Oatmeal combinations my toddler loves

Oatmeal is a breakfast staple around here, for me as well as for my bottomless-tank toddler. I like it (for her and for me) because it’s filling, good for you and you can dress it up just about any way you please. I thought I’d share a few of Vera’s favorite oatmeal combinations if you’re…

What to do with all those raspberries

As I mentioned yesterday, we spent part of Saturday morning picking raspberries. So now we have a lot of raspberries. 🙂 Plus I learned raspberry picking goes until Halloween, so I hope we’ll be back to pick some more. Vera and I love our raspberries! I started thinking about what I can do with all…

Go-to lunch and dinner bowls

It’s easy to over-complicate lunch and dinner, don’t you think? I feel like I am always trying to out do myself, be more creative, or heck even just figure out what to eat.   I tend to focus on dinners on the blog – because that’s the toughest meal for me.  My breakfasts are usually…

Mommy + baby (toddler) breakfast

Hello! I’m checking in this morning while munching on a post-workout snack (PB toast) after a sweaty 4:30 am workout. I actually tried this new HIIT Cardio Workout from Fitness Blender and liked it a lot. It’s a similar format as some of  my other favorites, but with some new-to-me moves and less rest time….

Broccoli Lemon Pasta {customizable!} {baby-friendly!}

Simple weeknight meals are the name of the game around here, and I’ve got another good one to share with you today. Some people are afraid of pasta and all other carbs, but not me. While I am careful to not overdo it (by, say, having each one of my meals revolve around carbs), I…

Simple Potatoes with Eggs and Peas {baby-friendly!}

Sometimes the best meals are the simplest. Would you agree? I think that’s why we loved the way Tuesday’s dinner turned out. Our plan was to make this potato-egg salad from The Food Network. After re-reading the recipe, however, it seemed a little overly complicated. So, we simplified it by cooking the eggs sort of sunny-side…

Savory Sweet Potato Muffins {baby-friendly!}

These healthy, satisfying sweet potato muffins are made with paprika and black pepper for a savory snack that babies and adults will love. There’s something important you need to know about me. I’m a snacker. Phew. It feels good to get that off my chest.  Seriously though, whether because of early wake ups, long runs…

Slow Cooker Chakchouka (veggies and eggs)

Sometimes you stumble on a recipe and it’s immediately a winner, so you turn to it again and again. That’s what this chakchouka recipe is for us. I had never even heard of chakchouka or would have known how to look for a recipe like this….which is funny, because it’s such a simple, straightforward dish….

Italian-Style Turkey Meatballs for baby

Happy Friday! How was your week? Things were pretty good over here, although either allergy season is in full swing or  I have a bit of a cold. 😐 Workout wise, I rounded out the week (after swimming and a HIIT run), with strength at the gym on Thursday, while Friday turns into a rest day…

Mustard-y Lentils & Quinoa (baby-friendly!)

Tangy and satisfying, mustard-y lentils and quinoa will be a hit with the whole family.  Do you have certain dishes you turn to over and over again? I try to mix things up, but I also try to limit the number of new-to-us dishes I make during the week. That’s because, inevitably, I fail to…