breakfasts, dinner, lunch, plant-based eating, tips

What I Eat in a Day 4

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During the summer, my workload gets pretty hefty. Long hours on the computer and many, many phone calls occur during the 8 weeks that I work on a seasonal job for our family businesses. In order to keep my stress levels manageable, I take our meals back to basics. Anything that can be prepped ahead in batches on my meal prep day will go a long way in cutting down my time in the kitchen during the rest of the week. I also go back to packing lunches for my kids several days a week. Continue reading “What I Eat in a Day 4”

baked goods, breakfasts, recipes, under 30 minutes

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

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Nothing says autumn quiet like the pumpkin. Along with gourds and squashes, pumpkins are in season during the late fall and early winter months. While they are highly nutritious, boasting an impressive vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, potassium, fiber, and antioxidant content, most Americans only ever consume pumpkin in highly sugary and fatty concoctions. Continue reading “Healthy Pumpkin Muffins”

breakfasts, dinner, lunch, plant-based eating, salad, slow cooker, snack, soup, under 30 minutes, what I eat in a day

What I Eat in a Day 3

IMG_1985.JPGThe sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the pollen is floating through the air. All indciations that spring is on it’s way in Texas. After 2 weeks of intense rain (about 12 inches in 10 days time), a full day of sunshine inspired me to share another What I Eat in a Day. Continue reading “What I Eat in a Day 3”

breakfasts, recipes, tips, under 30 minutes

Morning Muesli

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Recently the “On this Day” reminder popped up on my personal Facebook page with a recipe that I used to make weekly for Husband. He was, and still is, a HUGE cereal fan and I was doing my best to wean him off of heavily processed cereals. I used to be a huge cereal-eater myself, but we don’t really need to rehash my Cocoa Puffs addiction, do we? Continue reading “Morning Muesli”

breakfasts, dinner, potatoes, recipes

Fajita Burritos

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If you’ve been around this blog long enough, you know that I love me some potatoes. They are nutritious, filling, budget-friendly, and can be cooked in a variety of ways. From mashed potatoes, to fries, to stuffed (both sweet and savory), and even faux fried chicken substitute, potatoes are pretty darn amazing. Because of their endless versatility, I am bringing you another delicious potato recipe today. A concoction I like to call, the Fajita Burrito. Continue reading “Fajita Burritos”

baked goods, breakfasts, dessert, recipes, snack, under 30 minutes

Healthy Carrot Cake Bites

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Most days I go into the kitchen armed with my ingredients and plan of attack, and everything turns out beautifully. Then there are other times that the ideas in my head don’t seem to work out and I am forced to make things up as I go. Throwing food away is terrible for my budget, so it is a last resort. Thankfully we have a dog who is always willing to clean up my mistakes. Continue reading “Healthy Carrot Cake Bites”

breakfasts, dinner, recipes, under 30 minutes

Protein-Packed Bean Scramble

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While I was pregnant with my 3rd child, I had a huge aversion to eggs. Their smell, their texture, the fact that they came out of a chicken’s cloaca…all of it made my stomach churn. Even after she was born, the mere thought of eggs made me a bit queasy. I still dutifully made them for my egg-loving family several mornings a week, however, I have been sans-egg for almost 5 years now. So when we switched to a plant based diet, “giving up” cholesterol-filled eggs was no big deal for me. Continue reading “Protein-Packed Bean Scramble”

breakfasts, dinner, potatoes, recipes

Granola Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Growing up we always had big holiday dinners. All of the extended family on my dad’s side would gather at my grandparents house for Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve for a very traditional meal. Turkey, Honey Baked Ham, rolls, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing (well, “dressing” since it was never inside the turkey), creamed corn, candied yams, pumpkin pie, and hot apple cider were always on the table, accompanied by the traditional sweet pickle and olive plate. Even as an omnivorous child, however, I never quiet enjoyed the meat dishes, unless they were drowned in gravy (or my case, ranch dressing). I was all about the carbs. Continue reading “Granola Stuffed Sweet Potatoes”