easy cucumber snacks
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Quick and Easy Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites

We are savoring the last bit of summer left and enjoying all the fresh produce available this time of year. My family has really been on a cucumber kick! Which led us to these cucumber cream cheese bites. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they are also a perfect nutritious snack! This post has… Continue reading Quick and Easy Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites

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Create A Healthy Drink

Sip Smart: Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe

Homemade Electrolye drinks are a great way to stay hydrated and improve energy levels without the negative effects of caffeine! In this blog we cover everything you need to know about making electrolyte water and everything to understand about caffeine. In this post you'll find: Impacts of Caffeine Recommended Caffeine Intake Common Drinks and Their… Continue reading Sip Smart: Homemade Electrolyte Drink Recipe

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Create An Active Lifestyle

Stretch Therapy: Create a Balanced Body

Did you know that regular stretching is just as important as regular exercise?  Stretching helps improve flexibility, improves posture, and decreases your chance of exercise-related injuries.  Aside from the physical benefits, stretching also provides time to relax your mind and give your body a chance to recharge. Just like any type of physical activity, it… Continue reading Stretch Therapy: Create a Balanced Body

Apple cinnamon water recipe
Create A Healthy Drink

Sip Into Fall: The Ultimate Apple Cinnamon Water Recipe

As the leaves begin to change and a crisp breeze fills the air, it's time to embrace the flavors of fall. One delightful way to do that is by sipping on the ultimate autumn elixir: Apple Cinnamon Water This simple yet incredibly flavorful infusion not only keeps you hydrated but also captures the essence of… Continue reading Sip Into Fall: The Ultimate Apple Cinnamon Water Recipe

Create A Salad

Mediterranean Delight: How to Make the Perfect Greek Cucumber Salad

It's hot outside!  When it's hot out it can be hard to find the motivation to fire up your oven and cook a hot meal.  To keep it cool in the kitchen try this Greek Cucumber Salad.  It's fresh and tangy and can be served in many ways as part of a MyPlate meal. Jump… Continue reading Mediterranean Delight: How to Make the Perfect Greek Cucumber Salad

Create A Stir Fry

Tangy Temptation: Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Recipe

One of our family favorites is Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken. This recipe is a great option because it uses low sodium. According to the American Heart Association, Chinese food is one of America's most popular ethnic cuisines.  When it comes to Chinese dishes, it's important to watch the amount of sodium. Plus, it is… Continue reading Tangy Temptation: Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Recipe

Create A Casserole, Homemade Spices and Dressings

Kid Friendly Mini Lasagna Cups

When food is made in miniature form it just tastes better... Do you agree? There is just something tantalizing about bite-sized food. I love it! These miniature lasagna cups are the perfect family meal idea. They may be mini, but these lasagna cups pack a tasty punch.  They are quick and easy to make for… Continue reading Kid Friendly Mini Lasagna Cups

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Chicken Creole: A Deep Dive into a Southern Classic

When it comes to soul-satisfying comfort food that's rich in history and flavor, few dishes can match the hearty appeal of Chicken Creole. This classic Southern dish, born from a fusion of French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences, tantalizes the taste buds with its vibrant blend of spices, tender chicken, and a tomato-based sauce that's… Continue reading Chicken Creole: A Deep Dive into a Southern Classic

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Homemade Spices and Dressings

From Scratch to Savory: Homemade Mild Taco Seasoning

When it comes to elevating the flavor of your favorite dishes, few things can compare to homemade taco seasoning. Creating your own homemade mild taco seasoning blend not only allows you to control the ingredients but also lets you customize the flavor to perfectly suit your taste buds. In this blog post, we'll dive into… Continue reading From Scratch to Savory: Homemade Mild Taco Seasoning

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Create A Slow Cooker Meal

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Slow Cooker Chicken Mac and Cheese

I vividly remember when a student teacher in my fifth-grade class called mac and cheese "the yellow devil" because it was all she ate as a college student. I was so confused. I LOVED mac and cheese. Eating it every day would be a dream come true! Now a couple of decades later, there is… Continue reading Melt-in-Your-Mouth Slow Cooker Chicken Mac and Cheese

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Create A Snack, Create Healthy Holidays

Roasted Pepitas and Other Amazing Halloween Snacks

It can be really tricky finding healthy foods around Halloween, but we have you covered! This post will include everything you need to know to make four amazing AND healthy Halloween snacks. Starting with roasted pepitas, then orange pumpkins, Halloween Apple Teeth, and Cheesy witches' brooms! Jump to the recipe you want: Roasted Pepitas Recipe… Continue reading Roasted Pepitas and Other Amazing Halloween Snacks

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Preserve Your Fingers: Vegetable Cutting Knife Safety

