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Mom Monday {Out of the Box Breakfast Ideas}


Sometimes I just get in a rut of cooking the same things over and over again especially for breakfast. Here are some great ideas I am hoping to try. I love how they are so out of the box, yet still healthy and delicious!


What’s For Dinner?


It’s times like these, when things get really busy, that meal planning is a must for me. Otherwise, who knows what’s for dinner! Here are a few of my favorites I am dying to try. Healthy, unique options! Enjoy!


Mom Monday {The Bento Lunch box}


I have to admit I am kind of obsessed with the bento box lunch idea. Piper’s school actually provides all of their food so up until now I have not had to pack her lunch for her. Enter her first field trip. For field trips we pack their lunches, and I suddenly felt a need for a bento box style lunch box. While I did my research I found there were a TON of options. I would say my first choice would be Planet Box. However the price tag steered me in a different direction. The adorable ones from Pottery Barn Kids are on sale right now, and Piper adores purple and unicorns, so it was a win win. Feeding kids like this is a great way to get them to try new things, and a way to provide them with a nice well rounded meal. Give it a try!


In the Kitchen {no bake healthy brownies}


These brownies are one of my most favorite desserts I have made lately. The best thing about them is that they are healthy. I used raw Cacao powder which has loads of anti-oxidents and fabulous health properties, they are sweetened with dates and pure maple syrup, and you don’t have to cook them!! Brilliant. Easy, healthy, chocolatey, I am sold. The following recipe is adapted from this original recipe from Plant Powered Kitchen. I am dying to get her book Let them Eat Vegan. I have heard fabulous things. no bake no sugar frosted brownies | Wiley Valentine

no bake no sugar frosted brownies | Wiley Valentine

Mom Monday {Labneh Dip}


Something I learned to make from my father is this Labneh Dip. Labneh is essentially a strained yogurt cheese and can be found at many markets these days, as well as middle eastern markets. This dip is always a crowd pleaser with kids and adults alike, and its the perfect dish for entertaining.


Middle Eastern Labneh Dip

You Will Need

3 cups Labneh (can be made with greek yogurt as well)

1 large clove of garlic, minced

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

4 tablespoons of za’atar

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 green onions, entire onion sliced

3 Persian cucumbers, diced

1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered

1 handful of lemon basil for serving

Fresh Middle Eastern flat bread


What to Do

In a large bowl combine Labneh, garlic, olive oil, za’atar, garlic powder and salt until well combined. Add onions, cucumbers & tomatoes and stir well. once combined you can serve immediately with lemon basil and flat bread, or keep in the fridge until read to serve. Enjoy!!

Friday Fun {blueberries on the beach}


Happy Friday my friends! This weeks inspiration t0-go image is from our trip to Cape Cod last week. We picked up a basket of just picked blueberries from a small stand on the side of the road and enjoyed them together in the sun on the warm sand…perfection!!FRIDAYFUN10