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August 20th 2017


Recipe Videos & Entertainment

Chicken and Vegetable Teriyaki Bowls

If you love easy midweek meals that come together faster than you can order take-out, this Chicken and Vegetable Teriyaki Bowls Recipe is one you are going to make often! Print out the recipe here.

Meal prep made easy

In the next couple of weeks, I'll be doing a lot of meal prep at the Studio to document the process for you! In today's video I'm sharing how I take our Meal Plans and break them down to save myself time in the kitchen throughout the week.


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3 Ways to jazz up cheese pizza

Check out 3 EPIC ways to upgrade your cheese pizza for the ultimate Friday night meal! And guess what? These three ideas take popular leftovers from the week and reinvent them for you. 

5 Picky Eater Approved School Lunches: MOMable Lunch

10 Tips for healthy lunch packing

Getting your kids ready in the morning is stressful enough, let alone getting yourself ready! Check out these tips for less work in the mornings and take lunch packing off your morning to-do list. 

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Ten Healthy Lunch Packing Tips

Make school lunches a breeze with these ten healthy lunch packing tips.

10 Tips to make School Lunch a BreezeI often hear from moms that “packing lunch takes a long time” or “I don’t have time to pack lunches.” My mantra is that it only takes 10 minutes to pack one or five lunches. In fact, if you can learn to pre-plan your lunches in advance and do most of the prep work ahead of time, then all you need is a weekly plan.

If you are just getting started and find lunch packing overwhelming, here are ten lunch packing tips:

Make a List

Sit down and write a food plan for the week. You can browse the Internet for new ideas or subscribe to a school lunch-planning service. From there, you can create your shopping list or print out the one from your subscription service.

Shop Over the Weekend

If you shop over the weekend, you can come home and prep a lot of your lunch items. Starting the week with fresh produce means you don’t have to stare at the refrigerator and hope something talks back and says, “Eat me!”

Wash all your Produce at Once

As soon as you get home from the store, fill your sink with water and produce cleaning solution (such as water and vinegar). Let the produce soak for 10 minutes, scrub, and rinse. Begin cleaning your fruits and veggies so they are cleaned and ready for when you need to pack them.

Prep your Produce

After you wash all your produce at once, prep the produce in the way it’s meant to be used. This means chop, cut, julienne, or dice your fresh produce and refrigerate in airtight containers.

Hard-Boil your Eggs

Eggs are delicious and filled with nutrition! Of course, they are very portable in their hard-boiled form but they also offer an infinite amount of lunch options! You can make wraps, egg salad sandwiches, or top a green salad in a couple of minutes when they are already in your fridge. If you have older kids who have bigger bellies to fill, you can throw a hard-boiled egg inside a lunch container for an extra boost.

Bake Ahead

Do you know you can use your cupcake pan to make little meatloaves, quiches, spaghetti nests, carrot muffins, or ham and cheese muffins? These are all items that bake easily and freeze very well! Bake single-serving lunch box items over the weekend, freeze, and pull them out when you need a quick lunch box fix.

Assembly Line Packing

Instead of packing each lunch container individually, consider placing all of your lunch items on the counter and filling your lunch boxes assembly-line style. Whether you are making a simple lunch with deli meats, cheese, and crackers or adding baked goods, filling your containers at once can save you a lot of time.

Blend and Freeze

If you have smoothie fans at home, make all the smoothies for the week at once! The easiest way is to make a blender full of your smoothie recipe, blend, pour in individual plastic cups with lids, and freeze. Each morning, pull a sealed smoothie out of the freezer and pack inside an insulated lunch bag. It will thaw to a smoothie consistency by lunch. Bonus: no ice-pack needed.

Freeze your Dairy

Prevent soggy cheese and warm yogurt simply by freezing them the night before. They will be thawed out by lunch, and your child won’t complain of the lunch being a soggy mess!

Prep and Freeze your Fruit

Fruits such as mango, pineapple, grapes, and orange slices freeze very well. I like to save prep time by sticking them in the freezer and having them ready to pack inside the lunch box. Berries also freeze well, so buy them on sale when in season and freeze for smoothies! 

Getting your kids ready in the morning is stressful enough, let alone getting yourself ready! Follow these tips for less work in the mornings and take packing lunch off your morning to-do list.

Do you have any lunch packing tips for me? 

 

 

 

 

August 13th 2017


Recipe Videos & Entertainment

Bite size goodness that's a lunchbox favorite

Turn quinoa into a quick and easy Back-to-School Lunch that your kids will love. Print out the recipe here and enter to win a $250 gift card to Bob's Red Mill to stock your pantry!

A THERMOS IS YOUR FRIEND FOR PACKING LUNCHES!

Last week I shared with you the essential items you need to make packing lunches easy this school year. Today, I am showing you a thermos comparison video so you can select the best one for your family. Thermos details here.


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Greek Stuffed Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are not just for party trays; they make terrific lunch and snack box builders! Grab the recipe  here.

Turn fresh apples into donuts with this apple donut recipe and how to keep apples from browning!

How to freeze muffins

No time to bake muffins every morning? Why not make a batch over the weekend and freeze them for convenient breakfasts and snacks later? Check out how to do that here. 

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August 6th 2017


Recipe Videos & Entertainment

Back to School Lunch Packing Essentials

Get ready to pack healthy lunches with the supplies that work! In this video, you'll see our top picks and for details on where to get them, click here

5 Healthy School Lunch Ideas with Turkey!

School is starting this week and I do not want you to run out of freah healthy lunch ideas for your kids, and yourself! Here are 5 Healthy School and Office Lunches using one main ingredient, turkey! Get all 5 ideas here.


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The MOMables studio kitchen reveal

The Studio Kitchen reveal is here! And oh.my.goodness you guys! I couldn’t be happier with the results. This is where all our future videos will be filmed! Take an inside look here! 

Turn fresh apples into donuts with this apple donut recipe and how to keep apples from browning!

celebrating Life's Moments

A few months ago, Sofia, Eric, and I decided to join the boys at Karate; partially to have something to do that is active and fun and to do something together as a family. One way we celebrated our new karate belts together as a family was with an ice cream party. 

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