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Real Food For Busy Moms Pt.3

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Now that I have a toddler AND a newborn, I am officially a BUSY mom. What other kind of mom could leave the house only to realize in public that her daughter has two right shoes on?

That’s me. A busy, constantly hungry, tandem-nursing real food mom . . . on a budget. My proverbial plate is full, but that won’t feed my family:) That’s why this week I am focusing on easy, cost conscious recipes that don’t skimp on flavor!

Lickety Split French Onion Soup

A perfect complement to the changing seasons, this decadent soup is an “elixir filled with healthy vitamins, gelatin, protein and bone enriching minerals like calcium and magnesium . . . Onions are rich in sulfur and allicin which help maintain a healthy immune system. It’s origins are in the french countryside, where peasants had little and did their best to draw the nutrients out of everything they cooked,” says recipe creator Alex from A Moderate Life.

But enough about how good it is for you, the important thing to know about this dish it that it is mouth-wateringly delicious, inexpensive and easy to make. How much more perfect can a dish be?

Check out A Moderate Life for the recipe!

Bean Bowls

I live in the land of Tex-Mex. Beans are our specialty. Baked, boiled, refried . . . just leave it to us because we’re experts. When prepared properly, meals based on beans can be satisfying and frugal. Although prep for this dish is really quick, you’ll need to get started the night before with this refried bean recipe (if you prefer them whole omit the last step with the potato masher). From there, use leftovers or whatever you have on hand to:

A) Create a yummy masterpiece

B) Clean out your fridge

C) Save money by using ingredients you already have instead of buying more :)

For the rest of the recipe, check out Nourishing Days.

Photo Credit: Jon Juan

Omelettes

Inexpensive, nourishing and packed with protein, omelettes are just too good to limit to breakfast! If you don’t know how to make one here are some great instructions. A cast iron skillet is a great non-stick alternative to teflon.

Filling ideas are: pastured bacon, cheese, onion, spinach, mushrooms, diced tomatoes,

Topping ideas: salsa, sour cream, cheese, onion, chives

Bon appetite, ya’ll!

Do you have a recipe that should be featured in this  series??? If so, leave a comment with a link to your recipe or email me!

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6 Responses to Real Food For Busy Moms Pt.3

  1. Mae says:

    One, Eamon and I stock up on Vidallia onions when they become in season because they are the best, sweetest, most glorious onion of all…and they are PERFECT for French Onion Soup! I’m still not quite acclimated to beef yet, so I still use vegetable broth, but I’m looking forward to the day that I can get that deep richness out of it!

    Two, we eat beans in various dishes about…3, sometimes 4 times a week! I didn’t know that these recipes were open to public submission, I’ll have to dig through them all and submit one ;]

    Three, most importantly…we’re glad you’re back!!! Hope that you are adjusting well!

  2. Heather says:

    One – I agree. Vidalia’s are incredible.

    Two – Thank you! The more quick, easy recipes the better!

    Three – It’s good to be back. Flubs like Katie’s shoes are a new normal for me, but we’re slowly finding our groove.

  3. Rose says:

    Wonderful! As a busy mum to a 2 1/2yr old and a 10 1/2month old i am constantly on the go, so its fabulous to have some recipes to try!

    as above, hope you are adjusting well to mummyhood of two!

    Rose (Scotland. UK)

  4. Cassie says:

    Where else can I find the recipe for the Lickety Split French Onion Soup? The website is closed.

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