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9 Blog Recipes I Make Every Week

I’m a creature of habit.

I eat a lot of the same things every single week. When I like something, I like it. A lot and rarely get tired of it. I almost always have oatmeal (even when it’s 80 degrees with 100% humidity) or a big bowl of Greek yogurt, granola and fresh fruit for breakfast. Lunch is usually an Everything But the Kitchen Sink Salad (the best kind!) or leftovers from dinner the night before. Dinner is when things change a bit. We almost always have a pizza or taco night. Even my kid’s know the awesomeness of Taco Tuesday. Snacks are the same – a variation of a Stonyfield yogurt or a homemade bar/muffin/bread.

Don’t get me wrong, I like to try new recipes from friends, Pinterest and my favorite foodie blogs. But I have my staples. My favorites. Some are recipes that I have shared on HFM. Some are not. If you have ever wondered if bloggers that share recipes actually make their own recipes, I am here to tell you that – Yes, I absolutely do! Sometimes I post a recipe and it becomes part of weekly meal plan or snack list. But sometimes I post something and I never make it again. It’s not because it didn’t taste good, it just didn’t make it into the rotation. It happens! Like I said, I like what I like. I was inspired by this recent post to share my own favorites.

Here are 9 blog recipes that I make every week (or almost every week).


3 Ingredient Cookie Bites

3 ingredient cookie bites happyfitmama.com

This recipe is so simple and absolutely delicious. These are the perfect portable snacks for my kid’s lunches (and mine!), hiking or just to have in the fridge for a snack attack. Just a word of caution – they are very addicting. I recommend doubling the batch!

Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Mini Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Chia Seed Mini Muffins - happyfitmama.com

I make these muffins quite often. Sometimes it’s blueberry. Sometimes it’s mixed berry. Sometimes it’s chocolate chip. But they are always, always delicious. And always, always gobbled up quickly.

Coconut Banana Muffins

Enjoy a grain free Coconut Banana Muffin as a healthy snack or a breakfast on the go. happyfitmama.com

It’s a rare that we have brown bananas in our house. But when we do, banana bread or these muffins are a top priority. And it makes your house smell ahhh-mazing while they are baking.

Easy Morning Glory Muffins

Super easy and delicious Morning Glory Muffins happyfitmama.com

I have been making these every single week for the past 4 months as part of my kid’s lunches. One bowl, grain free, a dose of veggies and no refined sugar – definitely a winning recipe!

Super Power Smoothie Bowl

Super Power Smoothie Bowl | happyfitmama.com

Now that the weather is warming up, smoothie bowls are back in my life. The toppings are endless. And the best part is that it keeps me full for hours. Which to be honest, is really hard to do.

Roasted Corn Black Bean Soup

Roasted Corn Black Bean Soup 2 - happyfitmama.com

During the winter months, soup is a weekly standard. This recipe is a family favorite. It’s so easy to whip up on a busy weeknight to enjoy with some homemade cornbread.

4 Ingredient Pesto Zoodle Salad

Quick and easy Pesto Zoodle Salad happyfitmama.comI’m still on the Zoodles train and loving my spiralizer. In fact, this recipe is on my meal plan for this week but I’m adding shrimp to it. YUM!

Baked Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls

A great recipe for a healthy version of a favorite take out food - Baked Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls happyfitmama.com

This is one of Ron’s favorites. I love it too. It’s the perfect recipe that has the take out taste but is so much better for you. We sometimes make this the main meal or will pair it as an appetizer for Peanutty Noodle Chicken Stir Fry.

Kale Blueberry Superfood Salad

kale blueberry superfood salad 3 happyfitmama.com

This recipe is great all year ’round but is even better during the summer. Why? Fresh kale, cucumbers from the garden and wild blueberries make it 10x better. And don’t forget to massage your kale!

I’m linking up with Meatless Monday today.

Do you have certain foods or recipes that you eat every single week?


What’s for Dinner? {Week of May 1}

What's for dinner this week I've got a weeks worth of easy, healthy meal planning ideas for the whole family to enjoy.  happyfitmama.com

Holy moley – how is it May 1st?!?!

Is anyone else blown away by this as much as me? Wasn’t it just March? What happened to April? What’s with all the questions?

Seriously. Time needs to s-l-o-w down. Before I know it I’ll be exclaiming – How is it September 1st?

So what’s been going on this weekend?

Saturday was a full day of running, gymnastics, baseball, baking and enjoying the sunshine. Thank goodness for sunshine and blue skies. It really makes all the difference in my mood. I may be freezing but at least the sun is there to warm me up. When I ran in the morning, it was only 33 degrees. Whenever I was in the shade, I froze. I purposely went a route that had the max amount of sunshine and hills. Oh so many hills. My right glute is feeling it too. Whenever I was sitting, I was sitting on a lacrosse ball. Ouch. Thankfully, I have a massage scheduled for this week to nip it in the bud or butt. :)

Today is supposed to be cloudy and raining. I’m not sure what our plans for the day are other than I need my yoga fix (I haven’t been all week) and a short run.

On to meal planning! What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Grilled Salmon on top of Strawberry Quinoa Salad

Monday: Crispy Chili Chicken w/ Broccoli

Tuesday: Pesto Shrimp w/ Zoodles

Wednesday: Avocado Egg Toasts + Green Smoothies

Thursday: Black Bean Salsa Soup w/ Sprouted Brown Rice

Friday: Pizza Night

Saturday: Wing it!

For more dinner ideas, check out Laura’s weekly link up.

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

Meal Planning {Week of April 24}

What's for dinner Here's a week of easy, healthy meals to get you through your week! happyfitmama.com

Hey friends!

I hope you are having an excellent weekend. Ours kicked off with a full Saturday morning. I did a quick run, went to yoga, came back home to quickly shower and then took my daughter to gymnastics. After that, went back home to pick up my son and Ron for baseball. So much for a lazy Saturday morning!

During my run, I was trying really hard to remember what I did on Saturday morning’s before I had kids. I’m not one to sleep in so I know I didn’t do that. Go to the gym? Shop? Clean the house? Watch movies and stay in my PJ’s all day? I seriously can not remember. It must not have been too exciting if I can’t remember. Regardless, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

It’s meal planning Sunday. Time to plan out what’s for dinner this week. The kids are on school vacation this week so things are a little off for meals. We are doing a little getaway so it will be a nice break from having to plan every meal. I’m getting bored with my food lately so I need to scour Pinterest for more yummy recipes. Any recommendations?

Sunday: Grilled maple salmon + veggies

Monday: Salsa Verde Chicken Enchilada

Tuesday: out

Wednesday: out

Thursday: out

Friday: Ron’s homemade pizza

Saturday: Garlic Dill Salmon + Brussels Sprouts

For more dinner inspiration, check out Laura’s weekly link up.

What’s for dinner at your house this week?