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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.

Are You Really Offering Different Foods To Your Picky Eater?

Katja Rowell, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Katja Rowell, M.D.

Clients tell me they offer a variety of foods "all the time" and are frustrated by constant rejections. Many parents don't understand and are grateful to learn what a better "offer" looks like.

It's Time to Be a Parent and Not a 'Secret Diary Reader': A Response to 'Cyberparenting and the Risk of T.M.I.'

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Parents
Dr. Larry Rosen

My suggestion is to be that unique parent that talks to your children about dangers and works with your child from a young age to build their trust. That way, when they receive a communication that makes them feel uncomfortable , they will talk to you, their parent, about it.

Why Do Parents Still Urge Children To 'Clean Your Plate'?

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Parents

I really thought there was a Clean Plate Club. Back when I was a kid, the country where kids-who-weren’t-me were starving was Biafra, and my par...

Don't Ever Quit! Dreams Don't Have Expiration Dates

Tina Wells | Posted 04.04.2013 | Impact
Tina Wells

Coming together around a table is an important part of my life. I'm a part of the Global Mom Relay today, so other families around the world have the chance to share good food and conversation together.

Learning From the Past; Teach Your Children Well

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

There are many lessons to be learned in moments from our pasts. Teach your children well and remember that food can be your tool.

WATCH: Amanda Haas On Helping Families Eat Together

Posted 02.26.2013 | Parents

Amanda Haas believes families benefit from eating healthy, homemade meals together -- so she's made it her life's work to help them do just that. T...

Look Familiar? How To Plan Your Meals This Week

Kris Carr | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

When you're the conscious captain in your kitchen, you'll feel better mentally and physically. That means less garbage (and excuses), and more love in your belly. You feel centered and grounded because you're ahead of the game at home.