Do you like food with a little crunch? If so, Jicama is the perfect recipe add-in. It may not be pretty on the outside, but it's the inside that counts. It is mild in flavor, crisp, and crunchy. Its texture has been compared to a cross between a potato and a water chestnut. You can… Continue reading It’s the Inside That Counts // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Jicama
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
Cucumbers are one of my favorite veggies. My mouth waters just thinking about them! They add just the right amount of crunch to many dishes. Rarely is there a family gathering in the summertime without a bowl of fresh cucumbers marinating in vinegar. That's my favorite way to enjoy them! Fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org helps us get creative with… Continue reading Add A Little Crunch // Cucumber Lentil Salad
With so many different types of exercises and workout plans, knowing the most effective way to exercise can be confusing. The most important part of exercise is that you are doing it. The rest is icing on the cake! It is common to run into certain barriers when starting a workout plan. To be successful,… Continue reading Building A Workout Plan // Blueberry, Strawberry, & Jicama Salsa
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
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
As we celebrate Utah Family Meals Month, it is a good time to think about being active as a family. Good nutrition and physical activity go hand in hand for a healthy lifestyle! The whole family can benefit from getting enough exercise. For parents, it can lead to stronger marriages and increased motivation. Couples who… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For? // Southwest Guacamole
A couple of weeks ago, I posted my favorite tip when it comes to eating better on a budget. You can check it out here. Today, I thought I would share another of my favorite tips. This tip is the key to meal prep success! All you have to do is PLAN YOUR MENUS. Success… Continue reading The Key to Meal Prep Success // Fresh Corn and Radish Salad
We are almost half way through our 52-week Challenge. Haven't joined us yet? There's no time like the present! Click here for a weekly checklist to get started on the path to a healthier you. For those of you who have already joined the challenge, you know that next week's goal is to try a… Continue reading Quinoa – Have you Tried It? // Cilantro Lime Quinoa
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
Family mealtime is a great time to get a little silly with your family. Check out the table games below and decide how you'll make your meal fun tonight. Enjoy! Wondering what to cook tonight? Give Taco Salad a Try! Also, don't forget to download our free Family Mealtime Cookbook by clicking here.
Friday, January 29, 2016 is National Corn Chip Day! Corn chips rank high on my list of favorite foods. To keep my diet in check, I avoid store bought tortilla chips and bake my own at home. Check out the recipe card below to see what you need to make them at home. Corn chips are always… Continue reading National Corn Chip Day // Green Pea Guacamole
I think it is safe to say that tacos are high on my list of favorite foods. Today was my first time trying Huevos Rancheros Tacos. I can now add them to my list of favorite tacos! With whole grain, healthy protein, healthy fat, and veggies they are an easy to make, nutritious, and tasty… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Huevos Rancheros Tacos
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!
Did you see our Weekly Menu Plan blog post last month? It talks about the steps you take to plan your dinner menu for the week using your local grocery store ads. If you missed it, or just need a review, click here. Then come on back and see what I'm planning this week! Remember that… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?
Limes, though small in size, pack a large flavorful punch! They are tart with just a hint of sweetness and an essential part of many types of cuisines around the word. They can replace lemons in almost any recipe and are a great staple to have in your kitchen. Have you ever heard a sailor… Continue reading Cooking in Season // Limes
That fruit in the produce section that looks like a baby orange is in fact a clementine. For being so tiny, this little orange packs a lot of goodness. Beside the sweet flavor, they also have good amounts of vitamin C, folate, and potassium. Vitamin C is important in immune responses, preventing infection, wound healing,… Continue reading Cooking in Season // Clementines
Who says pizza can't be healthy? When you make pizza at home, you choose your own toppings to create a nutritious meal. Today I made a BBQ Chicken Pizza with homemade BBQ sauce and homemade pizza crust. When you make BBQ sauce at home, you avoid the preservatives and additives that the store-bought option may contain. Start by… Continue reading Recipe Demonstration // BBQ Chicken Pizza