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The B4FD Project features blog posts from guest writers that explore the far-reaching benefits of family dinner.

Family Dinner Month 2012: Sept 17 -- Oct 29, 2012

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Family Dinner Recipe: Coconut Rice with Black Beans, Plantains and Mango Salsa

by Michael Natkin

We are thrilled to have Michael Natkin lend a post and great recipe as we kick-off Celebrating Dads and Influential Men month on Blog for Family Dinner. Today he shares an easy, quick, kid-friendly and delicious recipe that can be thrown together on a weeknight and is still interesting for adults! [...]

Cooking Does Not a Great Parent Make

by Amy Kover

When people read my blog, they often say: “You’re such a great mother. You cook all the time.” Ha! I laugh! I may, in fact, be a good mother but not because I cook. (Verdict is still out.) Like exercising and drinking wine, I cook solely for myself. For me, [...]

A Full Indian Meal

By Neha Dedhia Shah

I am a stay at home mom of 3 beautiful young children and a wife of a fantastic husband. I try my hardest to provide for my family but the one area I cannot seem to pull it together is meals for my husband and I. I can handle [...]

12 Adults, 16 Kids, 8 Years of Family Dinner

by Bettina Siegel

On my blog The Lunch Tray, I write a lot about the importance of family dinner, but I know all too well that for busy working families, getting everyone fed on a weeknight is often easier said than done. Sometimes a little out-of-the-box thinking is called for.

That’s why I love [...]

Kids Cooking Resources

by The Blog for Family Dinner Team

We have had so much fun this month hosting blog posts and resources for getting kids involved in family dinner. Today we are sharing free resources specifically for getting kids in the kitchen to cook! We complied this list of websites and cookbooks with input from our readers, Facebook [...]

Getting Kids in on the Healthy Eating Game

By Cristie Ritz King

When I was young there was a commercial for Breyer’s Ice Cream where a kid was reading ingredients from the back of a competitor’s ice cream box and couldn’t pronounce any of the words. Then he read the Breyer’s box and there were only four ingredients [...]

Family Dinner: It’s Not Always Pretty

by Sally Kuzemchak, M.S., R.D.

Before kids, family dinner went something like this: My husband and I would cook a meal together, talking in great detail about our respective days like we had all the time in the world (because we did). Then we’d take our steaming plates of food [...]

Short-Order Cooking and the Family Dinner

Back Away from that Peanut Butter Jar!

by Bettina Siegel

On my blog, The Lunch Tray, I’m a big proponent of the family dinner, providing recipes, links, tips and resources to help busy families pull off this feat as often as possible.

But one obstacle to a stress-free family dinner is the so-called [...]

The Value of Cooking and Eating as a Family

byJulie Negrin, M.S.

I come from a large Jewish family known for hosting fun and boisterous meals that last for several hours. While I was growing up, my three siblings and I would share the overcrowded table with our cousins and friends while my mom or aunt served a simple homemade meal. We’d [...]

Picky Eater Special: Make-Your-Own Taco Salad

by Deb Koenig

When I moderated a panel on dealing with picky eaters at the BlogHer Food conference in May, I snagged a handful of good ideas for experimentation. The biggest one: Taco Night. All three of my co-panelists proclaimed it a can’t-miss way to make everyone happy, even if—as Caroline of [...]