Ava – 17 months – 1st Time Trying Salsa

Ava – 17 months – 1st Time Trying Salsa

  August 2014 Road Trip: Desitin, Florida Restaurant: Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant Ava’s first time trying salsa- she loved it!   Tweet

Veggie Omelette Roll

Veggie Omelette Roll

Wraps make food fun. Here’s a quick way to heat up tortillas in 10 seconds without using the microwave or oven. Tweet

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…

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…

Blue Apron: A Mom’s Best Friend

Blue Apron: A Mom’s Best Friend

I dread meal planning and grocery shopping. When it comes to eating healthfully, those two chores are half the battle! I would rather prefer scrubbing dried mud off my preschooler’s boots than sitting down to calendar a week’s worth of meals. This is where Blue Apron comes in…

Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween

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

No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites

This homemade treat is packed with super foods and totally guiltfree. Keep a batch around to satisfy your sweet cravings! This recipe is incredibly versatile- add or subtract ingredients to your preference. Use agave in place of honey to make it vegan. Use sunbutter in place of peanut butter to…

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…

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…

Yumbox Giveaway!

Yumbox Giveaway!

I’m so excited to bring you a Yumbox Giveaway, hosted with my friend Danica, creator of The Memoirs Of A Mommy. The winner receives one Yumbox of choice- choose from the entire lineup, including the new styles and colors.   Here are the details: – giveaway runs March 24-28, 2015…

Refined-Sugar-Free Homemade Granola With Mixed Nuts

Refined-Sugar-Free Homemade Granola With Mixed Nuts

This is my first attempt at making homemade granola. I don’t know what took me so long! It’s filled with goodies like cashews, walnuts, ginger, cinnamon, and raw honey. I plan to give it as a holiday treat for friends and family. It’s perfect as a topping on yogurt, puddings…

THE Best No-Mayo Slaw Recipe Ever

THE Best No-Mayo Slaw Recipe Ever

This slaw is SO delicious and healthy. It’s originally from Emeril Lagasse’s Salmon Burger Recipe which calls for this slaw. I always make a double batch and it’s the perfect side for a light meal. {I used EVOO in place of vegetable oil} I posted this on Instagram and the chef…

Baked Tofu

Baked Tofu

Baked Tofu Recipe here. Tweet

Toddler Breakfast Featuring Starfruit

Toddler Breakfast Featuring Starfruit

To shop the plate pictured above, Click here. . Where I spent part of my childhood, starfruit was plentiful and I loved eating it out of hand like an apple. So it was exciting to find out that it’s in season during the winter here in the US, by way of Florida. Here are some ..

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…

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…

Slow Cooker Bone Broth

Slow Cooker Bone Broth

Growing up in an Asian household, there was always a rich earthy homemade broth available to drink at any time- usually straight from a crockpot. When I was younger, I avoided looking at this simmering soup- there were all kinds of unsightly things in there: chicken feet, whole birds, large…

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…

Giveaway – Meal Time Must Haves!

Giveaway – Meal Time Must Haves!

My dear friend Danica of The Memoirs of a Mommy and I teamed up to bring you a fabulous giveaway! These three innovative baby and toddler products are mom approved and loved by the little ones. Giveaway includes: 1. Re-play Color Blast tableware set. 2. $15 credit from Snapbibs online shop. 3. A…

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…

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