Mini BBQ Bacon Turkey Meatloaf {Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Options!}

Mini BBQ Bacon Turkey Meat Loaves

When making dinner for toddlers, there’s really only ONE factor that matters:

What the food looks like.

You could be serving them a culinary masterpiece of chocolate-covered mac ‘n cheese, but if they spot a speck of something green or ~spicy~, they won’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.

These Mini BBQ Bacon Turkey Meatloaves totally fit the “kid-friendly” bill, because they. are. ADORABLE. Continue Reading

Hidden Vegetable Smoothie for Toddlers (and Mom!)

Toddler boy drinking a banana-berry smoothie (with hidden veggies!)

Your kids all eat vegetables willingly, and only ingest naturally-occurring sugars, and never eat processed foods with preservatives, right?

{HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.}

OK, come back to me when you’ve stopped laughing (or crying… whichever comes first), and I’ll break down this magical Hidden Vegetable Smoothie your toddler will LOVE. Continue Reading

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos + Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos + Pineapple Avocado Salsa

These sweet and savory Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos, topped with a complex and surprising Pineapple & Avocado Salsa, are the perfect re-entry into my own little culinary world. Not only do they require minimal prep and come together quickly and easily, but they’re a little unique and gave us a nice change of pace from my standard fare. Continue Reading

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is creamy, gooey, cheesy goodness, and even better, it's easy and fast! 20 minutes, beginning to end, and your kids will beg for seconds.

I will admit that I held out way too long on making mac and cheese in the Instant Pot.

See, I’m a mac and cheese purist: I prefer Kraft Mac & Cheese over everything. Literally. I don’t care what gourmet bacon-truffle-lobster-garlic-whatever mac and cheese you’ve got, that blue box will always be better. I’m not saying I don’t enjoy other mac and cheeses, because, obvi. But that powder packet of cheese wins, hands down, every time.

So I’ve never had the motivation to homemake my own. If my favorite restaurant can’t do it better, why should I think *I* can? Continue Reading