February is Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. In fact, 1 in 4 deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Although you may find this alarming, there is some good news! Heart disease can often be prevented. It's all about making healthy… Continue reading Heart Health Month // Mexistrone Soup
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
Time to Turnip // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Turnips
Have you ever tasted a turnip? If not, what are you waiting for? It's time to turnip! Part of the root vegetable family, they are a versatile veggie that might as well be a kitchen staple. You can use them in so many ways. Turnips are in season during the late fall. Run to your… Continue reading Time to Turnip // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Turnips
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
Condition with Pilates // Carrot Oat Muffins
Are you looking for an exercise routine that doesn't involve running, jumping, or lifting heavy things? If so, pilates may be just what you need. Pilates is a type of exercise that focuses on your body's core. The core consists of the muscles that move and support your spine. You may have heard them referred… Continue reading Condition with Pilates // Carrot Oat Muffins
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
Ready…Set…DINNER! // Family Mealtime Month
September is Family Mealtime Month. It is a great time of year to reflect on your family mealtime routine. You might remember this post from last year. Give it a read. It is a great reminder of all the benefits family mealtime can bring. It is also a great motivator to get you on board… Continue reading Ready…Set…DINNER! // Family Mealtime Month
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!
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!
Leftoverpallooza // Mashed Potato Turkey Bites and More!
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, oh my! Thanksgiving dinner often leaves lots of leftovers. In fact, I cook a little extra just so I can enjoy the leftovers! After a day or two, the novelty has usually worn off and I'm ready for something new. To prevent food waste, it's a good idea to have some… Continue reading Leftoverpallooza // Mashed Potato Turkey Bites and More!
Summertime and the Cookin’ is Easy // Five Go To Recipes
It's too hot to cook. I just want to be outside. Can't we just have cold cereal? These are the thoughts running through my head lately when it comes to dinnertime. Cooking is the last thing I want to do during the summer months. I would rather be outside soaking up every last ray of… Continue reading Summertime and the Cookin’ is Easy // Five Go To Recipes
Picnic Perfect // Triple Berry Salad
Summer in Utah is a great time for a picnic. Take advantage of the fresh produce of the season for a colorful, tasty, and healthy meal. A picnic basket packed with a variety of fruits and veggies provides your body with much needed vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Meals don't have to be complex to be healthy.… Continue reading Picnic Perfect // Triple Berry Salad
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!
Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains
Whole grains are an important part of any diet. To understand the term "whole grain", you need to understand the anatomy of a grain. The Whole Grains Council tells us that a grain kernel consists of three parts, the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. A whole grain has all three parts of the kernel… Continue reading Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains
MyPlate // Snack Tips for Parents
The excitement of back to school season is winding down. It is important that our health goals don't wind down as well. Check out these snack tips from MyPlate. It's not just about preparing healthy snacks for the kids. These tips are great for any age! One of my favorite quick and easy snacks is… Continue reading MyPlate // Snack Tips for Parents
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?
Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes
Do you ever feel like you are in too much of a hurry to eat healthy? With today's busy, fast-paced lifestyles healthy eating can be tricky. It is important to make nutritious food choices as often as possible. You'll find below ten tips to eat healthy in a hurry. 1. Plan ahead. The first step to… Continue reading Healthy Eating in a Hurry // Slow Cooker Chicken and Potatoes
Let’s Create! // Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken
According to the America Heart Association, Chinese food is one of America's most popular ethnic cuisines. When it comes to Chinese dishes, it's important to watch the amount of sodium. When ordering Chinese food from a restaurant, you have limited choices about what goes into the food and how it is prepared. Instead of a… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken
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