Spaghetti is a favorite in most households with kids, but the traditional dish is loaded with carbs. Try this version with spaghetti squash and alfredo sauce to knock that carb count right down. Recipe Facts Makes 2 servings Prep & Cook Time Prepare spaghetti squash: 15-60 minutes (may be done ahead) Prepare sauce and heat: …

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The Quick & Easy Fruit & Nut Bar

This delicious fruit and nut bar packs a powerful boost for energy and stamina. It’s chock full of dried fruit and nuts to give it the sweetness that kids crave and the protein they need. Recipe Facts Makes 12 two-inch bars. Prep & Cook Time Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Ingredients 1 …

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This 30 minute chicken asparagus is absolutely delicious!  Even my picky 5 year old cleaned her plate the last time I made it, and that’s saying a lot! 😉 Ingredients: thawed or fresh chicken breasts (number will depend on how many you are serving) jar of spaghetti/marinara sauce sliced Swiss or Provolone cheese bunch of …

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Make-Ahead Freezer Hot Turkey/Ham & Cheese

Happy Wednesday, Friends!  When we were doing our $100 Amazon Gift Card giveaway, many of you left comments about what you would like for use to post about in the future.  The hands-down most requested topic is for quick meals! We are going to do our best to bring you quick-meal options!  You might have …

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My kids love roll-ups!  I’m not sure what the obsession is with them, but I’m OK with it.  They are versatile and easy sandwiches to grab-n-go.   They are also a perfect food to take with you on busy weeknights or weekends. Roll-ups If for some reason you are unfamiliar with roll-ups, here’s the basics: …

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The  Stuffed Loaf  is a favorite in our house! It is a perfect grab and go meal. Meat, cheese and vegetables, everything you need for dinner, is inside the loaf! The recipe makes 2 loaves (my food-devouring kids eat both of these for a meal!). If your family won’t eat both loaves, you can freeze …

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We all have those times when we don’t want to think about dinner and just want something EASY.  If you need a quick meal or appetizer, then you should try this 5 minute Margarita pizza!  (It does take 20 minutes to cook but the prep is only 5 minutes, so it makes for an easy …

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This time of year is all about comfort food!  I love the smells coming from a soup simmering on the stove.  It makes the house just feel cozier.  I don’t know about you, but the cold weather doesn’t seem to slow down the evening activities all that much!!  We still have things going on throughout …

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Soup season is here! I’m always looking of new quick soup recipes for those nights that we are running kids around, what about you? A quick soup is great to make and leave warming…especially when you have people eating at different times. My family loves this taco soup because it tastes amazing and I love it because of …

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It’s COLD here in Indiana…which means it’s chili season in our house.  We love all different kinds of chili but this recipe is one of our favorites and the absolute BEST part…it only takes 20 minutes to make.  It’s really simple to make and is so delicious! Ingredients:  1 pound of ground meat (beef or …

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When our family is in the midst of sports craziness, I like to try as much as I can to still feed them with filling, fuel-filled meals. Our family has a “Eat Out” rule…simply that we get one meal out a week and it’s a meal that we all gather at together. This helps feed …

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A perfect, non-messy, on-the-go meal. Sloppy Joe Hand Pies are easy to make eat OR make ahead and freeze. Either way, your family will love them!

Easy meals = awesome. Easy on-the-go meals = even better. Easy on-the-go MESSY meals = disaster! Such a simple solution for you. If your family love sloppy joe’s , but needs an on-the-go solution, try out these Sloppy Joe Hand Pies. You can simply make your favorite Sloppy Joe recipe, or use mine below. Even the …

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Easy Homemade Chicken Kolaches

Not long ago I mentioned to my teenager that I believe he thinks about food more than he thinks about girls and his simple response back to me was, “I do!” This truly reminds me that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” and was resonated once again last week…here’s what happened: We were at …

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  When you are running around in the morning it’s hard to remember to start dinner, but with just a few minutes you can have this dish ready to go!  It’s beyond easy and only requires 3 ingredients (plus toppings when you get ready to serve). This is literally a dump recipe…frozen chicken, enough water …

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We are always trying to come up with different options for lunch.  My kids make their own lunches and PB&J are their go-to, but even a kid can only eat the same thing for so long! We use this chart to help them make good choices and to also ensure that their lunch isn’t full of junk.  I …

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I absolutely LOVE Qdoba!  Do you have a restaurant close to where you live?  Their food is so fresh and I don’t ever feel guilty eating “fast food” when we go there.  My husband always teases that he can order for me at just about any restaurant…AND the thing I order every.single.time we go to …

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I am an absolute lover of all things cheesesteak. Since homemade kolaches are easy to make, a great on-the-go meal and simple to re-heat, I decided to come up with this simple 5-ingredient Cheesesteak Kolache recipe. I used regular sized biscuit dough and took 2 biscuits together and rolled them into a circle. If you were …

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As you have know, we like quick and easy meals.  We don’t like to spend a lot of time prepping and preparing dinner, so if you’re like us then you will love this one pot meal sausage and tortellini dish.  It’s super easy to to make and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish! Ingredients: …

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  I think I’m with the majority when I say I LOVE A QUICK MEAL!  I’m not one of those people who like to slave over a meal for hours, the quicker the better, in my opinion.  So I’m always looking for something that is tasty but can be made in about half an hour. …

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In case you couldn’t tell by now, I love to make meals that I can wrap in foil, toss in a thermal bag and send with the boys as they head out the door. I do about all I can to keep them from eating concession stand food! The reality is, I prefer we all …

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Who doesn’t love pizza?!?  It’s a sure bet that most kids will eat pizza, so that’s why we have devoted the month of June to PIZZA. 🙂  We will be sharing some of our favorite (and creative) takes on pizza. Hamburger Pizza Cups Ingredients: 3/4 pound of ground meat 1 (6 oz.) can of tomato …

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  There aren’t too many days that I have a ton of time to cook dinner.  I’m sure a lot of you feel my pain!?  So I love quick meals or something that I can pull out of the freezer and heat quickly.  What if I told you there was a recipe that you can …

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For all of you bacon and ranch lovers, give these Chicken Ranch Rollups a try. They are perfect for a quick and easy meal.

In this stage of literally running through life, we are always on the hunt to find meals for you all to make that your family can truly eat “on the run”…without going through a drive-thru or feeding your kids another hotdog! We came across this recipe, from Life with the Crust Cut Off….and I knew I had …

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Our family is constantly eating meals on the go because of a busy sports season. You can still feed your family a home cooked meal with these Walking Tacos.

Walking Tacos is a fabulous on-the-go meal for those nights when everyone is running out the door and spending the night out at ball fields! It’s easy to prep this meal quickly…simply cook up some taco meat, chop up your favorite taco toppings. We like to use lettuce, tomatoes and onions. By then you have …

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We all need those quick meals that we can grab and go on the way out the door to practice, or other activities, in the evening!  Something that is easy to make and HOLD is always a good option, so we thought we would share one of favorites. Here’s how you assemble a Crunch Taco Wrap …

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