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Gluten-Free Spring Pea, Chicken & Mushroom Pasta

This easy gluten-free pea, chicken and mushroom pasta is the perfect springtime dinner! Bursting with healthy fresh spring produce and herbs, it’s creamy and delicious. I love spring! Summer has always been my favorite season and I kind of ignored the lowly spring. This year though, I’m living for it! Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but I notice the longer days, the warmer weather and the signs of the earth coming to life all around me. Little purple flowers are popping up in my backyard. It’s light out after 6 pm. My sons are taking off their jackets and refusing to put them back on. Spring is in the air! Best of all – spring produce is popping up at the farmers market! My market is bursting with fresh herbs, mushrooms, peas, asparagus – you name it. So I came up with a delicious gluten-free chicken and mushroom pasta.…

An Honest Review of Monat Collagen Key

After hearing about this “vegan collagen” supplement and doing a dramatic eye roll, I thought it was time I do an honest review of Monat Collagen Key. I found out about Monat’s Collagen Key in a local mom group on Facebook when one mom asked for collagen recommendations and another mom said, “Collagen is made from boiled up bones! EW! So gross. Dm me to try this vegan collagen that helped my hair grow eight inches in a year!” I didn’t know what she was talking about, but there are three things I know from that comment: This person is clearly disconnected from food, nature and how food is grown. Bones aren’t “ew, gross!” Let’s not talk like 12 year-old girls, especially surrounding a food that has been a staple of peoples’ diets for millions of years, and still is in many parts of the world. Just because something seems…

Six Ways To Get Kids To Eat Healthy Food

I have a four year-old and a two year-old and while eating isn’t without it’s challenges, we have a schedule and some ground rules. These are my tried and true six ways to get kids to eat healthy food. “You’re so lucky your kids are good eaters.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that in my four years of parenting. The truth is, it’s not luck. It’s years of thoughtful, mindful decisions surrounding food choices for our family. I realize it’s not this easy for everyone, particularly marginalized moms, moms who are on WIC, moms of color and moms who live in food deserts. But for the average mom, which most people reading this blog are, here are six ways to get kids to eat healthy food. One snack a day. Our kids are snacked out. They get snacks at school, at activities and seemingly between breakfast,…

Brussels Sprout Breakfast Potatoes

These Brussels sprout breakfast potatoes were something I tossed together out of the remnants of my fridge…and there were EFFING AMAZING. I’m really not into food waste. Like, it bothers me. It’s horrible for the earth. It costs us more money. It’s not sustainable. The list goes on. So last Thursday when I had next to nothing in my fridge (I grocery shop on Fridays) and I came across a half empty back of shredded Brussels…I had to get creative. I don’t love sauteed Brussels. I didn’t want eat straight up Brussels and eggs. But I do love breakfast potatoes. And crispy Brussels are DELICIOUS. So you combine the two, wam bam boom. Perfect breakfast side. Served with two or three runny eggs? Perfect breakfast. Health benefits of Brussels sprout breakfast potatoes: cruciferous veggies are anticarcinogenic cooked and cooled potatoes are a resistant starch, meaning they feed beneficial bacteria in…

Chicken & Refried Bean Tostadas

I randomly made these chicken & refried bean tostadas and now I will not eat anything else because they’re so. damn. good. I grocery shop every Friday. I make a rough meal plan, then make a grocery list based off the ingredients I’ll need to make those meals. Prior to doing this, I check and see what’s on sale at Whole Foods so I don’t end up spending seven hundred dollars on groceries. And it turns out that A Dozen Cousins beans were on sale. I also discovered that you can purchase these beans at a discount on Amazon (here). And here’s the thing: this post is NOT sponsored. I am certain A Dozen Cousins have no idea who I am. But I know who they are, because as it turns out, their beans are FREAKING AMAZING. But a little backstory. I went pretty strict paleo/Weston A. Price back in…

Keto Grapefruit Margarita

I love a margarita, particularly when it’s low sugar and doesn’t give me a raging hangover from one sip. Which is why I came up with this keto grapefruit margarita! I love tequila. I realize it probably sounds bad to say that I love a particular alcohol, but I have a healthy relationship with booze. I think a lot of people, particularly during the pandemic, have turned to alcohol for comfort and stress relief. This is how NOT drink alcohol. The only time I drink alcohol is with food and to have fun. A nice dinner our with my husband, a cookout in our backyard, with friends. Keep in mind that alcohol makes you feel more of whatever you’re already feeling, so while it can enhance fun, it can also make you feel worse if you’re already feeling down. Benefits of a keto grapefruit margarita: this recipe is low in…

Crockpot Beef & Veggie Greek Stew

This crockpot beef & veggie greek stew is so easy, delicious and healthy. It’s also keto, paleo and gluten-free! I like crockpot meals. They make my life easier. I can throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and take my kids to the park and come home a few hours later and BAM. Dinner is ready. Usually I “forget” a snack and my kids are so hungry they eat it. By forget I mean I don’t bring snacks so that I don’t have any when my kids ask for some. It’s okay for kids to get hungry. It’s good for their digestion and for the amount of food they eat, aprticularly as designated meal times. I’m not against snacks, but I AM against snacking all damn day, which seems to be the norm with kids these days. My son has breakfast at 8am, goes to school, has a snack…

Smoked Salmon Breakfast Potatoes

These smoked salmon breakfast potatoes are perfect for Spring and even better for an Easter brunch! You guys. I love smoked salmon. I love potatoes. I love sour cream, and you can bet your ass I love fresh herbs. This dish is screams spring time to me – fresh potatoes, bright herbs and seriously ideal for a brunch outside. Preferably paired with a green juice mimosa. Plus, it’s actually really, really healthy. I know keto is all the rage, and I’m not bashing keto. It works vert, very well for some people. But just because keto works well for some people, does not mean that carbs are unhealthy. Just like keto is not inherently unhealthy. What works for one person will not work for another. For me, as a woman in my fertile years who is active and works out and has a fairly stressful life – carbs are a…

Keto Rotisserie Chicken Salad

I’ve stared buying a rotisserie chicken once a week. Could I make one? Yes. I could. But I have two kids, a business to run, a house to clean, food to prep and I just want a damn pre-made chicken, okay?! Also, I’ve been blogging for ten years. TEN YEARS. I blogged when no one knew what it was and people thought I was fucking nuts. Now, I have to write at least 300 words for my post to have good SEO, and good SEO means Google will share my recipes and posts when people search for them. Are you annoyed by all this text when you just want the damn keto rotisserie chicken salad recipe? SO AM I. So if you haven’t seen it yet, I have a “jump to recipe” button above. Feel free to use it to be taken directly to the recipe. Because I know you…

Spinach & Feta Chicken Burgers

These spinach & feta chicken burgers are easy to make, super healthy and perfect for meal prep! I made these spinach & feta chicken burgers last Sunday when I was meal prepping and YOU GUYS. They are so, so good. I threw some easy items together, popped them on the grill and they turned out to be really delicious. Health benefits of these spinach & feta chicken burgers: chicken is a complete source of protein and protein is essential for mood management, neurotransmitter production, muscle function and so much morerich in herbs that are anti-inflammatory and loaded with antioxidants and polyphenolsthis recipe is low carb, keto, paleo, low fodmap and gluten-freespinach is a great source of b vitamins, vitamin k, folate and magnesiumfeta is an easier to digest dairy (cows milk is often more difficult for people to digest) Tips for make these spinach & feta burgers: use fresh or…