When you become a mom or dad a lot of new changes happen, like dairy sensitivity. Suddenly ice cream just isn’t worth the stomach aches and pain you experience afterwards and even your littles can experience horrible tummy aches as a result of the milk you’re drinking. Sound familiar? Keep reading for more info on the milk you should be trying, and why. Read more
I’ve been trying to lose weight, eat better and show my daughter what a healthy meal really looks like so when all of the meal delivery boxes started popping up everywhere they peaked my interest. But how do you know which one’s the right one for your dietary needs and lifestyle, how much it costs and if they’ll deliver to you? I spent two months reviewing some of the biggest meal subscription box companies covering the United States and beyond to research just how helpful these boxes are, what they cost and if the food is really something that can be done by anyone entering the kitchen. Whether you’re looking for a way to get healthy meals while on vacation at an Airbnb, you’re moving soon or you simply can’t wrap your mind around meal planning and grocery shopping, you’ll want to keep reading for this honest look at what these boxes are really like (and some promo codes for trials)!
A lot of things change with age, and dairy sensitivity is definitely one of them. I’ve found that I can’t consume as much milk as before, and some ice creams give me more stomach troubles than others. There have also been studies showing that 1 in 4 Americans feel discomfort after consuming cow’s milk so I know that I’m not the only one. I don’t normally talk about cow’s milk on Savvy Every Day, but I know families do drink it so I’ve partnered as an ambassador with a company that’s working to create milk made specifically for families experiencing dairy discomfort but haven’t been medically diagnosed with a lactose intolerance. Read more
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Game day means something different to everyone. For most it’s about the big game, others enjoy the camaraderie of friends. Me? I really like the snacks. Since I was a kid, Sundays meant watching the game (or a movie) with my dad while enjoying some chips with spread and salsa, as well as other snacks. When I learned about snack stadiums I knew I had to try my hand at it. What came of my day of experimenting with the items from Collective Bias’ sponsors was a super simple 5-minute snack stadium everyone at your party is sure to enjoy. Honestly, the hardest part about making this was trying to stop myself from eating the ingredients. Instead of coming up with elaborate ways to make different things look like a stadium I kept this to the bare minimum — The ingredients and a plate — so that everything in the display is pretty much edible. Keep reading for the tutorial! Read more
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One of my daughter’s favorite holiday traditions is making a gingerbread house. No matter how nasty the shared candy bins, glued gingerbread pieces and icing glue used to make them is she just loves making them. But these houses are a bit like fruit cakes now days . . . it’s a part of the holiday but no one wants to actually eat them! So this year she and I created an entirely edible Santa’s Snowy Workshop using Honey Maid Crackers and some other non-candy ingredients. There was some trial and error (like with any new creation) but we love how it turned out. Keep reading for the tutorial!
With my husband working nights and me working mornings while our daughter is at school (OK and then after school and up late at night) our daytime schedules rarely align. I sometimes barely make it to the store and then we realize that we don’t have much in the fridge so we just grab something somewhere before one of us has to go to work, an activity or something else. But I’m trying to make healthier food choices, especially for S, so I was really excited to partner with today’s post sponsor — A company that delivers organic fruits and veggies to your door! Read more
Just before the official start of Summer I took my daughter, S, to Jessop Farms in Ripon, CA to try our hands at blueberry picking. Since S had so much fun when I took her strawberry picking last year I wanted to take her berry picking again this year, but to pick a different type of fruit so that she could learn about other types of farms. S isn’t a fan of blueberries, in fact she won’t even try one, but she still had a ton of fun hunting for the ready-to-pick berries to fill her basket. Click through for a little blueberry picking photo story. Read more
Whenever I think about the 4th of July, fireworks always come to mind. I’ve been going to see them since I was a kid. I’d walk to a local lake with my family and all the other families (some first or second generation from places like India, Germany, China, Philippines, Taiwan and so on) then curl up in a blanket while I ate some snacks and waited for the nighttime fireworks to start. Though that city doesn’t host fireworks anymore, Bay Area families of all cultures still come together to gaze in wonder at the celebration of USA’s independence. I’ve taken my daughter to be a part of this tradition since she was a baby, but she usually fell asleep, so last year was her first July 4th fireworks show, and the first time we could start a tradition to carry over this year — the July 4th snack. A fun S’more spinoff to me exact. Keep reading for my July 4th family tradition, and an easy recipe the kiddos can help with (if they don’t eat all the ingredients first). Read more
I’m no professional chef, and I don’t even like to cook all the time (I’m more of a baker), but when I do get in the kitchen two things are certain: I’m probably going to use cinnamon and/or honey, and the meal is going to be created from my winging it. I don’t even attempt recipes — It’s all by the seat of my pants so to speak. I’m also not a slow cooker mom. There’s a lot of hype about slow cooking, but I’ve never tried it (someday!) since I don’t pre-plan most of the time . . . and I love to cook in the skillet. So, all this brings me to this month’s concoction: Honey Teriyaki glazed basil pesto chicken with honey dry rubbed bacon and a veggie medley. While at a new local Whole Foods, I picked up some food that I sampled since their items were on sale while the reps were there and a dinner idea was born. Everything is healthy but pre-packaged so it’s super quick and easy, plus was under $12 to make for three people! Read more
Last week I was invited to a cooking demo and dinner at Williams-Sonoma in San Francisco for the re-release of The 52 New Foods Challenge cookbook ($15, Amazon), a book about cooking as a family and trying new foods together. I’ve wanted to go to a Williams-Sonoma cooking class for about 3 years now so I was overjoyed to have the opportunity to venture out with friends for a cooking demo by 52 New Foods author, Jennifer Tyler Lee.