This time of year, many people set goals and make resolutions. The right mindset is an important part of goal setting. A positive outlook will strengthen your progress. On the flip side, negative thoughts will cause you to struggle. As you think about goals for the new year, plant the seed for success! Think of… Continue reading Seed For Success // Spinach and White Bean Soup
Colder weather has arrived. Nothing warms you up on a cool fall day quite like a bowl of homemade soup. Click here to find our Create a Soup recipes. You're bound to find one you'll love. On those busy days when there doesn't seem to be enough time to whip up something from scratch, a… Continue reading Kids Create // 5 Ways To Upgrade Canned Tomato Soup
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
It's National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shares information each year to help people eat more healthy and be more physically active. This year they are encouraging you to Personalize Your Plate. Nutrition is not one-size-fits all. Different people have different needs, body types, goals, tastes, and backgrounds. When you take the… Continue reading National Nutrition Month – Personalize Your Plate // Cheeseburger Soup
Have you heard the term “staple ingredient” before? A staple food is basically one that seems important to have on hand in a well-stocked kitchen. Rice certainly qualifies as a staple because of its simple preparation as well as the diverse recipes you can create! When properly stored, rice can last a long time past… Continue reading Cooking With Rice // Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
When I first started teaching nutrition education, one of my favorite sayings was be wise about portion size. It rhymes, it's catchy, and it's true! When we are wise about portion size, we can better fuel our bodies in they way they need to be fueled. It is important to note the difference between a… Continue reading Be Wise About Portion Size // Beef and Noodle Soup
Have you wanted to try your hand at gardening but feel limited on space? Do you find herbs at the store too expensive? If you have a sunny window, you can grow your own herbs inside—no garden required! Herbs are a great way to add flavor to dishes and can be grown indoors all year… Continue reading Bring the Herbs Indoors // Chicken and Thyme Soup
When you hear the term "processed food" what comes to your mind? Is it boxed macaroni, chips, and hamburgers at the drive through? Did you know that canned vegetables, frozen fruit, and whole wheat bread are also processed foods? Eatright.org tells us that "processed food" is any food that has been cooked, canned, frozen, or… Continue reading Is Processed Bad? // Three Bean Chili
Have you shopped the sales from your local grocery store ads? If so, you are likely to have certain foods on hand this time of year. Not to mention, your kitchen might soon be full of Thanksgiving leftovers. To prevent food waste, and to keep your grocery budget in check, plan how you'll use the foods… Continue reading LeftoverpaIIooza // Turkey Potato Soup and More!
Snow is on the ground here in Northern Utah. That can only mean one thing. Soup for dinner! There is no need to overcomplicate things when making soup. Find a simple recipe, or better yet, come up with your own. Follow our step-by-step create a soup guide to see how. Start with simple ingredients. Add… Continue reading Create A Soup // Soup In A Pumpkin
Does dinnertime feel like a total scramble? Are you left grasping for straws, wondering what you'll cook? What if I told you that there is an easier way? Dinner doesn't have to be complicated to be delicious and healthy. Check out these five dinnertime shortcuts to simplify your life, and prepare healthy meals for your… Continue reading Dinnertime Shortcuts // Spring Vegetable Soup
Are you looking for ways to simplify your life? The kitchen is a good place to start. The Family Dinner Project tells us, "When mealtimes are enjoyable and relaxing for the whole family, it's easier to connect in a meaningful way and to help family members build healthy lifelong habits." A little organization in the… Continue reading Simplify Your Kitchen // Spinach and White Bean Soup
Summer seems to be an easier time to include fresh produce in your diet. It looks bright and vibrant in the grocery store, the local farmers market has it in abundance, or maybe you have it growing in your own garden. It's a bit more challenging to focus on fresh fruits and veggies during the… Continue reading Always In Season // Cream of Broccoli Soup
There's nothing quite like a bowl of warm soup at the end of a cold day. Creating a soup from scratch is easier than you might think. With a handful of the right ingredients, you can whip up the perfect bowl of soup in no time. Use the guide below and pick an ingredient or… Continue reading Soup’s On! // White Bean, Cabbage, and Sausage Soup
January has been named National Soup Month. Cold temperatures and a warm bowl of soup are the perfect combination. Making a healthy soup is quick and easy. Follow these Create a Soup steps to come up with your own recipe to meet your family's needs. One of my favorite soup recipes is quick and spicy,… Continue reading That’s Souper! // Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere. The classic fall vegetable is in full abundance. But what exactly do you do with pumpkins besides carve them? The options are as bountiful as a pumpkin harvest! Check out these Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins. Many of these recipes call for pumpkin puree. Making your own is really easy! Preheat… Continue reading Not Just for Carving! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin
September is Family Mealtime Month. It is a great time of year to reflect on your family mealtime routine. You might remember this post from last year. Give it a read. It is a great reminder of all the benefits family mealtime can bring. It is also a great motivator to get you on board… Continue reading Ready…Set…DINNER! // Family Mealtime Month
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!
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, oh my! Thanksgiving dinner often leaves lots of leftovers. In fact, I cook a little extra just so I can enjoy the leftovers! After a day or two, the novelty has usually worn off and I'm ready for something new. To prevent food waste, it's a good idea to have some… Continue reading Leftoverpallooza // Mashed Potato Turkey Bites and More!
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