Meal Plans

Meal Planning 2/28-3/17

OK! So I posted on Facebook for some help with healthy options for snacks! We have tried to eat healthier in our home and its HARD!!!! There are so many yummy things out there that are horrible for you!!!!! BUT, we are trying and I am learning that you have to be patient! Not everything can change at once! So I struggle with snacks! The kids like to snack, therefore momma likes to snack! I would love to have all kinds of healthy things cut up and ready to go in the fridge! You know~ kinda like this

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BUT thats only in my dreams! My fridge looks more like THIS

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HAHA TOTALLY KIDDING!!!!!! We don’t even own a cat!!

Anyways- here is my list for things that we will be eating this week! My hope is that this may help you if you need ideas and things that are lower calorie, but still have flavor! And are EASY!! I love to cook, but there is nothing worse then finding a new recipe and it calling for 155 things you DON’T have at home!

So here we go!

Breakfast- I typically pick 2-3 things and make them a couple of times during the week! I find that this is much easier for us!
Ham & Cheese Omelet with an English Muffin
Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal ~Overnight in the Crock Pot!
Healthy Banana Pancakes

Snacks- Again, I rotate these throughout the week and we eat these in the morning & afternoon!
Skinny Pop Popcorn
Celery & Peanut Butter
Grapes & Cubed Cheese
Homemade Trail Mix

Lunch-
I try REALLY hard to make enough at dinner so that hubby has enough food for lunch the next day! This is my weak area so I will be scouring the web and Pinterest to find some yummy things for lunch in the event there are no leftovers 😉

Dinners-
Italian Chicken & Potato Bake
Stuffed Green Peppers
Parmesan Baked Pork Chops with a side of this Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake
Chicken Chili- Cut up 3-4 chicken breasts and sauté in EVOO on stovetop until cooked through. Add in a packet of chili seasoning, can of diced tomatoes, can of corn (drained) and a a can of kidney beans (rinsed). Heat through and serve with the fixins’!
Beef Stew – we will substitute with Venison but use what you have! 🙂
Skinny Bruschetta Chicken with a side of Roasted Cauliflower.

I hope that this helps you this week! Let me know what you recipes you like and any feedback that you have!!!

Be a Blessing to Someone!

XOXO
-Kristin

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Finally Getting Started…

Soooooo I am finally at a place where I can get this blog going! I set it up with all intentions to jump right in and silly, me~ life happenend!!!! We were crazy with sickness, changes at work and just being downright busy! Life has slowed down a bit! So I am looking forward to getting this up and running! I originally intended this to be a blog solely about children and specifically things that I had learned from being a twin mom and our journey with the twins- however, I have decided that I will include all sorts of things about our life~ from our family to our faith, to my love of organization and food and everything in between! Don’t worry though~ it will also include all of the information that I wanted to write about being a twin mom! So with that said I am currently working on a post for next week’s meals! I will have it up tonight!

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About our family

Hi! I am Kristin! I am a 20 something mother of 3 under 3! I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a family dog that might as well be a 4th child! We have a 2 year old son, who is full of life and all boy! He is such a joy to be around and I will forever be grateful that he made me a mommy. Then we had the surprise of our lives 19 months later and had fraternal boy/girl twins. Our girl is a princess that is wrapped around her daddy. She is super spunky and such a cutie! Our second boy is our fighter. He is so tender hearted and such a happy thing! They each have their very own unique personalities and we are enjoying watching them grow up together! The first year has been a whirlwind, but we survived!

I will be honest, I always joked about writing a book after the twins- about what life is like, how we manage, but more importantly all of the information that I have learned from being a mom to preemies. As much as you prepare for the birth of your child, nothing can ever prepare you for the minute they take your child or children to NICU. I hope that this information helps you to navigate the unknown and helps you to be better prepared! My hope is that it blesses you because God placed some amazing helpful people in our lives!

Thanks for joining us on this journey….

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