Create Amazing Veggies

Where’s The Health? // Garlic Vegetable Sauté

It is no surprise to read that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but have you ever wondered which fruits and veggies you should eat for optimal nutrition? Rather than focusing on specific fruits and vegetables, focus on eating a variety of colors. The color of a fruit or vegetable can indicate of the… Continue reading Where’s The Health? // Garlic Vegetable Sauté

Create A Skillet Meal

Defining Healthy // Asparagus and Tomato Pasta

With so many options available at the grocery store, determining which products are healthy can be tricky. In an effort to help consumers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is redefining the word "healthy" and how it is used on food labels. The Nutrition Facts Label was designed over 20 years ago to help consumers… Continue reading Defining Healthy // Asparagus and Tomato Pasta

Create An Active Lifestyle, Create Breakfast

No Equipment Needed // Lemon Pancakes

How do you like your exercise? Do you like it long and slow, or are you a fan of short and fast routines? If you are looking to build speed and power try using the quick and explosive movements of plyometric exercise. The great thing about plyometrics is that you can perform an entire workout routine… Continue reading No Equipment Needed // Lemon Pancakes

Create A Smoothie

The Facts About Caffeine // Popeye Smoothie

Many people rely on caffeine for increased energy and help staying alert. Caffeine may provide a quick fix for low energy or feeling sluggish, but not all side effects are positive. You may also experience jitteriness, increased anxiety, irritability, headaches, and stomach irritations. Read on below to get the facts about caffeine before you add… Continue reading The Facts About Caffeine // Popeye Smoothie

Create A Stir Fry

Go Further With Food // Oriental Cabbage Stir Fry

March is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages you to "Go Further With Food". It is a great reminder that the food you choose makes a big difference. Additionally, it is meant to inspire you to think about what you are eating and to be conscious of reducing food waste. Learning… Continue reading Go Further With Food // Oriental Cabbage Stir Fry

Create Easy Eggs, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Taste the Rainbow // Eggs Over Peppers

Available in a rainbow of colors, bell peppers  make a crispy, crunchy, tasty addition to many recipes. You may be more familiar with green, red, and orange varieties, but did you know they also come in shades of yellow, white, brown, and purple? They are as versatile as they are colorful. You can slice them… Continue reading Taste the Rainbow // Eggs Over Peppers

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create An Active Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

Let’s HIIT It! // Breakfast Sundae

Has your exercise routine lost its luster? Adding something new may help you keep momentum. Consider adding high intensity interval training (HIIT) to your routine one or two times a week. HIIT is an exercise technique that combines speed with recovery. Before you start a HIIT workout, you want to warm up your body. During… Continue reading Let’s HIIT It! // Breakfast Sundae

Create A Fruity Dessert

Swap Treats for Fruit // Apple Donuts

Fruit is considered nature's candy. If you find your sweet tooth getting the best of you, try to swap treats with fruit.  You may find your craving satisfied. MyPlate recommends that the average adult gets 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit each day, and to focus on fruits as part of a healthy, well-balanced… Continue reading Swap Treats for Fruit // Apple Donuts

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 Skillet Meal, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

An Immune Booster // Fresh Orange Chicken

Oranges have a reputation for being healthy and delicious. It is a reputation that is well-deserved! Just one orange provides you with all the vitamin C you need for the day. They satisfy a sweet tooth in a healthy way and boost your immune system. Your body doesn't make vitamin C so it is important… Continue reading An Immune Booster // Fresh Orange Chicken

Create A Snack, Create An Active Lifestyle

Fitness Refresh // Peanut Butter Granola

It is the time of year when we set goals or resolutions. Have you thought about goals for exercise or to live a healthier life? The world of fitness and nutrition can be overwhelming, making getting started the hardest part. You don't need to be a fitness or nutrition guru in just a day! Rather,… Continue reading Fitness Refresh // Peanut Butter Granola

Create A Soup

That’s Souper! // Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup

January has been named National Soup Month. Cold temperatures and a warm bowl of soup are the perfect combination. Making a healthy soup is quick and easy. Follow these Create a Soup steps to come up with your own recipe to meet your family's needs. One of my favorite soup recipes is quick and spicy,… Continue reading That’s Souper! // Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup

Create A Salad

What’s Your Style? // Sweet Potato and Orange Salad

Did you know that there is more than one way to eat healthy? With no cut and dry way to do it, it can vary person to person. It is important to find your healthy eating style. Eat healthy for you, not somebody else! MyPlate explains that your style should reflect your preferences, culture, traditions,… Continue reading What’s Your Style? // Sweet Potato and Orange Salad

Create A Salsa, Create Amazing Veggies

What A Waste! // Pineapple Pear Salsa

Have you checked your list? Have you checked it twice? Maybe you started early and are now finishing your wrapping. Maybe you're a last minute shopper and still have loads to do! No matter what kind of shopper you are, we can all benefit from a few smart shopping tips. Live Well Utah shared some… Continue reading What A Waste! // Pineapple Pear Salsa

Create Breakfast

Cookies, Cakes, and Pies…Oh My! // Pumpkin Pancakes

Cookies, cakes, and pies...oh my! There is no shortage of delicious treats this time of year. Keeping up with a healthy, low to moderate fat diet can be a bit challenging. Success comes when you choose the right amount of the right kind of fat. Fat is important for the body. We need it to… Continue reading Cookies, Cakes, and Pies…Oh My! // Pumpkin Pancakes

Create A Fruity Dessert, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Cranberries, Cranberries Everywhere! // Apple Cranberry Bites

Cranberries, cranberries everywhere! This time of year you are likely to see these beautiful red berries front and center at most grocery stores. Using cranberries in holiday cooking and baking is a long standing tradition. Cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner is probably the what most people are familiar with, but there is so… Continue reading Cranberries, Cranberries Everywhere! // Apple Cranberry Bites

Create A Salad, Create Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holiday Checklist // Winter Goddess Salad

In the nutrition world we talk about all things in moderation. If we enjoy ourselves and indulge on Thanksgiving, that's moderation, right? After all, it is just one day out of 365. But tell me what happens after Thanksgiving? Do you hop right back on the nutrition bandwagon? Or do you falter on and off… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Checklist // Winter Goddess Salad

Create A Quick Bread, Create Healthy Holidays

It’s Party Time! // Cinnamon Bread

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season will soon be here. Have you thought about how you will maintain healthy habits through it all? One of the biggest challenges may be the meals you eat away from home. Whether it is office, family, or neighborhood parties, or eating out while you are doing your… Continue reading It’s Party Time! // Cinnamon Bread