Can I make an honest confession? I don’t LOVE slow cooker meals. Gah, it’s true. While I love the convenience of a slow cooker, sometimes a meal that is made in the slow cooker can taste a little, well, bland in the texture department, especially when it comes to meat. Sometimes it’s just a little TOO soft and mushy for my liking. When it comes to slow cooking meat such as this barbecue chicken, I learned a trick years ago … Read More
Over the last couple years I’ve added both an Instant Pot and Air Fryer to my kitchen appliance round-up. I’ve slowly been searching for uses for both tools that make sense for our family. I was a FAST convert to the air fryer. And a bit slower to share the Instant Pot love. But over time I’m finding my groove in terms of what I enjoy making in the Instant Pot and what makes sense to make in the instant … Read More
I have one fairly picky eater (ahem, Ainsley) who isn’t a big fan of things like foods touching on her dinner plate, anything remotely “spicy,” and anything that isn’t a very familiar food. It’s been a tad frustrating, to say the least, when her siblings are happily eating whatever I serve and our oldest is complaining about what mom made for dinner. I’ve read a lot about helping kids develop a healthy relationship with food and not forcing things too … Read More
Hi Friends! I hope you had a great weekend. I’m sitting down to sketch out our family’s meal plan for the week and wanted to share our weekly Walmart haul with you all. We are aiming to swap out as many conventional products with organic alternatives this year, in an attempt to lessen our toxic load and continue to evolve our family’s wellness journey. Many of you know that we live in an area with only a handful of options … Read More
This is going to sound laughable, but I eat cookie dough for breakfast nearly every morning. Truly! Okay, so there is a hook. It’s a better-for-you cookie dough recipe that leaves you feeling full and energized. Bonus? It isn’t packed with sugar, either. You can get as creative as you want with mix-ins (sometimes I’ll add in chocolate chips, M&M’s, etc. for a treat) or keep it simple. When I want it to have a bit more staying powder, I … Read More
Hi Friends! Checking in with part 2 of our grocery budgeting strategies. Over the years I’ve dabbled in a lot of different ways to “meal plan” including meal boxes, meal prepping websites that provide you the week’s recipes, making my own recipes for the week, etc. There are a LOT of great resources and strategies out there, but for me, the strategy that works best for me is reverse meal planning. (full disclaimer that if you aren’t super comfortable in … Read More
Hi friends! Checking in today with a topic that I’ve been sharing more about on Instagram and getting SO many questions about: grocery budgeting! I’ve gotten lots of questions from you all about our grocery budgeting process, which has been fairly new to us, too, but something I’ve wanted to get a handle on for a while. Step 1: Know Your AverageIf you want to make an effective grocery budgeting strategy, my first step is to know what you are … Read More
While I’m not new to the work-from-home game, I know many of you all are probably still working from home more than you ever have in the past. I have a really cute co-worker who is still working at home in our playhouse, which has spurred another home project – a workhouse! I’ll be sharing plenty about our workhouse building project soon – a place for both myself and Joe to work at home but away from home each day … Read More
You all know by now how much I love Daily Harvest, right? Well when I started to realize that Truett also loved Daily Harvest snacks + smoothies, it because clear to me that I needed to be able to make all these goodies at home, from scratch, because Daily Harvest is way too expensive to justify feeding to my whole family. One of our favorite Daily Harvest treats are their “bites” that are stored in the freezer and eaten cold. … Read More
Hello, friends! Checking in today with a healthier version of my favorite Green Chicken Chile Enchiladas. While I LOVE the original recipe, this is a much healthier “everyday” version that tastes just as good as the original but without the added indulgence.
To say our family has been in a dinner rut would be an understatement. Anyone else feel a little “blah” about meal time lately? With “back to school” fast approaching, I’m feeling the pull to refresh our family dinner round-up. But since Joe is also coaching football and busier than ever, dinner is best in our house if it’s easy to pull together and can be prepared in advance.
Happy Monday, friends! I’m checking in today to talk SMOOTHIES! Aka my lifeline on busy days, the way I pack a lot of nutrition into a single meal, and something my kids are almost always happy to eat.