Trying new foods is one key to raising healthy eaters. But what if you've got a very picky eater? Learn how to help even the pickiest eaters try new foods.
Family On Board Posts
Want your kids to eat more salads? Guest blogger Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, shares her secrets on how to raise kids who love salads and a bonus chart to help.
Get the kids excited about cooking this summer with Camp Kitchen! We've got 6 steps to ensure cooking fun for the whole family, plus a 5-day digital plan.
Here is some great info about our longtime partner, ButcherBox! It's an excellent source for high-quality meat products. Read on and get a special deal!
It’s no secret that we’ve been longtime fans of Plan to Eat, an online meal planning service + grocery list maker. In fact, they’ve been partners of ours for six years now – clearly they are very well loved! :) We’re so excited to announce in today’s sponsored post that they’ve just released a new app (for …
Here are some food mistakes parents sometimes make as well as suggestions on what we have found to work for our kids with regard to eating.
Although rarely talked about, body image is a major health issue for growing kids. Read on for advice about honest, open conversations to help your child.
Our Week with the Leakes series concludes highlighting real food dinners and treats. You'll see-- living a real food lifestyle doesn't mean deprivation!
In part two of our series, we share what our real food lunches looked like for an entire week. Stay tuned to "A Week with the Leakes" for dinner and treats!
Ever wonder what we (the Leakes) eat for an entire week? Join us for this fun blog series starting with a snapshot of real food breakfast and snacks.
Using an online meal planner such as this one from Plan to Eat can help you plan ahead, become more organized and save you money!
Learn how to prepare make-ahead dinners for one week (or more!) and even have extras in the freezer with our free Make-Ahead Meal Plan Challenge.
Blue Apron makes it easy for the whole family to be involved with the cooking and, at the same time, for your kids to learn how to cook.
Fun announcements from my trip to New York City, where I cooked my recipe for Taco Stuffed Peppers live on the Food Network. Click on a link to see the video!
Spring cleaning doesn’t just have to be for your house … it can be for your body, too! This is the perfect time of year to make some clean and simple healthier food swaps because, remember, any small change is better than none. :) – Healthier Food Swaps DITCH INSTEAD GET RECIPE Deep-fried potato chips …
When our family switched to real food, both my husband and I lost weight. However, our greatest accomplishment was with our kids’ eating habits, especially my picky kid.
Our journey started in 2012 when my oldest son was getting ready to start solid food. The more I read up on our choices, the more it seemed so easy to make baby food and such a waste of money to purchase those tiny jars that often had more additives than actual food.
The job of figuring out what to make, writing out the shopping list, and suiting everyone in your family's dietary preferences can be a dreaded task. So we're excited to share with you a new (to us) meal planning service that provides it all, specifically tailored to what you are looking for: PlateJoy!
Making all your food from scratch is no joke, so I've complied some real food tips for working parents (or anyone who's just super busy!) to help.
Start 2017 off right with a meal planning routine you can actually keep by joining our friends and longtime sponsor, Plan to Eat, for their new Make Ahead Meal Plan Challenge!
Teaching your kids cooking skills is no new topic on this blog… and for good reason! Cooking [from scratch] is “the single most important thing we could do as a family to improve our health and general well-being” according to Michael Pollan. Learning how to cook takes time and practice and, since most schools don’t teach this important …
How our annual family cook-off came to be + how you can put together your own, including printable score cards.
I very strongly value the notion of feeding my kids well and not resorting to fast food places simply because I "have to." I've found the following ideas help me feed my busy family real food without having to compromise.
I am going to go a little off topic today to share some pics and details from our recent trip to South America!
This is a guest post by Jenny Rosenstrach with Dinner: A Love Story. I recently met Jenny in person at an event and thought you guys would enjoy learning about her blog and her mission behind the family dinner!
I recently started a weekly ritual that I know a lot of you would also love: Kids Cook Night. I'll share a little about how the process works for us as well as the intangible benefits that are a part of this activity. It's a win-win all around.
A friend was recently telling me how her brother is really into Blue Apron and has been trying to get her family to try it, but she hasn't wanted to spend the money. So it got me wondering - are recipe delivery services really any more expensive than going to the store and buying everything yourself?
This past weekend we went on our second-ever family backpacking trip (our first time without a guide)! When we first did this last summer the guide handled all of the food, which definitely appeared to be a big undertaking.
It's no secret that smart phones, tablets and the like have taken over our lives. It's my hope though that we can all agree to keep one sacred place device-free, and that's the dinner table!
My whole point with today's post is to share with you that Easter can still be fun without a complete sugar overload. My kids love the ideas in today's post, and I know yours will too. So go have fun together - and feel good about it! :)
I'm excited to share some up-to-date tips and advantages of homemade freezer cooking in today's sponsored post, inspired by our longtime partner (and friend!) Once A Month Meals. They've got great advice on how to pull together a variety of wholesome freezer meals that will be ready in a jiffy on those busy week nights or when you just don't feel like cooking (it…
Meal delivery services are all the rage these days, and after trying it myself, I can see why! Here are some pics from a Blue Apron Chicken Scallopini meal we recently tried.
For the last few years, we've gone around the table and asked each other questions from my childhood dinners such as, "What was the best thing that happened to you today? The worst thing?" But then I got the idea that our family dinner conversation might also be a fabulous time to discuss something even more meaningful like character traits.
Last year I wrote about my family's quest to cut out processed foods. And though I feared daggers would be sent through my computer, the exact opposite happened.
My daughter was recently tasked with keeping a food journal for her science class. She really got into recording all her meals, and it made me realize this could be a good exercise for any elementary aged child—no matter what kind of diet they're eating!
Getting kids to eat their vegetables is a quest that many parents find themselves facing. For whatever reason, kids often turn their noses up to vegetables - though there are certainly exceptions.