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…

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

Flourless PB Banana Bread Muffins

Flourless PB Banana Bread Muffins

If you have a bunch of over ripe bananas, put them to good use and bake up a batch of this yumminess. Picky eater approved and loved by the whole household! Best of all, it is refined-sugar free and flourless. I added in some superfoods like chia seeds and ground flaxseed. On my next batch, ..

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 ..

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

Indulgent Brunch: Savannah, Georgia

Indulgent Brunch: Savannah, Georgia

  August 2014 Road Trip: Savannah, Georgia Restaurant:  B. Matthews Eatery in beautiful downtown Savannah historical district Tweet

Kid Friendly Fresh Fish

Kid Friendly Fresh Fish

Rockfish is a mild flavored and firm fish. It’s a great fish to offer picky eaters. Coated with crispy Panko- even the most discerning of eaters will show some interest! Serve plain or with ketchup or BBQ sauce. Here, I served it with basmati brown rice with shredded spinach and a…

Homemade Almond Mylk

Homemade Almond Mylk

It’s nearly impossible to avoid preservatives, thickening agents and added sugar in nut mylks. I know this because I’ve searched out and bought all kinds of mylk from the Cleveland suburbs to San Francisco North Bay, from basic generic grocery chains to Whole Foods. I know that…

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…

I thought I Was A Rockstar Mom. Turns Out, I Wasn’t

Hi, I’m Kelly K, a stay at home mom. I never cooked or thought much about food until 4 years ago, when my first girl, Sofia, was born. I fed her breast milk for almost 6 months, dappled in “healthy baby food” and then serving her “nutritious kid’s food” in her toddler years. I felt ..

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 ..

Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween

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

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…

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…

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…

The Best Whole Chicken Ever In Just 35 Minutes

The Best Whole Chicken Ever In Just 35 Minutes

Recipe coming soon.. Tweet

Slow Roasted Wild Salmon with Honey Teriyaki Glaze

    Wild salmon is more lean than conventional salmon and can be more chewy when cooked. The key to a tender flaky wild salmon is slow roasting at a low temp. Hope you enjoy this recipe.   Slow Roasted Wild Salmon with Honey Teriyaki Glaze For the wild salmon: Preheat oven to 300…

Re-Purpose This Baby Item

Re-Purpose This Baby Item

Do you have a formula dispenser from the infant days? Here’s how I repurposed mine. Perfectly proportioned snacks for little ones! Snap the lid on and throw it in the purse for spill proof snacking on the go. 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…

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