Didn't I Just Feed You

By Stacie Billis and Meghan Splawn

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 Jan 8, 2020
smart, funny, practical - I enjoy listening to Meghan and Stacie every week and getting some inspiration for feeding my kids

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Didn’t I Just Feed You?! is a candid weekly podcast about feeding our families -- because, man, kids need to eat a lot. And frequently too! Co-hosts Stacie Billis and Meghan Splawn dig into everything from the high highs and low lows of meal planning to coping with picky eaters, the joys of dining out with kids to real-life wellness for families, all with a mission to make family meal time more fun and less stressful for busy parents. Armed with culinary prowess, practical advice, guest experts ranging from celebrity chefs to everyday parents in the trenches (you know, the real experts), a microphone and, yes, sometimes whiskey, Stacie and Meghan make life as the family cook easier. Or at least funnier.

Episode Date
152: All the Ways to Enjoy Seafood This Summer
45:38

Hot dogs and burgers get all the summer glory, but if you ask us, summer is the perfect time to enjoy seafood. Not only does seafood pair perfectly with summer produce and the light touch of summer-style cooking, but to the delight of many children, it can also be messy and fun. What better way to introduce kids to seafood than to have them dig in with sauces, melted butter, and newspaper on the table?

Jul 19, 2021
151: How Your Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Will Save Summer
35:14

Both the slow cooker and Instant Pot are strongly associated with cold weather cooking thanks to how well they handle soups, stews, and other cozy foods. But if you ask us, anything that cooks dinner with a plug, is a summer lifesaver. Here’s how we use both kitchen tools to make summer cooking easier and way less hot.

Jul 12, 2021
150: How to NOT to Cook This Summer
36:51

We see you, and we are you. We are also tired of cooking and out enjoying the summer. So this week, it’s all about how NOT to cook. Or perhaps more accurately, how to cook less, since we all still have mouths to feed and aren’t made of money.  But seriously, let’s keep it to a minimum. Here’s how.

Jul 05, 2021
149: How to Make The Best Burgers For Family Dinner, Grilling, and More
47:21
Nothing says summer like a burger hot off the grill — right? In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at hamburgers. From how to make a killer burger (all year long) to tips for cooking them on a grill, we’ve got everything you need to master one of the great foods. And, yes, we talk veggie burgers too.
Jun 28, 2021
148: Summer Entertaining in a Post-Covid World
42:16

With life opening up, more of us are planning on hosting and visiting family and friends this summer — but it’s not a complete return to “normal”. In this episode, we share our favorite summer entertaining tips and tricks that still stand, and also talk about the ways in which we’re shifting our summer entertaining habits for a post-Covid world.

Jun 21, 2021
147: The Importance of Rice to Family Food and Culture Worldwide
01:06:48

Nearly every cuisine in the world includes rice. After all, this agricultural staple has built countries and shaped global economies. This week, we talk with Parisa Parnian, Chef JJ Johnson, and Christine Gallary about the role that rice played on their family tables growing up, and its place in their kitchens today.

Jun 14, 2021
146: Vacation Meals and Meal Planning
35:27

You know that meme about how family vacation is just doing the same stuff in a new place? It’s funny, because it’s true — at least when it comes to feeding kids. So we’re sharing our favorite strategies for vacation meals and meal planning ideas that work for all kinds of family travel.

Jun 07, 2021
M: Picnic Food Ideas for Home, The Sidelines, and Beyond
16:55

This week we're answering a listener's question on food for picnics. Katie Kurtz asked "Hi hello, I’m a mother of 3 under 4 and I live in California’s armpit. Is there an episode of picnic meals? Or do any of you lovely humans have picnic ideas for kids who eat too many sandwiches and don’t like meat?" We've had similar questions for family meal ideas for eating on the sidelines during summer sports, ideas to bring to the pool, listen for all our best ideas.

Jun 03, 2021
145: The Grill Dads Answer Your Burning Grilling Question
54:31

Grilling season is officially underway, and who better than The Grill Dads to help us kick things off. This week, Mark and Fey answer all of your burning grilling questions (see what we did there?) — and then some.

May 31, 2021
144: All the Ways To Use Yogurt
43:27
 
 
 
May 24, 2021
143: How to Cook Rice
40:03

Rice is the third largest agricultural commodity, and the only of the top three grown primarily for human consumption. That makes it the most important food crop to human sustenance, providing humans worldwide with a whopping one-fifth of our caloric intake. Rice is that important. And kind of tricky to cook — until you know how to do it right.

May 17, 2021
142: What We're Cooking and Eating Now May 2021
35:14

What We're Cooking and Eating Now is one of your favorite series, but it is not-so-secretly one of Stacie and Meghan's favorites too. Tune in to hear how Stacie is feeding less meat to her growing dudes and how Meghan is using up freezer leftovers as she preps for her cross-country move. 

May 10, 2021
141: How to Make Muffins — and Why You Should
44:15

In this episode, we go over how to make muffins and why you should. The most flexible of the quick bread batters, muffins can be made sweet or savory, serious or fun, for breakfast, snack time or lunch. You can make them ahead, you only need one bowl, they freeze well, and most importantly, they bring serious food joy with very little work.

May 03, 2021
M 15: Tips for Moving a Family
12:52

If you haven’t already heard, Meghan is moving her family back across the country from Boise, Idaho to Chattanooga, Tennessee next month. Even though she’s done one long haul move with a family of four, she asked our listeners group for their best advice and partnered with her own experience is giving advice for moving a family and packing your kitchen, plus what to eat along the way!

Apr 29, 2021
140: All the Ways to Boost Flavor In Your Cooking
51:51

There’s no magic to great cooking, but there are some tricks of the trade that can help any cook improve their final dish. From applying high heat to using spices in layers, these are our favorite ways to boost flavor in your cooking.

Apr 26, 2021
139: Intersectional Environmentalism and Feeding Our Families
37:19

Many parents feel pressure to be more eco-friendly in the kitchen, but is that a viable answer to the climate crisis? We speak with environmental educator Isaias Hernandez of @queerbrownvegan about adopting an intersectional lens to better understand the relationship between environmentalism and feeding our families, and to empower manageable action in a quest to be more eco-friendly.

Apr 19, 2021
138: What One Year of Quarantine Cooking Taught Us
31:50

Feels like just yesterday we we’re publishing a mini episode on emergency readiness for your kitchen and quietly preparing for a few weeks of lockdown. One year into pandemic life, we’re taking a look back at what quarantine has taught us about feeding our families, grocery shopping, and ourselves.

Apr 12, 2021
137: How to Cook Like A Restaurant Chef With Christine Gallary
42:14

Food at restaurants just tastes better, it isn’t just that someone else cooked the food either. Chefs know lots of little tricks for prepping, cooking, and serving food. It takes a special kind of magic and skill to turn chef’s dishes into recipes that home cooks can master, and this week’s guest Christine Gallary has all that and more. Christine is one of Meghan’s colleagues at Kitchn.com, but she spent the last 3 years working on an epic Chinese food cookbook. She distills everything she learned to help us cook better too.

Apr 05, 2021
136: How to Make Dips a Legit Family Meal
28:07

Everyone loves a great dip — especially kids — and making it a part of dinner adds much needed fun to the table. While we’ll never complain about eating chips and guac as a meal, we have tips for how to serve dips in a way that turns them into a well-rounded meal that satisfies everyone, even picky eaters.

Mar 29, 2021
M14: Lunch Updates For Returning To School
19:38

Both Stacie and Meghan’s kids are headed back to school full time this spring. With Covid precautions in place, they’re both making adjustments to changed lunch room protocols and just straight up getting back in the swing of packing lunches 5 days a week. This month’s mini episode is a a little look at our current routine and what things we are doing a little different for a new lunch room landscape.

Mar 25, 2021
135: What We're Cooking and Eating Now, Spring 2021
50:16

A new season calls for a new round of what we’re cooking and eating now. Meghan’s moving fast into spring with big, chopped salads while Stacie hangs a bit longer in the space between winter and spring. Yet! There’s so much overlap in the flavors and ingredients we’re cooking with these days.

Mar 22, 2021
134: How to Clean as You Go While Cooking with Taryn Williford
57:39

One of the hardest parts of cooking is the cleaning that ensues, so it’s no surprise that we’re regularly asked about how to best clean as you go. We chat with cleaning expert Taryn Williford about how to set yourself up to cook without creating a huge mess — or at least without creating a mess that makes you feel overwhelmed and like you’d rather never cook again.

Mar 15, 2021
133: Going Vegan with Kids Dr. Reshma Shah and Brenda Davis RD
40:17

One of the most common parent questions about plant-based eating — from vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore parents alike — is whether a solely plant-based diet is safe. In our first episode in a series exploring the many ways to delve into plant-based eating as a family, we speak to two experts about the health and safety of veganism and vegetarianism for kids at every age.

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Mar 08, 2021
132: How to Make Biscuits with Erika Council
57:24
Meghan and her biscuit-baking mentor, Erika Council, spill their secrets on how to make biscuits perfectly — even if you haven’t made them ever before — and imperfectly too. Without further ado, here’s everything you needed to know about baking biscuits.
Mar 01, 2021
FUN SIZE: How to Go Dairy Free
23:38

You just found out that you or someone you cook for has to go dairy free. Now what? Stacie shares her experience of this very scenario, along with helpful tips and her favorite dairy-free products, which is pretty much everything you need to stay calm and get started.

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Feb 24, 2021
129: Essential Cookware For Family Kitchens
44:10
In this episode, we (mostly) put our food professional selves aside and define a list of essential cookware for busy home cooks. Whether you’re outfitting a new home, splitting up from a partner and need new stuff, or just want to get a new damn pot (because so much cooking), we tell you everything you need — and don’t need.

