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Happy Thanksgiving! // Leftovers

There are so many recipes to avoid wasting any Thanksgiving leftovers – make sure to check them out!   Leftoverpallooza I   Leftoverpallooza II   Mashed Potato Turkey Bites   Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole   Turkey Stew / Estofado de Pavo    Turkey Tostadas / Tostadas de Pavo    Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas / Quesadillas de Frijol Negro y Batata    Broccoli Potato Soup / Sopa de Brócoli y Papa   … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving! // Leftovers

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A Grateful Thanksgiving // What are you grateful for?

Happy Thanksgiving! This time of year always makes me feel so grateful for what I have.    I decided to enlist the help of the wonderful Create Better Health ambassadors, supervisors, and State Office to see what they are thankful for this year, and hope that you will be able to make a list, as well.   … Continue reading A Grateful Thanksgiving // What are you grateful for?

Create Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holiday Food Swaps // Recipes

The holidays are just around the corner, and it is so easy to splurge. With these simple healthy holiday swaps, you can still enjoy everything you love, while eating nutritiously. Check out these healthy swaps and the recipes below! You are sure to love them. Enjoy! Recipe Links: Turkey Easiest Ever Sweet Potatoes Fresh Cranberry… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Food Swaps // Recipes

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Create Amazing Veggies // Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Last week I tried spaghetti squash for the first time. Have you ever tried it? My friend, Amberly, over at createbetterhealth.org posted on our Instagram page about how to cook spaghetti squash, and I figured I should try it! Let me tell you… It was so good. Fruitsandveggies.org shares all the fun facts and tips… Continue reading Create Amazing Veggies // Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Create A Casserole, Create An Omelet, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

National Pepper Month // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Peppers

All month long we get to celebrate PEPPERS! Do you like peppers? There are so many different varieties; it may be hard to choose your favorite. The most common peppers are red, yellow, orange, and green, but did you know bell peppers also come in black, brown, white, and purple? Bell peppers are packed full… Continue reading National Pepper Month // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Peppers

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Cropping Up // Utah Specialty Crop Podcast

Emma Parkhurst, Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness at Utah State University Extension, is teaming up with Utah Public Radio. She'll be hosting a podcast all about Utah specialty crops - products that are unique to our state. Each podcast will feature some of these crops, their health benefits, and the role they play in helping Utahns… Continue reading Cropping Up // Utah Specialty Crop Podcast

Create A Quick Bread

Create A Quick Bread // Cinnamon Apricot Bread

Have you made bread from scratch? If you are intimidated at the thought of baking a loaf, skip the bread recipes that call for yeast, require the right amount of kneading, and need time to rise. Instead, try your hand at a quick bread. With a few simple ingredients, your flavors of choice, and a… Continue reading Create A Quick Bread // Cinnamon Apricot Bread

Create Amazing Veggies, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Roast, Bake, and Mash Through the Winter // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Butternut Squash

What is the gourd's favorite sport? It's squash! This time of year, fresh, locally grown produce starts to dwindle. It's time to switch gears to fall fruits and vegetables. Winter squash is in its prime. Once harvested, if kept in a cool place, winter squash will last several months. This makes winter squash the perfect… Continue reading Roast, Bake, and Mash Through the Winter // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Butternut Squash

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Survive the Ups and Downs with Family Mealtime // Sesame Chicken

Did you know that the communication and relationship skills learned at the dinner table help prepare you and your family for life's ups and downs? The FMI Foundation tells us all about it with their Family Meals Movement. But what if family mealtime feels less like a time of family togetherness and more like a… Continue reading Survive the Ups and Downs with Family Mealtime // Sesame Chicken

Create A Stir Fry

Create A Stir Fry // Oriental Beef Stir Fry

Do you want to create a balanced meal all in one bowl? One that is quick to clean up and will provide the nutrition your family needs? Make a stir fry! Use ingredients you have on hand and follow our Create a Stir Fry steps below. Oriental Beef Stir Fry is one of my go… Continue reading Create A Stir Fry // Oriental Beef Stir Fry

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Looking to Help? // Buy Produce for Your Neighbor

Are you looking for an easy way to help your community? The “Buy Produce for Your Neighbor,” program is a food drive designed to help those in need of fresh produce. Held at select farmers markets in Utah, you can purchase extra produce to be donated to the local food pantry. Here's how it works:… Continue reading Looking to Help? // Buy Produce for Your Neighbor

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Cropping Up // Utah Specialty Crop Podcast

Emma Parkhurst, Assistant Professor, Health & Wellness at Utah State University Extension, is teaming up with Utah Public Radio. She'll be hosting a podcast all about Utah specialty crops - products that are unique to our state. Each podcast will feature some of these crops, their health benefits, and the role they play in helping Utahns… Continue reading Cropping Up // Utah Specialty Crop Podcast

Create A Smoothie

Three Steps to a Nutritious Smoothie // Favorite Smoothie Recipes

Are you looking for a treat that supplies your body with nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and protein? A smoothie can do just that! When you use the right ingredients, a smoothie can be tasty and healthy. Follow these three steps to create a nutritious smoothie.A smoothie is a great way to get a serving from… Continue reading Three Steps to a Nutritious Smoothie // Favorite Smoothie Recipes

Create Amazing Veggies, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Pretty To Grow and Nutritious To Eat // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Swiss Chard

Many gardeners choose to plant Swiss chard in their garden because of its colorful stems and large decorative leaves. In fact, some people plant it for ornamental use only. It is pretty to grow and nutritious to eat! It is a leafy green, which means it is full of vitamins and nutrients. It can be… Continue reading Pretty To Grow and Nutritious To Eat // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Swiss Chard

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Community Supported Agriculture // From the Farm to You

Are you familiar with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? For over 25 years, CSA has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here's how it works: A farmer offers shares to the public.Consumers purchases a share - like a "membership" or "subscription".Consumers receive a box, bag, or basket… Continue reading Community Supported Agriculture // From the Farm to You

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Create a Kabob // Garlic Parmesan Steak Kabobs

Do you have extra veggies in the fridge? What about fruit you don't want to spoil? Don't let the extra go to waste - make a kabob! Use steak, chicken, or go vegetarian. A fruit kabob makes a fun and tasty dessert. Be creative and see what you can come up with. Use our Create… Continue reading Create a Kabob // Garlic Parmesan Steak Kabobs