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Back to School: Simplified

“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond My oldest son is going to be a high school senior this year. A freaking senior.  I literally can’t even. Where does the time go?  That means I’ve been doing “Back to School” for twelve years of my life now. Plus three years […]

My Kitchen Essentials

These silicon molds are perfect for making your own frozen yogurt tubes.

These items are my personal kitchen essentials. You definitely don’t need every single thing here, but if you cook three meals a day, having a few good tools is very helpful! School Lunch Essentials My Favorite Kitchen Tools and Gadgets My Favorite Appliances Everything Else  

20 Gluten Free School Lunch Box Ideas


  A month’s worth of gluten free lunches! Here are 20 Gluten Free school lunch box ideas. That’s a whole month of school lunches. My family isn’t gluten or grain free, but I know many of you are, and I do try to limit the amount of wheat my kiddos eat. I made it easy […]

Darling Baby’s Lunch 1-7-14

Lunch 1-7-14

Today’s lunch has: Grass-fed, nitrate free all-beef hot dogs (always cut up hot dogs for small children or they are a choking hazard) Fermented cranberry sauce (recipe here) Grass-fed cheese Mustard for dipping Clementines Cucumbers

Make-Ahead Smoothies


One way to make weekday mornings less chaotic is to plan ahead. For years, I’ve used smoothies as a quick, healthy breakfast, but it wasn’t until I saw this commercial smoothie lunch that I realized I could freeze them just like I froze purees for my baby! Whenever I make a morning smoothie, there’s always […]

Darling Baby’s Lunch 12-16-13

Lunch 12-16-13

 . This lunch contains: Hummus with bell peppers for dipping Lacto-fermented carrots and green beans A hard boiled egg Half an avocado My attempt at Pinterest-y Santa strawberries with cream cheese

DIY Pizza “Lunchable”

Lunch 11-17-13

Kids love these pre-made lunch kits. They came out when I was in Jr. High and I begged my mom to buy them for me, and my teen begged me to buy them for him. What’s the appeal? I don’t know. Maybe assembling it at school? Maybe having the same lunch as their friends? I […]

We Stopped Using a Highchair

Darling Baby at his table

Shortly after Darling Baby had his first birthday, I decided it was time to stop using a high chair. So we went to Ikea and bought him a little table and some dishes. We wanted him to learn to sit at a table for meals and we wanted him to have furniture that was his […]

Darling Baby’s Lunch 10-3-13

Lunch 10-3-13

We stayed home today so I didn’t do any cute shapes or bento magic. The plan was to putter and get things done, but I ended up getting nothing done. We did have quite the dance party in the kitchen though! Here we have: Leftover Cranberry-Ginger Chicken from last night’s dinner Snow Peas Probiotic Ranch Dressing […]

Darling Baby’s Lunch 10-2-13

Lunch 10-2-13

Today we have: Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffin (recipe here) Black Beans Cooked in Bone Broth Pumpkin-Shaped Quesadillas (cookie cutter here) Cherry Tomato Skewer (skewers here) Lunch container available here

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