You want your hungry family to enjoy healthy and delicious meals, but you’re not a short order cook and you don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen. With a little planning and guidance, you can feed your family balanced meals that everyone — kids and adults — will love.

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Homemade Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade unsweetened cinnamon applesauce is quick and easy to make, has just three ingredients, and no added sugar.  Pin the Recipe Guess what?! I have another apple recipe for you today* and this time it’s one I know your kids will love. In fact, my kids made this recipe with me, which was more than half the fun. *Did you see…

Healthier Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Get the essence of fall when you bite into this healthier, dairy-free and nut-free spiced pumpkin bread, scented with cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Pin the Recipe In eighth grade my classmates and I were allowed to take a cooking elective. This was long before I was interested in becoming a dietitian. I certainly never thought I would be a…

Creamy Pureed Mushroom Soup + 6 Things to Know About Mushrooms

Learn all about mushrooms and then satisfy your cravings for an umami-rich meal with this thick and creamy pureed mushroom soup – no cream added! Pin the Recipe Originally posted March 2016 following the sponsored Mushroom Council farm tour. Updated September 2019 as part of a sponsored campaign for Mushroom Month. As always, all opinions are my own.  September is a…

Top 5 Tips For Packing a Healthy and Delicious School Lunch

Packing a healthy and delicious school lunch for the kids doesn’t have to be a chore. Keep school lunch nutritious, delicious, and varied with these five tips! Pin this Post *Originally published October 2015. Updated August 2019* When I was in grade school, I remember eating a hot lunch every day. My favorite was probably the pasta bake – elbow…

Your Ultimate Guide to Back to School Meal Planning

Get ready for back to school meal planning with these healthy and fun recipes, meal ideas, and tips for kids of all ages. Pin this Post *Originally published September 2017. Updated August 2019* After a speedy summer, it’s time once again to head back to school! With the rush to buy notebooks, crayons, markers, and new backpacks, we almost forget…

40+ Quick & Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Back to School

Give your kids – and yourself – a nutritious and delicious start to the school day with these quick and healthy breakfast recipes! Pin this Post *Originally posted August 2018; Updated August 2019* School is back in session for most of your kiddos, and that means your life is probably back to being extra busy! I remember getting so excited for the…

DIY Sausage & Hot Dog Slider Bar

Have a little DIY fun at your next backyard barbecue by adding a sausage and hot dog slider bar with all the fixings! Pin this Post This post was written in partnership with The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) a contractor of the Beef Checkoff. As always, I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and all…

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