Cassava Flour Pizza: Mommypotamus Recipe Review

Cassava Flour Pizza: Mommypotamus Recipe Review

Pizza is my weakness! What about you? I love pizza! It really is my favorite food, and as a runner, I loved having it after long runs. However, after switching to a real food diet, getting take out pizza wasn’t happening anymore. I eat mostly gluten-free and try to keep my family that way. But, let’s be honest, sometimes gluten-free recipes aren’t good. Then, I found this recipe.  It tastes great, and it makes two pizzas, which is great for…

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Batch Cooking Sample Menu : 2 hours of Cooking for 5 Weeknight Dinners

Batch Cooking Sample Menu : 2 hours of Cooking for 5 Weeknight Dinners

2 Hours of Cooking for 5 Weeknight Meals   Are you a parent that doesn’t have time to cook? Or doesn’t want to cook? I’ve talked with many parents, and they have several struggles  when it comes to feeding their family. Two main struggles are finding the time to cook healthy meals and cooking food their kids will actually eat. Well, here is my solution, batch cooking and meal prepping for the week! You may have heard those terms before,…

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Nacho Night

Nacho Night

Need a healthy, fast meal option your kids will love? I know nachos have a stigma of being unhealthy, and when, you get them at a restaurant on a huge greasy tray, they are. However, by looking at the quality of your ingredients, you can make delicious nachos with healthy ingredients that your kids will gobble up and beg for because they are so fun to make!   With nacho night, you feel like you spend even less time in…

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4 Easy Meals for Busy Parents Who Don’t Have Time to Cook

4 Easy Meals for Busy Parents Who Don’t Have Time to Cook

Do you ever feel like you don’t have time to cook? Do you just not want to cook? Me too. As parents, we would love to have time to cook meals from scratch that are perfectly balanced and nutritious every single day, but that isn’t reality. This past weekend, I was talking to a mom of 5 who works full-time and volunteers frequently with the Willow Tree Family Center, which is a local center for moms and babies. She talked…

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Interview with Dr. Kellyann Petrucci about Healthy Eating for Kids

Interview with Dr. Kellyann Petrucci about Healthy Eating for Kids

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing naturopathic doctor and celebrity nutritionist, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci about healthy eating for kids. She is the author of Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet and Paleo Cookbook for Dummies. Check her out at drkellyann.com! She has amazing knowledge of nutrition and functional medicine. Plus, her and I share the same passion for healthy kids. It is the REASON and WHY that we both do what we do. The Interview In our interview, we chat…

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Cheap, Fun Birthday Surprise for Your Significant Other

Cheap, Fun Birthday Surprise for Your Significant Other

With Brendon’s birthday this past weekend, I was racking my brain about what special thing to do for his birthday. It is hard to find that special time to celebrate when kids are around (and we don’t pay for babysitters if we don’t have to). Plus, we are not gift people. We are experience and doing things for each other people. If you haven’t, I would totally recommend reading The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. Anyway, I was…

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bread Pudding

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bread Pudding

Ever had to cut the crusts off your child’s sandwiches and not known what to do with them? I have a solution! I modified the recipe found here. Ingredients 1 1/2 cup coconut milk 3/4 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin 1/2 cup coconut sugar 2 large eggs plus 1 yolk 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic salt 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 5 cups cubed (1-inch) crusts of gluten-free bread or day old bread 3/4 stick grass-fed butter, melted Directions: Preheat oven to…

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Finger Foods and Toddler Meals

Finger Foods and Toddler Meals

In the toddler years, start trying foods in different forms and in different dishes, Some examples include veggie or meat patties, cubed proteins, veggies in sauces, and mashed side dishes. You may find introducing certain proteins in burger forms or different sauces made from veggies to be easier transitions to new foods. In this toddler stage, have some fun, help your child explore new foods, and feel comfortable treating your child to healthy Indulgences. Below provides a general outline of…

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Best, Most Nutrient Dense Foods for Babies

Best, Most Nutrient Dense Foods for Babies

It’s confusing to know what foods to start your baby on! It’s always important to check with your doctor, but the latest research shows that starting allergenic foods before age one actually prevents allergies. Ultimately, the best foods for babies should be the same as the foods that are best for us. Babies grow rapidly, and so, even though they are small, their need for nutritious food is very high. The most nutrient dense foods will help them grow into…

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Nutrient Dense Scotcheroos (Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Nutrient Dense Scotcheroos (Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Scotcheroos are a crowd pleaser! Who doesn’t love that peanut butter and chocolate combination. It is also easy to eat a ton of them. A friend of mine asked for a healthier version of these bad boys, and I was happy to oblige. So, I found a regular Scotcheroo recipe like this one. Then, I modified the ingredients. This still doesn’t make Scotcheroos a health food, but it makes you feel a little bit better about eating a treat. In…

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