Category Archives: healthy eating

Meal Prepping and Forceful Nesting

With baby time fast approaching and coinciding directly with Fit Boy’s emergence into the world of preschool, I have decided that even though I have no desire to nest, I need to get my butt nesting.


Even though my first two babies came decidedly late (10 days and 13 days to be exact), I have never experienced the urge to nest. I don’t see this pregnancy being much different.

Either way, I need to get a move on and the biggest task I’ve set for myself is meal prep. We have a small freezer in the basement that’s been unplugged for the last year or so that I will be plugging in and filling with meals for us to have in the weeks after baby comes. The idea is that I’ll have enough in the freezer that we will have 2-3 meals taken care of per week for at least a month. It will mean a lot of batch cooking and the possibility that no one in my house will want to see a soup, casserole or bean dip ever again but that’s the price we have to pay

It's looking awfully lonely in there Mr. Freezer.

It’s looking awfully lonely in there Mr. Freezer.


I did a bit of meal prep previously but admittedly, I didn’t do quite as much as I should have. The problem for me is that I don’t know what freezes well and what doesn’t. This will definitely be an experiment in cuisine. I have lofty visions of a freezer packed full of well-organized, tasty, (read: not-burnt) food. I’m fairly confident reality will look a bit differently.

Stay tuned!

Transitioning my Kids to a new Day Care

This week, my boys made the transition from the home day care they’d been at the past year to a day care center. Big change for us all. We went from a place with just one or two other kids to 30 and I was really nervous about how the whole transition would go. WouldContinue Reading

Pin it Party with the Lean Green Bean

Who doesn’t love a good pinterest party? Ok, so seriously, who’s ever really heard of one. Not me. At least not until now. Lindsay over at Lean Green Bean has hosted a few and they’re a great way to discover new recipes, tips, crafts etc that you may not otherwise be able to weed throughContinue Reading

What Pregnant Vegetarians Eat

I love food. And with the exception of when I’m nervous, stressed out, over-tired or sick, I can hold my own at the buffet table. Don’t let my slight frame fool you: Mama love to eat. So when you add in some crazy hormones, pregnancy and one ravenous baby, you can only image the damageContinue Reading

Thriving on Thrive Energy by Brendan Brazier

I love being in my kitchen. Food prepping for the week is actually relaxing for me. I love the smell of granola baking or fresh cookies or a glorious dinner just minutes from being ready to eat. The problem is that I’m not the greatest cook. I try different things with moderate success but forContinue Reading

#MoveNourishBelieve with Lorna Jane and Sweat Pink: Week 2

We’re back for another week of this really cool Move, Nourish, Believe campaign from Fit Approach and Lorna Jane. If you missed it, last week, we pinned to pinterest, all our ways we can Move. This week, the focus shifts to Nourishing our bodies in new and delicious ways. Check out last week’s post forContinue Reading

Scenes from the Week

Another (VitaMix) Bites the Dust

Folks…it’s happened again. 3rd time is not a charm. It wasn’t better the second or third time around. My Vitamix (a.k.a “Mighty Vity”) has broken down. Again. For the third time in less than four years. *sad face* And it’s the same problem again. Motor is going, nothing is happening. Just the poor makings ofContinue Reading

My Homemade Hummus Recipe

I love hummus. I use it almost daily, whether for dip for my veggies or to make one of my 3 year-old’s favorite lunch: pita-rollups (hummus on a tortilla rolled up and cut in half). I’ve always bought hummus pre-made in the store because it was just easier and it tasted great. As the familyContinue Reading

The Path I Plan on Walking in 2014

As I look ahead to 2014, I’m approaching it with a surprising amount of ease. Being more or less benched these last 5 months has forced me to slow down and re-evaluate what it is I want to accomplish in 2014. A lot of thought, prayer and even a few tears were shed but IContinue Reading