9 Vegetarian Recipes To Try On The Grill

Summertime grilling vegetarian recipes to try, and you won’t miss the meat!

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Summer-time breakfast ideas: FivePlates.com

Instead of grabbing a kids’ Zbar (I’m guilty of this too often), here are a bunch of snack ideas that also happen to be healthy and energy-giving. 🙂 If I’m really hungry, I try to make sure to include some protein in my snacks, like nuts, nut butter, yogurt. And if I’m only slightly hungry […]

My favorite quick + healthy snack ideas (kid-approved too!)

Wellness Tips

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These are some of my favorite ways to include the girls in cooking or baking. Especially now, with everyone home! Some of my favorite memories of my mom are in the kitchen together. From baking chocolate chip cookies as a little girl to cooking my first Thanksgiving turkey as an adult. And I want my […]

Ways your kids can “help” you in the kitchen :)

Healthy Kiddos

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A question I’ve been asked as I’ve shared more of our dinners is: Do your kids eat that too? And the answer is yes* (but with an asterisk). 🙂 My girls are not always happy about what we’re eating, and they don’t always finish everything on their plate. Sometimes they whine and complain and ask […]

Tips to encourage kids to eat healthier — what worked for our family


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5 Easy Trader Joe's Dinner Ideas

If you love Trader Joe's too, these are my favorite dinners using TJ's items. Kid- and husband-approved, delicious and healthy.

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