Simple Meals that are Toddler Approved

Several years ago I realized I was overworking myself when it came to preparing 4 course dinners every night. Not only was I worn out from it, but our budget was over-stretched, we were eating more food than we really needed, and our evenings weren’t as relaxed and family focused as they could be. So…

Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bites

You guys! I got a new camera lens and am totally giddy over the crispness I can achieve in my images now! I took it right out of the box and into the kitchen to see what it could do and totally did a happy dance when I saw how blurry I could make the…

10 Ways to Help Kids Eat their Veggies

Getting kids to eat their vegetables is a task that has frustrated and bewildered parents in every culture and time in history. I’m willing to bet money on it. And while I don’t have a quick fix or fool-proof step-by-step guide to bypassing this particular struggle, I have found a few helpful tips and tricks that…

Kid-Friendly Cucumber and Orzo Salad

When it comes to getting kids to eat their vegetables, parents can end up frustrated and feeling quite defeated. It’s not an easy road because parents have to battle so many outside influences bombarding their children’s perspective on diet and nutrition. That’s why I’m putting together a blog post that I hope will make a difference…

Corn and Tomato Pizza Bagels

As seen on the Relay Foods Blog The number one key to getting kids to eat their vegetables is interest. If you can find a way to catch their interest, you’re well on your way to hearing your child request a second helping of brussels sprouts at dinner. Seriously, dreams do come true. But it…

Link Love: Vegetarian Ventures

During the month of June, my husband and I decided to experiment with exclusive vegetarian cuisine. Ok, full disclosure, I used pepperonis on pizza once and some chicken broth to cook rice since it was on hand, but other than that, we’re just a few days away from meeting our goal. The whole process definitely…

Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade Popsicles

As seen on the Relay Foods blog Like pumpkins in October, there’s something thrilling about spotting watermelons in June. It’s a sign of things to come, of pool parties, road trips, beach picnics, cookouts, and lazy mornings. Just cutting in to one has the sound of summer to it. And children with watermelon or popsicles…

5 Kid-Friendly Dinners that Include Vegetables

We’ve all been there, pulling our hair out trying to be the parent that provides healthy home-cooked meals to our kids, meals that they will actually eat. It’s tough. And there’s no super easy way to do it. But I’m here to tell you that the work you put in, whether they love the meal,…

Meal Planning and Relay Foods

Remember way back when I laid out my goals for the new year and my strategies for accomplishing them? Well, if you missed it, meal planning was a big one on the list. It’s always been a stressful, frustrating chore for me each week, one that I haven’t ever quite gotten the hang of, so…