Create Healthy Holidays

Tricks for a Healthy Halloween // Snack Ideas

Do you have a plan in place for a healthy Halloween? The abundance of Halloween candy makes it easy to over-indulge. Whether you're a trick-or-treater, a party host, or part of the stay at home crew, here are a few tips for keeping halloween healthy: For the Trick-or-Treater Fill Up First. As you hurry to get the… Continue reading Tricks for a Healthy Halloween // Snack Ideas

Create A Fruity Dessert

Apple Crunch Week // Let’s Celebrate Apples!

It's Apple Crunch Week! What is Apple Crunch Week? It's an initiative from utahfarmtofork.org. Put simply, it's an excuse to celebrate apples. Let my friend, Captain Create tell you more. https://youtu.be/-W0pUIcj02k Pick a day this week to celebrate apples and crunch into your favorite variety. Here are a few recipe ideas to try: You might… Continue reading Apple Crunch Week // Let’s Celebrate Apples!

Create Amazing Veggies, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Cauliflower // Roasted Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower is a popular vegetable year round, but did you know that you will find fuller heads of cauliflower, at a great price, during the fall and winter months? As fresh vegetables from the garden or farmers market phase out for the year, look for ways to add fall and winter veggies, like cauliflower, to… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Cauliflower // Roasted Cauliflower Rice

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 Pizza, Kids Create

Kids Create // Can You Guess the Veggie?

It is important for both adults and kids to each their veggies. MyPlate tells us if you make vegetables part of an overall healthy diet, you are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Veggies also provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body. You can find out even more… Continue reading Kids Create // Can You Guess the Veggie?

Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Look at That Man-go! // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Mangoes

What do you say when you see a speedy fruit? Wow, look at that man-go! Mangoes are a tropical fruit readily found in local grocery stores. Eating a mango just might make you feel like you are sitting on an island in the tropics. Mangos are very sweet and juicy and come with many health… Continue reading Look at That Man-go! // Top Ten Ways To Enjoy Mangoes

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

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create a Menu Plan

Reduce Mealtime Mayhem / Two Week Sample Menu

Summer is winding down and soon kids will be back in school. Are you stressing about weeknight meals? Don’t! Follow some of our easy menu planning tips to reduce mealtime mayhem. Start with this helpful advice from Create Better Health and USU Extension: 1. Schedule a time that would work for you to plan your… Continue reading Reduce Mealtime Mayhem / Two Week Sample Menu

Create A Skillet Meal, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatillos // Tomatillo Chicken

What you might think is a small odd looking green tomato is actually a tomatillo. Don't be afraid to add a few to your shopping cart. Tomatillos have a sweet, but tangy flavor and can be used the same way you use a tomato. When picking out tomatillos at your local farmers market or grocery… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatillos // Tomatillo Chicken

Create A Smoothie

Healthy Hydration // Infused Water Recipes

Just like eating healthy food is essential to creating a healthy lifestyle, so is drinking water. It is especially important to drink water when you're in hot climates and more physically active. It is very hot in Utah right now, and in the summer, people tend to be more physically active. How have you been… Continue reading Healthy Hydration // Infused Water Recipes

Create A Quick Bread, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Blackberries // Blackberry Lemon Muffins

What are your favorite kinds of berries? Did blackberries make the cut? They are in season June through August. Now is the time to give them a try. When selecting blackberries, look for those that are plump, soft, and dull black in color. If you find yourself with a batch of blackberries that have a… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Blackberries // Blackberry Lemon Muffins

Miscellaneous

Tips for Takeout // Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Eating out can be a way to treat yourself, a timesaver on a busy night, or an opportunity for a night off from cooking. The Create Better Health team encourages people to eat at home to save money and to prepare more nutritious meals, but eating out isn't all bad. MyPlate tells us that making… Continue reading Tips for Takeout // Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create Amazing Veggies

Pies, Tarts, and Crisps, Oh My! // Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

Pies, tarts, and crisps, oh my! When you think of Rhubarb, what comes to mind? Rhubarb is often used in dessert recipes and paired with lots of sugar to balance out its tart flavor. A low-sugar, fruity dessert is a nice end to a balanced meal. Read on to learn how to use Rhubarb in… Continue reading Pies, Tarts, and Crisps, Oh My! // Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

Create A Quick Bread

Fresh Herbs – A Useful Plant // Rosemary Parmesan Breadsticks

What is an herb? The botanist definition is: “Any seed-bearing plant that does not have a woody stem and dies down to the ground after flowering.” At Create Better Health, we like the simple definition: A useful plant. Herbs can be used for medicinal purposes, in scented oils, and for fresh or dried flower arrangements.… Continue reading Fresh Herbs – A Useful Plant // Rosemary Parmesan Breadsticks

Create A Salad

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 $3Nutrition Value for Your $5… Continue reading Smart Shopping for Fruits and Vegetables // Fruit and Veggie Salad