Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fresh Artistry Meal Delivery Service Launches in Indy

As a working parent, I love convenience at dinner. But more importantly I want to feed my family freshly prepared food.

That's why I was excited to preview the Fresh Artistry service and the new family plan that is launching in Indianapolis tomorrow (Dec. 5).

Did the food look good? Absolutely. Was it tasty? Yes. But the most impressive part? It was ready to go and directions written in a way my 9 year old could make - and plate - a "fancy meal" for our family. I'm sharing with you the chef's own words and some insights on the program this week at Mom Hats & More.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Amazing smoothie for pumpkin lovers

Amazing smoothie for pumpkin lovers | Recipe uses essential oils | Going Green in IndyOne rule about cooking with Girl Scouts: Make sure you are watching what they're doing.

Suddenly, I was stuck with three opened, partially used cans of canned pumpkin after Tuesday's cooking experiment of Pumpkin Pie in a Cup. And with two kids at home, several games and practices on the schedule, and a sick husband, I was pretty short on time.

My solution? Make a breakfast smoothie.

Amazing Pumpkin Smoothie

1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 1/2 cups milk or vanilla almond milk
2 drops cassia essential oil or cinnamon essential oil
2 scoops vanilla TrimShake

Mix ingredients in blender. Add ice and blend to desired consistency.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Free e-book Friday: Clean Eating Ideas

I have fallen off the diet wagon. Work stress, hectic schedules with physical therapy and kids activities, and a sick husband has made things quickly fall apart. And I don't just mean the house.

Far too often than I care to admit, I've gone to grab for candy or other quick-energy but unhealthy choices. And I'm paying the price. I feel sluggish and tired. And just plain miserable.

So I'm redoubling my healthy eating efforts. I found this great video to get me started, that outlines easy ideas for planning snacks and lunches for the office.

But I'm also doing research and reaching out for new inspiration and ideas for cleaner eating. This week's Free E-book Friday focuses on ideas and recipes for clean eating, whether you're new or seasoned at this.