Quinoa and veggie stuffed bell peppers

After eating spinach salads for the last few weeks, I finally got sick of em and decided to investigate other ways to get more veggies into my diet. Plus, my spinach went bad so I was left with a bunch of red and white onions, green and red bell peppers and other veggies but no lettuce or spinach to mix them with. So not wanting … Continue reading Quinoa and veggie stuffed bell peppers

Sweet potato/pumpkin slow cooker vegetarian chili

This recipe is definitely a keeper! Not only was it delicious but all you have to do is throw the ingredients into your crock pot and cook anywhere from 4-8 hours. I let mine sit for about 5 hours on a higher setting and it yielded a nice end result. The large amount of veggies and beans makes this chili the perfect fall comfort food. … Continue reading Sweet potato/pumpkin slow cooker vegetarian chili

Thai whole grain spaghetti with homemade peanut sauce

So per usual, I attempted to experiment in the kitchen yesterday and failed miserably. I have heard a lot of good things about spaghetti squash so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and see what all the hype was about. I understand the concept behind it; for those looking for a lower calorie pasta option, spaghetti squash gives you a similar texture and … Continue reading Thai whole grain spaghetti with homemade peanut sauce

DIY: Build your own taco bar

I’ve always wanted to do a taco night. And since Edward was so sweet the other day surprising me with a brand new kitchen aid food processor AND a surprise packed picnic lunch at the park, I decided taco night would be a fun way to say “thank you”. I decided to keep it somewhat simple and just offer lettuce, whole grain tortillas, and Mexican … Continue reading DIY: Build your own taco bar

How to raise a healthy eater: Part 12

Welcome to the 12th and final installment of the healthy eater series. This post is going to discuss fun, tasty, healthy snacks that are easy to make. Avocado Crunch – Let children mash 1 ripe avocado in a bowl. Add juice from half a lemon, 2 tsp of sunflower seeds, and a pinch of salt. Spread over cucumber slices or serve with vegetable slices or … Continue reading How to raise a healthy eater: Part 12

How to raise a healthy eater: Part 3

As you can see from the title, this is part 3 to the “raising a healthy eater” series. This section is going to focus more on introducing kids to fruits and veggies in ways that are fun. Let kids play with their food! – ask kids to describe the shapes of fruits and veggies – make faces on bread or bagel halves. spread cream cheese … Continue reading How to raise a healthy eater: Part 3