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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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Cooking with Lentils // Cheesy Lentil and Bean Casserole

Have you ever found yourself with a bag of lentils? Did you know what to do with it? Do you even know what lentils are? Lentils are part of the legume family, like beans and peas. They are high in fiber and low in fat, which makes them a great add-in for many meals. There… Continue reading Cooking with Lentils // Cheesy Lentil and Bean Casserole

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Turn Off the Tube // Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

Have you thought about the relationship between TV and your nutrition? Did you know that kids are easily swayed to choose foods they see advertised on TV? A little TV watching now and then is okay, but it is important to be aware of the impacts it may be having on your child's food choices.… Continue reading Turn Off the Tube // Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

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Take Ten Before Taking Seconds // Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

Food is often the center of the holidays. Food is a wonderful thing, but can you have too much of a wonderful thing? When it comes to food, the answer is yes. Overeating is easy to do during the holiday season. One simple way to prevent overeating is to eat more mindfully. Mindful eating is simply… Continue reading Take Ten Before Taking Seconds // Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

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Enhance the Flavor for the Holidays // Turkey Casserole

The flavor and aroma of favorite holiday dishes will soon be flooding the kitchen. Along with these tasty meals comes the art of enjoying your favorite foods and balancing nutrition. You can make meals more healthy with simple steps to enhance flavor. When natural flavors are enhanced, you can cut out salt and unhealthy fats.… Continue reading Enhance the Flavor for the Holidays // Turkey Casserole

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Dinner In Six Steps // Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Creating a casserole from scratch is simple. With just six steps, you can have a delicious, nutritious, low-cost meal on the table. Casseroles are great because you can really add in anything you like. Add a bunch of veggies if you're working on getting your 3 servings per day. If you haven't had a chance… Continue reading Dinner In Six Steps // Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

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Fruit & Veggie Swaps // Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes, and Chicken

Have you visited your local farmers market yet? Many markets are open, or will be opening soon, across the state of Utah. Farmers markets are a great way to enjoy fresh, local produce. You might even take advantage of Double Up Food Bucks, a program to help families with limited income take home affordable fresh produce… Continue reading Fruit & Veggie Swaps // Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Potatoes, and Chicken

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Make It Simple, Make It Fun, Make It Matter! // Sweet Potato Zucchini Casserole

With all the talk about family mealtime this month, have you been feeling the pressure? We would all love to have the perfect family dinner, where the food is delicious, no one complains or argues, and the dishes do themselves. But let's be realistic. Dinnertime is often the most stressful time of day. For a… Continue reading Make It Simple, Make It Fun, Make It Matter! // Sweet Potato Zucchini Casserole

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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

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Quinoa – Have you Tried It? // Cilantro Lime Quinoa

We are almost half way through our 52-week Challenge. Haven't joined us yet? There's no time like the present! Click here for a weekly checklist to get started on the path to a healthier you. For those of you who have already joined the challenge, you know that next week's goal is to try a… Continue reading Quinoa – Have you Tried It? // Cilantro Lime Quinoa

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Try Something New // Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

When you think of sweet potatoes, what comes to mind? For many it may be the traditional holiday recipe, piled high with marshmallows and sugar. As tasty as that might be, there are so many other, more healthy, ways to enjoy sweet potatoes. I wanted to share a new recipe with you this week so I… Continue reading Try Something New // Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

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National Lasagna Day // Favorite Recipes

Friday, August 29, 2016 is National Lasagna Day.  Mark you calendar and celebrate!  The right lasagna recipe can make for a delicious and nutritious meal.  Here are a five ways to boost the nutrition of any lasagna recipe:  Use Whole-Wheat Noodles - MyPlate recommends you make half your grains whole grains.  Using whole-wheat noodles in your… Continue reading National Lasagna Day // Favorite Recipes

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Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains

Whole grains are an important part of any diet. To understand the term "whole grain", you need to understand the anatomy of a grain. The Whole Grains Council tells us that a grain kernel consists of three parts, the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. A whole grain has all three parts of the kernel… Continue reading Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains

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Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?

Did you see our Weekly Menu Plan blog post last month?  It talks about the steps you take to plan your dinner menu for the week using your local grocery store ads.  If you missed it, or just need a review, click here. Then come on back and see what I'm  planning this week!   Remember that… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?

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Let’s Make ’em Mini // Mini Lasagna Cups

Although they may be mini, these lasagna cups pack a tasty punch.  They are quick and easy to make for a flavorful Italian style dinner.  Start by heating some olive oil in a skillet.  The recipe calls for Italian sausage links,  however, ground beef or ground turkey would make a great substitution.  If you choose… Continue reading Let’s Make ’em Mini // Mini Lasagna Cups

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Mealtime Matters // Chicken Creole

February is the month of love!  Why not make a goal to enjoy more meals with those you love by having family mealtime?  One of my favorite quotes about family mealtime says: “Dinner is where you put together the puzzle of the world and sometimes the puzzle of yourself. In the midst of all the… Continue reading Mealtime Matters // Chicken Creole

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Cooking In Season // Tomatoes

Summer is winding down which means tomato season is here. There is nothing quite like a fresh tomato ripe off the vine. There are literally hundreds of tomato varieties. The most common types of tomatoes in our area are Roma, Beefsteak, and Cherry or Grape tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are great to eat by themselves or in… Continue reading Cooking In Season // Tomatoes