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Feb 22, 2021
128: All the Ways to Turn Freezer Shortcuts Into Dinner
50:20
We almost called this episode: how to not f**king cook ever again. That’s where we are. If you’re with us, this episode is for you. Not because we can make cooking disappear, but because we brainstorm all the ways to whip up dinner using 6 of our favorite freezer shortcuts. Minimal cooking for the win — or at least for survival these days.

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Feb 15, 2021
127: Meal Planning on a Budget
35:13
Meal planning is the best way to stick to your grocery budget, but are you planning your meals with a budget in mind? If not, you should be — no matter how little or much you have to spend on food every week — and we’re here to help you do that.

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Feb 08, 2021
126: How to Get Your Kids to Like Fish
01:05:38
We can’t lie: we were a little nervous to tackle seafood since it seems that no matter what you say about feeding kids fish, someone has a hard eye roll. But by now, you know there are no magic answers — just tons of ideas for how to serve fish to kids. And good thing we have no shortage of those.

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Feb 01, 2021
125: Easy Family Dinners That Always Win
48:58
Whatever you call them — magic meals, go-to’s, meals without tears, brainless crowdpleasers — we all have those back pocket dinners that are easy to make and always win with our families. And we all can use more of them. Because when a meal comes together in a snap, without any planning or fussing, AND everyone eats it happily, there can never be enough.

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Jan 25, 2021
124: Why Your Blender is An Essential Kitchen Tool
44:54
Soups and smoothies aren’t the only things your blender is good for. It turns out, the blender is an all-purpose tool that can help you whip up everything from sauces to batters, fillings to snacks. We chat with blender aficionado Tess Masters, aka The Blender Girl, to learn how to make the most of any blender, from high-powdered to hand-held.

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Jan 18, 2021
123: Shortcuts For Well-Balanced Breakfasts
01:01:38

This year, we’re opting out of January’s onslaught of healthy eating content and going back to basics that we’re pretty sure everyone can agree on: the value of starting the day with a well-balanced meal. We’ll never ditch cereal (we’re not monsters!), but we are collecting fresh ideas for making quick, well-balanced breakfasts. And nothing that requires us to give up sleep is allowed.

Jan 11, 2021
123: Shortcuts For Well-Balanced Breakfasts
01:01:42
This year, we’re opting out of January’s onslaught of healthy eating content and going back to basics that we’re pretty sure everyone can agree on: the value of starting the day with a well-balanced meal. We’ll never ditch cereal (we’re not monsters!), but we are collecting fresh ideas for making quick, well-balanced breakfasts. And nothing that requires us to give up sleep is allowed.

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Jan 11, 2021
122: Sharing Our Birthday Cake Traditions
01:02:13

We spend a lot of time talking about family dinners, school lunches, and easy breakfast ideas, but celebration cakes have been one of the most requested episodes. Both Stacie and Meghan have kids celebrating birthdays this week, so it felt like the perfect time to talk about the ever enduring tradition of birthday cake. We’re sharing our family traditions, recipes, and tips for making everyday cakes into celebratory treats!

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Jan 04, 2021
121: Reflections on 2020—and Looking Ahead
39:53
The only thing we can say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said is what’s happening with us. We’re reflecting on what 2020 meant for us personally and also for Didn’t I Just Feed You. And even though we’ve all learned what can happen to the best laid plans, we’re looking ahead a little too. Because it’s fun to think about brighter days ahead. (It’s also fun to listen to this episode to the very end, btw - trust us!)

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Dec 28, 2020
120: What We're Eating Now, Winter 2020
37:47
Even during the busy holiday season nine months into a global pandemic, we still must feed our families. In a perennial favorite, this episode is all about what we’re cooking and eating during the strange 2020 holiday season. From our half-baked plans for holiday meals to the dinners that are getting us through, here’s the low down on what’s cooking in our homes right now.

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Dec 21, 2020
119: Our Annual Cookbook Gift Guide with Brian Stewart of Salt & Spine
50:37

Our favorite cookbook expert and host of the popular Salt + Spine podcast, Brian Stewart, is back for our 3rd annual cookbook gift guide episode. Brian shares his picks for the best cookbooks of 2020 in categories that reflect this strange and difficult year. For example: Tired of cooking — but know you can’t stop? He’s got a cookbook for you! Need your teen to step up and help in the kitchen? We’ve got a cookbook for that — and so much more too!

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Dec 14, 2020
118: Homemade Edible Gifts
39:44

The internet is a trove of ideas for edible gifts, but in this episode we focus on food gifts that are easy to make (because we’re tired) and also make life easy for your recipient (because everyone else it tired too). From quick projects you can do with the kids to meals you can batch cook to make life easier for a friend, we’ve got tons of edible gift inspiration.

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Dec 07, 2020
117: How to Braise Everything, From Beef to Beans
56:34

An essential winter cooking technique, we’re counting on braising to save our weary cooking souls this season. With this guide on how to braise, from start to finish, we do our best to dispel the myth that braising is fussy. Plus we share our favorite braising recipes for everything from beef to beans, each of which makes tons of leftovers so that you that can cook once, eat twice all winter long.

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Nov 30, 2020
116: Our Second Annual Gift Guide — For Busy Parents, Harried Home Cooks, and Hungry Kids
01:03:28

Here it is, Our Second Annual Gift Guide Episode: We pulled together our favorite products from the year as well as a few favorite new finds to create a gift guide for 2020 Namely, a collection of gifts both big and small that make life in the kitchen more fun, tastier, or more connected with family. Be sure to click through the show notes to find all the links you need for easy shopping.

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Nov 23, 2020
M11: How to Scale Down Holiday Meals
21:44
Are you looking to scale down holiday meals? Between quarantine, picky kids, and way more intimate family gatherings, we know many of you are looking for how to make a smaller Thanksgiving dinner — or festive meal for any upcoming holiday. In this month’s mini episode, we answer a listener’s voicemail and share everything we know about how to scale down big meals and holiday recipes.

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Nov 19, 2020
115: As Easy As Pie — But For Real This Time With @LokoKitchen's Lauren Ko
01:14:58

If you ask us, one of the most important home cooking skills is how to bake pie. And here’s the thing: there’s not just one right way. In this episode, we delve deep into everything from types of pies to pie crusts and fillings, decorating pies to doctoring store-bought ones so that they feel more like homemade. Basically, we delve into everything you need to know to make any type from elaborate to semi-homemade pies.

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Nov 16, 2020
114: Easy Holiday Appetizers
42:00

We’re not playing this year: we’re tired, and hungry, and taking easy very seriously. Apps can’t just be easy the way every recipe under the sun is described as easy. They need to be two letters easy. They need to be EZ! So in this episode, we’re sharing easy holiday appetizers and easy appetizer ideas that are easy to cook, easy to portion, easy to eat, and of course, made with store-bought shortcuts.

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Nov 09, 2020
113: Tips + Soup Recipes for Soup Season
37:40

Soup szn is upon us, and we start our musings on soup with the big question: Is soup even dinner? We believe that it can be, but not without all the right components: from a rich broth and variety of hearty elements, to fantastic toppings, and yes, sometimes filling sides. This may sound like a lot of work, but it truly doesn’t have to be. And when it call comes together easily, you can’t get a more delicious and satisfying cold-weather dinner.

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Nov 02, 2020
M10: Comfort Food
19:13

Election anxiety, worry over a second quarantine, and our general dread of the holidays stuck at home has got us both thinking about comfort food. This month’s mini episode is a slightly revealing looking at what foods bring us soothe us individually. Stacie and Meghan discuss the universal ideal of comfort food (pasta, creamy cheese, chocolate) and how are personal cravings align or don’t during times of high stress and personal distress.

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Oct 29, 2020
112: Your Food Horoscope, According to Us
36:39
We’re not astrologers, but we love talking about astrology. In fact, we love it so much that this episode went from mini to full-length without us even noticing!  We were having too much fun talking about all the sun signs and predicting what they might like eating most. So, in honor of Scorpio season, we bring you our totally unprofessional, but super fun food horoscopes. A food for every sign!

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Oct 26, 2020
111: Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit — How to Cook Dried Beans and Actual Make Them Tasty
57:15

We promise that we get the bean jokes out the way early in this episode to make way for serious bean conversation. Because, sure, beans are funny, but they’re also our number one pantry staple thanks to their wild versatility, affordability, and nutritional impact. They go into the pot hard and dry, and come out soft and delicious. It’s like magic, and we talk all about how you can harness their wonder.

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Oct 19, 2020
110: Easy Freezer Meals For Stockpiling or Gifting to New Parents
48:15

People always ask us if we get tired of cooking and the answer is a resounding YES. But as professional cooks, we also have a collection of well-honed tools that we use on nights when we just can’t. Easy freezer meals are one of the tools we use most. And they are not only a gift to your future self, but also a great way to support others, from new parents to sick loved ones.

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Oct 12, 2020
109: Family Fun Night Ideas For a Very Covid Winter
33:20
Winter is coming and instead of crying (out loud), we’re trying to get ahead by collecting inspiration for family fun. Whether you can go outside all year long or have to stay in cozy from the cold, we’ve got ideas for how to make winter and the holidays season fun, even though everything is different this year. Oh, and part of everything being different is that we’re exhausted, so trust us: we’ve got low-key ideas for the win. Not going crazy is our only goal here.

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Oct 05, 2020
108: Celebrating Halloween Amidst a Global Pandemic
35:45
2020 couldn’t be more scary, and damn it, we’re taking Halloween as an opportunity to embrace the madness instead of letting it get us down. We’re leaning into Halloween even though it’ll look different this year and have plenty of ideas for you to do the same. Whether you’re staying home with family, attending a small gathering, or looking for safe ways to go out, we’ve got you covered.

