Create A Salad, Create Amazing Veggies

Get It While It’s Fresh! // Cucumber and Tomato Salad

June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.  It has warmed up in Utah, and locally grown, fresh produce is easy to find!  Whether you are harvesting from your own garden or purchasing it from somewhere else, it is a great time to refocus on including fresh fruits and veggies in your diet. If you… Continue reading Get It While It’s Fresh! // Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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Safe for the Summer // Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Don't be confused by thinking food safety is a practice only for the kitchen.  It is just as important to practice good food safety habits when eating outdoors at picnics, barbecues, and neighborhood parties.  It is said that salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses in the United States each year.  An even scarier statistic is… Continue reading Safe for the Summer // Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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Cooking In Season // Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to surface as winter dies down and spring begins to bloom.  When I was a little girl, wild asparagus grew along the railroad tracks near my house.  Every spring we would go on an asparagus hunt to see how much we could find.  It was like a contest… Continue reading Cooking In Season // Asparagus

Create An Active Lifestyle, Create Breakfast

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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Halt the Salt // Greek Pasta Salad

Salt, also known as sodium, tends to get a bad rap in the nutrition world. Your body actually needs salt. The problem is that most people get much more than they need. When this happens, it is time to halt the salt! Too much sodium puts you at risk for developing high blood pressure, heart disease,… Continue reading Halt the Salt // Greek Pasta Salad

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Coconut Oil – The Great Debate // Applesauce Bread

Have you heard the buzz lately about coconut oil? Some people are all for it. Some people are against it. Many of us might be on the fence. Eatright.org shares some great information about coconut oil.  You can find the full article here. Coconut oil is high in saturated fat. Traditionally we have believed that… Continue reading Coconut Oil – The Great Debate // Applesauce Bread

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National Nutrition Month // Chicken Gyros

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates March as National Nutrition Month. It's a great time to focus on the basics of a healthy diet and set a few goals to be more healthy. This year, the theme of National Nutrition Month is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right". Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and it… Continue reading National Nutrition Month // Chicken Gyros

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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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The Skinny on Fats // White Chili

February is American Heart Health Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The key to a lifetime of heart health is to commit to a healthy lifestyle. In most cases, heart disease can be prevented. The type… Continue reading The Skinny on Fats // White Chili

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National Corn Chip Day // Green Pea Guacamole

Friday, January 29, 2016 is National Corn Chip Day! Corn chips rank high on my list of favorite foods. To keep my diet in check, I avoid store bought tortilla chips and bake my own at home. Check out the recipe card below to see what you need to make them at home. Corn chips are always… Continue reading National Corn Chip Day // Green Pea Guacamole

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Let’s Create! // Huevos Rancheros Tacos

I think it is safe to say that tacos are high on my list of favorite foods. Today was my first time trying Huevos Rancheros Tacos. I can now add them to my list of favorite tacos! With whole grain, healthy protein, healthy fat, and veggies they are an easy to make, nutritious, and tasty… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Huevos Rancheros Tacos

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Wonderful Winter Salads // Citrus Chicken Salad and More!

It is not uncommon to have lots of sugary treats around the house this time of year. It is important to balance holiday treats and sweets with a well-balanced nutritious diet. Leafy greens and other foods high in fiber will help keep you feeling fuller long and help ward off cravings. Having the ingredients on… Continue reading Wonderful Winter Salads // Citrus Chicken Salad and More!

Create A Healthy Dessert, Create A Quick Bread

Did You Say Beans? // Black Bean Brownies and More!

You might have heard about using applesauce or yogurt in baked goods to reduce the amount of fat, but have you ever heard of using dry beans?  Beans are know as a super food, packed with many nutrients.  Legumes, like dry beans, are high in fiber, low in fat, and a good source of many other… Continue reading Did You Say Beans? // Black Bean Brownies and More!

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You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? It is quite possible that you have never actually tasted a yam. Yams are mostly grown in the Caribbean and not often sold in the U.S. Instead, we have different varieties of sweet potatoes with flesh ranging from orange to white, and even purple. When the… Continue reading You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create A Slow Cooker Meal, Create A Soup

Slow It Down // Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner and More!

Do you ever wish you could slow it all down? Life seems to get busier and busier by the minute, as we try to meet the demands of work, school, children, and many other responsibilities. You can use a slow cooker to reduce time spent in the kitchen preparing meals. Quick preparation and slow cooking… Continue reading Slow It Down // Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner and More!

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Let’s Create! // Cabbage Patch Stew

Cabbage Patch Stew is one of my favorite recipes. It is hearty and flavorful with just a hint of sweetness. To make Cabbage Patch Stew, start by gathering your ingredients. You need: 1/2 lb. lean ground beef 1 large onion 1 cup celery 2 cups shredded cabbage 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp. chili powder 1… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Cabbage Patch Stew

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Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains

Whole grains are an important part of any diet. To understand the term "whole grain", you need to understand the anatomy of a grain. The Whole Grains Council tells us that a grain kernel consists of three parts, the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. A whole grain has all three parts of the kernel… Continue reading Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains

Create An Active Lifestyle

Get Fit // Aerobic Exercise

Have you heard that you need 30 minutes of physical activity every day? Studies show that 30 minutes every days comes with many long term health benefits, but what is the difference between physical activity and exercise? Physical activity is the way you move your body throughout the day like, walking to work, doing chores,… Continue reading Get Fit // Aerobic Exercise

Create A Salad, Create Amazing Veggies

Let’s Create! // Fresh Zucchini Salad

Earlier this month, I shared a post all about summer squash. Click here to check it out and see my favorite summer squash and zucchini recipes. I made it my mission this month to find a recipe using raw zucchini to add to my list of favorites.  Fresh Zucchini Salad is light, easy, and only… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Fresh Zucchini Salad