whole grains

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

I like having easy meals prepped to send Zacky to childcare a few times each week – ones that don’t need to be prepared specially aside from being cut into tiny pieces. I figured a veggie burger that included beans, veggies and a grain would be a complete meal in one package, pair it withshow me more

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Bulgur with Roasted Onions and Butternut Squash

Roasted veggies make the best addition to any winter meal, don’t they? Maybe it’s because in addition to tasting so great (roasting brings out natural sweetness), the cranked up oven helps to heat your home! As I usually do, I saw this recipe from one of my favorite bloggers/cookbook authors, Heidi Swanson, and tweaked itshow me more

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Mexican Pizza

Funk was on dinner duty recently, so I pulled up this pizza recipe for him to try. Pizza is his favorite food, so putting this together was no problemo. I loved the kick from the spicy bean tip used instead of sauce. And, since salsa is pretty much my favorite food, I loved the opportunityshow me more

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cake

I’ve made very similar breakfast dishes in the slow cooker before, but wanted to use oat flour (which I ground in our Vitamix dry canister) because I figured this could be a breakfast I could share with my little guy who is now 9 months old. He’s been eating multigrain cereal that contains oats, andshow me more

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Wild Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale and Lentils

Ingredients: 2 cups cooked wild black rice 4 onions cut into 8 wedges 4 cups diced butternut squash 4 cups kale, chopped 1 package Trader Joe’s cooked lentils Sea salt Sweet miso dressing (double the recipe) I prepped this meal in a couple different steps. 1) Cook wild rice (this took about 45 min soshow me more

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Crockpot Apple Cobbler (for breakfast)

I never would have thought to make apple crumble/cobbler/crisp (what’s the difference?) in the slow cooker had I not seen Elizabeth’s blog post. I’ve used my crockpot for multiple breakfast recipes recently, so I tagged this one as my next recipe to make. Apple crisp (or cobbler or crumble) is inherently healthy with all thoseshow me more

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Farro Salad with Roasted Mushrooms

I just discovered the website food52.com and have since pinned about a billion new recipes to make from it. Here is just one of them. Head over to food52.com for the original recipe and instructions, but since I modified the recipe a little bit to make it a complete meal, my version is below. Ingredients:show me more

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(No Sugar Added) Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies

Since having Zack, I’ve made sure to prepare breakfast meals ahead of time that I can eat with one hand or while juggling a (holy-moly-now-5-months-old) baby. I loved the crockpot oatmeal breakfast cake, but only liked the muffin tin eggs. Since I went back into the office this month, I wanted to have the mostshow me more

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Barley and Chickpeas with Basil Walnut Pesto

I don’t have much luck gardening or keeping plants around/alive. Last year around this time I grew a hearty bell pepper plant that grew some pretty bland tasting peppers and then was stolen right off our front step. We live in the city, so people walk by our front step on the regular. But whoshow me more

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Grape Rosemary Focaccia

Grapes are one of the top fruits I will only buy if organic. I recently started seeing organic red grapes more and more in the grocery stores on a regular basis, so our fridge is currently bursting with two huge bags of them. I had a grape rosemary focaccia bread in mind to make, andshow me more

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