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It’s time to take the stress out of weekday meals. Kris Dovbniak is a trained chef, culinary nutritionist and a mama of two here to guide you in making healthy eating easy and accessible by simplifying your meal plan, demystifying meal prep, taking the stress out of weeknight dinners and helping you learn to cook your family delicious, nutrient-dense meals along the way- without spending hours in the kitchen or thousands of dollars a month at whole foods. The Healthy Mama Kitchen podcast sha ...
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I know when it comes to meal prep, sometimes the hardest part is just coming up with IDEAS. For many moms I talk to, actually taking the time to make and enjoy meals that are nutrient dense and delicious to fuel your busy day is one of your biggest struggles. So if you’re working on getting into a meal prep routine this spring, keep listening for t…
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Spring is here, and if you’re working on getting into- or back into- a meal prep routine, listen up! My best-selling healthy mama meal prep course has helped hundreds of women over the past seven years learn to meal prep in a way that’s do-able, fits with your life and doesn’t take your entire weekend. And now through April 22, the Healthy Mama Mea…
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There are three times a year I have moms come to me more than any other time looking for advice on how to start (or re-start) a meal prep routine- back to school, the new year- and now- the start of spring. Today I want to share with you a different conversation on meal prep- we're talking about what it looks like to revolve and evolve your meal pr…
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Welcome to a new monthly series where I share with you 10 weeknight meals my family is loving as of late (or are ongoing family favorites) that you can add to your meal plan, this month! -- Join the Healthy Mama Cooking Club for access to 200+ family-friendly recipes, weekly done-for-you meal plans, bonus podcasts and and more starting at just $3/m…
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Why is it that salads you get at a restaurant often feel so much more satisfying than the ones you make at home? I want to change that! We’re ditching the iceberg lettuce, sad tomatoes and dry shredded carrots- let’s make some satisfying salads this spring and summer, substantial enough for a whole meal for the whole family. -- Click here to grab a…
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If you’re feeling like everything that made sense about feeding your kids is all of a sudden different as they get older and their food preferences change, they can voice their opinion on food more and feeding them is both more free and frustrating that ever before… let’s chat. In today’s episode, I’m here as a mom- not a food expert- and we’re tal…
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Homemade french fries, roasted veggies, crispy tofu, crunchy salmon bites… the air fryer has taken the home cooking world by storm- but maybe you've been wondering... should I get one? Is it worth it, will I use it- and what for- or maybe you have one that's been collecting dust aside from the occasional frozen fries- in today's episode, I'm sharin…
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Good tools make working in the kitchen easier and faster- but I don't think you need dozens of pots and pans or cupboards brimming with gadgets to get there! If I were to start over in a brand new kitchen, this is all I would need and all I recommend for tools for easier, more efficient cooking. -- Join the Healthy Mama Cooking Club for access to 2…
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Welcome to a new monthly series where I share with you 10 weeknight meals my family is loving as of late- that you can add to your meal plan, this month! -- Join the Healthy Mama Cooking Club for access to 200+ family-friendly recipes, weekly done-for-you meal plans, bonus podcasts and and more starting at just $3/month. . Follow me over on Instagr…
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Is your kitchen set-up costing you time when you're cooking? It might not be something you've considered before, but the way your kitchen is organized can make a huge difference in how easily you move around your kitchen when cooking. An organized kitchen is a more efficient kitchen- so tune in for best tips and organization hacks for easier cookin…
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I think most of us can agree we want to raise good eaters- and hopefully, kids who want to get in the kitchen and cook, too. Today’s guest is all about bringing kids in the kitchen, exploring global cuisines and introducing kids to new flavors and cultures. Rowena Scherer grew up in Malaysia and her fondest memories are from when she cooked in the …
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Have you’ve ever wished there was a guide to just throwing together simple ingredients and somehow it magically turning into a delicious (and balanced) meal?! If so... tune in to this week's episode! Bowls are my absolute favorite way to pack flavor and nutrition into a deliciously satisfying meal, customizable and simple enough for the busiest wee…
