The anything but basic beef burger.

If I had to choose one food to subsist on for the rest of my life, I’d probably choose french fries. If I could choose two, it’s would be a burger and fries. And THIS burger is the one that I make week after week. The Husband tops his with cheese. I top mine with ketchup and pickles. The Babe … well, she doesn’t really know what’s she’s missing. What...

Pineapple, Orange, and Mango Smoothie

I half expected that smoothies would have faded out of my life by now. But the truth is, they haven’t. It almost feels like the obsession has only gotten deeper. I have a different smoothie combination penciled in for each day of the week on our weekly menu plan. I’ve been taking obsessive notes about what has been going into each smoothie, and how much, so that I can come...

Grapefruit + Spinach Smoothie

Have you ever noticed that kids get enamored with and/or fixated on the strangest things? During our last trip to the grocery store, The Babe was all about grapefruits. Her favorite section (and mine, too) is the fresh produce — so many cools things to look at and touch. I apparently spent a bit too much time lingering in the citrus section, because The Babe kept pointing at the grapefruit...

Green Grape + Spinach Smoothie

What could be a more enjoyable way to start your day than with a deliciously green smoothie in hand and a happy kiddo laughing and giggling next to you? Nothing, really. Unless, of course, we’re talking about the bowl of cookie butter and pretzel thins I just downed in response to an afternoon full of toddler antics. Because THAT was freakin’ fantastic. Our morning was filled with laughter and giggles...

Blackberry, Pineapple, and Spinach Smoothie

The Babe and I have been watching a LOT of Sofia the First together. It’s been her favorite show for as long as she’s been watching television and there isn’t a day that goes by where she doesn’t say WATCH SOFIA MAMA. Yesterday, we watched an episode called Bunny Swap where Sofia’s best friend (and pet rabbit), Clover, gets mixed up with another bunny and has to find his way...

A really good green smoothie

Can 4 ingredients really make you feel … virtuous? If those 4 ingredients happen to be pineapple, banana, baby spinach, and unsweetened almond milk, then the answer is a resounding YES. Virtuous because of how freakin’ green and healthy it looks. Virtuous because you know you’re getting at least one serving of vegetables in your body without having to whine or complain about it. Virtuous because everyone around you is...

The Mellow Yellow Smoothie

I straight up didn’t get the chance to photograph this one, let alone take a sip, before The Babe grabbed it out of my hands and began to ooh and ahh over it. She was enamored by the color and couldn’t wait to put the straw in and slurp it up. Admittedly, I felt the same way about it, but was able to show a bit more restraint. I guess...