7 Taco Tuesday Recipe Ideas

7 Must have taco recipes for taco night tuesday

One thing that I love is trying new recipes.  I was born and raised in South Texas so I am a huge taco lover.  You can toss practically anything in a tortilla and call it a taco.  And I will most likely try it because I love tacos that much.  We make tacos at home often so I am excited to try some of these Taco Tuesday recipe ideas.  And if you really wanted to you can try one new taco recipe per day for a week!  You can never have too many tacos, right? 1.  7 Layer Tacos // The bigger the taco, the better, right?  Absolutely! 2. Rotisserie Chicken Tacos // These tacos look perfect for using up leftover chicken. 3. Quinoa Taco Bowls // These taco bowls are meatless and still protein packed because of the quinoa!  And full of flavor too! 4. Texas Tacos // I love anything that … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

Quick and easy back to school breakfast ideas

Let's face it, Back-to-School season is both exciting and daunting. Students are excited for new possibilities and a fresh, new start. It's daunting for moms and dads because of we have the responsibility of making sure the kids get a healthy breakfast before taking off for a long day of school activity. Send them to school on a full belly and they can concentrate on their assignments. Send them to school on an empty belly and they listen to their bellies rumbling instead of the teacher teaching. I've gathered a bunch of quick and easy breakfast recipes and ideas that will keep them full and focused until lunch time. /1/ Mini Whole Wheat Cinnamon French Toast Waffle Dunkers - Running late this morning? These french toast waffle dunkers can be made days in advance and frozen ahead … [Read more...]

7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

7 healthy back to school lunch ideas

In our house the new school year begins in 22 days. {that's right, I'm counting down!} This means I have right at 3 weeks to buy back-to-school supplies, clothes, AND go grocery shopping for lunches. Like all parents, I want my kids to have a successful school year. If that's going to happen they're going to need healthy lunches to keep their brains fueled throughout the school day. Fresh fruits and veggies along with a filling sandwich or wrap is always the base of my kids lunches. Add in a sweet treat and a bottle of water and they have a healthy, nutritious lunch. Today I have 7 Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas that will give you a head start on giving your child a successful school year through a full belly and fueled brain. /1/ BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Wraps - This chicken … [Read more...]

7 Summer Salads For Beat-the-Heat Dishes

7 summer salads to try!

You know what I love to eat during the summer?  Salads.  Any and every kind out there.  I have always been a big fan of salads, but I love them even more during the summer.  There is just something about eating a cool, crisp salad on a warm day.  Plus, you can pretty much toss whatever you want in them and call it dinner.  (Or lunch.)  And if you need a little inspiration, I'm sharing 7 summer salads that you just have to try! 1.// Loaded BBQ Chicken Salad //  I love this salad for two reasons - one you can use left over BBQ'ed chicken and two its loaded!  Who doesn't love a loaded salad? 2.// Cobb Salad Recipe // Cobb salad is a classic, but when its piled high with all the fixings its anything but ordinary! 3.//Cornbread Salad //I love this fun twist on a basic salad.  Throw … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Meal Planning with Success

5 tips for meal planning featuring

If you want to make one change in your life that will dramatically improve your ability to make homemade food for your family, start planning your meals ahead of time. “Learning how to put your favorite meals together into a schedule is a vital kitchen skill that every adult should master.” - Conquering Your Kitchen, page 49 Why Bother Meal Planning? When I began to move away from processed food in favor of a homemade lifestyle a few years ago, the logistics were overwhelming. Day after day, I labored over decisions about what to eat for the next meal. I found myself heading to the grocery store four or five times a week picking up food for the next couple days. It was a stressful transition. But then I discovered meal planning, and life became so much easier. Meal planning … [Read more...]

Fruit Infused Water Recipes for Summer

Fruit Infused Water Recipes for Summer feature

Are you a water drinker? If you are, do you drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day? I'll be honest, I do not like water. It's plain, flavorless, not carbonated and flat out boring. However, recently I've discovered a way to give water flavor and even make it beautiful. Dare I say that I'll even drink 8 glasses a day if prepared in my new found way. I'm talking about infusing water with fruits and herbs to bring it to life...or at least make it more interesting and flavorful. Today I have a bunch of varieties that are easy, beautiful and FULL of flavor. Strawberry Lime Cucumber and Mint Water - Doesn't that sound refreshing? Make a big pitcher of this recipe and set it out while you're lounging by the pool. Lemon Raspberry Water - Drinking flavor infused water is … [Read more...]