6 Time-Saving Kitchen Tools EVERY Busy Mom Needs!

Let's be honest - what is the ONE thing we all want more of? Its TIME, right?

We want more hours in the day. We want to squeeze out every moment of the weekend and we want to spend our time doing the things we LOVE doing, instead of slaving away in the kitchen - right?

Now, you guys know - I work really hard to feed my family healthy meals and over the years, I've really honed in on what works for us and what doesn't!

Specifically, what kitchen tools we actually use and which tools sit idly doing nothing more than taking up precious cabinet space. 

Healthy (low-carb) Shepherd's Pie

Mmmm, with the cool weather finally rolling in - nothing says fall like some delicious, homecooked comfort food!

Unfortunately, comfort food usually means calories - and the extra carbs, fat, and bloat that comes with them. Sigh.

But not this recipe! All real ingredients and still super simple to whip up - this is absolutely going into our regular rotation!

Vegan Southwest Tacos

You guys - in case you haven't noticed, its been pretty quiet here since school started, but that's simply because I've been working hard behind the scenes to launch some amazing new options to help you and your family get healthy and stay healthy!

However, I realized this awesome recipe was not on my blog (the horror!) - and it's been a family favorite for a while - shame on me for not getting this out there!

Vegan Southwest Tacos

1/4 avocado, smashed
2 Tablespoons fresh pico de gallo (save yourself some time and buy some! I grabbed mine at Trader Joe's of course:)
1/4 cup Easy Peasy Rice and Beans
1/4 cup cooked frozen organic corn (again, I used Trader Joe's)
1 organic corn tortilla

Top avocado with pico de gallo and set aside.
Mix Rice and Beans with corn.
Stuff tortilla with mixture, and enjoy!

*For the meat eaters in your family, just whip up a batch of taco meat and everyone will be happy! My kids loooove the rice and beans!

Original recipe: From the Ultimate Reset eating plan

Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower + Broccoli Bites


Could you ask for more in a snack/side dish? Completely obsessed with these and you will be too! 

Summer Roasted Vegetable Pasta

This actually wasn't the first time I've made this dish - but each time I've tweaked it a bit and finally have the perfect recipe for YOU...this pasta recipe takes no time at all and the rich/bold flavors blend together a party in your mouth! My one rule when it comes to summertime flavors - keep.it.simple.

Greek Quinoa Salad

Have you ever gone vegan? For a day, a week, or even just one meal?! Honestly - its not for me on the long-term, but after doing the Ultimate Reset for the second time (21 Day Detox/elimination diet) - I can truly say its something everyone should do at least once to see how they feel!

This recipe comes from the Reset meal plan and everyone in my group looooved it!

Clean Cookie Dough Bites

You guys know I've got a sweet tooth and these cookie dough bites have been in rotation regularly for the past 3 weeks. Nomnomnom!

21 Day Fix Honey-Lime Shrimp Mason Jar Salad

Mason jar salads - a game changer when it comes to food prep and honestly - I'm a sucker for pretty packaging and you cannot beat sheer beauty of all those healthy foods stacked in a mason jar!

21 Day Fix Honey-Lime Quinoa Bowls

Food prep. It will save your sanity. 


And this Honey-Lime Quinoa Bowl will blow your mind. 

Quinoa-Ricotta Cakes

I actually had no idea what to call these things - so Quinoa-Ricotta Cakes will have to do!

When I started this blog a little over 3 years ago - one friend said, "Well, I guess you can always stop blogging when you run out of ideas."

If there's one thing, I never seem to run out of - it's ideas! And recently, if you've been following my Facebook, IG, or Snapchat - you know I've gone "flexitarian". 

Food Prep in the Real World

How many of us have a perfectly clean fridge, stocked with a week's worth of beautifully prepped meals, just waiting to be eating on schedule?

Ummm, anyone??? Bueller, Bueller? 

Strawberry-Avocado Quinoa Salad

Quinoa pronounced (keen-wa) - have you tried it? It been all the rage and like kale, going from the "crunchy-granola" dinner tables to restaurants and dinner tables everywhere.

Packed full of protein and carbs, it makes a great main dish if you're vegan or vegetarian - or a side dish for the meat-eaters. 

No pasta? No problem - low carb, gluten free alternative to your pasta dinner!

Fact: most of my best recipes were nothing short of a happy accident - this newest one included.

If your family is anything like mine, then pasta is the one meal everyone is on board with. So, it can be really hard giving up a pasta dinner when all you want to hear is the clinking of utensils on plates. #nowhining

No Carbs After 2pm?! 3 Reasons to give it a try

It's February - which means the resolutioners are quitting, but those who are truly committed to those goals we wrote down on December 31st are still going strong - Did you know 70% of people who make fitness resolutions quit before February? Yikes!

Color- Coded for Portion-Fix containers
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