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 order to brighten up my kids’ first week back from break, I decided to whip up a fun themed lunch for Saint Patrick’s Day (minus the corned beef). I am not typically a “themed lunch makin’ kind of mom,” but I’ll use any excuse to get those nutrient rich green foods into my kids! Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch #9: All Green, No Food Dye Needed”
At the risk of sounding like Oprah having her famous “I love bread” moment, I’m going to let you all know that I love salad. Continue reading “5 Simple Steps to a Satisfying Salad (every time)”
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 me of my creativity. Whatever the reason, I just don’t feel motivated to create fun and interesting lunches the way I did back in August. Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #8: Bento Box Noodles”
My school-aged kids and I had a recent conversation that went a little something like this:
Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #7: Veggie “Meatballs””
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 of her friends bring cookies and candy in their lunches, it isn’t healthy. However, one concoction piqued her interest so much so that she wondered if I would make her a healthy version; the Pizza Lunchable. Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #6: Pizza “Lunchables””
If you’ve spent any length of time on Instagram, you’ve heard of Earthy Andy. She lives in Hawaii with her husband and 2 adorable kids and they eat a high-raw, plant-based diet (meaning LOTS of fresh, raw fruits and veggies). She has healed herself and her children from severe digestive issues, eczema, and asthma using whole plant foods. Just scrolling through her feed can make anyone long to pack their bags, catch a flight to the islands, and never look back.
Continue reading “Golden Mango Smoothie Bowl”
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 looses her marbles. The added twist this year is that there are new “snack rules” at my kids’ school that dictate that all snacks must contain no nuts, be mess free, and be in single serving sizes. Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today #5: Back to School Edition”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, silly, not Christmas. It’s time to send those munchkins back to school and get everyone on a consistent routine again! This means busy mornings and even busier evenings balancing homework, after school activities, and sports. Oh yeah, and dinner at some point. This year I am sending two of my kiddos off to school which means twice the lunch packing, twice the homework, and twice the amount of paperwork coming in and out of the house 5 days a week. I find that the best defense is a good offense. Uh, I mean… careful planning and organization will help your family transition back to the school schedule smoothly. Continue reading “Back to School Tips for Busy Mornings”
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 patio watching the sun go down form the picture of a well spent summer in my imagination. Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 4 (+ a smoothie recipe)”
Today, my friends, is a special day. I am so very excited to share With Love & Veggies’ first ever Guest Post!
Continue reading “3 Bean Salad (Guest Post!)”