Category Archives: Recipes

5 Simple Ways to Start Each Busy Morning Healthy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #V8Mornings #CollectiveBias

Before having kids, I naively had this dream of what mornings with my children would look like. I imagined it would involve them quietly slipping into my bed for some morning snuggles and all of us laying there peacefully and maybe reading a book before we got up to enjoy the day. I would then go to the living room and do a workout video while they play nicely. The morning workout would certainly be followed up by a hearty, healthy breakfast. I was naïve.

Don’t get me wrong, that type of instance does happen . . . maybe once every six months.

Reality set in after we started actually having children. My mornings became filled with alarm clock buzzing, children fighting over the same toy, frantic rushing around trying to get everyone dressed with a naked toddler always somehow escaping before I can get clothes on him, and making sure the kids are fed.

Work out?  If I wanted to accidentally trample a child, sure! For some reason, the moment I pop that awesome workout dvd into the player, the baby suddenly wants to be in my arms even though she had ignored me all morning up until that point and the toddler starts playing roulette with my legs to see how much he can weave in and out of them without getting stepped on.

And breakfast? Ha! IF I remember to eat, it’s usually a quick granola bar or something I can grab on the go, with nutrition being more of an afterthought.

If any of this sounds similar to your type of morning, don’t lose hope! I have discovered five simple things you can incorporate for a healthy start to your day while multitasking in the process! You can have a busy morning and still be healthy.

simple ways busy morning healthy Continue reading

Ham and Cheese Stromboli (and Dipping Sauce) Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeyondTheSandwich #CollectiveBias

I made this ham and cheese stromboli last night, and it was a huge hit with my kids!

ham-cheese-stromboli-castle-wood-reserve-this-marine-wife-title

Who knew that a twist on an old classic like ham and cheese could be so delicious?

I still remember the taste and smell of the ham and cheese sandwiches that my mom would make for my school lunches when I was younger. I loved ham sandwiches!

Can I be honest here though? Continue reading

DIY Rustic Sink Organizer (for cleaning with ease) & Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScrubCloth #CollectiveBias

scotch-brite-dish-cloth-title-photo

Please raise your hand if cleaning your dishes gets you a bit frustrated because all of your dish cleaning tools are kind of all over the place! Or, am I the only one? Yes? Poo! So, I guess I’m the only one who has daydreamed about a sink organizer that actually works then? You know, one that actually holds all of your stuff and doesn’t sit halfway in your sink or have suction cups that lose their suction three weeks later. Well, if you’re with me, you don’t have to daydream any longer because I have come up with the chicest rustic sink organizer that holds everything (including your dish soap), and I’m going to show you how to make it! Continue reading

Best Ever Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

gluten-free-chocolate-chip-muffins-title-photo copy

Muffins are seriously my absolute favorite thing to eat for breakfast. I mean, who can resist pairing a chocolate chip muffin with a hot cup of coffee? Not to mention, a gluten-free one! Ahhhh! It’s glorious deliciousness packed in a handful of goodness.

*This post contains affiliate links. You can view my disclosure statement for further information.*

It is no secret that our family has Continue reading

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...