Last year, my babies and I dove into the Peaceful Preschool Curriculum. I had received a promo code and a sample via a friend and decided to try it out. I loved their schedule , their book list was phenomenal, and the supply list was easy. I feel head over heels for the approach they used to learning. As an educator and reading specialist, when it comes to education, I am a planner. The Peaceful Preschool curriculum allowed me to do fun activities with my little ones like the one below...
For almost 11 months now I have been mastering meals on the grill. I thought maybe you'd like to know my tips and tricks for preparing for the entire family on the grill with an occasion microwave moment. This meal was the first one I finally documented but I would love to share more in the future. It's easy, the chicken is Keto friendly, the meal as a whole is super healthy and you're going to love it. Please excuse my amateur pictures... hope you enjoy.
~You're going to need your iron skillets.~
Hi, I'm Polly from Pieces of Polly where I share all sorts of crafts and sewing projects as well as fun activities for kids and many of our favorite children's books. I'm excited to be part of the Summer Soiree! When Aimee asked me about it, I knew just what I wanted to do...something with BUGS! My kids love looking for bugs in the big field behind our house during the summer.
And what better way to explore them, than eating some of your own Ham-BUG-ers.
One of my favorite things about eating low carb and keto friendly is the challenge of reforming recipes. There are so many good ones out there but it can be a challenge to put them together for a week as well. I'm bringing everything I have learned from a beginners perspective all to one place. Please read, the meal plan can be found at the bottom of the page.
Calzone's sounded like an excellent meal prep idea and so, I pulled out my mixing bowls, some precooked ground beef, all the ingredients for the dough and extras for the filling and got busy.
I'm not reinventing the "fat head bread" wheel here. I'm just tickled to death that I have found another solution for meal prepping. I did use a technique or two you'll appreciate when making these little crusts but seriously I'm more excited that I can make these little guys up and pack them away for my husbands lunch everyday. He works out in the field all day for his job and may not even have access to a microwave. He has a simple trick to warming his food if needed but even cold pizza is good pizza. Get ready, we are going to meal prep some deliciously, amazing little lunches.
We have been missing some of our favorite dishes lately and were a little jealous our kids were having spaghetti themselves for lunch after church. My husband really wanted something yummy and didn't know I had a few tricks up my sleeve....
The peppermint cinnamon rolls were such a hit at our house, I thought I'd make another version that we enjoyed and you will as well. The creamy icing paired with the rich caramel sprinkles and buttery cinnamon roll will have you craving these on the regular.
I have been dreaming of this recipe for a long time. You are going to love the peppermint flavor combined with the cinnamon sweetness. These little beauties only lasted a few minutes after their photography session. I hope you enjoy them. They sure were fun to make (and eat).
I have been craving some chocolate chip cookies. Every year I bake batches and batches of cookies with the kids and put them in fancy little box. We take them to all our neighbors. It's a sweet tradition that we have loved doing for years. This year, I wanted to make sure I made some sugar free/low carb/keto friendly for myself and for loved ones. Here is the first of many treats I plan on making in the next few weeks. It's gooey and rich. Enjoy.
Being fairly knew to the keto | low carb way of eating I have found myself on a mission to recreate dishes that are like the ones I used to enjoy but within my carb limits. This was one of those dishes I enjoyed on special occasions, like Thanksgiving or Easter dinners. However, as part of the challenge of this way of eating, I have been looking for ways of cooking to replace the old favorites with new flavors. This dish did not disappoint.
Sometimes you just need something that is going to be yummy and satisfy your potato craving while getting in a hefty amount of fat in your diet with very few carbs. I was a huge skeptic in using turnips or radishes as a potato alternative. I'm so glad I didn't back down and you will be completely satisfied as well. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did putting it together for you.
I always feel the need to cook my husband a hardy breakfast on the mornings he gets to be home with us. For this meal I pulled out my largest, deepest cast iron skillet and made one of our favorite meals. I love to top this one with softened cream cheese just before I eat my own slice. It's delicious and filling.
This is an excellent way to use up extra chicken. We always have a rotisserie chicken during the week for a quick meal, or I buy the pulled rotisserie meat from Costco. Either way, we always have left over chicken and it ends up being perfect for soups during the week. I'm always experimenting with soups and I love the creamy ones best. My kids love soup too so they are always a hit. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did.
I am on a mission to create some insanely good breakfast food for my family and this one right here made the list of INSANELY DELICIOUS. I was a tad excited yesterday when it came out of the oven and hit their plates. Even the babies enjoyed their portion. This can also be prepared the night before and baked in the morning if you want to save time before school or church. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I enjoyed. It is such a privilege and honor to be able to serve my family in such a simple way. Enjoy!
It had been a long while since I have cooked roast beef. I found a great deal on a piece of meat that was ample size for our large family. I really should cook this more often, as my kids absolutely loved it and we had left overs for next days sandwiches. It is full of favorite and super easy to make. It put it in the crock pot after the kids went off to school and by dinner we had a feast with a side of buttery green beans and the kids enjoyed some small seasoned potatoes. I truly hope you enjoy this simple and easy recipe with your family as well.
Sometimes it's simply nice to have a treat. Occasionally, I'll see a recipe pop up on my social media and wish so badly it was keto friendly or at least low carb. I do my best to take the ones that look the most delicious and try to make it exactly what I need it to be. Playing around with different ingredients can be fun but when it turns out fabulous, that's when I really get excited.
For me, my goal is to make delicious food that my family asks for over and over. My husband took one bite of these and insisted they go into his lunch box for lunch the next day. They were cheesy and full of flavor, easy to make and so yummy.
I recently purchased some organic coconut milk and have been contemplating how to to use it. I had an idea for a creamy sauce and decided it would be perfect for some chicken leg quarters I had roasted in the crock pot. So, for Sunday dinner I whipped up this amazingly creamy, smokey, sauce. The flavor was smooth and mild. I think the would even make an amazing base for a soup in the future. I hope you enjoy it.
I posted this years ago and wanted to share it again. As a busy family of 7 with a grocery shopping budget, it pays to have family dinners planned and ready for preparation. These dollar store bins and a few clips are just wanted I needed to organize. Each week I would write out a simple meal plan, I would go through the pantry and add items I already had to the bins, canned food, seasonings, veggies that are okay stored in a pantry, etc. I would check my list for items I would need to purchase.
If I make rice for the kids or riced cauliflower for my husband and I, they beg me to make this sauce. It’s tangy, and sweet with a little kick. I mixes in about 5 mins and tastes better the next day. Hope you enjoy.
Sometime, I just need a quick keto meal. I make this a couple of times a week for lunch. My husband loves it too as it keeps well in his lunchbox on job sites. It’s quick and easy and oh so satisfying.
I love making brisket for the family. Not only is it delicious and hearty, but the leftovers are perfect in my husbands lunch box the next day. Here's a few tips for picking out a good piece of meat.The fattier the cut of meat, the juicier this will be. Make sure to choose an inexpensive cut of meat. I usually look for second cut. For brisket, do NOT chose a first cut or top of the rib as they are took lean.
This recipe is so stupid simple and delicious you may want to make it several nights a week.
My children have always loved meatloaf but they especially love it in smaller portions. When they were little they thought they were eating giant meat balls and that made them so cool. I mix a special topping that makes them extra delicious.
I love to cook but only if the meals are healthy, easy, and yummy. .
I'm Aimee, former Early Childhood Educator and Reading Specialist turned author, speaker, blogger, and mom of 5. This website is meant to inspire & equip parents of little ones to promote early literacy & language development at home. You will also find fun crafts, devotionals, and recipes to explore..
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