7 Taco Tuesday Recipe Ideas

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! [sc:adsense ] 4. Texas Tacos // I love … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Meal Planning with Success

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...]

Meal Planning With Seasonal Fall Produce

Fall is that wonderful time of year when the leaves change to beautiful colors, we take the kids out to the pumpkin patch to choose pumpkins for carving, and head out to the orchard to fill buckets with apples.   But, what do we do with all of the delicious fall produce we come home with so it doesn't go to waste? Here are five delicious fall foods and five ways you can incorporate them into your meal plan, because let's face it, there are a lot of apples in those buckets and we can only eat so many fresh ones before the rest will begin to go bad. Image Source Apples: Place a few in a lovely basket and put them on display in your kitchen or on your dining room table.  These are the ones that the kids can take whenever they are looking for a healthy snack.   How about a fun game … [Read more...]