Healthy Veggie Dip

Healthy Veggie Dip

Since I am working on a healthy after school snacks post, I thought I’d take a moment to put together our favorite healthy veggie dip.  I make this for every get-together, and always get great compliments on it.  Everyone inevitably asks, “is this healthy?” because they know me and how much I love to eat,…

Making Peace with Dinner Time

by Cathy

There is nothing that causes moms more frustration than preparing food for the kiddos that gets rejected. Oh, and by “rejected” I mean: spit out, scrunched up nose, plate pushed away, yelling, screaming, tears. And I have gotten all of these reactions from my (most-of-the-time) adorable little munchkins. I know you’re feeling me here. I…

Back to School Nutrition for Busy Moms

from Cori

Back to school nutrition for busy moms

With school starting, it seems like mom nutrition really goes one of two ways.  It rarely stays the same. Back to school nutrition for busy moms usually is either: We buckle down and are excited to be back in a routine, to make a plan, and to feel more in control of our eating.  We are more…

Guilt-Free Lasagna

Healthy, Kid-Friendly, Veggie-Filled Lasagna Recipe

guilt-free lasagna

Guilt-free lasagna?  Really?  Yes!  The thing is, we have to start looking at food differently.  Food is nourishment, food is fuel!  So, when you look at a big pan of lasagna, it’s time to start asking the right questions, so that you can feel great about eating it, and serving it to your family. My…

“What’s for Dinner?” Here’s Your Answer!

Your Busy Mom Weeknight Menu

Busy mom menu planning

My mission for you:  never again dread the words, “What’s for dinner?”  With this week’s installment of your busy mom weeknight menu, you should feel really good about what you’re making, feel great about being able to get it on the table without stress, and will love watching them eat it!  Happy kids eating lots…

This Week’s Busy Mom Menu

Easy family-friendly meals for your crazy schedule

Busy mom weeknight menu

Friends keep telling me that they loved when I shared our weekly menu, so it’s back!  Here is YOUR busy mom menu!  Remember:  I only share menus I’ve tried and that have been successful with my family, so you can trust that these are family-friendly meals, and will work with picky eaters! Here you go!…

Broccoli Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

broccoli chicken fettuccine alfredo

Okay, let’s have a little chat here. Broccoli chicken fettuccine alfredo. You probably haven’t ever thought of it as a “light” dish, right?  Especially the “fettuccine alfredo” part. And here’s the thing: to make it taste super yummy, butter, cheese, and cream cheese are kind of important. There are certainly ways to make it light. However,…

Slow Cooker Meatball Subs

Slow cooker meatball subs

These slow cooker meatball subs are regularly requested by my kids!  What is great about them is that you can make the meatballs ahead of time, or right before they go into the slow cooker.  In fact, I often think they do better if you make them ahead of time, bake them, and then keep…

Easy Shredded Barbecue Chicken

Easy shredded barbecue chicken recipe

This is a kid-approved, easy way to make shredded barbecue chicken for sandwiches, for over rice, or just to dig in with your fork. My kids love this, and I love it because I can make it anytime during the day, and hold it for those nights where we’re going every which direction.  When I made…