Easy Meals

3 of My Family’s Favorite Smoothies  

September 29, 2016
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I love smoothies and make them frequently throughout the week. When I’m too lazy to put out a fruit or veggie with lunch, it’s smoothie time. When I fear Little D might have trouble going number two, it’s smoothie time. When it’s hot outside (like it has been the past few days), it’s smoothie time. […]

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Trader Joe’s Easy Three-Bean Salad

August 23, 2016
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My husband and I went to a party this past Memorial Day. Everyone brought a dish and I immediately went for the bean salad. Later on, I discovered it was a Trader Joe’s creation. If you regularly shop at Trader Joe’s, you know they’re always featuring an easy recipe to taste. So the next morning […]

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7 Ways I Maintain Health When Life Gets Crazy

June 9, 2016
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Over the past month or so it’s been a bit hectic here. First, is the realization my kids are going to be out of school in early June and my next book is not even close to done yet. So I’ve been working extra hard, waking up before 5 and going all day. Then there’s […]

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Homemade Blueberry Waffles [Recipe]

January 5, 2016
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While I make homemade waffles every now and then, I don’t really have a go-to favorite. So sometimes I buy the Kashi blueberry waffles and my kids love them. But now that I’m concentrating on breakfast, I want a Tried and True base waffle recipe. The idea is to stock up on these during prep […]

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Holiday Hot Chocolate

December 22, 2015
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It was three days after Thanksgiving and the kids were pressuring us to put up outside lights. Thing is, my not-so-handy husband was a bit grumpy about it. So I asked our ultra-handy neighbor if he would help and he was more than happy to. What followed was like a Christmas miracle. Our neighbor brought […]

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5 Ways to Cultivate an Appreciation of Food in Your Child

October 21, 2015
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Jane was off to college, leaving home for the first time. She found the local grocery store and decided to shop  for food on the weekend to make simple meals. She also stopped during study time to enjoy a meal because it was time to eat. Not only that, she set the table and said […]

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7 Ways to Ensure Your Oven Roasted Vegetables Turn out Perfectly

October 1, 2015
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Since becoming more purposeful about my meals, I’ve developed cooking goals. On the back of my meal rotation I write down a particular cooking skill (sautéing, roasting etc.) that needs work. Later, I do some research to find out how I can improve. I was frustrated that oven roasted veggies turned out differently each time […]

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How to Make Grilled Vegetable Kabobs in 5 Easy Steps [Recipe Included]

August 6, 2015
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I love grilled vegetables. I have tried a few different vegetable kabob recipes but wanted to focus on a base recipe for my summer rotation. After doing some research, I found some secrets to grilling veggie skewers to perfection. Here are the top 5:

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The Side Strategy That Has Saved My Family’s Mealtime

July 30, 2015
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When Big A turned two, I realized that making two meals for dinner wasn’t working. But getting her to the table right as she was entering the picky stage was no easy task. What kept our family meals going in those early days was having something at the table she accepted. It helped her adapt […]

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10 Healthy BBQ Side Dish Recipes for Summer

June 29, 2015

Now that summer is here, grilling is here too. What that really means is my husband does all the work while I prepare a few easy side dishes. I reached out to my dietitian friends to get some BBQ food ideas. And boy did they deliver! So here are 10 side dish recipes to give […]

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