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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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
We are savoring the last bit of summer left and enjoying all the fresh produce available this time of year. My family has really been on a cucumber kick! Which led us to these cucumber cream cheese bites. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they are also a perfect nutritious snack! This post has… Continue reading Quick and Easy Cucumber Cream Cheese Bites
One of our family favorites is Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken. This recipe is a great option because it uses low sodium. According to the American 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. Plus, it is… Continue reading Tangy Temptation: Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Recipe
When I was a little girl, my mom would make my favorite meal for me on my birthday. You might be surprised by my request. It wasn't pizza, chicken nuggets, spaghetti, or any other "normal kid food". It was Brussels sprouts! Now that I'm all grown up, Brussels sprouts are still one of my… Continue reading The Delicious Duo of Brussels Sprouts and Carrots
Pineapples, with their distinct tropical charm and sweet tang, have long been a favorite among fruit enthusiasts. But have you ever stopped to wonder: are these spiky, juicy wonders truly berries? The answer might just surprise you. In this exploration, we delve into the intriguing botanical classification of pineapples, unraveling the mystery behind whether they… Continue reading Are Pineapples Berries?! Plus Bonus Tips and Tasty Recipes!