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Create An Active Lifestyle with Resistance Training // Chipotle Roasted Summer Vegetables

Physical activity is equally as important as nutritious food when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. Getting started in a physical activity routine is often the hardest part. Just like you add healthy food to your diet little by little, until it becomes a normal part of your life, you can add physical activity to your… Continue reading Create An Active Lifestyle with Resistance Training // Chipotle Roasted Summer Vegetables

Create Amazing Veggies, Homemade Spices and Dressings

Homemade Seasoning Blends // Parmesan and Garlic Potato Wedges

This week's goal from our 52-week challenge to create better health is to make and use homemade seasonings and spices. Doing so can save you money and greatly reduce your sodium, or salt intake. As you may know, too much sodium puts you at risk for developing high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. We have… Continue reading Homemade Seasoning Blends // Parmesan and Garlic Potato Wedges

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The Key to Meal Prep Success // Fresh Corn and Radish Salad

A couple of weeks ago, I posted my favorite tip when it comes to eating better on a budget. You can check it out here. Today, I thought I would share another of my favorite tips. This tip is the key to meal prep success! All you have to do is PLAN YOUR MENUS. Success… Continue reading The Key to Meal Prep Success // Fresh Corn and Radish Salad

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Three a Day Is All You Need // Cucumbers Caesar

This week's goal from our 52-week challenge is to get three cups of veggies every day. To see what counts as a cup, click here. The MyPlate recommendations vary a bit based on age and gender. Aim for three a day and you've got yourself covered! If you are struggling with getting enough veggies in your… Continue reading Three a Day Is All You Need // Cucumbers Caesar

Create A Skillet Meal, Create Amazing Veggies, Create Breakfast, Create Easy Eggs, Create Healthy Holidays

Happy Hunting! // Ideas For Leftover Eggs

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

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Put Your Best Fork Forward // Garlicky Green Beans

Once again, it is National Nutrition Month! The novelty of New Years Resolutions has likely worn off, and it is time to reset yourself on a path to health. If you haven't already, consider following our 52-week challenge. It's never too late to start! At eatright.org, you'll find that the theme for National Nutrition Month… Continue reading Put Your Best Fork Forward // Garlicky Green Beans

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Bring on the Veggies // Sesame Cucumber Salad & More!

If you have been following our 52 week approach to better health, found here, then you know that this week's challenge is to spend 30 minutes browsing choosemyplate.gov. Educating yourself about different nutrition topics will help you on your journey to a more healthy lifestyle. Choosemyplate.gov is a wealth of information. You will find lots of information… Continue reading Bring on the Veggies // Sesame Cucumber Salad & More!

Create A Casserole, Create A Slow Cooker Meal, Create Amazing Veggies, Create Healthy Holidays

Try Something New // Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

When you think of sweet potatoes, what comes to mind? For many it may be the traditional holiday recipe, piled high with marshmallows and sugar. As tasty as that might be, there are so many other, more healthy, ways to enjoy sweet potatoes. I wanted to share a new recipe with you this week so I… Continue reading Try Something New // Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create A Salad, Create Amazing Veggies

Picnic Perfect // Triple Berry Salad

Summer in Utah is a great time for a picnic.  Take advantage of the fresh produce of the season for a colorful, tasty, and healthy meal.  A picnic basket packed with a variety of fruits and veggies provides your body with much needed vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  Meals don't have to be complex to be healthy.… Continue reading Picnic Perfect // Triple Berry Salad

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Get It While It’s Fresh! // Cucumber and Tomato Salad

June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.  It has warmed up in Utah, and locally grown, fresh produce is easy to find!  Whether you are harvesting from your own garden or purchasing it from somewhere else, it is a great time to refocus on including fresh fruits and veggies in your diet. If you… Continue reading Get It While It’s Fresh! // Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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Cooking In Season // Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to surface as winter dies down and spring begins to bloom.  When I was a little girl, wild asparagus grew along the railroad tracks near my house.  Every spring we would go on an asparagus hunt to see how much we could find.  It was like a contest… Continue reading Cooking In Season // Asparagus

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National Corn Chip Day // Green Pea Guacamole

Friday, January 29, 2016 is National Corn Chip Day! Corn chips rank high on my list of favorite foods. To keep my diet in check, I avoid store bought tortilla chips and bake my own at home. Check out the recipe card below to see what you need to make them at home. Corn chips are always… Continue reading National Corn Chip Day // Green Pea Guacamole

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You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? It is quite possible that you have never actually tasted a yam. Yams are mostly grown in the Caribbean and not often sold in the U.S. Instead, we have different varieties of sweet potatoes with flesh ranging from orange to white, and even purple. When the… Continue reading You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

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Let’s Create! // Fresh Zucchini Salad

Earlier this month, I shared a post all about summer squash. Click here to check it out and see my favorite summer squash and zucchini recipes. I made it my mission this month to find a recipe using raw zucchini to add to my list of favorites.  Fresh Zucchini Salad is light, easy, and only… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Fresh Zucchini Salad

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MyPlate // Snack Tips for Parents

The excitement of back to school season is winding down. It is important that our health goals don't wind down as well.  Check out these snack tips from MyPlate.  It's not just about preparing healthy snacks for the kids.  These tips are great for any age!  One of my favorite quick and easy snacks is… Continue reading MyPlate // Snack Tips for Parents

Create A Casserole, Create A Fruity Dessert, Create a Menu Plan, Create A Salad, Create A Salsa, Create A Soup, Create Amazing Veggies

Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?

Did you see our Weekly Menu Plan blog post last month?  It talks about the steps you take to plan your dinner menu for the week using your local grocery store ads.  If you missed it, or just need a review, click here. Then come on back and see what I'm  planning this week!   Remember that… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?

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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?

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Summer Food Safety // Grilled Beef and Veggies

It's summer!  Summer often brings picnics, barbecues, and packing food to take on the go.  It is important to take proper food safety steps when transporting food and cooking outdoors.  The FDA offers the following tips: Keep cold food cold. Place cold food in a cooler with ice or frozen gel packs. Cold food should be stored… Continue reading Summer Food Safety // Grilled Beef and Veggies