A box with jars of various pasta, grains, rice, and canned food

Sometimes you don’t have the time, the energy, or the willingness to make a complex dinner. Or it’s early in the morning and you just want to have something healthy to eat without having to combine twenty different ingredients to make it taste good. Or it’s a public health emergency that causes everything to shut …

Low Carb, High-Protein Snacks

When we are on the go constantly – from work, to school pickups, to soccer/hockey/gymnastics/tennis, and more – it is easy to grab high-carb, low-nutrient snacks from the pantry or the gas station. These quick access snack foods are typically high in refined carbs and sugar; what does this mean for you and your family? …

Easy Fruit Salad

Tired of simply tossing fruits together to make fruit salad? Here’s a fruit salad that’s colorful AND has a deliciously unusual topping. Cookware, Pots/Pants, etc. You’ll Need Here is a list of what you’ll need to prepare this recipe: Quick & Easy Fruit Salad… With a Twist!   Print Prep time 15 Mins Cook time …

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. Cookware, Pots/Pants, etc. You’ll Need Here is a list of what you’ll need to prepare this recipe:   The Quick …

Who doesn’t like homemade french fries? They taste so much better than you can get anywhere else. Whenever I make them, they plate is gone before the next batch even comes out of the deep fryer! Cookware, Pots/Pants, etc. You’ll Need Here is a list of what you’ll need to prepare this recipe: French Fries …

What a great pregame sandwich these were for my kids! I made them before a soccer game and they were a perfect snack! Cookware, Pots/Pants, etc. You’ll Need Here is a list of what you’ll need to prepare this recipe: Ham And Cheese Sliders   Print Author: Mom Let’s Eat Recipe type: Snacks Ingredients 24 …

 My kids go through a LOT of granola bars.  They know there is a “one bar” limit in our house per day, but they always test me to see if I will break! 😉  The thing with granola bars is that they feel a lot like dessert (especially the chocolate chips ones).  I will admit …

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: …

We have a local restaurant that serves a similar appetizer. Unless I get a job there, I believe this is as close to the recipe as I will ever get. It is such a tasty snack and appetizer! I love to make my homemade french fries and drizzle this cheese sauce over! And top it …

This is a VERY simple recipe and can be served at any gathering or for a family day of watching sports. My kids all love them and they are so easy to make and walk away from. And they make the house smell great! I love to make these for potlucks as I can make …

I made this recipe for the Superbowl party we were having. This one is the most popular one out there and put on many websites so I thought I would give it a try. Let me tell you, it was a hit! Super spicy with a fresh ranch zip! I served this with tortilla chips …

One of our children, who has a very limited palate, loves beer cheese. We have tried all different dips for her trying to perfect just the right one. While on vacation, we went to a brewery in Florida where we ordered pretzels with beer cheese. And that is where our search started. She just loved …

What a wonderful treat that combines two of our favorite things! And the alcohol cooks off so the kids can eat it too! The syrup gives it a sweet kick of a flavor. We used a Shock Top stout, but any beer will work. The deeper and darker the beer, the syrup will be much …

My children all love coconut shrimp and if it is on the menu at a restaurant, you can be sure someone at our table has ordered it for dinner! I went on a mission to find a recipe that I could make at home. One of my sons can’t seem to get enough of coconut …

For Valentine's day make 5 Minutes Easy Heart Pretzels, grab a cute little container, attach the free printable label and your treats are ready to give!

There’s so much to be said for giving a handmade treat instead of just something off the store shelf. Handmade treats don’t have to be hard or even take long to make. This Valentine’s Day you can make these 5 Minute Easy Heart Pretzels, grab a cute little container, attach the printable label and your …

This post brought to you by Cuties. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Sports Mom Survival Guide. We all want our kids to be healthy. (Especially after the holidays, when they’ve had so much sugar!)  BUT sometimes it can be hard to get them to eat things that are good for them, …

I’m always looking for yummy, quick and EASY treats to hand out to friends and neighbors this time of year.  I grew up in Texas and my grandmother makes pecan pralines every year for Christmas, but I can’t seem to ever make them just right…so this recipe is a great substitute!  This recipe for praline …

We love how easy this Fall Snack Mix is to make! Everyone who stops by can't stop eating it--a perfect mix of sweet a salty that quickly becomes addictive!

When fall rolls around, we cannot resist having a bowl of this snack mix hanging around in the kitchen! There is something undeniably delicious about a mix of peanuts and candy corn!  It’s a small party in your mouth!…and then throw in a little more sweet (the m&m’s) with just a tad more salty (the …

Every time I make this Toffee Apple Dip it's such a huge hit, it disappears before my eyes. What I love the most is that it takes just 5 minutes to make!

Having a team party, family gathering or even just a ladies night out this fall?  You can make this yummy Toffee Apple Dip in just 5 minutes! Every time I make it, it seems to disappear before my eyes because it’s a huge hit! If you are not a fan of toffee, you can replace …

I don’t know about you but I have this need to go above and beyond what is expected.  It’s a curse, really!  I can’t help myself.  If I have friends coming over for dinner I need everything to perfect…like the top of the fridge needs to be dust-free.  Are my friends REALLY going to check …

School starts tomorrow for our kids, and this means we are back to packing lunches! In our home we typically pack for a few reasons: reduce cost (with 3 kids, buying lunches everyday of the month would cost us at a minimum about $160) nutrition volume (a school hot lunch is not enough to fill …

Our summer has involved a whole lot of rain. This means not a ton of outside time, few trips to the pool and trying to stay busy inside. Getting your kids busy in the kitchen is an awesome way for them to not only learn their way around the kitchen but to begin to feel …

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 …

This post brought to you by TruMoo Milk. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Sports Mom Survival Guide. Summer is almost here!!!  Before we know it the kids will be home and our days will look a little (or a lot) different from those spent with them in school.   I don’t …

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 …