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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch #9: All Green, No Food Dye Needed

This year my kids’ Spring Break was quite early, with spring not even officially beginning until next week. And it just so happens that our last day of break fell on Day Light Saving Time. Needless to say when Monday rolled around we were all missing that extra hour of sleep so very much. In… Continue reading What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch #9: All Green, No Food Dye Needed

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #8: Bento Box Noodles

Is it just me, or is January the time of year when parents are officially over lunch packing? I know I am. Maybe it’s because most of the colorful fruits of summer and fall are out of season. Maybe it’s the cold weather or the fact that it gets dark at 5pm that has drained… Continue reading What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #8: Bento Box Noodles

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #6: Pizza “Lunchables”

My 2nd grader came home from her first week of school with so many things to share (including pink eye…yuck). She was so excited to tell me about her classroom, her teacher, her new friends, recess, and what all of the other kids ate for lunch. She is very observant in noticing that while many… Continue reading What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #6: Pizza “Lunchables”

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #5: Back to School Edition

School is back in session (at least here in Texas), and I am back in that lunch-packing groove. This year, I am packing lunches for 2 kiddos and Husband on the daily. That means everything must be prepped en masse times 3 with enough variety that everyone is happy, but not so varied that mom… Continue reading What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #5: Back to School Edition

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 4 (+ a smoothie recipe)

Like most parents, I always have an idealized vision of summer vacation in my head at the end of every school year. A few moments of silence to sip my coffee in the morning while the kids sleep in, lazy days filled with swimming and play dates with friends, and warm evenings lounging on the… Continue reading What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 4 (+ a smoothie recipe)

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 3: Pick Plates

If you’ve ever had lunch with a picky toddler, you know that the golden rule at mealtime is all components of said meal must be separate. Don’t you come at them with some type of “mixed” food like a vegetable hash or casserole. And heaven forbid the sauce be ON TOP of the pasta. That… Continue reading What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 3: Pick Plates

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 2: Lunchbox Edition

As a mom, I know that by the end of the school year lunch packing is getting pretty old. The sparkle has definitely worn off. The first week of school you send Pinterest-worthy Bento Box creations with heart-shaped sandwiches, homemade treats, and little inspirational notes for your special little snowflake. Then 8 long months of… Continue reading What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 2: Lunchbox Edition

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What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today

Lunch is our favorite meal of the day. We aren’t rushing to get out the door for school or just getting back home from dance class or errands. Even my oldest daughter, who’s in 1st grade, says that lunchtime is her favorite because she gets to spend it chatting with her friends and scoping out… Continue reading What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today

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My Family’s Holistic Medicine Cabinet

When I was pregnant with my first child at the age of 22, I had NO clue about my views on natural versus conventional medicines and health care. As an asthmatic child with a weak immune system, I had been on round after round of antibiotics, steroids, allergy shots, and pretty much every over the… Continue reading My Family’s Holistic Medicine Cabinet