#TBT – Choosing Healthy Food

This rounds out the last of our three Throwback Thursdays to the series “Making Changes” that we posted during the last New Year season.  The three of us have made real progress on our own journeys and hope you have, too. It is never too late to start!  The information is still very relevant and we have shared a lot more recipes during this last year, so be sure and check out our archives. 

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#TBT – Cooking at Home

Well, there have certainly been lots of changes in Kayte’s life since she originally wrote this a year ago.  The toddler she mentioned is almost 3 years old now, and he has a little sister who is 6 months old (meet Iris).  However, the basic information is still as relevant today as it was then (and adding an infant to the mix just makes it even harder to enjoy dining out).  

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#TBT – Budgeting Can Relieve Stress

For these next three Thursdays, I am going to revisit the series of posts that we ran going into the New Year last year.  
I don’t know if you make New Year’s resolutions, but it is always a good time to step back, evaluate where you are, and decide if you want to make changes going forward.  If you do want to make changes, it is very important to be specific – not “I want to start saving”, but instead “I will put $20 in my savings account every payday”. A good change to make would be to take control of your money, and maybe this post can help you figure out where to start.  Click here for post.

#TBT – Clam Spaghetti

Here is one of my family’s favorites that comes together quickly and is a great choice for a meal when you have guests. The sauce cooks in the time it takes to prepare the pasta, and if you keep canned clams on hand, you probably have everything else you need to make it. It is good served alone, but is even better (and more balanced) if you add garlic bread and a salad.  

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#TBT – Dressed Up Mac & Cheese

I seldom use boxed macaroni & cheese, but usually keep it on hand for when my grandchildren visit since it is a sure winner with most of them.  It also comes in handy if I need to fix a last minute meal and am fresh out of inspiration or have extra people to feed.  It is easy to stretch it out for more servings and add greatly to the taste with a few simple additions.

Read the original post here for some suggestions, and then let your imagination be your guide.

#TBT Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Earlier this week we published a post on Sweet Spicy Stick Drumsticks. In this post I paired delicious crockpot drumsticks with gooey cauliflower mac and cheese.

Look at that creamy gooey cheesy goodness… This was such a big hit with everyone. The cauliflower substitute probably only makes its mildly healthier, but it does give you a small serving of veggies. This is really great if you have a picky toddler. It’s just so good. I just wanted to remind everyone it existed! So follow the link, and try it for yourself.

#TBT – Homemade Goldfish Crackers

If one of your go-to snacks for your toddler (especially when you need something portable) is goldfish crackers, here is an easy recipe to make your own so you can control exactly what goes into them (and it isn’t much).  
I will warn you, though, that you just about have to use a food processor. They are really good.  For the original post, click here.