Category: Food

15-Minute Family Favorite Dinner: Salsafied Chicken and Rice

15-Minute Family Favorite Dinner: Salsafied Chicken and Rice

I was hired by The Women Bloggers/Megaphone Influence on behalf of Riceland Foods to participate in this #ProntoPerfectRice campaign. Opinions are mine. Your stomach growls and you can almost taste a yummy meal as you drive home after a long day at the office. Dinner is definitely on your mind as you sit in traffic. The end of the day means hungry mouths to feed, including your own, and patience for cooking a complicated meal is just nonexistent. You check the fridge for leftovers, but then remember you packed those for your lunches. What do you do now? This is when […]

Posted July 11, 2016 by Julie in Food, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 43 Comments
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How to make the best No-Guilt Breakfast: Strawberry Blondie Bars mix

How to make the best No-Guilt Breakfast: Strawberry Blondie Bars mix

Thank you to Silver Fern Brands for facilitating this conversation.  Affiliate links are used in this post, earning me a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own. Does your toddler have a sweet tooth? You know where the little one got it from, right? Raise your hand if you have a sweet tooth, too! One of the biggest struggles I have is feeding my little guy. He used to be a fantastic eater. He used to sit with his mouth open in a “food goes in here” gesture. Now, he just takes and throws everything […]

Posted June 20, 2016 by Julie in Food, Sponsored, , , / 36 Comments
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Fun Uses for Baby Cereal

Fun Uses for Baby Cereal

I was hired by The Women Bloggers and Kendal King Group to participate in this #CookingWithGerber campaign. Opinions (and excitement for the fun uses for baby cereal) are mine.  Having children means life will continually change. The baby will grow and change so quickly, sometimes you just blink and your newborn is starting to transition to solid foods.  Then that baby grows so fast that you end up with extra baby cereal as your baby moves on to more food options. There’s good news, though: Gerber baby cereal is a perfect staple to be used in other delicious meals. These […]

Posted June 13, 2016 by Julie in Food, Sponsored, TopPosts, , / 51 Comments
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Quick and Easy Dinner Idea: Steam Your Food #ReadyChefGo

Quick and Easy Dinner Idea: Steam Your Food #ReadyChefGo

Thanks to Ready.Chef.Go! for sponsoring this conversation. As a busy working mom, dinner can sometimes be an oversight and we just throw together whatever leftovers we have and call it good. It is a constant battle of shopping list vs. meal plan and planning ahead for the week’s meals. Then, of course, comes the cooking part. The dreaded “When will dinner be ready?” question. It doesn’t have to be this way. Finding a few quick and easy meals are an absolute must in your working mom toolbelt. Today I’m sharing this super quick meal idea using Ready.Chef.Go! Cooking Bags. I […]

Posted June 8, 2016 by Julie in Food, Reviews, Sponsored, / 7 Comments
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Enjoy Sensory Play with Edible Dirt for Dia de los Ninos

Enjoy Sensory Play with Edible Dirt for Dia de los Ninos

This #HoneyNutCheerios #NuestroCereal Dia de los Niños campaign was sponsored by General Mills Big G Cereals through Acorn Influence. All opinions are mine. Children are an absolute joy to watch play, and it is so much more fun to engage with them in a fun activity. I recently learned about the Día de los Niños holiday, and I think it is brilliant! Why not have a special day to focus on children and their fun learning experiences while making memories. Sure, we strive for that on a regular basis, but how special is it to have a holiday just for […]

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3 Easy Healthy Toddler Meals with Hummus

3 Easy Healthy Toddler Meals with Hummus

I was hired by The Women Bloggers to participate in this #HummusMadeEasy campaign led by Kendal King Group and #SoapboxInfluence on behalf of BUSH’S® Hummus Made Easy. Opinions (and excitement in creating these easy healthy toddler meals) are mine.    Feeding a tiny human should not be so difficult. But if your young toddler is anything like my 17-month-old, food is rejected (and tossed) immediately as a rule before even giving it a taste. There might be about a handful of foods he is willing to eat without a song and dance, pleading, or attempts at tough love (“I guess […]

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Tea Lovers Rejoice, and Celebrate my Birthday with me

Tea Lovers Rejoice, and Celebrate my Birthday with me

It’s no secret that I love tea. I much prefer tea over coffee. Anyone else like me? Only a few years ago did I learn about loose leaf tea and all the delicious flavor options that are out there. Now I’m a bit addicted to trying new flavored teas, loose-leaf or not. Loose-leaf tea drinking might be new to some people, and it was a little bit of a learning curve for me until I realized I needed to get a steeping ball in the right size to fit my cup (the first one I bought was HUGE by accident). […]

Posted April 13, 2016 by Julie in Food, Giveaways, Reviews, / 10 Comments
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Healthy Toddler Breakfast: Eggs and Spinach

Healthy Toddler Breakfast: Eggs and Spinach

Today I’m sharing a quick tip with you on how I make a healthy breakfast for my toddler. My toddler is a very picky eater, so most of the time the food I try to have him try ends up tossed to the floor, for the dogs to enjoy. I do want my little guy to eat some veggies, so I’ve tried mixing them in his food that I know he will eat. Baby H loves scrambled eggs, so I wanted to mix in some veggies while cooking them. I first tried cutting up spinach into tiny pieces and cooking […]

Posted March 23, 2016 by Julie in Food, TopPosts, , / 14 Comments
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Healthy Snacking for Toddlers

Healthy Snacking for Toddlers

I was hired by The Women Bloggers to participate in this #GerberLilBeanies campaign led by Kendal King Group on behalf of Nestle. All opinions are mine. Raise your hand if you have a very busy toddler who refuses to sit or stand still. Keep ’em up if getting said toddler to sit still long enough to eat a healthy meal is a daily struggle. Me, too! What can we do to ensure we provide healthy snacking options for our toddlers? Sometimes I feel like this little boy of mine wants to live off honey-flavored crackers and cereal. Getting him to […]

Posted March 9, 2016 by Julie in Food, Parenting, Sponsored, / 12 Comments
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DIY Hunter’s Stew aka Slow Cooker Venison Stew

DIY Hunter’s Stew aka Slow Cooker Venison Stew

My husband likes to fill our freezer with game meat each winter so he’s a busy man during hunting season. He recently came home with two deer and we decided to process them ourselves to be budget-friendly. We ground up most of it but there were some solid slabs of meat that were just too good to grind up, so we decided to do a type of stew with it. We had this recipe for chicken, green beans, and potatoes all in one pan but we’ve always wanted to switch it to a slow cooker meal since the potatoes usually […]

Posted December 8, 2015 by Julie in Food, TopPosts, / 7 Comments
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