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Whole Life Challenge 2016

Whole Life Challenge 2016

I’ll be participating in the next round of the Whole Life Challenge, which starts up January 16th. I’m no stranger to nutrition challenges (Whole30 and Prescribe Nutrition are two I’ve followed and recommend), but the WLC is my favorite.  Not that the others are bad, but the […]

Weekly Menu: 1/4/2015

Weekly Menu: 1/4/2015

Happy New Year! If I had to guess, I’d say that most of you have made a goal to eat better this year.  To that end, here’s a simple, easy, whole-foods menu plan, perfect for starting off the new year. Monday:  Southwest Meatloaf, Salad Tuesday: […]

Weekly Menu:  12/7/2015

Weekly Menu: 12/7/2015

Monday:  Stuffed Peppers (simliar to this) Tuesday:  Sloppy Joes, roasted cauliflower Wednesday:  Braised Adobo Pork (from this book), polenta Thursday:  Grilled Chicken and Sausage, mac and cheese (from this book, again), roasted veggies Friday:  Leftovers  

Weekly Menu:  11/30/2015

Weekly Menu: 11/30/2015

Monday:  Pork Ragu, polenta, Tuesday:  Beef Stew (a version of this), roasted cauliflower Wednesday:  Tacos Thursday:  Something with chicken…..if I’m feeling brave, it’ll be a curry recipe.

Weekly Menu:  11/9/2015

Weekly Menu: 11/9/2015

The last few menus I posted were created by my oldest kids (here and here), but I completely forgot to post the menu created by my youngest…..oops!  Here’s a pic of her menu: Her choices were mac-and-cheese, baked potato, fruit dinner (my husband’s specialty and […]

Weekly Menu:  10/19/2015

Weekly Menu: 10/19/2015

Last week’s menu was brought to you by kid #2.  Not to be outdone, kids #1 and #3 worked together to bring you this week’s menu.  Stay tuned for next week’s menu, currently in development by #4. Monday:  Bacon-wrapped Chicken, roasted broccoli, sautéed spinach Tuesday: […]

Weekly Menu: 10/12/2015

Weekly Menu: 10/12/2015

I’m a day late with my menu plan….so sorry! Since I actually hadn’t made a plan over the weekend like I usually do, I threw together a quick dinner last night with what I had on hand: grilled smoked sausage (this is a fave), roasted sweet […]

Weekly Menu: 10/5/2015

Weekly Menu: 10/5/2015

Monday:  Pork Ragu, steamed broccoli, zucchini noodles Tuesday:  Vegetable Soup, Grilled Cheese (a few tips for the perfect grilled cheese) Wednesday:  Out—Homecoming Parade and Carnival Thursday:  Chili, Corn Bread, Salad Friday:  Leftovers

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread (makes 7 mini-loaves) Ingredients: 3  1/3 cups flour (unbleached, all-purpose) 1  1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking soda 3 cups sugar (I use half this amount…..I promise, it’s still yummy!) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cloves […]

Three Simple Rules for Menu Planning

Three Simple Rules for Menu Planning

image: Modern Mommy Madness It’s funny, because it’s true.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve planned the perfect menu, filled with wonderful, healthy, perfectly-balanced meals, containing a variety of colors, textures and flavors each and every night, only to crash and burn by […]