In the Getting Started blog post I recommended some keto snacks to have on hand when you switch to a low carb/high fat diet. Now I will share some of the low carb meals that we ate in our first few weeks. Hellman's Parmesan Chicken without the bread crumbs. This is a recipe I have made many times before so it wasn't a huge adjustment. I put asparagus and cheese sauce on the side. Another regular in our house is the omelette. My husband is a master at making omelettes. He put together … [Read more...] about I’m going Keto, what do I eat?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SUBWAY® Restaurants for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I try to provide nutritious meals for my family on a regular basis. I choose locally grown fresh produce, protein and a diet packed full of nutrients. Then there are the days that I get so busy that suppertime rolls around and I realize I haven't even planned anything. Other days I just don't feel like cooking. It's okay to give yourself a break sometimes! When those days happen, we … [Read more...] about Find Fresh Local Produce at SUBWAY Restaurants
With a family of six, it's nearly impossible to please everyone with one meal choice, so there are almost always complaints when I cook. Someone doesn't like the vegetable I chose, or they wanted chicken instead of beef. Sometimes I feel like I can't win! On one of these days many months ago, while my teenage son was complaining about my meal plan for the day, I had an epiphany. He could cook. I used to invite my children to help me in the kitchen on occasion and teach them to cook simple meals … [Read more...] about Get Cooking with Kids to Win a Scholarship
For the first ten years of my oldest son’s life, I raised him alone. I was very worried about him having a positive male influence so I turned to Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada to help him reach his full potential. For several years he spent time with his Big Brother, Dennis. He helped me provide my son with something that I wasn’t able to do myself. Years later, as a way to pay it forward and connect with my own daughter, I volunteered as a Girl Guide leader. I believe that parents have a … [Read more...] about Boston Pizza Kids Cards Benefit All Kids
Twenty years ago, children's birthday parties included some balloons, games, hot dogs and a cake. The Thanksgiving table was decorated with hand print turkeys and family recipes. The family dinner was a ritual that didn't require fancy settings or perfectly plated meals. In today's world of Pinterest worthy celebrations and meals, the bar is always being raised and it can feel like we are never doing it quite right. The truth is, people don't need pin worthy dishes in order to enjoy their … [Read more...] about Forget making “pin-worthy” meals and just spend quality time together
Lunch time is never simple with my kids. The three of them always want something different from one another, which isn't a huge deal on school days but it can be frustrating when I'm getting lunch ready at home. They will love something one day and the next time I make it, they don't like it anymore. School lunches are the most challenging, since the kids quickly become tired of eating the same thing every day, and who can blame them? Unless it's pizza, I don't want it every day. The single … [Read more...] about They have no idea what I’m feeding them, and I’m not telling!