Southwest Quinoa Ranch Salad

quinoa. it took a while for me to come around to this little guy but now i'm a huge fan and use it all the time - like in my mango pulled pork tacos. quinoa is high in fiber, protein, and iron so its a nutritious addition to your diet. i whipped up this southwest quinoa ranch salad and took it to a recent park playdate - the moms all gave it the thumbs up! it is nutritious, easy, and yummy so i … [Read more...]

Back to school lunches

this post is written on behalf of Hillshire Farm. Opinions & photos (as always) are 100% my own! back to school lunches! are you excited???? i know, i know. its probably exciting for the first two weeks when you make those cute shaped sandwiches and bento boxes with cheese cut like a kitten and cucumbers like a rose. well lets get real. i gave up after the first two days. its time for some … [Read more...]

Back to School with Personalized School Supplies

  this is a sponsored post but all opinions & photos are my own. its back to school time!! have you come to terms with the fact that summer is ending yet?! we are headed out on a vacation with family and then when we get back we are RIGHT into school mode. i'm keeping my fingers crossed that the 3 hour traveling time difference won't affect her first day of school too much! recently i … [Read more...]

Bento Lunchbox Ideas for Kids

bento lunch boxes. they are adorable and all over the web! i love the cute little containers and the creative ways i have found to make your kid's lunch time exciting, wholesome, and totally cute! i have been looking around for a bento lunch box for my kids, so when Laptop Lunches reached out to me to try their product i jumped at the chance. i loved the bright colors they used as well as their … [Read more...]

Valentine Lunch Ideas and Snack Ideas

i love treating my kids to fun lunch ideas and snack ideas on valentine's day! these ideas come from the live segment i did on Good Day Sacramento and are prefect for kids of any ages. i love that they are valentine lunch ideas that are healthy but still festive - your kids will love them! all of these ideas are the way i like it: EASY and ADORABLE. for this first snack use ritz crackers … [Read more...]