Lunches + Littles ๐Ÿฅ™๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฅ— + ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ@lunchesandlittles

โค๏ธ Wife || Mama || Christian
๐ŸŒˆ Maker of healthy, fun food + family-friendly meals
โ˜€๏ธ THANKFUL for this community
โฌ‡๏ธ Posts + Recipes + Discounts โฌ‡๏ธ

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Oh my, this Homemade Cheesy Potato Gratin is a showstopper, isnโ€™t it? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒฟ
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This recipe, passed down from my grandmother, is one of the sides I made for a Friendsgiving gathering we hosted a couple weeks ago, and will be making again on Thursday... And, I canโ€™t wait! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
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This year, instead of using just heavy cream as the original recipe called for, I swapped half of the cream out for @sneakz_organic Vanilla Milkshake Drink. I couldnโ€™t tell any difference in taste, and with this swap, I was able to cut the fat/ saturated fat in half, AND get all the added goodness of a little Sneakz in there too! See the full recipe over on the @sneakz_organic blog now (link temporarily in profile above)! โฌ†๏ธ
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#sneakzorganic #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgiving #healthyish #feedfeed #thefeedfeed #huffposttaste #healthykidscommunity #onthefamilytable #f52grams #foodie #tastingtable #mywilliamssonoma #corningware #beautifulcuisines #marthafood #letsthrive #sidedish #hostess #buzzfeedfood #foodandwine #cuisinesworld #heresmyfood #thanksgivingmenu #delish #epicurious #bhgfood #yahoofood #homemade #recipeshare


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Making festive, fun meals doesnโ€™t have to be hard. Just look at this little turkey! ๐Ÿฆƒโฌ†๏ธ
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Tonight I cooked up some of our favorite fishsticks from @drpraegers for dinner, and then thinly sliced up a couple of apples and voila! (carrot legs and nose, with more carrots served on the side). SO easy, and so loved by all the littles. ๐Ÿฆƒโค๏ธ
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I hope you are all having a great start to your Thanksgiving week!
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#drpraegers #festivefood #funfoodforkids #thanksgivingfood #thankfulandgrateful #healthykids #funwithfood #kidsinthekitchen #funfood #foodisfun #healthykidsfood #gobblegobble #healthykidscommunity #produceforkids #playwithyourfood #creativelifehappylife #mommyblogger #thekitchn #healthyfoodshare #foodblogger #buzzfeedfood #buzzfeast #kidfood #toddlerfood #toddlermealideas #foodforkids #todayfood #familyfunmag #nutritionschool #superhealthykids


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Happy Monday! Iโ€™m not going to sugar coat it: this week is going to be busy around here, and probably over on your end too! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ But one (outside of the kitchen!) #momhack thatโ€™s going to help me tackle the piles of laundry Iโ€™m currently surrounded by (and continue growing all week!): Life Detergent!
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Weโ€™ve been using Life for about a month now and we love it. ๐Ÿ’™ @lifedetergent is easy to use (no measuring), #plantbased, safe around kids (no dangerous pods), and the sheets fully dissolve in the washer! They are also #fragrancefree which I love; I use these sheets for all of our laundry (baby, towels, my own, etc.); just throw one in with your wash and youโ€™re done! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Head on over to @lifedetergent to learn more, and find them exclusively on @amazon.
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Now to get started on all these clothes... ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’• At least Iโ€™ve got a cute little helper! Happy Monday! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป We got this!
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#lifedetergent #life #laundry #momlife #laundryday #home #thesearethedays #clickinmoms #toddlermom #mommyhood #howyouhome #laundryroom #momtruth #lifehacks #momhacks #momwins #chores #laundrytime #momtogs #momlife #3yearsold #mygirl #goodmorning #monday #ourhousehold #teammotherly #mornings


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With Thanksgiving next week, Christmas may still seem far off. But, itโ€™s only a couple short weeks away! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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If youโ€™re anything like me, and are already planning menus for December get-togethers, play dates or Christmas parties, be sure to add these Mini Rudolph Sloppy Joe Sandwiches to your must-make list. They are cute, easy and both toddler AND adult approved! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Find the full recipe now over on @thelandofnod's blog; link in my profile above!
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And, be sure to shop @thelandofnod for all your party decor and other home goods. They have some of the cutest stockings, ornaments, garlands and more; perfect for sprucing up any space in your home for the Holidays season!
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#landofnod #thelandofnod #christmasiscoming #thinkingahead #christmas #christmasfood #funfoodforkids #foodforkids #toddlermeals #toddlermealideas #kidfood #kidapproved #easyrecipes #funwithfood #kidfriendly #creativefood #makefoodfun #recipeshare #toddlers #superhealthykids #healthykids #rudolph #holidays #wiltoncakes #toddlerfood #christmasfood #tastemade #heresmyfood #foodstyling #realsimple


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๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Kids Table Setting GIVEAWAY
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Next week is Thanksgiving... Can you believe it? - Are you feeling prepared? Excited? Wishing you had more time? Well, however youโ€™re feeling, you got this! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’š And, if you want to spruce up your future holiday tables, and havenโ€™t already entered my giveaway with @oogaababy and @delightflatware, enter right now, below (or on original giveaway post 2 posts back โžก๏ธ)!
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3 WINNERS WILL WIN:
๐Ÿฆƒ 2 bowls + 2 lids
๐Ÿฆƒ 2 divided plates
๐Ÿฆƒ 1 stainlesssteel flatware set
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HOW YOU ENTER:
๐Ÿฆƒ LIKE this post
๐Ÿฆƒ FOLLOW all 3 accounts: @lunchesandlittles, @oogaababy and @delightflatware
๐Ÿฆƒ COMMENT below with your favorite Thanksgiving dish. Use emojis if possible!
๐Ÿฆƒ FOR EXTRA ENTRIES: Tag friends you are thankful for below!
๐Ÿฆƒ One response/ tag per comment. However, MULTIPLE comments/ entries welcomed. *Full giveaway details on original post.
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#kidstable #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgiving #toddlermealideas #toddlermeals #blw #blwideas #oogaababy #oogaafun #oogaabrandpartner #delightflatware #thanksgivingspread #dinnertime #family #friendsgiving #tablesetting #tablescape #thisisfall #kidsdinner #iggiveaway #giveaway #familyfun #momstomoms #fall #festivefood #healthykids #stainlessteel #letthekids #healthyfoodforkids #funwithkids


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This Cheesy Chicken Divan is a dish that was shared with me years ago... And, today I make it for my own family, and occasionally make it as a dish to share with others (think: new mom, grandparents, someone who is ill, and so on).
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Earlier this week my oldest son and I, made it again; him, all hands-on thanks to our @littlepartners Learning Tower. Read all about this comforting dish and get the full recipe now over on the @littlepartners blog. Link in my profile above. โฌ†๏ธ AND, if you consider making it; consider making two...
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Share love and kindness this season... Food too! โค๏ธ
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#littlepartners #originallearningtower #madewithmylittlepartners #staubusa #staub #madeinstaub #thefeedfeed #hearthandhand #fiestadinnerware #dinner #dinnerrecipe #casserole #chickendivan #familymeal #family #share #dailyparenting #thekitchn #recipeshare #yahoofood #motherhood #familyrecipes #uniteinmotherhood #chicken #homemade #broccolicheese #broccoli #delish #onthetable #huffposttaste


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Itโ€™s the 3rd week of November, and also the 3rd week of my #sharethanks giveaways. I can't even tell you all how much it has lifted me up to read your incredible tributes and thanks for the people in your lives. โค๏ธ I randomly chose @foodforezra as the #winner of last weekโ€™s giveaway with @tfalusa. Congrats Mama! You WIN brand new pots/pans and so does another person you choose! Please DM me to claim! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰
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This week I am partnering with 2 brands to help you spruce up your dinner table (or #kidstable) this Holiday season. ๐Ÿฆƒ๐ŸŽ„
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First up: @oogaababy. This is a brand I love, but even more than the brand, I love the lady behind it. Sam has been an incredible support to me personally, has a heart of gold; often donating/ helping others in need, all while being so dedicated to her company. I love all she is doing with #oogaababy. Next up is @delightflatware. This is a brand new company, run by another Mama who wanted a better flatware solution for her kids, couldn't find one... So made one! Delight's #flatware is child-safe, pretty to look at, and is made right here in the U.S.A. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ And something else I love; Delight's name comes from Psalm 37:4. Iโ€™m so glad I recently connected with Estela at @delightflatware; I love her product AND heart!
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So letโ€™s get this amazing giveaway started. Shall we? THREE comments will be randomly chosen at the close: Thatโ€™s THREE WINNERS! Details below! โฌ‡๏ธ
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WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
๐Ÿฆƒ 2 bowls + 2 lids
๐Ÿฆƒ 2 divided plates
๐Ÿฆƒ 1 #stainlesssteel flatware set
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HOW YOU ENTER:
๐Ÿฆƒ LIKE this post
๐Ÿฆƒ FOLLOW all 3 accounts: @lunchesandlittles, @oogaababy and @delightflatware
๐Ÿฆƒ COMMENT below with your favorite #Thanksgiving dish. Use emojis if possible!
๐Ÿฆƒ FOR EXTRA ENTRIES: Tag friends you are thankful for below!
๐Ÿฆƒ One response/ tag per comment. However, MULTIPLE comments/ entries welcomed.
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Giveaway starts now and will end 11/21 at 10:00 p.m. (CT). Not affiliated or indorsed by Instagram. US only. ๐ŸŽ‰ Good luck!
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#iggiveaway #tableware #dishwareforkids #winme #giftideas #thankful #oogaafun #oogaalove #oogaabrandpartner #madeintheusa #delightflatware #kidapproved #organicfood #organicmom #easymeals #toddlermeals #toddlermealtime #toddlermom #blw


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Being a parent is all about balance, isnโ€™t it? Over the last 4 years as a Mama, I have found this true in just about EVERY facet of motherhood; especially mealtimes.
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And, with 3 little ones who have an interest in all of the colorful, sugary, character-themed goodies down the store aisles, I regularly have to practice such balance. But, I also challenge myself to make healthy treats, foods and meals as a whole more fun and interesting.
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One of my latest challenges: Cocoa Puffs. My oldest has been asking for these ever since he had some while over at a friendโ€™s house. Now, even though I am all about balance, I am also totally okay with saying no to a cereal that has straight sugar listed as itโ€™s second ingredient, making up 40% of the calorie content. Ugh! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™ˆ So, Healthy Cocoa Puffs with no refined sugar was the challenge: Mission accepted and achieved! AND, using Sneakz Vanilla Milkshake Drink as one of the ingredients, I am even sneaking veggies into every single bite. Can you believe that?! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š Find the full recipe via the link in my profile above! โฌ†๏ธ @sneakz_organic
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โค๏ธ Also, PLEASE like and/or comment on my posts so that they keep showing up on your feed (that is just how Instagram works now)!
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#sneakzorganic #sipthegoodness #healthykids #homemadecereal #superhealthykids #breakfastideas #toddlerbreakfast #nutritionschool #nutritious #refinedsugarfree #healthykidrecipes #blw #blwideas #familyfood #breakfasttime #toddlermeals #toddlermealideas #healthyfoodforkids #kidseatclean #motherhoodunited #momtribe #healthymoms #pickyeaters #pickyeater #healthymom #bobsredmill #glutenfree #glutenfreekids #glutenfreerecipes #replayrecycled


