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One of my favorite food prep items is muffins! They’re perfect as part of a quick breakfast, a mid-morning snack with some coffee or as an afternoon pick me up between lunch and dinner. I created these for the sample meal plan with my Healthy Mama Meal Planner and I can’t get over how simple […]

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

One of my favorite food prep items is muffins! They’re perfect as part of a quick breakfast, a mid-morning snack with some coffee or as an afternoon pick me up between lunch and dinner. I created these for the sample meal plan with my Healthy Mama Meal Planner and I can’t get over how simple […]

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

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I firmly believe the things you do daily matter more than the things you do once in a while. You’re probably not eating birthday cake, spending 5 hours on a plane or forgetting to drink water for a full 24 hours every single day, so don’t beat yourself up when you do! But you CAN develop […]

Habits for Health: My Weekly Routine

Healthy Living

  Do you have any secret ‘wow’ recipes? The ones that everyone comments on because they’re SO good but you know how crazy easy they are to make? This is your new secret wow recipe! Beyond simple to make (we’re talking 4 ingredients, mama!) nourishing and absolutely delicious. This is your new dinner party go-to!  […]

Recipe: Maple Pecan Chicken

Recipes

Dreary Autumn days make me crave all the cozy soups. This one is a twist on Italian minestrone soup, with that classic tomato-ey broth, hearty beans and bean-based pasta to add some protein and density to this plant-based classic. I make it with chicken broth, but you could swap in vegetable stock, instead and make it vegetarian, […]

Minestrone Soup

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Is there a more all-American food than sloppy joes? You might come back and tell me it’s the hot dog, but even that has it’s roots in German sausages and the like. Sloppy joes- as un-fancy as they are, are an inexpensive dinnertime staple for so many families. Ground beef, mixed condiments, onions and brown […]

Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes

Recipes

I KNOW meal planning can be┬ádaunting. There is so much to think about: what your family’s schedule is for the week, what meals you WANT to make, what meals your family will actually EAT… Maybe you don’t actually like cooking and the thought of coming up with five different recipes is anxiety-provoking. Maybe your schedule […]

5 Ways to Simplify Meal Planning

Meal Planning

Ever had a food fight? No, not the kind where there’s slippery peas and corn all over the floor and mashed potato ends up stuck to the ceiling in the school lunch room- the kind with your kiddo (or heck, maybe even your spouse!). Being a mom and having more than one mouth to feed changes the […]

How Creating a Family Favorites List Helps Simplify Mealtime

Meal Planning

Last week I shared how meal planning + meal prep simplifies my life as a mama. With two small kiddos, a husband who goes away for work often, running a small business and leading the MOPS ministry at our church, life is full. It’s wonderful and I love everything I am called to do, but […]

How I Meal Plan for our family

Meal Planning

Failing to plan is planning to fail, said Benjamin Franklin, or Winston Churchill– whoever really said it is up for debate, but the phrase speaks volumes no matter who first coined it. If we truly want to succeed in life, whether it be in business, tackling the laundry monster once and for all, or in living […]

5 ways to make the most of your meal plan

Meal Planning