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  1. Family Life
    People tend to think red cabbage needs to be cooked to be enjoyed. Well, they haven't tried this incredibly simple red cabbage salad, inspired by my favorite dish of all time - fish tacos. I make fish tacos once a week and try to experiment with different fillings each time. This is by far my...
  2. Family Life
    Ahh, oatmeal - it's healthy, hearty, and super easy to make. But it can also be boring if you're eating the same ol' bowl of plain oatmeal every morning. Here are some easy recipes that will make oatmeal your favorite ingredient! 1. Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Ingredients: 1...
  3. Green Goods
    Winter is upon us, and along with her beauty, she brings the dreaded cold and flu season. While your friends and family are dropping like flies, you can keep your immune system robust by consuming this immune-boosting, nutrient-dense bone broth. There are very few things that scream comfort...
  4. Toddler & Child
    Meal planning can sound pretty daunting, especially to busy moms who feel like planning and gathering takes about as much time as cooking. We have some tips to make it time and cost effective! I am not a foodie. My husband totally is, though, and I am lucky that he is so much that he'll often...
  5. Opinion
    I've been jealously eyeing the meal kit craze since it began. Delicious meals delivered right to my door with no grocery shopping and minimal prep work? Heck yeah. But one of the main ways we save money as a family is by keeping to a strict grocery budget and meal planning everything we eat...
  6. Green Goods
    I don't have kids in public school yet, but because we are strictly gluten-free, we pack our lunches any time we leave the house. Here are some ideas for midday meals that will make your kiddos and their guts happy. 1. Lettuce Wraps There are some yummy gluten-free breads out there, but so...
  7. Family Life
    Today (June 3rd) is National Doughnut Day, and while some of us might question why we need an actual day for doughnuts, some people take this holiday pretty seriously. There's even an ongoing controversy about how the word doughnut should be spelled -- just ask The Huffington Post ("donuts"...
  8. Family Life
    By Jasna Janekovic via Healthy Mama Magazine. Tabbouleh is usually made with bulgur. If you have bulgur on hand you can use it as well, but most bulgur is made with wheat, so I find quinoa to be a great alternative. If you use red, black and white quinoa together, the tabbouleh will be very...
  9. May 2016 Due Date Club
    Anyone have good ideas? I think I'm making spaghetti, but I'm stuck in a rut lately.
  10. Family Life
    Thank you to Loralee Leavitt, author of the new book Road Tripping: A Parent's Guide to Planning and Surviving the Annual Car Trip, for contributing this guest article. At home, you work hard to provide your family with tasty, healthy meals. But when you're traveling, the meals fall apart...
  11. Family Life
    Thank you to Chef Pati Jinich of the PBS show Pati's Mexican Table for providing these tips and recipes for enjoying one of our favorite foods, avocados! Note About Pesticides: While it is best to buy organic produce whenever possible, non organic avocados are consistently on the Environmental...
  12. Nutrition and Good Eating
    <p>There used to be this incredible granola bar recipe I had from here. I got it years and years ago. It was so yummy! I can no longer find it but it was honey, oats, chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit... all the good stuff.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you have one I would love to know it. Let's hear...
  13. Nutrition and Good Eating
    <p><strong>This giveaway has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered--the recipes are all wonderful and we'll be publishing many in our <a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/atype/17/Recipes">recipes section</a>. Thank you as well to <a href="http://www.classichostess.com/"...
  14. Nutrition and Good Eating
    I picked my first yellow squash last night! <img alt="joy.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"> I was thinking about what new & exciting things I can make with them this summer. I usually just roast them with mixed veggies & herbs. I don't really...
  15. Nutrition and Good Eating
    <p>Do you have a chili recipe you love? </p> <p> </p> <p>I'd love to hear the main ingredients -- whether you use meat or not, what type of beans, etc.</p> <p> </p> <p>I have a turkey chili recipe that uses black beans and pinto beans.  My family loves it, but I would love some chili...
  16. Nutrition and Good Eating
    I've watched a number of bits here and there on tv where they talk about ramen...not the cheap stuff in US grocery stores, but the real stuff. Either that or I've often watched "No Reservations" where breakfast is a big broth bowl of goodness.<br><br> I'm looking for grain-free, egg-free...
  17. Meal Planning
    <p>I have been going back and forth for years on whether meal planning is beneficial for me or not. I read article after article saying how much time and money it saves, but I have not found that to be the case for me. I am wondering if I am doing something wrong. Here is what I do. I refer to...
  18. Natural Body Care
    <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Laundry Soap</b></span><br> grate a half bar of soap (I like to use a vegetable based soap)<br> put it in a pan with just enough water to cover it.<br> On low heat, until it melts<br> Or you can find microwaveable meltable pieces of laundry soap...
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