Category: Food

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, , / 8 Comments
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IceBox Eclair Dessert, Great for Bake Sales and Company Parties

IceBox Eclair Dessert, Great for Bake Sales and Company Parties

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means holiday parties at work are being put on everyone’s calendar. What does that mean? It is time to dust off some dessert recipes! Hubby recently had a bake sale at work so in order to be unique and not bring the same old thing everyone else does, we made an Icebox Eclair dessert. I say we because he sent me a text saying he has to bring this to work and to help him remember, and I was nice and put all the ingredients on the shopping list and reminded him to make it […]

Posted November 23, 2015 by Julie in Food, TopPosts, / 12 Comments
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Pantry Sausage Bake Casserole

Pantry Sausage Bake Casserole

When you’re too busy/lazy to go grocery shopping early in the weekend and you start running out of prepared food, it is an interesting game to see what you can make out of pantry and freezer items. Earlier I had made a Taco Bake Casserole with the last pound of ground beef I found in the freezer (happy it thaws pretty quickly in a bowl of hot water). The recipe called for half a box of elbow noodles, but I was making it from memory and just made the whole box, then realized I had way too much and divided it. […]

Posted November 16, 2015 by Julie in Food, / 5 Comments
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Take the #DinnerCall Challenge and Enjoy Some Unplugged Family Meals

Take the #DinnerCall Challenge and Enjoy Some Unplugged Family Meals

Thank you BillionDinners for sponsoring this challenge. What is more important than spending time with your family? Family time is extremely important as it helps us be a stronger, healthier family unit. Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to foster these strong relationships, and yet nowadays we’re so busy that we’re always multitasking or are distracted when we eat. While my husband was deployed I basically ate my meals alone, unless I made plans with some friends. I tried to have a meal with friends at least once a week to have the benefit of company and […]

Posted October 27, 2015 by Julie in Family, Food, Sponsored, / 4 Comments
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Trying out some Honest Tea flavors

Trying out some Honest Tea flavors

Note: I received a box of teas from Honest Tea to share my unboxing experience. My lovely box of teas from Honest Tea arrived just in time to start enjoying them over the weekend! Here are the different flavors that were in my collection: Honey Green Tea Unsweet Lemon Tea Peach Tea Pomegranate Blue Flavored Herbal Tea Raspberry Tea Orange Mango Flavored Herbal Tea Half Tea & Half Lemonade   I thought I would share some quick thoughts on the different flavors and let you know which ones I loved the best. First and foremost, if you know me at all, […]

Posted October 27, 2015 by Julie in Food, Reviews, / 0 Comments
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My First Time Using a Spiralizer, How Did I Do? #Brieftons

My First Time Using a Spiralizer, How Did I Do? #Brieftons

I received the product in exchange for my honest review. My Experience: I was intimidated by this spiralizer because I had no idea how to use it. The lovely people at Brieftons provide a free recipe book, but I had to find some videos on how to use it to really get an idea of what to do. It just doesn’t come with instructions. I decided to go with an easy option, and picked a zucchini. I was wondering at first whether the zucchini needed to be cooked first, but the online consensus was you just use a regular fresh […]

Posted October 5, 2015 by Julie in Food, Reviews, / 3 Comments
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Yummy healthy goodies delivered to your door by UrthBox

Yummy healthy goodies delivered to your door by UrthBox

Thanks UrthBox for providing me with this yummy box of healthy goodies for review! All opinions are completely 100% mine. Look at this amazing box of healthy snacks I received from UrthBox! The snacks taste great and are good for you as well. I can’t say that about most of my snack choices so I am excited to have the opportunity to try out UrthBox and do my body a favor. I really like how the snack box has so much variety as well as foods I may not eat enough of (like the kale chips). There’s a good mix of […]

Posted June 10, 2015 by Julie in Food, Reviews, / 8 Comments
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Perfect for Potluck: Russian Beet Salad

Perfect for Potluck: Russian Beet Salad

My workplace had an International Luncheon potluck recently and I decided to make Russian Beet Salad. I wanted something that didn’t need to be heated up and could be made in advance and refrigerated until ready to serve. I also, obviously, wanted to make something I grew up eating, and it had to be fairly easy to make. I decided to go with the beet salad since it is a pretty well-known Russian dish, and much easier to make and serve at a potluck than Borscht (beet soup) would be or Olivier (Russian potato salad, another well-known dish with many more […]

Posted May 28, 2015 by Julie in Food, TopPosts, , / 18 Comments
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