Go Bananas

Sometimes I feel like I am going bananas, especially when the kids are home this week for spring break! Today my daughter was whining for a banana while we were driving in the car (don’t you love when they are screaming while you are driving?). When we got home, my …

Nutty Questions

Happy Passover and/or Happy Easter! I haven’t figured out why my comments section under each post is not working!  People have been sending me questions via texts, emails, and Facebook messages instead.  For everyone to benefit from these terrific questions, here are some recent ones: 1.)  Can I use natural …

Pasta Party

Tonight my husband danced through the front door singing, “pasta party!”  Our kids jumped up and down chanting, “pasta party!”  That is how tonight’s healthy meal started. I rummaged through my pantry (which desperately needs to be reorganized) and found my favorite multigrain noodles and marinara sauce.  Now that you …

Cooking

This morning I attended a school function for my son (it was fabulous until the teacher announced that the kids did not need to finish out the school day – it was 10:30am!!).  While at school, several moms approached me telling me how much they liked my blog🙂  THANKS! They also …

Cookies

My son begged me to bake cookies with him after his bath last night.  Whenever one of my children wants to bake, it doesn’t matter what time it is, they know I am a sucker for baking.  Realizing the late hour, I whipped up my fastest cookie recipe.  My peanut …

Cooking

Another night of cooking one quick healthy dinner for the entire family!  I am on a roll this week!  With the warm weather in Chicago, we decided to grill.  I threw together my favorite summer marinade on chicken breasts.  Both my children slipped on their crocs and headed out on …

Ooops!

A quick note- my husband was not happy that he was not included in my blogging about our recent cooking, baking, and grilling.  He gets his hands dirty in the kitchen and on the grill too!  I can tell the kids are the happiest when we are ALL involved!

Home made pizza

Today, I am proud to say, my children ate a healthy dinner.  My son’s usual request for dinner is pizza.  Tonight we kind of made our own pizza:)  With a healthy twist, of course! We unwrapped the whole wheat crust, slathered on the sauce, sprinkled on some baby spinach, strategically …