We are almost half way through our 52-week Challenge. Haven't joined us yet? There's no time like the present! Click here for a weekly checklist to get started on the path to a healthier you. For those of you who have already joined the challenge, you know that next week's goal is to try a… Continue reading Quinoa – Have you Tried It? // Cilantro Lime Quinoa
Tis the season to enjoy fresh corn on the cob, and I'm not complaining! It tastes great and is fun to eat. Now is a great time to look for corn on the cob at your local Farmers' Market. Because it is low in fat, saturated fat free, sodium free, and cholesterol free it makes… Continue reading Get Corny! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy
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
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 Aerobic Exercise // Protein Power Bites
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
May is National Egg Month! Eggs are an important part of the protein group and supply our body with high quality nutrients rich in amino acids. The Egg Nutrition Center teaches us a dozen ways eggs benefit the body. May is National Egg Month! Eggs are an important part of the protein group and supply… Continue reading What’s Eggs Got To Do With It? // Veggie Frittata
Spring is in full swing! Although I love the cool spring air and hint of carefree summer nights to come, spring has a dark side. With spring often comes busier schedules and the rush of finishing deadlines and projects before the summer months hit. This can lead to family mealtime falling to pieces. Because family… Continue reading Slow Cooker Saves Dinner // Paprika Chicken
Do you feel like you are always eating on the go, or always eating away from home? Sometimes work schedules and family schedules keep us so busy that healthy eating doesn't seem like a viable option amid the chaos. People who work are spending more hours at work than ever before. This may lead to… Continue reading Put Some Health Into Your Work Day // Colorful Quesadillas
If you have been participating in our 52-week challenge, then you know that the goal for this coming week is to focus on leafy greens. Leafy greens have many health benefits. So many in fact, it is recommended that you eat them every week, if not daily. The recommended amount can vary per person. You can find… Continue reading Get Your Greens // More Than Just A Salad
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
One of my favorite childhood memories is going over to my Grandma and Grandpa's house and picking peas from their garden. There's nothing quite like the taste of fresh green peas. I can eat them by the handful! Peas are considered to be in season during the spring months and soon you can plant them… Continue reading Peas Please // Spring Pea Salad and More!
Now that 2017 is a quarter of the way over, it's time for spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new! If you haven't joined our 52-week challenge to better health and nutrition, now is the perfect time to jump on board. Bookmark or pin this blog post. Revisit each week to keep… Continue reading Out With The Old, In With The New // Cran-Raspberry Smoothie
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
Did you know that the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States is actually the most preventable? February is Heart Health Month and a great time to focus on preventing this widespread killer knows as heart disease. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1 in 4 deaths… Continue reading Be Healthy For Good // Strawberry Avocado Wrap
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!
During the past 20 years, obesity among U.S. adults has risen significantly. According to the American Heart Association, about 35% of adult Americans are considered obese. It is estimated that another 30-35% of adult Americans are overweight. That means that nearly 70% of the population falls in a health danger zone. Obesity can lead to problems like… Continue reading Portion Distortion // Veggie, Chicken, & Pasta Bowls
What's for Dinner? How often does that question cross your mind? Imagine stepping into the kitchen at the end of the day with a plan already in place, and an answer to your question. Menu planning is the key to less stress at dinnertime, more money in your pocket, and more health in your diet. Check out… Continue reading Money In Your Pocket With Menu Planning // Crockpot Chicken Recipes
It's National Popcorn Day! As a popcorn lover myself, I'm happy to celebrate. Popcorn is considered a whole grain, and is a great way to fill the grains portion of MyPlate. Three cups of popcorn equals one serving from the grain group. The trick to keeping popcorn healthy is the method you use to prepare… Continue reading National Popcorn Day // Apple Pie Popcorn
According to U.S. News, 80% of New Years resolutions fail. Are you surprised? Oftentimes, the New Year is started with the best of intentions and some pretty lofty goals. Smaller and more realistic goals, that can be achieved slowly over time are much more likely to be attained. At the beginning of this New Year, consider… Continue reading Resolutions. Who Needs ’em? // Crispy Granola
This time of year there are so many delicious foods around. It tends to be a time of year where we let things slide a little, as we enjoy the indulgences of the season. After a few indulgences, I feel the itch to get back to fresh, healthy foods. It doesn't get more fresh than… Continue reading Freshen Up // Strawberry Avocado Salad and More!