can be a difficult task! With a little meal planning and these freezable or make-ahead meals, it can be easier than you think. A few staples in our freezer include soups, cooked ground turkey (that we easily reheat and season for tacos or toss...

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...

Episode 11: Meal Planning Made Easy

In this episode of the Healthy Family Project, we sat down with Amy Roskelley, founder of Super Healthy Kids, to talk about her new meal planning app. The Prepear app was designed to simplify the meal planning process while providing nutrition information and connecting friends and family. The app allows you to discover new recipes or import your favorite recipes and automatically...

7 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

Did you know that over 40% of all food grown or produced in the United States is wasted? That’s a lot of time and money going to waste! There are lots of ways we, as consumers, can help reduce food waste in the kitchen which ultimately helps our budgets and the environment too. Here are a few ideas to reduce...

Episode 1: Meal Planning for Beginners

In this episode of Healthy Family Project podcast, we talk to Produce for Kids blog contributor and author of MealPlanningMagic.com, Brenda Thompson. Brenda shares tips and ideas about meal planning and how it is not only a healthy way of living but can help save time and money. Brenda Thompson is a busy mom and wife, foodie, self-taught meal planner and freelance writer...

5 Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

It should be no surprise that when you’re on a budget it really pays to plan your meals. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself in the store choosing convenience items or the first thing that you see which is not always the best value (or best for your body!). I’m all for saving money wherever I can, so if you’re also looking...

6 Tips for Freezer Meal Success

Filling your freezer with prepped meals is a great way to save time and money in the kitchen. When you prepare meals for the freezer it allows you to batch cook and take advantage of sales at the grocery store or wholesale clubs. Plus you won’t feel the need to get take-out as often!   Getting started is easy when...

10 Beginner’s Tips to Meal Planning Like a Pro

Meal prep has changed my life. Okay, maybe I still deal with the morning stress of getting kids dressed for school or sitting at yet another red light on the way to dance practice, but it’s changed my mealtime routine for the better. Not only do I save time and money, but meal prepping has greatly improved my family’s eating...

12 Essential Meal Prep Tools for Every 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.   For the longest time, the thought of meal...

Debunking Meal Planning Myths

As a self-taught meal planner, I first started learning about meal planning when I had a toddler and a new baby. I needed to figure out a way to prepare and serve food that was good for us but not spend a ton of time shopping or cooking it as my time was limited. I’ve shared many of my tips...