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Are You Being Mindful? // Chicken Tenders

Are you trying to eat healthier? One of the best ways to stay on track is by eating mindfully. Mindful eating is simply being aware of what you are putting in your mouth and paying attention to how it affects your body, feelings, and mind. This is a helpful practice for anyone who is focused on healthy eating.… Continue reading Are You Being Mindful? // Chicken Tenders

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Create A Skillet Meal // Chicken Spinach Skillet

Are you confident in the kitchen? Could you make a recipe from scratch? What if I showed you how? Our Create series will do just that! Today, let’s create a skillet meal. In seven easy steps you can create a meal all in one pan. Use our Create a Skillet Handout as your guide. You… Continue reading Create A Skillet Meal // Chicken Spinach Skillet

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Grow Your Own // Farmers Market Quesadillas

Have you tasted a tomato fresh off the vine? What about a cucumber picked straight from the garden, or a peach plucked from a tree? Little compares to the taste of homegrown produce. Having access to a garden lets you eat local, know where your food is coming from, and helps you save money. Eatright.org tells… Continue reading Grow Your Own // Farmers Market Quesadillas

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National Taco Day // Tacos Ten Ways

Today is National Taco Day! If you ask me, you don't need a special day to celebrate. Everyday is a good day for a taco. You can prepare them meatless, get your greens with a taco salad, enjoy them with an egg on top, or even serve them for dessert. The possibilities are endless. To… Continue reading National Taco Day // Tacos Ten Ways

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatillos // Tomatillo Chicken

What you might think is a small odd looking green tomato is actually a tomatillo. Don't be afraid to add a few to your shopping cart. Tomatillos have a sweet, but tangy flavor and can be used the same way you use a tomato. When picking out tomatillos at your local farmers market or grocery… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatillos // Tomatillo Chicken

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Cooking With Dry Beans // Black Bean Tacos

Using dry beans is a great way to stretch your food budget, and get loads of nutrition. They are inexpensive, have a long shelf life, and they are nutrient dense. If that's not enough to convince you to add them to your diet, they're delicious and easy to prepare, too! You might feel a bit… Continue reading Cooking With Dry Beans // Black Bean Tacos

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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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Nutritious and Delicious – All In One Pan // Skillet Penne with Veggies

There's no need for multiple pots, casserole dishes, or mixing bowls when creating a skillet meal. In 7 easy steps you can create a nutritious and delicious meal all in one pan. Check out the seven steps below to create a skillet meal.   Start by choosing a protein. Add in a starch, something for flavor,… Continue reading Nutritious and Delicious – All In One Pan // Skillet Penne with Veggies

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Make Physical Activity A Routine // BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

This year has brought its fair share of challenges for many families. The added uncertainty and unrest from a global pandemic may have shifted priorities as we've all learned to adapt. We all know that physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle. Have the challenges of the year put a road block between you… Continue reading Make Physical Activity A Routine // BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

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Food Planning and Covid-19 // Quick and Easy Fettuccine

Have you been taking extra precautions to keep you and your family safe and prepared during Covid-19? These precautions have possibly changed the way you prepare meals. You might even be utilizing local resources to obtain food for your family. Life is different now, and your meals and menu planning may reflect that change. The… Continue reading Food Planning and Covid-19 // Quick and Easy Fettuccine

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Veggies – Are You Getting Enough? // Garlic Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Are you struggling to eat enough veggies? This can be a hard task for some. MyPlate offers us ten tips to add more vegetables to your day. Check them out! My two favorite tips are to stock up on veggies and discover fast ways to cook them. Having vegetables available makes getting them on the… Continue reading Veggies – Are You Getting Enough? // Garlic Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

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Easy Dinners for Busy Nights // Cheesy Broccoli & Potato Skillet

Wild and free summer days have faded. Playful summer nights have been replaced with busy after school nights. Homework, family obligations, and other activities can leave you feeling like you are in a whirlwind. One of my favorite ways to get dinner on the table amid the chaos is to whip up a One Pot… Continue reading Easy Dinners for Busy Nights // Cheesy Broccoli & Potato Skillet

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Media Free Meals // Apricot Chicken

Did you know that watching T.V. while you eat is a big deterrent to eating mindfully? Mindful eating is simply being aware of what you are putting in your mouth, paying attention to how it affects your body, feelings, and mind. (Read more about mindful eating by clicking here). The T.V. acts as a distraction. After a… Continue reading Media Free Meals // Apricot Chicken

Create A Skillet Meal, Create Healthy Holidays

Drowning In Turkey // Turkey Tetrazzini

One of the tricky parts about preparing a holiday meal is knowing how much food you will actually need. If you are drowning in leftover turkey, you've come to the right place! Whether you are in the mood for a warm, hearty soup, something with a Mexican flair,  or a dish steaming with veggies, MyPlate… Continue reading Drowning In Turkey // Turkey Tetrazzini

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Put It On YOUR Plate // Tilapia Tacos

October is National Seafood Month! MyPlate encourages us to eat seafood twice a week. It is full of nutrients and may help prevent heart disease. For ideas on eating more seafood, check out the tips below. If you're having difficulty convincing your kids to enjoy seafood, seafoodnutrition.org has a few ideas: Pair it with something… Continue reading Put It On YOUR Plate // Tilapia Tacos

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Ready, Set, Back to School! // Sesame Chicken

Summer is winding down and school will be starting soon. Are you ready? This can be a stressful time of year for families as they adjust to new schedules and managing the responsibilities of school and after school activities. Here are a few tips to help you ease into the transition and to keep your… Continue reading Ready, Set, Back to School! // Sesame Chicken

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Defining Healthy // Asparagus and Tomato Pasta

With so many options available at the grocery store, determining which products are healthy can be tricky. In an effort to help consumers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is redefining the word "healthy" and how it is used on food labels. The Nutrition Facts Label was designed over 20 years ago to help consumers… Continue reading Defining Healthy // Asparagus and Tomato Pasta

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An Immune Booster // Fresh Orange Chicken

Oranges have a reputation for being healthy and delicious. It is a reputation that is well-deserved! Just one orange provides you with all the vitamin C you need for the day. They satisfy a sweet tooth in a healthy way and boost your immune system. Your body doesn't make vitamin C so it is important… Continue reading An Immune Booster // Fresh Orange Chicken

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Jump on the Bandwagon! // Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

The year is half way over! Time flies when you are making healthy choices. It's time for the third quarter of our 52-week challenge. For those of you who are already following along, good job! For those of you new to the challenge, it's never too late to jump on the bandwagon. It's all about… Continue reading Jump on the Bandwagon! // Teriyaki Chicken Bowls