Create An Active Lifestyle

Your Choice, Your Move // Healthy Choices Create Better Health

Every day we make choices that can help us feel better and healthier. Being physically active has shown to help people feel better, sleep better, think better, and cope better. Many of us feel like we are juggling so many responsibilities that it is hard to fit in time for self-care and being active. We… Continue reading Your Choice, Your Move // Healthy Choices Create Better Health

Create A Salad, Create Amazing Veggies

Get It While It’s Fresh! // Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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

Create A Salad

Halt the Salt // Greek Pasta 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

Create A Kabob

Create a Kabob // Garlic Parmesan Steak Kabobs

Do you have extra veggies in the fridge? What about fruit you don't want to spoil? Don't let the extra go to waste - make a kabob! Use steak, chicken, or go vegetarian. A fruit kabob makes a fun and tasty dessert. Be creative and see what you can come up with. Use our Create… Continue reading Create a Kabob // Garlic Parmesan Steak Kabobs

Create A Soup

Heart Health Month // Mexistrone Soup

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

Create A Stir Fry

Create A Stir Fry // Oriental Beef Stir Fry

Do you want to create a balanced meal all in one bowl? One that is quick to clean up and will provide the nutrition your family needs? Make a stir fry! Use ingredients you have on hand and follow our Create a Stir Fry steps below. Oriental Beef Stir Fry is one of my go… Continue reading Create A Stir Fry // Oriental Beef Stir Fry

Create Amazing Veggies, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Time to Turnip // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Turnips

Have you ever tasted a turnip? If not, what are you waiting for? It's time to turnip! Part of the root vegetable family, they are a versatile veggie that might as well be a kitchen staple. You can use them in so many ways. Turnips are in season during the late fall. Run to your… Continue reading Time to Turnip // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Turnips

Create A Sandwich

Pick Your Battles with Picky Eaters // Sloppy Joe

Do you have picky eaters at your dinner table? Trying to please all the taste buds in the house leads to extra planning, cooking, and sometimes tension at the dinner table. This may leave you feeling like you want to abandon dinnertime all together. The Family Dinner project offers a few ideas to help ease… Continue reading Pick Your Battles with Picky Eaters // Sloppy Joe

Create A Pizza, Kids Create

Kids Create // Can You Guess the Veggie?

It is important for both adults and kids to each their veggies. MyPlate tells us if you make vegetables part of an overall healthy diet, you are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Veggies also provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body. You can find out even more… Continue reading Kids Create // Can You Guess the Veggie?

Create A Casserole

Cooking with Lentils // Cheesy Lentil and Bean Casserole

Have you ever found yourself with a bag of lentils? Did you know what to do with it? Do you even know what lentils are? Lentils are part of the legume family, like beans and peas. They are high in fiber and low in fat, which makes them a great add-in for many meals. There… Continue reading Cooking with Lentils // Cheesy Lentil and Bean Casserole

Create A Salad

What Every Kitchen Needs // Fiesta Rice Salad

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

Create A Salad, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Add A Little Crunch // Cucumber Lentil 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

Create A Salsa, Create Amazing Veggies, Create An Active Lifestyle

Building A Workout Plan // Blueberry, Strawberry, & Jicama Salsa

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

Create A Salsa, Create Amazing Veggies

Salsa Surprise! // National Salsa Month

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

Create A Stir Fry, Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

A Taste of the Tropics // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pineapple

If a trip to the Caribbean isn't on your calendar this month, let your taste buds take a tropical vacation. Pineapple is sweet and delicious. It is hard to believe it is good for you! Pineapple is a versatile fruit that can be used in many types of recipes. Fresh pineapple compliments and tenderizes many… Continue reading A Taste of the Tropics // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pineapple

Create Amazing Veggies

Where’s The Health? // Garlic Vegetable Sauté

It is no surprise to read that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but have you ever wondered which fruits and veggies you should eat for optimal nutrition? Rather than focusing on specific fruits and vegetables, focus on eating a variety of colors. The color of a fruit or vegetable can indicate of the… Continue reading Where’s The Health? // Garlic Vegetable Sauté

Create A Stir Fry

Go Further With Food // Oriental Cabbage Stir Fry

March is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages you to "Go Further With Food". It is a great reminder that the food you choose makes a big difference. Additionally, it is meant to inspire you to think about what you are eating and to be conscious of reducing food waste. Learning… Continue reading Go Further With Food // Oriental Cabbage Stir Fry

Create A Salad

What’s Your Style? // Sweet Potato and Orange Salad

Did you know that there is more than one way to eat healthy? With no cut and dry way to do it, it can vary person to person. It is important to find your healthy eating style. Eat healthy for you, not somebody else! MyPlate explains that your style should reflect your preferences, culture, traditions,… Continue reading What’s Your Style? // Sweet Potato and Orange Salad

Create A Salsa, Create Amazing Veggies

What A Waste! // Pineapple Pear Salsa

Have you checked your list? Have you checked it twice? Maybe you started early and are now finishing your wrapping. Maybe you're a last minute shopper and still have loads to do! No matter what kind of shopper you are, we can all benefit from a few smart shopping tips. Live Well Utah shared some… Continue reading What A Waste! // Pineapple Pear Salsa