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Sep 28, 2020
107: "You're On Your Own" Meals, aka YOYO Dinners
32:06

This week is not about the recipes that we think kids should master before they leave home. Nope. This is about survival. In this episode, we talk about how to prep your pantry and your recipe box to empower kids to cook for themselves at nearly any age. This week is a permission slip to say: you’re on your own. Thank you, YOYO dinners.

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Sep 21, 2020
M9: Back to School Cocktails
15:27
All of Stacie and Meghan's kids are back to school which means we need an easy cocktail that's also low in alcohol. This month's mini episode is filled with ideas for 2 or 3 ingredient cocktails as well as low-alcohol drinks that you can have after school but won't put you to sleep before bedtime stories. 

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Sep 17, 2020
106: Our Favorite Kitchen Tools Under $50
41:15

When Stacie asked members of the Didn’t I Just Feed You Listener’s Group to name their favorite kitchen tool under $50, we had no idea the response would be so resounding. You all have strong opinions about your kitchen tools! And — no surprise — so do we. This week, we’re sharing our favorites and our listeners’ favorites too.

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Sep 14, 2020
105: Mediterranean Every Day with Sheela Prakash
55:29
If you think the Mediterranean diet is a Diet (with a capital D), you’d be wrong. At least according to Sheela Prakash. Despite being a dietician (as well as a professional recipe developer), Sheela explains that the Mediterranean way of eating is a way of life that includes a little of everything. Her book “Mediterranean Every Day” is a testament to that.

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Sep 07, 2020
104: Make-Ahead Lunches for Back-to-School
37:50

More than ever, having a lunch strategy that includes make-ahead lunches will save us. We break down several make- and prep-ahead strategies that can be combined for any schedule or school situation. Even those of you who aren’t make-ahead cooks will get in on this, because we refuse to be in the kitchen all. day. long.

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Aug 31, 2020
103: How to Build a Bowl Meal
32:19

There is nothing more magical than turning bits and pieces of leftovers, pantry items, and all those things in the fridge about turn into a satisfying family-meal. And the best part, bowl meals can be customized. Eating well while moving fast, reducing waste, and making sure everyone gets what they want? Magical indeed.

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Aug 24, 2020
M8: WATERMELON
17:37

Sparked by a conversation in our What We’re Eating Now episode, we’ve dedicated a whole episode to the wonder that is watermelon. Don’t worry, we only sing Harry Styles once. Check out this mini episode for all of our favorite ideas for eating melon before its gone for the season.

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Aug 20, 2020
102: Back-to-Schooling Lunches, Whatever That Looks Like
44:52

Back-to-school is all turned around this year, but at least one thing will remain the same: lunch. Whether you’re packing lunches for school, as a grab-and-eat meal at home, or asking the kids are making their own damn lunches, we’ve got ideas.

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Aug 17, 2020
101: What We're Cooking, Summer 2020
46:04

It’s our favorite point in the season: where we share with you what we’ve been cooking in our kitchens. While still in summer quarantine, we’re soaking up as much outside time as possible. So, yea, lots of grilling. And other stuff too. All of it delicious and easy.

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Aug 10, 2020
100: The Newlywed Game, Stacie & Meghan Style
43:50

Ever heard of the Newlywed Game? In this week’s episode — our 100th! — Stacie and Meghan play their own version of the game and answer questions to see how well they’ve gotten to know each other over the course of recording 100+ episodes in the 2 years since Didn’t I Just Feed You launched.

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Aug 03, 2020
99: How to Fix Dinner When You've Messed Up
35:00
We’ve got 99 problems and messing up dinner is one. No, seriously. We mess up dinner, too, and so do the chefs, cookbook authors, and culinary professionals we interview. So this week, we’re going to share how all of us save a meal that we’ve messed up. Too spicy? To salty? Kinda bland? Here’s what you need to do.

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Jul 27, 2020
98: All The Ways to Eat Hot Dogs for Dinner
32:02

We almost called this episode “The One When Meghan Comes Around on Hot Dogs,” but decided that it doesn’t do our conversation justice. It’s not just that Meghan has come around on serving a hot dogs with mustard or ketchup for dinner. It’s also that she, like Stacie, is SOLD and, together, we share TONS of ideas for turning hot dogs into delicious, creative dinners that are as fun and delicious as they are easy.

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Jul 20, 2020
M7: All Our Favorite Ice Cream Hacks
13:55
Love or hate the word hack, making ice cream easier to eat, serve, or just more fun is a busy parent’s dream, especially in this never ending summer we’re experiencing right now. We’re inspired by a brand that has been a huge supporter of Didn’t I Just Feed You, Breyers CarbSmart. Plus, we’ve been eating so many of their delicious low-carb bars that we had to share some of the ways that we’re hacking them too. 

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Jul 16, 2020
97: Easy Summer Side Dishes for Your Cookout
28:41

Relaxed summer dinners are the best — until you realize that you have an easy main in mind, but no sides. Since we understand that having to turn on the stove or crank the oven to round out your meal defeats the point, we’ve put together our best tips, ideas, and recipes for easy summer sides. Here’s to ALL of your summer cooking being quick and easy — and delicious too.

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Jul 13, 2020
96: Do You Need An Air Fryer? Jess Dang of CookSmarts Helps Us Answer
43:18

One of the questions we get asked most is whether busy home cooks need an air fryer? Like, HONESTLY? Even if we have a high-quality toaster oven or a convection oven? This week, Meghan chats with air fryer aficionado Jess Dang about whether the air fryer is for certain cooks only, or all of them, and how anyone can optimize their air fryer for easier meals all day long.

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Jul 06, 2020
95: Our Best No-Cook Meals. No heat. No prep.
34:12

As we approach peak summer, it’s time to talk no-cook meals — but not the kind where you prep (aka cook) rice or pasta on the weekend to have on hand for a “no-cook” dinner on Wednesday. Nah, that doesn’t count. This week, we’re talking dinners you can throw together without any prep or any heat at all.

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Jun 29, 2020
94: The Definitive Guide to Grilling Chicken
39:21
Move over beer can chicken, we’ve got a grilled chicken marinade that will change your life. Because in this episode, the Chicken Lady and Grill Mistress (that’s us!) get real about the do’s — and the don’t — of grilling chicken.

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Jun 22, 2020
93: The Busy Parent's Guide to Homemade Frozen Treats
42:05

Homemade ice cream seems like an old fashioned summer tradition from a bygone time, but there are so many other frozen treats that even busy parents can pull off at home. This week Stacie grills Meghan on everything she wants to know about making ice cream, popsicles, granita and more with our kids in the kitchen. We also touch on no bake treats so you can have dessert without heating up the kitchen.

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Jun 15, 2020
92: How to Turn Any Ground Meat Into Delicious Dinner
44:12

Listen: Ground meat may not sound sexy, but we know you reach for it every time. We also know that the things you always have on hand are the ones with which you get most bored. No, this isn’t a parable about marriage - ha! - but rather a handy guide to all the many ways you can turn ground chicken, turkey, beef, pork, lamb and sausage into a quick, delicious dinner for your family.

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Jun 11, 2020
MINI EPISODE: Black Lives Matter Plus Some Podcast Recommendations
17:35

We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Unequivocally. Our regularly scheduled episode will publish later this week, but for now, we feel it’s important to use this inflection point to share a few of our favorite Black-hosted podcasts and podcasts about race and racism.

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Jun 08, 2020
91: Tasty Pride, a Celebration of the Queer Food Community with Jesse Szewczyk
40:05
We’re going to let you in on a secret: There are tons of talented food professionals — we’re not a rare lot! So what makes you gravitate to someone’s food or recipes over someone else’s? The stories we tell with our writing, ingredient choices, and even social media. Food is about stories and stories are about people — and that’s why representation matters. This week, we kick off pride month with Jesse Szewczyk, author of Tasty Pride,  to talk about the queer food community, family, representation, and how to be a better ally.

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Jun 01, 2020
90: Finding Your Bread Guru with Cathy Lloyd Burns
55:07

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Even though we know the hubbub around sourdough has really leveled out since quarantine began, Stacie (and a few of our listener’s group member) still had questions! This week Meghan and guest Cathy Lloyd Burns — Stacie’s neighbor and bread doula — are walking through the art of sourdough and all the things you can do with your sourdough starter, even if you’ve given up on bread baking.

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May 25, 2020
89: Quicker Than Quick Cooking with Pamela Salzman
01:00:09
Have you ever needed to trust that a “30-minute meal” will really take just 30 minutes to pull together? Do you ever need a 15-minute recipe? Food professionals often work in an echo chamber, forgetting that we develop recipes using a pro-level skill set. Sometimes recipes need to be quicker than quick. This week we explore what that means with Pamela Salzman who literally wrote the book on the subject.

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May 18, 2020
M6: Stoop Snacks — How to Host Happy Hour While Social Distancing
16:40

Stoop snacks, neighborly nosh, or just more happy hours at home — snacky meals are keeping us sane and our families fed. This mini episode idea actually came from one of Stacie and Meghan’s personal virtual happy hours. This quickie episode is full of tons of recipe ideas for happy hour snacks that can double as dinner for your family.

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May 14, 2020
88: What We're Eating Now, Spring 2020
48:51

Another What We’re Eating Now episode — and an extra special one too. Not only has spring sprung, bringing us some of the best ingredients of the year, but we’re also still in quarantine. How do these two things interact? What are we finding at the markets? How are we finding joy in cooking when we’ve been cooking non-stop for weeks and weeks? We answer all of these burning questions, and hopefully reinvigorate your cooking as we do.

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May 11, 2020
87: Mother's Day Special with Chef Claudette Zepeda
51:56
We’re so excited to welcome you to our special Mother’s Day episode, brought to you by Milk. Love What’s Real

If you know Stacie and Meghan, you already know that a special Mother’s Day episode is going to bring the realness. While we may debate the merits of even celebrating mom’s day, we realize that small celebrations are as important as ever. Our conversation with this week’s guest Claudette Zepeda reminded us of our own privilege and opportunities to share our family’s traditions with our kids or create new ones.

