10 Steps to Teach Your Kids to Make Their Own Meals

June 20th, 2016

10 Steps to Teach Your Kids to Make Their Own Food | Back To The Book Nutrition

With these 10 steps, teaching your kids to make their own meals is easier than you might think and has big payoffs for you and them!    Picture this:   It’s 5pm, everyone’s hungry, and you’re on the couch with your feet propped up and your nose in a book (or eyes glued to the […]

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars (Gluten + dairy free)

June 13th, 2016

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Larabars are cheaper and taste better than the original! Plus, they're made with just 4 healthy ingredients, and are gluten, grain, and dairy free! | Back To The Book Nutrition

  I’m on an energy bar kick lately because, summer snacks should be simple. And make ahead. And portable. And healthy. But should taste like dessert.  Right?    As soon as I saw how easy it was to make my own homemade Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Larabars, I was hooked.  Now I’m whipping up new flavors […]

Cheap + Easy Homemade Larabars – Salted Dark Chocolate Almond

June 6th, 2016

Homemade Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Larabars with only 4 ingredients and only $0.80 each! | Back To The Book Nutrition

I love Larabars. I do not love paying $1.30 every time someone in my family wants to eat one. So, I made my own healthy, homemade version with only five ingredients and for nearly 40% cheaper than the original!     Larabars have always been one of my favorite energy bars – they’re super healthy […]

8 Podcasts for Summer (Food, Health, Faith, & Parenting)

June 1st, 2016

8 Podcasts for Summer - Food, Health, Faith, & Parenting | Back To The Book Nutrition

Today I’m sharing my eight favorite podcasts focused on food, health, faith, and parenting. These will be streaming all summer long to keep me informed, entertained, and inspired!  I’ve recently rediscovered my love for podcasts when a friend challenged me to start running again. It’s amazing how much longer and more enjoyable exercise can be […]

12 Reasons Every Child Should Learn to Cook

May 23rd, 2016

12 Reasons Every Child Should Learn to Cook - some of these might surprise you! | Back To The Book Nutrition

The benefits of cooking with kids go far beyond having fun together and teaching them basic kitchen skills. Here’s my list of 12 reasons every child should learn to cook – some of them might surprise you!   Both of my kids have been in the kitchen with me from the moment they could hold a wooden […]

Caramelized Onion and Shallot Dip

May 16th, 2016

Caramelized Onion and Shallot Dip is the perfect appetizer for your next dinner party or picnic! | Back To The Book Nutrition

This beats any French Onion Dip I’ve ever tasted, thanks to the caramelized onions, shallots, and garlic. It takes a little time to make, but is very easy and will be a instant hit at your next dinner party or picnic!   We all know homemade chip and vegetable dips taste better than ready made dips or […]

Pea + Pasta Salad with Bacon and Asparagus

May 11th, 2016

Easy pea and pasta salad for summer picnics! | Back To The Book Nutrition

This pea and pasta salad with bacon and asparagus is a frugal and satisfying dish for simple summer dinners or picnics! Make ahead and serve cold or reheat to serve warm.       With the biggest picnic day of the year just a few weeks away, I thought I’d share this easy, make ahead […]

3 Ingredient Tex Mex Chicken Wings with Cilantro, Honey, & Lime

May 3rd, 2016

3 Ingredient Tex Mex Chicken Wings with Cilantro, Honey, and Lime | Back To The Book Nutrition

These 3 Ingredient Tex Mex Chicken Wings are so easy and make an irresistible appetizer or simple dinner!   A few months ago, I made Honey Dijon Glazed Chicken Wings for the Super Bowl and the whole family was hooked! Homemade wings are at least a thousand times better than what we had a wings place […]

25 Free Full Body Workout Videos (15 Min or Less)

April 26th, 2016

25 Free Full Body Workout Videos (15 Min or Less) - efficient, no excuses workouts you can do at home in just a few minutes per day! | Back To The Book Nutrition

25 of the best free, full body workout videos you can do at home in 15 minutes or less. Most are no equipment routines for fast, efficient, no excuses exercise!     I don’t talk about exercise very often here on the blog, but it is essential for our physical and mental/emotional health. Two years ago, I shared […]

Quick, Pan Fried Chickpeas (10 min or less!)

April 18th, 2016

Easy, 10 minute pan fried chickpeas from fresh or canned beans - perfect healthy snack or appetizer! | Back To The Book Nutrition

Quick, pan fried chickpeas cook in just a few minutes, making them a fast and easy appetizer, snack, or salad topper! (Can use fresh or canned chickpeas/garbanzo beans) Recently, some friends went to a local farmer’s market and brought me a sack full of fresh chickpeas (garbanzo beans) which, I’m embarrassed to say, I had never seen […]

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