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
The Benefits of Dry Beans – Bean Burrito Bowl with Elote
You’ve seen the bags of dried beans sitting on the shelves of the grocery store, but have you ever tried cooking with them? It is easier than you would think, it just takes a little planning ahead of time. In this post, you'll find information on the benefits of dry beans, plus some mouthwatering recipes… Continue reading The Benefits of Dry Beans – Bean Burrito Bowl with Elote
Cooking With Dry Beans // Black Bean Tacos
Using dry beans is a great way to stretch your food budget, and get loads of nutrition. They are inexpensive, have a long shelf life, and they are nutrient dense. If that's not enough to convince you to add them to your diet, they're delicious and easy to prepare, too! You might feel a bit… Continue reading Cooking With Dry Beans // Black Bean Tacos
That’s Souper! // Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup
January has been named National Soup Month. Cold temperatures and a warm bowl of soup are the perfect combination. Making a healthy soup is quick and easy. Follow these Create a Soup steps to come up with your own recipe to meet your family's needs. One of my favorite soup recipes is quick and spicy,… Continue reading That’s Souper! // Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup
What Are You Waiting For? // Southwest Guacamole
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
Create An Active Lifestyle with Resistance Training // Chipotle Roasted Summer Vegetables
Physical activity is equally as important as nutritious food when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. Getting started in a physical activity routine is often the hardest part. Just like you add healthy food to your diet little by little, until it becomes a normal part of your life, you can add physical activity to your… Continue reading Create An Active Lifestyle with Resistance Training // Chipotle Roasted Summer Vegetables
The Key to Meal Prep Success // Fresh Corn and Radish Salad
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
Get Corny! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy
Tis the season to enjoy fresh corn on the cob, and I'm not complaining! It tastes great and is fun to eat. Now is a great time to look for corn on the cob at your local Farmers' Market. Because it is low in fat, saturated fat free, sodium free, and cholesterol free it makes… Continue reading Get Corny! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy
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
Fun At The Table // Taco Salad
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.
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!
Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?
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?
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?
Summer Food Safety // Grilled Beef and Veggies
It's summer! Summer often brings picnics, barbecues, and packing food to take on the go. It is important to take proper food safety steps when transporting food and cooking outdoors. The FDA offers the following tips: Keep cold food cold. Place cold food in a cooler with ice or frozen gel packs. Cold food should be stored… Continue reading Summer Food Safety // Grilled Beef and Veggies