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Family Meals

5 Ways How - and Why - We Can Make Family Meals Happen

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

I grew up in a big Italian family where family meals were a regular occurrence. When it came to starting my own family, I just assumed we'd approach meals with the same mentality. Of course we would all eat together!

Dinnertime Storytelling Makes Kids Voracious Readers

The Conversation US | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
The Conversation US

Here are some of the connections I researched while working on my book, Home for Dinner. And remember, none of these requires a gourmet meal or a trip to the bookstore. Library books and a takeout pizza are just as good.

7 Simple & Delicious Summer Salads

Rachel Hollis | Posted 07.24.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

I love to get creative with my cooking so I eat healthy without pulling out my hair.

5 Recipes That Are Better With Greek Yogurt

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 07.21.2015 | Taste
Hannah Helsabeck

There are tons of meals that will taste better (in my opinion) and are better for your health when you nix the mayo.

5 Perfect Pasta Salads for Summer

Rachel Hollis | Posted 07.21.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

There's just something about summer that makes me want to eat pasta salad at every turn. Try some of my best pasta salads for lunch this week, or even better make one for a gathering this weekend. Let's just say calling it a salad masks the carb count!

5 Summer Salads To Go!

Rachel Hollis | Posted 07.17.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Summertime calls for light meals on-the-go that are super easy to make, but not lacking in flavor. That's why I've turned some of my favorite salads into grab-and-go meals easy for busy bodies like you.

How to Have a Home Cooked Meal When You're Never Home

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

he key is to have your food be simple, healthy, and tasty. You are not on a cooking show and nothing needs to be perfect or time consuming. Try some of these ideas.

Toddler Approved Family Meal Ideas

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

If you are getting stuck in the "Chicken Patty rut," then perhaps you will find my list helpful. Please comment with other dishes your kiddos enjoy! I try to keep dishes simple and leftover friendly, so my feelings are not hurt when she turns her head to them.

Getting Kids to Dinner Is A Nightly Battle!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

When we come AT our children with rules and regulations, they instinctively resist. But when we enlist them in collectively addressing a problem by contributing possible solutions, they will also be more likely to adhere to agreements they took part in creating.

5 Dinners That Practically Cook Themselves

Posted 03.02.2015 | OWN

Each one of these recipes is basically one-and-done. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen and (min-width : 500px) {.ethanmobile { display: ...

4 Brilliant Ways to Plan Your Meals All Week Long

Posted 02.20.2015 | OWN

Here's how one woman with three kids, a husband and a start-up helps get dinner on the table. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen and (min...

How Sharing Meals Makes You More Altruistic

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.12.2014 | Science

In a world of Seamless and sad desk lunches, traditional sit-down family dinners can sometimes seem at odds with contemporary life. We often eat o...

Let Food Be Thy Pleasure: How to Stop the Struggle Around Food

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.10.2015 | Taste
Miriam Ava

Food is nourishment. Food is medicine. Food is pleasure. Drop the dogma around food. Paleo, vegan, low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian...

5 Ways You Can Help An Overweight Child

Beth Rosen | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Beth Rosen

While scrolling through my timeline on Facebook last week, I came across a post about a child who had been put on a "cleanse" to lose weight. I cannot tell you how that made my blood boil!!

Loving Food That Loves Us Back, Extra Space at The Table

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a geographical midpoint between living to eat, and eating to live. It's where health comes from the pursuit of pleasure, and pleasure comes from the pursuit of health.

8 of the Easiest Things I Did to Feed the Kids Better

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

Sometimes, feeding my kids reminds me of that old saying, "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them eat anything other than dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets."

Cook, Clean Food Off Floor, Repeat. Why I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

There are three things I'll fall on my sword for in this life: faith, family and food. And they're all sort of wrapped up together.

Sit Down and Eat

Vicki Wilson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Vicki Wilson

It can take Jack an hour to eat a meal, during which I can feel the tug of unanswered emails, a deadline, and the unswept floor each minute. But, as I'm fond of asking Jack when he's driving his Matchbox cars rather than picking up his Lego before bedtime, what is your job right now?

The Chuck E. Cheese Survival Guide For Adults

Bon Appetit | Posted 03.23.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Chuck E. Cheese elicits a flood of memories. Thing is, I wasn't remembering my own childhood; I was remembering my trip at the end of December 2013.

15 Recipes That'll Change Your Mind About Meatloaf

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 02.23.2015 | Taste

We're here to change your perception of meatloaf.

25 Things I Shouldn't Admit I'm Thankful For -- But I Am

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

24. I am thankful my kids haven't realized that I have no clue what I'm doing.

5 Tips for Minimizing Family Tensions Over Thanksgiving

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Family gatherings over the holidays usually involve heightened emotions of all kinds. Such events might begin with an atmosphere of joy, connection, love and caring but they don't always end on the same note.

5 Restaurants That Make Bugs Taste Delicious

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.01.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Bugs may be the protein of the future, so you might as well learn to love 'em.

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe Is the Perfect Anytime Treat

The Stir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
The Stir

There's one surefire way to lift your family's spirits when one or more of you happen to be having a bad day: announce that it's pizza night.

The 5 Best One-Pot Vegetarian Dinners

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.04.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

My favorite weeknight vegetarian dinners that take little more to make than a stock pot and a ladle.