Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese (dairy and yeast free)

I absolutely LOVE all winter squash but my kids do not. The only time they ate it was when we had a bumper crop two years ago of red kuri squash. Proof again that a garden goes a long way towards encouraging kids to eat their veggies. They will also eat it in smoothies or … Continue reading Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese (dairy and yeast free)

AVOCADO + Chocolate = Mom’s best friend! (paleo, dairy and refined sugar free)

Why Avocados? Avocados are a mom’s best friend! They are versatile, delicious and super satisfying. I don’t know about you, but for me, blood sugar stability is priority when it comes to meal planning!  With two seven year olds and two three year olds in the house, it’s all about prevention! You moms know what … Continue reading AVOCADO + Chocolate = Mom’s best friend! (paleo, dairy and refined sugar free)

Lentil Noodles with Veggie Sauce (Grain and dairy free)

I am eagerly anticipating spring. I do miss the luxury of walking out into the garden to pick our fresh herbs and veggies for the day as I describe in this post, The Garden Bounty. Until then, I rely on some hardy herbs that survived the snow, local farmer’s markets and organic produce from the grocery … Continue reading Lentil Noodles with Veggie Sauce (Grain and dairy free)

Mommy Hack: Making the Most of your time in the kitchen (3 recipes)

https://youtu.be/jDwiOHpOeKw All of you amazing moms out there cook a lot, many times a day. In fact, I bet you, like I, spend a lot more time in the kitchen than you would like. One of my favorite kitchen hacks is to maximize my time by using my chopping efforts in more than one way. Lots … Continue reading Mommy Hack: Making the Most of your time in the kitchen (3 recipes)

Another Truth: The Worst Part of Motherhood

I must tell you that I am absolutely 100% ready for spring! I use to LOVE the winter! It meant long runs in the woods in the snow! Mountain biking in the cold winter air. Totally crushing winter workouts were the best. Yes, those were the days. Days of nothing else to do but train, … Continue reading Another Truth: The Worst Part of Motherhood

Butternut Squash and Veggie Frittata

I love making frittatas for lunch because they are delicious cold (in the lunchbox) or warm (at home). Considering my tag line…every bite counts. Frittatas fit that bill perfectly. Leave out the cheese, sausage and bacon! Instead pack it full of antioxidants and polyphenols found in red onions, garlic and herbs! EGGCELENT EGGS! Make sure you … Continue reading Butternut Squash and Veggie Frittata

Real Food Choice: The power of knowledge

Consider the power of knowledge and how it can steer your choices. Think about how your lifestyle and behavior choices can determine whether you succumb to chronic illness or stop it before it happens. Raising children is no easy task, trust me I know. Being a mom is a HUGE job! Never in my wildest … Continue reading Real Food Choice: The power of knowledge

Wild Caught Salmon with Roast Cucumbers and a Creamy Dill Sauce

Every time I make salmon, the kids favorite part is the skin. Mine too! I suppose they know intuitively know it it one of the most nutritious part of the salmon. According to a university article, omega-3’s stored in the salmon’s fat are absorbed by the skin during cooking. The skin also helps retain moisture … Continue reading Wild Caught Salmon with Roast Cucumbers and a Creamy Dill Sauce

What did we eat over track out?

The boys are in year-round school so they enjoy short, three week breaks every nine weeks. When they are tracked out I plan their lunches differently. They have a lot more meat, veggies and hot meals. They are in first grade and going through the phase of being sensitive to others opinions of them. So, … Continue reading What did we eat over track out?

Grain Free Crackers

Homemade crackers? Really? Is that absolutely necessary No, it is not absolutely necessary. But, if you are going to use crackers in your snack or meal plan for the kids, this is an easy and tasty recipe to make. Baking your own crackers at home allows you to control the ingredients and avoid inflammatory ingredients. … Continue reading Grain Free Crackers