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May 04, 2020
86: Two Manageable Habits That Help Reduce Food Waste
39:03

Reducing food waste is top of mind for all of us, but it’s also a loaded topic. Taking food waste on can feel so damn big. And having another big thing to do is the last thing we need ever, but especially right now. So this week, we whittled it down to two manageable habits. Listen to hear what they are.

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Apr 27, 2020
85: How to Cook Chicken so It's as Delicious as It's Useful
36:32

Y’all buy a lot of chicken, but also seem to be on a never-ending search for more — and better! — chicken dinner recipes. So leave it up to our very own co-host, Stacie, to help solve the problem with her latest cookbook, Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner. The book is packed with 50 recipes and tons of tips that she sneak-previews in this episode.

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Apr 20, 2020
FUN SIZE 5: Quarantine Cocktails with Minimal Ingredients
20:38
What are we drinking in quarantine? Is it anything in the largest cocktail glass in the house, ala Ina Garten? This week Stacie and Meghan are using quarantine to laser focus in on the 3-ingredient cocktail, talk a little about drinking at home and have a little fun. Don’t forget to join us for our weekly happy hour on Instagram on Thursdays (ok, or sometimes Fridays).

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Apr 16, 2020
84: All the Cooking and Baking Substitutes for No-Stress Cooking
49:20
More than ever, we’re cooking with whatever we have on hand. This week, we share all the smart cooking and baking substitutes so that it doesn’t have to be stressful. With our master list of food substitutes, you can cook with this or that and fix any ingredient shortage that takes you by surprise like a pro.

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Apr 13, 2020
83: Easy Side Dish Recipes That Aren't an Afterthought (Or Too Much Work)
40:32

How many of you have gotten partway through cooking dinner and thought, “OH S#!T! What else are we going to eat with this?” Since we’re pretty sure the answer is all of us, we’re getting serious about side dishes. Whether you are a planner, committed to becoming one, or will always and forever wing your side dishes, we’ve got the tips, ideas, and of course, recipes, to make sure you can always pull together a complete meal.

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Apr 06, 2020
82: Dinner in French for Busy Families with Melissa Clark
45:25
Think French cooking only means expensive cheese and elaborate pastries? Melissa Clark joins us this week to prove otherwise. Her latest book, Dinner In French: My Recipes By Way of France is full of practical and playful recipes that show just how adaptable French cooking can be no matter where you call home.

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Mar 30, 2020
81: Simple Family Meals from Pantry Basics
47:16

We love pantry meals all the dang time but we’re loving them even more right now. In this episode we’re talking through pantry basics from pasta to puff pastry dough with over 100 ideas to use them with things you likely already have in your fridge, freezer, and cupboards at the moment.

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Mar 23, 2020
FUN SIZE 4: What to Do With Winter Citrus
16:31

Hey all, this week we’re sharing an extra mini episode, just for fun and because we think you probably need an extra dose of sunshine in the form of WINTER CITRUS. It might not be obvious that we recorded this before our emergency preparedness episode. We might not have imagined that you’d be stuck at home with or without citrus on hand. Enjoy this break in pandemic discussions and then refer back to this episode when you have fresh citrus on hand again.

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Mar 19, 2020
80: Laughing In the Face of Picky Eating with What Fresh Hell Podcast
48:00

What happens when four tired moms, three brunettes, and two comedians walk into a kitchen to cook for a picky eater? Okay, most of that is irrelevant, but it made us laugh, which is what we’re doing this week: laughing in the face of picky eating with the ladies of What Fresh Hell podcast. And just like with all things in life, through humor, we find wisdom.

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Mar 16, 2020
79: What's In Meghan and Stacie's Grocery Carts
33:26

Curious to know what other people buy at the supermarket? Us too! This week, we’ll show you ours if you show us yours. Okay, we’ll show you ours anyway. Just hit play!

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Mar 09, 2020
FUN SIZE 3: Kitchen Emergency Preparedness
18:25

We don’t want to be alarmist in anyway, but there is tons of information flying around about how and what to prepare for the spread of coronavirus. And we got an e-mail request for some advice on the subject, Jen Cole wrote “We're supposed to keep however [several] weeks of food on-hand, but how do you deal with food expiration without a ton of waste? Make and freeze casseroles? I don't want to store a case of pasta! It's overwhelming to think about.”

This mini episode discusses general flu and emergency preparedness, so if you have anxious kids we suggest you listen to this episode in ear buds.

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Mar 04, 2020
78: How to Lazy Genius Dinner Clean Up with Kendra Adachi of The Lazy Genius Podcast
46:05

If the title of this episode already has you hooked, it’s probably because you know Kendra of the Lazy Genius, giver of tips on how to be genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t. If cooking dinner matters to you, clean up is inevitable. And of course, Kendra has simple, clever tips on how to make cleanup faster and easier.

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Mar 02, 2020
77: How to Pick Recipes That Work
39:29
Get ready! We’re pulling back the curtain to tell you how a recipe is developed and, more importantly, how you can quickly decode a recipe to ensure that it’s right for you. Because nothing is more discouraging than cooking a meal that flops.

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Feb 24, 2020
76: Everyday Mexican Cooking with Lesley Tellez
45:39
Mexican cuisine is as wildly varied as the country and an essential part of a beautiful, ancient culture — but don’t let that intimidate you. This week, journalist and cookbook author Lesley Tellez talks to us about what Mexican food means to her as a third-generation Chicana food writer, and how she draws from that to make easy, everyday Mexican food in her NYC kitchen for her family.

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Feb 17, 2020
FUN SIZE 2: Aphrodisiac Foods
14:03
Warning: You might want to listen to this mini episode on your AirPods instead of out loud. Just for fun we’re talking about aphrodisiac foods ahead of Valentine’s Day. What’s the deal with aphrodisiac foods, are they myth or just marketing? We take 15 minutes to dive in and have a few laughs.

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Feb 13, 2020
Probiotics & Supplement-Free Gut Health with Kelli Foster
28:19
Have you wondered if probiotics are worth it? And what are prebiotics anyway? Do either even matter? If you’ve wondered these things like we have, hit listen now. In a conversation with Kelli Foster, author of the new cookbook, The Probiotic Kitchen, we talk about what you need to know about gut health and how you can act on it using whole foods — no supplements or fancy recipes needed.

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Feb 10, 2020
The Problem With the Picky Eaters Club
26:22

We’ve finally done it: we’ve recorded an entire episode in which we go full-on Petty Crocker. You all shared with us a couple of recent articles about feeding toddlers that have us fired up. Because if there’s one thing that gets our mom panties in a knot, it’s food experts telling you that your picky eater is a problem and they have the solution.

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Feb 03, 2020
FUN SIZE: Immunity Boosting Foods for Busy Families
13:44

Welcome to our first fun sized episode of Didn’t I Just Feed You. In these episodes we’ll take 10-15 minutes to dig into a topic. Sometimes it will be both Stacie and Meghan, sometimes we’ll fly solo and there will the occasional guest expert too. We’ll have one a month — though we’ll be announcing soon how you can get a second one every month.

Our first mini episode is very appropriate to cold and flu season: We’re digging into immunity boosting foods.

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Jan 30, 2020
Healthy Slow Cooker Cooking with Nicki Sizemore
50:31

If you listened to last year’s slow cooker episode, you know that we’re slow cooker skeptics. So was this week’s guest, Nicki Sizemore, until she found herself with two kids, scrambling for dinnertime solutions. That’s when she begrudgingly listened to her mom’s advice to give the crock pot a go. And like any professional cook would, she did it with the challenge to reinvent slow cooker meals. Nicki’s challenge turned into her latests cookbook, and she’s spilling all her slow cooker secrets to us.

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Jan 27, 2020
What We're Cooking Right Now
45:23

Every season, we share all the things we’re cooking and eating right now — because we think they’ll help you figure out what to cook and eat too. These are our current life-saving, back-pocket mealtime solutions saving us from take-out.

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Jan 20, 2020
Half the Sugar, All the Love — and Flavor with Jennifer Tyler Lee
40:51

We’re not alarmists and we loathe using fear tactics, but here’s a cold, hard fact: we are consuming three times too much sugar. For kids, that means taking in about 64 lbs a year. While an excess of sugary foods and drinks is part of the problem, the real challenge is hidden sugar. In this episode, guest Jennifer Tyler Lee busts sugar myths, hones in on what matters (and what doesn’t) when it comes to managing sugar, and gives tips for reducing sugar in our cooking without giving up the foods or flavors we love.

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Jan 13, 2020
The Smoothie Project with Catherine McCord of Weelicious
43:37

We may not have new health and wellness goals, per se, but we do know that some foods just make us feel better than others. Our guest, Catherine McCord of Weelicious, agrees. Her new book, Smoothie Project: The 28-Day Plan to Feel Happy and Healthy No Matter Your Age is all about helping you feel great — no matter your age, diet, lifestyle or goals— by filling yourself up with smoothies that taste great and are easily packed with great-for-you ingredients.

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Jan 06, 2020
Cheese Me! Our Ultimate Guide to Making a Family Friendly Cheese Board
32:35
“Cheese Me” isn’t just a funny phrase we say too often on the show! Cheese boards, snack platters, and graze plates of all kinds are one of the smartest ways to eat and entertain during the holiday. Scratch that, year round. This week Meghan and Stacie share their best tips for building epic cheese boards the whole family will devour. 

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Dec 16, 2019
*BONUS* Listener Requested Holiday Gift Guide
29:31
You asked and we answered! In this special bonus episode, Stacie and Meghan answer listener Emily’s request for gift ideas and our favorite products from the year. Its all here with lots of links to our favorite gifts (including the things we want for ourselves.

