Category: Food

What I Ate Wednesday – April 26, 2016

Kicked off the day with a smoothie that turned out to be a #FoodFail. I chugged it down as quickly as I could because I didn’t want to waste the precious fruits and veggies I put in there. The chocolate-chocolate chip banana bread I had made over the weekend for my in-laws definitely came to the rescue this AM. To...
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Eggy Black Bean Quesadilla

This recipe is sooooo easy to make – it’s one of my favorite lunches to whip up when I need something quick and filling, but nutritious (obviously!), too. I would say that I prepare these black beans at least once a week because the whole family enjoys them. You can use them in these quesadillas, or in tacos, on nachos,...
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What I Ate Wednesday – April 12, 2016

Breakfast is the one meal during the week that all three of us can sit down together, so whenever the opportunity presents itself, I try to get creative or make something special. Today, I made some cottage cheese pancakes (hey! don’t knock ’em ’til you try ’em!) with the addition of some vanilla extract, chia seeds, and blueberries. Typically I double...
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Nutty Dates

Ok. So, this isn’t so much a recipe as it is a simple assembly. Pitted dates are perfect little packages ready to be stuffed with all sorts of goodies. Personally, I like to balance out the naturally sweet and chewy date with a bit of savory and crunchy nuts – almonds and walnuts fit well, so I opt for them,...
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Vegetarian Protein-Powered Snacks

I was raised a vegetarian and as a very athletic kid, teenager, and now adult, protein has always been a major focus of my diet. I can still remember my mom enticing me to eat lentils by telling me that it has a lot of protein and that I needed it to be strong. (What do ya know, she was...
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Kale-walnut Pesto

A couple of weeks back I had made a Blue Apron meal that included an AMAZING pesto. But the most incredible part about it was how much my 16-month-old son enjoyed it. He kept pointing and asking for the pesto! A way to get greens in my kiddo that he actually enjoys? Heck yeah! That’s a winner in my book....
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What Burrito Ate Wednesday – March 29, 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what my 16-month-old eats, so I figured it was time for another What Burrito Ate Wednesday! Baby boy chugs down 5 ounces of whole milk when he wakes up and then we put breakfast together about an hour later. All of a sudden, he likes muffins (he used to spit them out!) so I’ve...
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What I Ate Wednesday – March 8, 2016

My little Burrito has been under the weather for the past few days and today, he FINALLY felt much better. This means his appetite was back and I wanted to make sure he had a protein-packed breakfast. Scrambled eggs are easy and perfect for the whole family. First, I chopped up some zucchini and sauteed it with garlic. Once they...
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Slow Cooker Banana-Pecan Bread

I’m not a big baker – mostly because I tend to eat way too much when something comes hot out of the oven. But every once in a while, I’m inspired to give something a shot. With several overripe bananas that needed to be eaten, I immediately thought of banana bread. If only I could enjoy this fresh and warm first...
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What I Ate Wednesday – March 1, 2016

I’ve been battling a little cold for the past few days so today was all about some comfort food. It started with a warm bowl of oatmeal. I like to make oats in the slow cooker over night so the whole family can wake up to a cozy breakfast – simply toss 1 cup steel cut oats in along with...
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