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Simple Swaps For the Ones You Love // Healthy Valentine Breakfast Ideas

Holidays can be a challenge when you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Celebrations are often centered around food - and not always the nutritious kind! While Valentine's Day is a good occasion to indulge, a few simple swaps can create more healthy meals. A little indulgence now and then can fit within an… Continue reading Simple Swaps For the Ones You Love // Healthy Valentine Breakfast Ideas

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Cooking With Oatmeal // Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

How many kinds of oats can you name? Different types of oats get their name based on the way they are roasted after being harvested and cleaned. Oat groats are the entire oat grain. The only part removed when harvested is the hard unpalatable outer hull. Groats are great for breakfast cereal and in stuffing.… Continue reading Cooking With Oatmeal // Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets

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Launch Your Day // Utah School Breakfast Week

  Create Better Health loves school breakfast! Why? Because students who eat school breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight, drink more milk, and eat more fruit daily. Also, eating school breakfast is associated with lower rates of absenteeism, fewer behavioral problems, and higher grades and increased standardized test scores. My favorite part… Continue reading Launch Your Day // Utah School Breakfast Week

Create An Active Lifestyle, Create An Active Winter, Create Breakfast

Create An Active Winter // Banana Bread Waffles

It can be challenging to be active during the winter months. Many people like to stay indoors. It may be cold and snowy, there is less sunlight, and it gets dark early. It can require a bit of creativity to maintain an active lifestyle. If you aren't used to physical activity or haven't been active… Continue reading Create An Active Winter // Banana Bread Waffles

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Learn To Bend So You Don’t Break! // French Toast Waffle Sticks

Though thousands of years old, yoga has become more popular during recent years. It is a form of exercise that is great for both the mind and body. In a fast-paced world, yoga provides a way to relieve stress and strengthen the body at the same time. Some may think that you have to be… Continue reading Learn To Bend So You Don’t Break! // French Toast Waffle Sticks

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No Equipment Needed // Lemon Pancakes

How do you like your exercise? Do you like it long and slow, or are you a fan of short and fast routines? If you are looking to build speed and power try using the quick and explosive movements of plyometric exercise. The great thing about plyometrics is that you can perform an entire workout routine… Continue reading No Equipment Needed // Lemon Pancakes

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Cookies, Cakes, and Pies…Oh My! // Pumpkin Pancakes

Cookies, cakes, and pies...oh my! There is no shortage of delicious treats this time of year. Keeping up with a healthy, low to moderate fat diet can be a bit challenging. Success comes when you choose the right amount of the right kind of fat. Fat is important for the body. We need it to… Continue reading Cookies, Cakes, and Pies…Oh My! // Pumpkin Pancakes

Back To School, Create Breakfast

Feeling Toasty? // Back To School Toast Combos

It's hard to believe, but school will soon be back in session. Are you ready? Perhaps one of the most important parts of your back to school plan is being prepared with healthy breakfast ideas. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all! I am all about quick and easy breakfast ideas… Continue reading Feeling Toasty? // Back To School Toast Combos

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National Dairy Month // Peach Overnight Oatmeal

June is National Dairy Month! Do you know how many servings of dairy you need each day? MyPlate recommends that kids and adults over the age of 9 get at least 3 cups of milk or milk products every day. When you consume three cups a day, you are getting the nutrients your body needs… Continue reading National Dairy Month // Peach Overnight Oatmeal

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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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Make Food Exciting Again // Waffle Recipes

Do you ever get tired of eating the same old foods?  With a simple twist, food can become exciting again!  Try adding a waffle iron to your kitchen appliance arsenal.  You'll never believe all the ways you can use it.  Check out these five fun ways to use waffles:  1.  Waffle Tacos - I think it is… Continue reading Make Food Exciting Again // Waffle Recipes

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Has Your Step Lost It’s Spring? // Overnight Oats

Grass is growing, trees are blooming, and birds are chirping.  Spring is officially here!  It's a great time to reevaluate your fitness goals and put that spring back in your step.  Eatright.org offers 5 great tips to freshen up your spring fitness routine: Eat.  Sometimes when we start a new fitness routine we forget how important… Continue reading Has Your Step Lost It’s Spring? // Overnight Oats

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National Pancake Week // My Favorite Pancake Recipes

It's National Pancake Week! To celebrate, add pancakes to your weekly menu. Avoid the additives and preservatives from a store bought mix by making one from scratch at home. It's easier than you think!   To get started, give one of my favorite pancake recipes a try. Go light on the syrup and top them with… Continue reading National Pancake Week // My Favorite Pancake Recipes

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Back to School Blues // Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

Children will soon be heading back to school and the lazy days of summer will be over.  Getting back into the groove of carpooling, catching the bus, homework, and after school activities can be a bit challenging.  It is important to start the day out right and full of energy.  A healthy breakfast is the… Continue reading Back to School Blues // Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

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Go A Little Nuts // Flaxseed Walnut Pancakes

It's okay to go a little nuts!  Nuts are plant-based proteins and can contribute to a healthy diet.  They contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  They are rich in heart healthy fats and have cholesterol lowering properties. Some people might steer away from nuts because they are high in fat.  However, the fat found in nuts… Continue reading Go A Little Nuts // Flaxseed Walnut Pancakes

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Get Back on Track // Oatmeal Waffles

Did you make a new years resolution to be more healthy?  Are your healthy habits holding strong or starting to fade?  If you need to get back on track check out choosemyplate.gov.  You'll find great tips on eating healthy for an active lifestyle, enjoying your food but eating less, eating better on a budget, and much,… Continue reading Get Back on Track // Oatmeal Waffles