Family Recipes

4 Low Carb Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss

Friday, April 21, 2017 By Kate Horney
smoothie, fit chick, baby chick, smoothie recipes, weight loss, low carb

As a busy moms we have to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves. But we often don’t have the hours to spend in the kitchen whipping up a nutritious meal. That’s why I love adding these quick low carb smoothies into my daily nutrition routine. With energy-enhancing ingredients like fresh fruit, green tea, ginger, and protein, you’ll give your smoothie an extra boost with antioxidants and essential vitamins without having to take a pill or supplement. The protein and fiber in these low carb smoothies will help balance hunger, energy, and cravings and will keep you burning fat…


Curbing Pregnancy Cravings

Friday, March 17, 2017 By Amanda Davies
how to curb pregnancy cravings, baby chick

For many women, the first trimester of pregnancy is rough. Nausea, vomiting, food aversions, and exhaustion (to name a few) can really put a damper on the excitement of the precious little one growing in your belly. I was positive that as a Dietitian I would not let any of those pesky pregnancy problems get in the way of my healthy eating. After all, everything I was putting into my body was now going to affect not only me, but my child, too! Several weeks into my first trimester I was in for a big surprise: the nausea and exhaustion…


Cocktail & Mocktail of the Month | Irish Mug

Friday, March 3, 2017 By Nina Spears
Irish Mug recipe, cocktail recipe, mocktail recipe, weights + measures, baby chick

We have partnered with Weights + Measures for the first quarter of our ‘Cocktails & Mocktails of the Month’ series. The recipes are delicious, their restaurant is divine, and we know our readers will love these tasty treats. Thank you, Weights + Measures! Happy Friday! To get the weekend (and the month) started off right, we thought a nice cocktail recipe would do the trick. 😉 Spring and St. Patrick’s day are just around the corner. This Irish Mug cocktail is the perfect way to welcome the weekend. What mom doesn’t love a little kick in her coffee and whipped cream?? Irish Mug Ingredients: 1.5…


Recipes to Fool Your Toddler into Eating Healthy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 By Amanda Davies
banana pancakes for kids

In my last blog post I wrote of all the efforts I developed to feed my “picky” 22-month-old. I thought it would be helpful if I shared some of the recipes that I have adapted to provide my little guy with a healthy meal that meets his approval! These recipes work on husbands too. 🙂 Banana Pancakes This recipe is super easy and very quick. It is loaded with protein and also provides a serving or two of fruit! I don’t serve these pancakes with syrup because they taste wonderful on their own, but if your little one wants to…


Cocktail & Mocktail of the Month | Rosebud

Friday, February 3, 2017 By Nina Spears
cocktail of the month, valentine's day drink, rosebud, baby chick

We have partnered with Weights + Measures for the first quarter of our ‘Cocktails & Mocktails of the Month’ series. The recipes are delicious, their restaurant is divine, and we know our readers will love these tasty treats. Thank you, Weights + Measures! It’s a new month so it calls for a new cocktail. 😉 With it being the month of love we wanted to create a new love potion number 9 called the Rosebud. This cocktail is stunning. The perfect libation for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day! Rosebud Ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka 1 oz sugar water (1:1) 0.5 oz rose water tonic water rose petal…


My Toddler Won’t Eat: Toddler Nutrition 101

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 By Amanda Davies
toddler nutrition, tips on toddler nutrition, tips for dealing with a picky eater, dietitian tips for toddlers, baby chick, picky eater

After my son’s first birthday we started to really push the transition to solid foods, and I did not know what to expect. At 18 months he was eating only one or two meals day and refusing most meats and vegetables. He was still drinking about 24-30 ounces of whole milk per day. As a Registered Dietitian I was comforted knowing that he was getting an acceptable amount of protein via his milk intake, but worried that he wasn’t acquiring a taste for nutrient and fiber packed vegetables or protein rich meat, poultry, and fish. I started experimenting with new…


Lactation Cookies With a Holiday Twist!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 By Jessica Tomes
breastfeeding cookies, lactation cookie recipe, holiday lactation cookies, baby chick

I am a big fan of lactation cookies. Okay let’s be honest, I am a HUGE fan of ALL cookies. And now that we are approaching the holidays, I wanted to give my usual lactation cookie recipe a fun, holiday twist this year. Because when I think about Christmas cookies, I dream about “kitchen sink cookies.” (A delicious cookie with a little bit of everything!) Check out my holiday adaptation below. I’m thinking I won’t be making the same old, tired lactation cookies ever again… Ingredients: 2 cups of butter 1-1/4 cups of brown sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon of vanilla…


Growing Organically | Better & Healthier Cooking Made Easy

Thursday, November 17, 2016 By Nina Spears
easy cooking, meal prep, healthy meals for the family, meals at your door, baby chick

All of my close friends know that I am not a cook. You will not find me in the kitchen making delicious meals or trying out new recipes. I can do it if I must (kind of), but it’s just not my thing. However when you’re trying to live a healthier and more organic lifestyle you have to make your way around the kitchen because those microwave meals are not going to cut it. I think moms can totally relate. Here’s why… When you’re a busy mom on-the-go, or a single mom, or a working mom, or an entrepreneur (like myself), you don’t always have…


Fall Playdate Ideas

Friday, October 7, 2016 By Sarah Ring
baby chick, things to do in the fall with your kids, fall time in texas

Can I just be a total “basic babe” right now and proclaim that fall is my absolute favorite?! It’s the loveliest season weather-wise here in Texas, and there are so many festive things to do, see and smell when you’re craving all things autumn. Today, it’s all about planning some fun fall playdates for the little pumpkins in your life. So grab your best mom friend, order yourselves a grande PSL, open up your planners, and be sure to pencil in these autumnal outings with your favorite little playdate crew! 1. Collect fall leaves on a nature walk. When the…


Growing Organically | Clean Eating

Thursday, June 30, 2016 By Nina Spears
eating clean, healthy diet, healthy meals

If you know me at all or even a little bit, you probably know that I have a major sweet tooth. It’s pretty bad. I literally crave sweets all the time. Candy, ice cream, cookies, you name it; they are all my downfall. Since none of those are healthy for me or my waistline (I am getting older, you know), I have decided that this month for my growing organically series I would make a conscious effort to eat clean. Clean eating and working out (I will touch on working out in the near future) are two of the things that I have the…