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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Mommy Hack: Make the most of your time in the kitchen (3 recipes)

https://youtu.be/jDwiOHpOeKw All of you amazing moms out there cook a lot, many times a day. In fact, I bet you, like I, spend a lot more time in the kitchen than you would like. One of my favorite kitchen hacks is to maximize my time by using my chopping efforts in more than one way. Lots … Continue reading Mommy Hack: Make the most of your time in the kitchen (3 recipes)

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

Lunchtime for kids: Pack in the nutrients

A while back, I wrote the post, EVERY BITE COUNTS: veggie pasta sauce and a sardine sandwich on seed bread with sautéed veggies where I discussed my view of feeding children. I look at everything I give them as an opportunity to build their bodies. The first three years of a child's life are critical as … Continue reading Lunchtime for kids: Pack in the nutrients

Sprouted Lentils with bone broth and veggies: lunchbox

Every once in a while I incorporate beans into our family meal plan/menu. Properly prepared beans have a lot of great health benefits, including fiber. FOLATE AND POTASSIUM IN SPROUTED LENTILS According to Livestrong.com, sprouted lentils contain the following health benefits: A 1 cup serving of sprouted lentils contains 77 g of folate, a B … Continue reading Sprouted Lentils with bone broth and veggies: lunchbox

Butternut Squash Lasagna (gluten and dairy free)

I love to find ways to incorporate mineral rich bone broth into our meals. Cameron will drink mugs of broth easily. But, William and the girls are a more difficult sell. Properly made bone broth, has many healing benefits, including gut health, bone, skin and connective tissue nourishment. Chris Kresser does an amazing job detailing … Continue reading Butternut Squash Lasagna (gluten and dairy free)

A Simple Real Food Template

I think one of the most difficult parts of feeding a family is adding variety to a meal plan. I want my kids to appreciate the complex flavors in simple fresh food. I add spices or use different combinations of veggies, but meals follow a very simple template. It is important for your gut bacteria … Continue reading A Simple Real Food Template

How to “boost” a jar of pasta sauce!

This Saturday, the girls and I went shopping...that was fun! Somehow the cart is just wide enough to fit between the racks of clothing. The girls have an amazing reach and cat like reflexes to grab and pull down anything within their grasp! Once we arrived at the checkout, my cart was full unwanted items. … Continue reading How to “boost” a jar of pasta sauce!