This is my first recipe roundup on my blog and I am thrilled! I am so excited to team up with Jennifer from Simple Hacks Living to bring you a roundup of some great family meal recipes we have found this week! My goal is to do a Healthy Recipes Roundup every week. Don't forget to pin these pics.
Is one of your New Year resolutions to eat healthier? It is hard to change your diet! Add toddlers, husbands, and opinionated school-aged children and your New Year resolution becomes almost impossible. Simple Hacks Living and I have teamed up to share healthy family recipes for seven days of breakfast, lunch and dinner. We would love to help power your super mom healthy cooking skills!
Why? Because we are moms too. We get it! We live it! Here are our stories of healthy cooking for and with our families.
When I accepted this job as mama to my two girls, Madilyn and Juliana, I also accepted the job as their personal chef. It wasn't in the job description. However, it has become one of my most favorite parts of the job. Feeding them healthy food now while they are young, hopefully, will lead to healthy eating habits and balanced lifestyle decisions later in life. For us, many of our crafts and preschool and toddler activities happen in the kitchen. After preschool, while my 2-year-old Juliana naps, Madilyn (my 5 year old) joins me in the kitchen. We prepare dinner. We wash dishes. We talk about her day. We have a snack together. She begs to watch a TV show. I usually give in after she helps me for awhile. Win-win for us both. I hope she remembers us cooking together when she is older.
I am a mama of two food allergy kids. Do they have the same food allergies? Of course not, that would just be too easy! Our adventure dealing with food allergies have changed our lives for the better. I started reading, understanding, and being totally grossed out by food labels! What did I do about food labels? We switched to 90% real food with the occasional processed foods. I am constantly working on new recipes to get rid of the 10% of our menu that is processed food! I also create recipes so my kids don't "miss out" because of food allergy restrictions. I have convinced them that homemade is the best, and that I can make almost anything with coconut milk, vegan butter, and nut alternatives.
Are you ready for a whole week of ideas! I know that I need as many ideas as possible to keep out of a recipe rut. Jennifer and I hope this list helps you get or keep on your healthy family journey. Which recipe is your family favorite? Please share with us! Post as a comment below. We love to hear about your family healthy success stories!