Crock Pot Pumpkin Veggie Chili

Pumpkin is a great low cost veggie that, thanks to canning, does not have to be a seasonal treat. Pumpkin is a low in carbs, high in fiber, vitamin A and C. It helps make this chili thick and hearty without making it heavy. Usually, I puree the veggies down in my sauces to ensure … Continue reading Crock Pot Pumpkin Veggie Chili

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Stuffed Acorn Squash (Paleo)

I absolutely love winter squash. There is something especially fabulous about winter squash. There is so much depth of flavor from the squash alone. It is also packed full of nutrition! Here are some interesting facts about acorn squash: It is rich in dietary fiber, with 9 grams per 1/2 cup serving which helps to … Continue reading Stuffed Acorn Squash (Paleo)

Garden Turkey Burgers and Garden Organ Meat Tacos

Get into a rhythm! Is that even possible with kids? YES! Especially young kids! How does that happen? DEDICATION! I know how difficult establishing a rhythm can be. With two three year olds and two seven year olds, trust me I understand. As soon as you think you are in the clear...something new comes up … Continue reading Garden Turkey Burgers and Garden Organ Meat Tacos

Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza with a Veggie Sauce

Every time I write our family meal plan/menu, I give the boys one kid's night each where they build their dinner. William chose pizza for his kid's night. His veggie choice was avocado, tomato and broccoli salad with black olives and olive oil. I have been making a variety of crusts and not found the … Continue reading Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza with a Veggie Sauce

Ground Turkey Lasagna with Veggie Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free, Paleo)

When I meal plan I don't think about fitting dishes to fit a certain "diet" like Paleo or low carb. I think more in terms of how can I pack the most nutrients into their diet each day. We all want our kids to eat tons of vegetables, but sometimes it is a struggle to … Continue reading Ground Turkey Lasagna with Veggie Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free, Paleo)

Slow Cooked Pork Tenderloin with an Apple-Veggie Sauce

This meal is one of the easiest and most versatile dishes because the flavor profile of pork is so neutral you can go either way with it. You can make the sauce sweet or savory. I chose an apple veggie sauce. Use your creativity to make what you wish. I have had difficult time finding … Continue reading Slow Cooked Pork Tenderloin with an Apple-Veggie Sauce

Butternut Squash Lasagna (gluten and dairy free)

I love to find ways to incorporate mineral rich bone broth into our meals. Cameron will drink mugs of broth easily. But, William and the girls are a more difficult sell. Properly made bone broth, has many healing benefits, including gut health, bone, skin and connective tissue nourishment. Chris Kresser does an amazing job detailing … Continue reading Butternut Squash Lasagna (gluten and dairy free)

A Simple Real Food Template

I think one of the most difficult parts of feeding a family is adding variety to a meal plan. I want my kids to appreciate the complex flavors in simple fresh food. I add spices or use different combinations of veggies, but meals follow a very simple template. It is important for your gut bacteria … Continue reading A Simple Real Food Template

Seed Crust Pizza (Grain and nut free)

We are back from vacation at the beach! We had a great time with lots of sand and sun! The kids had a blast in the ocean! We left early this morning with the goal of getting the girls back in time for an afternoon nap. Two days without a nap for two year olds … Continue reading Seed Crust Pizza (Grain and nut free)