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Create A Quick Bread // Cinnamon Apricot Bread

Have you made bread from scratch? If you are intimidated at the thought of baking a loaf, skip the bread recipes that call for yeast, require the right amount of kneading, and need time to rise. Instead, try your hand at a quick bread. With a few simple ingredients, your flavors of choice, and a… Continue reading Create A Quick Bread // Cinnamon Apricot Bread

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Blackberries // Blackberry Lemon Muffins

What are your favorite kinds of berries? Did blackberries make the cut? They are in season June through August. Now is the time to give them a try. When selecting blackberries, look for those that are plump, soft, and dull black in color. If you find yourself with a batch of blackberries that have a… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Blackberries // Blackberry Lemon Muffins

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Fresh Herbs – A Useful Plant // Rosemary Parmesan Breadsticks

What is an herb? The botanist definition is: “Any seed-bearing plant that does not have a woody stem and dies down to the ground after flowering.” At Create Better Health, we like the simple definition: A useful plant. Herbs can be used for medicinal purposes, in scented oils, and for fresh or dried flower arrangements.… Continue reading Fresh Herbs – A Useful Plant // Rosemary Parmesan Breadsticks

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Once-In-Awhile Treats // Zucchini Nut Muffins

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

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Fruits and Veggies All Day // Carrot Oat Muffins

How many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat each day? Do you know how many are recommended? The amount varies depending on your age, your calorie level, and wether you are male or female. You can find the amount specific to you by creating a MyPlate plan. Click here to learn more. The… Continue reading Fruits and Veggies All Day // Carrot Oat Muffins

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Balanced Meals On-The-Go // Pancake Muffins

Summer is winding down. August can be a busy month for many families. It is possible to have healthy, balanced meals even when you are busy. Fruitsandveggies.org suggests you get creative! Rather than focusing on "home-cooked" meals, enjoy a balanced diet with "home-prepared" meals. Here are a few great suggestions for dinner in a hurry or on-the-go:… Continue reading Balanced Meals On-The-Go // Pancake Muffins

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Physical Activity or Exercise? // Honey Wheat Muffins

Do you  know the difference between physical activity and exercise? Both of those terms are thrown around when it comes to health and wellness, but they are not the same thing. To put it simply, physical activity is using your body to move around. Examples of physical activity are walking, gardening, cleaning, etc. MyPlate.gov recommends that… Continue reading Physical Activity or Exercise? // Honey Wheat Muffins

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Apricots // Cinnamon Apricot Bread

Apricot trees are some of the first to bloom in the spring. Some parts of Utah are already seeing spring blossoms. Other areas will soon follow. Before long, fresh, delicious, juicy apricots will be in season. Check out the Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Apricots from fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org. Find links to the recipes mentioned, plus a… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Apricots // Cinnamon Apricot Bread

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Don’t Let Work Weigh You Down // Peanut Butter Crumble Muffins

Cold weather has set in, and the days are shorter here in Utah. This combination can lead to a more sedentary lifestyle. The term sedentary means a lot of sitting or lying down, with very little exercise. When you are sedentary, your body is affected in several ways: You burn less calories, which may lead… Continue reading Don’t Let Work Weigh You Down // Peanut Butter Crumble Muffins

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The Plumper, The Better // Chocolate Cherry Muffins

You may notice fresh cherries at your local grocery store or farmers market this time of year. Because of their short growing season, now is a great time to add them to your menu plan. When it comes to fresh cherries, the plumper the better! Plump, dark red cherries with smooth glossy skin will taste… Continue reading The Plumper, The Better // Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Back To School, Create A Quick Bread, Create A Snack

Pack With Ease // School Lunch Box Ideas

It's that time of year again to start thinking about what you will pack in lunch boxes for you and your family. This can be especially challenging when packing for kids. Eat Well Utah and MyPlate are here to help! My advice is, don't over think it. Simply focus on picking one food item from… Continue reading Pack With Ease // School Lunch Box Ideas

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Condition with Pilates // Carrot Oat Muffins

Are you looking for an exercise routine that doesn't involve running, jumping, or lifting heavy things? If so, pilates may be just what you need. Pilates is a type of exercise that focuses on your body's core. The core consists of the muscles that move and support your spine. You may have heard them referred… Continue reading Condition with Pilates // Carrot Oat Muffins

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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

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Eating Better On A Budget // Whole Wheat Bread

Being on a budget doesn't mean your taste buds have to suffer. A few tips and tricks can be really helpful in saving you money, and keeping your meals tasty. MyPlate offers 10 great tips. Check them out! One of my favorite ways to save is to go back to the basics. Although convenience items… Continue reading Eating Better On A Budget // Whole Wheat Bread

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Coconut Oil – The Great Debate // Applesauce Bread

Have you heard the buzz lately about coconut oil? Some people are all for it. Some people are against it. Many of us might be on the fence. Eatright.org shares some great information about coconut oil.  You can find the full article here. Coconut oil is high in saturated fat. Traditionally we have believed that… Continue reading Coconut Oil – The Great Debate // Applesauce Bread

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Did You Say Beans? // Black Bean Brownies and More!

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!