When you think of sweet potatoes, what comes to mind? For many it may be the traditional holiday recipe, piled high with marshmallows and sugar. As tasty as that might be, there are so many other, more healthy, ways to enjoy sweet potatoes. I wanted to share a new recipe with you this week so I… Continue reading Try Something New // Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole
The holidays are quickly approaching. Is having a healthy holiday season on the top of your list? You might be thinking, It's the holidays. What's the big deal? I can indulge just a little. The problem doesn't lie in indulging just a little. A problem arises when our little indulgences become more and more frequent.… Continue reading Healthy Holidays // Apple Cranberry Crisp
Do you ever get tired of eating the same old foods? With a simple twist, food can become exciting again! Try adding a waffle iron to your kitchen appliance arsenal. You'll never believe all the ways you can use it. Check out these five fun ways to use waffles: 1. Waffle Tacos - I think it is… Continue reading Make Food Exciting Again // Waffle 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
Have you heard the buzz lately about coconut oil? Some people are all for it. Some people are against it. Many of us might be on the fence. Eatright.org shares some great information about coconut oil. You can find the full article here. Coconut oil is high in saturated fat. Traditionally we have believed that… Continue reading Coconut Oil – The Great Debate // Applesauce Bread
It's National Pancake Week! To celebrate, add pancakes to your weekly menu. Avoid the additives and preservatives from a store bought mix by making one from scratch at home. It's easier than you think! To get started, give one of my favorite pancake recipes a try. Go light on the syrup and top them with… Continue reading National Pancake Week // My Favorite Pancake Recipes
You might have heard about using applesauce or yogurt in baked goods to reduce the amount of fat, but have you ever heard of using dry beans? Beans are know as a super food, packed with many nutrients. Legumes, like dry beans, are high in fiber, low in fat, and a good source of many other… Continue reading Did You Say Beans? // Black Bean Brownies 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!
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?
Monday, August 31, 2015 is National Trail Mix Day! Trail mix is a great choice when you need a nutritious and filling snack. Making a trail mix is easier than you think! Read on to find out how and check out my favorite trail mix recipes below. Enjoy!
Children will soon be heading back to school and the lazy days of summer will be over. Getting back into the groove of carpooling, catching the bus, homework, and after school activities can be a bit challenging. It is important to start the day out right and full of energy. A healthy breakfast is the… Continue reading Back to School Blues // Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
Did you know that every system in your body depends on water to function? On average water makes up 60% of your body weight. Getting enough water every day is a crucial part of keeping your body healthy and functioning correctly. Water comes from more then just fluids. It is estimated that about 20% of our… Continue reading My Plate Tips // Make Better Beverage Choices
You might be surprised to find out that the average amount of calories consumed per person on Thanksgiving day is 4500. That's 2500 calories more than the average person should consume in one day! Although one high calorie day may not seem like that big of a deal, think about how many get togethers and… Continue reading MyPlate Holiday Makeover // Cinnamon Apple Chips