Build Your Own Veggie Soup {Free Printable}

Looking for a simple recipe to add to your meal rotation? What about an easy way to get the kids involved in making dinner? This Build Your Own Veggie Soup might just be your new go-to. As a busy parent, my slow cooker is my best friend. I love that I can add a few ingredients in the morning and know dinner...

How to Keep Apples from Browning

Are you looking for ways to keep apples from browning in your kids’ lunchboxes? We tested out 6 popular methods to see which worked the best. Read on for the results. Apples are a lunchbox favorite in our house. My oldest will bite into an apple with no problem, but my youngest will only eat them if they’re sliced. If...

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...

7 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

Did you know that over 40% of all food grown or produced in the United States is wasted? That’s a lot of time and money going to waste! There are lots of ways we, as consumers, can help reduce food waste in the kitchen which ultimately helps our budgets and the environment too. Here are a few ideas to reduce...

Make Your Own Vegetable Stock

Stocks form the basis of many recipes, like soups and sauces. Making a homemade version isn't a daunting task. Here's a step-by-step guide to transforming those odds and ends from your veggies into a delicious, homemade stock! Don't forget to grab the free printable version below! How to Make Your Own Vegetable Stock Step 1 Save the odds and ends of veggies,...

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 Build a Better Breakfast

September is National Breakfast Month! We have all heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and although you can argue that it is not, there is still evidence that supports eating a better breakfast can boost your metabolism, help your children perform better in school, prevent over-snacking later in the day, and stabilizes your blood...

How to Pack Brown Bag Lunches for the Whole Family

Summer is coming to an end, so it is time to start thinking about packing school lunches again. As a parent, it is important to that your child’s lunch is a balanced, healthy meal to make sure that they are receiving all the necessary nutrients for proper growth. Packing healthy lunches are not just a great idea for your kids,...

5 Food Safety Tips for Packing Lunchboxes

It’s time to gear up for another school year which at our house means getting up a little earlier, remembering to do homework, and packing lunches. There’s lots of fun and nutritious lunch ideas out there (check out the #healthylittlelunchbox and #poweryourlunchbox hashtags on Instagram) but what’s often overlooked is how to keep the food safe. Here are five tips...

How to Make the Perfect Avocado Toast + 12 Recipe Ideas

This post is sponsored by Avocados From Mexico. All opinions are our own. Avocado Toast took the Internet by storm in 2015 and hasn’t shown any signs of stopping. Instagram feeds were full of avocado toast creations, Pinterest boards were dedicated to all the different ways you could top them, and avocado toast became new menu items at numerous restaurants....