In my never-ending quest to put healthy food on the table without going broke, I’m always looking for easy ways to cut corners without sacrificing quality. Perfect example – get my kids to eat more beans. Beans are cheap and healthy and we need to eat more of them, more often. That’s how chocolate hummus,Click to Continue »
The slow cooker was invented in 1940, and there are TONS of really great slow cooker recipes out there. However, the Instant Pot has given the slow cooker a run for its money, thanks to the fact that it cooks many meals faster and (in my opinion) better than the slow cooker. It also comesClick to Continue »
This post is part of my Instant Pot Basics Series. It goes hand-in-hand with my 31 day challenge. Learn more about it HERE. Having shredded chicken in the freezer is a lifeline to a busy mom. Being able to pull a package out at the last minute and pick any one of these 38 meal ideasClick to Continue »
One of my goals this year is to eat more whole grains. Yes, this means using whole wheat flour (as well as other grains like spelt and einkorn), but it also means making the subtle switch of white rice to brown rice. Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of brown rice. It takes way tooClick to Continue »
New Year resolutions were made to be broken. They have no plan, no direction and honestly, have YOU ever sought one through to the end of the year? I haven’t. However, I have made GOALS. Goals can be broken down into projects, and those projects can be broken down into tasks. You work on thoseClick to Continue »
Am I the only one who has been a baking fool this year? I’ve made at least a dozen different sweets in the past two weeks alone… the cut-out sugar cookies and candy cane cookies I shared recently are only a drop in the bucket. And here’s why: BAKING CHIPS. I can’t resist them. ThatClick to Continue »
If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you know that it’s a tradition to write a Christmas letter to you our dear readers. You also know that I’m not really that great at keeping traditions (especially in the case of decorating Christmas cookies!).
These past few weeks have been full of decorating healthier sugar cookies and making my daughter’s favorite candy cane cookies. Since making cookies is an “event” of sorts for us (as in, we block off an afternoon to spend the afternoon decorating), I thought it would only be fitting to make a pot full ofClick to Continue »