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Comfort Food

The podcast about the joys (and meltdowns!) of feeding our families and ourselves.

Every week we examine how diet culture, body image issues and our own hectic lives get in the way of putting a dinner on the table that we can all feel good about. And we offer practical, road-tested tips to help you make peace with your own eating (or your kid's picky eating!) and find more joy in your family's food life.

Hosted by best friends and writers Amy Palanjian (creator of the popular blog Yummy Toddler Food) and Virginia Sole-Smith (author of The Eating Instinct).

Oct 4, 2018

Every darn day we have to feed our families dinner. And on way too many of those days, it's harder than it should be. We’ve pinpointed 5 of the most common problems that come up during family dinner:

  1. Time: We never have enough!
  2. Kids Won’t Sit Still: Who else has a toddler who constantly plays with their food??
  3. One Parent Trying to Do It All: Whomp, whomp. This one can be so hard to manage given busy schedules.
  4. Expectations Are Too High: Because eating with kids is not the same as eating (and cooking) in life before kids.
  5. Pickiness: Obviously this is a giant issue for so many families! We have tips you can try today to start to improve things.

And on this episode, we're talking through our solutions to all of the above—including the strategies we're road-testing in our very own homes. 

Check out our show notes for more meal prep tips and shortcut strategies, plus all of the resources discussed in this episode. 

Still struggling? Let us know what's taking the joy out of your family dinners, and we'll talk about it in an upcoming episode. Email, or find us on social: @v_solesmith, @yummytoddlerfood and @yummyfamilyfood.