Thursday, July 26, 2012

What Fit Family Takes to the Pool/Park/Zoo

If you have gotten 1 thing from my blogs, it hopefully is the importance of planning ahead.  This is VITAL to a healthy family.  Whether I'm heading out to the pool, splash pad or the zoo for the day, I ALWAYS have a cooler full of snacks, waters, and usually even lunch for the kiddos.  I never want to be caught off guard with hungry, cranky kids, in a position to where I would be forced to feed them junk food (from the concession stand or fast food joint).

I took the kiddos to the pool today and here is what I brought:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How to maintain your (and your kids') healthy eating routine while on vacation

This last week, my husband and I enjoyed an 8 day long beach vacation away from the kiddos.  Although it was very hard to be away from them, it was MUCH needed!

 Beautiful sunsets!
The only things I had to worry about were which bathing suit I was going to wear and where we were going to eat dinner.  No crying babies or dirty was AWESOME!

So how do you go on an 8 day vacation and not gain 10 (or more) lbs?  Especially with this type of temptation:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Recipe catch up: Kid friendly whole wheat pizza pockets, baked tilapia, pork tacos, plus much more!

This blog post will be mostly dedicated to catching up with you on some recipes I've been cooking lately.  Most of my meals have come from 100 Days of Real Food.  I really recommend her site for anyone who wants fairly simple kid-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  She cooks with only "real food" (clean).  The only downside to some of her recipes is the amount of butter and oil many of her recipes call for.  Although it is all "real" butter, it is still super fatty and not a healthy fat, at that.  So when I cook her stuff in the future, I may try and sub out the butter for banana or applesauce (if it's a baked good).  So anyway, here are some of the things I've been cooking up:


  • baby spinach, carrots, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, mixed with fresh cracked pepper and my lightened up goddess dressing (recipe here on my FB page)

  • 1/4 c cooked organic quinoa, sautéed chopped zucchini, squash, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mixed with lightened up goddess dressing

  • Pasta salad (adapted from 100 days of real food)

Here is the recipe: