What if I told you fresh, locally grown, naturally ripened produce was right at your fingertips? What if I told you that you might be eligible to get that produce for free? Sounds like a tasty deal, doesn't it! Over twenty farmers markets across the state of Utah accept SNAP EBT benefits. Bring your SNAP… Continue reading A Tasty Deal! // Double Up Food Bucks
It’s the Inside That Counts // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Jicama
Do you like food with a little crunch? If so, Jicama is the perfect recipe add-in. It may not be pretty on the outside, but it's the inside that counts. It is mild in flavor, crisp, and crunchy. Its texture has been compared to a cross between a potato and a water chestnut. You can… Continue reading It’s the Inside That Counts // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Jicama
Dietary Fat – Love, Limit, or Lose? // Strawberry and Avocado Tostada
Did you know that your body needs fat? Dietary fats are essential for a healthy body. Fats give you energy, support cell growth, protect your organs, and keep your body warm. The trick to using fats in a healthy way is knowing which ones you should be eating. There are four major dietary fats: Saturated… Continue reading Dietary Fat – Love, Limit, or Lose? // Strawberry and Avocado Tostada
Healthy Holiday Checklist // Winter Goddess Salad
In the nutrition world we talk about all things in moderation. If we enjoy ourselves and indulge on Thanksgiving, that's moderation, right? After all, it is just one day out of 365. But tell me what happens after Thanksgiving? Do you hop right back on the nutrition bandwagon? Or do you falter on and off… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Checklist // Winter Goddess Salad
What Are You Waiting For? // Southwest Guacamole
As we celebrate Utah Family Meals Month, it is a good time to think about being active as a family. Good nutrition and physical activity go hand in hand for a healthy lifestyle! The whole family can benefit from getting enough exercise. For parents, it can lead to stronger marriages and increased motivation. Couples who… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For? // Southwest Guacamole
Happy Hunting! // Ideas For Leftover Eggs
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
Peas Please // Spring Pea Salad and More!
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!
Be Healthy For Good // Strawberry Avocado Wrap
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
Portion Distortion // Veggie, Chicken, & Pasta Bowls
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
Freshen Up // Strawberry Avocado Salad and More!
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!
Make Food Exciting Again // Waffle Recipes
Do you ever get tired of eating the same old foods? With a simple twist, food can become exciting again! Try adding a waffle iron to your kitchen appliance arsenal. You'll never believe all the ways you can use it. Check out these five fun ways to use waffles: 1. Waffle Tacos - I think it is… Continue reading Make Food Exciting Again // Waffle Recipes
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
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
Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?
Did you see our Weekly Menu Plan blog post last month? It talks about the steps you take to plan your dinner menu for the week using your local grocery store ads. If you missed it, or just need a review, click here. Then come on back and see what I'm planning this week! Remember that… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?
Cooking in Season // Limes
Limes, though small in size, pack a large flavorful punch! They are tart with just a hint of sweetness and an essential part of many types of cuisines around the word. They can replace lemons in almost any recipe and are a great staple to have in your kitchen. Have you ever heard a sailor… Continue reading Cooking in Season // Limes