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Earlier today while my youngest took a nap, my 3 and 4 year old joined me in the kitchen to make these Broccoli Nuggets โฌ†๏ธ (recipe from Heather over at @heather_kidskitchen). This recipe was easy, and all our babes were really excited to try them out!
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Are you interested in activities, books, and even recipes that get your little ones excited about different veggies? Well, then you need to check out @veggiebudsclub! ๐Ÿ’š Each month their kits feature a new veggie and all sorts of goodies to get your little one(s) loving it. So far this month, we have started growing broccoli sprouts, read "There's Broccoli in My Ice Cream" (such a cute book!), and made this amazing recipe. ๐Ÿ˜‹
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Real food really can be fun! Sometimes we just need to spend a little extra time talking about and encouraging healthy habits, and @veggiebudsclub is great for that. Check them out and sign up now for December's box (theme is Veggie Soup!) Boxes will ship 12/2 - 12/5 and they make a great gift for the Holidays! ๐ŸŽ„ Also check out @heather_kidskitchen for the full recipe for these nuggets AND more great, kid-friendly recipes! (*our modifications for this recipe: we used a half quinoa/half brown rice mix, cheddar cheese and all the broccoli not just florrets) So good... And F-U-N!
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#cookingwithkids #kidsinthekitchen #foodisfun #veggielove #recipesforkids #healthykids #produceforkids #replayrecycled #toddlerlife #realfoodforkids #eatmoreveggies #prek #pickyeaters #pickyeater #broccoli #earlylearning #preschoolathome #veggiebudsclub #heatherkidskitchen #toddlermeals #toddlermealideas #kidfriendlyrecipes #playmatters #preschooler #blwideas #superhealthykids #blw #kitchenfun #littlehands #recipe


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All afternoon weโ€™ve been hosting a little Friendsgiving get together, and while there are lot of good eats in the kitchen, this tart may be my fave. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป After one bite, my 4 year old exclaimed โ€œthis is delcious" and my hubby has already had two pieces. ๐Ÿ˜˜
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This Lemon Cream Berry Tart was so #simple to make (I actually made it this morning before church!), so creamy and flaky, not too tart, and the fresh raspberries from @driscollsberry are perfection.
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Are you hosting #thanksgiving or hosting/ attending any #friendsgiving gatherings? If so, can I recommend this dessert?๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜
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WHAT YOU NEED:
๐Ÿ‹ 1 sheet puff pastry, 1 egg (beaten), 2 tsp sugar, 3/4 c heavy cream, 4 ounces cream cheese (softened), 2/3 c powdered sugar (plus more for dusting), zest of one lemon, 3 tbsp lemon curd, raspberries for topping, and flour
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HOW YOU MAKE IT:
๐Ÿ‹ Preheat oven to 375.
๐Ÿ‹ Lightly flour work surface, then roll pastry out into a 9 x 11 inch rectangle (approximately).
๐Ÿ‹ Transfer pastry to a baking sheet that is either sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.
๐Ÿ‹ Using a knife, score a 3/4 inch border all the way around pastry edge.
๐Ÿ‹ Then, brush scored border with egg, and sprinkle with sugar.
๐Ÿ‹ Bake pastry for 12-15 min. Once edges are golden/ pastry cooked, remove from oven, and press down middle to flatten, but allow border to remain thick/ puffed. Set aside to cool.
๐Ÿ‹ While pastry bakes, in a medium mixing bowl beat heavy cream until thickened/ stiff peaks form. Set aside.
๐Ÿ‹ Next, in a large bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon zest and lemon curd. Beat until well-combined.
๐Ÿ‹ Fold whipped cream into lemon mixture until all is well-combined.
๐Ÿ‹ Then, pour filling into pastry shell and smooth over top with a spatula.
๐Ÿ‹ Top tart with fresh #raspberries and dust with powdered sugar.
๐Ÿ‹ Slice and serve immediately, or cover and store in refrigerator until time to serve. ๐Ÿ˜‹ Yum!
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#thefeedfeed #contest #berrytogether #yougottaeatthis #bestfoods #buzzfeedfood #foodbloggers #finestberries #tart #recipe #dessert #holidayparty #holidaydessert #feedfeed #f52grams #marthastewart #delish #huffposttaste #hostest #baking #lemontart #desserttable


