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Eat Fresh as a Family

Yesterday after going to Georgetown Cupcakes, we decided to get some lunch. My 6 year old was throwing a fit and complaining that he was hot. His behavior was embarrassing! I wouldn't be surprised to find him throwing a fit on a You Tube video somewhere.


Anyways, so we decided to find a cool quick place to eat lunch. Our only option was Subway. I told the kids we were going to Subway. My sweet six year old yells out "I DON'T WANT TO EAT FRESH!!!"

Like I said he talks like a delinquent. So, we ordered our sandwiches and surprisingly my very picky eight year old who hates bread ordered a Subway sandwich and he loved it. He told me that he loves bread now! So though one kid acted horrible, one grew up a little yesterday!

Now we can Eat Fresh together as a family instead of always having to go to McDonald's!

What I Found on Pinterest: Paleo Edition

My husband is a certified Crossfit Trainer which means he is interested in the Paleo Diet. We decided we can't be completely Paleo but we think we can be Almost Paleo. We do need to cut down on sugars and I am lactose intolerant so we can almost follow the diet but have some whole wheat breads here and there.

Pictures of Paleo food looks nasty to me so I was happy to find this recipe. I love sweet potato and avacado and I want to try this. Since I now eat lunch alone because my kids are in school now I can without hearing any complaints!

Source: via Cari on Pinterest


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The Best Kids' Meal for Toddlers

Children naturally want the sweetest, saltiest food. It is a technique of survival. Even breast milk is sweeter than cow's milk. (so I have heard, not interested in tasting it for myself) Parents want their kids to eat healthy. We don't want our youngsters have heart problems and type 2 diabetes before they get into high school. (this does not describe those with problems not caused by diet of course!) For parents on the go finding the right meal is more difficult. The fatter and unhealthy food is just easier and cheaper. I was happy to find an exception at Chick-fil-A!

Chick-fil-A offers grilled chicken nuggets and offers them as part of their kids meal. I was able to get a kid's meal with grilled nuggets, apple sauce, and apple juice. A better choice for the drink would be milk, but I still can't get my 14 month old to drink cow's milk. Chick-fil-A also offers a fruit cup and you can have an ice cream to go with the meal instead of a book. Grilled nuggets are eas…

Papa John's Pizza Party

Every year I meet a friend and her kids at the pool for one last chance to swim at the pool before it closes down. We usually order pizza. The first year we met at a playground for some reason. Last year we went to the pool and so we did that again this year.

We ordered Papa John's pizza and ordered sausage, cheese, and pepperoni. The pizzas went fast even though we had Doritos and fruit. Next time I want to order Dominos because they have a better deal on their large pizzas. For some reason I thought it was Papa John's that had the deal on large pizzas. I will say that after a lifetime of loving Pizza Hut I have finally switched to Papa John's. Papa John's is easier on my stomach. I am too old for Pizza Hut which tends to be greasy.

Dominos also has Artisan pizzas and $7.99 large pizzas. Sometimes they have $5 deals. I think the best deal for a large group is Little Caesars.

Well, I got two pieces of Papa Johns at least! I sneaked two pieces before the children charge…

Georgetown Cupcakes

I still have a sugar high from trying the best cupcakes in the world, Georgetown Cupcakes. There was a line going out the door to their shop and after eating them I see why.

My 10 year old daughter is a fan of baking shows. She loves Cake Boss and DC Cupcakes. Any picture you have seen of me making a cake is due to my daughter's influence. In fact, she does most of baking. I just guide her. After watching DC Cupcakes, I decided to surprise her by taking her to Georgetown and try them herself.

It was a 40 minute drive and we spent about 10 minutes in line, but it was worth it. We weren't able to eat the cupcakes in Georgetown because my 6 year old threw a fit. By the time we got back to suburbia, the frosting was melted. Still, we devoured our cupcakes in less than 5 minutes.

The list of flavors we got today:

                               2 Red Velvet (their most famous cupcake)
                               Caramel Apple
                               Toffee Crunch

Pancit and Bul Gogi

I mixed


It was super easy and delicious and I just didn't feel like making rice.

Taco Salad

Source: via Amber on Pinterest

In my taco salad I put chips on the bottom of a bowl, then taco meat, then black beans and corn cooked in taco sauce, then a layer of cheese salsa and sour cream, then lettuce and carrots topped with thousand island dressing. Super delicious and took me less than 10 minutes to prepare.