beef tacos
mains, recipes

Beef Tacos + Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

We eat a lot of tacos around here, especially these beef tacos. Right now I'm averaging most days where two meals a day are a taco, in some form or fashion. Some healthier than others, yes. Regardless, most days I'm drawn toward all things roll-able. When I asked you in this survey last week what… Continue reading Beef Tacos + Cilantro Cauliflower Rice

recipes

Pink Dip (a.k.a. Beet Dip)

I was just telling a group of parents about this pretty pink dip recipe (a.k.a. beet dip - shhhh, don't tell)... It was at a local private school here in Austin where I was invited to speak about child nutrition and the million dollar question... how to get kids to eat healthy food without making… Continue reading Pink Dip (a.k.a. Beet Dip)

health tips
healthy living, kids

The Game That Gets Everyone Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

Want to play a fun little game with me this week? This is something I've been wanting to try for awhile now and I finally got around to it last night at dinner. I call it "Eat the Rainbow" and the object of the game is to eat as many colors as you can in… Continue reading The Game That Gets Everyone Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

dairy-free orange creamsicles
desserts, recipes

Dairy-Free Orange Creamsicles

You know when you eat something you remember from your childhood it immediately takes you right back to where you were, and even how you felt? That's what it was like when I tried this dairy-free orange creamsicle recipe for the first time. Of course the ones from back when I was a kid were not dairy-free.… Continue reading Dairy-Free Orange Creamsicles

healthy road trip snacks
health

The Best Healthy Road Trip Snacks

We're leaving for the beach this week so naturally I started thinking about what healthy road trip snacks I needed to stock up on a week ago. I still haven't gotten sunscreen. Or washed my new swim suit. Hats! Ack, I was supposed to order beach hats for the girls and I totally forgot. Oops....… Continue reading The Best Healthy Road Trip Snacks

black bean salsa
recipes, salads

A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

I've said it before and I'll say it again - you know you've got something special when a salad can also be a dip. This black bean salsa salad is EVERYTHING. I threw this mess of deliciousness together before heading to dinner at a friend's house recently and it was such a hit that I… Continue reading A Salad That’s Also a Dip: Black Bean Salsa Salad

sugar-free oatmeal cookies
recipes, snacks

Banana Oatmeal Cookies + Allergy-Friendly Snack Ideas for Kids

I made these banana oatmeal cookies a few weeks ago for Madlotts' class at school and they were such a hit I thought I'd better share the recipe with you. We signed up to be "snack friend" for the class for pretty much the whole month of September and into October which sounded like a… Continue reading Banana Oatmeal Cookies + Allergy-Friendly Snack Ideas for Kids

kabocha winter squash
recipes, sides

What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

You don't see kabocha winter squash very often. You may have never seen or noticed it. Or maybe you have but you had no idea what it was. Kabocha squash isn't as well known as it's more popular relatives butternut and acorn, but I think it's the tastiest. That's why I jumped and bought three when… Continue reading What to do with a Winter Squash in the Summer

how to cut a spaghetti squash
mains, recipes

The Trick to Cutting Up Spaghetti Squash & The Perfect Sauce and Meatballs

OK, so I know in my "I'm Back!" post I said I didn't have time to take a zillion pictures while cooking anymore, but get this, I actually started this post three years ago... I've been wondering how I was going to find the time to get this blog up and running again and there it was, a near… Continue reading The Trick to Cutting Up Spaghetti Squash & The Perfect Sauce and Meatballs

herby lamb meatball dinner
mains, recipes

Herby Lamb Meatballs

You know when you move to a new city and have to find all new...everything -  a new hair person, nail place, dry cleaners, car place, etc.? We're right in the middle of all that right now. It's like every day there's a new reminder that we're the new kids on the block. Don't get me wrong, I love it; the… Continue reading Herby Lamb Meatballs