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Creative Ways to Cook Veggies that Your Kids Will Actually Eat

In Food by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Getting kids to eat vegetables has been an ongoing battle, possibly since the beginning of time. And getting your child to actually consume the food you prepare at home can be a huge challenge these days. Health-conscious parents who cook the majority of their family meals at home are rivaled by school “pizza days,” fast food restaurants, candy fundraisers, and junk food marketing that speaks directly to kids. As you ponder how to keep healthy eating as a focus in your family, you may be wondering how on Earth to cook veggies that your kids will actually eat! And when children start to refuse the healthier options being offered at home, your inclination might be to throw in the towel …

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Healthy Meal Kit Delivery Services for Busy Families

In Food, Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

If you’re like most parents with a busy family, you probably save your last bit of energy each day for the kids’ activities and trying to come up with a healthy dinner. You may be growing tired of the daily 5 o’clock dilemma, “What’s for dinner?” Maybe you’ve even considered trying one of the healthy meal kit delivery services for busy families like yours. After working a full day the last thing you probably want is to come home without a plan for dinner, and then choose between A. cooking an entire meal from scratch which is extremely time-consuming or B. opting for unhealthy drive thru food or takeout, again. If we lived in the perfect world, you’d always have …

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Skip the Lines: How to Buy Healthy Groceries Online Without Ever Leaving Home

In Food, Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

When you’re trying to provide healthy, home-cooked meals for your family you may feel like you’re in a vicious cycle of back to back trips to the grocery store. Add to that time spent making shopping lists, planning out meals for the family, prepping, cooking, washing dishes (or loading and unloading the dishwasher) and cleaning up and you wonder how you ever have time for anything outside of the kitchen!  It’s no secret that nowadays there are many ways to get healthy foods without ever stepping foot inside a store, and one of these “shortcuts” is to buy healthy groceries online! Feeding the family and grocery shopping are chores that simply cannot be avoided.  If you have a busy family – and …

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Batch-cooking For Smaller Families: Avoid Waste, Save Time and Spend Less Money at the Grocery Store

In Food, Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

From just about every angle, batch cooking just makes a lot of sense for large families. But you may believe batch-cooking for smaller families is an oxymoron. By now you realize that I love the concept and practice of batch cooking. Batch-cooking allows you to have better control of what you feed your family, prepare healthy foods in advance to avoid eating out when life gets busier than usual, and save time and money at the grocery store. This is something that I often recommend to friends, family, and clients and it’s something that I try to do regularly to feed my own family healthy meals. When you think about these benefits – saving time in the kitchen, spending less money …

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Creating Healthy, Budget-friendly Meals for the Whole Family

In Food, Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

How’s your family’s eating plan? Healthy? Not so healthy? Are you like most moms I know who want to feed the family healthy meals but feel like it’s just so complicated and time-consuming? (oh – and not to mention expensive?) Does planning healthy, budget-friendly meals for the whole family seem out of reach sometimes? You’re probably already aware of how detrimental a poor diet can be to your family’s overall health and looking for ways to make healthy eating a part of your regular family routine. But you simply don’t know how to get started (and stay consistent). Well, eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard at all. It can be as easy and simple as including more real foods …