5 Reasons To Eat Frozen Fruits and Vegetables


Disclaimer: Thank you to the National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association for sponsoring this post. I was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.  It takes some planning to eat healthy, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature. One thing I do that helps with successful meal planning for my family is…

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas {Paleo, Gluten Free}


It’s been a crazy week friends. Between the immense need for a serious house cleaning, plus the start of soccer twice a week for the older two, and the start of ballet for my daughter, I had to take a few days off from blogging. I seriously can’t get over how quickly this week has…

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Oatmeal-Raisin Pancakes {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}


I hope you are starting off the year right by focusing on the types of foods you are eating, rather than stressing about calorie counting. I have been a bit of a breakfast rut. I am too lazy busy to get the kids anything special for breakfast before school so we’ve been relying on cereal and yogurt…

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Black Bean and Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash


Potty training. That basically sums up our weekend. This is my third kiddo going through potty training and I’ll have to say it is going really well! We talked about it with him for several weeks before and told him when he turned 3, we wouldn’t be using diapers anymore. I think all that preparation paid off,…

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Parmesan-Caper Potato Bites


The Holiday season is quickly approaching and we’ll all be searching for the perfect appetizers and holiday dishes to make. I love potatoes and think they are just he perfect addition to any meal- roasted whole or cut with rosemary and garlic, but my new favorite are these adorable potato bites. Yes, I just called these adorable….

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Asian Noodle Salad With Peanut Dressing


The fun thing about being in charge of the food around here is that I get to cook whatever I feel like eating! Pasta with veggies tossed in a peanut dressing. That’s what I wanted. As I mentioned before, we had company over a couple weeks ago (our good friends from Texas) and when hosting any…

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Kitchen Memories: Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole


Food is a wonderful way to express love. Whether it’s having company over or cooking for loved ones, it’s meaningful to serve something homemade. It’s even more meaningful when you get to cook with the ones you love, like family. This breakfast casserole reminds me of family. There are multiple occasions where I remember my…

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Make-Ahead Salad Bowls


Hi friends. Just popping in for a quick visit to share this fabulous salad inspired by Starbucks. That’s right, you heard me….a salad inspired by Starbucks! I was in there this week with about 25 minutes to spare before picking up my daughter from preschool. I had our sitter watching the other kids so I…

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Cheesy Brown Rice Gratin with Zucchini and Eggplant


I wouldn’t say rice is my favorite grain; I do love it with Asian food but it doesn’t make a very regular appearance in my weekly menus. A couple years ago my kids tried the traditional cheesy broccoli rice casserole during the Holidays and loved it. When I saw this dish, Cheesy Brown Rice Gratin…

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