Create Healthy Holidays

A Balanced Holiday Season // Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

The holidays are here, and the snow has started to fall. It is such a magical time of year, but it can also be a time where we forget about healthy eating. It’s tempting to feast on all the yummy cookies, candies, and other holiday treats. While those indulgences can be good in moderation, it… Continue reading A Balanced Holiday Season // Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

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Healthy Holiday Food Swaps // Recipes

The holidays are just around the corner, and it is so easy to splurge. With these simple healthy holiday swaps, you can still enjoy everything you love, while eating nutritiously. Check out these healthy swaps and the recipes below! You are sure to love them. Enjoy! Recipe Links: Turkey Easiest Ever Sweet Potatoes Fresh Cranberry… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Food Swaps // Recipes

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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

Create A Pizza, Create Healthy Holidays

Leftoverpallooza // Leftover Turkey Pizza and More!

Thanksgiving Day is wonderful when spent with family and friends. Thanksgiving weekend is all about the leftovers! The USDA shares tips to ensure your leftovers stay safe to eat. Remember the Two-Hour Rule: Refrigerate perishable items within two hours of coming out of the oven or refrigerator. After two hours, perishable food enters th "danger zone"… Continue reading Leftoverpallooza // Leftover Turkey Pizza and More!

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Tricks for a Healthy Halloween // Snack Ideas

Do you have a plan in place for a healthy Halloween? The abundance of Halloween candy makes it easy to over-indulge. Whether you're a trick-or-treater, a party host, or part of the stay at home crew, here are a few tips for keeping halloween healthy: For the Trick-or-Treater Fill Up First. As you hurry to get the… Continue reading Tricks for a Healthy Halloween // Snack Ideas

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Be Good To Your Heart // Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Did you know that fruits and veggies are good for your heart? Many are high in soluble fiber, which can help lower LDL (bad cholesterol), blood pressure, and inflammation. Fruits and veggies are also an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants - those are just big, fancy words that mean fruits and veggies… Continue reading Be Good To Your Heart // Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

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MyPlate Holiday Makeover // 10 Tips For Healthier Holiday Choices

Many holiday traditions are centered around food. It is important to celebrate traditions. It is also important to make healthier choices while celebrating. Simple swaps and substitutions are a great way to make favorite recipes a little more healthy. That way, you can keep on your path to create better health, and celebrate food traditions,… Continue reading MyPlate Holiday Makeover // 10 Tips For Healthier Holiday Choices

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Christmas Movie Workout Game // Christmas Popcorn Mix

Is fitness on your mind this time of year? December is a busy month! There are often school projects wrapping up, after school activities with extra performances or events, end of year projects at work, not to mention all the prep work for the holidays. It is easy to tell yourself, I'll exercise in January, but… Continue reading Christmas Movie Workout Game // Christmas Popcorn Mix

Create A Casserole, Create Healthy Holidays

Take Ten Before Taking Seconds // Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

Food is often the center of the holidays. Food is a wonderful thing, but can you have too much of a wonderful thing? When it comes to food, the answer is yes. Overeating is easy to do during the holiday season. One simple way to prevent overeating is to eat more mindfully. Mindful eating is simply… Continue reading Take Ten Before Taking Seconds // Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

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Enhance the Flavor for the Holidays // Turkey Casserole

The flavor and aroma of favorite holiday dishes will soon be flooding the kitchen. Along with these tasty meals comes the art of enjoying your favorite foods and balancing nutrition. You can make meals more healthy with simple steps to enhance flavor. When natural flavors are enhanced, you can cut out salt and unhealthy fats.… Continue reading Enhance the Flavor for the Holidays // Turkey Casserole

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One Healthy Thing // Winter Cranberry Salad

Do you have a goal to create better health this holiday season? This year presents a unique opportunity to do just that. Limiting social gatherings based on COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC may put a damper on the festivities, but it doesn't have to spoil the holidays completely. This holiday season I challenge you to do… Continue reading One Healthy Thing // Winter Cranberry Salad

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Veggies Don’t Scare Me! // Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

Boo! It's the spookiest time of the year. The tricks and treats of Halloween are the kick off to the holiday season. Don't scare away nutrition and health with too much sugar. While you're celebrating, look for opportunities to create better health. Snacks dressed up with a Halloween theme can be nutritious, and just as… Continue reading Veggies Don’t Scare Me! // Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

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Meant To Be Enjoyed // Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas

Did you know that physical activity and a healthy diet are the key to a healthy heart? A great way to show someone you love them is to support their health and nutrition goals. Instead of focusing on the abundance of sugar this Valentine's Day, consider offering gifts to create better health. Check out these… Continue reading Meant To Be Enjoyed // Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas

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A Safe Holiday Feast // Mashed Potato Turkey Bites

Nobody likes to get sick, especially around the holidays. According to the CDC, there are 128,000 hospitalizations and 3000 deaths each year due to food borne illness. With statistics like that, it is important to make sure you are following proper food safety techniques. Fightbac.org separates holiday food safety into three categories: Shopping For Your Feast… Continue reading A Safe Holiday Feast // Mashed Potato Turkey Bites

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Veggies First // Holiday Salad Recipes

Ready or not, the holidays are coming! One of the best ways to stay on track with nutrition this holiday season is to put veggies first. Arm yourself with a festive salad recipes that you can prepare for family get togethers, work lunches, and potluck parties. With a few simple steps, you can create a… Continue reading Veggies First // Holiday Salad Recipes

Create A Soup, Create Healthy Holidays

Create A Soup // Soup In A Pumpkin

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

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A Balanced Holiday Season // Ham & Pineapple Kabobs

The holidays can be a hectic time of year. When you find your self in a busy with shopping, planning for parties, and wrapping gifts,  something has to give. Health and nutrition goals are often the first to go. Here are five tips to help you strive for balance this holiday season: Don't give up… Continue reading A Balanced Holiday Season // Ham & Pineapple Kabobs

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Healthy-ish Holidays // Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

The holidays can be a tough time to keep nutrition and health goals at the forefront of your mind. With so much going on, a healthy lifestyle often gets pushed to the back burner. Even with other priorities, there is still room for good health and proper nutrition. The trick is to simplify. Instead of… Continue reading Healthy-ish Holidays // Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

Create A Skillet Meal, Create Healthy Holidays

Drowning In Turkey // Turkey Tetrazzini

One of the tricky parts about preparing a holiday meal is knowing how much food you will actually need. If you are drowning in leftover turkey, you've come to the right place! Whether you are in the mood for a warm, hearty soup, something with a Mexican flair,  or a dish steaming with veggies, MyPlate… Continue reading Drowning In Turkey // Turkey Tetrazzini