3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Taco Chicken

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Taco Chicken - 10 minutes prep, the easiest ever taco chicken!

Looking for the easiest chicken taco recipe? This easiest ever 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Taco Chicken is it! Three ingredients, your crock pot, and 10 minutes are all you need. Now grab those tortillas and enjoy! Any day now I will be mom to a 5-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a newborn. Which is completely exciting and also somewhat terrifying at the same time. I'm telling myself that planning ahead and simplifying things at home will make all the difference between feeling overwhelmed versus relaxed in parenting my three little ones. I know I'll be anxious to get back into the kitchen soon after baby girl arrives, but I also know that cooking dinner while taking care of two kids and a ... [Continue Reading]

Easiest 100% Whole-Wheat Biscuits

Easiest 100% Whole-Wheat Biscuits, made with white whole-wheat flour are unbelievably light and tender.

Who doesn't love a light, tender buttermilk biscuit? These Easiest 100% Whole-Wheat Biscuits have the delicious tang of buttermilk and a mild, nutty whole-wheat flavor without being heavy or dense. They are so easy to make with just six ingredients; you can have them on your table in no time! I'm a carbs and bread kinda girl. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that, either. I can't pass up a good muffin, scone, roll, cookie, or biscuit. A bowl of cereal is one of my favorite snacks. With my pregnancy, I need to watch my carb intake because I'm prone to high blood sugar while pregnant. And even when I'm not expecting, I try to eat a balanced diet including plenty of protein and vegetables. ... [Continue Reading]

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili Soup

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili Soup. An easy, healthy, vegetarian soup made in the crock pot!

A healthy vegetarian chili soup made entirely in the crock pot. This Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili Soup is an easy meal for lazy, chilly days. We are in full on slow cooker season around here. Last week I shared this Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna, today we have Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili Soup, and next week I have another super easy crock pot recipe to share. And those are just the new recipes that I've been working on for the blog. I've also been making my tried and true favorite slow cooker recipes during the past few weeks.  I'm putting that kitchen appliance to work! Judging by all of the slow cooker meals that I've seen popping up on my favorite blogs, ... [Continue Reading]

Cinnamon-Maple Baked Oatmeal {$200 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway!}

Cinnamon-Maple Baked Oatmeal. 5-minute prep, keeps in the fridge for quick breakfasts!

This Cinnamon-Maple Baked Oatmeal can be prepped in just 5 minutes!  It reheats well from the refrigerator, making it an ideal breakfast for busy mornings.  Topped with chopped nuts and a splash of milk, this baked oatmeal makes a hearty and healthy breakfast. How do you like your oatmeal? My favorite way to eat it is topped with chopped almonds or pecans and drenched in lots of milk. So much milk that you can hardly see the oatmeal anymore. This works out perfectly in the summertime, when it's already warm at breakfast time because all of that milk really cools down the oatmeal. In the winter, I sometimes need to reheat my bowl after adding milk to my oatmeal! When it comes to breakfast ... [Continue Reading]

Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna

Easy Slow Cooker Lasagna - 20 minutes of prep and then your crock pot does the rest!

This crock pot lasagna is possibly the easiest lasagna you will ever make. A few minutes of stovetop cooking for the meat and onions, and then into your slow cooker everything goes. Dinner will be ready when you are! Not to state the obvious or anything, but it's January. Which for many of us means we are in full-on winter. No, I don't live where it snows or gets below zero or anything, but temperatures still drop and we have our share of rainy, windy weather here. What's more comforting on a cold winter day than knowing your dinner is cooking away in the slow cooker, and making your house smell amazing at the same time? Not much, except maybe the fact that when dinnertime does ... [Continue Reading]

30 Healthy Snacks You Will Crave!

30 incredible homemade snacks, to satisfy any craving.  Sweet, salty, crunchy, creamy - I've got you covered!

30 healthy, homemade snacks to satisfy any craving.  From sweet to salty to crunchy to creamy, there's something on this list for everyone! I love snacks.  I pretty much eat all day long, with a meal or snack at least every couple of hours. (Even when I'm not eating for two!)  I have my go-to favorite snacks, but I also like to mix things up once in a while and try some new ideas. With my recent commitment to stop buying packaged snacks, I decided a list of my favorite homemade snacks plus lots of new ideas would be a great resource going into the new year. I've searched through some of my favorite blogs to put together an awesome collection of healthy snack options for you (and me, ... [Continue Reading]

Cocoa-Almond Protein Smoothie

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A healthy smoothie made with Greek yogurt, almond butter, banana, and cocoa powder.  Full of protein and nutrition, and guess what?  It tastes like dessert! Happy New Year!!! Are you making any new year's resolutions this year? I'm not setting too many goals, other than figuring out how to balance being a mom of 3 (only a few weeks until baby girl arrives!) with all of my other work and household responsibilities. I do want to remember to slow down and enjoy each day. I have a tendency to get so wrapped up in my to-do lists that I sometimes forget to enjoy all of the little moments along the way.  I want to remember 2015 as a year filled with memorable moments with my kids and ... [Continue Reading]

My Favorite Recipes of 2014

Favorite Recipes of 2014

Are you ready to ring in the new year?! I still can't quite wrap my mind around the fact that the year 2015 is about to begin. 2014 was a great year, with many memories and milestones both personally and professionally. We celebrated Julia's 5th birthday and William's 2nd birthday with family and friends. I say it again and again, but I just can't believe how fast these two are growing up. We spent a great part of the year looking forward to the arrival of our third child, a baby girl that we are so excited to welcome into our family in January. This time last year, I launched the new design of the blog. I'm still loving the design, and I'm so proud of the work that Brad and I (and my ... [Continue Reading]