Summer is here and 4th of July is right around the corner! Grilling out burgers is a must for any summer cookout and definitely a family favorite in my household. Check out this handy infographic to building a better burger and let kids pick their own toppings! Or you can create a burger bar for a fun, themed cookout!
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Italian food is my family’s version of comfort food. It’s known to be rich, hearty and filling, but it can also be healthy with a few tweaks. By making it at home with fresh ingredients, versus going out to an Italian restaurant, I can save calories and money.
Chinese takeout tends to be my families go-to when we want something full of flavor, but don’t feel like going out to eat. While it’s delicious and easy, it’s definitely not the healthiest! Making Chinese food at home is actually really simple and easy, and just as tasty as takeout!
Taco night is huge in my house! I usually set up a taco bar where the boys can pick and choose their favorite toppings and build their own tacos. It’s so easy to throw together - just set out different toppings, like lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and avocado, and let them go at it! They get to choose what they like best and you can feel good about serving a healthy meal at home.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, our first instinct is the make a reservation at the steakhouse for dinner out. While this may seem like the easiest option, you can actually make a delicious and wholesome steakhouse meal at home and save money!
Sometimes it can be easier to take the family out to the local burger joint for a casual family dinner. Trust me, my boys would happily eat a burger and fries any night of the week, but burgers are such a simple meal to make at home, saving money and calories!
I’m really lucky because my kids will eat different varieties of fish and seafood. However, a meal at a seafood restaurant for my family can cost us more than $60, not to mention thousands of calories. I’ve recently started to prepare more fish at home and realized that these dishes cook up quickly, which is perfect for our busy schedules.
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There are two things I love about the holidays: family and food. And I definitely get plenty of both. Most of us get involved in the cooking experience, and we prepare our meal in a light and healthy fashion. Yes, light and healthy, and it tastes delicious. Holiday dishes don’t have to be heavy and fattening to taste great. Not only can your families’ favorite dishes be nutritious and delicious, but they can be easy enough to make so that everyone, including your kids, will want to participate.