Create A Soup, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Not Just for Carving! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere. The classic fall vegetable is in full abundance. But what exactly do you do with pumpkins besides carve them? The options are as bountiful as a pumpkin harvest! Check out these Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins. Many of these recipes call for pumpkin puree. Making your own is really easy! Preheat… Continue reading Not Just for Carving! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin

Create A Snack, Create Healthy Holidays

Tricks and Treats // Pumpkin Pie Dip

Do you have your costume ready? Halloween is less than two weeks away! You might have tricks and treats on your mind, but don't throw nutrition out the window. Take a minute now to plan some healthy halloween ideas. Planning ahead will help keep you on track once the big day comes. Here are some… Continue reading Tricks and Treats // Pumpkin Pie Dip

Create A Fruity Dessert, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

An Apple A Day // Crockpot Applesauce & More!

This time of year apples are in abundance. Taking a bite out of a fresh, juicy apple is always a great idea, but there is so much more you can do with apples! Take advantage of their great price and peak ripeness this month and try something new. You have probably heard the saying, an… Continue reading An Apple A Day // Crockpot Applesauce & More!

Create Amazing Veggies

It’s The Final Count Down // Zucchini Enchiladas

We are in the final stretch! It's the last quarter of our journey to create better health in 2017. Just a few things left to do on our 52 weeks to better health challenge. If you have been following along all year, or are just joining us, great job! You have taken a step toward… Continue reading It’s The Final Count Down // Zucchini Enchiladas

Create A Casserole, Create Family Mealtime

That’s a Wrap // Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

Family Meals Month 2017 is coming to an end. That doesn't mean you have to lose momentum. Use the tips and tricks you've learned this month to keep going. After all, family meals fuel better nutrition. Most of us have less control of what kids consume while out of the home. Family mealtime provides an… Continue reading That’s a Wrap // Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

Create A Snack, Create An Active Lifestyle

What Are You Waiting For? // Southwest Guacamole

As we celebrate Utah Family Meals Month, it is a good time to think about being active as a family. Good nutrition and physical activity go hand in hand for a healthy lifestyle! The whole family can benefit from getting enough exercise. For parents, it can lead to stronger marriages and increased motivation. Couples who… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For? // Southwest Guacamole

Create A Pizza, Create Family Mealtime

Making Family Meals // Pizza Perfect

How is your Family Meals Month going?  Whether you are off to a roaring start or you are looking for a little motivation, these tips from choosemyplate.org might be just what you need. Check them out. Then check out the yummy pizza recipe below! I never knew making pizza could be so easy! Make up a… Continue reading Making Family Meals // Pizza Perfect

Create Family Mealtime

Create Family Mealtime // Conversation Starters

Emotional balance is important at any age. Family mealtime is the perfect way to nurture areas of emotional balance. Get more connected with your family through regular family mealtime. Conversation starters are a huge hit with my kids at dinnertime. They are a great way to get the conversation going and to learn more about… Continue reading Create Family Mealtime // Conversation Starters

Create A Soup, Create Family Mealtime

Ready…Set…DINNER! // Family Mealtime Month

September is Family Mealtime Month. It is a great time of year to reflect on your family mealtime routine. You might remember this post from last year. Give it a read. It is a great reminder of all the benefits family mealtime can bring. It is also a great motivator to get you on board… Continue reading Ready…Set…DINNER! // Family Mealtime Month

Create Amazing Veggies, Create An Active Lifestyle

Create An Active Lifestyle with Resistance Training // Chipotle Roasted Summer Vegetables

Physical activity is equally as important as nutritious food when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. Getting started in a physical activity routine is often the hardest part. Just like you add healthy food to your diet little by little, until it becomes a normal part of your life, you can add physical activity to your… Continue reading Create An Active Lifestyle with Resistance Training // Chipotle Roasted Summer Vegetables

Back To School, Create A Snack

Keep Food Safe for Back To School // No Bake Cinnamon Rolls

Back to school season is a great time to review Food safety tips. Children are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to food borne illness. Brush up on these food safety facts from foodsafety.gov. When you are finished, check out the No Bake Cinnamon Roll recipe below. Enjoy! SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

Back To School, Create A Smoothie

Smooth Sailing for Back to School // Apple Pie Smoothie and more!

The smell of notebooks, pencils, and glue are in the air! I love this time of year. To me, back to school season feels like the perfect time to reset, refocus, and revamp family goals. High on that list of goals should be your family's health.  With busy schedules and never enough time for homework,… Continue reading Smooth Sailing for Back to School // Apple Pie Smoothie and more!

Create Amazing Veggies, Homemade Spices and Dressings

Homemade Seasoning Blends // Parmesan and Garlic Potato Wedges

This week's goal from our 52-week challenge to create better health is to make and use homemade seasonings and spices. Doing so can save you money and greatly reduce your sodium, or salt intake. As you may know, too much sodium puts you at risk for developing high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. We have… Continue reading Homemade Seasoning Blends // Parmesan and Garlic Potato Wedges

Back To School, Create Breakfast

Feeling Toasty? // Back To School Toast Combos

It's hard to believe, but school will soon be back in session. Are you ready? Perhaps one of the most important parts of your back to school plan is being prepared with healthy breakfast ideas. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all! I am all about quick and easy breakfast ideas… Continue reading Feeling Toasty? // Back To School Toast Combos

Create A Snack

Snack With Success // Homemade Granola Bars

Did you know that snacks are an important part of a healthy diet? Use snacks to supplement or catch up on the food groups you missed throughout the day. Eating too few fruits? Add an orange between breakfast and lunch. Is there a void on vegetables? Try carrots as an afternoon pick me up. Dry… Continue reading Snack With Success // Homemade Granola Bars

Create A Smoothie, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

National Blueberry Month // Blueberry Smoothie

July is National Blueberry Month! It is a great time to buy blueberries in season and enjoy their tangy, sweet flavor. Blueberries are often referred to as a super food. Otherwise put, they are really good for you and packed with nutrition and antioxidants. Because they are in season, you may find a great deal… Continue reading National Blueberry Month // Blueberry Smoothie

Create A Salad

Create Better Health // Broccoli Radish Salad

Have you ever wondered what steps you can take to create better health? We all want to live a healthy, happy life, don't we? With an overwhelming amount of health and nutrition information available to us, it can be intimidating knowing where to start. Reigning information in and keeping it on the simple side is… Continue reading Create Better Health // Broccoli Radish Salad