PCA 2020

Mealtimes

The Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that the Instant Pot is the new must-own kitchen gadget. This appliance is so popular, I knew I wanted to try it for myself… even though I was far from sold on it. I borrowed an Instant Pot from a co-worker for a couple of days and tried a couple of different recipes, but still wasn’t loving it. I started to wonder: am I the only one?

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Farmers' Market Fun for the Whole Family

Farmers’ markets are cropping up all over. From town greens to city parks and rest stops on highways, farmers are gathering with their wares. Farmers’ markets are a great way to stock up on fresh local produce, but they can be a fun family outing, too! If you haven’t made a farmers’ market visit part of your regular routine, you may just want to add it in. Here are 10 things your family can do at a farmers’ market. 

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Meal Planning for the Working Mom or Dad: Healthy Eating Habits for Time-Crunched Parents

Why is meal planning time well spent? Meal planning can: Keep your budget in check; Optimize your health; Reduce food waste; Eliminate mealtime stress; and Minimize time spent thinking about what to have for dinner. 

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Fighting the After-School 'Hangries'

For many kids, after-school is the hungriest time of day. Oftentimes, kids get home ravenous and ready to eat down the house. Many parents and caregivers struggle to figure out the best options to feed ravenous, ‘hangry’ (hungry/angry) kids without spoiling their dinner. Here are three strategies on how to address this very common issue along with some easy ideas that kids will love.

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