In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Heather Englund of Fit Mama Real Food about how to start cooking and meal prepping with kids. Heather shares what age to get kids in the kitchen, easy kitchen tasks for little ones, and how to get them involved with meal planning and prepping.

Heather is a fellow podcast host on Fit Mama Real Food Radio. She’s mom to four little ones, teaches a variety of group fitness classes and is an advocate for real food. On her podcast and blog, she talks all about food, fitness, motherhood and mindset.

Healthy Bites!

Today, we’re snacking on a delicious and refreshing Watermelon Salsa! Perfect to prepare for picnics and potlucks or make a big batch on Sunday to snack on throughout the week.

This Healthy Bite is brought to you by National Watermelon Promotion Board, NatureFresh Farms cherry tomatoes, and Real Sweet Sweet Onions grown by Shuman Farms


Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 1:10 Meet Heather
  • 2:47 Philosophy around cooking with kids
  • 5:05 What age to bring kids into the kitchen
  • 6:01 Kitchen tasks for kids
  • 17:08 Ideas for kids involved in meal prepping
  • 22:18 Kitchen gadget tips

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Conversations covering hot topics in the world of health, food and family with a dose of fun. Helping families ease their way into a new fresh and healthy world. Brought to you by Produce for Kids.

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