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”
I love Costco. They have a fantastic selection of organic produce at a great price. However, sometimes their package quantities are bigger than my family’s stomachs and we end up with more produce than we can eat before it spoils. Has anyone else been there? Continue reading “Slow Cooker Thai Curry Carrot Soup”
I love a good potluck.
Even as a child, I loved having dozens of options when eating at family gatherings; partly because I love variety, and partly because I was supremely picky. Continue reading “Summer Medley Couscous Salad”
We are closing in on the last 9 weeks of the school year and this mama is pretty burnt out on packing lunches (and dinners for my oldest who eats dinner at the dance studio a few nights a week). The only thing that’s helping my race to the finish line is my my trusty slow cooker. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Minestrone”
The 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”
Pain is a part of life. At one point or another we’ve all tweaked a muscle, hit the gym too hard (Hello New Year’s Resolution!!), or bruised our extremities due to clumsiness.
Ok maybe that last one is just me. Continue reading “Natural Pain Relief”
Sometimes there’s nothing more comforting on a chilly fall night than a big bowl of soup. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Wild Rice and Veggie Soup”
Years 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”
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”
Do you ever just stare blankly into the abyss of your pantry hoping that an ingredient will just jump out at you and say “Pick me! I’m nutritious, delicious, and will get dinner on the table fast!” Continue reading “Lentil Street Tacos”