Snack Tray Lunches

Weather has been warm and beautiful lately, and we have been enjoying outside lunches as much as possible these days. The easiest way  to make this happen has been snack tray lunches. What is a snack tray lunch you ask? It’s where I pile all the leftovers and odds and ends from the fridge onto…

Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies

How would you feel about something that feels like a treat with your morning coffee, keep the kiddos happy, and keeps everyone full until lunch time? I dare say, these cookies fit that bill. Breakfast cookies were a revelation to me as a parent. Sometimes, you need something quick to eat, portable, delicious, and something…

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

There’s something so comforting about a warm bowl of oatmeal on a cool morning. I did not grow up eating oatmeal. In fact, the only time we ever had oatmeal in the our house was on Christmas morning. My dad would make a biiig pot of salted oatmeal because that’s what his grandmother always did….

Budget Smoothies

Smoothies may seem like a luxurious breakfast, especially when smoothie joints charge you $5+ for a serving. However, at home, they can be a cheap, easy way to nourish yourself in the morning or as an afternoon snack.   One of my favorite aspects of regularly doing smoothies is that it can be an excellent…

Turkey Burger Sliders

For those of you who have been following along, you know that here at True Food Katie we are highlighting September as Hunger Action Month. See my previous posts on Hunger Action Month, My Top 7 Budget Tips, and my recipe for 15 Bean Soup for more info on hunger awareness and budget friendly recipes….

15 Bean Soup

On Mondays, we eat red beans. This is one of the many lessons I learned while working for Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans. Supposedly this tradition comes from Monday also being laundry day, which was a long grueling task before washing machines. People needed a meal that was hearty, yet did not require…

Tahini Free Hummus

School is just around the corner. In fact, many school districts in our area are starting this week. If you haven’t done any lunch or snack prep whatsoever, don’t panic! I’ve got a super easy, delicious hummus recipe that is nut free and tahini free that is perfect for getting some extra fiber, healthy fats,…

Top 10 Foods to Freeze for School Lunch Prep

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” -Nora Ephron As a child, I loved buying school supplies for as long as I can remember. I think of elementary school…

What Ella Eats Volume 3

I don’t know about you all, but my toddler gets tired of eating the same thing every morning. Because of this, I have created a rotation that seems to be just long enough to hold her interest. All of these breakfasts are quick, easy, and nourishing. One of my favorites is this 5-Minute Omelette. I…

Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam

I know I said that I bought my last strawberries of the season, but I just couldn’t help myself. I may have a problem… The berries are still so ripe and flavorful, but are starting to lose some of their crisp texture. Guess what that means. It’s jam making time! This strawberry jam could not…

Summer Strawberry Crumble

I think I purchased my last batch of strawberries for the year. I am afraid, here in Houston, strawberry season has peaked and is on it’s way out. I thought we should pay this incredible spring fruit some respect and go out with a bang! This gluten and dairy free strawberry crumble is the perfect…