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"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around..." (name that ๐ŸŽฅ!)
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When I started my Instagram feed it was simply to share some fun + healthy food ideas that I was discovering for my son. I posted like once a week back then, and the posts usually included poor light, ideas still (totally!) in "development," and lots of mom fails. And I almost stopped posting many times, thinking, โ€œWhatโ€™s the point?โ€ But, as my feed (and my passion) grew, I found there was a whole lot more here than just food. There are people that make up a community that have been such a sorce of encouragement, fresh ideas and yes, even care and love (who wouldโ€™ve thought, right?).
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Kayla over at @thefamilyfoodproject is someone I stumbled upon a long time ago, and Iโ€™m so glad I did. She has inspired me to continue to look at food differently; both for myself (and my husband), AND our little ones. Sheโ€™s a Mama of two little girls, eats plant-based, and wins the award for clean-eating mom of the year in my book.๐Ÿฅ‡
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This morning I made Kaylaโ€™s Oat Waffles, with added beets for the gorgeous color (check link in profile โฌ†๏ธ for recipe). Kayla shared this idea after her oldest princess wanted pink waffles, and this morning I impressed my own ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿผ with her very own. Isnโ€™t it amazing that you can get this with no dyes, and clean ingredients? Maybe even more amazing that we can inspire one another and even find care and love via social media - from across the country, and even the globe. ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒŽ
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If you donโ€™t already follow Kayla, do it. Sheโ€™ll introduce you to different ways with food, delicious recipes and will likely even inspire you to try something new (like beets for breakfast)! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Sheโ€™s a wonderful follow, an Insta-friend that I am thankful for, and I think youโ€™ll love her. โžก๏ธ @thefamilyfoodproject
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#beets #produceforkids #superhealthykids #healthykids #oogaababy #oogaafun #oogaalove #dyefree #funfood #womensupportingwomen #fridayfun #princessfood #pink #love #community #glutenfree #glutenfreewaffles #waffles #spoonfed #toddlermeals #toddlermealideas #foods4thought #vitamix #glutenfreekids #healthymom #oatwaffles #blw #blwideas #momlife #toddlerapproved


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It is the second week of November, which means it's also the second week of my #sharethanks giveaways. Last week I read through hundreds of messages and shout outs between friends and family on my week 1 giveaway, and oh, it was so heart-warming. โค๏ธ @florenciarazzarikaron - I chose your comment randomly, which means you win, AND, one you are thankful for, @thepelliway also wins all the @ezpzfun goods! (Please both DM me to claim your prizes!) ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰ Congratulations!
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This week I am partnering with @tfalusa to give away some of my favorite pots and pans. T-fal's new ProGrade Collection is amazing, and helps me cook all sorts of family faves without burning food, etc. Theyโ€™re the pans I use almost every day and I love them! ๐Ÿ˜ And, if you want to win some great cookware AND spread a little love, read on!
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WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
๐Ÿ 1 ProGrade 10-Piece Cookware Set for YOU
๐Ÿ 1 ProGrade 10-Piece Cookware Set for ANYONE YOU CHOOSE (bestie, parent, Insta friend, in-laws - ANYONE!)
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HOW YOU ENTER:
๐Ÿ LIKE this post
๐Ÿ FOLLOW both @lunchesandlittles and @tfalusa
๐Ÿ COMMENT below and tell me something you are thankful for right now (good health? enough food each day? loving family members? new/ old friends?)
๐Ÿ FOR EXTRA ENTRIES: Tag some friends you are thankful for below!
๐Ÿ *One response/ tag per comment. However, MULTIPLE comments/ entries welcomed.
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One comment will be randomly chosen at the close of the #giveaway. Winner will win a T-fal ProGrade Cookware set for themselves, and another set for ANYONE they choose (directly shipped to each). So, enter to win, because new pots and pans for ourselves are nice, but gifting another set to someone else is even nicer... Isn't it? Giveaway starts now and will end 11/14 at 10:00 p.m. (CT). Not affiliated or endorsed by Instagram. US only. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰ Good luck!
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#giveaway #iggiveaway #potsandpans #cookware #tfal #tfalusa #winme #thankful #giftideas #giftideas #dinner #dinnerideas #momchef #momlife #chef #onmytable #nutritionschool #thermospot #homemade #cookingtips #momhack #inthekitchen #homechef #instafood #familymeal #familydinner #foodprep #wayfair #kohls


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Did you โ€œdo something nice for someone today?โ€ ... I love this @lunchbox_love note, because sometimes we all just need a little reminder, donโ€™t we? If you didnโ€™t today, will you intentionally set out to do something good tomorrow? โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ
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Hereโ€™s a little #latergram lunchbox inspo in our Blue Sky Omie Box from @omielifeinc... ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ‡
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Lunch: Simple Salad + Grapes + Raspberries + Animal Crackers (#traderjoes) + Vanilla Ripple Milk ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿฎ Find out more about @ripplefoods dairy-free milk options via their Instagram or at www.ripplefoods.com.
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#toddlerfood #toddlereats #toddlermeals #healthykids #nutritionschool #kidslunch #lunchideas #minimeals #lunchbox #lunchboxinsp #bento #packedlunch #childrenshealth #foodisfun #organickids #lunchboxideas #cleaneatingkids #schoollunch #fussytoddler #poweryourlunchbox #kidfoodideas #omiebox #omielife #gratitudetreenotes #dairyfree #ripplefoods #dairyfreedom #bethegood


