Veggie Nuggets

This recipe can be made egg-free and dairy-free (substitutes listed) Ingredients: 1 cup shredded carrots 3 cups broccoli florets 1 garlic clove 2 tablespoons chia seeds 6 tablespoons water 1 1/4 cups breadcrumbs divided 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese OR dairy free cheese alternative 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoon grassContinue reading “Veggie Nuggets”

How to Cook the Ultimate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is more than just food, for most of us; Thanksgiving is full of memories. Thanksgiving memories for me are full of family, moments of being grateful, and delicous foods. It’s something I look forward to every year!…But I know this year will be many families first time cooking Thanksgiving at home. As we all try to navigate “socially distanced holidays”, most of us feel pretty overwhelmed. I want to make this year a little easier on you. If you find yourself having to cook Thanksgiving this year, as a gift from me to you, here is my full list of holiday recipes, shopping list, and my “week of Thanksgivnig” prep schedule!

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”

Lemon, Blueberry, and Zucchini Muffins

This post contains affiliate links. Full disclaimer here. This recipe yeilds 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”

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

At Thanksgiving dinners growing up, you could always count on the cranberry sauce being straight out of the can. Which is absolutely okay! But now that I do all of the holiday cooking for my family, I wanted to try my own cranberry sauce! Let me tell you these two things. It is RIDICULOUSLY easyContinue reading “Homemade Cranberry Sauce”

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”

Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Nothing reminds me of summer time as a kid more than sitting in the grass, eating an ice pop! Now that I am an adult and a mom, I want to continue this summer-time tradition with my own little man. But I also want to make sure they are something I can feel good about!Continue reading “Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes”

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”