Trader Joe’s Family Dinners and Grocery List

Recently, while helping my sister apartment shop, I had my first ever “Trader Joe’s experience” and not to be dramatic but it was LIFE CHANGING. Seriously, the prices, the cleanliness, the quality, even the reasonably priced flowers… it was amazing! What I found most amazing was the quality of their “premade”and “pre-packaged” foods. From aContinue reading “Trader Joe’s Family Dinners and Grocery List”

Raspberry, Orange, and Yogurt Popsicle

This frozen treat is best known around our home as the “Sickie Pop” because it is perfect for sore throats! Any parent who has ever had a sick little one knows how hard it is to watch them feel bad and wanting them to get better is our top priority. So how to we goContinue reading “Raspberry, Orange, and Yogurt Popsicle”

Lemon, Blueberry, and Zucchini Muffins

This post contains affiliate links. Full disclaimer here. This recipe yields 12 muffins. Ingredients: 1 cup finely shredded zucchini, (about one small zucchini) 1/4 cup  grass fed butter OR coconut oil , melted 2 eggs 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 3 tablespoons honey (see note below) 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1  1/2 cup all-purpose flourContinue reading “Lemon, Blueberry, and Zucchini Muffins”

Strawberry Chia Jam

Growing up peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a staple food in our home. Now, as an adult, I want to share that meal time nostalgia with my own child! However, if you have ever flipped over those store bought jellies and read the ingredients and nutrtion information it can make you a little hesitant.Continue reading “Strawberry Chia Jam”

Brown Butter Glaze

We love salmon at our house! It is an awesome source of protein, iron, healthy fats and vitamin D making it a great food to feed your entire family too. Especially because it can be cooked in less than 30 minutes which is ideal for busy families. This brown butter glaze takes salmon to aContinue reading “Brown Butter Glaze”

Spinach and Banana Pancakes

Vegetables for BREAKFAST! Yes, that is correct. Vegetable. For. Breakfast. Incorporating veggies as part of your meal and snack routine is a very important part in helping toddlers and children learn to like these foods. Rather than pushing vegetables off until dinner time, I highly encourage you to look for opportunities to include them atContinue reading “Spinach and Banana Pancakes”

One Pot Garlic Butter Chicken and Rice with Broccoli

One pot meals are ALWAYS the best! Less dishes, less work, but still delicious. This Garlic Butter Chicken and Rice is perfect to make for the whole family to enjoy together! I use my Dutch Oven for this recipe but any large pot with a lid will work. This post contains affiliate links. See hereContinue reading “One Pot Garlic Butter Chicken and Rice with Broccoli”

10 Tips for Cooking with Your Toddler(s): While Staying Sane, Safe, and Sanitary

It isn’t a surprise that with a Bachelors degree in nutrition and a background teaching children’s culinary classes (age 2-16) that cooking with little people is one of my FAVORITE ways to help them learn new foods! But not everyone feels quite as confident in the kitchen when they have their little one with them.Continue reading “10 Tips for Cooking with Your Toddler(s): While Staying Sane, Safe, and Sanitary”

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”