Family Meals

Family Food Experts’ Nutrition Tips for Families

Thanks to Ellen Briggs, founder of The Family Food Experts, for the following post! Research shows that having a healthy, balanced diet improves brain capacity, maximizes cognitive capabilities, and improves academic performance in school-age children. Alternatively, the research also shows that having too much junk food and an unhealthy diet decreases academic performance by limiting the amount of information to the brain. The team behind The Family Food Experts and Kid Kritics Approv… read more »

Asian-Style Turkey Meatloaf {Recipe}

A twist on classic meatloaf, this Asian-style turkey meatloaf is loaded with vegetables, herbs and spices, and topped with a sweet and spicy glaze.  I don’t think I ever ate meatloaf as a kid. Apparently my mother used to make it when she and my dad were first married, but I have no recollection of it ever being served in my house growing up. It’s not the type of dish I am usually fond of. Something about meat in the shape of bread just never attracted me. It’s not about the meat –… read more »

Mushroom Onion Quiche {Recipe}

As I mentioned yesterday, Sunday brunch is one of my favorite meals. It’s not so much about what’s served (although who doesn’t like traditional brunch foods?!) as it is about the calm and relaxation of a Sunday morning spent with friends and family without the rush of a weekday meal. Now that we have kids, Sunday brunch isn’t the same as it used to be, but there are some brunch recipes that can easily be made – and with the help of your kids, as you saw in yesterday’… read more »

Making Sunday Brunch with the Kids

Ahh, Sunday brunch. Who doesn’t like the thought of a lazy Sunday morning spent in bed followed by mimosas, French toast, and eggs benedict? BK (aka Before Kids), Sunday brunch was a favorite pastime of mine. These days my Sundays are a bit different. We wake up early and get ready for a busy day, often filled with birthday parties or some other activity that will tire out the kids before we head back home for their nap. Sunday brunch happens sometimes, but often it’s an easy bagel brunch at home or a ch… read more »

Sweetpotato Black Bean Quesadillas {Recipe ReDux}

Creamy sweetpotato puree and garlicky black beans and spinach make a sweet and savory filling for these gluten-free, vegetarian quesadillas the whole family will love! Disclaimer: I received free samples of California sweetpotatoes mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.  In case you missed my previous post, itR… read more »