Healthy Lunch Ideas

I have mentioned before that I don't love lunch time. It's hard to find the time and the motivation to prepare a healthy lunch and actually sit down to enjoy it. Realistically, I am usually running around taking care of my kids.

That is why I wanted to share some easy, healthy lunch ideas that I have really used. They take very little prep work and they offer some much needed energy to avoid the afternoon slump. It is my busiest time of day.

3 Healthy Lunch Ideas

Option 1

Instant Pot Chicken

There are lots of recipes that call for cooked chicken. Yes, you can boil it or even throw it in the slow cooker. I think this recipe for instant pot chicken results in the most juicy, flavorful and tender chicken that I have ever made. It also cuts down the cooking time a lot. If you have an instant pot, try this recipe and tell me if it's the most juicy and tender cooked chicken you have made.

 

Whole Grain Waffle Recipe

Delicious Whole Grain Waffle Recipe 

This is my go to whole grain waffle recipe that we use ALL the time! My kids love it and I feel good feeding them waffles that have a lot more nutrition than the ones we sometimes buy in the freezer section. They are easy to make and also freeze really well. The basic recipe can be changed up in a lot of different ways too. You can add blueberries, pumpkin or chocolate chips to make them extra special.

 

Command Center Photo Tour

I always looked at the beautifully curated pictures with an enormous closet or wall dedicated to the sole purpose of organizing the lives of everyone in your household.  Essentially those pictures portrayed the ultimate Command Center that every mother dreams of having to keep her life a little more orderly and a little less chaotic.

 

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Easy Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. There are so many things to engage our senses. The smells, sounds, tastes and textures are so cozy and heartwarming. The crafts I'm showing you today, however, are focused on the sense of sight, specifically the vibrant colors of the changing leaves.

These two craft projects are all about celebrating the beautiful and breathtaking colors of fall leaves.

Halloween Stickers- Free Printable

Trick or Treat  Halloween Stickers

I have always loved Halloween. There are so many different ways to make this holiday fun and special, especially for my kids.  Every year I try to find simple and fun ways to celebrate the holidays with them.  So, I decided to make a fun printable that everyone could use. These trick or treat  Halloween stickers are a great way to add a bit of fun to your holiday without taking a lot of time. 

Unfailing Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies! They are a classic for a reason. Sometimes you just want the simple comfort that comes from eating a warm and delicious chocolate chip cookie straight from the oven.

You may look at this and think "Another Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe?" I could go on and on about the merits of these chocolate chip cookies, but my short reply is, "YES!" This may become the ONE recipe that you always go to. It has everything that you could want in chocolate chip cookies. It is truly a great cookie recipe and my favorite!