Recipes Shakes & Smoothies

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

This mint chocolate chip smoothie is so dang good, y’all! It got 5,000 thumbs up from my youngest, and it’s been a consistent favorite in our house. It is the #1 most requested breakfast smoothie in our home. When you taste it, you’d never guess that there’s a cup of spinach blended up in it. It’s full […]

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, […]

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10 Reasons Kids Should Pack Their Own Lunches

Well, it’s back-to-school time. Haircuts, new shoes, first day pictures and of course lots of lunch packing. When my eldest turned 5, I kind of had a toddler-style temper tantrum about having to pack all of those lunches. Except more dignified of course. There was all the food that came back spoiled and uneaten. The […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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