Why did it take me 4 years of motherhood to finally make my own play dough!? My mother-in-law has been making homemade play dough since my husband was little, and now she loves doing it with her grandkids. She gave me and Noah a lesson last time we were visiting, and I couldn't believe how easy it was and just how much better it is than store-bought. It’s so simple and fun to make, a great activity with the kids, and this recipe makes the softest, best play dough ever. And it makes a ton of it — forget those small little containers, I’ll never go store-bought again! We went with pink, red, and purple play dough & heart cookie cutters for a very Valentine’s theme. Hope you and your littles enjoy playing with it as much as we do!
I've always been interested in tracking my blood sugar and learning how my body responds to certain foods. Of course, I have a pretty good idea of what foods would cause a blood sugar spike, but our bodies are so individual, and while someone might experience a larger spike from, let's say sweet potatoes, another person may see a spike from rice, or fruit, or bread. So since I'm already making the effort to eat a well balanced diet, I wanted to take it a step further and know exactly what the best choices are for my own body. I tracked everything through the Veri app, which is the continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and also the program that gives all the data and guidance to help stabilize your blood sugar levels and feel your best. Let's dive into some FAQ and then everything I learned from my experience wearing my Veri CGM.
We're officially 3 weeks into 2024, so this feels like the perfect time for a little reset to kickstart some healthy habits this year. If you're anything like me, it takes a couple weeks to get settled into the New Year -- the holiday festivities and celebrations continue into January and then it gets to a point where I'm just ready for some routine and healthy meals at home. Which brings me to this healthy 3-day meal plan! I put together a meal plan for you, packed full of healthy and delicious recipes that will leave you feeling full and satisfied and with plenty of energy to tackle your busy days.
Fun fact, this was the first recipe to ever grace this blog over 11 years ago! Because I'm too nostalgic to delete the old videos and photos of my early blogging days (and also love seeing the progress we've made over the years!), I'm leaving the original post for you to enjoy below. But I figured it was at least time for an updated photo to showcase this super flavorful and delicious meal! To make this recipe come together in a snap, I love using a rotisserie chicken and making the quinoa in advance, so all you have to do is warm it up on the stove and toss all the ingredients together with dressing. It takes less than 15 minutes and requires minimal cleanup, a total win win for a weeknight meal. I loved this one enough 11 years ago to make it the first WNB recipe and still love it as much today! I hope you do, too! To watch the updated reel, click here.
I've never been huge on setting New Years resolutions because I typically go too big with my resolutions, stick with them for a couple weeks, and then they're out the window. This year though, I'm making a list of realistic goals that I really want to work towards and I feel confident that I can stick with them! I had originally put together a whole list, and when I read them to Mitch, he said, "They're great, but none of them are actually measurable. How can you measure "spend more quality time with each of our kids" or "cook dinner more often"? You'll look back at the end of the year and say... "I think I did it??" But you need to be able to quantify it so you can track it and see if you're sticking with it." And obviously, he was totally right! So here are my very specific goals that I'm going to check in on and track throughout my year...
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.