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
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
Back to school season isn't just for the youngsters! College students need to arm themselves with healthy choices, too. Check out these MyPlate mini-fridge makeover tips. Be sure to impress your roommates with the Skillet Mac and Cheese recipe below. Enjoy! SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
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
Easter weekend is upon us. Do you ever ask yourself, what will I ever do with all these leftover eggs? I found myself asking this question just this morning, as I dyed eggs with my kids. It seems such a waste to not use them up. In preparation for the leftovers, I dug up some of my… Continue reading Happy Hunting! // Ideas For Leftover Eggs
One of my favorite childhood memories is going over to my Grandma and Grandpa's house and picking peas from their garden. There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh green peas. I can eat them by the handful! Peas are considered to be in season during the spring months and soon you can plant them… Continue reading Peas Please // Spring Pea Salad and More!
During the past 20 years, obesity among U.S. adults has risen significantly. According to the American Heart Association, about 35% of adult Americans are considered obese. It is estimated that another 30-35% of adult Americans are overweight. That means that nearly 70% of the population falls in a health danger zone. Obesity can lead to problems like… Continue reading Portion Distortion // Veggie, Chicken, & Pasta Bowls
Let's face it - family mealtime can be stressful! Often times, the responsibility of getting dinner on the table falls on the shoulders of one person in the family. Having the stress fall all one person can lead to fewer and fewer family mealtimes. To prevent this from happening, try getting the whole family… Continue reading Get the Whole Family Involved // Spinach and Parmesan Orzo
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
I think it is safe to say that tacos are high on my list of favorite foods. Today was my first time trying Huevos Rancheros Tacos. I can now add them to my list of favorite tacos! With whole grain tortillas, lean protein, healthy fat, and veggies they are an easy-to-make, nutritious, and tasty meal.… Continue reading Spice Up Your Morning with Healthy Huevos Rancheros Tacos!
Prepare to host a healthy fiesta that will tantalize your taste buds! Our Cilantro Lime Brown Rice is a delicious fusion of flavors and nutrition. Whether it's a special gathering or a weeknight meal, this dish brings Tex-Mex flair to your table. Let's dive in and discover how to create a delightful, healthy fiesta with… Continue reading Host a Healthy Fiesta: Cilantro Lime Brown Rice with Steak Tacos
Do you want to decrease the amount of time it takes to prepare dinner? Do you ever get nervous that you’ll cut yourself when you use a really sharp knife? Good knife skills can decrease food prep time and increase your chopping confidence! In this post you'll find: Basic Vegetable Cutting Tips Best Knife For Cutting… Continue reading Preserve Your Fingers: Vegetable Cutting Knife Safety
Pineapples, with their distinct tropical charm and sweet tang, have long been a favorite among fruit enthusiasts. But have you ever stopped to wonder: are these spiky, juicy wonders truly berries? The answer might just surprise you. In this exploration, we delve into the intriguing botanical classification of pineapples, unraveling the mystery behind whether they… Continue reading Are Pineapples Berries?! Plus Bonus Tips and Tasty Recipes!
Delicious and Healthy Loaded Quesadillas Who likes quesadillas? Don't we all? Quesadillas don't have to be just tortillas and cheese! You can add different ingredients to make them more filling and a complete meal. In this post, I'll show you how to make Loaded Veggie Quesadillas. It will give you some ideas to make your cooking… Continue reading Delicious and Healthy Loaded Quesadillas