ranunculus photograph by ellemoss |etsy | found via emma lamb on pinterest

To all of the busy mommies out there,

Here are a few recipes that will hopefully make mealtime a bit easier and a couple of nourishing ideas to treat yourself.  Many of these recipes are easy enough to include the help of a child.

p.s.  pass them on to your husband, giving him a simple way to nourish you on your special day.

BREAKFAST

super eggy scrambled eggs | 101 cookbooks – this one can also be made easier by simply chopping herbs and adding to eggs instead of making the pesto.

baked apricot and greek yogurt | josie maran – simple, simple!

hard boiled eggs | real simple  – hard boiling eggs is always one I forget but it’s such an easy one for busy mornings.  Sprinkle with a bit of  this citrus + herb sea salt | five and one.

LUNCH

italian potato salad | green kitchen stories

cilantro noodle bowl | 101 cookbooks – you can also substitute chicken for the tofu and use less of the cayenne pepper.  This is one of those recipes you can experiment with and use seasonal vegetables found at your farmers market and the ones your family likes.

DINNER

asparagus, goat cheese, lemon pasta | smitten kitchen – if you are not a goat cheese fan use mozzarella cubes and stir into pasta just before serving, without melting it.

roast chicken with carmelized shallots | david lebovitz

NOURISH | SKIN

rosemary + mint body scrub | julie blanner

exfoliate, nourish, protect | whole living – great article with tips on dry brushing and skin|hair therapy.

blessings to all who are mothers | enjoy your special day

– julie