If you love to eat home-cooked meals with healthy, fresh ingredients, you’ve come to the right place. Having kids that are involved in a ton of activities and husbands who have unpredictable work hours, cooking became somewhat of a chore. Trying to come up with creative meals that were nutritious, simple, and car-friendly became increasingly difficult. Ashley and I connected on the sidelines of a soccer game as we were groaning about what we would cook that night. We both realized then and there that we wanted to save other on-the-go parents from the same “groundhog day” question of what to feed their families. Our goal is to provide an outlet and resource to help simplify your options at meal time and create a trusted source that you can continuously come back to. We live in Niceville, FL (yes, that’s actually the name.) We are right on the coast of the panhandle in Florida and not too far south from amazing farms in Alabama. We don’t have to go too far to get fresh, amazing seafood or awesome produce. We’re busy and you’re busy-we get that. We have learned that your hectic lifestyle doesn’t have to translate to poor food choices. Don’t get us wrong- Chick-Fil-a is practically a food group in both of our households! Yet we aim for the same goal…moderation. While some nights, dinner is eaten in the car or on the ball field, we are committed to offering fresh, simple meals that our families can enjoy. We hope to provide healthier options that still fit easily into your on the go lifestyle! So if you are on the hunt for go-to recipes to simplify your life, you have come to the right place. Our goal is to become a reliable source for you to find diverse meal options that are simple, have fresh ingredients, and just make your life easier!
I am a 33 year old mother of two. My husband and I are currently in our 8th house in 12 years- wowzers! Life in the military has been busy to say the least. With our seven and eight-year-old in tow, we have been constantly on the move. I grew up eating a ton of fast food as a kid where as my husband did not. So once we got married, it was an interesting transition to meld our two upbringings when it came to diet. Long story short, we live in the land of moderation with a significant emphasis on trying to steer towards fresh and balanced. I am a regular person with no exceptional abilities in the kitchen. I substitute part-time at my kid’s school and am currently coaching my daughter’s soccer team. Needless to say, preparing and eating fresh meals has to be a premeditated and thought out plan. When all else fails, we are regulars at Jersey Mikes and our local sub shop, Lenny’s. When sitting on the sidelines of practices and games, I regularly surf the internet to find interesting ideas and turn them into something that fits with our family. I’ve come to love planning and prepping for a busy lifestyle while still maintaining a balanced diet. I hope to help you find it easy to do as well 🙂
Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I am an Army wife, mom of 2 and enjoy dabbling in just about everything! Whether it’s creating a new design on a silhouette or raising money for our school’s PTO, I love keeping busy and helping where I can. I love playing tennis, spending time on our beautiful Gulf beaches and hanging with my family. Most week nights you will find me on the sidelines of the soccer field, at a cross-country meet, or cheering on my son in flag-football. Both kids are very active and keep me on the go! This sometimes makes meal planning and eating as a family a challenge. These days, if i’m at a practice of some sort, my 12 year old daughter is quite the help in the kitchen. Many of the recipes you will find here are easy enough for her to help me get dinner on the table (or in a to-go container)! Amanda and I both agree that “fast food” doesn’t always need to be served through a drive-thru window! We are excited to bring you healthy, delicious, easy meals that you can enjoy wherever life takes you!