Recipes

HOW TO MAKE ALMOND MILK- IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK!

I have taught my eight year old daughter how to make almond milk so I think it’s time I teach all of you. It’s a lot easier than you think. With just two ingredients, almonds and water, you can create fresh almond milk. No added preservatives,…
,

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY GRANOLA BARS AT HOME

The quest for a delicious healthy granola bar has been a long one. Usually it needs to be a nut-free granola bar safe for school, and it has to pass the kid taste test. Plus it has to be refined sugar free, use real food ingredients, and give…

EASY CURRY CHICKEN SLOW COOKER STEW (PLUS A HOMEMADE CURRY POWDER RECIPE!)

Everyone needs quick and easy dinner recipes, and those that work in the slow cooker are even better. This easy curry chicken slow cooker stew is a favorite in our house, even with the kids! I had to share it with you for those days when you…

HERE’S WHY I DRINK BONE BROTH EVERY MORNING. (PLUS MY HOMEMADE BONE BROTH RECIPES)

It’s been nearly one year since I started drinking bone broth every morning. Today I’m telling you why I started making my own homemade bone broth in the slow cooker, and the benefits of a daily dose. It’s a question that comes up often…
,

HEALTHY HOMEMADE MINI CHOCOLATE TREATS

Finding a healthy chocolate recipe is always on my radar and these Mini Chocolates I created are my new favorite. I’ve tried a bunch of different options and they often come out too grainy. Not these little gems, they are rich while also full…

EASY HEALTHY HOMEMADE GRANOLA RECIPE (BAKE THIS GRANOLA AND YOU WILL HAVE FRIENDS FOR LIFE!)

My homemade granola recipe has been a staple in my home for years. I’ve given it away to teachers, as a hostess gift, and for new mothers. However, it’s time to share how I’ve given my tried and true recipe a face lift. Ever since I worked…
,

20+ HEALTHY NO-COOK DINNER RECIPES

What's your favorite no-cook dinner for hot nights?! As the temperature rises, cooking in a hot kitchen just isn’t fun. Some nights you just want to skip using the oven or stove for dinner, and maybe it’s even too hot to grill outside. You…

EASY STEAK QUESADILLAS

Sometimes you get really lucky with a new recipe. The one when every child enjoys it and asks for more until you realize you have run out. Steak quesadillas may not be gourmet, but they keep everyone very happy at our dinner table. I just had…
,

5 MINUTE HUMMUS RECIPE

Ready for a fast 5 minute hummus recipe?! For a long time, I didn’t think I could make my own hummus. After many failed attempts of gritty, flavorless hummus, I gave up. However, with energy this month, I decided it was high time to try a…
Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe
, , , ,

Enjoy the sunshine

This is a compensated post in partnership with DOLE and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions shared are my own.  Spring has finally sprung! After leaving town for a couple of days, I was amazed to come home and see flowers everywhere.…
,

MOTHER’S DAY BLUEBERRY BREAD. PLEASE PASS THE BUTTER

Homemade bread is always a treat, especially on Mother’s Day. This is a delightful recipe that makes two loaves of Blueberry Bread. One for you, and one to give away! Blueberries are available year round fresh or frozen which makes this quick…
,

MEAL PLAN MARCH 30 & TORTILLA SOUP RECIPE

What’s your meal planning schedule like? Do you do it a morning for the week ahead? Plan it out for the month? How about breakfast and lunches? There are so many different ways to approach meal planning and there is no right answer. All that…
,

COCONUT KALE SMOOTHIE

Smoothies are still the #1 way to get green veggies into my kids. All three of them slurp them up and come back asking for more. Give them a little cooked spinach on their plate at dinner and you would think I had served them liver. With the kids…
,

IRISH SODA BREAD FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Memories of St. Patrick’s Day as a child always included a dinner at my Nana’s house. It was the traditional corned beef dinner with boiled potatoes, onions and cabbage. I loved it then and still do now. But my favorite part of the holiday feast…
,

A RECIPE FOR GREEN EGGS AND HAM

It’s nearly Dr. Seuss’s birthday and how about a serving of Green Eggs and Ham to celebrate! We hosted a fun Dr. Seuss party last year and shared a bunch of our party pictures, including the one for Green Eggs and Ham. Everyone has been…
,

5 INGREDIENTS TO TRY IN YOUR NEXT SMOOTHIE

It’s easy to make the same smoothie once you find a favorite recipe. I have a go-to green smoothie that the whole family loves, but we are ready to get creative again. So many magazines this month are talking about the health benefits of smoothies…
,

CHEWY MOLASSES SPICE COOKIE

Holiday baking season is in full swing! Cookies, bars, candies and more are hopefully filling your kitchen, and your bellies. I’m off to a Cookie Swap tonight and I’m excited to share the recipe for Chewy Molasses Spice Cookies today. This…
,

THANKSGIVING MENU AND TIPS FOR MAKING IT ALL COME TOGETHER

Happy Thanksgiving week to all my American readers! It is one of my favorite holidays, being food-centric and all. Thanksgiving is such a special time to plan for a lovely meal and sit and relax with family. We are hosting for the second time…
,

HEALTHY SQUASH MUFFINS {PLUS A DREAMFARM GIVEAWAY}

As the temperature drops, it seems like my kids want to eat all the time. After packing two snacks and a lunch for my daughter, I’m doing round three of snacks come 4:00. I started playing around with some new recipes using root vegetables…
,

COCONUT VANILLA ICE CREAM AND BLUE PIXIE DUST

What do pirates and fairies have in common? They are often a part of my kid’s world of imaginative play, complete with pretend swords, fairy wings and silly stories. When I heard about the new Disney DVD coming out called The Pirate Fairy, I…
,

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE PANCAKES

Did you know it’s National Pancake month? My kids think it should be pancake day, everyday. During this cold, snowy winter I felt the need for something sweet and summery. Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts so I decided to…