Monday, 24 November 2014

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes: side dishes

For those of you located in the US, you are lucky enough to have Thanksgiving approaching! That means loads of delicious turkey, lovely side dishes, and probably a bit too many treats! 

I have been preparing all sorts of healthy Thanksgiving inspired recipes here in the Netherlands as nostalgia has hit me full swing. I've been recreating recipes, testing out new ones, and stuffing my family to capacity. Luckily, these are pretty light recipes, but don't get me wrong - they are delicious! 

Here's a compiled list of 19 healthy side dish recipes you can bring to your Thanksgiving bash that your relatives will thank you for! If you still don't have your menu settled, need some new ideas, or are just on the look out for new and delicious recipes, you are bound to find a bunch of amazing recipes here:

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Side dishes

You will be sure to impress your friends and family with any of these 19 healthy Thanksgiving Recipes: 19 healthy Thanksgiving Side dishes by Welcome to Mommyhood #healthythanksgivingrecipes, #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Bacon wrapped sweet potato fries

It's pretty much guaranteed that sweet potatoes are amazing, right? Why yes. And bacon? Cliche paleo go-to ingredient? Yea, probably. What do you get when you combine them? Amazingnes. Period. Seeeee: 

Easy healthy recipes:  Bacon wrapped sweet potato fries {Welcome to Mommyhood} #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Thanksgiving Week Meal Plan

The tittle of this post is totally anti-climactic because we aren't having a Thanksgiving dinner. Disappointing, but sigghhh it's life. We'll probably be eating dinner in a caravan with a space heater, where I will cook something on one small gas burner. But it will mean the house will be one step closer to being done. And that's awesome!

So, food! Due to the amount of craziness in my life the last two weeks, I have royally failed at cooking the things on my meal plan. The thing is though that I was really looking forward to consuming those meals. I'm pretty sure that the only meal from last week's menu that I actually cooked was this 'Bloody Mary' stew {Recipe coming really soon!}. 

Healthy meal plans: paleo {Welcome to Mommyhood} #paleo, #healthymealplans

I hid butternut squash in there. My husband claims to dislike butternut squash. Well HAH. Healthy tastes good and he's now a converted butternut squash lover. He just won't admit it... but it's true. Here's evidence from our conversation: 

Me: Did you like the stew? 

Him: Oh yea! It was really nice! {he says enthusiastically because food is awesome} 

Me: Even the vegetables? 

Him: Yea, those were my favourite!  

Me: {trying really hard not to be obnoxiously excited} There was butternut squash in there. 

Him: -.- I don't like butternut squash.

Hm. What the what dude?! It's good and you know it. He still admitted to liking it before knowing what it was and that's good enough for me!

This opens up a lot more doors in terms of our dinners or at least time saving opportunities for me as I frequently need to swap sweet potato or squash recipes with other stuff as he claims to dislike them. I guess as long as he doesn't know that something actually contains sweet potato or squash, then it's okay. 

I feel like that conversation should have happened with a child instead of a twenty something year old adult man.

I seem to have gotten side tracked there for a minute! Sorry folks. So the menu this week involves loads of Thanksgiving-y meals, meals from last week's menu that I didn't get to, and a bunch of recipe testing. I miss the kitchen. A lot. Here's what I hope to accomplish:

Friday, 21 November 2014

Holiday gift ideas: for toddlers

With all sorts of gift giving holidays approaching in December, I have been spending a lot of time thinking about what to get Mr. Toddler. 

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

I hibernate works and Presentation

I have a confession to make - we still haven't gotten through these. You guys, I haven't changed our shelves in two weeks. At all. And on Wednesday, I went to bed at 18.30. Immediately after getting Mr. Toddler settled. Craziness. I was thinking a short nap, but well, didn't even end up eating dinner. I guess even Mommy's need to sleep every now and again. 

Today, I am still sharing the presentation for my Hibernation printables. This is my take on some simple science (zoology) themed shelves for preschoolers and toddlers. I kept the topic broad, and basically tried to introduce Mr. Toddler to the animals that hibernate with as much of a Montessori twist as I could pull off! 

Science activities for preschoolers and toddlers: hibernation printables {Welcome to Mommyhood} #montessori, #scienceactivities

Thanksgiving Activities Round Up

For the last few weeks, I have been sharing some of the Thanksgiving Activities and printables that Mr. Toddler and I have been enjoying learning with!  Today, I am sharing a round up where you can find all of our activities and printables in one place! 

These were definitely a lot of work to put together, but well worth as we have been coming back to them often and using them frequently as we continue with tot schooling. 

These printables are all/mostly Montessori inspired and I hope you guys enjoy as much as we did! 

Thanksgiving Activities: Free Montessori Printables! {Welcome to Mommyhood} #thanksgivingactivities, #montessori

Thanksgiving Activities: 

Free Montessori printables