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Last night I cooked up this Butternut Squash Pasta w/ Pull Apart Chuck Roast from @_prebrands. So comforting and autumnal. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿคค #recipe below!
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WHAT YOU NEED:
๐Ÿ‚ 1.5 lbs beef chuck roast from #PREbrands (*plus beef stock, garlic, onion, etc. see below), 3 c butternut squash (cubed), 12 ounce penne pasta, 5 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp honey, 3/4 c walnuts, 3-4 c spinach, 1/2 c parmesan cheese (plus more for topping), olive oil, salt and pepper.
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HOW YOU MAKE IT:
๐Ÿ‚ Cook chuck roast your favorite way* (or just ask google). We used our #instantpot and it took less than and hour to get all tender and shredded. Once done, keep warm/ set aside.
๐Ÿ‚ Then, pre-heat oven to 415 degrees and line a large baking sheet with foil.
๐Ÿ‚ On baking sheet, toss squash with a few drizzles of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 15 min, or until lightly browned. Then set aside.
๐Ÿ‚ While baking squash, cook penne until al dente. Drain. Rinse spinach. Set both aside.
๐Ÿ‚ Next, melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until butter bubbles and begins to brown. Whisk in honey, then add walnuts. Continue to cook for 2 min. Remove from heat.
๐Ÿ‚ In a large bowl combine penne, spinach, butter sauce, butternut squash and parmesan cheese. Lastly add in shredded chuck roast and toss again.
๐Ÿ‚ Divide between 4 plates/ bowls and top with additional cheese, as desired.
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This dish is ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป for fall, bursting with #flavor, and even with a hearty helping of #beef chuck roast, it still tastes so light. Totally kid AND hubby-approved!
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Find our more about @_prebrands via the link in my profile above. Their meat is always 100% #grassfed, with no added hormones or added antibiotics and itโ€™s now available at grocers across the US including @marianosmarket (chuck roast is new!), @meijerstores, @amazonfresh, @jet and @peapoddelivers. Perfect for the #slowcooker season and tastes so good! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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#dinner #easydinner #recipe #fallmeals #nutritionschool #healthyfood #familymeal #familymeals #eatwelllivewell #feedfeed #healthylife #forkyeah #fallfoods #dinnerideas #f52grams #foodstagram #buzzfeedfeast #toddlerapproved #kidapprovedfood #heresmyfood #onmytable #recipeshare #tasty


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Mondays are always a bit rough, and with the #timechange yesterday we are taking things even slower today. Anyone else in the same boat? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ด (#sponsored)
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My "baby" recently transitioned to his new big boy/ twin bed. And both boys have been loving their new memory foam mattresses from @lullbed. They are so plush and comfy; perfect for bedtime or naptime. Find out more via the link in my profile above (get $50 off too)! โฌ†๏ธ Now, I think I'll join this babe for a nap myself...
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#GetYourLullOn #naptime #dayslikethese #uniteinmotherhood #perfectbabies #20months #babiesdontkeep #tired #motherhoodunplugged #nestbeddingorganics #organic #thebetterwallpapercompany #babyboy #momlife #timechangesucks #roomandboard #blondie #newbed #bigboybed #mommylife #uniteinmotherhood #fullheartmamas #momentsinmotherhood #littlebrother #family #blessed #letthembelittle #sweetsleep #naplife


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Do you love flavorful dishes? I do, and so does my whole fam! This One Pot Taco Pasta is delicious, and super easy to make too! See full recipe below. ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿƒโฌ‡๏ธ
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WHAT YOU NEED:
๐Ÿฅ‘ 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 lb lean ground beef, 3-4 cloves of garlic (minced), 2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground pepper, 8 ounces of penne pasta (usually half a box; I used @barillaus whole wheat penne), 3 and 1/2 cups water, 1 cup chipotle salsa, 2 cups shredded cheese (divided), fresh cilantro, sour cream and sliced avocado as desired.
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HOW YOU MAKE IT:
๐Ÿฅ‘ Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and ground beef. Cook 5 min. or until meat is browned.
๐Ÿฅ‘ Stir in penne, chipotle salsa, 3 and 1/2 cups water, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
๐Ÿฅ‘ Reduce heat and simmer 10 min. or until pasta is tender.
๐Ÿฅ‘ Stir in 1 cup of cheese, then remove from heat.
๐Ÿฅ‘ Halve, pit, and slice avocado and chop cilantro.
๐Ÿฅ‘ Divide pasta between 4-5 plates/ bowls, and top with avocado, cilantro and remaining cheese.
๐Ÿฅ‘ Yum! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคค
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* Recipe adapted from @terraskitchen. See link in my profile to get $40 off your first order. Aside from the new recipes that Terra's Kitchen brings into our home every week, I love that I am able to save recipe cards, and adapt/ re-make the meals later, like I did with this meal (turned an original dinner for 2, into a dinner for our whole family).
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#fridaynight #dinner #feedfeed #thefeedfeed #terraskitchen #food52 #huffposttaste #recipe #onthefamilytable #familymeal #momhack #kidapproved #flavorful #tasty #mealplanning #dinnerideas #easyrecipes #onepotmeals #onepotmeal #fallfood #pasta #fryay #kitchn #imsomartha #rrmagfan #onthetable #toddlereats #fitmom #f52grams #toddlermealideas


