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Lunch

Tired of the same thing for lunch day after day? Get some fresh ideas for lunch in this section. I love to make salads like this Layered Ground Chicken Taco Salad in a Jar or this super healthy Rainbow Winter Quinoa Bowls. For sandwiches, this Cucumber Avocado Sandwich is one of my favorite lunch ideas!

Rainbow Winter Quinoa Bowls with Maple Dijon Balsamic Dressing

I’ve partnered with Bob’s Red Mill to share a recipe using quinoa that supports heathy eating goals for 2017. Rainbow Winter Quinoa Bowls with Maple Dijon Balsamic Dressing features lots of delicious winter produce and hearty Organic Tricolor Quinoa for a filling, satisfying meal. I have been eating a lot of different salads for lunch …

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Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich

Thinly sliced, cool cucumbers are layered with mashed avocado and cream cheese spread on whole grain bread to make this satisfying Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich. I was reminded of this Cucumber Avocado Sandwich yesterday while I was planting some vegetable plants for our summer garden. One of my picks this year was Lemon Cucumbers. An …

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Tips to Encourage Healthy Eating in School Age Kids

I thought I would share a little end-of-summer back-to-school update with all of you. At the end of last school year I mentioned that we all got bikes. What started as a treat for myself in the form of a birthday present turned into me realizing the kids had actually grown out of their bikes …

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School Nutrition Association ANC 2015 Recap

I recently had the opportunity to attend the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference in Salt Lake City. Prior to attending this conference, school lunch is not something that I really knew a lot about. Due to Logan’s peanut allergy and history of picky eating, he has always felt more comfortable bringing lunch from home. …

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Bacon & Caramelized Onions

Finally. It’s grilling season. I’ve been waiting for this moment for what feels like an eternity and now all I can think about is grilling. Truthfully, it doesn’t even matter what it is; if I think it can be grilled, I’m going to try. Because food just tastes better when it’s grilled. Especially during those …

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Layered Ground Chicken Taco Salad in a Jar

I’ve been seeing more and more jars in salads. I think they’re totally adorable, but also practical when you pack them right. I love how you can easily customize each individual servings and how easy it is to make a few different salads all at once to have on hand in the refrigerator. I recently …

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Spring Asparagus Quinoa Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Spring is here, and that means asparagus! We can’t seem to get enough asparagus this year. I pick up a few bunches every time I go to the grocery store. As much as I love it simply roasted, I’ve discovered how much I love it thinly sliced and barely cooked. The asparagus maintains its beautiful …

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