Eating fruits and vegetables seems easier during summer months when fresh, locally grown produce is available. Even though most fruits and veggies can be found at the grocery store year-round, they may not be as exciting as fresh, summer produce. However, it is just as important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables in the winter. Choose fruits and… Continue reading Fruits and Veggies in Winter // Berry Fruit Salad
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!
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
Mini Workouts Count! // Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars
Increasing physical activity and exercise top the list of New Year’s resolutions. By now, many of us are losing some of our motivation to continue what we started in January. Getting back on track with good habits may seem impossible. Don’t “sweat it!” We’ve got you covered with some 10-minute mini workout ideas. According to… Continue reading Mini Workouts Count! // Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars
Swap Treats for Fruit // Apple Donuts
Fruit is considered nature's candy. If you find your sweet tooth getting the best of you, try to swap treats with fruit. You may find your craving satisfied. MyPlate recommends that the average adult gets 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit each day, and to focus on fruits as part of a healthy, well-balanced… Continue reading Swap Treats for Fruit // Apple Donuts
Cranberries, Cranberries Everywhere! // Apple Cranberry Bites
Cranberries, cranberries everywhere! This time of year you are likely to see these beautiful red berries front and center at most grocery stores. Using cranberries in holiday cooking and baking is a long standing tradition. Cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner is probably the what most people are familiar with, but there is so… Continue reading Cranberries, Cranberries Everywhere! // Apple Cranberry Bites
An Apple A Day // Crockpot Applesauce & More!
This time of year apples are in abundance. Taking a bite out of a fresh, juicy apple is always a great idea, but there is so much more you can do with apples! Take advantage of their great price and peak ripeness this month and try something new. You have probably heard the saying, an… Continue reading An Apple A Day // Crockpot Applesauce & More!
Smooth Sailing for Back to School // Apple Pie Smoothie and more!
The smell of notebooks, pencils, and glue are in the air! I love this time of year. To me, back to school season feels like the perfect time to reset, refocus, and revamp family goals. High on that list of goals should be your family's health. With busy schedules and never enough time for homework,… Continue reading Smooth Sailing for Back to School // Apple Pie Smoothie and more!
Try Something New // Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
When you think of sweet potatoes, what comes to mind? For many it may be the traditional holiday recipe, piled high with marshmallows and sugar. As tasty as that might be, there are so many other, more healthy, ways to enjoy sweet potatoes. I wanted to share a new recipe with you this week so I… Continue reading Try Something New // Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
Healthy Holidays // Apple Cranberry Crisp
The holidays are quickly approaching. Is having a healthy holiday season on the top of your list? You might be thinking, It's the holidays. What's the big deal? I can indulge just a little. The problem doesn't lie in indulging just a little. A problem arises when our little indulgences become more and more frequent.… Continue reading Healthy Holidays // Apple Cranberry Crisp
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!
National Trail Mix Day // Create A Trail Mix
Monday, August 31, 2015 is National Trail Mix Day! Trail mix is a great choice when you need a nutritious and filling snack. Making a trail mix is easier than you think! Read on to find out how and check out my favorite trail mix recipes below. Enjoy!
Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
One of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill is to utilize current grocery store ads. Start by comparing ads from different grocery stores in your area, making a list of sale items. Next, take an inventory of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer and make a list of what you already have on… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
My Plate Tips // Make Better Beverage Choices
Did you know that every system in your body depends on water to function? On average water makes up 60% of your body weight. Getting enough water every day is a crucial part of keeping your body healthy and functioning correctly. Water comes from more then just fluids. It is estimated that about 20% of our… Continue reading My Plate Tips // Make Better Beverage Choices
A New Twist on an Old Favorite // Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw
Not only is cabbage packed with nutrients in every delicious bite, it's a very versatile veggie. Traditionally we may think of it as sauerkraut or Cole slaw, but there are many more ways to enjoy cabbage. Try it cut up with a drizzle of lemon and a bit of salt for a snack, add it… Continue reading A New Twist on an Old Favorite // Apple and Poppy Seed Coleslaw
MyPlate Holiday Makeover // Cinnamon Apple Chips
You might be surprised to find out that the average amount of calories consumed per person on Thanksgiving day is 4500. That's 2500 calories more than the average person should consume in one day! Although one high calorie day may not seem like that big of a deal, think about how many get togethers and… Continue reading MyPlate Holiday Makeover // Cinnamon Apple Chips
Healthy Halloween // Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Along with a happy Halloween, we want you to have a healthy Halloween! Don't forget to add healthy snacks in with the other sweets and treats of the season. Making a healthy Halloween snack is really simple with just a few supplies and ingredients. Today I'll show you how to make three different Halloween snacks: Orange Pumpkins,… Continue reading Healthy Halloween // Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
An Apple A Day // Apple Cranberry Crisp
Are you familiar with the saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"? Although this may not be entirely true, the fall months are a great time to add more apples to your diet. Apples are in season August through October. During their season apples are more flavorful when bought locally and they cost less.… Continue reading An Apple A Day // Apple Cranberry Crisp