• Motherhood,  Recipes

    3 Easy, Healthy (& Toddler Approved) Snacks

    I am not going to pretend to know everything there is to know about a toddler. But, I’m going to take a wild guess and say that many toddlers are a lot like my niece. Wild and crazy at times, lovable on occasion, and PICKY eaters. There are two things that are for sure when she comes to visit. A) put up the dog because she’s terrified and B) watch her go from the door straight to the snack ladder. You see, Alex and I have this ladder with baskets in our kitchen/dining area that hold all of the snack food. It’s mainly for Alex, as it has chips, crackers,…

  • Father/Daughter Cooking Series

    Valentine’s Day Surf and Turf

    There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind that makes reservations at a romantic restaurant weeks or even months before Valentine’s Day and the kind that freak out the day before because they forgot to plan anything. We aren’t much of planners ourselves…or romantics 🙂 So if you are like us or just want to stay in this V-Day, we are here to help. Our tradition of a family meal rather than a romantic dinner for two on Valentine’s Day began about 5 years ago. Why? We aren’t sure, but we dig it. When this tradition began, our dad took it upon himself to prepare a delectable…

  • Recipes

    Dairy-Free Pesto (Whole30/Paleo)

    Let me introduce to you, my all-time favorite pesto. It’s dairy-free, super easy to make, and it’s full of flavor. This recipe takes no time at all and will take your meal up so many notches — whether you are doing a Whole30, cutting out dairy, or just sticking to your usual diet and want to try something different. Anytime I’m at a loss with how to season something, I always turn to this. On top of salmon or tossed in some veggies — voilà! At the end of my pregnancy I meal prepped all the things. Meals were one less thing I hoped to worry about after we brought…

  • Healthy Living,  Recipes

    Turkey/Spinach/Sweet Potato Egg Bake (Whole30/Paleo)

    There are few things better in life than a morning where you don’t have to think about what you’re going to have for breakfast. For me, preparing breakfast options ahead of time is much easier than being creative with other meals. Now, that being said, I love eggs. So my go to’s almost always include them. This recipe is no exception, but with the other wholesome ingredients, there is so much more to look forward to when eating this turkey/spinach/sweet potato egg bake. You may be thinking, “I’m not Paleo” or “I’m not doing a Whole30”, but I promise this recipe won’t disappoint. And if you are sticking to Paleo…