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Natalie

I mentioned last week that this is the first year our family is going to attempt some sort of New […]

Headed to potluck after potluck this season? Looking for something that’s easy to assemble, festive AND healthy? 

Growing up my grandma made the most delicious frozen pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. I’ve always thought her recipe couldn’t be […]

‘Tis the season for pumpkin and apple recipes! If you’ve taken advantage of the seasonal grocery sales or done some […]

This might be the easiest food project I’ve ever created. It took mere minutes to give these pieces of fruit […]

Have you guys ever packed smoothies in your kids’ lunches? I’m so intrigued by this idea – it seems like […]

Nut allergies are no joke and both parents and schools take them very seriously. Our family is lucky not to […]

I know, I know – August just began, don’t start the back to school stuff already! But it never hurts […]

Are you spending most of your summer days at the park or the pool this summer? Instead of picking up […]

Cereal bars and granola bars are such an easy grab-and-go snack, but most store brands come with a whole host […]

Need some dinner inspiration? I am always looking for something new to put on the table without too much fuss. […]

Sugar. Sometimes it’s my arch nemesis, sometimes it’s my best friend, most of the time it’s somewhere in between. I’ve […]

Most of us busy parents are on the look out for new ways to squeeze extra nutrition into our growing […]

Do your kids drink smoothies and/or homemade veggie juice?  A nutritious smoothie has been one of my go-to methods for […]

Our roasted chickpeas snack post (or roasted garbonzo beans, if you prefer) from last year was so popular that we […]