Easy Lentil Loaf

March 4, 2014

     This lentil loaf recipe is super easy! It is definitely easy enough for a weeknight meal and my kids have really been loving it. We made it the other night with a huge serving of asparagus and it was delicious! Sometimes I make it with mashed potatoes and gravy for a real comfort meal.  We usually finish off one batch of the lentil loaf for dinner, so if…

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A hearty salad

March 3, 2014

Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated or involved to be healthy and delicious.  This is much more typical of what we eat for dinner on a daily basis. The ingredients change all the time.  Sometimes it’s over romain lettuce, other times it will be over steamed kale, baby spinach, mixed field greens, or any other greens or lettuce.  The elements are what’s important.  I always try to include beans, onions,…

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Thai Peanut Salad Dressing

February 22, 2014

My kids will devour a salad at the Thai restaurant, mostly because of the Thai peanut salad dressing. I would like them to eat just as much salad at home, so I’ve been experimenting at making a healthier version. I think I have got it! Everyone at home loves this dressing and it is very easy to make too! We keep the salad dressing in the fridge for about a…

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Tofu Scramble

February 22, 2014

Veggies for breakfast???    Yes! eat veggies all day every day!   The bottom line is the more vegetables you eat the healthier you will be, so try to incorporate as many vegetables as you can into every meal.    Serves: 2 to 4 Prep time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Ingredients: 2 onions, finely chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped or thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, chopped or thinly sliced…

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Black Bean Soup with Kale and Mushrooms

January 20, 2014

As if Black Bean soup isn’t already good enough, I added Kale and Mushrooms to push it over the top!!   I started with a Black Bean soup recipe from allrecipes.com (link), and changed it up a bit.  What I ended up with is below, and it’s been a huge hit with our friends and families so far!  It’s a hearty soup that covers 4 of the 6 GBOMBS (Greens, Beans, Onions,…

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Banana Apple Oatmeal

December 29, 2013

We love Oatmeal for breakfast, especially when it’s loaded up with lots of fresh fruit.  We used to add fruit at the table, to each of our bowls individually, until I tried adding fruit while the oatmeal is cooking…  The result is AMAZING!!  The flavor and natural sweetness from the fruit is absorbed into the oats as they cook, making every bite absolutely delicious! Prep time: 10 min Serves: 6…

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Apple Guacamole

December 29, 2013

What?  Yup, that’s right, apple guacamole! It actually sounds more complicated than it is.  I basically make a traditional guacamole and add diced apples.  We’ve been making mango guacamole in the summer time for years.  I was recently making guacamole to bring to a party and I didn’t feel right adding mangos with snow on the ground, so I went for a fall fruit.  The result is something pretty special! …

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Lentil Sloppy Joe

November 15, 2013

This one is a REAL crowd pleaser.  You could serve this to anyone and I would expect them to like it.  It’s got that tangy flavor that I remember from so many years ago, and the texture works really well.  The kids like it, my parents like it, and my friends like it.  Give it a try for yourself and I think you will like it too!! The recipe is…

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Lentil Dahl Soup

July 18, 2012

This dish is soooo easy and so delish it is a staple in our house these days. 50% of our kids like it! Okay, that is only one kid, but that is still pretty good! This started as my sister-in-law’s friend’s recipe, but we have modified it qua bit: We usually eat it over steamed or raw baby greens.  Yum! Lentil Dahl Soup Print Recipe type: Stew Author: Veggies for…

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Best. Birthday cake. Ever.

June 14, 2012

I’ll be honest with you, I was a little nervous when Evan told me he wanted to have a healthy birthday cake at his birthday party this year. I was very proud of him for making that choice, but yes, nervous. We have made kids cry before with our healthy desserts. Multiple kids cry. Luckily they were part of our immediate family so they got over it quickly. But now…

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