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
Use grocery shopping as a time to teach kids about food and nutrition. Show them which types of food will help create better health. Here is a printable bingo game to help you with your task. Click on each picture for a printable version. Enjoy!
Are you familiar with a fruit that is fuzzy, brown, and egg-shaped? Although small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, this fruit packs a delicious and invigorating flavor. Inside it's fuzzy brown skin lies a creamy green flesh lined with small black seeds. It tastes like a mixture between strawberries and bananas.… Continue reading You Hold the Kiwi To My Heart // Kiwi Sorbet
Dessert often gets a bad wrap. Not all desserts are created equal. When prepared in the right way, dessert can be a healthy part of your weekly meal plan. To create a fruity dessert, limit added sugar and pile it high with fruit. Use the guide below to create your own fruity dessert. Overnight Oats… Continue reading Create A Fruity Dessert and Enjoy It, too! // Peach Overnight Oatmeal
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
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
Did you make resolutions at the start of the new year? If so, how is it going? It is said that 80% of New Years resolutions fail by February. Oftentimes, people set too lofty of goals. When the reach is too high, you are setting yourself up to fail. Focusing on small changes over time… Continue reading Turn Resolutions Into Real Solutions // Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa Salad
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
Creating a casserole from scratch is simple. With just six steps, you can have a delicious, nutritious, low-cost meal on the table. Casseroles are great because you can really add in anything you like. Add a bunch of veggies if you're working on getting your 3 servings per day. If you haven't had a chance… Continue reading Dinner In Six Steps // Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
The holidays have come to an end. It is time for new beginnings. How will you create better health in the new year? Let the joy of the holiday season follow you on your journey to create better health. You can get started now, by creating and active winter. An article written by Shannon Fable… Continue reading Finding Joy in Exercise // Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes
It's likely you'll find clementines on sale at the grocery store this time of year. You might even receive some as a Christmas gift. They are small, sweet, and portable. The best part is that they are easy to peel! They are delicious on their own, but can also be used in many different types… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy // Chocolate Dipped Clementines
The holidays are a great time to slow down and spend time with your family. A great way to spend quality time with kids is in the kitchen. Many people cook more this time of year as they enjoy foods of the season. Pull the kids into the food prep, and teach them cooking skills… Continue reading Joyfully Cooking with Kids // Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles
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!
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
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
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
We have a new name, and a new look! We are still the same great place for nutrition information, tasty, low-cost, healthy recipes, and tips on staying physically fit, but that's not all! We are adding even more great content over the coming months. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to… Continue reading Create Better Health // A New Name – But That’s Not All!
Wild and free summer days have faded. Playful summer nights have been replaced with busy after school nights. Homework, family obligations, and other activities can leave you feeling like you are in a whirlwind. One of my favorite ways to get dinner on the table amid the chaos is to whip up a One Pot… Continue reading Easy Dinners for Busy Nights // Cheesy Broccoli & Potato Skillet
Did you know, when families eat together, they eat better? September is National Family Meals Month. Raise Your Mitt To Commit! Creating family mealtime is not always easy. Busy schedules, homework, and many other obstacles can stand in your way. If you feel overwhelmed at the idea of regular family mealtime, keep in mind that… Continue reading Raise Your Mitt to Commit // Family Meals Month
Have your kids gone back to school? Are they preparing to go soon? This will be the first year I have a child eating lunch at school. The thought of school lunch can be stressful! What if she gets hungry before lunchtime? What if she doesn't like her lunch? What if they serve snacks that… Continue reading What’s For Lunch? // School Lunch Box Ideas