Kid-Friendly salads: Build-Your-Own bowl activity

fruit filled salad bowl

As someone who loves pretty much ALL the fruits and veggies, I typically only love salads in the warm months. Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for some kid-friendly salad ideas. (Because, kids!) Memorial Day is behind us and summer has unofficially kicked off. For our family, that means it’s salad season! Everyone in the … Read more

Veggie Taco Recipes for Taco Tuesday

We’re continuing our meal-planning series with vegetarian and vegan recipes for Taco Tuesday. If you’re more of a carnivore, last week we shared beef recipes. All of these recipes are a great fit for a Meatless Monday too! Our goal with this series is to give you plenty of inspiration on how to fill out … Read more

21 Beef Recipes for Taco Tuesday

Even if you don’t plan regular meals you likely have either heard of or participated in Taco Tuesday. 😊 Who doesn’t love an easy-to-fill theme night, that is perfectly Instagram-able? All four sisters LOVE it, and you’ll typically find something taco-ish in each of our meal plans. In fact, having a specific day each week … Read more

Sheet Pan Pizza with Homemade dough Recipe

Is there a more satisfying family dinner than pizza? We have some form of pizza on the meal plan almost weekly, and NO ONE EVER COMPLAINS ON PIZZA NIGHT! Can I get an amen for that? We have three kids with very different personalities, and while none are what I’d call “picky”, they are definitely … Read more

Kid-Friendly Aldi Meal Plan for 2020

Do you struggle getting your kids to eat what you make for dinner? I haven’t met a parent yet who doesn’t at some point! The dinners in this kid-friendly Aldi meal plan (2020) are tried and true family favorites that shouldn’t get many complaints from the peanut gallery. A couple of quick notes, the salmon … Read more

Chewy Cashew Cookie Date Bites

As a busy family of five typically on the go, Larabars have been our go-to healthy snack for years. They’re convenient. They use real, whole-food ingredients and the whole family loves them. There are a few cons. Price, for one. If they’re not on sale, they can be pricey. We’re also trying to be more … Read more

One Week Spring Trader Joe’s Meal Plan

Hit the easy button this week and use this one week Trader Joe’s meal plan with grocery list. There are seven dinners in all in this meal plan. We included an easy (organic) frozen pizza night (with veggies) so you can take a break from cooking too much. From a fun Sunday dinner to a … Read more

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Recipe

As a mom of three who has never been and will never be a “morning person”, meal prepped breakfasts are a lifesaver. Our family is especially partial to overnight oats recipes. This spring we are especially, especially partial to this carrot cake overnight oats recipe. For one, spring, Easter, and carrots are synonymous with each … Read more

Seasonal Eating Benefits: A Guide for Spring and Summer

When you think of summer and your favorite things to eat during those months, you’re likely thinking of big slices of ripe, juicy watermelon. Or maybe grilled corn on the cob dripping with butter. How about a crunchy, fresh-from-the-garden cucumber? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you’re already taking advantage of seasonal eating benefits. … Read more

23 healthy Asparagus Recipes for spring

Punxatawney Phil may or may not see his shadow on Groundhog Day. Regardless, we’re likely to start seeing the signs of spring emerging by early March. Daffodils start blooming. Bees begin buzzing around again. Green starts slowly becoming more and more vibrant. The pollen is flying… and sneezes are aplenty. If you’re like our family, … Read more