Homemade Hummus Recipe

Hummus is one of my FAVORITE foods to make at home! Before I learned this recipe, I didn’t know how good hummus could truly be! It is such a versatile food that can add extra protein, healthy fat, calcium and non-heme iron to a meal that would otherwise lack those things! INGREDIENTS 1 can (15Continue reading “Homemade Hummus Recipe”

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Marinara and Ground Beef Sauce

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup wilted spinach, fresh or frozen  1 can (24 ounces) marinara sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, split 24 pieces jumbo pasta shells 24 ounces ricotta cheese 2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese 1 egg, beaten Directions In a large pot over medium heat,Continue reading “Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Marinara and Ground Beef Sauce”

5 Fast Smoothie Recipes with Veggies

I always advocate that people (especially children) get their nutrients primarily from the foods they eat. And that they only use supplements if they absolutely can not meet their daily needs through what they eat…sometimes I have to find creative ways to get extra nutrients in! And one of the easiest ways to get a toddler to unknowingly have 2-3 servings of veggies- a smoothie!

The Ultimate Grocery List

Grocery shopping isn’t everyones favorite activity, but it sure is mine!! During my undergrad courses, I had to take a class that required us to complete a “grocery store tour”. We learned all the ins-and-outs of how to most efficiently shop for groceries. One of the most important things that I learned was to categorizeContinue reading “The Ultimate Grocery List”

BLW: How to Serve Carrots

Carrots are a particularly good source of fiber, vitamin K, potassium, and antioxidants! Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A promotes good vision and is important for growth, development, and immune function (all things little humans need)! Despite their name- “baby carrots” are actuallyContinue reading “BLW: How to Serve Carrots”

Healthy Holiday Fruit Dip Recipe

This is Jaxon’s first year attending our church’s mothers day out program (Tues/Thurs 8:30am-2pm) which means this is my first chance at school holiday parties! I wanted to go the “extra mile” and include a dip for the kids and teachers to enjoy with their fruit and it was a huge hit!

Mini Crustless Quiche for Busy Mornings

Mornings aren’t particularly my favorite part of the day, but no matter what they always come. No matter what, I am always armed with a STRONG cup of coffee but that’s not enough to keep me going until lunch. 

Mommy and Me Meal Plan

In special commemoration of the @snackswithJax 100th Instagram post, we decided to share a meal plan for other mamas who are hungry too! Something that has taken some adjusting is becoming used to the idea that my needs are NEVER first. Because of that, I would find myself STARVING at 9pm after putting Jax down, cleaningContinue reading “Mommy and Me Meal Plan”