Are your kids always ravenous after school? Feed your crew with five of our favorite Healthy After School Snacks!
It never fails. No sooner do the kids walk in the door from school than they start asking what they can have for a snack. (All that learning must work up quite an appetite!) I could let them forage for themselves in the pantry, but the results of their efforts wouldn’t be even remotely well-balanced or nutritious. So I do my best to have some quick and easy snack options at the ready so they can enjoy a better-for-you bite after school instead of chowing down on junk food. Check out some of our favorite munchies in this list of Five Healthy After School Snacks.
Need mealtime inspiration? Check out these 23 Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas.
Most of us have a few last minute meals that we whip out of our back pockets when life is crazy and kids are hungry. But, if you’re anything like me, I find myself relying on the same handful of recipes when time is tight. (A girl can only eat so many tacos, you know?) So in an effort to arm ourselves with new recipe inspiration for the busy school year, Lisa and I combed the internet for some fresh takes on the evening meal. Check out what we found in this collection of 23 Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas.
Want even more? Our ebook, The Well-Stocked Pantry, is stocked with 15 more of our tried-and-true, family favorite meals. Don’t miss it!
Kick off the school year in delicious fashion with these 23 Back to School Breakfast Ideas.
I get the shivers just thinking about the mad morning scrambles that are about to ensue with the start of the new school year. As much as I plan and encourage the kids to have everything they need ready to go, it’s inevitable that one (or both!) of them will have 5-alarm fire drill right before we’re ready to walk out the door. Some things are just out of my control. Fortunately breakfast isn’t one of them. If you’re looking for inspiration to break from the soggy cereal habit (no judging, we’ve all been there), check out this variety-packed list of 23 Back to School Breakfast Ideas for some tasty new ways to jumpstart the school year.
Now THIS is the part of going back to school that I can get excited about…breakfast!
Introducing our new blog series, #GWL5Faves, and the 2014 Reader Survey!
A few weeks ago I was looking for something from Lisa in my string of text messages when I started to chuckle.
It was like looking for a needle in a haystack. We chat about a LOT of things.
Yes, there is a large number of blog-related texting, but there are also long strings of texts that have absolutely nothing to do with Garnish with Lemon. Things like scoring a great deal on wine at our favorite liquor store, weighing in on the merits of prefinished hardwood floors, “Grrrrr…..I can’t find my black tank top!!”, and the *occasional* frustration with our kids. You know, really important, world peace-like stuff.
In the end, we appreciate another perspective and sympathetic ear. So in the spirit of sharing things we’ve discovered and building our Garnish with Lemon community, we’re opening up our texts to you, our wonderful readers. Well, not literally, but that’s the inspiration for our new blog series, #GWL5Faves. Once or twice a month, we’ll choose five of our favorite finds, gadgets, musings, etc., and share them with you. Our hope is that you guys can learn a little more about us, and you can share some of your favorites with us, too!
The perfect summer book club menu! Get the prep done ahead of time so you can enjoy your evening with friends, nosh on some great food and discuss your latest read.
Book Club. Are you in one? I am and have been for 10 years…the same one. Granted, the women have changed a little over the years. Some have moved away to different states, and others moved on due to busy schedules, but there are 5 that remain constant. And after 10 years, we still meet every month andwe all read the book. Crazy huh?
My friend Rachel, who used to be in book club before she moved to Atlanta, has been begging me to do a post on Book Club Menus for months. So we will start with a Summer Book Club Menu. Here you go Rachel; this one’s for you.
Have more summer berries than you know what to do with? Try something new with this collection of 12 berry recipes.
My heart belongs to summer berries.
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, I. Love. Them. All.
Summer picking season is upon us, and I can’t wait to stain my fingers with berry juice and fill my boxes with freshly picked, sun-ripened berries. Every year I take the kids to pick strawberries and blueberries, and, even though we follow the “pick one, eat one” rule, we always return with waaaay more than we need. So that means it’s time to get creative in the kitchen.
Anyone else get a little overzealous with your picking habits? Or maybe you found a great deal on berries at the grocery store or farmer’s market? Check out this collection of 12 berry recipes and get some fresh ideas for using your bumper crop.