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Dec 11, 2019
Our Annual Cookbook Gift Guide with Brian Stewart of Salt & Spine
01:02:55

Brian Stewart is BACK! Our resident cookbook expert and host of the popular podcast Salt + Spine podcast is back for our 2nd annual cookbook gift guide episode. Brian shares his picks for the best cookbooks of 2019 for parents, new cooks, and more. Plus both Stacie and Meghan share the cookbooks that are on their personal wish lists this year.

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Dec 09, 2019
How to Bake for the Holidays Without Losing Your Mind with Cindy Rahe
56:30

Our goal is always this: to give you the tools to make the most out of your kitchen for weeknights, busy mornings, and every moment in between. We’re entering holiday baking season full speed and we know that you have obligations that require cookies, cakes, or cinnamon rolls and we don’t want you to get overwhelmed. This week we’re joined by Cindy Rahe — professional food photographer and recipe developer who specializes in beautiful baked goods — to have a reality check about holiday baking. Here is the good news: you don’t have to make holiday baking complicated and you can bake in a smart and easy way with your kids, too.

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Dec 02, 2019
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers Correctly (for Holidays and Everyday)
35:26
Following up from last week’s episode on what to feed a crowd, we’re here to help you handle Thanksgiving leftovers that we know you’ll be rich in this week. You know we’re sharing our favorite recipes for making the most of leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, and more (that our families love); But we’re also putting on our food professional hats to talk how to safely and practically deal with leftovers everyday too so that you can avoid food waste and never eat a stale meal again.

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Nov 25, 2019
What — and How Much — To Feed a Crowd
55:20
The holidays are upon us and, for many, that means cooking for a crowd. If you’re not a frequent entertainer, figuring out how to cook for 20 people, or maybe even just  8, can be daunting. This week, we spend time going over the nitty gritty of how to think about serving a crowd, what to feed them, and how much to make. Stress no more: We’ve got you covered, from menu ideas to how many ounces of pie you should buy.

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Nov 18, 2019
Why Tots Are The Tits with Dan Whalen
42:00

Okay, family cooks: time to show us your tots! Or maybe it’s that we’re showing you ours. Either way: no, we’re not getting freaky. Rather, we’re talking tater tots. Because the beautifully golden brown nuggets of deliciousness can be so much more than a novelty treat. This week, we invite the guy who wrote the book on tots (literally!) to tell us how to use tater tots to turn simple, fast dinners into sure wins — especially with the kids.

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Nov 11, 2019
How to Master One Pot Dinners
51:49

One-pot meals are widely considered the most powerful tool in a busy home cook’s toolbox. And we agree — when done right. “Dump and stir” dinners run the risk of tasting as good as they sound (which is to say not good at all), which is why we invited one-pot meal expert Beth Lipton to help us make sure that we’re making our one-pot meals correctly. And that starts with ditching the notion that you have to use a pot. Listen for more mind-blowing tips that ensure your one vessel meals are well balanced with great texture and taste.

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Nov 04, 2019
When "Feed Yourself First" Is Easier Said Than Done
33:10
“Feed Yourself First!” Inspiring words, or a saying you’d see on a gimmicky wall plaque? We’re not sure (both maybe?), but we think it's worth a conversation. And not just one about food. Because while it sounds nice — maybe even helpful — to have experts encouraging you to cook only things you love or let go of the guilt of eating whatever you want, we’re not so sure that’s actually helpful. Since helpful is our goal, we explore the many ways that you can nourish yourself and find more joy while feeding your family.

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Oct 28, 2019
How Sauces Can Save Your Weeknight Cooking
55:51

We once said that we think sauces are the secret to better weeknight meals and one of you said that we should really explain ourselves: so here we are! But don’t just take our word for it. We’ve brought on two sauce masters to talk to us about everything from their favorite sauces to improvising a sauce from scratch, how to make sauces ahead and how to freeze them too. Because when you have a good sauce within arm’s reach, you have a quick and easy way to add flavor to your cooking in no time

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Oct 21, 2019
Our Best Dinner Shortcuts—and Shortcut Dinners with Kelsey Nixon
47:41

You guys, we did it! We’ve cleared up a long-standing kitchen debate: what’s the difference between “dinner shortcuts” and “shortcut dinners,” and which is more important. Because we know you’ve been dying to know. AND… not only did we finally get the job done, but we also enlisted special ops dinner expert, Kelsey Nixon. So we’re pretty sure our answer is definitive: They are, in fact, different, and you need both. Get the deets and also each of our favorite shortcuts — both kinds.

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Oct 13, 2019
What to Cook Now for Fall Plus Our Fall Pantry Staples
44:20

We’ve accidentally started a quarterly series wherein we talk about what we are eating each season. Fall is a busy time for parents, it is also the start of holiday cooking. Classroom parties, trick-or-treat eats — all that cooking is closer than we think. This week we’re very simply talking about our fall pantries and what we really want to cook and bake (if you’re Meghan) this season.

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Oct 07, 2019
How to Stay Inspired to Make Creative School Lunches with Gillian of LaLa Lunchbox
48:33

We dare you to ask us if every one of our 180 school lunches (per kid!) is inspired. — because, duh. No way. But we know someone whose lunches ARE always inspired. And she’s not a new mom either. In this episode, we tap school lunch packing master Gillian Fein of LaLa Lunchbox for all the tips on staying creative. Because she’s managed it for 10 years with 3 kids, so yea, we’ll take whatever she’s got.

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Sep 30, 2019
Budget School Lunch Ideas with Amiyrah Martin
47:48

If you’re anything like us, restricted spending is the first thing that comes to mind when budgeting. Not fun. Also not the full picture. This week, we speak with Amiyrah Martin of 4 Hats and Frugal for her fresh take on how to pack school lunches on a budget. From how she employs her kids to Mother Nature (you read right) in the process of staying on budget, Amiyrah shares the low down on keeping school lunch frugal and fun.

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Sep 23, 2019
Go Ahead and Give The Kids Their Snacks with Andrea Mathis of Beautiful Eats and Things
01:08:21

Yes, we are talking about snacks again. Much like your kids who keep asking for them in between meals, all our listeners (and our IRL parent friends) have been asking for more snack ideas and some guidance on smart snacks. This week we have Nutritionist (and Mom) Andrea Mathis (of Beautiful Eats and Things) and she’s guiding us through snack times, healthful snacks for our kids, and snacks for us busy parents — because hello, we’re hungry between meals too!

Join us as we talk through our current snack situations at home, what we keep in our purses for snacks on the go and more.

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Sep 16, 2019
How We Talk With Our Kids About Junk Food
01:01:01

Junk food. So delicious. So fun. So… controversial? We attempt to define junk food and, well, kinda fail. Because in the end, all food exists on a nutritional continuum and where you draw your line has to do with personal factors that cause us to land in all different places. So where does this conversation net out? We share where each of us lands, why we land there (including acknowledging our hypocrisies), and how we talk to our kids about junk food in hopes that exposing it all gives you food for thought — you know, the nourishing kind.

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Sep 09, 2019
Is Homemade Pizza Actually Worth the Effort?
56:10

Pizza is a beloved family food — it is cheap, readily available, and can even be a vehicle for getting them to eat more vegetables. We recognize that delivery might be faster, so this week we’re debating the merits of making pizza from scratch at home.

Do you shortcut the dough? Skip homemade sauce? And what is the best cheese for pizza at home anyway? We’re covering it all (or most of it anyway) in the next 60 minutes.

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Sep 02, 2019
How to Handle Caffeine For Your Kids and Tweens
01:00:08

Coffee fuels our parenting — we’re drinking it hot, cold, and leftover from the microwave. How does this modeled behavior impact our kids’ drive to drink coffee? Moreover what is the collective obsession between kids and tweens love of Starbucks. This week Stacie’s oldest joins us to talk about caffeine consumption among his peers and what he thinks about caffeine, Frappachinos and all the sugar in his favorite drinks.

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Aug 26, 2019
Tips for Getting Your Tween to Eat Healthy Lunches At School
39:03

Tweens are much like toddlers in many ways that mirror general child development— including picky eating tendencies.

The combination of pickiness and growing autonomy can be disastrous for a parent who cares if their rapidly growing tween, gets food that actually nourishes them. School lunch is the hardest meal of the day, since it's so thoroughly out of our hands. This week we share the trials, tribulations and tips for making sure your tween eats a healthy lunch all school year long.

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Aug 19, 2019
Make Ahead Breakfast for Back-to-School
55:15

Being a fully functioning human at 6 am is hard. As much as we have the idea that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” drilled into our collective conscious, we just cannot deal with having to feed ourselves and our kids a healthy meal every morning from scratch. That’s why make ahead breakfasts are critical to eating well in the morning. 

Sure, make ahead breakfasts will make your back-to-school season better, but there are many seasons of parenting where a prepped-and-ready or self-serve breakfast comes in handy all year long — and it might even mean you get to sleep in.  This week we’re sharing our favorite recipes and secret strategies for better breakfast with less effort. 

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Aug 11, 2019
Our School Lunch Updates and How We're Prepping for Back-to-School
20:05
We’re kicking off our back to school series with this energy: There is no time, we feel side swiped by back to school even though we knew it was coming for months. We thought we were prepared, but there are still 10 million more things to do. So this week, we’re taking a moment to stop, breathe, accept the crazy energy, and taking a look back at what worked for school lunches and our back to school spoilers.

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Aug 05, 2019
Summer Snacks and S'more with Cookbook Author Dan Whalen
01:02:42
As we close out our mini summer season, we wanted to talk about another universally loved summer treat: s’mores! But it turns out that not everyone no the DIJFY crew is team graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. Meghan and Stacie talk about the trouble with summer busyness, travel snacks and then Stacie gets free s’more’s therapy from cookbook author Dan Whalen.

