As we enter the cold days of winter, you may find yourself in need of a little sunshine. Did you know that most citrus fruits ripen to their sweetest and juiciest during the winter months? They are a natural immune booster, full of vitamin C and powerful antioxidants. Not only do they fight illness, they taste… Continue reading Fight the Winter Blues with Citrus Fruits // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy
Apple season is in full swing in Utah. With so many varieties to choose from, how do you know which apple to ‘pick’? Some are excellent for eating fresh. Some apples work well for juice or applesauce, while other varieties are better when they are cooked or used in pie. The different uses are based… Continue reading Apples, Apples Everywhere! // Baked Apple Fries
The best part about summer is spending time outdoors. Perhaps you've enjoyed a picnic in the backyard, a cookout around the campfire, or a barbecued dish on the grill. Did you know that warmer weather causes bacteria to multiply faster? This can lead to an increase in foodborne illnesses, putting a damper on your summer… Continue reading Safety In The Summer // Cantaloupe Salsa
Have you visited your local farmers market? Get out and enjoy the spring weather, and see what your local farmers and gardeners have to offer. Print out this scavenger hunt and let the kids have a little fun while you're at it. Enjoy!
Summer seems to be an easier time to include fresh produce in your diet. It looks bright and vibrant in the grocery store, the local farmers market has it in abundance, or maybe you have it growing in your own garden. It's a bit more challenging to focus on fresh fruits and veggies during the… Continue reading Always In Season // Cream of Broccoli Soup
Your thoughts may be all about the turkey this week, but don't forget about the sweet potatoes. As a child, my impression of sweet potatoes was that they were vegetables with marshmallows on top. That didn't sound appetizing to me, and I never gave them a chance. As an adult, I realized that sweet potatoes… Continue reading Hold the Marshmallows // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes
Summer may be over, but fresh produce has not gone with it. Now is a great time to enjoy fruits and vegetables of the fall harvest. My favorite vegetables to enjoy this time of year are root vegetables. Potatoes, parsnips, onions, turnips, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, and rutabaga all fall in the root vegetable family. They are… Continue reading Fall Into Good Nutrition // Roasted Root Vegetables
What's your melon of choice? Honeydew melon is available in most grocery stores year round. It is a great option for a healthy snack or to add to a meal. Enjoy it fresh or cooked, on a kebab or in a salsa, with something sweet or something savory. There are many ways to prepare and… Continue reading Use Your Melon // Minty Melon Salad