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…

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…

Tex-Mex Summer Shrimp Salad

This recipe combines so many things I love to eat. Shrimp, avocados, yummy black beans, and it helps me eat a giant pile of field greens..and like it. Growing up in southeast Texas on the gulf coast taught me two things. The first is a love of fresh gulf shrimp. It is my favorite protein…