Create A Fruity Dessert, Create Breakfast

National Dairy Month // Peach Overnight Oatmeal

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

Create A Skillet Meal, Create Family Mealtime

Get the Whole Family Involved // Spinach and Parmesan Orzo

Let’s face it – family mealtime can be stressful!  Often times, the responsibility of getting dinner on the table falls on the shoulders of one person in the family.    Having the stress fall all one person can lead to fewer and fewer family mealtimes.  To prevent this from happening, try getting the whole family… Continue reading Get the Whole Family Involved // Spinach and Parmesan Orzo

Create Family Meatime

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Create A Slow Cooker Meal

Summertime and the Cookin’ is Easy // Five Go To Recipes

It’s too hot to cook.  I just want to be outside.  Can’t we just have cold cereal?  These are the thoughts running through my head lately when it comes to dinnertime.  Cooking is the last thing I want to do during the summer months.  I would rather be outside soaking up every last ray of… Continue reading Summertime and the Cookin’ is Easy // Five Go To Recipes

Create A Casserole, Create Family Mealtime

Mealtime Matters // Chicken Creole

February is the month of love!  Why not make a goal to enjoy more meals with those you love by having family mealtime?  One of my favorite quotes about family mealtime says: “Dinner is where you put together the puzzle of the world and sometimes the puzzle of yourself. In the midst of all the… Continue reading Mealtime Matters // Chicken Creole

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Jump on the Bandwagon! // Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

The year is half way over! Time flies when you are making healthy choices. It’s time for the third quarter of our 52-week challenge. For those of you who are already following along, good job! For those of you new to the challenge, it’s never too late to jump on the bandwagon. It’s all about… Continue reading Jump on the Bandwagon! // Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

Miscellaneous

Start Smarter // Set SMART Goals

As we ring in the year many of us are setting goals, making plans, and full of motivation. If you haven’t set your goals yet, I’d encourage you to make SMART Goals.   SMART GOALS  SMART is an acronym for:   When creating Specific health related goal focus it’s important to decide who will be… Continue reading Start Smarter // Set SMART Goals

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Create Amazing Veggies // Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Last week I tried spaghetti squash for the first time. Have you ever tried it? My friend, Amberly, over at createbetterhealth.org posted on our Instagram page about how to cook spaghetti squash, and I figured I should try it! Let me tell you… It was so good. Fruitsandveggies.org shares all the fun facts and tips… Continue reading Create Amazing Veggies // Microwave Spaghetti Squash

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22 Tips for 2022 // What Will You Do In 2022?

Many of us set goals this time of year. How will you create a healthy lifestyle in 2022? Small changes over time lead to healthier habits and behaviors, and a healthier you! We’ve compiled our best tips below. Decide which change you will make to create better health. What will you do in 2022? Commit… Continue reading 22 Tips for 2022 // What Will You Do In 2022?

Create A Smoothie, Create An Active Lifestyle

Warm Up For Exercise // Chocolate Smoothie

An injury can be a frustrating part of your journey to be more physically fit. The best way to prevent injury is to properly warm up. Warming up introduces your body to the stress caused by exercise. The warm up is just as important as the workout itself. Acefitness.org, shares a great analogy, “It’s preparation… Continue reading Warm Up For Exercise // Chocolate Smoothie

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. If you have any questions about food safety, the USDA has a Meat and Poultry Hotline. Contact them via phone, email, or chat with all your… Continue reading Leftoverpallooza // Leftover Turkey Pizza and More!

Create A Sandwich

Pick Your Battles with Picky Eaters // Sloppy Joe

Do you have picky eaters at your dinner table? Trying to please all the taste buds in the house leads to extra planning, cooking, and sometimes tension at the dinner table. This may leave you feeling like you want to abandon dinnertime all together. The Family Dinner project offers a few ideas to help ease… Continue reading Pick Your Battles with Picky Eaters // Sloppy Joe

Create A Salad, Create Family Mealtime

Make Fun The Most Important Ingredient // Harvest Cobb Salad

The lazy days of summer are over and school is back in session. This provides families an opportunity to return to a routine and make family meals a priority. With a full schedule of after-school and extracurricular activities, fun may not be on the dinnertime menu. What if it was? Fun is the ingredient that… Continue reading Make Fun The Most Important Ingredient // Harvest Cobb Salad

Create A Casserole

Cooking with Lentils // Cheesy Lentil and Bean Casserole

Have you ever found yourself with a bag of lentils? Did you know what to do with it? Do you even know what lentils are? Lentils are part of the legume family, like beans and peas. They are high in fiber and low in fat, which makes them a great add-in for many meals. There… Continue reading Cooking with Lentils // Cheesy Lentil and Bean Casserole

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Smart Shopping for Fruits and Vegetables // Fruit and Veggie Salad

MyPlate recommends you make half your plate fruits and veggies. Some people think it’s too expensive to include that much produce in their meals. What do you think? Is it too expensive to eat fruits and veggies? Let’s do a comparison. Check out the table below. What You Get for $3 Nutrition Value for Your… Continue reading Smart Shopping for Fruits and Vegetables // Fruit and Veggie Salad

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Understanding The Facts // Rainbow Wraps

Has your daily routine been altered due to COVID-19? Has it changed the way you eat? Many people are stocking up on packaged foods and cooking more from home. If your eating style has changed, it is a good time to look for ways to eat more healthy. The Nutrition Facts Label is a great… Continue reading Understanding The Facts // Rainbow Wraps

Create A Soup

National Nutrition Month – Personalize Your Plate // Cheeseburger Soup

It’s National Nutrition Month! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shares information each year to help people eat more healthy and be more physically active. This year they are encouraging you to Personalize Your Plate. Nutrition is not one-size-fits all. Different people have different needs, body types, goals, tastes, and backgrounds. When you take the… Continue reading National Nutrition Month – Personalize Your Plate // Cheeseburger Soup

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Turn Off the Tube // Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

Have you thought about the relationship between TV and your nutrition? Did you know that kids are easily swayed to choose foods they see advertised on TV? A little TV watching now and then is okay, but it is important to be aware of the impacts it may be having on your child’s food choices.… Continue reading Turn Off the Tube // Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli

Create Healthy Holidays

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