There is something about going to tea that inspires elegant manners, good conversation, and an experience as delicious and sweet as the treats served. Springtime is the perfect excuse to have a beautiful tea party themed for the season. Invite over some of your mommy friends with their children and have them bring their child’s favorite doll or stuffed animal for a sweet “teddy tea” that all of your guests will enjoy.
When the temperature drops and more hours are spent indoors snuggled up under blankets, nothing beats a warm mug of drinking chocolate. Drinking chocolate, rather than cocoa, is the more grown up and richer version of a favorite childhood treat. Packaged and powdered drink mixes–move aside. Drinking chocolate makes a delectable gift, perfect for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or the holidays. However, we dare you to try this recipe and still want to give it away!
It’s no secret that oatmeal is a breakfast favorite for healthy eaters everywhere. It’s packed with fiber and good carbohydrates, so it helps you feel fuller longer. And it can even help reduce cholesterol. But the best part is oatmeal is super-versatile. Throw in your favorite fruit and some nuts and you’ve got a great breakfast. But did you know oatmeal can even be savory, making it a delicious lunch or dinner option? Read on for two easy and yummy recipes to keep you eating this superfood all day long!
Who would have thought that your parents and grandparents have been right all along? Chicken soup isn’t just good for your soul, it’s great at soothing cold and flu symptoms as well. The only thing better on a cold dreary day than a warming and delicious bowl of chicken soup, is a chicken soup that cooks on its own in the crockpot and takes less than 20 minutes to put together. Here at Daily Mom we are HUGE fans of the crock pot. It can make dinnertime simple, quick and healthy. Anything that adds that kind of simplicity into our lives is a GO in our book! Even if you aren’t feeling under the weather, this is the perfect recipe for a weeknight dinner. You can even make it and freeze it, just in case the germs creep in.
Making your own marshmallows may not seem like something worthwhile to do. A large bag of them is fairly cheap and most of the time you probably aren’t interested in specialty flavors or colors. Until….you decide one day to make them yourself. Your life is forever changed! Alright–this might be a bit of an overstatement, but making your own melt in your mouth fluffy marshmallows at home is a really fun activity that is also truly delicious. Plus, they are easily customizable to infuse with different flavors. Set aside some time this evening or weekend to give these a try!
If you have visited Europe, chances are that you have tried a delicious rustic soup at some point. Sometimes we are so busy following the newest and most chic or elegant dishes that we forget the basics–the beauty of simplicity. Roughly cut veggies, homemade broth, and the perfect simple seasonings that can come together for a delicious, nourishing soup. There is something about a homemade chicken soup that is not only delicious, but nostalgic.
Do your weeks feel like an endless circle of carpools, playgroups, mommy and me classes, music, soccer, tending to newborn babies or even working out of the house and then coming home to tend to your family? Whether you are a working mom or a stay at home mom one thing is for sure, time is truly of the essence and there is certainly not enough of it to go around. Along with all of the other duties that fall into a mom’s line of work, we know that you want to offer your family healthy, nutritious meals. Do you ever feel like this will require more time than you can possibly squeeze into your daily schedule? Don’t let the guilt overcome you! Carve out some time every week to prep your meals and you will be well on your way to a healthier, simpler weekly eating plan!
Valentine’s Day isn’t just about little kids trading treats at school and young lovers making romantic dinner plans with hidden boxes of jewelry and bouquets of roses. This Valentine’s Day, bring your family together for a meal that’s becoming more and more of a novelty than a common occurrence: breakfast. We’ve pulled together some fun, simple recipes and love-themed foods that your entire family will enjoy.
Granola is one of those foods that has just a few basic ingredients, but is so easily customizable to fit a variety of tastes and seasons. Granola sometimes gets a bad rap for having not enough nutritional benefit and for being overly sweetened. We think you’ll find this recipe to be a healthy balance of the two. This recipe has more protein with the addition of hemp seeds, nut butter, and chopped nuts. It also packs more of a nutritional punch with the addition of the millet, quinoa, and cacao nibs.
The cold weather is here and that makes us crave hearty dishes to warm us up inside and out, and what’s more hearty than a nice bowl of pasta? Making your own pasta sauce is fairly simple and fills your house with such amazing aromas, it’ll make you want to cook a batch every day! If you are a veggie lover, this sauce is for you. Made from fresh tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, red bell peppers, and carrots, this sauce is not only incredibly delicious, but pretty nutritious too. Best of all, this recipe will make you about 8 cups of sauce so you can have some tonight and freeze the rest for those busy evenings when you barely have time boil some water.
Have you been introduced yet to the new “health trend,” a cup of bone broth a day? Don’t roll your eyes quite yet! This trend has a lot of substance (and followers) behind it. You know that almost nothing beats a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup when you’re sick—right? Well, the benefits of that homemade broth on its own has super health benefits that can not only restore you back to health, but help prevent illness, improve your skin, hair, and nails, digestion, reduce allergies, and some have suggested it might even help reduce cellulite! Read on for an easy bone broth recipe and to find out more about the benefits of bone broth.
Are you tired of the same old boring side dishes at dinner time? A person can only eat so much rice and potatoes! If you’re looking for a fun, new side dish that’s not only tasty but packed full of nutrients, you’ll definitely want to try Spelt Berry Salad.
Going natural and organic doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your favorite things. While many condiments, dips and spreads are packed full of preservatives and unnecessary chemicals, there is a way to have the best of both worlds. We have a simple, easy recipe for homemade ranch dressing that your family will absolutely love. Whether you use it as a dipping sauce, a veggie dip or a salad dressing, you can rest assured knowing you are giving your family something fresh that they love without added chemicals and preservatives.
If you have a couple of bananas that are just too ripe to eat by themselves or you’re simply looking for a new twist on your traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, you’ll definitely want to try our Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Banana Cookies! This will be your new favorite go-to recipe when your kids need you to whip something up last minute for the school bake sale or you have company on their way!
Are you a butter lover or do you have a butter fiend in your life? We have discovered an awesome alternative to traditional butter known as clarified butter. But it’s not just any kind of butter, it’s ghee! We’ll explore the story behind ghee, how it’s made, some of the benefits, and a recipe. Pop a piece of bread in the toaster while you read this because you’ll surely want something to slather butter on after learning about ghee.