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Snacky lunch for my oldest today: Veggie Crisps Mixed w/ Peas Please (@peeledsnacks) + Almonds + #glutenfree Crackers + Monterey Jack Cheese Hearts + Trail Mix
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The contents of this box โฌ†๏ธ (minus the Peas Please Crisp that I added in) came from @revolutionfoods via @terraskitchen. I just cut out the cheese hearts and transferred the rest. Such a convenient, #powerfood lunch option, packed up in our @yumboxlunch box! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Major YUM!
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Also, I love this love note from @lunchbox_love. โค๏ธ You never, ever know what someone else is feeling deep down or how imperfect their life may look behind their perfect IG squares. Giving someone a compliment can completely change their day. So, will you give someone a compliment today?
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#howdoyouhero #revolutionfoods #terraskitchen #healthykids #snacktime #superhealthykids #lunchbox #bento #schoollunch #bentobox #lunchideas #healthylunch #healthylifestyle #toddlerlunchideas #toddlermealideas #preschool #preklunch #packedlunch #foodisfun #kidapproved #gratitudetreenotes #lunchboxideas #lunchbox #lunchboxinspiration #pickyeater #bringyourlunch #lunch #yumbox


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Now, Iโ€™m not trying to brag, BUT I totally won the post Halloween candy struggle this afternoon by offering up this healthier โ€œtreatโ€ alternative! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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The kiddos wanted chocolate candy, but letโ€™s just be honest: theyโ€™ve had enough the last few days! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐ŸŽƒ These simple smoothies have no added sugar, are full of the good stuff (even #hiddenveggies) AND still taste super yummy. ๐Ÿ˜‹ Donโ€™t you just love mom-wins?!
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WHAT YOU NEED (for approx. 16 ounces):
๐Ÿซ 2-3 frozen bananas, 1 cup riced cauliflower, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract, 6 scoops @kidzshake Chocolate Cream Powder and 1/2 - 1 cup milk of choice
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HOW YOU MAKE THEM:
๐Ÿซ Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender (I used our new @vitamix) and blend, blend, blend!
๐Ÿซ *Add more or less milk depending on desired thickness.
๐Ÿซ Pour into cups and serve with a straw if desired.
๐Ÿซ Chocolatey, yummy AND healthy! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป Find out more about @kidzshake via the link in my profile above.
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#kidzshake #eatinghealthy #fitfam #fitkids #healthykids #cleantreats #noaddedsugar #kidsfood #breakfastinspo #hiddenveggies #kidfoodideas #produceforkids #healthykidscommunity #eatwellbewell #healthyhabits #ambitiouskitchen #happykids #kidseatclean #forkids #momtreat #fitmommy #healthyfoodforkids #superhealthykids #vitamix #chocolate #instagood #blwideas #familyfood #recipeshare


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Happy November 1st! ๐Ÿ‚ Saying thank you, letting people know that they are appreciated, and expressing gratitude are ALL things that don't need a dedicated month or day. Still, November is a good place to start...
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All month long Iโ€™m partnering with some of my favorite companies for giveaways, but more than that, Iโ€™ll be giving YOU different opportunities to say thank you!
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To kick things off, today I am saying THANK YOU to @ezpzfun. Lindsey over at ezpz was one of the first people I ever worked with when I started my Instagram account. Lindsey's ongoing support and products have been a game-changer in our home. But, on a more important note, the ezpz team is changing lives by helping kids with special needs + feeding challenges eat independently for the first time! @ezpzfun is a company I am so thankful for and theyโ€™re making such a difference in the ๐ŸŒŽ! Thank you ezpz!
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This week I am partnering with #ezpz to give away some of their amazing products and I want you, in the process, to spread some "I am thankful for you" messages of your own!
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WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
๐Ÿ’œ 1 Care Bears Mat OR #carebears Bowl
๐Ÿ’œ 1 Original Happy Mat OR Happy Bowl
๐Ÿ’œ 1 Mini Mat OR Item of Choice
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THREE ezpz items in your choice of colors AND, not only can you win, but you can gift these prizes to someone you are thankful for too! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Keep reading...
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HOW YOU ENTER:
๐Ÿ’œ LIKE this post
๐Ÿ’œ FOLLOW both @lunchesandlittles and @ezpzfun
๐Ÿ’œ TAG a friend below that you are thankful for, and as a bonus, COMMENT on why you are thankful for them or why they are doing a good job!
๐Ÿ’œ *One friend per comment. However, MULTIPLE comments/entries welcomed!
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One comment will be randomly chosen at the close of #giveaway. Not only will the commenter win, but their friend in the winning comment will ALSO WIN! So, go on, spread some love below and then cross your fingers. ๐Ÿ˜Š Giveaway starts now and will end 11/7 at 10:00 pm (CST). Not affiliated or endorsed by Instagram. US only. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ‰ Good luck! #sharethanks
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#ezpzfun #happymat #iggiveaway #happynovember #toddlermeals #toddlermealideas #blw #blwideas #toddlerlife #healthykids #selffeeding #thankful #toddlerfood #kidfood #funfood #foodisfun #nutritionschool #momlife


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These little brownie mummies are chocolatey, delicious, and super allergen-friendly! If you still have time to make something up for tonight, make these little guys! โฌ†๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ป
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And, if itโ€™s too late for this year, donโ€™t worry: just save this recipe. Itโ€™s mom-tested, kid-approved and could be adapted for other holidays as well (think, frosted and topped with Christmas sprinkles, etc.). No tricks here; just a fun, delicious dessert that is vegan, dairy, AND gluten-free! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽƒ
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Find the recipe over on my latest guest post over on @thelandofnodโ€™s blog. Link in bio. โฌ†๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ Happy Halloween!
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#happyhalloween #vegan #veganbrownies #veganrecipes #glutenfree #glutenfreekids #dairyfree #dairyfreekids #ripplemilk #enjoylifefoods #eatfreely #bobsredmill #daiya #landofnod #rrmagfan #healthykids #healthykidscommunity #halloweenfun #funfood #foodisfun #vegankids #feedfeed #chocolate #thefeedfeed #letsthrive #thrivemags #nutritionschool #healthytreats #glutenfreevegan #halloweenfunfoodforkids


