Create Amazing Veggies

Create Amazing Veggies // Tomato Sandwich with Cucumber Spread

We all know that eating plenty of vegetables is an important part of a healthy diet. Do you get bored of eating veggies the same way over and over? With four simple steps you can create amazing veggies, with different flavors and textures. Choose a veggie or two, decide how you want to cook it,… Continue reading Create Amazing Veggies // Tomato Sandwich with Cucumber Spread

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Eat Fresh. Buy Local! // Garden Veggie Pizza

Did you know that many farmers markets in Utah are already open for the season? That’s right! The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has released a set of COVID-19 guidelines for Farmers Markets, creating safe environments to support our local growers and put healthy food on our tables. You can read more about the… Continue reading Eat Fresh. Buy Local! // Garden Veggie Pizza

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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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Progress, Not Perfection // Jicama Orange Salsa

Imagine you are running a race. It is your first 5k. You have prepared and trained, but at times during the race, running is still a struggle. You try to focus on the finish line to get you through, but you are still fighting to hang on. Have you ever stopped to think that the… Continue reading Progress, Not Perfection // Jicama Orange Salsa

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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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The Most Hated Vegetable In America // Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Do you like Brussels sprouts? If your answer is no, you are not alone. Fruitsandveggies.org tells us that Brussels sprouts were once considered the most hated vegetable in America. If you fall among the haters, let me challenge you to give them a second chance. When cooked correctly, Brussels sprouts are delicious! Check out the… Continue reading The Most Hated Vegetable In America // Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Cooking Summer Veggies // Black Bean and Corn Salsa

During the lazy days of summer, it can be hard to find motivation to cook. Research shows us that home cooked meals are healthier and less expensive than dining out. Plus, eating at home gives you the benefits that family mealtime can bring. Learning easy ways to prepare summer veggies can help you get dinner… Continue reading Cooking Summer Veggies // Black Bean and Corn Salsa

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Make A Farmers Market Meal // Salt and Vinegar Potatoes

What is your biggest challenge to eating fruits and veggies? Some common answers to that question are: they're too expensive; I don't know how to cook them; my kids won't eat them; or I don't like how they taste. Your local farmers market is a great tool to help overcome these obstacles. With a few tips,… Continue reading Make A Farmers Market Meal // Salt and Vinegar Potatoes

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Fancy Without the Fuss // Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

Have you eaten your veggies today? MyPlate recommends the average adult get 2 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetables each day. Spinach is great way to boost your veggie consumption. It is an easy addition to many kinds of recipes. With it's mild flavor, you'll hardly know it's there. You can use it as a… Continue reading Fancy Without the Fuss // Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

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Be Savvy at the Farmers Market // Pico De Gallo

Have you visited your local farmers market? Farmers markets are a great place to find fresh, local fruits and vegetables. The popularity of markets has been on the rise, which means more vendors and more options for you! If you have never shopped at a farmers market, start small. Buy fresh ingredients to make a… Continue reading Be Savvy at the Farmers Market // Pico De Gallo

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Not Just For the Irish // Grilled Cabbage

Cabbage is commonly associated with St. Patrick's day, a celebration of Irish culture. Traditionally, St. Patrick's Day was a religious feast for Irish American's. They used cabbage as part of their feast because it was the most affordable vegetable. There are hundreds of varieties; Green, Red, Napa, Savoy, and Bok Choy are the most known… Continue reading Not Just For the Irish // Grilled Cabbage

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What Will You Create? // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Artichokes

How often do you eat artichokes? They may not be part of your menu plan because you don't know what to do with them. They are easier to include in recipes than you may think. Canned and bottled artichoke hearts are readily available at grocery stores. They are a quick and easy way to add… Continue reading What Will You Create? // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Artichokes

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Fall Into Good Nutrition // Roasted Root Vegetables

Summer may be over, but fresh produce has not gone with it. Now is a great time to enjoy fruits and vegetables of the fall harvest. My favorite vegetables to enjoy this time of year are root vegetables. Potatoes, parsnips, onions, turnips, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, and rutabaga all fall in the root vegetable family. They are… Continue reading Fall Into Good Nutrition // Roasted Root Vegetables

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Building A Workout Plan // Blueberry, Strawberry, & Jicama Salsa

With so many different types of exercises and workout plans, knowing the most effective way to exercise can be confusing. The most important part of exercise is that you are doing it. The rest is icing on the cake!  It is common to run into certain barriers when starting a workout plan. To be successful,… Continue reading Building A Workout Plan // Blueberry, Strawberry, & Jicama Salsa

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A Nutrient Powerhouse // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Asparagus

Why are asparagus stalks never lonely? Because they come in bunches! All jokes aside, now is a great time to add asparagus to your menu plan. It is considered a spring vegetable and may be available at your local grocery store or farmers market. Asparagus is known as a nutrient powerhouse. It is low in… Continue reading A Nutrient Powerhouse // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Asparagus

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Workout Anywhere With Circuit Training // Spinach Artichoke Dip

Time constraints and boredom are two of the biggest reasons people give up on a fitness routine. To keep exercise interesting, try circuit training. Circuit training is a high volume, low resistance workout with short rest intervals. In other words, you perform quick movements with little weight, moving quickly from one exercise to another. Exercises… Continue reading Workout Anywhere With Circuit Training // Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Salsa Surprise! // National Salsa Month

May is National Salsa Month! With ingredients from onions, jalapeños, and tomatillos, to jicama, pineapple, and mango, you are bound to find a flavor you enjoy. In America, salsa is traditionally thought of as a dip for tortilla chips or as a side to burritos and tacos, but salsa can be paired with so much more! Keep… Continue reading Salsa Surprise! // National Salsa Month

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Where’s The Health? // Garlic Vegetable Sauté

It is no surprise to read that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but have you ever wondered which fruits and veggies you should eat for optimal nutrition? Rather than focusing on specific fruits and vegetables, focus on eating a variety of colors. The color of a fruit or vegetable can indicate of the… Continue reading Where’s The Health? // Garlic Vegetable Sauté

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What A Waste! // Pineapple Pear Salsa

Have you checked your list? Have you checked it twice? Maybe you started early and are now finishing your wrapping. Maybe you're a last minute shopper and still have loads to do! No matter what kind of shopper you are, we can all benefit from a few smart shopping tips. Live Well Utah shared some… Continue reading What A Waste! // Pineapple Pear Salsa

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It’s The Final Count Down // Zucchini Enchiladas

We are in the final stretch! It's the last quarter of our journey to create better health in 2017. Just a few things left to do on our 52 weeks to better health challenge. If you have been following along all year, or are just joining us, great job! You have taken a step toward… Continue reading It’s The Final Count Down // Zucchini Enchiladas