Weekly Meal Plan & Clean Eating Pancake Recipe

clean eating pancakes

While on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge I find breakfast to be my favorite meal of the day.  I love making different kinds of omelets, having all kinds of fruits. drinking a smoothie...there seem to be a lot of choices when it comes to clean eating breakfast options.  I also follow the philosophy that it's best to have your carbohydrates in the morning and decrease them as the day goes on.  I like ... [ Read More ]

What we’ve been eating


Although I haven't been keeping up with my Monday Meal Plans via the blog, they are always ongoing in our home.  I feel like our household has been upside down the last few weeks, but the one thing that remains constant and simple to maintain is what we are eating. I look forward to making dinner because there is some organization to it which seems to be lacking from the rest of my day. Here ... [ Read More ]

It’s Meal Plan Monday Ya’ll


Ok so I don't ever use the word "ya'll" but I just had to throw it in there after returning from my amazing two nights away in Austin, TX for a bachelorette party.  I haven't had a chance to write about my trip since I just got back yesterday afternoon (and was in bed by 7:00pm ha ha), but I wanted to do a quick Monday Meal Plan post.  I will also quickly say that Austin was AWESOME, and since I'm ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday {and recipe}


Although this is posting on a Tuesday I wrote it on a Monday night, so technically I can still call it a "Meal Plan Monday" right? We got in a lot of exercise this weekend, but we also caved to some bad eating.  Between a date night on Friday and all the Easter food and candy I'd give us about a 6 out of 10 on the clean eating scale.  Our meals themselves were actually very healthy, it was what ... [ Read More ]

Meal planning Monday


I know every family runs dinner time differently in their household, but around here I like to have every day planned out ahead of time.  I'm terrible at doing laundry, you will never find me scrubbing anything, I don't think I've ever emptied a trash can and our bed is only made when I know people are coming over.  Crafty?  Sure!  Domestic? Not even close.  But I will make an exception when it ... [ Read More ]

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

fruit rainbow

We celebrated yesterday with friends, family and neighbors!  I think I tried every version of corned beef and cabbage known to man, and had my first Irish Car-bomb since college!  This mama still has it (not really, not really at all!). I made this easy, fairly healthy, and festive rainbow fruit platter!  Within minutes it was attacked by all the kids, and I was happy to see they went for the ... [ Read More ]

Fresh and fruity salad


Tired of the same old boring salad for lunch?  I was too, and wanted to try something a little different yesterday.  I am constantly eating fruit throughout the day, but I'm not sure why I never thought to put some on my salad come lunch time! This was such a nice change to my usual all veggie salad and will become a regular addition to my weekly lunches!  It was SO good I think I'll be having it ... [ Read More ]

Dairy-free berry smoothie

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Breakfast and dinner are always easy meals to plan in our household.  Lunch is a whole other story!  I feel like we are always running in the door after a morning of errand running, school pick ups, play dates etc and lunch can seem chaotic most days.  I love finding lunch options that are quick, healthy, and kid approved.  That's why we love smoothies around here.  I usually make a huge one for ... [ Read More ]

On the Mend!

dr boys

It's been a crazy last 2 weeks in our household.   I wish I could say we were too busy having fun, but unfortunately this germ-infested winter hit our boys hard and knocked us off our feet for awhile.  They both started with a mild cough and cold, and before you knew it fevers were up to 104, there was pneumonia, RSV, ear infections and too many sleepless nights and trips to Urgent Care that it ... [ Read More ]