Natural. Processed. Local. Whole. Organic. No Added sugar. Low-calorie. When you read terms like these on food packages, do you know what they mean? Do they lead you to buy a certain product over another? Do they leave you confused? Food manufacturers use words to increase the appeal of their products. The words they choose… Continue reading Marketing Terms – Ignore Them! // Four Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies
Part of creating a healthy eating style is choosing foods and drinks without added sugars. Sugar is found naturally in some foods; others are added during processing or preparation. Most Americans eat and drink too many added sugars. The American Heart Association shares the information below to help you understand which foods to limit. One… Continue reading Once-In-Awhile Treats // Zucchini Nut Muffins
Did you know that physical activity and a healthy diet are the key to a healthy heart? A great way to show someone you love them is to support their health and nutrition goals. Instead of focusing on the abundance of sugar this Valentine's Day, consider offering gifts to create better health. Check out these… Continue reading Meant To Be Enjoyed // Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas
The holidays are a great time to slow down and spend time with your family. A great way to spend quality time with kids is in the kitchen. Many people cook more this time of year as they enjoy foods of the season. Pull the kids into the food prep, and teach them cooking skills… Continue reading Joyfully Cooking with Kids // Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles
The holidays can be a tough time to keep nutrition and health goals at the forefront of your mind. With so much going on, a healthy lifestyle often gets pushed to the back burner. Even with other priorities, there is still room for good health and proper nutrition. The trick is to simplify. Instead of… Continue reading Healthy-ish Holidays // Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies
You might have heard about using applesauce or yogurt in baked goods to reduce the amount of fat, but have you ever heard of using dry beans? Beans are know as a super food, packed with many nutrients. Legumes, like dry beans, are high in fiber, low in fat, and a good source of many other… Continue reading Did You Say Beans? // Black Bean Brownies and More!