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It’s that time of the year- February can be dark, dreary and cold- at least in the northern hemisphere, and many of us are craving the brightness of spring- especially when it comes to flavors. But even if we’re not quite there yet with spring produce or the actual weather, I want to share with you how we can bring some much-needed brightness to ou…
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We've all been there- you're bored, your family is bored, you've been making the same meals over and over again and your family is sick of them (or you just don't know what to cook!). Listen in for my favorite ways to get out of a recipe rut. . Join the Healthy Mama Cooking Club for access to 200+ family-friendly recipes, weekly done-for-you meal p…
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Simple, nourishing recipes with BIG flavor are the name of the game for Kat Ashmore from Kat Can Cook. A classically trained chef who has worked with the likes of Matha Stewart (yes, that Martha), Kat is a wealth of culinary wisdom, but as a busy mom who is no stranger to shortcuts, she creates recipes that are nourishing, simple and full of flavor…
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It’s cold outside, which means it’s soup season… I LOVE a good soup. But a bad soup is… well, bad soup! Today I want to share with you secrets to making a GREAT soup- no more watery, bland soup in your house! Click here to get a clickable list of my favorite soup recipes Connect with Kris: Healthy Mama Kris Recipes The Healthy Mama Cooking Club (tr…
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Asian cuisines like Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and others have rich culinary traditions with incredible depth of flavor that takes someone dedicated to learning the beautiful complexity of Asian ingredients to truly create incredible Asian meals- which is why I am so thrilled to welcome this week's guest, Sophia Nguyen Eng on the podcas…
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So many of you want to get into a meal prep routine this new year and for good reason- meal prep is a game changer for making meals easier, all week long. But one of the biggest mistakes I see people make when they jump into meal prep is going in too hard, too soon and prepping so much they overwhelm themselves and don’t want to prep again- or prep…
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The new year is HERE! And if you’re like me, and you like to work on healthy habits over the new year (rather than grand resolutions that fall off in the second week), AND meal prep is one of those habits, this is the episode for you. I’m going to give you step by step how I recommend you start a meal prep habit in the new year (or any time, really…
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It's the end of the year and we definitely ended with a (delicious) bang! Here's what we ate (and what we spent on groceries) in the month of December 2023. Mentioned in this episode: Get 15% off through 12/31 on a yearly membership to the Healthy Mama Cooking Club FREE Meal Planning Guide New Year Meal Planning Episode (Spotify) New Year Meal Plan…
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The new year is upon us, and it's about the time we start making goals to eat healthier in the new year. If you've been around here long enough you know I'm not a fan of quick fixes or extreme diets- but I AM a huge advocate of small changes to eat more real, whole foods to nourish you and your family well. In today's episode, I'm sharing some of m…
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Fall out of your meal planning routine these last few busy months? Let me help you get back into it- with 5 steps guaranteed to simplify your meal planning this new year. Get 15% off plus special bonuses when you join the Healthy Mama Cooking Club with a yearly membership now through December 31! . Links Mentioned: FREE Meal Planning Guide How I si…
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Winter is almost here, and with the change in the seasons often comes a change in how and what we cook. I love to do a pantry refresh around winter time and stock up on ingredients I use throughout the season. Here's what I stock in my winter pantry- plus favorite winter recipes and must-have winter kitchen tools. Get 15% off plus special bonuses w…
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It's holiday baking time, and as many of you know- baking is not my forte. I can make a mean Christmas cookie or banana chocolate chip muffins, and I love making pizza dough- but the science around baking (and the accuracy and patience required) is not where I shine. But it IS where today's guest, Lex Daddio of Daddio's kitchen does! Lex Daddio cre…
