76 episodes

The podcast about the joys (and meltdowns!) of feeding our families and ourselves. Every week we examine how diet culture, body image issues and our own hectic lives get in the way of putting a dinner on the table that we can all feel good about. And we offer practical, road-tested tips to help you make peace with your own eating (or your kid's picky eating!) and find more joy in your family's food life. Hosted by best friends and writers Amy Palanjian (creator of the popular blog Yummy Toddler Food) and Virginia Sole-Smith (author of The Eating Instinct).

Comfort Food Amy Palanjian & Virginia Sole-Smith

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    • 4.9, 143 Ratings

The podcast about the joys (and meltdowns!) of feeding our families and ourselves. Every week we examine how diet culture, body image issues and our own hectic lives get in the way of putting a dinner on the table that we can all feel good about. And we offer practical, road-tested tips to help you make peace with your own eating (or your kid's picky eating!) and find more joy in your family's food life. Hosted by best friends and writers Amy Palanjian (creator of the popular blog Yummy Toddler Food) and Virginia Sole-Smith (author of The Eating Instinct).

    76. On Loving The Body You Have (Rebroadcast)

    76. On Loving The Body You Have (Rebroadcast)

    We're on pandemic hiatus, but rebroadcasting some of our favorite episodes — that seem super useful right now! 

    We know that motherhood (and just life) can dramatically change how you feel about your body, whether you’re newly postpartum or several years in. Today we’re talking through some strategies to help you feel more body-positive and comfortable in your skin — no weight loss required (or even encouraged!).

    Find us @v_solesmith & @yummytoddlerfood on social or email comfortfoodpodcast@g

    • 51 min
    75. Dinner Is In Your Pantry, with Nicki Sizemore of From Scratch Fast (Rebroadcast)

    75. Dinner Is In Your Pantry, with Nicki Sizemore of From Scratch Fast (Rebroadcast)

    We're on pandemic hiatus, but rebroadcasting some of our favorite episodes — that seem super useful right now! 

    Dinner. It has to happen every night, no matter whether you meal planned, or are now staring down some hard 5pm truths about the state of your fridge. We asked Nicki Sizemore, of From Scratch Fast, to share some family-tested ideas for easy dinners that you can make more or less out of thin air. 

    Send Qs to comfortfoodpodcast@gmail.com, and get our show notes at comfortfooodpocast.com.

    • 45 min
    74. The Mental Load of Staying Home (Rebroadcast)

    74. The Mental Load of Staying Home (Rebroadcast)

    Why do most men do so little at home — and especially in the kitchen? Why are women (still!) doing so much? Darcy Lockman, author of All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers and the Myth of Equal Partnership is on the podcast this week to talk about why mental load tasks like grocery list making and meal planning and prepping are still especially gendered — and what we can do, to find a better balance.

    Find us @v_solesmith and @yummytoddlerfood on social media or email comfortfoodpodcast@gmail.com.

    • 45 min
    73. When the Kids Just Don't Eat (Rebroadcast)

    73. When the Kids Just Don't Eat (Rebroadcast)

    We're on pandemic hiatus, but rebroadcasting some of our favorite episodes — that seem super useful right now! 

    There are lots of meals (especially dinner!) that kids just don't eat. And this can be frustrating and even alarming for parents—but most often, it's completely normal. We're chatting with Jennifer Berry, OT, a feeding therapist and owner of Thrive By Spectrum Pediatrics, about what can help and what might be making the situation worse. 

    Visit comfortfoodpodcast.com for our show notes

    • 37 min
    72. Surviving. No Pressure To Be Thriving.

    72. Surviving. No Pressure To Be Thriving.

    This week, we've got another report on how we're working, parenting and feeding our families and ourselves while in the isolation trenches. We're talking about ideas for making the same old kid meals a little more fun right now, Virginia's new Meal Prep for Lazy People strategy and the rising problem of food insecurity and what we can all do to help. 

    Visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the links discussed in this episode. 

    • 42 min
    71. Grocery Tips and Easy Meals for Isolation Life

    71. Grocery Tips and Easy Meals for Isolation Life

    We're talking through the logistics of stretching between grocery store trips, cooking from your pantry, and figuring out how to feel good about what you're eating when family meals look a lot different than usual. Plus Virginia's biggest pantry dinner successes and fails. 

    Send questions and comments to comfortfoodpodcast@gmail.com or find us on social: @v_solesmith and @yummytoddlerfood. And visit our show notes at comfortfoodpodcast.com for all the links discussed in this episode. 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

Kimy222 ,

They trashed Chick Pea pasta! LOVE THEM

You read that right!!
They thoughtfully trashed Chick Pea pasta .. gotta love this plain-spoken chat about food, intuitive eating and feeding families . Bravo!

stirandscribble ,

Oh look, another white, hetro-normative female guest!

I was so excited when this podcast started but it feels like the host have tunnel vision when it comes to topics and guests. While their intentions are good, the continued coverage of body image and diet culture comes across as just another thing for moms (not dads or just parents) to worry about. Possibly worse? The guests seem to only be affluent, white women, in hetero-normative parenting roles from their hosts own social circles.

Entertaining and inspiring! ,

Reassuring and entertaining

I love this podcast! Virginia and Amy are awesome—so smart, thoughtful, and real. I’ve learned a lot and really enjoy these honest and helpful conversations.

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