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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Plantain banana muffins (grain and sweetener free)

I have been using a lot of plantains lately instead of bananas. I use them primarily as a dense source of energy for the kids. When they are in a growth spurt....I literally could spend all day feeding them. As soon as one meal is over, they are ready for the next one. I want … Continue reading Plantain banana muffins (grain and sweetener free)

Tuna noodle salad with TONS of veggies (gluten free)

All four kids have been raised on a Paleo type diet. My reasons for following this lifestyle are centered in the dramatic health benefits. I choose to avoid grains and all dairy because I feel best. Cameron has a mild case of eczema which shows up on his thighs and upper arms. It is not … Continue reading Tuna noodle salad with TONS of veggies (gluten free)

First Grade Real Food Lunchbox

I build Cameron and William's school snacks and lunches around a protein and then fill in the sides with fruit, starch and vegetables. There are important considerations... Everything must be kept around the same temperature. You cannot pack a hot thermos of lentils with a cold fruit salad in the same lunchbox. There must be … Continue reading First Grade Real Food Lunchbox