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Nat's Pork Chops (that kids will love!)


  • One bone in port chop per adult / 1/2 per child. 

  • Olive oil 

  • 3 Apples sliced

  • Any green veg - string beans are perf

  • Salt and pepper

  • Applesauce (optional)


  1. Season each side of the pork chops with salt and pepper

  2. Heat a spoonful of olive oil on med/high heat 

  3. Add pork chops - make sure to not overcrowd the pan so the chops have room to cook. (Use another pan of you need more space)

  4. Add sliced apples between chops. 

  5. Cook until one side is browned, then flip chops and move apples around. 

  6. Lower heat to medium and cook until no longer raw on the inside and the apples are browned. 

  7. Once cooked through remove chops and let sit on a cutting board. 

  8. Add green beans ( or green veggies of your choice) to hot pan with apples and toss until heated through and coated in the meat and apple juices. 

  9. Serve green beans with apples along side the sliced pork chops.

  10. Optional: Serve with apple sauce for dipping the pork chops and the kids will devour it all. 

Cat's Pancakes

These are Cat’s go-to pancakes you can whip up quickly on weekday mornings or weekends! The kids go crazy for them!


  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour

  • 2 tbsps of coconut sugar

  • 2 tsps baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup of milk

  • 3 tbsp apple sauce

  • 1 large egg

  • Whatever toppings you’d like! (Maple Syrup, Jam, Fruit, etc)


  1. Mix together flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, apple sauce , and egg. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until dry ingredients are covered (don’t overmix!)

  3. Heat a pan or skillet (nonstick or cast-iron) on medium heat. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with butter; grease pan.

  4. Make each pancake as big or as small as you’d like to make them

  5. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst. Flip and cook until browned on the underside. Place in oven to keep warm while cooking the rest!

  6. Serve warm, with desired toppings.

Cat's Banana Muffins
The kids literally devour these!

The kids literally devour these!


  • 2-3 very ripe bananas

  • 1/3 cup melted butter

  • 1 tsp of baking soda

  • Pinch of Salt

  • 1/2 Cup of Maple Syrup or Cane Sugar (Eyeball what you’re comfortable with)

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

  • Chocolate Chips (add as many as you’d like!)


Preheat oven to 350 F (175C) and butter your pan.

Mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

Mix the baking soda and salt. Stir in maple syrup, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.

Pour the batter into your muffin pan (or a loaf pan if you want banana bread!) Bake for 20 minutes (or until golden brown)

Cat's Meatball Recipe

Made famous by insta-stories and a full-on staple in Cat’s house, here is her go-to meatball recipe that the kids just can’t get enough of.


  • 20 oz (1.3lb) ground turkey breast 99% lean

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs (or gluten free crumbs, we don’t discriminate!)

  • 1/2 Cup of Parmesan Cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed

  • 1 tsp salt + pepper


Make them small so they hold together better! Using wet hands, mix all the ingredients well until everything is combined. Form small meatballs, about the size of a ping ping ball (1/8th cup each). Cook them in your sauce of choice.

BAM! Meatballs that both you and the kids will love.

Nat's Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

The kids gobbled it up!


1 Tablespoon of Mayonnaise 

1 tablespoon of water (add as much as you need to make the consistency you like) 

I tablespoon of Grated Parmesan 

2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar 

2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard 

Splash of Worcestershire sauce

Splash of Tobasco Sauce 

Salt and pepper to taste  


Wisk it up baby and serve over romaine salad! 

Nat’s One Pan Dinner

Nat's No Starch One Pan Dinner

The turkey sausage version 
Serves a family of 6 

4 turkey sausages
1 red pepper 
1 yellow pepper
1 orange pepper
1 large onion 
2 heads of broccoli 
1 tablespoon Better than bouillon veg or chicken stock  (not totally necessary but adds great flavour) 
2 Tablespoons of olive oil. 
1 teaspoon of garlic salt (or fresh garlic)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Cut sausages and veggies into bite size pieces. 
In a large bowl whisk together the stock, garlic and olive oil (this will thin out the stock paste). 
Add sausage and veggies to the bowl and toss until all is coated with the stock. 
Empty the bowl onto a large baking sheet. Don’t overcrowd the pan or else the pieces will steam instead of roast. (Roasting gives the veggies a nice caramelization which make it
so yum)
Roast for 30 min, then up the oven to 425 until everything is browned and tasting delish. (About 15 more min)

Serve alone (Perf for Nat's weight watchers attempts) or over top of rice, or plain egg noodles, or mashed potatoes. 

Enjoy - put leftovers in your thermos the next day for you or the kids. Win win. 

FoodCatherine Moro