Guilt Free Fried Rice Guilt Free Fried Rice

I have a friend from college. Her name is Jessie and I lived in an apartment right above hers for my last two years of college.

I got married, she got married and now we both have three kids and communicate on Facebook. You blink and suddenly you’re in your 30’s with three kids. Time is a cruel, ya’ll.


Jessie told me about this quick and healthy way that she makes Fried Rice on Facebook last week and I was intrigued. Very intrigued. So, I gave it a whirl with what I had on hand and believe it or not, this was a 10-minute miracle dinner that my entire family gobbled up. Even Eddie {11 months} was screaming and reaching for more! I couldn’t give that boy bites fast enough!! Needless to say it was a hit.

Healthy Crockpot Enchilada Casserole Healthy Crockpot Enchilada Casserole
Mediterranean Greek Yogurt Dip Mediterranean Greek Yogurt Dip

Here’s another fun family and food video for ya today! Gosh, I love these things. Being able to capture what we’re all like via video is one of my favorite things to look back on. They are a pain to make, but so so worth it! I hope you think they are helpful and somewhat interesting to get a peek into our lives, beyond the photos I share here. And on Instagram.

ANYWAYS, this Mediterranean Greek Yogurt Dip is my new favorite thing to make. I’m a tad bit obsessed. I cannot get enough of feta or roasted red peppers lately that I’m shoving them into all.the.things. I’m even converting my kids over to the dark side! Mwahahahaha.

Chicken & Bacon Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Chicken & Bacon Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Kids’ Green Smoothie Bowls Kids’ Green Smoothie Bowls
Chinese Chicken Salad Chinese Chicken Salad

My poor Brookie Cookie just randomly and very suddenly came down with the stomach flu. Poor thing! So far she’s lost her cookie 6 times in the last 2 1/2 hours. The last time she was sick like this was when she was 4 years old when Blake was Eddie’s age {7 months}. My husband recalls that she threw up 14 times in one night!!! I seriously hope that is not what tonight will be looking like. Poor thing!

Needless to say, I’m a little preoccupied to think of anything funny or witty to write about. And odds are I’ll have this awful flu bug tomorrow. Say it isn’t so! I have awful luck.


I’ve been sitting on this recipe for a while but have been waiting to post it because I have a video to go with! Hooray!

I’m starting to get more and more into these fun tutorial videos {and some other fun family vlog videos too} so I’m hoping to share more and more of them as time goes on.

Anyways, this is a simple and tasty way to enjoy your greens! A little sweet and a little crunch with lots of veggies and protein. This is my kind of meal!

Packing Healthy Lunches for Back to School Packing Healthy Lunches for Back to School

Brooke started back at school a few weeks ago and Blake just started preschool this week and we are LOVING life! To say I love having a schedule would be an understatement. My kids and I love predictability, so having things stay the same day in and day out keeps our home running smoothly.

Part of that predictability is what can be expected for lunch. I pack Brooke’s lunch everyday and she knows exactly what she’ll be getting on the daily. Blake gets a very similar version at home before he heads off to afternoon preschool.

Here is what I pack:

Chicken Pot Pie Soup Chicken Pot Pie Soup

I’m pretty confident in saying my thighs will never shrink.

If you are new to my blog, you may not know that after I had Blake, I was seeing a trainer for a time to get rid of the last few pounds of baby weight and to have someone to be accountable to.

I exercised and worked out pretty hard and was on a strict diet. I was seeing results. Great results, actually.

Hello again, abs. Nice to see you!

After 3 months, we took measurements and guess what? I was smaller everywhere. And by everywhere, I mean everywhere but my legs. Like, there was literally no change. My trainer, bless his heart, said my legs were already pretty muscular so it would be unlikely to see a big change. A semi-nice thing to say, but it made me slightly bitter towards my lower half.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

One more week until Labor Day weekend! Yay!

Even though my daughter has started back at school, we always love having the labor day weekend for fun, relaxing family time. When we were living in Oregon, it was tradition to get a vacation rental at the coast with many of my husband’s siblings. Now that we’ve moved away, we need to find a new tradition of sorts. We’re working on a last minute family trip…hopefully we’ll find a good spot to go 🙂

But in the mean time, I’m sharing a tasty grilling recipe that you can use outdoors {or indoors if you happen to have bad weather.} The Oregon Coast is unpredictable with its weather so there were many a year when we were cooking and hanging out inside instead of at the beach. Hence this recipe!

If you haven’t had a grilled chicken caesar salad before, then you are in for a treat. It’s just as tasty as a regular caesar salad, but with a smokey flavor that cannot be beat 🙂 Super yummy and relatively healthy as long as you don’t go crazy on the dressing.