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…

Healthy Halloween

Healthy Halloween

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

Flourless Latkes with Zucchini

Flourless Latkes with Zucchini

Recipe coming.. 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…

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…

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…

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…

#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…

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…

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 ..

Salmon Everyone Loves

Salmon Everyone Loves

  Recipe here. 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

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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