Create A Kabob

Create a Kabob // Garlic Parmesan Steak Kabobs

Do you have extra veggies in the fridge? What about fruit you don't want to spoil? Don't let the extra go to waste - make a kabob! Use steak, chicken, or go vegetarian. A fruit kabob makes a fun and tasty dessert. Be creative and see what you can come up with. Use our Create… Continue reading Create a Kabob // Garlic Parmesan Steak Kabobs

Create A Casserole, Create An Omelet, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

National Pepper Month // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Peppers

All month long we get to celebrate PEPPERS! Do you like peppers? There are so many different varieties; it may be hard to choose your favorite. The most common peppers are red, yellow, orange, and green, but did you know bell peppers also come in black, brown, white, and purple? Bell peppers are packed full… Continue reading National Pepper Month // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Peppers

Create A Stir Fry

Create A Stir Fry // Oriental Beef Stir Fry

Do you want to create a balanced meal all in one bowl? One that is quick to clean up and will provide the nutrition your family needs? Make a stir fry! Use ingredients you have on hand and follow our Create a Stir Fry steps below. Oriental Beef Stir Fry is one of my go… Continue reading Create A Stir Fry // Oriental Beef Stir Fry

Create A Garden, Create A Skillet Meal, Create Farm Fresh

Grow Your Own // Farmers Market Quesadillas

Have you tasted a tomato fresh off the vine? What about a cucumber picked straight from the garden, or a peach plucked from a tree? Little compares to the taste of homegrown produce. Having access to a garden lets you eat local, know where your food is coming from, and helps you save money. Eatright.org tells… Continue reading Grow Your Own // Farmers Market Quesadillas

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 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?

Create Amazing Veggies, Create An Omelet

Five Reasons to Eat More Color // Rainbow Frittata

A plate full of colorful fruits and veggies not only looks great - it's good for you, too! Different colors provide different nutrients. It is recommended that you keep your plate colorful to help keep your body and mind healthier, longer. The American Heart Association shares five reasons to add color. Check it out! Now… Continue reading Five Reasons to Eat More Color // Rainbow Frittata

Create A Sandwich

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 Salad

What Every Kitchen Needs // Fiesta Rice Salad

Does your day always go as planned? Does dinner always work out the way you envisioned it. If you are shaking your head "no", you are not alone. It is important to learn some coping strategies - even in the kitchen! When my day has been a bit on the crazy side, and I fear… Continue reading What Every Kitchen Needs // Fiesta Rice Salad

Create A Salad

In Full Bloom // Marinated Vegetable Salad

June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. We all know that fruits and vegetables are a healthy part of a balanced diet. With growing season in full bloom, now is a great time to commit to eating fruits and veggies. The American Heart Association shares tips for using and shopping for seasonal produce: Fresh foods… Continue reading In Full Bloom // Marinated Vegetable Salad

Create A Salsa, Create Amazing Veggies

Salsa Surprise! // National Salsa Month

May is National Salsa Month! With ingredients from onions, jalapeños, and tomatillos, to jicama, pineapple, and mango, you are bound to find a flavor you enjoy. In America, salsa is traditionally thought of as a dip for tortilla chips or as a side to burritos and tacos, but salsa can be paired with so much more! Keep… Continue reading Salsa Surprise! // National Salsa Month

Create Amazing Veggies

Where’s The Health? // Garlic Vegetable Sauté

It is no surprise to read that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but have you ever wondered which fruits and veggies you should eat for optimal nutrition? Rather than focusing on specific fruits and vegetables, focus on eating a variety of colors. The color of a fruit or vegetable can indicate of the… Continue reading Where’s The Health? // Garlic Vegetable Sauté

Create A Stir Fry

Go Further With Food // Oriental Cabbage Stir Fry

March is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages you to "Go Further With Food". It is a great reminder that the food you choose makes a big difference. Additionally, it is meant to inspire you to think about what you are eating and to be conscious of reducing food waste. Learning… Continue reading Go Further With Food // Oriental Cabbage Stir Fry

Create Easy Eggs, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Taste the Rainbow // Eggs Over Peppers

Available in a rainbow of colors, bell peppers  make a crispy, crunchy, tasty addition to many recipes. You may be more familiar with green, red, and orange varieties, but did you know they also come in shades of yellow, white, brown, and purple? They are as versatile as they are colorful. You can slice them… Continue reading Taste the Rainbow // Eggs Over Peppers

Create A Salsa, Create Amazing Veggies

What A Waste! // Pineapple Pear Salsa

Have you checked your list? Have you checked it twice? Maybe you started early and are now finishing your wrapping. Maybe you're a last minute shopper and still have loads to do! No matter what kind of shopper you are, we can all benefit from a few smart shopping tips. Live Well Utah shared some… Continue reading What A Waste! // Pineapple Pear Salsa

Create A Casserole, Create Family Mealtime

That’s a Wrap // Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

Family Meals Month 2017 is coming to an end. That doesn't mean you have to lose momentum. Use the tips and tricks you've learned this month to keep going. After all, family meals fuel better nutrition. Most of us have less control of what kids consume while out of the home. Family mealtime provides an… Continue reading That’s a Wrap // Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf

Create A Skillet Meal, Create Amazing Veggies, Create Breakfast, Create Easy Eggs, Create Healthy Holidays

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

Create Amazing Veggies

Bring on the Veggies // Sesame Cucumber Salad & More!

If you have been following our 52 week approach to better health, found here, then you know that this week's challenge is to spend 30 minutes browsing choosemyplate.gov. Educating yourself about different nutrition topics will help you on your journey to a more healthy lifestyle. Choosemyplate.gov is a wealth of information. You will find lots of information… Continue reading Bring on the Veggies // Sesame Cucumber Salad & More!

Create A Skillet Meal

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

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