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I have always loved to cook, but I haven't always been great at it. I also haven't always had the proper tools, and it wasn't until I was a little older... Or hmmm... wiser(!) that I understood the importance of such. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜ณ
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Earlier tonight I made this delicious Spicy Szechuan Noodle dish โฌ†๏ธ (ground beef, ramen noodles, bok choy, and a homemade spicy Asian sauce: recipe from @terraskitchen), and this is a perfect example of a dish that I would have probably had more than a couple issues with, years past. The beef needs to cook, the bok choy needs to soften and the noodles can't overcook. Sound tricky? Well, tonight, I cooked this up in one of my @tfalusa ProGrade Pans with Thermospot Indicator with no problems at all. These pans are a little bit of magic, and help you create meals that are just better. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Quality cookware really does make a difference in your cooking. Have you experienced this as an adult? A little tip/ something I have learned the hard way; invest in quality! Say goodbye to pans with uneven heating surfaces, and say hello to the perfect non-stick cookware with unique heat indicators that show you when your pan is perfectly pre-heated and ready to cook with. โžก๏ธ @tfalusa
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#tfalusa #tfal #thermospot #dinner #homemade #cookingtips #momhack #inthekitchen #homechef #eats #cookware #instafood #sponsored #nomnomnom #familymeal #familydinner #foodprep #spoonfeed #thekitchn #wayfair #kohls #forkyeah #onthefamilytable #sundaydinner #cooking #kitchenlife #family #buzzfeast #terraskitchen #fiestadinnerware


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Never a dull moment with this one. Out of all our babes, she is definitely the most sassy, fierce and expressive. And I love finding companies that can outfit her in ways to compliment her unique personality. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜
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Check out the @fabkids link in my profile to find out more about their affordable shoes/boots AND clothes. This whole outfit is from FabKids and oh snap, itโ€™s a good one! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‚ Here's to this beautiful fall weekend!
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๐Ÿ“ธ Pictured Above: Oh Snap! Tunic Sweatshirt + Doodle Print Leggings + Glitter Lace Up Boots
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#bootsherway #fabkids #sponsored #kidsfashions #instafashion #ohsnap #fabkids #kidsootd #toddlerlife #toddlerootd #3yearsold #3years #babygirl #toddlers #tubbytodd #prettypretty #prettygirl #mylove #fall #weekendvibes #weekend #saturday #loveher #girlsfashion #cute #herstyle #myminime #momlife #lovelovelove #babiesdontkeep


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We all know that Hallowen and candy kind of go hand in hand, but the Halloween fun doesn't have to begin and end with sugary sweets. Even Halloween food can be fun AND healthy.
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Check out the link (temporarily) in my profile above โฌ†๏ธ to get the recipe for these Mini Mummy Meat Loaves (with potato wrapping)! Easy, healthy, festive and fun! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ป (See more in my IG Stories too) Theyโ€™re mummy-YUMMY!
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#guestblogger #littlepartners #madewithmylittlepartners #originallearningtower #learningtower #replayrecycled #recipe #healthykids #dinnerrecipes #onthefamilytable #dinner #toddlerdinner #halloweenfun #fun #halloweenideas #halloweenrecipes #toddlers #toddlermeals #toddlermealideas #kidfood #funfood #foodisfun #halloweenfood #creativefood #halloweeniscoming #makingfoodfun #funfoodforkids #buzzfeed #healthykidscommunity #halloweenfunfoodforkids


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Have you seen The Land of Nodโ€™s new Care Bears collection? They have so many fun pieces, including these special edition @ezpzfun Happy Mats! ๐Ÿ’œ L-O-V-E!
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Head on over to the Honest to Nod blog (@thelandofnod) to read my latest post, sharing more easy and healthy toddler snacks/ ways to fill your ezpz Care Bears mats and bowls. ๐Ÿ˜Šโฌ†๏ธ Link (temporarily) in my bio above!
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#landofnod #carebears #ezpzfun #ezpzhappymat #happymat #myezpzmat #healthytoddler #healthytoddlersnacks #kidsnacks #parenting #momhack #realfoodforkids #feedingkids #pickyeaters #pickyeater #guestblogger #honesttonod #healthykids #superhealthykids #eattherainbow #toddlermeals #toddlermealideas #buybuybaby #funfood #foodisfun #fruitsandveggies #nutritionschool #feeding #healthymama #feedingtime


