Kid Tested, Dad Approved

The journey to becoming healthier is not one that you walk alone.

You will read my experiences and my reasoning for wanting to becoming a fit pastor and fit by forty, or see pictures on Instagram and it soon becomes clear that the decision to becoming healthier impacts more people than just me.

My family likes to have supper around the family table as much as possible. Eating healthier means learning to make dishes that not only I enjoy but will also be enjoyed by my wife and two boys.

The goal is to find dishes that I can eat on a whole foods/plant based diet and that my boys will not want to drown in ketchup or cheese.

So, as I experiment and find something that my whole family enjoys, I will post these items here. Why? It is perfectly acceptable for dad to help mom out in the kitchen. I like to do more than just grill. I like to know that I had a hand in preparing what my family is eating when we all sit down at the table.

This is what you can expect.

I am not a big fan of recipes that take more than an hour to prepare unless it is an item that goes in the oven or crock pot. So, most of the items you see posted on the blog will take less than hour. My boys like to eat. So, that means preparing a wholesome and hearty meal without taking hours to prepare.

This is one such recipe. It is really good. This is one of those items that can be made for breakfast, lunch or supper.

Here you go. Here is a recipe for: Oven Baked Home Fries and Onions.


  • 2 1/2 pounds of red potatoes or as many as you like. More if you decide to make this after church or on game day.
  • 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil. This is to make sure the potatoes do not stick to your baking pan.
  • 1 large onion or 2 small or 3 if you want. I like onions so more does not bother me. I live in Georgia, so I especially like Vidalia onions.
  • 1 tablespoon of steak or grill seasoning. I use store bought and I don’t measure.
  • 2 tablespoons of paprika. I don’t measure this either.

I eyeball the seasonings just because I want to really enhance the flavor but, you want to be careful not to overpower the potatoes or onions.

How to make it.

Set the oven to 500 degrees

Everybody in the pool. Rough cut the potatoes and put them in the baking dish. Rough cut onions and put them in the baking dish. Pour on the olive oil. Add steak seasoning and paprika. If you are feeling wild, throw on some garlic.

Bake for 25-30 minutes (based on your oven) at 500 degrees.


Let me know what you think after you try it out. Hit up the comments.