Eating Healthier as a Family

Lately… we’ve been eating healthier as family. It hasn’t been easy. There have been pitfalls and failures… but also successes. I’m cooking at home more. This has been a big part of our success. Using a recipe allows me to substitute ingredients or leave some out all together when i can.

The biggest problem for me has been getting out of a cooking rut. I tend to cook the same meals all the time. To remedy this… I’ve started attending a cooking class! Love’n the Kitchen is a North Phoenix cooking class. There are several classes a month… but I’m only attending once a month for now. This month I’ll be learning how to use apples in a 4 course meals!

Apples are one of my favorite snacks. Pair apple slices with a low fat peanut butter… you get a protien packed, sweet treat! In my upcoming class, we’re going to learn how to make Waldorf salad… among other things. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make Waldorf salad! Four tasty courses that incorporate such a great fruit… I can’t wait!

If you’re in AZ and want to join me… or want to check out a class on your own… Give Connie a call at Love’n the Kitchen to book a class. Tell her that I sent you and she’ll take $10 off your reservation. All of your food, instruction, and a recipe book are included in your reservation!

If you’re not in Az… I really encourage you to check out a cooking class in your area. Cooking at home for your family is not only helping them to eat healthier, but there’s a certain satisisfaction in creating a meal from scratch.

What’s your favorite meal to cook at home? I need some fresh ideas!


  1. Jacque says:

    I love this idea. I totally understand the ‘rut’. I do the same thing, I love to cook at home but I do tend to cook the same things over and over. I am trying to branch out and someday I’d love to take a cooking class with you! :)

    1. Jacque says:

      Oops forgot my favorite meal. Well I don’t know if I can say I have one favorite. I do like cooking Mexican food so I guess my favorite right now is enchiladas with spanish rice on the side.

  2. Jacque says:

    and Hummus is a great snack and the kids love it!