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”

plant-based eating, tips

How to Break Out of a Food Rut

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When I find a meal that I love, I can eat it for DAYS in a row before becoming bored. However, there are some times that I look at my busy schedule, plan out my quickest meals and think, “brown rice and veggie stir fry on Wednesday night. Again. Oh joy.” Continue reading “How to Break Out of a Food Rut”

dinner, health, information, kids, plant-based eating, tips

The 3+3+3 Plan for Healthier Eating

IMG_0496.JPGYears ago I read an article about how the average American family eats the same 9 meals for dinner on rotation. This fact has stuck with me for years and led me on a quest to expose my family to as many new dishes as I can (without driving myself crazy, of course). However, in the years since, I have spoken to and even worked with many families who don’t love experimenting in the kitchen as much as I do. Continue reading “The 3+3+3 Plan for Healthier Eating”

chocolate, dessert, kids, recipes, snack, under 30 minutes

Homemade Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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We all know it. The chocolate hazelnut spread that has become a cult favorite across the world. It’s sweet, creamy, contains antioxidant rich cocoa, and skin loving vitamin E from hazelnut. It’s been advertised as having “simple, quality ingredients” and a great way to start your day. It’s got to be healthy, right? Continue reading “Homemade Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread”

dinner, pasta, recipes, tips, under 30 minutes

Chickpea Marinara with Pasta and Broccolini

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A question that I often get through email and social media messaging is “How do I know if I’m getting a complete meal?” When you’re eating an omnivorous diet, you know what a “complete” lunch or dinner looks like: meat, starch, dairy, and a vegetable (I would hope that veggies are included!). However, when switching to a plant based lifestyle, what do you do? Continue reading “Chickpea Marinara with Pasta and Broccolini”

before and after, tips

100% FREE Pantry Reorganization

IMG_0474.JPGWhen last we spoke, or when last I wrote and you read, I revealed that my pantry needed a bit of a spruce. I like to think of myself as a fairly tidy and organized person, but let’s face it. Pantries are like garages, they ALWAYS manage to get disorganized. Continue reading “100% FREE Pantry Reorganization”

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”