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A new school year provides an opportunity for families to make a fresh start. Summer leisure is replaced with renewed productivity and promises to eat more and healthier family meals together. Of course, the best intentions are met with kids who don’t want to wake up in the morning and meetings that go long, making a request for a home-cooked meal feel like an unreasonable demand.
When the phrase “What’s for dinner, mom?” sends you into a panic and all inspiration for a beautiful new healthy school year has been deflated, what’s a busy mom (or dad) to do?
Seek out inspiration in others. And we’ve got just the blogs that’ll help keep you motivated.
Pumpkin ‘n Spice’s tagline says it all: where easy meets delicious. And isn’t that what we’re all looking for? True to her word, Gayle has made her blog a collection of recipes that don’t force a mom choose between her sanity and her appetite for yummy, healthy meals for her family.
Not only is the blog laid out logically, making it simple to navigate directly to the least time-consuming dishes, but her pictures are stunning. Tell me you don’t want to dive head first into this Raspberry Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl.
Dana of Dig in with Dana is a master organizer. At least, that’s the impression that her tidy and thoughtful blog gives. She’s tagged recipes to make it a breeze to find those that fit your needs and preferences, which makes this blog particularly handy for parents who are opting for alternative diets.
Dana peppers her posts with tips on stretching ingredients and dishes, and she takes the time to visualize steps along the way, which makes even more challenging recipes feel manageable.
Though Jeanette’s focus is on foods that are healthy, she makes the interesting and often-overlooked point that healthy food that goes uneaten (because it tastes, well, let’s say too healthy) doesn’t provide any health benefits at all. Her blog, therefore, focuses on supplying recipes that meet a variety of health needs without sacrificing flavor. Among the offerings, you’ll find vegan and vegetarian recipes as well as recipes containing ingredients that have cancer-fighting properties!
In addition to an abundance of satisfying meals, Jeanette’s Healthy Living offers encouragement and information regarding other diverse aspects of a healthy lifestyle, from finding happiness to preventing skin cancer.
Momables has become more than a food blog – it’s that evasive food blog empire that we’ve eluded to in posts before. Blogger Laura Fuentes has mastered the medium with organized posts that show followers not only how to prepare meals but how to prepare them better, for pickier eaters, free of allergens and ready to re-package for leftovers.
In addition to standard posts, she offers instructional videos, weekly meal plan subscriptions, and even fresh meal delivery! If you’re a busy mom, Momables may inspire more than meals; it may inspire your inner entrepreneur to build your own empire.
Bananas Foster Overnight Oats via Momables
If that’s the case, give us a ring at Once Coupled. We can get you off to a smooth start.