3-Day Sun Pickle Tutorial

If there was a pickle-eaters anonymous; I would have to join. The sure sign of a serious habit? Your family begins to cower and hide, watching as the last of the pickles disappear. Are they really that good? You ask. Yes, really. When I fail to put the pickles out a party, my friends are all too quick to…

Blueberry Lemonade Cookies

These cookies are only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes away! In addition to their lighter-than-air texture and lemony flavor, the recipe can be interchanged with any cake mix flavor and with any in-season fruit (or made with no fruit at all!). A delicious cookie that anyone can make! The 5-ingredient cookies:  1. Boxed cake mix (we…

pin to plate!

Hi friends, happy Monday! I’m excited about this week’s pin to plate, it’s a recipe I’ve been anxious to try: Grilled Coconut Sweet Potato Kebabs! Coconut oil seems to be sneaking its way into many homes, and the combination of the sweet potato and coconut sounds too good to pass by. Here’s what you’ll need…

must-make (yes, really!) chicken meatballs

I know what you’re thinking. “There’s no such thing as a ‘must-make’ chicken meatball.”     “They might be good for her family, but my kid–eat a chicken meatball? Yeah, right.”   “Chicken meatballs are gummy and have no flavor, gross.” I know what you’re thinking–because I thought so too. But believe me, you’re wrong….

ice cream sandwich sparklers!

This will not come as a surprise to you–the Hungry Kid loves a little sparkle. The flashier, the better–as far as she is concerned, and this summertime treat certainly fits the bill. The mom in me–read practical–likes these treats because the cupcake liners & ‘handles’ keep little hands clean (or, cleaner), and the mini-size of…

the famous burrito blanket

Necessity is the mother of all invention, or so they say. That certainly is the case with this DIY–my Hungry Kid loves Mexican food. But throw a burrito her way–and forget about it. There’s no two ways about it, that tortilla is not staying rolled. I’ve tried toothpicks–“they’re too pokey.” I’ve tried quesadillas–“they don’t taste the same!”…

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delicious guilt-free almond joy

Come about 9:45pm I hear their little voices calling to me. “Eat me!”, they say. Their collective cries beckon, their decibel increasing exponentially, depending on what’s got my ear. Something sweet tucked on the cake plate? Something savory in the chip cupboard? Nothing quiets their calls like surrendering to their pleas and filling my bowl…

stop force feeding your kids!

“Mothers should stop forcing or restricting their kids’ eating,” she said. “They’d be better off providing a healthy food environment, adopting balanced eating habits themselves and covertly controlling their children’s diet quality by not bringing less healthy foods into the house.” Science Daily, March 2012 read more here

a protein packed snack for the hungry kid on the go!

The Hungry Kid’s school year is winding down, this is her last week of kindergarten. Today she celebrated Very Important Person day at school–which led me, Hungry Mom, to prepare snacks for the students and parents to enjoy during the celebration. I don’t know about your kids, but when Hungry Kid has something exciting happening…

Roasted Chicken Club Sandwiches

A quick weeknight meal that uses a store-bought rotisserie chicken, roasted chicken club sandwiches stack up big flavors with healthy veggies and lean meats.