Do you want to decrease the amount of time it takes to prepare dinner? Do you ever get nervous that you’ll cut yourself when you use a really sharp knife? Good knife skills can decrease food prep time and increase your chopping confidence! In this post you'll find: Basic Vegetable Cutting Tips Best Knife For Cutting… Continue reading Preserve Your Fingers: Vegetable Cutting Knife Safety

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Create Amazing Veggies

Green Goodness: Fun Facts About Broccoli

Welcome to a world of green goodness and enlightening discoveries! In this post, we will dive into the fascinating facts about broccoli. Beyond its vibrant appearance and crunchy texture lies a treasure trove of intriguing facts that might just change the way you see this humble vegetable. Jump to my favorite crispy roasted broccoli recipe… Continue reading Green Goodness: Fun Facts About Broccoli

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Are Pineapples Berries?! Plus Bonus Tips and Tasty Recipes!

Pineapples, with their distinct tropical charm and sweet tang, have long been a favorite among fruit enthusiasts. But have you ever stopped to wonder: are these spiky, juicy wonders truly berries? The answer might just surprise you. In this exploration, we delve into the intriguing botanical classification of pineapples, unraveling the mystery behind whether they… Continue reading Are Pineapples Berries?! Plus Bonus Tips and Tasty Recipes!

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Time-Saving Culinary Hack: Hand-Shredded Chicken to the Rescue

When you are busy, it is easy for menu planning and healthy eating to be put on the back burner. But it doesn't have to be that way. With a few tips and tricks, you can find ways to balance a chaotic busy life and still eat healthy. In this post, we will cover 10 Time-Saving… Continue reading Time-Saving Culinary Hack: Hand-Shredded Chicken to the Rescue

Create A Pizza

Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Who says pizza can't be healthy? When you make pizza at home, you choose your own toppings to create a nutritious meal. Today I made a Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza with homemade BBQ sauce and homemade pizza crust.  In this blog post you'll find: Easy No Cook BBQ Sauce Basic Pizza Dough Recipe Healthy BBQ Chicken Recipe Easy… Continue reading Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Create a Menu Plan, Create A Skillet Meal

Make Menu Planning Fun Again! // Family Theme Nights and Mozzarella Chicken

Are you in a menu planning rut? It is time to make menu planning fun again! Menu planning simply means choosing ahead of time what you will cook for each meal. To make it more exciting, try answering the question what's for dinner by using theme nights. Dinner is a time for the family to… Continue reading Make Menu Planning Fun Again! // Family Theme Nights and Mozzarella Chicken

Create A Pizza

Easy 3 Ingredient Pizza Dough

Pizza is an all-time favorite comfort food loved by people of all ages. Making a pizza from scratch can seem intimidating, especially when it comes to preparing the dough. But fear not! In this blog, we'll unveil the secret to a simple and delicious solution: 3-ingredient pizza dough. Just want to get the recipe? Skip… Continue reading Easy 3 Ingredient Pizza Dough

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Create A Fruity Dessert

Fun Facts About Peaches & Delicious Ways to Eat Them

Peaches are not only delectable and refreshing but also a versatile fruit that is enjoyed worldwide. Whether you bite into a juicy peach, sip on peach-flavored smoothies, or savor peach-inspired dishes, there's no denying the appeal of this delightful fruit. In this blog post, we'll uncover some fascinating facts about peaches that will leave you… Continue reading Fun Facts About Peaches & Delicious Ways to Eat Them

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Family Dinner // Skillet Mac and Cheese

Dinner's Ready! How often are you eating dinner with your entire family? The benefits of family dinner are well known. Even if you live alone, eating dinner with someone else has been shown to be good for physical and mental health. Additionally, mealtimes can be fun and are a great time to make memories with… Continue reading Family Dinner // Skillet Mac and Cheese

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Miscellaneous

Meatless Monday with Beans! // Falafel Wraps

Have you heard of Meatless Monday? This trend is actually based on an initiative that started during the First World War. The President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson suggested that Americans refrain from eating meat each Tuesday to ensure that there was enough food to send to soldiers fighting in the war and prevent… Continue reading Meatless Monday with Beans! // Falafel Wraps

Turkey flatbread recipe
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Easy Peach & Turkey Flatbread with Honey Balsamic Drizzle

Indulge your taste buds in a delightful symphony of flavors with our Peach & Turkey Flatbread topped with a luscious Honey Balsamic Drizzle. This mouthwatering combination of juicy peaches, tender turkey, and a drizzle of sweet and tangy honey balsamic glaze is a culinary masterpiece that will take your senses on an unforgettable journey. Whether… Continue reading Easy Peach & Turkey Flatbread with Honey Balsamic Drizzle

