• Clean Eating,  Recipes

    Poblano Breakfast Potatoes

    I mentioned on Instagram earlier today that I’m not a huge breakfast fan but when I do want breakfast, I definitely don’t want anything sweet. (I mentioned this in my homemade granola post, too!) So. This morning, I had a house full of hungry family that were just itching for a dutch baby and, while I was happy to oblige and make them one, I was left a little hungry and itching for something for myself. So, while we watched the dutch baby perform its famous poof, I created these savory, delicious roasted breakfast potatoes that will surely satisfy any savory breakfast need you may have. The recipe is so simple…

  • Clean Eating,  Meal Planning

    Our DINNER Meal Plan (Week of 11/12)

    I’ve been sharing our weekly lunch meal plans (you can see the latest one here) but I thought it would be helpful if we also shared our weekly dinner menu, too. I’ll include a set of Meal Prep instructions so you can follow along if you’d like! This week, I’ve been trying to take it easy with our lunch plan and for dinner, I wanted to try to make a few vegan dinners (for reasons I’ll explain later). Mostly, though, it’s because I like eating, too, and when I spend a lot of time focusing on everyone elses’ meals, I sometimes put myself last… and once in awhile, it’s nice to have…

  • Clean Eating,  Homemaking,  Meal Planning

    LUNCH Meal Plan 11/12 + Meal Prep

    Y’all. This last week. I struggled with cooking almost every night and for every lunch. I didn’t get done what I had planned to do, wanted to do. The kids still managed homemade lunches every day, but it wasn’t easy. That said, I’m going into this week determined to try to take it a little easy and to give myself a break. Besides, the boys get out early on Friday and won’t go back for over a week so I’ll get a week off to fully recover. Per Instagram request, here’s a look at the lunch meals I have planned for the week ahead AND accompanying meal prep that I’ll do to…

  • Clean Eating,  Meal Planning,  Organization

    Lunch Meal Plan 11/05 + Meal Prep

    I am late in posting last week’s recap but I didn’t want you to miss out on this week’s LUNCH meal plan and meal prep! This week is a little busy for us – I am basically gone all Monday (MOPS meeting, volunteering @ school, after-school activities), my kindergartener has his first field trip (so meal has to be 100% disposable) and lots of other fun things going on. I’ve been trying to prep as much as I can today (Sunday) to get us ready for the busy week ahead. Per Instagram request, here’s a look at the lunch meals I have planned for the week ahead AND accompanying meal prep that…

  • Crafting,  Halloween,  Room Mom Life

    Halloween Class Gift Tags

    As you may have noticed from my previous years’ posts about Halloween, I’m not terribly keen on the idea of giving more candy to kids for class gifts. Instead, I’ve given woolen fairy acorn dolls and last year, we made banana mummies. This year, I wanted the boys to do something different for their classes so I choose a set of Halloween-themed coloring books and crayons and made these cute gift tags to seal the gift bags with. You can find the file here if you’d like to use them for your own child’s class! It’s a PDF file that you should be able to print at home and have your…

  • Clean Eating,  Meal Planning

    Our Lunch Meal Plan (Week of 10/29/18) + Lunch Prep

      Per Instagram request, here’s a look at the lunch meals I have planned for the week ahead AND accompanying meal prep that I’ll do to help stay on track. You’ll also find links to recipes (or similar recipes available online) so you can follow along, if you’d like! Check back here at the end of the week (Friday) for an update on how the meals went. Oh, and speaking of Fridays! You’ll notice I only plan lunches for four days/week. My older two (8 and 6) take lunch to school Monday-Thursday but their school has a pizza/ice cream day each Friday. Because they do such a good job eating…

  • Clean Eating,  Meal Planning

    Weekly School Lunch Recap! (10/22/18)

    Here’s where I tell you how we did on our homemade lunches for the past week! As I mentioned in my last post, I plan four lunches/week for the boys and let them buy on Fridays. Before we dive into the photos, though, let’s review what the original plan looked like: Monday: Fruity Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Closest recipe online I could find is here. Tuesday: California Club Wraps (similar here, ours will have hard-boiled eggs and a homemade ranch dressing on them, no chicken) Wednesday: Chicken and Waffle Sliders (making homemade waffles and will make chicken nuggets based on this recipe) Thursday: Homemade Spaghetti-Os with mini turkey meatballs So, in no particular order, let’s review: Tuesday’s Lunch: California club wraps.…

  • Clean Eating,  Meal Planning,  Organization

    Our Lunch Meal Plan (Week of 10/22/18) + Lunch Prep

      I’ve had several requests on Instagram (@golightlymama) for our weekly meal plans so I thought I’d start trying to post these in case they help anyone prepare for their week ahead, too! Weekly meal planning is something I almost always do because it makes me feel organized and prepared and it helps me be sure that I have healthy foods planned every day. I’ll make a separate post (or two) about meal planning because to me, it’s that important. And, while I am horrible at doing my hair and makeup, I can put together a meal plan pretty easily. 🙂 Here’s our LUNCH meal plan for the week ahead. Check back here at…

  • Baking,  Clean Eating,  Homemaking,  Meal Planning,  Recipes

    You’ll love this homemade granola!

    I’ll admit, I’m not much of a breakfast lover. I know. My kids, on the other hand, are staunch supporters of the I AM AWAKE AND THEREFORE MUST EAT movement. It’s a challenge. At least, for me. Because while I don’t love breakfast, I also don’t really like sweet breakfasts. If I were to eat breakfast, I’d want something hearty and savory, not sugary and sweet, so by default, when I make breakfast, I am in the frittata/eggs/breakfast tacos/sandwich corner. And really, that’s also a stretch. I’m in the “coffee for breakfast” corner. Completely. So, when I tell you that I’ve made a really good granola recipe that even I, The Official Breakfast Disliker,…

  • Resolutions

    Resolutions Recap, Week 3

    Well, yes. Funny that. While I haven’t been largely successful in my goals for this year, they aren’t forgotten. In fact, I think about them often. All the time, actually. So, how have I been doing? Let’s see what my goals were for week #2: Successful-ISH. Continue to work on improving water intake. Juices and smoothies count towards my goal, too! I want to make a batch of fresh juices (tomorrow) and replenish the fruit water I’ve been keeping in the fridge, too. (Spoiler alert: Separate blog post coming on this soon.) (Working on goal #4) Successful! Have herbal tea for bedtime at least once this week. (Goal #1) Nope. Big fat…