DIY Turkey Deli Meat

Today’s post comes from Libby at eatplaylovemore.com   Have you ever paid attention to the deli counter at your local supermarket? I usually just zip past it without giving it much thought but the other day I curiously stopped and just stared. I was in awe of the rows and rows and rows of preserved meats!…

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101 Real Food Snacks to Add to a Sack Lunch

  Having a stockpile of goodies to stick in the kid’s lunch boxes makes putting the lunches together simple and fun. Having a variety means more eating and less trading as well. Ok, so the main part of lunches are taken care of (see 101 Simple Sack Lunches for the Busy Family here), but what else do…

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101 Simple Sack Lunches for the Busy Family

  Having a list of lunch ideas for the coming school year makes the days a little more exciting and it’s healthy for the kids to get more variety in their lunches. Homemade lunches can give kids a lot of bragging rights and it definitely makes them feel special and cared for. And gluten free lunches…

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Avocado Chicken Salad

Warm summer days means I don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen, especially over a warm stove. We grill up a bunch of chicken breasts, have that for dinner one night and then have extra ready to make a big bowl of this chicken salad. Avocados are such a great source of…

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Melon Hearts, a Simple Valentine Treat

You know those days, when you want to add a touch of special to the meal? This is a beautifully simple answer. Great for a Valentine’s breakfast or brunch and a snack that the kids can help create. These cute little hearts are a perfect replacement to the average sugary Valentine treats. Melon Hearts Ingredients:…

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30 Sandwich Ideas for Kids and Adults

Everyone gets into a food rut now and then, these 30 sandwich ideas for kids and adults are sure to shake you out of your brown bag blues. A sandwich is basically anything you can stick between two pieces of bread. Or tortilla. Or lettuce. Or pita bread. Let your imagination run with it! You…

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15 Healthy Snacks For Lunch Boxes

There are many ways to get nutrition in lunch boxes and make it fun and exciting. If it tastes good, they won’t notice that it is also good for them. Here are a few ideas to run with on healthy snacks to stuff in a lunch box. 1. Homemade trail mix – If kids aren’t…

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Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties make a great great simple meal and are popular with kids. (Who doesn’t enjoy food that one can dip?) Salmon Patties Ingredients: 3 (12 oz) cans wild caught salmon 3 eggs 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons coconut oil for frying Directions: Heat frying pan over medium heat, melt oil. Mix ingredients thoroughly, form into…

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10 Spices for the Minimalist Kitchen

If you want to cook minimalistically you don’t need many spices. Really, it is possible to limit this list more, but these are the 10 spices that I find myself using continually. (I did not include salt and pepper, as everyone, typically, has salt and pepper on hand.) 10 Spices for the Minimalist Kitchen Basil, use…

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Deviled Egg Salad

I love this egg salad! Perfect for lunch and great if you do packed lunches! Deviled Egg Salad Ingredients: 10 hard boiled eggs 1/2 cup mayonnaise (click here for easy mayonnaise recipe) 1 tablespoon white vinegar (click here for organic vinegar) 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 1/4 teaspoon sea salt ~or more to taste (click here for celtic…

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Salmon Salad in Lettuce Wrap

This is a cool summertime lunch and is so quick and easy! Salmon Salad Ingredients: 12 ounces wild caught salmon 3 pickles, chopped 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, more or less to taste 1 head romaine lettuce Directions: Drain the salmon and put the salmon in a small mixing bowl. Add pickles and mayonnaise, mix well. Serve in a lettuce leaf.…

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