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How To Feed Your Baby With Confidence

Read for my go-to recommendations to help you feed your baby with confidence, and avoid wasting time searching on Google, especially since it may lead you to bad advice.

The hardest time I’ve had so far as a parent (I’m sure there are more difficult times to come!) was when my oldest son was a baby. You guys, no matter how many books I read, I just felt like I had NO CLUE what I was doing as a mom. There is so much to know! Are these loud breathing noises normal? How do I unfold the stroller? How often should he nap? Continue reading

Mason Jar Veggie Frittata

This Mason Jar Veggie Frittata is the perfect recipe to get your kids in the kitchen with you. They really can’t mess this one up!

What is your go-to recipe when you have visitors staying with you? I almost always take the time to prepare a frittata before we have guests come to town. Sometimes we eat it for breakfast on Saturday morning, sometimes lunch, and sometimes it’s a great late night dinner if they get in after a long day of traveling.

This time, I wanted to try it for a quick weekday breakfast. It takes some time to bake, but I knew I could use those 30 minutes to get everyone dressed and ready for the day. To make my job even easier in the morning, I prepared everything the night before.

It literally does not get easier. Crack some eggs into a mason jar (or tupperware), toss veggies on top, add seasonings, and that’s it!  Continue reading

If Your Toddler Won’t Eat Meat

You may worry about protein if your toddler won’t eat meat or fish. Protein is actually not the main concern for your meat refusing kids. Read to learn how much protein they need, what other nutrients they may be missing out on, and see a list of healthy recipes to serve little ones who don’t like meat. Some of these recipes are GREAT for baby, too.

Toddlers can be a special kind of beast when it comes to eating anything besides carbs. Moms are always wondering if their little one gets enough protein in between all the fruit, cereal, bread, and pasta that they will inhale. The carbs are definitely not bad! But it leaves you wondering whether they are getting the right nutrients. Continue reading

The Only Black Bean Veggie Burger Recipe You Need

These turmeric black bean veggie burgers are hearty and tasty! Truly, the only veggie burger recipe you ever need to make at home. 

You guys, I almost didn’t make these veggie burgers. Because every veggie burger recipe I’ve tried in the past came out dry and crumbly. Edible, I suppose, but veggie burgers deserve more than that!

I went to my #1 resource for recipes…my brother, Chef Chris. He is a modest guy but has worked at some of the top restaurants in NYC and if anyone was going to have a solution, it would be him.

Thanks to Chef Chris we have veggie burgers that do NOT dry out, even when baked in the oven. To take them over the top you can pan fry them in a skillet, but for busy nights, baking in the oven gives you some time away from hands on cooking. Continue reading

10 Tips For When You Have No Desire To Cook

Top ten tips for when you have no desire to cook, but need to feed your family!

My husband and I were having a conversation recently about how naive we were about some (aka LOTS) of things back in our college days. Like, how it seemed so easy to eat healthy and workout regularly. We thought that it was no big deal.

Here I am 10 years later with two kids and I’m like ooooooh okay. Not always so easy when your time is pretty much never your own! 

In a perfect world, I really do love to cook. But that world where I have endless free time, no kids glued to my body, and someone else to do my dishes…it’s far from reality. There are days when I am SO tired and worn out that I wish we didn’t have to eat at all because even the idea of washing one pot and wiping down my stovetop is enough to make me call my husband and tell him I’m quitting. But since quitting being mom is not really an option, (and obviously I’m not serious!) I have to find ways to make it work.  Continue reading

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