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Happy New Year! Yes, I know January is almost over, but after we got back from our Epic Road Trip to the other side of the country and back, I promptly got really sick. I’m just now emerging from the depths of my dark bedroom, and I’m ready to kick butt this year! [Read more…]
These delicious marinated mushrooms were created as part of a sponsored recipe post on behalf of Tessemae’s and Mom It Forward.
If you love mushrooms even a fraction as much as I do, you need to make these quick and easy marinated mushrooms. Thanks to a little help from Tessemae’s, they will only set you back a few minutes of prep time, and they are so delicious you won’t want to stop eating them.
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As we’re nearing back-to-school, it’s time to start getting back into “the groove.” No more slacking off with lazy meals, lounging around the house in our pajamas all day, or waking up after 8:00am. While I’m not exactly excited to go back to our regularly scheduled programming, I am excited to have all the kids out of the house.
What I’m not excited about, is the getting them out of the house part. Mornings here are rough, I’m telling you. A lot of yelling from all parties, a lot of not listening, a lot of me running up and down the stairs, and a lot of playing shoe detective. (Why can I never find a matching pair of shoes for anyone?!)
One thing that makes it a little easier is a quick grab-and-go breakfast. Muffins are always a huge hit, because you can eat them and run, but a lot of muffin recipes are worse for you than cupcakes! I set out to make a muffin that was as healthy as possible but still tasty enough that even my picky kid would eat it. Did I succeed?
Disclosure: This easy and delicious Cinnamon Crunch Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Pops recipe is sponsored by Small Planet Foods but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #BetterForYouBrandSale
I used to spend a lot more time in the kitchen. I cooked nearly everything we ate from scratch and loved doing it. I made baby food for all of the kids, homemade snacks for their lunch boxes, a great breakfast every morning. Gradually, as I had more children, I spent less time in the kitchen and more time shuttling small people around town. Suddenly, grab and go foods became my friend. I always say that I have this internal struggle because I want to feed my kids the healthiest foods I can, but I also want options that are easy and affordable. It sounds impossible, but it’s not.
I shop at Sprouts often, because it’s right down the street from my house and they always have amazing sales. I stock up every Wednesday (double ads!) and I always check the Deals of the Month flyer for extra savings. On my last trip I was able to grab the ingredients for my Cinnamon Crunch Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Pops and some other pantry essentials for under $20. [Read more…]
I’m not much of a baker, but once in a while I get the itch. My favorite treat is freshly baked cookies. I have a hard time resisting a homemade cookie, especially a warm one. So what do I do while I’m doing awesome on my weight loss? I bake six dozen of these White Chocolate Chip and Toffee Cookies.
Growing up my mom always made this dish, which she calls Tarragon Chicken, but I think in actuality it’s a hybrid of Tarragon Chicken and Chicken Cordon Bleu. Regardless, it’s delicious, and relatively simple. She takes chicken breasts, seasons them and bakes them. Then, right before serving, they’re topped with a slice of ham and a slice of provolone cheese and baked until the cheese is nice and melted. The dish is usually served over rice, with a heaping spoonful of a creamy tarragon sauce. While the chicken itself is pretty low-carb diet friendly, the rest of the meal really isn’t.
I’m a huge proponent of making meals out of what you already have handy, and on this particular evening I had some really nice ground chicken handy. I decided to experiment with a Tarragon Chicken Meatball recipe. What resulted was pretty delicious.
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I had a little head start this year on my “getting healthy” resolution. I started my Keto journey back in September, and although I have had a couple of hiccups over the past few months, I’ve been seeing great results. One of my favorite things to do is “ketofy” the foods I love the most. Sometimes I have to replace most of the ingredients with keto-friendly options like in my Keto Mini Everything Bagel recipe, and other times it’s as easy as replacing the sugar with a better-for-you sweetener option and upping the fat a little bit to meet my macros.
Such is the case with this deliciously creamy Italian dressing that I created to go with one of my favorite salads – antipasto salad.
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We love a good movie night in this house! There’s no better reason to snuggle up together on the big comfy couch with lots of blankets and snacks. I love putting together a whole spread of themed snacks to choose from, but I try to have something substantial for us to eat, so that it’s not just a bunch of junk before bed time.
I tried to get a little creative. We watched Minions movie in theaters first, and I just loved the character Herb Overkill, played by the lovely Jon Hamm. We grabbed the Minions Metalpak Blu-ray/DVD – Deluxe set (available only at Target), which was released on December 8th, and I was so excited to plan a movie night around it.
I got to thinking, what kind of dish could you make to go along with the name “Herb Overkill?” Something savory, filling and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Then it came to me: Chicken Wings! Luckily my Target sell groceries too, so I was able to pick up all of our movie night necessities, including the ingredients for our main dish.