Episode 16: Journey of a Picky Eater

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Grace Vilches, marketing coordinator at Produce for Kids. Grace shares her journey from picky eater to healthy eater. She shares advice and tips on how to get kids to try new foods and gives parents everywhere some relief that a picky child doesn’t have to grow up to be a...

Episode 2: Dealing with Picky Eaters

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Produce for Kids blog contributor and registered dietitian, Holley Grainger of HolleyGrainger.com. Holley shares tips and ideas on how to deal with a picky (selective) eater. Holley Grainger is a nationally recognized lifestyle, culinary, and nutrition expert as well as a wife, mom, and business owner. She does her best to keep it...

No-Waste Broccoli Veggie Nuggets

These bite-sized veggie nuggets are a simple way to get more veggies onto your child’s plate.   If you're like me, I tend to cut broccoli as close to the florets as possible, so I don't have to listen to my kids complain about the stalky part of the broccoli, which they don't care for.   I hate to admit...

Go Green for Breakfast with Healthy Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

It’s time to experiment for St. Patrick’s Day! Why not go green for breakfast? Earlier this month, we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by creating a fun Green Eggs & Ham recipe. These green eggs are also perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration! The best part? You can sneak in some extra veggies because these eggs get their green color from spinach,...

Getting Kids to Eat More Greens

Today's guest blog post comes from Deb Glasser, MS, RD, Nutrition Coordinator, School Nutrition Plus. As one of California’s premiere school food caterers, we work hard to promote “Eat More Greens.” We wear it on our T-shirts, we incorporate greens into our menus, and we bring several nutrition events to our students built around this mission, including our Epic Green...

6 Ways to Get Kids to Try New Fruits & Veggies

Preparing meals for toddlers [aka living with 3 of them] often presents a struggle of getting them to eat AND enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables. I grew up and still have a diet that involves variety, as food and eating have always been a fun experience for me. I know it’s not the same for others [especially toddlers],...

How to Stop Short-Order Cooking for Your Family

I had a moment the other night when my son told me he was hungry as I tucked him into his bed. I cringed thinking, “am I really sending my child to bed hungry?!” I also cringed at the thought of the amount of food I had wasted at dinner just a few hours before bedtime. That was one of...

Fun Fruit & Veggie Shapes for the Lunchbox

Do you search Pinterest looking for new lunchbox ideas for your children and end up overwhelmed?  I sure do. Looking at picture after picture of perfectly crafted lunches in those cute little trays brings a smile to my face, and then dread to my heart. The lunches I make look nothing like these. The picture in my head of what...

6 Kid-Friendly Recipes Inspired by Eric Carle Books

Reading books with my boys is such a special time. Like many of you, there are a few books that we’ve read together so many times I can recite them from memory. Several of the Eric Carle books fall into that category including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. My youngest loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar so much that we themed his...

Mini Zucchini Bread Muffins

In the summer months, zucchini grows like a weed in my garden, they are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. There is just one small problem with having all this zucchini. I struggle to get my family to eat it. Baked, sautéed or roasted it doesn't seem to matter. However, I have found one way to get them to eat it...