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

Create A Skillet Meal, Create Family Mealtime, Miscellaneous

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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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

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 

Physical Activity

Physical Activity Benefits for Adults

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

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Your Choice, Your Move

Weekly Physical Activity Planner

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

Create An Active Lifestyle

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 Healthy Choices Create Better Health

Create A Garden

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 Gardening: a Healthy Way to Save Money

Cooking in Season

Farmers Market Fruit and Veggie 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 Farmers Market Fruit and Veggie Recipes

Create A Salad, Create Amazing Veggies

Get It While It’s Fresh! // Cucumber and Tomato Salad

June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.  It has warmed up in Utah, and locally grown, fresh produce is easy to find!  Whether you are harvesting from your own garden or purchasing it from somewhere else, it is a great time to refocus on including fresh fruits and veggies in your diet. If you… Continue reading Get It While It’s Fresh! // Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Miscellaneous

Separate: Don’t Cross Contaminate // Create Safe Food 

Food safety is not something you practice at home alone it starts the moment you enter the grocery store. When grocery shopping separate raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs from other foods by using plastic bags, if available. Once you get to check out try and bag meat, poultry, and seafood separately from other food… Continue reading Separate: Don’t Cross Contaminate // Create Safe Food 

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Every Kid Healthy Week // A Celebration of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Learning

It is Every Kid Healthy Week, a national celebration that highlights the importance of nutrition, physical activity, and learning. If your school or community isn't participating in Every Kid Healthy Week, celebrate at home by promoting emotional wells, healthy food choices, and physical activity. For example: Mindful Monday: Talk to your children about social emotional… Continue reading Every Kid Healthy Week // A Celebration of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Learning

Create A Soup, Miscellaneous

Save Money // Use Ingredients On-Hand

CREATE Easy Meals with CREATE Guides Have you used our “Create guides” yet? We have TWELVE create guides to help you create meals with ingredients you have on hand and save money. It is frustrating to find a recipe that looks appetizing only to find out it uses ingredients you’ve never heard of and will… Continue reading Save Money // Use Ingredients On-Hand

Online Class

Create Better Health Online Course

https://youtu.be/mIQfWbYuh4I Create Better Health Online Course Preview Create Better Health Online Course The Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) Online Course is a free 8-lesson video-based course that will help you learn how to eat well and be active on a budget! You can move through the material as fast or as slow as you’d like. Some… Continue reading Create Better Health Online Course