Weekly Meal Plan: April Week 1

Weekly Meal Plan: April Week 1

A mom’s job is never easy. We have so much to juggle, so much to think about, so much to do but my goal is to help make meal prep a little easier. I host monthly meal prep workshops but if we cannot connect IRL, I want to offer solutions and ideas that you can implement at home. Today I am sharing my first weekly meal plan. It is my very first attempt and I have big goals for it but I am starting small. Please read on to see the plan. I would love to hear your thoughts on ways to improve it.

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The kitchen is the Heart of your Health

The kitchen is the Heart of your Health

Last week I had the honor of speaking about a topic that is near and dear to my heart, the kitchen, and how it relates to our health. The event, American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon, serves as a platform to raise awareness for heart health in women and act as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. Since this mission aligns with my personal mission, I was excited to participate in the Wellness Expo and lunch speaker series here in the Central Valley. Read on to see some of my speech but more importantly some insight on why the kitchen is the most important room in your home.

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Kids in the Kitchen- Minestrone Soup Recipe

Kids in the Kitchen- Minestrone Soup Recipe

With our ever growing to do lists it can be hard to slow down to make dinner let alone invite the kids into the kitchen to help. I have made a conscious effort to designate 1 day a week to cooking with my girls. This week we really needed to load up on veggies so we made a yummy Minestrone soup that the whole family devoured. Read on to see my tips for including kids in the kitchen as well as the recipe to warm you up this winter.

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Gingerbread Fun- Books and Bites

Gingerbread Fun- Books and Bites

This month I turned into the Gingerbread man. I hosted a decorating party every weekend so my house and car was concerted into a candy factory. I could have stopped to build a house at a moment’s notice (not that that’s a skill that actually comes in handy). I couldn’t let the month end without sharing one of my favorite ‘Book & Bites’ pairing. Check out my favorite gingerbread story and recipe on the blog- even if you have to archive it to use next year.

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Holiday Traditions- Olive Oil Lemon Drop Cookies

Holiday Traditions- Olive Oil Lemon Drop Cookies

What makes the holidays so special? It there a certain magic in the air? Is it because of the anticipation of the “big day” or is it because you look forward to the annual traditions? My guess is that your annual rituals is what makes it so special. I am now in the stage of my motherhood journey to really recognize why traditions are important to us and to purposefully choose which activities we partake in. Read on to find out my reasoning, along with our favorite family traditions and the recipe for our annual Lemon Drop cookies.

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