Cauliflower is a popular vegetable year round, but did you know that you will find fuller heads of cauliflower, at a great price, during the fall and winter months? As fresh vegetables from the garden or farmers market phase out for the year, look for ways to add fall and winter veggies, like cauliflower, to… Continue reading Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Cauliflower // Roasted Cauliflower Rice
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
How do you like your exercise? Do you like it long and slow, or are you a fan of short and fast routines? If you are looking to build speed and power try using the quick and explosive movements of plyometric exercise. The great thing about plyometrics is that you can perform an entire workout routine… Continue reading No Equipment Needed // Lemon Pancakes
This time of year apples are in abundance. Taking a bite out of a fresh, juicy apple is always a great idea, but there is so much more you can do with apples! Take advantage of their great price and peak ripeness this month and try something new. You have probably heard the saying, an… Continue reading An Apple A Day // Crockpot Applesauce & 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!
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
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designates March as National Nutrition Month. It's a great time to focus on the basics of a healthy diet and set a few goals to be more healthy. This year, the theme of National Nutrition Month is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right". Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and it… Continue reading National Nutrition Month // Chicken Gyros
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!
Whole grains are an important part of any diet. To understand the term "whole grain", you need to understand the anatomy of a grain. The Whole Grains Council tells us that a grain kernel consists of three parts, the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. A whole grain has all three parts of the kernel… Continue reading Going Grain // A Guide to Cooking Whole Grains
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
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 Veggie Salad. It's fresh and tangy and can be served in many was as part of a MyPlate meal. First,… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Greek Veggie Salad
It's a lean, mean, Vitamin C machine! There is 135% of the Daily Recommended Value of Vitamin C in just one cup of broccoli. That's as much Vitamin C as an orange! Adding more broccoli to your diet is a great way to give our immune system a healthy boost. Vitamin C is a water-soluble… Continue reading Cooking in Season // Broccoli