6 Healthy Foods to Have on Hand to Save You Time

beansA nutritious meal does not necessarily mean cooking from scratch all the time. Like many families, time is the biggest issue when trying to put a healthy meal on the table. Luckily, there are many healthy foods that are packaged and time-saving that can help you get in and out of the kitchen faster than if you had ordered out!

Baby Kale: You can find this in containers alongside the spring mix greens. It is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, but there is no need for chopping! As a bonus, it is less bitter tasting than full-grown kale, perfect for those picky eaters. Add baby kale to whole grain pasta, sandwiches, salads and green smoothies! Continue reading “6 Healthy Foods to Have on Hand to Save You Time”

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Welcome 2018! My New Year’s Resolution

family-mealBy the time you read this, many Americans will have already defaulted on their New Year’s resolutions and we are only into day 2! In our household, we don’t typically make resolutions (well, not on New Year’s anyway). We try not to wait until New Year’s Eve to try something new. Each day that we wake up is a new day, a day to start over, make changes, and to be happy. You don’t need to wait for tomorrow, a new year, Monday or Friday.

However, this year I am making one. It is a simple idea but I know it will be challenging. Continue reading “Welcome 2018! My New Year’s Resolution”

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Dinner Tonight: Budget-Friendly Fried Rice with Chicken and Cashews

brown-riceYesterday’s blog was about budget-friendly meals made with a well-stocked pantry. This recipe makes good use of the suggestions in that blog. This meal is full of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals and can be easily adjusted, depending on what veggies or protein you have on hand.

This is also one of those dishes where the leftovers taste even better!

Fried Rice with Chicken and Cashews

2 cups water
1 cup short grain brown rice Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Budget-Friendly Fried Rice with Chicken and Cashews”

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