Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal

Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal--a healthy breakfast recipe from Happy Healthy Mama

I’ve got another baked oatmeal recipe for you! These days I’ve been eating a lot of steel cut oats.  They simmer on the stove in the morning while I’m working (before the kids wake up) and I really don’t mind the wait. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to switch it up. By switch it up, I…

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Spring Cleaning Challenge: An Organized Pantry

Spring Cleaning Challenge: Organize Your Pantry

Once upon a time, we moved into a new house and had a shiny, new pantry. Bigger than any pantry I’d ever had! I showed you pictures of this organized pantry and many of you commented, “Wow! Where’s all the food?!” It was so neat and clean it looked sparse. Okay, it was sparse. Almost…

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Luke’s Favorite Broccoli (an 8 minute recipe!)

Luke's Favorite Broccoli--this is the 8 minute side dish that got my son loving broccoli.

Sometimes you just need a quick side dish to round out a meal.  Or, sometimes, you realize your kids haven’t eaten anything green in days and your only other option is to serve a green smoothie with dinner.  This recipe is for those days.  It’s a simple recipe for sure.  So simple, in fact, I’m…

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Rainbow Smoothies: A Tasting Activity for Kids

Rainbow Smoothies--Teach Your Kids about Eating The Rainbow with this fun tasting activity!

 One of the most important lessons about food I want my kids to learn is the importance of variety.  Eating fresh, whole foods is important, but your body doesn’t benefit nearly as much unless you are eating a wide variety of foods.  Since for kids St. Patrick’s Day is all about leprechauns and rainbows, I…

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Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie

Vegetarian Shepard's Pie. Uses lentils instead of meat. My husband loved this vegetarian dinner recipe!

Question:  How do I get my husband to eat less meat?  He doesn’t like many vegetables at all (except potatoes).  I’d like him to eat more plant-based meals, but don’t know where to start.   Answer:  Top a whole bunch of vegetables with a crust of mashed potatoes.  Works every time. I’ve gotten the above…

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Chewy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chewy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars. Easy and healthy homemade granola bar recipe from Happy Healthy Mama.

Meet my new favorite homemade granola bar.  That’s high praise, since I’ve made a whole lot of homemade granola bars in my day. So why do I keep creating new flavors?  Maybe that’s how I keep life interesting.  Some people have mid-life crises; I create new granola bar recipes. Seriously, though, I made these because…

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