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
Natural. Processed. Local. Whole. Organic. No Added sugar. Low-calorie. When you read terms like these on food packages, do you know what they mean? Do they lead you to buy a certain product over another? Do they leave you confused? Food manufacturers use words to increase the appeal of their products. The words they choose… Continue reading Marketing Terms – Ignore Them! // Four Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies
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
It's that time of year again to start thinking about what you will pack in lunch boxes for you and your family. This can be especially challenging when packing for kids. Eat Well Utah and MyPlate are here to help! My advice is, don't over think it. Simply focus on picking one food item from… Continue reading Pack With Ease // School Lunch Box Ideas
Many people rely on caffeine for increased energy and help staying alert. Caffeine may provide a quick fix for low energy or feeling sluggish, but not all side effects are positive. You may also experience jitteriness, increased anxiety, irritability, headaches, and stomach irritations. Read on below to get the facts about caffeine before you add… Continue reading The Facts About Caffeine // Popeye Smoothie
Has your exercise routine lost its luster? Adding something new may help you keep momentum. Consider adding high intensity interval training (HIIT) to your routine one or two times a week. HIIT is an exercise technique that combines speed with recovery. Before you start a HIIT workout, you want to warm up your body. During… Continue reading Let’s HIIT It! // Breakfast Sundae
Cookies, cakes, and pies...oh my! There is no shortage of delicious treats this time of year. Keeping up with a healthy, low to moderate fat diet can be a bit challenging. Success comes when you choose the right amount of the right kind of fat. Fat is important for the body. We need it to… Continue reading Cookies, Cakes, and Pies…Oh My! // Pumpkin Pancakes
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!
The teenage years are a time of growth and changes. As we enter back to school season, it is important for both boys and girls to learn about health and nutrition. Check out these MyPlate tips for teen girls and teen boys. Find a recipe for Frozen Yogurt Banana Bites below. Enjoy! SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
Now that 2017 is a quarter of the way over, it's time for spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new! If you haven't joined our 52-week challenge to better health and nutrition, now is the perfect time to jump on board. Bookmark or pin this blog post. Revisit each week to keep… Continue reading Out With The Old, In With The New // Cran-Raspberry Smoothie
Every once in awhile, you might find yourself with extra produce on hand. If you are like me, you hate to see a good thing go to waste! Learning a few tips on freezing fresh fruits and vegetables will prevent food waste in your home, and help you save on your grocery bill. Check out the tips… Continue reading To Freeze Or Not To Freeze? // Banana Ice Cream
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!
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!
Children will soon be heading back to school and the lazy days of summer will be over. Getting back into the groove of carpooling, catching the bus, homework, and after school activities can be a bit challenging. It is important to start the day out right and full of energy. A healthy breakfast is the… Continue reading Back to School Blues // Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas