Our Little Life Hack #4: Healthy Popsicles & Avoiding Food Waste

I don’t know about you, but it seems as though on the weeks I’ve bought the 1 lb pack of strawberries, the pack is gone in a day or two.  Everyone wants strawberries! So on my next weekly grocery shopping trip, I buy the 2 lb pack of strawberries and I end up throwing away old, yucky strawberries by the end of the week because barely any were eaten.  It’s so difficult to guess whether this week will be a strawberry week or not.  By the way, this goes for lots of different fruits in my household, not just strawberries.  So what can I do to avoid wasting perfectly good produce that my kids are just “not in the mood for” this week?  Hello healthy popsicles!Read More »

Our Little Life Hack #2: Add Some Flavor to Your Water

Welcome to our new series: Our Little Life Hacks!  Check back each week for a quick trick or tip to simplify and improve your life. Remember, little steps help us to stick with a new change or habit.  

We all know that drinking lots of water each day is great for our health.  It helps our body flush out toxins, improves our skin, hydrates our bodies, and the list goes on.  However, some of us get bored of drinking just plain water all day.  That’s where our next Little Life Hack comes in: add flavor to your water.
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DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries

For Mother’s Day this year, my husband surprised me with an order of the yummiest, most beautiful chocolate covered strawberries.  My two little ones noticed what I received, and since they love chocolate and strawberries, they each asked for one.  I did share a bite with each of them, but I ultimately told them these were Mommy’s strawberries.  This lead to my five year old immediately asking if we could make some of our own with the strawberries that I had in the fridge.  I agreed, and here we are with a new blog post for you. 🙂

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Frugal Living: How to Feed Your Family for a Week With Just One Chicken! Recipe #9: Chicken Parmesan Bake

This is post nine in the series that started with the crockpot whole chicken.  Just finding out about this great series? Start here to catch up.

Did you catch the teaser for this blog post over on our Facebook page on Monday?  If not, make sure to head there and click “follow” so you don’t miss out on anything else in the future. For those of you who saw it, here’s what you’ve been waiting for…

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What’s in the Garden? Zucchini and Crookneck Squash

The zucchini plants have grown a lot in the past month.  Big yellow flowers began appearing and the honey bees have been busy spreading the pollen from flower to flower.  I have enjoyed my morning strolls in the garden watching the tiny zucchini grow larger each day.  This week I began harvesting zucchini and crookneck squash from my garden.  Oh, the joys of springtime in the garden!Read More »

Quick and Easy Crabstick Cucumber Snacks

This week’s recipe is perfect for quite a few scenarios.  The first time I had this, I ate it as a great finger food at a family wedding.  Then I learned to make it at my home and served it as an appetizer at quite a few dinners.  Lately, I’ve been using it as my Lenten-friendly Friday lunch.  It does fall under the category of “easy recipes,” but I’m not so sure how healthy it is with the crabstick and mayo.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sure you could substitute greek yogurt for the mayo.  Let me know if you try it this way and how it comes out.Read More »