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Guacamole Tostadas
Dinner, Recipes

Guacamole Tostadas

Guacamole Tostadas are an easy, fresh family favorite. I like serving them “build your own” style, so the kids can select how much of which ingredients they want to eat. When you’re trying to stay away from dairy, Mexican dishes can be a challenge, but with a hefty dollop of guacamole and some fresh salsa, […]

Guacamole ingredients
Recipes, Snacks

Guacamole, Fresh Mama Style

Growing up in Texas, fresh guacamole was a mainstay of my childhood. When I’ve got a hankering for something naughty, guacamole satisfies that craving — and is guilt-free to boot! Avocados are loaded with heart healthy fats and brain boosting nutrients. And you don’t have to eat guacamole with salty corn chips. Although I will admit, it […]

Nacho Mama's Kale Chips
Recipes, Snacks

Nacho Mama’s Kale Chips

There’s no nacho cheese in these “nacho” kale chips. But boy do they satisfy! Gluten-free, dairy-free, nutrient-dense, and full of crunch! One of the toughest habits for me to break in adopting a cleaner diet was my one-bag-of-chips-a-day habit. Chips were my go-to comfort food. When I felt moody or stressed, that’s what I’d reach […]

Homemade popcicles in their molds
Recipes, Snacks, Tips and Tricks

DIY Popcicles

Ever wonder what to do with leftover smoothies or freshly made juices? Never fear! Turn those tasty smoothies into delicious homemade popcicles the whole family can enjoy later. Here’s what’s great about homemade popcicles They can save you from pouring precious smoothie down the drain when you just can’t finish it all. They are an effortless, affordable answer to the question “What’s for […]

Black Bean Soup
Dinner, Recipes

Slow Cooker Mud Soup (Black Bean Soup)

The children’s book Mud Soup by Judith Head inspired my recipe for black bean soup. It’s the story of a little boy named Josh who befriends a little girl named Rosa. When she offers him some of her grandmother’s Mud Soup, his imagination runs wild with crazy thoughts of what might be in there. When he finally tries […]


Thai Pea-not Sauce

I use this Thai Pea-not Sauce all the time. We make spring rolls, salads, and Thai Veggie Wraps with it. My kiddos love it (believe it or not, they don’t love everything I make…). It comes together quickly – just a few ingredients in a bullet blender, and bam! Put the leftovers into a jar […]