mum-made... Julie in the Red Shoes

Today I am so honoured to have  Julie from The Girl in the Red Shoes stopping by to contribute to mum-made.

I first discovered Julie  when I fell in love with the "Breastfeeding Diaries".

I was craving this exact sharing of experiences over new motherhood when Maddie was first born, and have been a huge fan ever since.

Julie has the cutest little boy Hudson who is a few months younger than Madeleine, and I just love empathising with her trials and triumphs in the everyday wonderment that is motherhood!

I am so excited to introduce you to another inspiring mama, over to you Julie, thank you so much for sharing.

Hello lovely meg-made readers! I am so excited to be guest posting for Meg today! My name is Julie and I blog about my life as I adjust to all the joys of motherhood over at The Girl in the Red Shoes. I have an almost two-year-old son named Hudson who brings me joy, laughter, and so much fun every day. I love meeting new people and would love it for you to stop by!

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Today I'm going to share with you one of our favorite family friendly (and easy to make!) meals: Chicken and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls! I've been making this meal for almost a year fun to look back at tiny baby Hudson enjoying his food!

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My criteria for meals are: yummy taste, healthy ingredients, and easy to make. So, one day I made up this recipe based on things that Hudson loves to eat....and it turns out my husband and I love it too!

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Here's what you'll need:

1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes 1 15oz can black beans 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa shredded cheese shredded cooked chicken 1 zucchini salt and pepper to taste

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First, cook your quinoa. Here's a tip: cook it in chicken broth instead of will taste so much better! Then shred your zucchini using a cheese grater. Steam it in the microwave for 2 minutes.

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Next, rinse the black beans and then add everything except the cheese to a skillet and cook over medium-low heat until warmed through.

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Place the cooked mixture on top of your quinoa and then top with cheese! My husband and I added sour cream and salsa to ours.

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Hudson's bowl ready to go.

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Yum! Hudson loves this meal and always cleans his plate!

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Hudson goes crazy over quinoa....but word of warning: it's crazy messy. But what isn't when you have a toddler?

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Especially when this happens.

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Good thing our dog Wrigley is always close by for clean-up duty.


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Thank you so much for being part of mum-made Julie. I know my readers will fall in love with Hudson (and Wrigley too) and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share you with my friends! Thank you thank you thank you.