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…

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…

Salmon Everyone Loves

Salmon Everyone Loves

  Recipe here. Tweet

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…

Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 ..

Baked Tofu

Baked Tofu

Baked Tofu Recipe here. 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…

5 Minute Lunch Box

5 Minute Lunch Box

Packed this lunch for my preschooler in 5 minutes flat using leftover chicken. Chicken & Spinach Whole Wheat Wrap Edamame Carrot Stix Green Grapes Starfruit Fudge I keep my tortillas in the fridge. Warm them in 10 seconds without using the microwave or oven. If you’re interested in…

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

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…

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

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…

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…

The Big Green Egg Smoked Chicken

The Big Green Egg Smoked Chicken

Smoked Chicken and Warm Potato Salad by the Hubs. If you’ve never heard of The Big Green Egg.. well, words can’t describe it. It’s a whole lifestyle for serous BBQ’ers. Check it out here: The Big Green Egg Recipes from the Big Green Egg Cookbook: Celebrating the…

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