***In my Good Eats and Good Reads posts I’ll share a recap of the last several weeks in recipes, photos, and links.***

Things have been super busy around here.  I feel like the blog has been put on the back burner for a few weeks and I’m really trying to get back to it.  I recently gave two presentations to a local MOPS group and I spent a lot of time and energy preparing for that.  Hopefully future talks will take a little less preparation now that the first one is under my belt!

Here are a few yummy things we’ve eaten over the last few weeks.  (I share a lot of these on Facebook and Instagram so it may be a repeat for some of you.)

***One night I pulled out some Salmon Patties from the freezer and cooked them for the purpose of topping salads.  They make such a delicious topping for just about any salad combination.  Our salads had mixed greens, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, cucumbers, onions, and mushrooms.  We used my homemade balsamic vinaigrette for the dressing.

salmon patty salad

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***In my Good Eats and Good Reads posts I’ll share a recap of the last several weeks in recipes, photos, and links.***

School has started and we are back into our fall routine.  We have one in first grade and one in pre-k.  We also have both kids involved in sports for the first time.  So it’s a busy time of year but we are all settling into our new rhythm.  I, for one, am looking forward to the beautiful fall weather.  (But I do not like waking up to the dark outside!)

We’ve had a lot of simple dinners over the last few weeks and I’ve been relying a lot on my freezer.  I’ve been so thankful to have a freezer full of meals ready to go.  Here are a few meal ideas for you from the past two weeks.  Most of these are pretty simple.

***Mini Quiche Cups
We made about 36 mini-quiches the other night.  I detailed how we made them at the end of this post.  They made a delicious dinner and we had tons leftover for the freezer.  I pull them out the night before I want to cook them and they are ready for the oven in the morning.  I like involving the kids in this recipe because it motivates them to eat a few veggies.

mini quiches


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So I’ve decided to discontinue my “What We Ate” posts.  It was getting difficult to take a picture of our dinner every.single.night and most of the time the pictures were terrible anyway because I was trying to hurry.  Also, does anyone really care that we had leftovers or warmed up a burrito in the microwave?  I think not.  In the beginning, I wanted to share what we were eating to show that eating healthy doesn’t have to mean making a huge meal from scratch every night.  Sometimes we make something super simple and sometimes we simply have leftovers.  I wanted to share the reality of what a family eats on a nightly basis when eating out is not a regular part of the routine. I still plan to share some of what we are eating, just not on a daily basis.

Every couple of weeks I’ll share a recap of some of the things we’ve eaten (including breakfast, lunch, snacks, and treats), tips and tricks, random happenings, and links to relevant articles, blog posts, and books.  I’m a big reader and I have a passion for creating healthy family habits.  I’m constantly reading really great things about nutrition, feeding your family well, how to deal with picky kids, etc.  I’ll share some of those links in these posts for those that are interested.  And if you aren’t interested, just keep scrolling!

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