Give Veggies a Chance

Are you a veggie lover? No? Want to be? I mean, it is what all the cool people are eating. It doesn't even matter what food cult you belong to. It's not just a vegan or vegetarian thing. Last month I was reminded of why some people aren't fans of vegetables. I had the pleasure of chaperoning…

It’s Time to Broaden Your Horizons (Or…If My Husband Eats It, You Should At Least Give It a Try)

When I reminisce about my childhood, I honestly don’t remember if I was a picky eater or not. I want to say I wasn’t, but I’m fairly confident my mom would bring up all kinds of examples proving me wrong. What I will admit to, is being picky about meat. I just didn’t like it. I…

From Terracotta Pets to Donuts

So just how does a chia seed go from a novelty gift sensation to a superfood? Really. How does that happen? I mean novelty gifts typically do not have a practical function, while superfoods are thought to have significant health promoting abilities. See what I'm getting at here? This doesn't make sense. In this particular case,…

“Pick Your Berry” Muffins

Happiness is...a warm muffin. This muffin? Not as nutritious. See what I mean? And unfortunately, these are the muffins being sold at the snack cart at school. I struggle with the snack cart. Want to know what else they sell? Poptarts. Cheerio's cereal bars. French Toast Crunch cereal bars. I bet you can already guess…

Be Prepared: It’s Not Just for Boy Scouts

This past week I went back to work for teacher inservice, and I quickly realized how much I needed to reestablish my organizational abilities in the meal preparation department. I can't tell you the amount of stress I experienced when I arrived home absolutely starving, and realized I had no plan for dinner. As a result, this…