Planet Box Giveaway – 5 Winners!!

Over the past two weeks I’ve watched some of my friends’ kids start school, while others are about to embark on a new year in the classroom just after Labor Day. As a result, I figured there is no better time than right now for a PlanetBox Giveaway! In honor of the back to school season, there won’t be just one winner this week, oh no ....more

How to Make a Fluffy Omelette Video

If you want to learn how to make a protein-rich meal using one of the most basic ingredients I guarantee is in your kitchen, watch this How to Make a Fluffy Omelette video. Whether simply scrambled, hard boiled or baked in a frittata, eggs are a staple ingredient I couldn’t live without. They serve as the basis for so many dishes and make life in the kitchen so much easier for busy parents ....more

Summer Succotash Pasta Salad

Want an easy weeknight dish that’s perfect for the end of summer and also doubles as a great school lunch recipe? Try this Summer Succotash Pasta Salad. As usually tends to be the case with my garden every summer, there are more cherry tomatoes growing on my vines than I know what to do with ....more

Balsamic Roasted Onions + Getting Kids to Love Onions

This may seem like the most un-kid-friendy recipe known to man, but that’s why I challenge you to make it. Because if you think this dish won’t go over well with your family, you’re in for a big surprise. Without fail, every time I make these Balsamic Roasted Onions they’re the first thing to disappear off my family’s plates ....more

Protein Bars Video

If you want to see how to make one of the easiest, most nutritious snack bars around, you’ve got to watch this Protein Bars video. Sure you could totally go buy protein bars at the supermarket, but once you take one bite of these healthy bars you’re going to become addicted and wonder why you ever spent so much money on the store-bought variety. I make these bars different ways, sometimes with chocolate chips (Chloe’s favorite), sometimes with a variety of dried fruits like cherries, blueberries or tart cranberries (Kenya’s preference) ....more

Vegetarian Sandwich on a Stick

With a brand new school year underway how’s about switching things up for school lunch and making something totally different –like these Vegetarian Sandwich Sticks. I’m a big fan of ordinary foods that are served up in an unusual way. Of course there’s nothing wrong with two pieces of bread with some kind of filling in the middle, but when that bread is turned into sushi sandwiches like these or these, cut into fun shapes or served on a stick, it’s just that much more fun to eat ....more

5 Winners! Laptop Lunches Giveaway!

Image by Maren Caruso Can you believe it’s already that time of year again? Back to making school lunch again, which means…you really need to check out this LapTop Lunches giveaway! I’ve been using LapTop Lunches bento boxes since the very first time I packed Kenya’s school lunch ....more

Pineapple Fruit Leather Video

One of my kids’ preferred school lunch treats is homemade fruit leather. Kenya and Chloe have been known to have literal tug-of-war sessions with an entire sheet of it after it comes out of my oven or dehydrator. If you’ve never made your own fruit leather before, you are in for some fun and this Pineapple Fruit Leather Video will show you how to make this super healthy treat in minutes ....more

Strawberry Banana Almond Milk Ice Pops

I know I’m not the only parent who loves long summer days more than the daily grind of the school year. And I have to say this has been a particularly magical summer. We’ve actually had several mornings where we’ve been able to sleep past 8am (a weary mother’s miracle) and spent whole days lazily watching the time just linger by, indulging in board games, art projects and lots and lots of swimming ....more

Classic Caesar Dressing

I don’t want you to be scared by what I’m about to tell you, so promise me you won’t be! Ready? OK, here we go ....more