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...

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,...

Resources to Survive Quarantine with Your Family

Things today are hard. We won't sugarcoat it - we're in the same boat as you. Working from home while also trying to homeschool our kids, making 3 meals a day at home and spending little time outside. We're all in close quarters and just trying to keep it together. And that's okay! Some days we'll feel like we're finally...

Long-Lasting Fruits & Vegetables for a Well-Stocked Kitchen

When trips to the grocery store are limited, it's essential to stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables that last a long time so you can continue to create healthy meals at home. Here's a list of 16 fresh produce items with a long shelf life to keep your kitchen well-stocked. When stored properly, these fresh produce items can last...

12 Fun Indoor Activities for Kids

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5 Food Habits to Boost Your Immune System

There’s a lot of hype right now about which foods have the power to knock out viruses or which supplements keep you one step ahead of germs. The reality is, there is no one magic food you can eat or supplement you can take that can keep you healthy. But how you and your family nourish yourselves every day does...

Healthy, High-Calorie Foods for Underweight Kids

Despite the obesity epidemic, many children are underweight. Parents often ask how to help a child gain weight in a healthy way. While empty calories from foods high in fat and added sugars might add a few pounds, they will not provide the nutrients a child needs to build strong bones and a healthy body. How do I know if...

The Food Label Gets a Makeover: 7 Changes to Know

Some people say that food labels don’t matter as long as you’re choosing healthy foods. But I disagree--food labels reveal a lot. That “healthy” chia muffin might contain a day’s worth of added sugar, and that hearty-looking “cracked wheat” bread could have zero fiber. You won’t know unless you look at the label. And now those labels are new and...

Foods to Fight Flu & Cold Season

Is cold and flu season taking down your family? Colds are common this time of year, but you don't have to suffer long. Add these cold and flu-fighting foods to your diet to help reduce your symptoms and fight off illness sooner. The arrival of colder weather often brings forth the need for tissues and trips to your family physician....