June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. It has warmed up in Utah, and locally grown, fresh produce is easy to find! Whether you are harvesting from your own garden or purchasing it from somewhere else, it is a great time to refocus on including fresh fruits and veggies in your diet. If you… Continue reading Get It While It’s Fresh! // Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Salt, also known as sodium, tends to get a bad rap in the nutrition world. Your body actually needs salt. The problem is that most people get much more than they need. When this happens, it is time to halt the salt! Too much sodium puts you at risk for developing high blood pressure, heart disease,… Continue reading Halt the Salt // Greek Pasta 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
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
In the nutrition world we talk about all things in moderation. If we enjoy ourselves and indulge on Thanksgiving, that's moderation, right? After all, it is just one day out of 365. But tell me what happens after Thanksgiving? Do you hop right back on the nutrition bandwagon? Or do you falter on and off… Continue reading Healthy Holiday Checklist // Winter Goddess Salad
This week's goal from our 52-week challenge is to get three cups of veggies every day. To see what counts as a cup, click here. The MyPlate recommendations vary a bit based on age and gender. Aim for three a day and you've got yourself covered! If you are struggling with getting enough veggies in your… Continue reading Three a Day Is All You Need // Cucumbers Caesar
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!
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
Take a flavorful trip to the Mediterranean with our mouthwatering chicken gyro plate. Packed with juicy chicken, fresh veggies, and creamy tzatziki in a warm pita, each bite is a burst of Greek-inspired goodness. Join us as we dive into what makes this dish so delicious! Jump to where you want: Ingredients for a Medditerainian… Continue reading Indulge in a Delicious Mediterranean Chicken Gyro Plate
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
It's hot outside! When it's hot out it can be hard to find the motivation to fire up your oven and cook a hot meal. To keep it cool in the kitchen try this Greek Cucumber Salad. It's fresh and tangy and can be served in many ways as part of a MyPlate meal. Jump… Continue reading Mediterranean Delight: How to Make the Perfect Greek Cucumber Salad
When it comes to adding a burst of color and nutrition to your meals, red leaf vegetables take center stage, and among them, red leaf lettuce stands out as a true culinary gem. The rich, ruby hues of red leaf lettuce not only make your plate visually appealing but also bring a host of health… Continue reading Add Color to Your Plate with Red Leaf Vegetables: Red Leaf Lettuce