Archive for tag 'lunch'


Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

I pretty much live on warm, soupy, hearty foods during the winter.  When I came across this recipe on SkinnyTaste, I knew I had to try it.  The idea of sweet potatoes in chili intrigued me.  I also love that it contains all my criteria for an ideal recipe – 1) Quick and Easy 2) [...]


Packing Lunch for Public School

Now that Charlie attends pre-k at a public school, I have to put more thought into how I pack his lunch. When he was in daycare, I didn’t have to worry about reheating food, keeping food cold, or even sending a sippy cup or utensils because they took care of all that. But now I [...]


Homemade Almond Butter

We held off on giving Miss H peanut butter until she was well past her first birthday. While we had no reason to believe she would have a peanut allergy, I still wanted to be cautious. After we gave it to her, all was fine…until she got a nasty diaper rash the next day! A [...]


Creating Tasty Mason Jar Salads

My recent inspiration from Pinterest (or Pinspiration as I like to say!) is making mason jar salads. I saw this post many months ago and thought it seemed too good to be true. Not only did they promise that the whole process was easy, but that the salads would stay nice and fresh for five [...]


Tofu 101

Tofu often gets a bad rap, but I think it’s unfairly earned. I’m not sure why so many people wrinkle their nose in disgust, because when prepared correctly, tofu is great stuff! Tofu is a wonderfully adaptive protein – it’s an awesome vehicle for different flavors, and cooking methods can produce a wide variety of [...]

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Weekday Dinner: Sweet Potato Skins

This is a simple weeknight meal that serves as a great way to stretch your veggie supply! Who doesn’t fondly recall the potato skin craze of yesteryear? Fortunately for us they are enjoying a renaissance!

Breaking Out of the Lunch Rut, Part Two

I’m back with some new lunch posts! I am happy to report that we have dramatically changed our lunch habits. We’re eating greens at nearly every lunch, and we’ve cut out processed snacks like chips and cookies (on the other hand, we’re still plowing through the Easter candy at an alarming rate.  But chocolate is [...]

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