It has been such a busy, long week for us.  This is our schools homecoming week and Alex participated.  Mix that with baseball practices, and real life we have been busy. 

But look how cute he was with his date.  :)

homecoming 2014-2015

My meals come down to planning.  If I didn’t have a plan…a game plan…things would be awful.  When you mix our busy lifestyle with homework and everything that goes on with no meal plan I would be lost. 

For next week this is my plan:

Monday: Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches

Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Recipe.  Clean eating. Real food. Whole-wheat

Tuesday: Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Wednesday: Pork Carnitas Tacos with corn tortillas… Continue reading

My boys are 7 today!!! So I made them their breakfast of choice today…oven pancakes. They were delicious.  I don’t usually fix a big breakfast for them on a school morning.  But today was special. :)

Alex and Ben are 7

We don’t have a big party planned, just a small family get together, I like those much better personally.

I can’t believe that the boys are 7, it feels like just yesterday I was bringing them home from the hospital.  They have completely changed our lives.  I can’t imagine my life without them. 

We also have our last fall baseball game tomorrow.  Lots… Continue reading

So it’s no secret that most kids don’t like meatloaf.  It’s not something that I make a lot but, I really do like it.  For some reason I just could not stop thinking about meatloaf the other day.  So I figured it was time to break out the meatloaf recipe. 

The recipe can be prepared in less than 10 minutes, although it cooks for 1 hour.  It is a super easy, hands off type of dish.

It was delicious.  My kids both asked for seconds!!! It is great as left-overs too.

Bad thing about meatloaf?  It does not make for… Continue reading

Pumpkins…that’s all my kids can think about. So I guess I will be taking my boys to a pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins and then make pumpkin pie.

Fall baseball is winding down so soon we will have a little time off from sports, that is until basketball starts. :)

I’m sure that on our Saturdays off we will find a lot of fun things to do.  I plan on hiking, fishing, and riding bikes with my boys for sure. 

So for this weeks meal plan, remembering that I serve veggies and fruit with every meal, here it is:… Continue reading

What do you use to refuel after a good workout?  Whether its CrossFit, running, biking, or whatever I happen to be up to at the time, I am always looking for a good all natural sports drink. 

I tried BODYARMOR and love the taste as well as the all natural ingredients.  Give it a try and see what you think.

 BodyArmor Upgrade your sports drink


BODYARMOR is definitely a SuperDrink, it contains:

  • It’s made with coconut water
  • Has 600mg potassium (total blend of electrolytes 704mg)
  • 200% of Vitamins B3, B5, B6, B9, B12
  • 100% of Vitamins A, C, E.
  • NOTHING ARTIFICIAL! Natural colors,… Continue reading

So this week I’m planning on doing things a little different than normal.  We all have our favorite meals at my home.  I’ll be honest I have several favorite foods but I’m going to try to pick our absolute favorite recipes to share with you.

So here is the plan for next week.  Remember that I serve fruits and veggies with every meal.

Monday: Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich with Sandwich Buns

Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Recipe.  Clean eating. Real food. Whole-wheat

Tuesday: Tomato Basil Tortellini Pasta.  If you know my family than you know Alex picked this meal. :)

Tomato Basil Tortellini Recipe.  Real Food Ingredients.  Clean Eating.  This is my familes favorite meal!!!

Wednesday: Chicken Drumsticks. This is Ben’s pick.  I love these because… Continue reading

We are busy, busy, busy, just as you are I’m sure you are.  It’s crazy how much time we spend doing homework, sports, and just doing family stuff.

If I did not have a game plan for dinner I know that either we would eat out or we would eat much later.  Which would be  a huge  stressor for me.  My boys need to eat :)

They always say that a way to a mans heart is through his stomach.  If this is the case I’m pretty sure Alex will never leave home.  Just this morning he took it upon himself to warm… Continue reading