Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad

Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad

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My favorite meals are the ones where I don’t spend too much time on but still come out delicious and good for you but I tend to lose some of my stamina to finish off meals and sometimes end up not including salads in our family meals.

Does that ever happen to you? Continue reading “Eat Smart Sweet Kale Salad”

3 Simple Ways to Boost & Keep Your Body Hydrated

This post is sponsored by Sweetleaf Stevia and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

When you think of ways to staying hydrated your default is most likely plain water, and you wouldn’t be wrong. You’re probably thinking BORING yes I know, but it’s something we have to talk about mama.Taking care of ourselves is sometimes an overlooked task, especially when we become moms.

As for me, being a work at home mom I tend to drink a lot less water when I’m home then when I’m out. We all know staying hydrated is important, just like exercising and staying away from fried foods (although I have a hard time saying no to that). Continue reading “3 Simple Ways to Boost & Keep Your Body Hydrated”

Quick & Delicious Weeknight Meal Ideas

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Quick & Delicious Weeknight Meal Ideas

Summer has you beat already? Kids are out of school and you are frantically coming up with activities to tire them down, but when dinner time comes around you’re beat and feeling just a tad uninspired to batch up some meals for your family. Continue reading “Quick & Delicious Weeknight Meal Ideas”

20 Minute Recipe | Sausage Pasta Skillet

20 Minute Recipe | Sausage Rotini Pasta Skillet

Parmigiano Reggiano Sausage Pasta Skillet Recipe

This post is sponsored by Mutti Pomodoro. All opinions are my own.

This 20 Minute recipe is super easy and the perfect quick meal for those busy mom days we all have.

This is one of my go-to recipes on a weeknight or when I really don’t feel like putting too much effort on a meal but still want to serve and eat something delicious with my family.

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My Top 4 Snack Tips – Snacking Smarter + Yummy Recipe

Snacking Smarter | My Top 4 Snack Tips

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Snacking smarter doesn’t have to be tedious or bland, with these snack tips you’ll be snacking smarter in no time. I’ll be sharing a delicious Red Pepper Hummus Recipe I love with you, that you’ll be sure to love too!

I’m a big “snacker”, I think a lot of people are too but we often choose not so good snacks. They are usually easier to grab and go, and we fall to their charm. Continue reading “My Top 4 Snack Tips – Snacking Smarter + Yummy Recipe”

Happy Friday & 4th of July Weekend + Fruit Wands!

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Hello Lovelies!

I hope you all had a great week and have something super planned for the 4th of July holiday weekend.

We’ve have now settled into my in-laws house for the time being.  Nico is having a blast hanging out with his grandparents daily. He especially enjoys when his two cousins Cam (a couple of months younger) and Hailey (a couple of months shy of 3) come over for play time.

Grandma & Grandpa are definitely happy to have all the kiddos around and mommy & daddy get a little break, okay, mommy gets a little break. LOL.

With the holiday weekend upon us I’ve been thinking about taking Nico to the beach and having him enjoy the 4th of July fireworks display. We haven’t decided if we’re taking the little one to see the fireworks show.

First, I don’t want to scare him with all the noise.  Although I’ve gotten him used to noisy things, I try to make a party about running the blender, the vacuum and anything noisy so he doesn’t scare easily, I think it has worked, but fireworks are a different story.

I’ve thought about letting him watch some YouTube videos with fireworks if maybe that will give him a better experience if we decide to take him.

Secondly, since it gets dark pretty late now, it will be past his bedtime.  He could be super cranky but nighttime and NO ONE will enjoy any fireworks.

I do think we’ll be having a simple & casual BBQ with the family to celebrate with lots of healthy snacks, especially a juicy watermelon, which I plan on cutting into little stars.  I found this easy DIY on Weelicious, they call them “Fruit Wands”, certainly better than what I would call them.

What are you doing with your family for the holiday? Got a any special activities planned? How did your children react to their first fireworks display? Let me know in the comments below.

Have a Happy 4th from our family to yours.

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Christmas Family Traditions // Salted Cod

I grew up celebrating the holidays around a big family.  This Salted Cod recipe has been a staple at every Christmas meal.  It’s super easy to make.  When I first thought of attempting to make it, I thought it would be somewhat of a hard task.  But turns out it’s not and I’m going to share it with you guys.

My father is usually the one that makes this salted cod recipe.  It’s special because well, my dad makes it.  In my family usually all the women flock to the kitchen and prepare their specialty dishes but this one falls upon my daddio. Continue reading “Christmas Family Traditions // Salted Cod”