Monday, 20 October 2014

Halloween activities for toddlers & Free printables

Looking for some last minute Halloween activities for toddlers or pre-schoolers? Today, I'm sharing loads of Halloween inspired activities for tots, including not one, but two large and free printable packs for kids!


Halloween activities for toddlers & Free printables by Welcome to Mommyhood #halloweenactivitiesfortoddlers #halloweenactivities #montessori

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Easy, healthy recipes: Rosemary cabbage and carrots

It's no secret I love easy, healthy recipes! Anything quick, good for you and, of course, delicious is a probably going to be attempted at some point or another. Annnd if I can cook it in one pot, that dish will probably get bonus points! Something like this rosemary cabbage and carrots dish? 

Easy, healthy recipes: cabbage and carrots #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes, #vegan

One pot of beautiful purples, oranges, and greens! It makes me feel like autumn, and it's such a delicious way to warm up from our windy, rainy season (the one that lasts all year in the Netherlands). It just makes the perfect vegan/vegetarian dish! But wait! There's more because:

... bam: it becomes an easy, peasy full on paleo meal! 


Easy, healthy recipes: cabbage and carrots #paleo, #easyhealthyrecipes

So maybe the paleo dish requires more than one pot, but it's kind of worth the extra pan to clean. A lot. Okay, okay, here are both recipes! 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Paleo meal plan

I seem to have gotten a little bit of my food groove back! Getting back to the market regularly has been amazing and so inspirational! I've been cooking a lot, creating a lot, and snapping some new photos. I'm even starting to enjoy taking photos of food again (something that I haven't been too thrilled about for months). Ya know, because eating it is way funner than looking at it! 

In spite of all of the fun I've been having in the kitchen lately, once I sat down to figure out what we'll be eating next week, my mind suddenly went blank. After a look through my idea notebook, I think I've created a plan that's fairly easy and yummy with a few recipes I've been meaning to test! Here's what's on the menu this week:


Healthy meal plans: weekly paleo meal plan by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo, #healthymealplans

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Pumpkin activities for toddlers

Happy Friday folks! I'm really excited to share with you a mini unit this week! I focus on pumpkin activities for toddlers and share a bunch of free printables at the end of this post! As always, they're all available in both English and Russian. 

Pumpkin activities for toddlers & Free pumpkin printable pack by Welcome to Mommyhood
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Spicy broccoli and sausage

When it comes to cooking, especially with how busy life has been lately, I need to make sure that I am able to prepare our meals quickly. This particular (paleo friendly) sausage and broccoli recipe happened at the spur of the moment. My husband and some friends were working on our home and needed to be fed. I rushed to my in laws house (where there's a working kitchen with running water) and needed to create a quick, but filling meal for several men. So, naturally, this happened: 

Easy, healthy recipes: spicy broccoli and sausage #Paleo, #EasyHealthyRecipes

This spicy broccoli and sausage is very versatile and so easy to make! In this dish, I love the whole sausages and the hearty, warm, and 'big' feeling it gives by leaving the meat whole! 

If you want to cut out the cooking time, I recommend chopping up the sausage into smaller pieces prior to cooking. A little secret: I dislike handling raw meat and frequently prefer to fry it whole then chop if I need smaller pieces. 

If you're not of the paleo variety, I think it would pair really well with some bow tie pasta. If you are of the paleo variety - serve over some spaghetti squash and nom nom! Or do what we did and just dig in! 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

WIAW: Paleo day of eats

We're going to get straight to the food! Here's a look at some healthy, paleo meals throughout the course of a day last week. 

Breakfast


This sweet potato and brussel sprouts breakfast hash was so delicious! I baked it in the oven, then added some sprouts and sriracha. So very delicious... and quick!

Sweet potato and brussel sprouts hash by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #paleorecipes


Lunch


Mini meatballs stuffed with carrots that I made for Mr. Toddler. Oops. I just couldn't help but snack on them as they came out of the pan! They kind of ruined my appetite, so I finished the leftover hash for lunch, as well. 

Carrot meatballs by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #paleorecipes


 Dinner


Lastly, I made a chicken and vegetable 'stewp', or some kind of combination between a stew and soup. A bit more of the liquid ended up cooking away, making it quite thick. I added some sprouts to my plate and had it with some sriracha.

Chicken and vegetable stewp by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #paleorecipes

It was dark by the time we ate so the photos of this meal really didn't turn out well enough for me to show you my portion. It was fairly large by this point though as it was pretty late and I was hunnngrry.  

So here's a bonus photo yesterday's newest creation: cabbage, carrot, and potato randomness! 


Big batch of vegetables by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #paleorecipes

Dessert


Sweet potato wedges with cinnamon and a tiny bit of honey. Yumm!

As always, I'm linking up with Jenn at Peas and Crayons for this week's What I Ate Wednesday!

For more healthy recipes, check out my new paleo recipes page! For even more inspiration, be sure to visit my Paleo friendly Pinterest board! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Yuliya