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Take. Your. Pick. And then, dip, dip dip with this #ripplerecipe! ๐Ÿ˜œ
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I just whipped up this delicious Dairy-Free Homemade Ranch using the new half & half from @ripplefoods. Oh my goodness. Soooo good. Full recipe below! โฌ‡๏ธ
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WHAT YOU NEED (to make a small jar):
๐Ÿฅ— 1/2 cup @ripplefoods half & half
๐Ÿฅ— 2 tbsp white vinegar
๐Ÿฅ— 1/2 cup #dairyfree yogurt/ yogurt alternative
๐Ÿฅ— 1/2 cup #vegan mayonnaise
๐Ÿฅ— 1 tsp garlic powder
๐Ÿฅ— 1 tsp onion powder
๐Ÿฅ— 4 tbsp vegan parmesan cheese** (see below)
๐Ÿฅ— 1 tbsp dried parsley
๐Ÿฅ— 1/2 tsp salt
๐Ÿฅ— pepper to taste
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** To make your vegan parmesan cheese just take 1 cup unsalted cashews, 3-4 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tsp salt and grind all ingredients in a food processor until well mixed.
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HOW YOU MAKE IT:
๐Ÿฅ— Start by whisking vinegar into the half & half and set aside. This mixture will thicken slightly within a couple of minutes.
๐Ÿฅ— Then, mix all ingredients together until well combined.
๐Ÿฅ— If too thick just add more water or half & half.
๐Ÿฅ— Dip, pour, store, etc! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
๐Ÿฅ— Will keep for about a week, refrigerated in an air-tight container.
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* Please note: You can use @ripplefoods half & half original OR vanilla. - I actually used vanilla for this because I could not find the original at my local store, and it worked well. I will try it with the original once I find it!
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#plantbased #plantbasedprotein #dairyfreerecipes #ripplefoods #veganrecipes #veganeats #eatplants #salad #saladlove #feedfeed #food52 #yahoofood #homemade #kidapproved #healthykids #onthefamilytable #saladlove #healthyfamily #healthymom #healthyrecipes #todayfood #recipeshare #vegankids #tasty #fresh #saladplatter #nutritionschool


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ROOM REVEAL โžก๏ธ Swipe to see more!
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Good Morning! โ˜€๏ธ A couple of months ago our oldest started talking about sharing a room with his brother. At first, we dismissed it, but he persisted, and while we didnโ€™t know how it would all work out, we decided that it was a good idea. So, we set out to design a boyโ€™s room, that was suitable for play, fun and sleepโ€ฆ For two!
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We collaborated with @roomandboard, and so many other amazing companies to turn a small, 120 square foot room into a fun, modern, and functional shared space for our 19 month and 4-year-old.
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Head on over to the Room & Board blog (link temporarily in my profile above) โฌ†๏ธ for more reveals and details! The boys absolutely love this space (and my husband and I do too!)
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In addition to @roomandboard, I want to give a HUGE shout out and thank you to some of the other amazing companies who helped make this room a reality: @thebetterwallpaperco, @tcl_usa, @creativeqt, @nestbeddingorganics, @eclipsecurtains, @thepolymathmom, @sprout_kids, @thelandofnod, @blablakidsshop, @lullbed, @target, @modernintentions, @rivi.co, @melissaanddougtoys and @hatchnursery! โ˜๏ธ What a dream this space turned out to be!
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โฌ†๏ธ SHOWN ABOVE: Ascent Blanket in Cobalt and Oatmeal, Temple Pillow in Tangerine and Dayton Bunk Bed in Maple from @roomandboard. Mattresses from @lullbed. Other items detailed in blog post.
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#roomandboard #guestblogger #kidsfurniture #homedecor #momlife #childhoodunplugged #toddlerroom #letthembelittle #momswithcameras #itsaboy #nursery #nurseryinspo #nurserydecor #letthekids #projectjunior #projectnursery #blablakids #legowall #4yearsold #roomreveal #modernroom #moderndesign #boysroom #theboys ##landofnod #creativeqt #target #pillowfort #toddlers #babiesdontkeep


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#latergram because life gets busy. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‹ Can I get an amen?!
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Lunch: Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup + Homemade Croutons + Garden Herb #peasplease Pea Snacks from @peeledsnacks + Chocolate Mikshake Drink from @sneakz_organic ๐Ÿ’› Yum!
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And hey, @pnutbutternoodles you are the WINNER of my @peeledsnacks giveaway! ๐ŸŽ‰ Please DM me to claim!
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๐Ÿšจ And lastly: Please like/comment on my posts, so that they continue to show up on your feed! This is just how Instagram works now. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Thank you!
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#toddlerfood #toddlereats #toddlermeals #mealideas #healthykids #nutritionschool #kidslunch #lunchideas #minimeals #kidsplate #childrenshealth #foodisfun #organickids #lunchboxideas #cleaneatingkids #noaddedsugar #schoollunch #fussytoddler #poweryourlunchbox #kidfoodideas #peeledsnacks #sneakzorganic #omiebox #omielife #leftovers #momlife #hiddenveggies #healthysnacks


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I recently had the privilege of working with Dawn Winkelmann (@spectrumspeech) on a blog post for @thelandofnod. "How to Expose Your Children to Healthy Foods" is now live! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’š
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Click the link (temporarily) in my profile above โฌ†๏ธ to read some tips from a health-crazed Mama of 3 (me) and a Pediatric Feeding Expert (Dawn)! Healthy foods really can be FUN! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜œ
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#landofnod #realfoodforkids #feedingkids #feedingtips #pickyeaters #pickyeater #parenting #guestblogger #honesttonod #healthykids #superhealthykids #ezpz #ezpzfun #myezpzmat #msdawnslp #eattherainbow #toddlermeals #toddlermealideas #buybuybaby #yum #kidfood #funfood #foodisfun #produceforkids #fruitsandveggies #nutritionschool #feeding #healthymama #feedingtime


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