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
Category: Create A Skillet Meal
Peas Please // Spring Pea Salad and More!
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!
Portion Distortion // Veggie, Chicken, & Pasta Bowls
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
Get the Whole Family Involved // Spinach and Parmesan Orzo
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
National Lasagna Day // Favorite Recipes
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
Let’s Create! // Huevos Rancheros Tacos
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, healthy protein, healthy fat, and veggies they are an easy to make, nutritious, and tasty… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Huevos Rancheros Tacos
Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
One of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill is to utilize current grocery store ads. Start by comparing ads from different grocery stores in your area, making a list of sale items. Next, take an inventory of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer and make a list of what you already have on… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes
Do you ever feel like you are in too much of a hurry to eat healthy? With today's busy, fast-paced lifestyles healthy eating can be tricky. It is important to make nutritious food choices as often as possible. You'll find below ten tips to eat healthy in a hurry. 1. Plan ahead. The first step to… Continue reading Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes
Cooking in Season // Limes
Limes, though small in size, pack a large flavorful punch! They are tart with just a hint of sweetness and an essential part of many types of cuisines around the word. They can replace lemons in almost any recipe and are a great staple to have in your kitchen. Have you ever heard a sailor… Continue reading Cooking in Season // Limes
The Do’s and Don’ts of a Whole Foods Diet // Quick and Easy Fettuccine
Have you heard the term "whole foods diet"? Are you confused about exactly what the means? It turns out that a whole foods diet is really quite simple. This type of diet is a lifestyle centered around eating mainly unprocessed foods, fresh fruits, and vegetables. The basic concept is that food should come from nature. When you… Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of a Whole Foods Diet // Quick and Easy Fettuccine
Spice It Up! // Chicken Fajitas
Have you ever tried making your own spices at home? You may be thinking, "why would I do that when it's so easy to buy them at the store?". Many spices you find on grocery store and market shelves are full of fillers, preservatives, and fake flavor enhancers. Part of eating a whole foods diet is to… Continue reading Spice It Up! // Chicken Fajitas
Cooking Quick // Knife Skills
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! It's really quite simple. As long as they are sharp, you only need… Continue reading Cooking Quick // Knife Skills
Pile Up The Pineapple // Sweet & Sour Chicken
Pineapple can be eaten in many different ways. Eat it plain, add it to salads, grill it for a kabob, or cook it in a casserole. Click here to view a list of Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Pineapple. Today I'm going to show you one of my favorite recipes using canned pineapple. Have you ever had a sore… Continue reading Pile Up The Pineapple // Sweet & Sour Chicken
Recipe Demonstration // Veggie 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 Veggie Quesadillas. It will give you some ideas to make your cooking more nutritious and flavorful! First, gather all… Continue reading Recipe Demonstration // Veggie Quesadillas