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We had a delicious kickoff to the holiday season this year with travel, guests and a Thanksgiving meal for the books (you'll never guess who got some leftovers!). Listen in for what we ate (and what we spent) in the the month of November. Get 15% off plus special bonuses when you join the Healthy Mama Cooking Club with a yearly membership now throu…
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The holidays are here, and I know for many of us the holidays bring a whole lot of activity- from school events to visiting family and friends– travel near and far, and all the fun and special holiday activities. It is fun and special- but it can also make meal planning more difficult and the mealtime juggle more stressful. So in today’s episode, I…
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It's our third annual bonus podcast gift guide featuring my husband Nick, where we stay up too late, sip whiskey and share our unique and favorite gift ideas- this is part 2, where we share our favorites for the foodie and the outdoor lover. Click here for the full 2023 Holiday Gift Guide Post Click here for the full Amazon List Join the Healthy Ma…
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It's that time of the year again... it's our third annual bonus podcast gift guide featuring my husband Nick, where we stay up too late, sip whiskey and share our unique and favorite gift ideas for her, for him and the kiddos (stay tuned for Part 2 where we share gifts for the foodie and the outdoors lover!). Click here for the full 2023 Holiday Gi…
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The holidays are here, and whether you’re a first time host, a seasoned host or a guest, it’s always nice to have some easy holiday apps up your sleeve. So in today’s episode I want to share ten of my favorite easy apps- with 5(ish) ingredients or less. Join the Healthy Mama Cooking Club starting at just $3 a month for all 10 of the recipes as well…
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One tip I consistently share in all my cooking classes- the number one thing that will make you a more efficient cook is mise en place. Not sure what mise en place is or how exactly to go about it? Tune in to today's episode where I break this essential cooking habit down. Links Mentioned: Beef and Farro Soup . Thanks to this week's sponsors: Get f…
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You asked for it-- we’re talking about my favorite dinner shortcut- rotisserie chicken, and alllll the ways you can use a rotisserie chicken for easy dinners. Rotisserie chicken is probably the most versatile shortcut you can use– it’s why I love it so much! We grab a rotisserie chicken from Whole Foods probably 2 times a month. It’s inexpensive an…
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October was certainly a delicious one in our house- with lots of new fall recipes paired with family favorites, celebrations with friends and more. Tune in for what we ate, spending $650 on groceries for the month. Try out the Healthy Mama Cooking Club for 1 week free! Links Mentioned: Healthy Mama on a Budget Course White Chicken Chili Green Chile…
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We love the slow cooker in the fall and winter, but I know the same old stuff can get boring. Luckily, there are so many ways you can use your slow cooker to make meals easier this fall and winter. So in today’s episode, I’m going to give you over 25 ideas for meals- and some snacks to boot, you can make in the slow cooker this cool weather season.…
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It’s that time again– fall gets busy with school functions and sports games, sometimes we just need to get dinner on the table- and fast. In today’s episode, I’m sharing my favorite shortcut dinner options to keep on hand or grab quickly at the grocery store, for nights you just can’t even… but you don’t want to grab takeout. Thank's to this week's…
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One of the most common questions I get on meal planning is how to make choosing meals for your plan easier. The other thing I get asked often is how to cook without a recipe. Now I can’t tell you exactly what meals to choose for your family-but I can help you to simplify the process of choosing meals for your meal plan and help you to figure out wh…
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If you are looking to spend less time in the kitchen and still feed your family delicious, nourishing meals, I am here to help. Let’s talk do-able strategies for reducing your time in the kitchen with day to day meals. Try out the first week of the Healthy Mama Cooking Club for free (starts at just $3/month!) Thank's to this week's sponsor! Get 50%…
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I spent nearly three weeks away traveling in Germany and (mostly) Austria, in the month of September so I thought I'd record a special edition 'What We Ate' episode with what we ate in the weeks leading up to my trip, and the foods I enjoyed while traveling. Then, I had my husband on to share a (slightly silly) recap of how he managed meals for him…
