Lentil Noodles with Veggie Sauce (Grain and dairy free)

I am eagerly anticipating spring. I do miss the luxury of walking out into the garden to pick our fresh herbs and veggies for the day as I describe in this post, The Garden Bounty. Until then, I rely on some hardy herbs that survived the snow, local farmer's markets and organic produce from the grocery … Continue reading Lentil Noodles with Veggie Sauce (Grain and dairy free)

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Butternut Squash and Veggie Frittata (dairy free)

I love making frittatas for lunch because they are delicious cold (in the lunchbox) or warm (at home). Considering my tag line...every bite counts. Frittatas fit that bill perfectly. Leave out the cheese, sausage and bacon! Instead pack it full of antioxidants and polyphenols found in red onions, garlic and herbs! EGGCELENT EGGS! Make sure you … Continue reading Butternut Squash and Veggie Frittata (dairy free)

Wild Caught Salmon with Roast Cucumbers and a Creamy Dill Sauce

  Every time I make salmon, the kids favorite part is the skin. Mine too! I suppose they know intuitively know it it one of the most nutritious part of the salmon. According to a university article, omega-3's stored in the salmon's fat are absorbed by the skin during cooking. The skin also helps retain … Continue reading Wild Caught Salmon with Roast Cucumbers and a Creamy Dill Sauce

Grain Free Chicken Pot Pie (nut and dairy free)

Although most of my recipes are about encouraging your kids to build a broad palate through nutrient dense foods. This recipe was about encouraging my husband to expand his palate. 🙂 This recipe is completely atypical for me and very much a gift for my husband who would eat only meat, potatoes, peas, corn, green … Continue reading Grain Free Chicken Pot Pie (nut and dairy free)

Crock Pot Pumpkin Veggie Chili

Pumpkin is a great low cost veggie that, thanks to canning, does not have to be a seasonal treat. Pumpkin is a low in carbs, high in fiber, vitamin A and C. It helps make this chili thick and hearty without making it heavy. Usually, I puree the veggies down in my sauces to ensure … Continue reading Crock Pot Pumpkin Veggie Chili

Stuffed Acorn Squash (Paleo)

I absolutely love winter squash. There is something especially fabulous about winter squash. There is so much depth of flavor from the squash alone. It is also packed full of nutrition! Here are some interesting facts about acorn squash: It is rich in dietary fiber, with 9 grams per 1/2 cup serving which helps to … Continue reading Stuffed Acorn Squash (Paleo)

Garden Turkey Burgers and Garden Organ Meat Tacos

Get into a rhythm! Is that even possible with kids? YES! Especially young kids! How does that happen? DEDICATION! I know how difficult establishing a rhythm can be. With two three year olds and two seven year olds, trust me I understand. As soon as you think you are in the clear...something new comes up … Continue reading Garden Turkey Burgers and Garden Organ Meat Tacos

Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza with a Veggie Sauce

Every time I write our family meal plan/menu, I give the boys one kid's night each where they build their dinner. William chose pizza for his kid's night. His veggie choice was avocado, tomato and broccoli salad with black olives and olive oil. I have been making a variety of crusts and not found the … Continue reading Paleo Coconut Flour Pizza with a Veggie Sauce

Ground Turkey Lasagna with Veggie Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free, Paleo)

When I meal plan I don't think about fitting dishes to fit a certain "diet" like Paleo or low carb. I think more in terms of how can I pack the most nutrients into their diet each day. We all want our kids to eat tons of vegetables, but sometimes it is a struggle to … Continue reading Ground Turkey Lasagna with Veggie Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free, Paleo)