Episode 52: Fresh Produce 101: How to Pick, Clean & Store

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Pamela Riemenschneider about fruit and veggie hacks and must-know tips to save money and keep your produce fresh for weeks. Pamela shares her infinite produce knowledge to help us store fruits and veggies properly, ideas for using up foods before they go bad, and an avocado hack that will change...

Tips to Get Outside (Safely!) This Summer with Crispy Green GO!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Crispy Green®. All opinions are our own. The weather is warming up, summer is almost here, and it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. With many states easing stay at home orders and parks are opening up, I’m eager to get into “Go” mode with my family and soak up...

Episode 51: Distance Learning Tips from an Educator

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Tanya Acosta about navigating distance learning. With states around the country announcing school closures for the remainder of the year, distance learning is our new normal. We invited our long-time friend, Tanya Acosta, an elementary school educator with 16 years of experience, to share distance learning tips for success. Tanya...

8 Fruits & Veggies You Can Regrow from Scraps

If you are looking for a fun way to keep the kids busy and learning at home while also reducing your food waste and trips to the grocery store, look no further than these ideas on regrowing your fruits and vegetables.  Our recent podcast host, Tanya Acosta, who talked to us all about mastering distance learning in Episode 51 of...

How to Relax About Your Kids’ Quarantine Eating

You know there are more important things to worry about right now. And yet you can’t help but cringe when your kids dig into yet another bowl of boxed macaroni and cheese for lunch--or feel guilty that they’ve eaten more homemade cookies than fresh vegetables lately. This crisis is affecting every aspect of our lives, including how we eat. Your...

Cooking Substitutions: Easy Swaps for Common Ingredients

As we all face uncertainty and stay-at-home orders, a quick trip to the grocery store just isn’t in the cards. If you are like me, you find a recipe and then hopes are dashed as you find out you are missing just one ingredient. Back to the drawing board I go.  After facing this several times in the last week,...

Food Rx: Budget-Friendly, Immunity-Boosting Foods

Produce for Kids is teaming up with Julie Harrington, registered dietitian and culinary nutrition chef in a monthly series focusing on the important role food plays in overall health, plus sharing kid-friendly recipes to add more fresh produce to your family's diet. Our diet and what we eat is more important than ever today. For most of us, we’re cooking...

Episode 50: Managing Kids At Home During Coronavirus

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Kiran Dodeja Smith of Easy Real Food about managing life at home during quarantine. With the world on lockdown, we’re spending more time at home than ever and that comes with its own set of challenges. Kiran shares ways to create a schedule, split up house duties, and find creative...

Keeping the Peace When You’re Stuck at Home

Are your kids driving you crazy? Is your partner driving you nuts? Are you sick of your pets? Are you even annoying yourself? You’re not alone. Staying at home for long periods of time is not something most of us are used to. In fact, many of us probably took for granted how little extended time we spent at home...

Episode 49: Coping with Stress & Anxiety during the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Dr. Stephanie Smith about how to manage anxiety and adjust to life around COVID-19. Dr. Stephanie shares lots of great tips to help families navigate their new routines, tips to avoid overconsuming news, and ways to address the topic with kids and help them understand what’s going on. She also...