Create An Active Lifestyle, Create Breakfast

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

Back To School, Create A Quick Bread, Create A Snack

Pack With Ease // School Lunch Box Ideas

It's that time of year again to start thinking about what you will pack in lunch boxes for you and your family. This can be especially challenging when packing for kids. Eat Well Utah and MyPlate are here to help! My advice is, don't over think it. Simply focus on picking one food item from… Continue reading Pack With Ease // School Lunch Box Ideas

Back To School, Create A Skillet Meal

Ready, Set, Back to School! // Sesame Chicken

Summer is winding down and school will be starting soon. Are you ready? This can be a stressful time of year for families as they adjust to new schedules and managing the responsibilities of school and after school activities. Here are a few tips to help you ease into the transition and to keep your… Continue reading Ready, Set, Back to School! // Sesame Chicken

Create A Salad, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Add A Little Crunch // Cucumber Lentil Salad

Cucumbers are one of my favorite veggies. My mouth waters just thinking about them! They add just the right amount of crunch to many dishes. Rarely is there a family gathering in the summertime without a bowl of fresh cucumbers marinating in vinegar. That's my favorite way to enjoy them! Fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org helps us get creative with… Continue reading Add A Little Crunch // Cucumber Lentil Salad

Create A Snack, Create An Active Lifestyle

Two Birds With One Stone // Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites

Kids are like sponges. They soak up our words and our actions. Modeling positive behaviors can set them on a path to take care of their bodies as they mature into adulthood. MyPlate offers ten tips for becoming physically active as a family. Check them out below. The way I see it, it's two birds… Continue reading Two Birds With One Stone // Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites

Create A Sandwich

The Simplest Of Ideas // Buffalo Chicken Bites

Summer in Utah means heat! When it is hot outside, it is hard to find motivation to cook. A picnic is the perfect solution. Whether you spread a blanket in the back yard, or take the kids to the park, a picnic can provide a healthy meal and some relaxation. The simplest of ideas can… Continue reading The Simplest Of Ideas // Buffalo Chicken Bites

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Back to the Basics // Tilapia Salad

Do you feel overwhelmed when it comes to your nutrition goals? It may help to simplify and go back to the beginning. A solid foundation of the basics of nutrition is the best place to start. You can find everything you need at choosemyplate.org. With a solid understanding of the basics, your nutrition knowledge will… Continue reading Back to the Basics // Tilapia Salad

Create A Fruity Dessert, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Sip It! Grill It! Carve it! // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Watermelon

There is one fruit I love more than all the rest. It's watermelon! When watermelon is in season, there is hardly a day that goes by that I don't enjoy a bite. You may think that watermelon is best sliced or added to a fruit salad, but don't stop there. You can sip it, grill… Continue reading Sip It! Grill It! Carve it! // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Watermelon

Create A Salsa, Create Amazing Veggies, Create An Active Lifestyle

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

Create A Salad

In Full Bloom // Marinated Vegetable Salad

June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. We all know that fruits and vegetables are a healthy part of a balanced diet. With growing season in full bloom, now is a great time to commit to eating fruits and veggies. The American Heart Association shares tips for using and shopping for seasonal produce: Fresh foods… Continue reading In Full Bloom // Marinated Vegetable Salad

Create Amazing Veggies, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

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

Create A Snack, Create Amazing Veggies, Create An Active Lifestyle

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

Create A Salad

Berries Five Ways // Broccoli Strawberry Orzo Salad

One of the best parts of spring is the return of fresh, local produce. There is nothing quite like fruits and veggies picked at peak ripeness and ready to eat. Farmers Markets are a great way to enjoy the season and meet your daily fruit target. You can begin by adding berries to your meal plan.… Continue reading Berries Five Ways // Broccoli Strawberry Orzo Salad

Create A Salsa, Create Amazing Veggies

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

Create A Stir Fry, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

A Taste of the Tropics // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pineapple

If a trip to the Caribbean isn't on your calendar this month, let your taste buds take a tropical vacation. Pineapple is sweet and delicious. It is hard to believe it is good for you! Pineapple is a versatile fruit that can be used in many types of recipes. Fresh pineapple compliments and tenderizes many… Continue reading A Taste of the Tropics // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pineapple

Create A Quick Bread, Create An Active Lifestyle

Condition with Pilates // Carrot Oat Muffins

Are you looking for an exercise routine that doesn't involve running, jumping, or lifting heavy things? If so, pilates may be just what you need. Pilates is a type of exercise that focuses on your body's core. The core consists of the muscles that move and support your spine. You may have heard them referred… Continue reading Condition with Pilates // Carrot Oat Muffins

Create Amazing Veggies

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

Create A Skillet Meal

Defining Healthy // Asparagus and Tomato Pasta

With so many options available at the grocery store, determining which products are healthy can be tricky. In an effort to help consumers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is redefining the word "healthy" and how it is used on food labels. The Nutrition Facts Label was designed over 20 years ago to help consumers… Continue reading Defining Healthy // Asparagus and Tomato Pasta