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Take the Mindful Mealtimes Pledge
Many of us make resolutions to eat healthier at the start of the year. However, you and your family can make a commitment to healthier, happier mealtimes at any time of the year. Just use our “Mindful Mealtimes Pledge” and get started today.
It’s Not That Easy Being Green...or is it? 20+ Green Food Recipes
At the Dr. Yum Project, we LOVE the color green because so many of our favorite fruits and vegetables are beautiful and various shades of green. But adults and kids may have a hesitation when it comes to green foods. One thing we DO know is that building familiarity, cooking, and practicing can turn any yuck into a yum!
Heart Healthy Dr. Yum Project Recipes
Yummy ways to celebrate
Food Passports Help Sample the World From Home
In the current pandemic when traveling and eating out may still not be safe, Food Explorer Passports are a great way to “travel” without having to leave home.
Getting Quaran-Teens in the Kitchen
Getting teens in the kitchen has multiple benefits. However, in a global pandemic when we are practicing weeks and even months of social distancing...
7 Tips for Making Super Soups!
I love to make soups for my family because the possibilities are endless! Maybe you think of making a soup recipe when someone in your family has a cold or maybe when the weather is gloomy, but I believe every type of day is a great day for making soup. Here are my seven tips for making super soups at home!
5 Tips for Feeding Snacks to Kids
Here are five simple French-inspired rules regarding snacking for kids Many of these can also be applied to adults too!
Breakfast Pitfalls and Solutions
With routines changing and minimal grocery trips, many of us are finding that we need some new ideas for breakfast to fit our new situation. Here’s what the Dr. Yum Project team is cooking up in their homes for breakfast and some tips for using what you have to create a yummy meal to start your day!
A Pediatrician’s 10 Tips for Packing a Nutritious Lunch
It’s easy to want to pack the same things repeatedly because we know our kids like them. However, exposure to a variety of different foods is what grows an adventurous eater.
Our Favorite Pantry Staple Recipes (With Substitution tips!)
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all of our lives, we here at the Dr. Yum Project know that you may be in need of recipes that rely on pantry staples like canned and dry beans, onions, garlic, canned and frozen veggies, spices, oats, and dried fruits.
Getting Started Feeding and Making Your Own Baby Food
When your pediatrician says that you are ready to start solid foods, usually between 4-6 months, you may have a lot of questions about how much food to give, what kids of food to give, and in what order food should be introduced.
5 Produce Items at the Store Right Now and How to Use Them
Knowing how to shop for, store, and prepare a wide variety of foods will make your meals tastier and help reduce your stress around meal-time.