Southern State of Grace

Food

Below you will find my family-friendly, easy, no-frills recipes that can feed you and your family while maintaining your sanity. I apply intuitive eating practices so you get all the goods your bodies need to fuel your lives, allowing you to worry less about what’s for dinner and more about spending time with the ones you’re eating with.

Pesto Parmesan Minestrone Soup

We love Minestrone soup around here and I’ve officially found the best recipe. I love that it’s equal party hearty and light. It’s warm, there’s noodles so it sticks with you and is super satisfying but with the fresh produce it doesn’t weigh you down! Now you know I’m all about quick during the week. […]

Harvest Charcuterie

Family Charcuterie now happens about twice a month in our house. Usually they wreak of weeknights and are super paired down (aka a glorified sandwich night) which I love because it’s so easy to prepare and the kids love too because it’s a board piled with all their favorites. Recently the weather’s changed and has […]

Four Simple Workweek lunches

I think sometimes we forget about lunch. We focus a lot on breakfast being the most important meal of the day and getting dinner on the table for our families but lunch; Lunch is SO important for your daily sustained energy. It’s the difference between heavy, greasy, overly processed food that will make you want […]

Greek Chicken Bowls

This is my husbands favorite meal (which he makes sure to tell me every time I make it). We use to call this the pre-race meal because Stanley would always request it before a race/run. Now we just eat it so much that it’s called Greek night around here. There are a lot of different […]

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

We have used, loved, and adapted this recipe many a times over the past few years. I like it because it sneaks in bits of broccoli, it’s super simple, but still packs some really delicious flavor. I have wrestled with alternative pastas for a long time. I don’t like the consistency of them and always […]

One Pan Chicken Sausage and Veggies

This is yet another simple recipe that we have been eating and loving for years. I love that it is s adaptable to your family’s taste in vegetables (you can literally add any vegetable you like, just make sure to adjust cook time accordingly) and you can carry it through seasons. In the summer it […]

Salsa Chicken Taco Tuesday

Can we just go ahead and deem Taco Tuesday as the best meal day of the week? When Stanley and I first got married we went ALL OUT on taco night. We would do taco bowls, homemade pico de gallo, guacamole, etc. Insert babies. Y’all know me though. I need to clean it up even […]

Burgers with Arugula Salad and Carrot Fries

A night that is not only filling but is filled with veggies and the kiddos love it, too! Burger night around here looks different every time we make it but has a few standard components: burgers on the skillet, carrot fries or sweet potato fries in the oven, and some sort of fresh vegetable on […]

Big Seasonal Salads

Salads use to feel like punishment for me. Like it was something I “should” eat and “should” enjoy. Through a whole lot of growth in the area of food freedom, challenging my perspective of what “healthy” food is, and committing to making it fun- I don’t feel this way at all now. What I like […]

Clean Red Beans

I grew up in Louisiana eating red beans every Monday night. I also grew up with working parents which meant most Mondays included that infamous royal blue Blue Runner can. Don’t get me wrong, there’s something novel about that blue can for me now however, now that I have my own family I’ve searched for […]

Healthy Semi-Homemade Spaghetti

I think we can all agree that homemade is always preferred, right? However, sometimes you can cheat a little and make something taste just as homemade without all of the extra work. Insert healthy semi-homemade spaghetti. What I like about this recipe is it’s really just a few extra steps but has a significantly different […]

Family Pizza Night

The kiddos love to help me in the kitchen. The truth? Sometimes it not always as fun for mama as it is for them. It can be hard to navigate wanting to experience that time with them, wanting them to feel included, and making sure the dinner isn’t burned and all limbs are still attached […]

Meal Prep Guide for Beginners

So let me be completely transparent. I’ve only been meal prepping for about a year. I mean, I made a couple casseroles when I was big and pregnant with both babies that I could throw into the oven come newborn invasion but before this past year I was cooking full on meals from start to […]

Chewy Almond Butter Bars

These little things are the easiest granola bars and they’re a family favorite, too! They’re gluten free, dairy free, and completely customizable to your taste. We have a total granola bar obsession in our house. They’re easy to grab for snacks or as a quick breakfast on the way out of the door. However, we […]

Weeknight Chicken “Fried” Rice

The school year is officially here. I’ve been at work for a week but today was our students’ first day back from Summer. If you know me then you know I’m a schedule person. I thrive on routine and every year there’s a bit of learning curve when it comes to getting back into the […]

The Best Summer Salads

Have you ever experienced a Mississippi Summer? Even growing up in Louisiana I felt like the Summer’s weren’t this bad. Maybe I’m just a little jaded now, or maybe that’s because as a grown adult its no longer acceptable to wear your bathing suit everywhere. Either way.. it’s hotter than grits outside. The thing is […]

Baked Maple Oatmeal with Peaches, Strawberries, and Bananas

This is one of our faves. You may not initially think Oatmeal in the summer but this one is so light, refreshing, and packed with protein! You can pop it in the oven on Sundays during meal prep or after you get the kiddos to bed. The key here is using fresh fruit that’s in […]

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