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Turkey Pesto Meatballs – YUM!

Turkey Pesto Meatballs – YUM!

This Pesto Meatball recipe has just three ingredients and comes together in under 20 minutes—aka perfect for busy weeknight meals! The two moms behind Habitual Hostess, who created this recipe, suggest using refrigerated pesto (or homemade!) for best results.  Follow Alston and Leigh on Instagram @habitualhostess for more kid-friendly recipes, cocktails, entertaining tips and more.

Halloween Kids’ Dinner Board!

Halloween Kids’ Dinner Board!

I’m all about making dinner easy… especially on weeknights! And while I’m always looking for ways to sneak in fruit and veggies, I also want to make food that my kids will actually eat! That’s why I got a little crafty with a recent dinner to make some food I already have in the fridge and the pantry Halloween festive! With mummy hot dogs, pumpkin oranges, ghost bananas, leaf cheese and a jack-o-lantern pepper… I whipped up a Halloween Kids Dinner Board that everyone loved (husband included)!

Top 5 Lunchbox Tips from weelicious

Top 5 Lunchbox Tips from weelicious

It’s a common pain point of the back-to-school routine: packing lunches. Though we might typically dread this step on a busy morning, we’re sharing some mouth-watering inspiration – and easy hacks – to help you reimagine the process.  (Think: sous chefs and make-ahead options!) We’ve enlisted Catherine McCord, the talented founder of Weelicious, to help.  The California mom of three is on a mission to make sure kids enjoy healthy food through beautiful presentation. 

Honey Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs

Honey Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs

This summer we’re grilling non-stop. It’s a no-brainer – enjoy the outdoors with your family while skipping the hot kitchen and cleanup. This recipe from Jo Keohane, the mom of three and recipe developer behind The Family Food Kitchen, is perfect for meal prep. Grill up these versatile, juicy thighs and use them all week long in salads, sandwiches and more!

Robin’s Recipes for the New Year – Healthy Eggplant Parm, Penne A La Vodka, and Salmon!

Robin’s Recipes for the New Year – Healthy Eggplant Parm, Penne A La Vodka, and Salmon!

Yep, it’s that time of year again: January when everyone wants to crash diet to drop the extra pounds gained over the holiday season. In the case of 2022, perhaps you’re looking to rid all the extra Covid weight. Instead of following the latest fad, try incorporating a couple new simple healthy recipes into your week. The Eggplant Parmesan and Penne a la Vodka recipes are lighter versions of old favorite and salmon is a perfect light, but nutrient-dense resolution-worthy dinner. ENJOY!

Honey Sweet Potatoes!

Honey Sweet Potatoes!

Looking to mix up your usual marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving? Try this spicy and sweet take on taters, which uses fresh peppers and honey for an updated, elevated take on the classic.

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies!

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies!

If you loved the Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies we recently shared, you have to try this Pumpkin version! Our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore has seriously done it again with these Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. They have chocolate chips (read: kid-friendly), are full of pumpkin (so they feel all festive for Fall) and happen to be gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. Don’t have coconut sugar? Regular brown and white will work, too.

Halloween Breakfast Smoothie – Thank you Lauren Braun Costello!

Halloween Breakfast Smoothie – Thank you Lauren Braun Costello!

Halloween night is all about costumes and candy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start the day with something healthy and wholesome. Enter a delicious breakfast smoothie, made either with frozen strawberries or bananas, milk of your choice, and your favorite protein powder (chocolate pictured). Bring the Halloween theme to life with a chocolate-covered strawberry goblin or an adorable banana ghost. If you don’t have frozen fruit on hand, just use fresh fruit and a fistful of ice. These smoothies are so easy to make that even the kids can make one for YOU!

Spooky Non-Candy Halloween Treats!

Spooky Non-Candy Halloween Treats!

Looking for some candy-free options for Halloween this year? Whether your child’s school doesn’t allow candy, you want to offer kids (and parents) a healthier option or want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project (allergy-free options in a blue pumpkin), we have you covered. From savory eats to fun toys, here is a shortlist to start with. The best part? They’re all available on Amazon Prime!

Roast Chicken Recipe for The Holidays (or any night!!)

Roast Chicken Recipe for The Holidays (or any night!!)

Happy Holidays to anyone celebrating! This Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey, from Leah Koenig’s The Jewish Cookbook, is one of those go-to meals that works as well for holiday dinners as it does for family meals all Fall long. Says Leah: “Flavored with sweet honey and an herbaceous hit of thyme, this roast chicken dish is simple enough to make for a weeknight, and special enough to sit center stage on your holiday table. Don’t sleep on all the veggies underneath – they get coated with savory chicken juices during cooking, and are truly delicious!”

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