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Get It While It’s Fresh! // Cucumber and Tomato Salad

June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.  It has warmed up in Utah, and locally grown, fresh produce is easy to find!  Whether you are harvesting from your own garden or purchasing it from somewhere else, it is a great time to refocus on including fresh fruits and veggies in your diet. If you… Continue reading Get It While It’s Fresh! // Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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Halt the Salt // Greek Pasta Salad

Salt, also known as sodium, tends to get a bad rap in the nutrition world. Your body actually needs salt. The problem is that most people get much more than they need. When this happens, it is time to halt the salt! Too much sodium puts you at risk for developing high blood pressure, heart disease,… Continue reading Halt the Salt // Greek Pasta Salad

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Easy Spring Recipe: Strawberry and Spinach Salad With Sunflower Seeds

This salad is perfect as a light and healthy lunch or as a side dish for dinner. The combination of sweet strawberries, crunchy sunflower seeds, and tangy dressing pairs perfectly with the fresh and earthy flavor of baby spinach. Nutritional Benefits This salad is packed with highly nutritious foods that offer a wide range of… Continue reading Easy Spring Recipe: Strawberry and Spinach Salad With Sunflower Seeds

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Too Much of a Good Thing? // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Raspberries

Have you heard the saying, "Too much of a good thing"? That phrase came to my mind every time I looked at the raspberry bush in my yard. They are beautiful, delicious, and I love picking handfuls throughout the day. Even after many handfuls, I still have raspberries coming out my ears! Raspberries pack a… Continue reading Too Much of a Good Thing? // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Raspberries

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It’s the Inside That Counts // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Jicama

Do you like food with a little crunch? If so, Jicama is the perfect recipe add-in. It may not be pretty on the outside, but it's the inside that counts. It is mild in flavor, crisp, and crunchy. Its texture has been compared to a cross between a potato and a water chestnut. You can… Continue reading It’s the Inside That Counts // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Jicama

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Fruits and Veggies in Winter // Berry Fruit Salad

Eating fruits and vegetables seems easier during summer months when fresh, locally grown produce is available. Even though most fruits and veggies can be found at the grocery store year-round, they may not be as exciting as fresh, summer produce. However, it is just as important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables in the winter. Choose fruits and… Continue reading Fruits and Veggies in Winter // Berry Fruit Salad

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Make Fun The Most Important Ingredient // Harvest Cobb Salad

The lazy days of summer are over and school is back in session. This provides families an opportunity to return to a routine and make family meals a priority. With a full schedule of after-school and extracurricular activities, fun may not be on the dinnertime menu. What if it was? Fun is the ingredient that… Continue reading Make Fun The Most Important Ingredient // Harvest Cobb Salad

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Smart Shopping for Fruits and Vegetables // Fruit and Veggie Salad

MyPlate recommends you make half your plate fruits and veggies. Some people think it's too expensive to include that much produce in their meals. What do you think? Is it too expensive to eat fruits and veggies? Let's do a comparison. Check out the table below. What You Get for $3Nutrition Value for Your $5… Continue reading Smart Shopping for Fruits and Vegetables // Fruit and Veggie Salad

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The Power’s Out – Oh No, The Food! // Asian Style Slaw

The power is out! Now what? Do you know what to do with refrigerated and frozen food during a power outage? Check out the information from the CDC below to help determine when it's safe to keep food after a power outage, and when it needs to be thrown away. Take a few steps to… Continue reading The Power’s Out – Oh No, The Food! // Asian Style Slaw

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Cooking With Wheat // Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat is an important part of any emergency food supply. Did you know that it can be a part of your regular meals, too? In fact, experts suggest that you rotate through your emergency food supply, rather than just keeping it on the shelf. When you are buying wheat, you'll notice a few different varieties. Hard… Continue reading Cooking With Wheat // Wheat Berry Salad

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Be Good To Your Heart // Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Did you know that fruits and veggies are good for your heart? Many are high in soluble fiber, which can help lower LDL (bad cholesterol), blood pressure, and inflammation. Fruits and veggies are also an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants - those are just big, fancy words that mean fruits and veggies… Continue reading Be Good To Your Heart // Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

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Fight the Winter Blues with Citrus Fruits // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

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

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One Healthy Thing // Winter Cranberry Salad

Do you have a goal to create better health this holiday season? This year presents a unique opportunity to do just that. Limiting social gatherings based on COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC may put a damper on the festivities, but it doesn't have to spoil the holidays completely. This holiday season I challenge you to do… Continue reading One Healthy Thing // Winter Cranberry Salad

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Cantaloupe – Anything, but sad! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

What do you call a sad cantaloupe? Melon-choly. Cantaloupe is anything but sad! It is a delicious fruit full of nutrients, perfect to add to your summer menus. Do you know how to pick the perfect cantaloupe? First, take a look at the rind - the spot where the stem was attached. The rind should… Continue reading Cantaloupe – Anything, but sad! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Green Beans // Italian Green Bean Salad

How do you enjoy green beans? Do you eat them fresh from your garden? Do you keep them canned in your pantry? Are there a few bags in the freezer? Any way you like them, green beans are low in calories, a great source of vitamins and minerals, and will help you reach the daily… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Green Beans // Italian Green Bean Salad

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Stock Your Pantry Like A Pro! // Taco Salad

Whether family meals are an every-day occurrence in your home or a new adventure, keeping a well-stocked pantry is essential in creating delicious and healthy meals that won’t break the bank. Did you know that home-cooked meals often contain less sodium, unhealthy fats and sugar than those prepared in a restaurant? Knowing how to stock… Continue reading Stock Your Pantry Like A Pro! // Taco Salad

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Turn Resolutions Into Real Solutions // Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa Salad

Did you make resolutions at the start of the new year? If so, how is it going? It is said that 80% of New Years resolutions fail by February. Oftentimes, people set too lofty of goals. When the reach is too high, you are setting yourself up to fail. Focusing on small changes over time… Continue reading Turn Resolutions Into Real Solutions // Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa Salad

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Veggies First // Holiday Salad Recipes

Ready or not, the holidays are coming! One of the best ways to stay on track with nutrition this holiday season is to put veggies first. Arm yourself with a festive salad recipes that you can prepare for family get togethers, work lunches, and potluck parties. With a few simple steps, you can create a… Continue reading Veggies First // Holiday Salad Recipes

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Make Fruits and Veggies Last Longer // Broccoli Apple Salad

A couple of weeks ago I shared tips on being a savvy farmers market shopper. Once you've mastered your farmers market shopping techniques, you'll want your fresh produce to last as long as it can. Proper storing techniques can help sustain the life of your produce, and keep it looking and tasting fresher longer. Use… Continue reading Make Fruits and Veggies Last Longer // Broccoli Apple Salad