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The kids are back in school- maybe some of them for over a month, now- and with a shift in routines also often means a shift in our budget, with extra activities, school pictures (WHY are they so expensive?!), and of course- school lunch packing, weeknight dinners and alllll the snacks. Add onto that the cost of groceries these days, and it can fee…
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This past spring, we brought back the Healthy Mama Grocery Guide Series, and after MANY requests, I’m sharing my healthy mama favorites at COSTCO! I’ll be sharing my favorite costco items, what I think is worth it- and what I don’t. Click here to download the printable Healthy Mama Costco Grocery Guide . Join the Healthy Mama Cooking Club starting …
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If you or someone close to you is about to have a baby or anticipating a big life change, one of my favorite ways to prepare ahead in the meals department is to stock the freezer with staple recipes that will carry you (or them) throughout the busy period. It not only saves time but it also saves a ton of money on takeout or meal delivery kits. So …
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If you’ve been trying to get into a meal prep routine but it’s not working for you- you either spend WAY too much time in the kitchen, you’re through the food by Tuesday or it’s going bad in your fridge at the end of the week... It might be the WAY you’re meal prepping. So in this week's episode, we're talking all about the three styles of meal pre…
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So you wanna meal prep… where do you START? Last week I shared my one hour meal prep process. This week, I’m sharing the five essentials I prep every week- and I think you should too, especially if you’re just starting out. Learn more in the Healthy Mama Meal Prep Master Course or the NEW 1-hour Meal Prep Mini Course (use code PODCAST for 10% off!)…
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We're finally back home after a summer of travel, and I'm back with another installment of What we Ate & What We Spent for August 2023. We (intentionally) went over our usual grocery budget, this month with a re-stock month after a summer away. Listen in to hear how much we actually spent, and what we enjoyed eating, this month. The Back to School …
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With back to school in full swing, many of us are trying to get our routines in check. In this episode, I'm sharing exactly how I meal prep in just ONE hour a week (yes, ONE hour!). Learn the 1-hour Meal Prep Method Jump into the Healthy Mama Meal Prep Master Course Connect with Kris: Healthy Mama Kris Recipes Healthy Mama Kris on Insta FREE Meal P…
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I will be the first to admit, breakfast is not naturally my forte as a mom. But, even so, we’ve created a breakfast routine that works for our family to give my kids a nourishing before-school breakfast every morning, without stress. So in today’s episode, I want to share with you how to create a less-stressed breakfast routine and some of our FAVO…
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Back to school means new routines, because if you’re anything like us, summer is a lot more casual than the school year. But I know all the change at once can feel overwhelming, so in today’s episodes, I want to share 3 specific ways you can start shifting your meal routines this back to school for more ease. Free Kids School Lunch Guide Previous E…
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This episode is a replay of an episode that aired in 2022- our easy school lunch system. Download the free Kids School Lunch Guide Our Kids Lunch Amazon Shop Join the Healthy Mama Cooking Club starting at $3 a month for weekly meal inspiration, member exclusive recipes, bonus cooking videos and quick kitchen tips, monthly bonus podcast episodes and…
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We are BACK with a brand new season of the Healthy Mama Kitchen Podcast. We’ve had a lot of new listeners to the podcast in season 5- so I thought I’d take the first episode of this new season to briefly re-introduce myself, share what’s in store for the Healthy Mama Kitchen Podcast in season six and share some of the meals we’ve been loving as a f…
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Welcome to what I’m calling Summer Snacks: bite size episodes to give you meal inspiration throughout summer, without taking too much time away from the beach or pool. Today we're talking what to do with that abundance of late-summer produce- from tomatoes to corn, peaches to cucumbers. Recipes mentioned (click for links): BLT Pasta Salad Caprese C…
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Welcome to what I’m calling Summer Snacks: bite size episodes to give you meal inspiration throughout summer, without taking too much time away from the beach or pool. Today we’re talking our favorite camping meals- because I might like camp cooking just as much as I love sleeping under the stars! Click here for my full list of favorite camping mea…
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