Create A Skillet Meal

Are You Being Mindful? // Chicken Tenders

Are you trying to eat healthier? One of the best ways to stay on track is by eating mindfully. Mindful eating is simply being aware of what you are putting in your mouth and paying attention to how it affects your body, feelings, and mind. This is a helpful practice for anyone who is focused on healthy eating.… Continue reading Are You Being Mindful? // Chicken Tenders

Create A Skillet Meal

Create A Skillet Meal // Chicken Spinach Skillet

Are you confident in the kitchen? Could you make a recipe from scratch? What if I showed you how? Our Create series will do just that! Today, let’s create a skillet meal. In seven easy steps you can create a meal all in one pan. Use our Create a Skillet Handout as your guide. You… Continue reading Create A Skillet Meal // Chicken Spinach Skillet

Create Amazing Veggies

National Potato Lover’s Month // Roasted Chili Lime Potatoes and More!

February is National Potato Lover's Month. As a potato lover myself, I'm happy to celebrate. Potatoes are the most popular vegetable in the United States. That's not surprising considering the many different ways you can prepare them. A common misconception is that potatoes aren't a healthy choice from the vegetable group because they have a… Continue reading National Potato Lover’s Month // Roasted Chili Lime Potatoes and More!

Create A Salad, Create Family Mealtime

Make Fun The Most Important Ingredient // Harvest Cobb Salad

The lazy days of summer are over and school is back in session. This provides families an opportunity to return to a routine and make family meals a priority. With a full schedule of after-school and extracurricular activities, fun may not be on the dinnertime menu. What if it was? Fun is the ingredient that… Continue reading Make Fun The Most Important Ingredient // Harvest Cobb Salad

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Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatillos // Tomatillo Chicken

What you might think is a small odd looking green tomato is actually a tomatillo. Don't be afraid to add a few to your shopping cart. Tomatillos have a sweet, but tangy flavor and can be used the same way you use a tomato. When picking out tomatillos at your local farmers market or grocery… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Tomatillos // Tomatillo Chicken

Create A Salad

The Power’s Out – Oh No, The Food! // Asian Style Slaw

The power is out! Now what? Do you know what to do with refrigerated and frozen food during a power outage? Check out the information from the CDC below to help determine when it's safe to keep food after a power outage, and when it needs to be thrown away. Take a few steps to… Continue reading The Power’s Out – Oh No, The Food! // Asian Style Slaw

Create A Sandwich

The Simplest Of Ideas // Buffalo Chicken Bites

Summer in Utah means heat! When it is hot outside, it is hard to find motivation to cook. A picnic is the perfect solution. Whether you spread a blanket in the back yard, or take the kids to the park, a picnic can provide a healthy meal and some relaxation. The simplest of ideas can… Continue reading The Simplest Of Ideas // Buffalo Chicken Bites

Create Amazing Veggies, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

A Nutrient Powerhouse // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Asparagus

Why are asparagus stalks never lonely? Because they come in bunches! All jokes aside, now is a great time to add asparagus to your menu plan. It is considered a spring vegetable and may be available at your local grocery store or farmers market. Asparagus is known as a nutrient powerhouse. It is low in… Continue reading A Nutrient Powerhouse // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Asparagus

Create A Stir Fry, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

A Taste of the Tropics // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pineapple

If a trip to the Caribbean isn't on your calendar this month, let your taste buds take a tropical vacation. Pineapple is sweet and delicious. It is hard to believe it is good for you! Pineapple is a versatile fruit that can be used in many types of recipes. Fresh pineapple compliments and tenderizes many… Continue reading A Taste of the Tropics // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pineapple

Create a Menu Plan, Create A Skillet Meal

Make Menu Planning Fun Again! // Family Theme Nights and Mozzarella Chicken

Are you in a menu planning rut? It is time to make menu planning fun again! Menu planning simply means choosing ahead of time what you will cook for each meal. To make it more exciting, try answering the question what's for dinner by using theme nights. Dinner is a time for the family to… Continue reading Make Menu Planning Fun Again! // Family Theme Nights and Mozzarella Chicken

Create A Skillet Meal, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

An Immune Booster // Fresh Orange Chicken

Oranges have a reputation for being healthy and delicious. It is a reputation that is well-deserved! Just one orange provides you with all the vitamin C you need for the day. They satisfy a sweet tooth in a healthy way and boost your immune system. Your body doesn't make vitamin C so it is important… Continue reading An Immune Booster // Fresh Orange Chicken

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It’s The Final Count Down // Zucchini Enchiladas

We are in the final stretch! It's the last quarter of our journey to create better health in 2017. Just a few things left to do on our 52 weeks to better health challenge. If you have been following along all year, or are just joining us, great job! You have taken a step toward… Continue reading It’s The Final Count Down // Zucchini Enchiladas

Create A Pizza, Create Family Mealtime

Making Family Meals // Pizza Perfect

How is your Family Meals Month going?  Whether you are off to a roaring start or you are looking for a little motivation, these tips from choosemyplate.org might be just what you need. Check them out. Then check out the yummy pizza recipe below! I never knew making pizza could be so easy! Make up a… Continue reading Making Family Meals // Pizza Perfect

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Jump on the Bandwagon! // Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

The year is half way over! Time flies when you are making healthy choices. It's time for the third quarter of our 52-week challenge. For those of you who are already following along, good job! For those of you new to the challenge, it's never too late to jump on the bandwagon. It's all about… Continue reading Jump on the Bandwagon! // Teriyaki Chicken Bowls

Create A Slow Cooker Meal

Slow Cooker Saves Dinner // Paprika Chicken

Spring is in full swing! Although I love the cool spring air and hint of carefree summer nights to come, spring has a dark side. With spring often comes busier schedules and the rush of finishing deadlines and projects before the summer months hit. This can lead to family mealtime falling to pieces. Because family… Continue reading Slow Cooker Saves Dinner // Paprika Chicken

Create A Sandwich

Put Some Health Into Your Work Day // Colorful Quesadillas

Do you feel like you are always eating on the go, or always eating away from home? Sometimes work schedules and family schedules keep us so busy that healthy eating doesn't seem like a viable option amid the chaos. People who work are spending more hours at work than ever before. This may lead to… Continue reading Put Some Health Into Your Work Day // Colorful Quesadillas

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 A Salad, Create A Skillet Meal, Create A Soup, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

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!

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 Menu Plan, Create A Slow Cooker Meal

Money In Your Pocket With Menu Planning // Crockpot Chicken Recipes

What's for Dinner? How often does that question cross your mind? Imagine stepping into the kitchen at the end of the day with a plan already in place, and an answer to your question. Menu planning is the key to less stress at dinnertime, more money in your pocket, and more health in your diet. Check out… Continue reading Money In Your Pocket With Menu Planning // Crockpot Chicken Recipes