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Jul 22, 2019
Our Favorite No Cook Family Dinners for Summer (Not Just Salads)
48:57

Its hot. No one wants to heat up the stove at the hottest part of the day to cook dinner, yet our families still expect to eat. Even harder? They are extra hungry after hot days at camp, sunny days at the pool, and those wicked travel days that summer brings. This week we’re bringing you all of our favorite no cook and low-cook summer meals for our families and we’re sharing our secrets for making salads your kids will actually eat. Hint: ditch the lettuce!

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Jul 15, 2019
Grilling 101: Easy Grilling Recipes, Tips For Beginners + More
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We can’t have a summer season without talking about the most iconic cooking method of summer: grilling. This week, we’re walking you through the numerous ways that the grill can make life as the family cook easier, cooler, and more delicious.

As we get into the subject of grilling, Stacie reveals her personal obstacles to getting to the grill while Meghan dives deep into her own love story with the grill (thanks, Alton Brown). You know we’re sharing all our favorite recipes, tips, plus we spend an extraordinary amount of time talking about pizza and how you’ve probably been doing the whole marinade thing wrong.

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Jul 08, 2019
Easy Homemade Popsicles For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
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Whatever you call them — Popsicles, freeze pops, ice pops, freezies, Otter Pops — easy homemade popsicle recipes never fail to save the day. And when you know how to make them nutritious, the sky’s the limit. Listen for everything you need to know to make Popsicles sweet, healthy, and good for breakfast. Or dinner, too, if you’re Meghan!

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Jul 01, 2019
It's Okay If You Want to Lose Weight. And If You Don't Too.
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Trigger warning: This episode contains discussion of weight loss, experiences with disordered eating, and other sensitive topics related to dieting and diet culture.

We’re kicking off the summer season with bikini body talk! When we recently confided in each other that we feel guilty —and even like bad feminists — for wanting to lose weight, we realized it was time to talk. In this week’s episode, we chat about body positivity, Intuitive Eating, Healthy At Every Size, and the anti-diet movement (or are they movements?), and how we reconcile each with our privilege, desires, and motherhood.

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Jun 24, 2019
It's Okay If You Want to Lose Weight. And If You Don't Too.

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussion of weight loss, experiences with disordered eating, and other sensitive topics related to dieting and diet culture.

We’re kicking off the summer season with bikini body talk! When we recently confided in each other that we feel guilty —and even like bad feminists — for wanting to lose weight, we realized it was time to talk. In this week’s episode, we chat about body positivity, Intuitive Eating, Healthy At Every Size, and the anti-diet movement (or are they movements?), and how we reconcile each with our privilege, desires, and motherhood.

Jun 24, 2019
Essential Recipes That Kids (and All of Us) Should Know How to Cook
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In talking to MS, RD, and cookbook author, Katie Morford, about her book Prep: The Essential College Cookbook, we realized that it's more than a quintessential collection of recipes that kids should know how to make before leaving home. It's a fantastic, simple guide for any beginner home cook, regardless of age. We talk about the basic kitchen skills we all need to master and the recipes that help us master them well.

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Jun 10, 2019
All the Recipes You Should Be Cooking Right Now
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As we begin to wind down season two, we share the recipes we’re cooking and think you should be cooking too. These are our lifesavers, the back-pocket recipes saving us from take-out night after night. We share the recipes with notes on what makes each great and how it can easily be adapted to suit your family, schedule, and budget too. This is our cheat sheet. And now it’s yours too.

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Jun 03, 2019
How to Cook Vegetables So That They Taste Good—Even to Kids. Yes, Seriously
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One of the questions we’re most frequently asked is how to get kids to eat vegetables. The answer is easy: Make ‘em taste good. Turning that answer into a reality at your dinner table… not so much. In this episode, we invite toddler mama and anti-diet registered dietician Min Kwon to talk about how to make vegetables appealing to kids (and to grown ups too).

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May 27, 2019
How to Cook Vegetables So That They Taste Good—Even to Kids. Yes, Seriously

One of the questions we’re most frequently asked is how to get kids to eat vegetables. The answer is easy: Make ‘em taste good. Turning that answer into a reality at your dinner table… not so much. In this episode, we invite toddler mama and anti-diet registered dietician Min Kwon to talk about how to make vegetables appealing to kids (and to grown ups too).

May 27, 2019
What to Freeze for Easy Family Dinners
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Freezer meals have long had a negative connotation, but if you embrace it, your freezer will come to hold the most useful stock in your kitchen. Stacie & Meghan go over what to freeze, what not to freeze, and how to freeze it to make weeknight cooking quick and easy.

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May 20, 2019
How to Turn Hummus Into Legit Family Dinners
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Hummus, hummus, the magical dip, the more you use it, the more you … get to relax about dinner, because, you guys, this stuff really is magic. It’s kid-friendly, high in protein, and good for way more than a snack or lunch. Once you start using hummus as more than a sandwich spread or a dip for veggies and pita chips, a world of 10-20 minute dinner options opens up before you. From how to turn it into a pasta sauce to using it to transform a boring rotisserie chicken into an exciting meal, we share our favorite ideas for turning hummus into a legit family dinner.

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May 13, 2019
Why Pasta Is a Family Cook's Best Friend
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On some level, we all know it: Pasta is a kitchen hero. But have you grasped the many reasons why that’s so? Or how to put it to best use no matter what the circumstance? Or how to cook it perfectly? In this episode, we share ALL the pasta tips, recipes, and ideas, from ones that will help you have more fun in the kitchen with your kids to others that will get you out of the kitchen faster. Because pasta can do both, and so much more too.

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May 06, 2019
Mommy Juice Culture and Sleepover Dinner Ideas
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Inspired by our IRL time together, we dig into sleepover dinner ideas and ways to make cooking for a gaggle of kids easier. We also touch on “Mommy Juice” culture, because we get it. Wine to relax: who doesn't want that? Well, lots of people, including sober parents. So is the whole “Mommy Juice” trope problematic, or are we taking things too seriously? This time, we have a strong opinion. #SorryNotSorry

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Apr 29, 2019
The Invisible Work of Feeding a Family
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We almost titled this "53 Minutes of Meghan Complaining," but agree with writer Cleo Wade: Complaints have no magic. Still, we have a lot to say about the weight we feel being the ones responsible for feeding our families & we have a hunch we're not alone. That's why it felt important to have the conversation. Here it is, but with only the complaints that led to compassion & helpful ideas. Because the real magic happens when families (kids included) find their own, personal sense of balance.

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Apr 22, 2019
Reducing Waste and Debt with Roe of Brown Kids
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We want to be good citizens, but reducing waste in the kitchen can feel like an overwhelming task — unless you take the balanced and mindful approach shared with us by Roe of Brown Kids. Roe talks to us about the connection between reducing our footprint, minimalism, and financial freedom. From how to shop to the Jar Method of storing produce to last longer, we dig deep into practical tips that are good for the Earth and even better for you, your wallet, and your sense of freedom and joy.

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Apr 15, 2019
Breaking Up with Brunch
40:45

In episode 5, we revealed the truth about eating out with kids. Take all of that, from worrying about impending meltdowns to overtipping staff who rightly hate your children, & do it early in the day so that you can go home buzzed & have to CONTINUE PARENTING FOR HOURS. That's brunch. But if you insist, we have tips for how to survive — or maybe even make it fun. Or at least easy & delicious.

 

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Apr 08, 2019
Spice Up Your Family's Food with Chief Spice Mama Kanchan Koya
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“What is the best way to teach the world of spices to young ones?” is not only a question we ponder often, but an actual question that came from our listener’s group a few weeks ago. Luckily, we’ve got an in with the Chief Spice Mama. This week we explore the spices in our kitchens with renewed vigor and insight after talking with Kanchan Koya.

Spices — dried and ground or even fresh herbs and aromatics — are actual magic ingredients just sitting in our cabinets ready to make vegetables taste better, to add flavor without extra fat or sugar, and more. Here’s how we’re spicing up our families food with just a handful of ingredients and without a bunch of fussy recipes.

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Apr 01, 2019
The After-School Snack Problem Solved. Sorta.
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The hellish few hours between school and dinner, marked with relentless begging for snacks, might break us! Figuring out snack time is hard enough — how to keep our pantry stocked with healthy, kid-friendly options that work at home and on-the-go without breaking the bank — but also walking the line between keeping the kids sated, while not ruining dinner is enough to drive you mad. So we go over ALL the tips, ideas, recipes, and products to help you figure snack time out once and for all.

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Mar 18, 2019
The Magic of Meatballs
33:45

What can be served plain or in soup, with pasta or in a sandwich, covered with sauce or with dip on the side, packed with vegetables or even leftovers… shall we go on? We can. Because meatballs! They’re magic for a family cook. We know that making them can be a production, but we have all the tips to ensure that it doesn't. Follow them, and meatballs will become a weeknight go-to. You'll even have leftovers.

Links and recipes from this episode can be found at the show notes page on Didn't I Just Feed You.com 

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Mar 11, 2019
The Art of Intentional Leftovers with David Tamarkin
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Intentional Leftovers or “Next overs” might just be the answer to faster weeknight dinners that don’t involve hours of cooking each weekend. You’ve heard each Meghan and Stacie make the case for meal planning and meal prep, but this week’s guest David Tamarkin, Epicurious’ Digital Director and Author of Cook90, brings a new idea to our virtual dinner table: cook once and eat twice at every opportunity with intentional leftovers. This simple concept is game-changer for meal planning and prep —, especially for busy parents. We talk with David about High-Intensity Interval Cooking, which staples make the best leftovers (and maybe which make the worst), plus he tells us how beans gave him a glimpse at parenthood and how Intentional Leftovers can help you create a cooking cycle that works, even when you don’t feel like cooking.

