Category: Food

BFD – Breakfast for Dinner

I don’t know about you, but breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Seriously, there are times I fall asleep dreaming about the yumminess I’m going to eat in the morning. In fact, I love breakfast so much that I make it for my family twice in the same day – and sometimes multiple times a week. That’s right…breakfast...
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Food & Nutrition Test Kitchen: Siggi’s Coconut & Date Protein Bites

Every couple of months, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sends out their Food & Nutrition Magazine and it’s packed with tons of awesome information. In January, they started a “test kitchen” where readers try a recipe and report back on how it went. The featured recipe was for a snack bite. I had been meaning to try these super...
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Book Review: Kid Approved Healthy Snacks

If you’ve checked out my Instagram, you probably know that my kiddo is all about his food. When I’m in the kitchen, he’s usually right there with me asking questions like “what’s that, mommy?” and “what you doing, mommy?” (I love the way he says “mommy” at the end of the question – it makes my heart melt every time!). Often, he...
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Passion for Puglia: A Journey Through the Mediterranean Diet

“Take my mom to Italy and make olive oil.” That quote is on a Lululemon shopping bag. I remember talking to my mom about her experience in Italy. She was 17 years old and traveling with her parents and siblings. The entire time she was in Rome, the family ate pastries and fruit. That’s it. No pasta. No pizza. No...
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Time to Become a Snacktivist!

Big news! My kiddo is almost TWO years old (they really do grow up fast!) and will be starting pre-school in a couple of weeks. I’m thrilled and terrified at the same time. It means Burrito will make friends with other toddlers and can learn and play with them on a daily basis. Plus, it means I’ll have more time...
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Strawberry-Mango Pudding with Chia Seeds

With my Indian ancestry, mangos are kind of a big deal in my family. We literally buy mangos by the boxful and go through them pretty quickly. Whether it’s simply dicing and eating, smashing into “russo”, sprinkling with cayenne pepper and lime, or blending into a mango lassi, we LOVE our mango. That’s why I wasn’t the least bit surprised...
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What I Ate Wednesday – June 15, 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “What I Ate Wednesday” post. What can I say? Sometimes things get super busy and I forget what day it is! I’m sure you can relate to those types of brain-farts… Anyways, this morning started off with Real Mom Nutrition’s Wild Blueberry & Kefir Smoothie. We now make this smoothie at least...
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Banana-Oat-Yogurt Pancakes with Chia Seeds

I love making pancakes for my family at least once a week. Usually, it happens on a weekend when nobody is rushing out the door to get to work. As usual, I like to make things healthy whenever possible. And when the better-for-you version tastes better than the ones make with junky refined flour, it’s a win-win. My go-to pancake...
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11+ No-Sugar-Added Sweet Treats You HAVE To Try!

Almost exactly a year ago, my hubby and I participated in a 10-day “sugar detox” and it just may be time for another one. I remember struggling through the first 3 days of not eating my usual sweet treats (like ice cream and chocolate!), but feeling AMAZING by day 4 and really not missing the sugar at all by day 10. In...
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What I Ate Wednesday – May 11, 2016

Running out the door to head to the airport early in the morning and the hustle and bustle of traveling with a toddler made me totally forget about What I Ate Wednesday. So, forgive me…this is more like What I Ate Thursday! Remember the traveling I mentioned a second ago? Burrito and I flew to North Carolina to spend some...
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