Food Preppin’

Food Preppin’

Keep good food in the house and you will eat good food. Taking the time out to do veggie prep every few days or so really helps to stay on track. My favorite way to store prepped food is by using Snapware. – The airtight seal keeps the food fresh longer – Containers stack neatly ..

You Never Knew You Needed This

You Never Knew You Needed This

By the end of this post- you will have all the information you will ever need on the subject of insulated food jars. This useful lunch packing accessory is no longer something that only grannies use.   On my search to discover and acquire insulated food jars for myself and the family…

Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween Idea I made this for my preschooler’s Halloween party. The kids loved it! Tweet

Slow Carb Breakfast

Slow Carb Breakfast

The Slow Carb diet helped my weight loss after the baby. I learned about it from The Four Hour Body. For more information and to shop the NYT Bestseller book, click here: I highly recommend Tim Ferriss’ blog for reading about lifestyle design, living colorfully and general cool stuff…

Roasted Chestnuts

Roasted Chestnuts

Chestnuts are so versatile- use them in soups, sauces and salads. I love them simply roasted to snack on. One 3 oz serving of this delicious nut will give you 20% of daily recommended dietary fiber and 35% of daily recommended folate (important for expectant moms). It’s also a great source…

Eggplant Stirfry With Ground Pork

Eggplant Stirfry With Ground Pork

Chinese eggplant (long and skinny) is the best option to use in this dish. Available at most Asian grocers, it has a sweeter flavor and mild texture compared to regular eggplants (fat and round). If you are using regular eggplant, I recommend a “sweating” step before cooking that will help…

Brunch By Hubby

Brunch By Hubby

Ladies, we can often be hard on our significant others. Especially after years of being together. Everyday minutiae can start to magnify. The romance and big hearted thinking of the early days are dulled. This is especially true if you have young children (mamas, can you relate!). If your man…

Best Bento Plate

Best Bento Plate

I’ve heard of Re-Play’s tableware but have put off buying them for no good reason (just another Mom procrastinating). Currently, the fam and I are on an extended trip, staying in beautiful Southern California. A few days ago, on a grocery store run, my mother in law pointed out this…

Yumbox Bento Lunch

Yumbox Bento Lunch

I’m always on the lookout for brilliant things that make my life easier as a mom. With two toddlers, I need all the help I can get! The Yumbox bento lunch box is, hands down, one of my favorite children’s product purchases that I have ever made. Here are some Yumbox lunches I have packed for ..

On The Go With Resqueeze Pouches

On The Go With Resqueeze Pouches

My only regret when it comes to reusable food pouches is that I did not discover them sooner. This genius product allows you to provide healthy homemade food like smoothies, applesauce, yogurt and rice cereal on the go.   ReSqueeze is a smartly designed pouch that has all the important…

Chicken & Red Pepper Wrap

Chicken & Red Pepper Wrap

Grilled Chicken Spinach & Sprinkle of Shredded Mozzarella Sauteed Red Peppers & Onions Toasted Whole Wheat Tortilla   #MomTips – Cute Picks hold the wrap in place really well for little hands – Cut the skin on the orange slices but leave an inch hanging on. Toddlers can…

Steamed Wild Salmon

Steamed Wild Salmon

Wild Salmon steamed with green onions, ginger, oyster sauce and tamari for 10-15 minutes. I don’t really measure here. About 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce and 1 tablespoon of tamari. Steaming wild salmon gives it a tender texture and the sauces flavor it lightly yet adequately. Pair with…

Best Lunchbox Accessory Award

Best Lunchbox Accessory Award

This humble, simple and multi-tasking item gets my “Best Lunchbox Accessory” Award! Have you spotted it yet? It’s the colorful silicone baking cups! It’s the hardest working lunchbox accessory I own! I use it for so many purposes: – baking, obviously – turn…

Salmon Everyone Loves

Salmon Everyone Loves

  Recipe here. Tweet

Zoodles + Noodles + Toddler Meltdowns

Zoodles + Noodles + Toddler Meltdowns

Zoodles + Noodles + Andouille   Sofia practically skipped over to the table, excited we were having “spa-daddi” for lunch.   When she saw the zucchini spirals mixed into the whole wheat noodles, she declared that she was not going to eat and looked like she was going to cry. Now, I…

Top 5 Tips To Get Your Picky Eater To Try New Food & Eat Their Veggies

Top 5 Tips To Get Your Picky Eater To Try New Food & Eat Their Veggies

  #1. Let your kiddo help with meal prep. This gives them ownership of the meal.   Great prep tasks for toddlers:   deveining snap peas trimming asparagus whisking dressings and sauces mixing batters measuring spices and herbs   #2. Make it fun!   Add an element of DIY…

#MomTip – Warm Tortilla In 10 Secs – No Microwave Or Oven Needed

#MomTip – Warm Tortilla In 10 Secs – No Microwave Or Oven Needed

  Spinach, Cucumber, Chicken & Mustard     1. Lay a tortilla over an open flame on the stove top. Medium-Low heat. 2. Flip after 5 seconds. 3. Toast the other side for another 5 seconds.   Perfectly warm and toasty with a slight char flavor. Done. Delicous. #FitMom Tip…

Broccoli Scramble + Brown Rice + Quinoa

Broccoli Scramble + Brown Rice + Quinoa

Did you know that 1 serving of broccoli provides almost as much protein as an egg? And that it contains more calcium than most dairy sources? Along with protein and calcium, broccoli is a great source of folic acid and vitamin C. Side note: this was an unbelievably messy meal. I think I spent…

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

Picky Eater Tip- let them help with food prep. They will be more likely to try new food. More Tips here: Top 5 Tips To Get Your Picky Eater To Try New Food & Eat Their Veggies Tweet

Flourless Latkes with Zucchini

Flourless Latkes with Zucchini

Recipe coming.. Tweet

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