Top 3 Reasons to try Baby-Led Weaning and How To Start

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This post is a follow-up to my original Why I’m doing Baby-Led Weaning and What it Looks Like. I wanted to write this follow-up post after refreshing myself on the baby-led weaning approach and how I’m handling it with my second baby. … Continued

Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

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Here’s a good way to add vegetables to your toddler’s favorite meal! If your toddler is like mine, a favorite food group is starch, and he specifically likes pasta. We try not to give our kid pasta all the time, … Continued

Freezer Recipe: Power Packed Fruit and Veggie Muffins

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I know how it is to try to get your toddler to eat vegetables. Fruit, Ain has no problem with, but veggies is another thing. That’s why I LOVE this recipe. If Ain is having a meal where he is … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Holiday Meals

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I know it’s been awhile since I’ve shared our menu or the recipes we’ve been enjoying. I’m going to try to share our menu plan about once a month. Here is what we’ve been enjoying lately: Menu Plan During Thanksgiving … Continued

Why I’m doing Baby-Led Weaning and What it Looks Like

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Baby-led feeding is the practice of giving your baby soft, palatable whole foods and letting her feed herself her first ‘bites’, while continuing to breastfeed. The theory is that babies will experiment and discover food at their own pace, as well … Continued

Freezer cooking with Meatless Monday

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At the beginning of this month I joined in with another friend and did of bunch of freezer cooking. She was more ambitious and planned out a month’s work of cooking – I was only able to do two weeks … Continued

Meal Planning: Meatless Monday

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Hello all!! My posts have been pretty sporadic as of late. Throughout the summer I wanted to take a little blogging break, plus having a little one around – it really does take a lot of my time up! I … Continued

Easy Coconut Date Rolls

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These are so easy to make and delicious!! Best part about it? No need to add sugar. I definitely crave sweet things, so I like when I can enjoy eating something sweet without worrying about the amount of refined sugar … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Week of Sept. 9th, 2013

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Menu Plan Nothing much has changed in my breakfast and lunch options. For breakfast we have cold cereal, homemade Egg McMuffin with Homemade Bagels, or fruit smoothies. For lunch we have leftovers on most days. Dinners Monday: Mini Meatball Sliders with Pesto (didn’t get to this … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Week of September 2nd, 2013

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Menu Plan Breakfast options: cold cereal English muffins with jam whole wheat toast Egg McMuffin with Homemade Bagels fruit smoothies   Lunch options: leftovers Ham and Cheese Sliders   Dinners Monday: Wine and Tomato Braised Chicken (didn’t get to it last week) Tuesday: Braised … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 26th

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Menu Plan Breakfast options: cold cereal whole wheat toast Egg McMuffin with Homemade Bagels banana bread   Lunch options: leftovers Ham and Cheese Sliders   Dinners Monday: Pasta Alla Norma Tuesday: Crockpot Orange Chicken Wednesday: Wine and Tomato Braised Chicken Thursday: Braised Chicken Gumbo Friday: … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 19th, 2013

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  I’m a little behind on menu planning this week. Hope to finish up tonight and go shopping tomorrow! I’m also looking for more freezer meals. Know of any?     Menu Plan Breakfast options: cold cereal whole wheat toast … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Week of August 12th

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  Last week I did some freezer cooking, so this week is a little bit of an easier week! (I plan on putting together freezer meals every 2-3 weeks).   Menu Plan Monday lunch: Ham and Cheese Sliders (freezer) & Green Beans … Continued

Menu Plan Monday (Freezer Meals) and Homemade Bagels

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So it’s been awhile since I’ve written a Menu Plan Monday (being pregnant, then a new mom takes a lot out of you!). I want to get back into the practice of Menu Planning and sharing it with you all. … Continued

Summer Recipes and Fun Activities

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Summer is here!! I wanted to celebrate by posting a round up of all the Summer Recipes and Fun Activities I’ve posted in the past. Recipes                             … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Week of March 25th & Pasta Primavera

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  It’s been awhile since I posted a Menu Plan, sorry. With my pregnancy being further along I’m focusing more on prepping for a baby and getting the nursery ready. I’ve still come up with a menu most weeks (but … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 11

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  Salmon and shrimp were on sale last week – so that’s what is on the menu. Menu Plan Monday: Salt and Pepper Salmon Tuesday: Shrimp Cobb Salad (Cooking Light) Wednesday: Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo (Cooking Light) Thursday: Escarole, Bean, and Sausage Soup (Cooking Light) Friday: White Pizza … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 4

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  This week’s menu has a lot of chicken, avocados (on sale!) and taco type meals. MmmMM – my favorite! Menu Plan Monday: Asian-Glazed Chicken Thighs (Cooking Light) Tuesday: Chicken Tostadas & Avocado Dressing (Cooking Light) Wednesday: Chicken & White Bean Soup (Cooking … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Week of Jan. 21st & Taco Soup Recipe

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  This week’s menu is rather simple, since we have a LOT going on. We are going to be gone several of the nights. Menu Plan Monday: Taco Soup (recipe below) Tuesday: Dinner with friends Wednesday: Work dinner Thursday: leftovers Friday: out to eat … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Week of Jan. 14th & 7-minute pregnancy breakfast

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  Easy 7-min. Pregnancy Breakfast I’ve been telling you that since beginning this 2nd trimester I’ve been a LOT hungrier, especially in the mornings. I’ve been eating 2 breakfasts because I just get really hungry so fast after my serving … Continued