Back to School {Simplified} **Giveaway and $45 in Clothing Credits**

“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 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

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

 . 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”

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

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

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

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