Gluten Free

Less-Mess Crispy Chicken Thighs

There are a few delicious recipes for crispy chicken thighs from well-known paleo bloggers like StupidEasyPaleo and NomNomPaleo. Only problem? It makes such a mess of your stove top even with a splatter screen! My family loved the bacon-like taste of the crispy skin, but did not enjoy the clean up or the feel of

Gluten Free

Grain-Free Meatballs (Whole30 Friendly!)

Post-vacation and mid-summer, I love to spend a few weeks being grain-free. It helps me get back on track, significantly reduce bloat from wine and ice cream, heal my gut from the higher likelihood of gluten cross-contamination from eating out more, and—probably my favorite benefit—clears my brain fog (which is my #1 symptom of Celiac

Clean Eating

Ditch the ‘Fish Update

It’s been 12 days since I announced to my household that we are ALL supporting Produce for Kids in embracing healthier eating habits. I’ve been referring to this mission as Ditch the ‘Fish (Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, that is) because we have been focusing on replacing processed crackers and pretzels with healthy snacks in addition to our already healthy

Gluten Free

Almond Pesto & Chicken on Zoodles

For the past two weeks I’ve been singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year!” No, it’s not Christmas, but it’s an even better time of year—when the grass is green, the tulips are blooming, my patio furniture comes out, and the kids are running around outside! Another reason I absolutely love this time

Healthy Living

PFK Series 1: Sample Meal Plan

I am excited to team up with Produce for Kids and their healthy eating-focused campaign with ACME Markets that will raise funds for local Feeding America food banks, including the Food Bank of Delaware, Food Bank of South Jersey, and Philabundance. The Produce for Kids campaign offers ACME shopper in-store and online meal solutions, recipes, and

Life in Photos

Instagram Round-up Week 2

After a year of being a stay-at-home mom, I started a new part-time (quarter-time?) job this past week at a health club! I had seemingly outrageous criteria, and they were able to meet it all. It’s only about 10 hours per week, but I am loving this sweet taste of adult conversation again! And, of

Gluten Free

Brinner Bowls

I just made THE most delicious dinner I have arguably ever made. I went so rogue on the original recipe that I’ve struggled to come up with a name for it, but my husband recommended “Mishmash Kickass” or more specifically, “Awesome. Just Call It Awesome.” I have decided to go with the elusive “Brinner Bowl” because it’s

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Zucchini Pizza Gondolas

This recipe is part of my Produce For Kids series to support the Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign (learn more here), this recipe primarily features a healthy vegetable dressed up in a way your kids won’t be able to refuse. Pizza, particularly from Manco & Manco’s (previously Mack & Manco’s) down the Jersey shore, is probably the

Gluten Free

Crock-Pot Chicken Fajita Bowls

Anyone else ever throw a bunch of ingredients into their Crock-pot without any foundation or inspiration of a real recipe, cross their fingers, and hope for the best? It’s a lot of fun and about as wild as I get these days! Today was such a beautiful Spring day! We had a lovely, though jam-packed, morning

Gluten Free

Noodles + Zucchini = Zoodles!

My favorite obsession lately are zoodles! What are those? Naturally gluten-free, grain-free “pasta” made from zucchini. Noodles + zucchini = zoodles! Back in February, one of my birthday gifts was a spiraler. This awesome little contraption is basically an enormous pencil sharpener that turns zucchini, summer squash, carrots, potatoes, and other oblong-shaped vegetables into thin,

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Crock-pot Taco Soup

It’s no surprise the last time I posted was one week before my son was born; a fair explanation, but I’m still cringing at how quiet my blog has been the past 2.5 months! Rest assured though, I’ve continued to eat clean and try out new recipes, primarily in my trusty Crock-pot. I’ve come to

Healthy Living

Eating Clean on a Small Budget

I recently read a couple articles whose titles promised tips for eating clean on a small income, but they then proceeded to suggest buying organic everything. Umm…I don’t know where these authors live, what their other bills are, or really what they’re even considering a small income but in the realistic land of inflated prices

Gluten Free

3 Simple (Filling!) Meals

Lately I have been using Instagram (@meroram) as an accountability diary of sorts by taking photos of my meals and commenting with the ingredients. People have been using Instagram for this very purpose since its inception, and I have to a small degree, but I’m trying to be more consistent with it. A few have