Physical Activity, Your Choice, Your Move

Overcome your Physical Activity Obstacles // Your Choice, Your Move 

Overcome your Physical Activity Obstacles // Your Choice, Your Move  Life is busy. You will always have obstacles or something stopping you from being physically active. Identifying these obstacles is key to overcoming them. Here are some common obstacles and some ways to troubleshoot them.  I have no time.  Spend a week identifying 20 minutes… Continue reading Overcome your Physical Activity Obstacles // Your Choice, Your Move 

Create Breakfast

Kid-Friendly Breakfast Bliss: Healthy Peachy Sheet Pan Pancake Recipe

Do you often find yourself stumped to know what to make for your kids for breakfast? Look no further. This Peachy Sheet Pan Pancake recipe is for you! Imagine fluffy pancakes infused with the natural sweetness of juicy peaches, baked to perfection in a convenient sheet pan. Not only are these pancakes a scrumptious treat,… Continue reading Kid-Friendly Breakfast Bliss: Healthy Peachy Sheet Pan Pancake Recipe

Physical Activity

Physical Activity Benefits for Adults // Your Choice, Your Move 

You don’t have to run a marathon or be an Olympic weightlifter to experience the benefits of physical activity. Anything that gets your heart beating faster counts towards physical activity and can benefit you, today! Here are some of the short-term health benefits.  Short-Term Benefits of Physical Activity  Decreases stress, anxiety, and fatigue  Sharpen your… Continue reading Physical Activity Benefits for Adults // Your Choice, Your Move 

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Your Choice, Your Move

Weekly Physical Activity Planner // Your Choice, Your Move

It is recommended for adults to be active for at least 150 minutes a week or 30 minutes 5 days per week. It is also recommended to perform activities that move your muscles at least 2 days per week. If your preferred from of physical activity is a bit more vigorous such as jogging 6… Continue reading Weekly Physical Activity Planner // Your Choice, Your Move

Create An Active Lifestyle

Your Choice, Your Move // Healthy Choices Create Better Health

Every day we make choices that can help us feel better and healthier. Being physically active has shown to help people feel better, sleep better, think better, and cope better. Many of us feel like we are juggling so many responsibilities that it is hard to fit in time for self-care and being active. We… Continue reading Your Choice, Your Move // Healthy Choices Create Better Health

Create A Garden

Grow Your Own Food // Gardening a Healthy Way to Save Money

Starting a garden is a great way to eat healthy and save money. When done correctly a backyard or rooftop garden can relieve your grocery budget.   Gardening does take time, a little money and patience on your part though. The upfront cost of starting your garden will vary depending on the soil you have… Continue reading Grow Your Own Food // Gardening a Healthy Way to Save Money

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Create A Skillet Meal

Quick and Tasty: Korean-Inspired Ground Beef and Rice Skillet Recipe

This Korean Beef Bowl is a mouthwatering recipe that combines the goodness of lean ground beef, wholesome brown rice, and a medley of vegetables. This ground beef and brown rice stir-fry not only tantalizes your taste buds but also provides essential nutrients for a balanced meal. Let's dive in and explore the nutritional benefits and… Continue reading Quick and Tasty: Korean-Inspired Ground Beef and Rice Skillet Recipe

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Building Healthy Habits: Enroll in the Create Better Health SNAP-Ed Online Course

In today's fast-paced world, prioritizing our health and well-being can often feel overwhelming. However, with the right knowledge and guidance, creating a healthier lifestyle becomes much more attainable. That's why we are thrilled to share with you the Create Better Health SNAP-Ed Online course. Developed with a focus on practicality, inclusivity, and evidence-based information, this… Continue reading Building Healthy Habits: Enroll in the Create Better Health SNAP-Ed Online Course

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Mushroom Facts – Elevate Taco Tuesday in a Fun and Nutritious Way

Mushrooms are a fascinating food with a rich history, diverse flavors, and a wide range of nutritional benefits. In this post, we'll take a closer look at some fun facts about mushrooms that you may not have known before. Then we will share a delicious recipe using mushrooms to take your taco Tuesday to the… Continue reading Mushroom Facts – Elevate Taco Tuesday in a Fun and Nutritious Way

Cooking in Season

Double Up for Free Fruits and Veggies! // Farmers Market Recipes

Have you shopped at your local farmers market? If not, you're missing out! There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh, locally grown produce. Juicy tomatoes, perfectly ripened peaches, and fragrant fresh herbs aren't the only perk of farmers market shopping. Your family and community reap even more benefits. Just to name a few: Supporting… Continue reading Double Up for Free Fruits and Veggies! // Farmers Market Recipes