As always notes for this show can be found at Didn't I Just Feed You.com 

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Mar 04, 2019
Should you Kondo your Kitchen?
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Everyone’s talking about Marie Kondo and her KonMari method of organizing, detailed in her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and featured in her runaway Netflix hit, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Meghan’s a fan and Stacie’s not sold, but they both agree that different rules apply in the kitchen. The catch: they don’t agree on what the rules should be. What happens when nothing in the kitchen sparks joy? Or when a pared-down kitchen leaves little that sparks joy for your kid, who you’d like to see take more ownership in the kitchen? And what about the fact that, as family cooks, our needs are constantly shifting as our children (and their schedules) grow and change? This week, Stacie and Meghan grapple with the idea that, perhaps, joy is not the best guiding principle for busy family cooks trying to organize and pare down their kitchens.

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Feb 25, 2019
Maybe the Slow Cooker Isn't So Great?
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We know you love your slow cooker, and we use our a ton too. But we’re not sold on it being the answer to every parent’s dinner woes. In fact, we’ve got some major issues with crock pot cooking. But once we're done telling you all the ways you can do better, we also tell you how to maximize it. Because the slow cooker is perfect for some things. And if you're going to wait for 6+ hrs for dinner, it'd better be good.

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Feb 18, 2019
Taking Chicken Nuggets Back from the Kids Menu
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The breaded chicken piece has become a symbol of “kid’s food” despite almost every cuisine having a version of this simple but sophisticated home cooking. This week, we dive into the idea that what has been co-opted by fast food and freezer companies — in this case, chicken nuggets — can actually be taken back by parents and home cooks. Stacie and Meghan debate the merits of keeping frozen nuggets on hand and walk us through different ways to cook chicken nuggets at home from scratch while minimizing cost and dishes while maximizing flavor. Plus we revisit a season one interview with Melissa D’Arabian to learn how what is billed as “kids food” can also be used as a tool for equilibrium at the family table.

Find our favorite recipes and more in this episodes SHOW NOTES

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Feb 11, 2019
Easy Classroom Treats, Because Valentine's Day
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Classroom celebrations have nothing on us: We share ALL the ideas for how to make the easiest classroom treats for any holiday celebration. From clever kitchen shortcuts to store-bought hacks, we'll help you score points with the kids (and their classmates!) and still keep your sanity. Or with Valentine's Day coming up, still have time for some kid-free hanky panky — or you know, alone time on the toilet (which is not to be underrated).

Find our favorite recipes, products, and more in this episode show notes.

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Feb 04, 2019
How to Make NACHOS a Legit Family Dinner
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This week is all about nachos — but not for the reason you might expect. Because would we ever dedicate a whole episode to game day food just because of the World Series? (We kid. We know it’s a super white Maroon 5 concert.) No, we’re talking nachos because they are one of the most underrated family meals around. We’ll tell you why, fill you in on all the gloriously easy ways you can use nachos to make a fast meal packed with good stuff your kids will actually eat & give tips on how to build them perfectly. Because soggy, structurally unsound nachos suck for everyone.

Our favorite recipes and more can be found in the show notes on Didn't I Just Feed You.com

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Jan 28, 2019
Which "Healthy" Foods Live Up to the Label.
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Ever heard of the “health halo”? This week, we break down the idea that a food is healthy just because a single claim of healthfulness can be made about it. Are those cookies healthy because they’re made with organic sweet potato? Maybe — but maybe not. It depends on a lot more than the sweet potato. Dietician Katie Morford of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook helps us think through issues like how to quickly read food packages, determine if pricey supplements are worth it, and figure out if hiding veggies and other nutrient-dense foods are valuable as we try to figure out which foods live up to the labels they’re given. Not to determine if they’re “good” or “bad,” but to figure out their rightful place in our families’ diets — and in our grocery budgets too!

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Jan 21, 2019
How to Save Money on Groceries with The Budget Mom
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Over the last few months, both Stacie and Meghan have taken a long, hard look at their families’ finances and were shocked to discover how much they were spending on groceries. As it turns out, they’re not alone. When Meghan reached out to Kumiko, aka The Budget Mom, she found out that food is the biggest expenditure for most families. In fact, before Kumiko became an accredited financial counselor, she paid off $50,000 in debt in less than a year and one of the biggest budget cuts that saved her was in the food category. Whether or not you thought you were looking to save money on groceries this year, this episode is for you — because who doesn’t want to save money?! Sure, we go deep with hardcore tips for people who are ready to get serious about their budgets. But we also talk about practical ways that anyone can save money by being more mindful and less wasteful: a worthwhile practice in more ways than one.

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Jan 14, 2019
The Busy Parents' Guide to Instant Pot Cooking
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Welcome to season 2, dedicated to solving kitchen problems & building practical cooking skills to help feed your family more easily, quickly & affordable. When thinking about how to save time, energy & money in the kitchen, there was no question of how to kick things off:  with the Instant Pot! And if doing a primer on the IP for busy parents, there was no question of who to talk to Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo. Here's everything you need to know about an electric pressure cooker & how to use it most effectively to feed a family.

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Jan 07, 2019
Welcome to Season Two of Didn't I Just Feed You
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Welcome to season two of Didn’t I Just Feed You.

Didn’t I Just Feed You is a weekly podcast (and community!) where we share expert insights, practical tips, and tools, plus easy straightforward recipes that make regular family meals a reality.

As culinary professionals who know what a struggle it can be to feed hungry kids 3 meals a day, plus snacks, without losing our minds. Each week we bring our own best advice, plus we have thoughtful interviews with real parents who share their experiences feeding families and helping families thrive in the kitchen.

Since launching DIJFY, we’ve had the pleasure of chatting with a range of amazing experts who’ve weighed in with common sense, non-judgemental advice that we hope has helped support parents in the kitchen and keep them feeling more calm and sane about feeding their kids — because we promise: the kids will be alright!

We’re really excited to bring you more great interviews in 2019 — though we’re changing things, just a little bit, to make sure that you walk away from every episode with info in your back pocket that will make cooking easier, cheaper, and more delicious.

We’ll dive deep into one-pot dinners, the best shortcuts you need to know, our favorite pantry staples, vegetable recipes that kids actually want to eat, and even get real about chicken nuggets and mac and cheese. Like: Let’s get in the kitchen and make this stuff already, because the kids will eat it and you know you like it, too, at least when it’s done right. And we’ll tell you how.

And maybe some cocktail recipes too (laughs) because after all, this podcast was born over whiskey drinks.

Our new season starts January 7th, so be sure to subscribe, get caught up on season 1, and follow us at Didn’t I Just Feed on Instagram and Facebook.

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Jan 07, 2019
Best of 2018: Our Favorite Moments from Season One
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Just like the first semester at a new school, Stacie and Meghan (that's us!) nervously launched Didn't I Just Feed You in Aug 2018 and wrapped season one in Dec 2018, right before winter break. From our first conversation about school lunches to our last on mastering the holidays, we not only survived our freshman season, we learned tons from interviews that still make us giddy. In this "Best Of" show, we both share our top three eps and the take-away from each that changed our cooking, approach to feeding, or kitchen mindset for the better. Or at least made us laugh the hardest.

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Dec 31, 2018
Easy Homemade Food Gifts + More Ways to Holiday Like a Boss
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There’s no escaping the holiday onslaught now! So this week, we do our part to keep it all from feeling overwhelming by helping you take charge of how you want the next month to look.

We pull out our kitchen expertise to share tons of suggestions for easy homemade food gifts that will save you time and money, and also our fastest, simplest family meals that you can whip up when you’re super exhausted thanks to all of the extra stuff you have to take care of this month. Basically: We share ideas and shortcuts that will help you take care of yourself so that you can holiday like a boss.

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Dec 07, 2018
The Best Cookbooks of 2018 for Family Cooks (with Brian Steward of Salt + Spine)
43:06

This week, to help us sort through the best cookbooks of the year, we invited Brian Stewart of Salt and Spine, a podcast that explores the art and craft of cookbooks. Tune in for his picks in unconventional categories thought up just for us: the home cooks who have to feed families night after night. After night.

Show notes for this episode can be found at Didn't I Just Feed You.com

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Nov 28, 2018
2018 Gift Guide with Parents Magazine - Fun Food Gifts for Kids
47:46

We love shopping, but just like every other busy parent, we get overwhelmed as soon as the holidays hit. So this year, we asked our friends at Parents magazine for holiday gift inspiration.

This week, Parents Senior Editor Karen Cicero shares fun food gift ideas for kids, and even some holiday shopping tips to help save money, keep kids from obsessing over immediate gratification, and even keep us from indulging in gifts that may not satisfy over the long haul.

Show notes for this episode can be found at Didn't I Just Feed You.com

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Nov 21, 2018
Aggressively Helpful Cooking Tips for Holiday Cooking
42:58

Food writers, editors, and recipes developers love good food and want to spread food joy. Truly, we do! But we also have jobs that rely on selling magazines and getting enough clicks to sell ads on the sites that hire us. So sometimes we can get a bit, well, aggressively helpful, as Meghan puts it.

In this episode, Stacie and Meghan get honest about the holiday cooking tips, kitchen strategies, and eating mindsets that we find actually helpful to get us through the holidays not just feeling sane, but feeling happy and focused on what matters most: spending time with our families.

Show notes for this episode can be found at Didn't I Just Feed You.com

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Nov 14, 2018
The Real Reasons We Cook With Our Kids
48:47
We get it — cooking with our kids is not the joyous, breezy bonding that Instagram promised us, but we’re doing it anyway. Joined by guest and Raddish Kids founder Samantha Barnes, Stacie and Meghan dive into the practical aspects of engaging our kids in the kitchen and exactly why we all need to do a bit more of it.

