So, what’s for dinner tonight? If you already have a meal planned out, we salute you. But if you’re like the countless parents who sometimes struggle to come up with new, exciting, healthy and delicious dishes to satisfy the kids, you’re not alone. But before you add the pizza guy to your speed dial, check out these helpful and creative food blogs by Portland parents to bring a little inspiration into your kitchen.

Marlynn Schotland – Urban Bliss Life

Marlynn Schotland is no stranger to the blogosphere. She began blogging about her experiences as a new mother in 2004, but her website, Urban Bliss Life, has since developed into “a celebration of real food, good wine, adventurous family travels, non-conformist home décor, and family-friendly DIY projects.” This business owner, social media strategist, freelance writer, graphic designer, and mother of two documents user- and budget-friendly recipes for all of your breakfast, lunch, dinner and holiday needs—and she even throws in local restaurant reviews for those nights when a home-cooked meal just isn’t in the cards.

Online: urbanblisslife.com

photo: Marlynn Schotland, Urban Bliss Life

  • Marlynn Schotland - Urban Bliss Life
  • Courtesy of Pam Nelson
  • With Heather's permission: http://www.heatherlikesfood.com/about/
  • Missy Maki - Mrs. Maki Cooks
  • Jane Graybeal
  • Renee Butcher - The Good Hearted Woman
  • Juhan Sonin via flickr creative commons https://www.flickr.com/photos/juhansonin/2562591188

Do you have a favorite food blog for Portland parents? Let us know in the comments below!

— Maura O’Brien