Hungry Hippos (Fun Sandwich Recipe for Kids)


~ This sandwich recipe has it all goin’ on! Use it as a fun edible art project … or as a special little lunch box surprise! Choose basic peanut butter and jelly … or venture into our other creative filling ideas (even lots of nut-free options). Best part of all? These hippos are just … Continue reading

5-Minute Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla

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~ This easy, cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quesadilla recipe takes just minutes to throw together! With fiber-rich whole grains and lots of protein, it’s perfect as a quick meal or a hearty, nourishing, keep-you-powered-up snack! Plus, it’s got all the delicious flavors of a pepperoni pizza – a total family favorite anytime! … Continue reading

Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps

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~ These Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps are a super-fast 15-minute meal! You can even make them completely ahead – and they’re freezable, too! Perfect for grab-n-go eating on the run! All the cheesy, saucy, comforting flavors of your favorite chicken parmesan casserole … yet so quick and simple! ~ *(A little disclaimer here …) … Continue reading

Mediterranean Crock Pot Chicken Taco Bar

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~ Next time you’re thinking “taco night,” think beyond the typical Mexican-style taco bar and try this incredibly delicious Mediterranean Chicken Taco recipe! It’s a fun make-it-your-own dinner that’s easy to prep ahead for busy nights. And, it’s a classed-up version of the traditional taco bar that’s perfect for parties and game … Continue reading

Easy, Healthy Kids’ Lunch Ideas (A Whole Month of Fun Lunch Box Recipes!)

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~ School lunches don’t have to be boring, and you don’t have to resort to less-than-healthy, store-bought lunch kits to keep the kids happy! These kids’ lunch ideas will have them happily munching through an entire month’s worth of yummy, healthy school lunches! ~ We both sent our kiddos back to school … Continue reading

Easy Grilled Fajita Burgers with Guacamole

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~ All the peppers, onions, Mexican spices and creamy guacamole you love in fajitas … jam-crammed into one gloriously, deliciously satisfying burger recipe! And since this is THK, you know we’ve got make-ahead tips, so dinner’s a total breeze! ~ Grab a knife, a fork and a fistful of napkins … and let’s … Continue reading

Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches

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~ Looking for a quick and easy dinner that’ll have the whole family asking for seconds? These Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sandwiches are a snap to make, and the homemade Caesar dressing is packed with protein! Healthy and delicious! ~ Now that the kids are out of school, summer is … Continue reading

Healthy Chicken Salad with Grapes, Apples and Tarragon-Yogurt Dressing

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~ This delicious chicken salad is bursting with juicy grapes, crisp apples and crunchy pecans, topped off with a you’d-never-guess-it’s-healthy dressing (secret ingredient alert!). It’s just as fabulous as a weekday sandwich or at a casual picnic as it is at a bridal shower, Mother’s Day tea or ladies’ lunch. It’s … Continue reading

Asian Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Hoisin Sauce (Gluten-Free Option, Too!)

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~ These super-fast Asian Salmon Burgers are a huge hit with our families! They’re the perfect make-ahead dinner for busy nights, and because these burgers don’t have bread crumbs as a filler, they’re a terrific gluten-free option, too! Absolutely bursting with fantastic Asian flavors, and so satisfyingly delicious with hoisin sauce and … Continue reading

Best Ever Sloppy Joes

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~ Our families have declared this sloppy joe recipe the absolute best ever … so much better (and healthier!) than Manwich! Super-simple, and you can even make it ahead for busy nights! ~ I love comfort food. Especially when it’s cold outside. And friends, it’s cold in Ohio. Our kids … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork {Slow Cooker Giveaway!}

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~ A quick and easy crock-pot dinner recipe! These incredibly delicious pulled pork sandwiches are just bursting with flavorful island spices. Plus (since this is THK!), we’ve got some great tips for making healthier pulled pork! ~ It was a mild summer here in Ohio. We’re not complaining … but after … Continue reading

Taco Burger Sliders on Polenta

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~ A surprisingly fantastic (and easy!) combination! Tacos meet burgers … in too-cute slider form! Simple enough for family cook-outs, yet impressive enough for a party. A great change of pace that’s secretly quick but looks really gourmet! The perfect mix-up of two fave foods! ~ You know how, sometimes, mixed-breed dogs are … Continue reading

Healthy Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

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~ Wish you could indulge in buffalo chicken dip every day? Now you can! We’ve turned everyone’s favorite party dip into a sandwich! It’s just as delicious, but so much healthier and super-easy (in the slow cooker)! YUM! ~ Healthy Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches. Yep, you read that correctly. CROCK-POT. BUFFALO … Continue reading

“Veggie Faces” No-Bake Vegetable Pizzas and Wraps

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~ Your kids will love this project – it’s so much fun to create edible art! No-bake veggie pizzas are a fresh, exciting lunch or snack! You can even pack all the ingredients in their lunch boxes, bento-box-style – a much healthier take on Lunchables! (Psssst … and a great way to … Continue reading

Crock-Pot North Carolina BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

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~ With a quick, five-ingredient sauce you mix directly in your slow cooker, these North Carolina-style barbecue chicken sandwiches are super easy and insanely delicious! ~ Barbecue is one of those foods that sparks fiery debate and causes otherwise-rational people to draw some pretty strict regional lines of allegiance. Probably brings a … Continue reading

Tex-Mex Taco Burgers with Creamy Salsa Dressing

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~ Bursting with flavor from healthy veggies, these beefy, Mexican-inspired burgers are quick and easy and can be made ahead. They’re topped with a delicious Greek yogurt salsa sauce and the satisfying crunch of tortilla chips. ~ Ahhhh, grilling season … Welcome back to Ohio, long-lost friend! I don’t know about you, … Continue reading

Egg-amole (Mexican Egg Salad with Avocado and Greek Yogurt)

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~ Packed with nutrition, this creamy egg salad is fantastic as a dip, or on a sandwich! You’ll never even miss the mayo! So easy – just 6 simple ingredients! ~ With Easter just around the corner (and our post on the secrets of perfect hard-cooked eggs having just gone up on Tuesday), … Continue reading