Show notes for this episode can be found at Didn't I Just Feed You.com

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Nov 07, 2018
Getting Messy in the Kitchen with Kids
45:31

We preach the importance of cooking with our kids but how can we get messy in the kitchen without losing our minds? This week we have craft expert Jodi Levine — author of one of our favorite websites Super Make It —on to talk about how we can have pure fun in the kitchen with our kids without worrying that they will ruin dinner or our batches of holiday cookies. Jodi dishes on her favorite super market ingredients for quick, engaging crafts with our kiddos, plus how she deals with the inevitable messes of cooking up crafts with our kids.

A special thank you to this week's sponsor Raddish Kids! This holiday season, give the gift of bringing a family together in the kitchen to experience the fun of taking risks, getting creative, and maybe even making a few mistakes before enjoying a delicious, well-earned meal together. To learn more about how Raddish subscriptions work, what’s included, and pricing options, go to RaddishKids.com

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Nov 01, 2018
How to Make Crave-Worthy Treats with Natural Sugars
34:45
In the last of our three-part series on the sweet stuff, we call on baking expert, television host, and cookbook author Shauna Sever to find out if natural and alternative sweeteners are better for our bodies. And most importantly, to learn more about how to use them effectively to keep sweets in our life smartly.

Show notes for this episode can be found at Didn't I Just Feed You.com

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Oct 24, 2018
Who's Messing With Our Kids More: Sugar? Or Parents?
55:04

Not sure how to manage sugar in your house? Press play now. Because if there’s one episode from which you’ll walk away with a blueprint to take action, this is the one.

In our second of three episodes exploring sugar, renowned child nutrition expert Jill Castle brings her magic as a long-time expert and mom of four. Every bit of what Jill says is shared mom-to-mom, yet still manages to be a concrete expert tip shared without judgement. Even when Stacie decides she hasn’t been handling dessert well — for years. But it’s cool, because Jill walks her through what to do. And shares plenty of tips so that you’ll walk away with a plan of what to do too.

Show notes for this episode can be found at Didn't I Just Feed You.com

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Oct 18, 2018
The Beast Hiding In Your Pantry
41:25

There’s something terrible lurking in our pantries. And you bought it knowingly. Even worse? It’s hiding in other foods you bought, too, some of which you may be aware of, but many of which you aren’t. Creepy, right? Even creepier is that some people consider it poison. Even worse, our kids — our precious BABIES — are addicted to it. It’s SUGAR!

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Oct 10, 2018
The United States of Food Issues?
27:03

Interviewing is an art we’re still mastering, so perhaps it’s no surprise that our very first curveball comes courtesy of Food Network star Aarti Sequeira, who you may not know is also a trained journalist.

We interviewed Aarti for our series on picky eating, but she managed to expand the conversation in such a compelling way that we turned it into a stand-alone episode. There was talk of picky eaters, but Aarti tapped into much something larger — so we had to also. Welcome to something different this week.

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Oct 03, 2018
When It Comes to Picky Eating — The More You Stress, the Worse It Gets (with Amy Palanjian of Comfort Food Podcast)
01:04:41

In the last episode in our three-part series on picky eaters, we explored the topic from perspectives on two ends of the age spectrum: Amy Palanjian of Yummy Toddler Food spoke to us as about picky young ones while Debbie Koenig chimed in about older picky eaters.

Does it get better? Does how we intervene when they are young improve our picky eaters as they grow up? We may never really know, but talking to each other helps. And maybe that’s what matters most: Helping each other so that we can all relax and let go a little.

Show notes for this episode can be found at Didn't I Just Feed You.com 

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Sep 26, 2018
Looking for Picky Eater Help? You Won’t Find It in a Recipe.
01:04:30

In part two of the three-part series on picky eating, Stacie and Meghan chat with TV host and cookbook author Melissa d’Arabian. The mom of four is best known for her budget-friendly family meals, but also spent a great deal of time digging into the root causes of picky eating and trying to shift her daughters’ picky habits for the Food Network video series, The Picky Eaters Project.

With practical tips, a shocking (and totally hilarious) you-can-do-it-tonight takeaway, and non-judgy attitude, Melissa shares what she learned from the experience, including reflections on how successful it was now that her kids are older.

A huge thank you Mom’s Best for sponsoring this week's episode and for offering our readers a seriously awesome giveaway. Visit Didntijustfeedyou.com to learn how to enter. 

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Sep 19, 2018
Is Picky Eating Real?
50:12

This week, Stacie and Meghan kick off their three-part series on picky eaters. Stacie shares her point of view as a child development expert who’s researched and worked extensively with picky eaters, though she won’t exactly call herself an expert…

See, it's kind of complicated. Because in the end, only you hold the answers to unlocking your picky eater's potential — or at least not making things worse by battling with them. Listen for how Stacie and Meghan think you can deal with pickiness in your home, and stay sane doing it. 

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Sep 12, 2018
Is Picky Eating Real?

This week, Stacie and Meghan kick off their three-part series on picky eaters. Stacie shares her point of view as a child development expert who’s researched and worked extensively with picky eaters, though she won’t exactly call herself an expert…

See, it's kind of complicated. Because in the end, only you hold the answers to unlocking your picky eater's potential — or at least not making things worse by battling with them. Listen for how Stacie and Meghan think you can deal with pickiness in your home, and stay sane doing it. 

Sep 12, 2018
Chop, Chop, Om — Real Life Meal Prep Tips as Self Care
36:32

Mention meal prepping and visions of spending our entire Sunday in the kitchen dance in our heads. But is this really what it takes?

We chatted with the queen of meal prep, Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean, to find out. Because we had a feeling there might be a different way. As it turns out, there are several different ways. And if you find the one that's right for you, you might even start to think about meal prepping as a form of self care.

Go figure.

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Sep 05, 2018
Meal Planning Isn't Magic (But You Should Do It Anyway)
43:07

Admit it: Six o'clock on a weeknight is the worst time to be the family cook. The kids are cranky, everyone is hungry, and who knows what your picky 3-year old is going to actually eat tonight. Staring into the fridge wondering what the hell you're going to pull out is one way to get the job of feeding your family done, but what if there was a better way? In the first part of our two part meal planning mini series, Meghan walks us through the magic of meal planning and Stacie asks the tough practical questions about whether meal planning is right for every family and what we can do instead to take the stress out of Wednesday night dinners, because Wednesday are the worst!

Join us as we dive into meal planning for real, family life.

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Aug 29, 2018
The Inconvenient Truth about Dining Out With Kids
57:59

Here's an idea: Let's take feeding kids public! We’ll bring them to a restaurant full of other adults who aren't compelled to think that our kids are cute. We’ll pay to make the experience happen. And let’s throw waiters who are loathe to deal with our small people in the mix, too, so we can pay them extra for having to serve us. Sounds fun, right?

This, friends, is dining out with children. Let us speak of why we partake of this ritual. Because, yes, we believe it's worth it. (But, yes, it's possible we're just crazy.)

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Aug 23, 2018
GOOP and the Most Superb Love-Hate We've Ever Known
27:40

Welcome to the show notes for our very first mini episode. Every once and a while, when we just can't resist talking about something in the news or happening in the culture, we'll quickly hop on our mics for a quick chat. 

Mini episodes will be topical and a hot 30 minutes (or so). Just enough time to vent, process, and download with each other — and YOU. Because that's what Didn't I Just Feed You?! is all about: parents having conversation, healthy (respectful!) debate, and supporting each other. 

So, listen up and chime in (here, on Instagram, or on Facebook). We KNOW you have something to say about this week's topic: Gwyneth Paltrow and her $250 million Goop empire.

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Aug 19, 2018
Three Experts Walk into a Lunchroom... and we end up with one piece of advice.
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In the last episode of this three part series on school lunches, Stacie and Meghan explore the lunch box from three wildly different lenses. We ask an elementary school teacher to dish on what really happens in the lunchroom. Laura Fuentes of MOMables talks us through the perspective shift you'll need when your kiddos is diagnosed with a food allergy — and has great advice for what other parents in the classroom can do to support those allergic kids. Finally we talk with chef and artist Jenny Dorsey about her "Privilege" project and what it is like to grow up eating authentic Chinese cuisine in a cafeteria full of corn dogs and frozen pizza. 

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Aug 15, 2018
School Lunch with Catherine McCord of Weelicious
45:55

It’s easy to think about packing school lunch as just another task to check off your list. You look for tips on how to do it more efficiently. You seek out ways to urge, or maybe even incentivize, your kids to get with the program (and eat their damn lunch). And do this on repeat 180 times during the school year. It’s not much fun, but as long as you get through, it’s good enough.

This week, Stacie and Meghan speak to Catherine McCord of Weelicious who inspires them to think about school lunch as so much more. Not more work, but more freedom for parents and more opportunity for kids. Her tips are more than practical — they actually inspire you to shift your perspective.

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Aug 08, 2018
180 Days of School Lunch
42:09

Every year, back-to-school season has families buzzing with excitement. New sneakers, new outfits, fun school supplies — even as a busy parent, it’s hard not to get wrapped up. That is, until you remember that back-to-school also means packing school lunches. 180 times. For each child.

 

Finding school lunch inspiration after, oh, the first week, can be a challenge, so we’ve pulled out the big guns. Check out our first episode in a three-part series on surviving a year of packing school lunches. This week, Meghan and Stacie share their foolproof tips and tricks for keeping it healthy, fun, and most of all, easy. Which, yes, includes getting the kids involved too. Here’s how.

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Aug 01, 2018
Introducing Didn't I Just Feed You?!
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Didn’t I Just Feed You is a weekly podcast about feeding our families hosted by Stacie Billis and Meghans Splawn. First full length episode coming 8/8/2018!

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Jul 29, 2018