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...

Ask the Psychologist: Holidays & Family

We’re tapping into the expertise of Dr. Stephanie Smith. Dr. Smith is a mother, clinical psychologist, author of Dr. Stephanie. Each month, she’ll answer one question from fellow parents. Have a question centered around health, kids or food for Dr. Stephanie? Comment below and let us know! Question: The holiday season often paints a picture of the “perfect” family, but not all...

Thanksgiving 101: Crafts, Tablescapes, Treats, & More!

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! We're too excited to see our relatives, have fun crafting with the kids, watch the Macy's Day parade, and of course enjoy all of the delicious Thanksgiving food. Besides all the yummy food, we love the tradition of taking a moment to truly give thanks and value all the good things in our...

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...

10 Must-Have Products for Thanksgiving

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What’s in Season for November?

Happy November! Fall is in full swing, Thanksgiving preparations are being made and holiday shopping is starting to pick. While you’re at the grocery store, make sure to pick up some of these in-season fruits and veggies. Knowing what fresh produce items are in season when you head to the grocery store can not only save you money but also...

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...

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....

Fun & Healthy Thanksgiving Treats for Kids

Every year for Thanksgiving, my family focuses on what it means to be thankful. Throughout the year, we can forget what thankfulness really means. There's always something we want or "need" (especially with kids and the latest "cool" toy). During the Thanksgiving holiday, we can take a step back and appreciate all that we have. I'll admit, this year Thanksgiving...

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...