Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Squash season is in full swing and we love experimenting with different varieties and adding them to our weekly rotation. Turn acorn squash into an edible bowl with this nutrient-packed recipe that's vegetarian-friendly and perfect for when you're craving a comforting meal. Prep the filling ahead of time for easy assembly.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash - - acorn squash, pear (peeled,...

23 Quick & Easy Sheet Pan Dinners

Who’s a fan of sheet pan dinners? This mom! What’s easier than protein + veggies + seasoning, then just throwing it all on a sheet pan and baking? During the craziness of the week, sheet pan dinners are a real lifesaver since they’re quick, easy and require little-to-no clean-up. That means I can serve a nutritious dinner and have time...

50+ Easy Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

As parents, putting a healthy, home-cooked meal on the table some weeknights seems like an impossible task. Between soccer practice or ballet and homework, there’s little time to throw together dinner. With a little planning ahead, dinnertime can be easier (check out all of our great meal planning posts!). Have a stockpile of tried and true, quick and easy dinner...

25 Healthy One Pot Meals to Get Dinner on the Table Quickly

I love cooking. It's relaxing, it allows me to experiment with new flavors, and it challenges me to present my kids with fruits and veggies in a way that they would actually be willing to eat them. What I don't love so much is cleaning up the kitchen. I get so wound up recreating recipes or creating my own, that...

15+ Make-Ahead & Freezable Meals for the Busy Holiday Season

During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, putting a healthy, homemade meal on the table can be a difficult task! With a little meal planning and these freezable or make-ahead meals, it can be easier than you think. A few staples in our freezer include soups, cooked ground turkey (that we easily reheat and season for tacos or toss...

Easy Weeknight Dinners with To-Jo Mushrooms

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by To-Jo Mushrooms. All opinions are our own. September is Family Meals Month and we’re teaming up with To-Jo Mushrooms to encourage your family to eat more meals together. We’re sharing 3 delicious and easy weeknight dinners that you can make and enjoy as a family. Read on to hear all about our trip to...

4 Ways to Use Shredded Chicken for Easy Meals

Turn slow cooker shredded chicken into four easy meals to use throughout the week with these simple ideas! The chicken breasts are cooked in a slow cooker, then shredded to be easily transformed into BBQ chicken quesadillas, chicken salad, tacos or a healthy veggie-filled salad with chicken. See how easy weeknight meal can be!     How to make shredded...

Instant Pot Tips for Beginners + 30 Instant Pot Recipes

The Instant Pot seems to be everywhere these days! This hot new kitchen tool claims to replace 7 appliances and cook food up to 70% faster while using less energy than conventional appliances. As a busy mom with an affinity for collecting kitchen gadgets, this definitely intrigued me! So, what is an Instant Pot? It’s a multi-use programmable pressure cooker...

How to Stop Short-Order Cooking for Your Family

I had a moment the other night when my son told me he was hungry as I tucked him into his bed. I cringed thinking, “am I really sending my child to bed hungry?!” I also cringed at the thought of the amount of food I had wasted at dinner just a few hours before bedtime. That was one of...

Where to Start When You Don’t Like to Cook

In this age of Pinterest and The Food Network, it can seem as if everyone loves to cook. Not only that, but they’re all scrambling to show everyone else just how appetizing, kid-friendly and all-around-wonderful their breakfasts, lunches and dinners can be. It can almost feel like a dirty little secret to admit: “I hate to cook!” I think a...