How to Get Your Kids to EAT at Meal Time

At some point most parents will find themselves in a food struggle with their kids.  Maybe they refuse to try new foods.  Maybe it's a texture thing and hard to figure out meals that they will enjoy.  Or maybe they are just not hungry.  Whatever the reason, it can…

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Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli and Chicken

Straight out of the Fixate Cookbook - this macaroni and cheese with broccoli and chicken is the perfect comfort food!  Created by Autumn Calabrese, founder of the 21-Day Fix, this recipe is surely going to be a family favorite!  This recipe and pic are taken right out of the…

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Cookie Dough

Remember how good that raw cookie dough used to be?  YUMMMMMM ~  please tell me that I'm not the only one who used to love taking a big glob right off the spoon and gnawing at the chocolate chip goodness?  Come on... it can't be just me?  lol Here…

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Roasted Butternut Squash

This is the perfect side dish and so simple!  I have to be honest, until these past 2 months I'd never even tasted butternut squash.  I kept seeing people post pictures and recipes of butternut squash soup so I became interested in giving it a try.  I did make…

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Roasted Salted Chickpeas

These roasted chickpeas make the perfect late night snack to avoid diving into that bag of potato chips. I've added these onto my salad, too, for an extra crunch and to avoid adding on some croutons or bacon. Test them out for your "crunch preference" - the longer you…

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Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Sweet snacks sometimes suck me right in.  I am always looking for something sweet that won't add another dimple to my thigh.  These cinnamon roasted chickpeas are a healthier option for sure.  Just a bit of cinnamon and sugar and they totally curb that sweet tooth!  Enjoy!   Cinnamon…

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Roasted Spicy Chickpeas

Ever get that salt craving late at night?  Yep, me, too.... often!  No more diving into that salty bag of potato chips that I love so very much.  Give these a try instead!  These roasted chickpeas have been a life saver for me.  I use them on my salads…

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Peanut Butter Yogurt Apples

Looking for a fast and yummy snack?  My kids also love this one... you can either "dip" the apples in or just cube them up and mix them in.  It's a filling snack that combines fruit, protein, and healthy fats... what more could you ask for?  Enjoy! Peanut Butter…

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2016 – I won’t necessarily miss ya….

Well 2016, we certainly had our ups and downs.....  what a year it's been!  My family and I have definitely been on quite the roller coaster this year.  From a major surgery, to loss of a loved one, to job changes.... this has been a year full of stress…

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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Muffins

These little bite sized muffins are delicious and make the perfect healthy appetizer to take to any party or game!  We love most buffalo chicken type apps.... but most of them are loaded up with cream cheese, sour cream, buttermilk ranch, and tons of cheese.  This is the perfect…

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