Healthy, Whole Grain Chicken Burritos- so fast, tasty and easy!
Dinner, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch

Fast & Easy Whole Grain Chicken Burritos (Thanks to Minute Rice!)

I have good intentions every week. Really, I do. Some weeks I’ll even start off by sitting down at my computer and making a real, live meal plan for family suppers. However, life gets busy. Near the end of the week I feel tired and sometimes a little stressed out from all of the family activities, the home office work, the chores, and the cooking that needs to be done. That’s when dinners start to slide and we’ll pick up a pizza in town or have pancakes for supper. There is something that I’ve found helps our family to avoid these unhealthy dinner slumps, though – it’s learning QUICK ways to make healthy suppers! Today I want to share with you one of our latest favourite suppers (or lunches) that is so quick to make and nutritious too. It’s our fast & easy whole grain chicken burritos.Continue reading

Spinach salad with apples, goat cheese, pecans and raspberry vinaigrette.
DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch, Snacks

My New Favourite DIY Salad: Spinach, Apple, Goat Cheese & Pecan

Maybe you’re like me and you’re continually working on cutting out junk food in your diet. But are you making sure to replace it with healthy food full of nutrients like fruits and veggies?! I find that’s often my problem when I’m being mindful of my junk food intake – I delete the bad, but then I don’t eat enough of the GOOD. This crazy-good spinach salad has been life changing over the past few weeks. It’s a delicious combo that’s easy to make at home for lunch, and I find it very satisfying. It’s packed full of healthy stuff like dark leafy greens, healthy fats and a lot of flavour. Give it a try and tell me what you think! Here’s my newest favourite salad – spinach, apple, goat cheese and pecan salad with raspberry vinaigrette. YUM!Continue reading

Valentine's Day Waffle Bar - it's such a sweet idea! Make heart shaped waffles and serve with a variety of sweet and savory toppings.
Baking, Breakfast, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch

Valentine’s Day DIY Waffle Bar

Do you have any special Valentine’s Day traditions with your family? We LOVE Valentine’s Day around here (put totally intended)! My daughters always enjoy putting up special heart themed decorations and we definitely like to do fun Valentine’s baking together at the beginning of February. This year, we thought it would be a lot of fun to have a sweet and special Valentine themed breakfast: a DIY Valentine’s Day waffle bar! Here’s how we made our waffle bar, and here are some ideas so that you can make your own too.
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Battered Fish Tacos with Mango Lime Salsa - family friendly and yummy! #WWFSchoolOfFish
Dinner, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch

Make Battered Fish Tacos with Mango Lime Salsa

My kids are picky eaters. My hubby is a picky eater too, for that matter. We’re a meat-and-potatoes kind of family that doesn’t eat too much “out of the box”. When I was asked to come up with a recipe using MSC-certified seafood from Loblaws (that’s sustainable, eco-friendly fish products), I knew this was a great chance to try to make a new family supper favourite for my crew. I knew it couldn’t be too terribly spicy or different looking, so I thought I’d try to come up with a mild, family-friendly fish taco recipe. I think I’ve done just that and achieved a new supper or lunch hit with these battered fish tacos and mango lime salsa! They’re a little different than our regular meat and potatoes, but they still have a comfort food feel to them and the kids love them.Continue reading

How to make chicken asparagus crepes - light and yummy idea for supper!
Dinner, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch

Make Chicken & Asparagus Crepes

Oh boy – I haven’t posted a recipe in a gazillion years, so I thought it was time to put one here today! As life gets busy, I find it easy to start slacking at the stove, and meals get simpler and not-so-creative. Well, I’m determined to get back into meal planning this Fall and cook up some yumminess again. Meal planning really helps us save money, makes dinner time less stressful, and it also reminds me that cooking is super fun and creative (when you have it all planned out and ready to go)! (In case you want to read more about my meal planning philosophy or see some ideas, you can have a look at this meal planning series I did a while ago.)

These chicken and asparagus crepes are SO delicious. They are one of my favourite things to make for family dinners. They are a little more finicky than some suppers, but you can make the crepes in advance if you’d like since you’ll be warming everything in the oven anyhow. They are tasty, light, and my kids love them too!Continue reading