Family Meals Month 2017 is coming to an end. That doesn't mean you have to lose momentum. Use the tips and tricks you've learned this month to keep going. After all, family meals fuel better nutrition. Most of us have less control of what kids consume while out of the home. Family mealtime provides an… Continue reading That’s a Wrap // Philly Cheesesteak Meatloaf
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 Better Health // Broccoli Radish Salad
Have you ever wondered what steps you can take to create better health? We all want to live a healthy, happy life, don't we? With an overwhelming amount of health and nutrition information available to us, it can be intimidating knowing where to start. Reigning information in and keeping it on the simple side is… Continue reading Create Better Health // Broccoli Radish Salad
Quinoa – Have you Tried It? // Cilantro Lime Quinoa
We are almost half way through our 52-week Challenge. Haven't joined us yet? There's no time like the present! Click here for a weekly checklist to get started on the path to a healthier you. For those of you who have already joined the challenge, you know that next week's goal is to try a… Continue reading Quinoa – Have you Tried It? // Cilantro Lime Quinoa
Happy Hunting! // Ideas For Leftover Eggs
Easter weekend is upon us. Do you ever ask yourself, what will I ever do with all these leftover eggs? I found myself asking this question just this morning, as I dyed eggs with my kids. It seems such a waste to not use them up. In preparation for the leftovers, I dug up some of my… Continue reading Happy Hunting! // Ideas For Leftover Eggs
Peas Please // Spring Pea Salad and 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!
Freshen Up // Strawberry Avocado Salad and More!
This time of year there are so many delicious foods around. It tends to be a time of year where we let things slide a little, as we enjoy the indulgences of the season. After a few indulgences, I feel the itch to get back to fresh, healthy foods. It doesn't get more fresh than… Continue reading Freshen Up // Strawberry Avocado Salad and More!
Leftoverpallooza // Mashed Potato Turkey Bites and More!
Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, oh my! Thanksgiving dinner often leaves lots of leftovers. In fact, I cook a little extra just so I can enjoy the leftovers! After a day or two, the novelty has usually worn off and I'm ready for something new. To prevent food waste, it's a good idea to have some… Continue reading Leftoverpallooza // Mashed Potato Turkey Bites and More!
Get the Whole Family Involved // Spinach and Parmesan Orzo
Let's face it - family mealtime can be stressful! Often times, the responsibility of getting dinner on the table falls on the shoulders of one person in the family. Having the stress fall all one person can lead to fewer and fewer family mealtimes. To prevent this from happening, try getting the whole family… Continue reading Get the Whole Family Involved // Spinach and Parmesan Orzo
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.
Free Family Mealtime Cookbook // Sloppy Joes
Have you sat down to dinner with your family lately? A favorite quote of mine comes from Lori Borgman, author of All Stressed Up and No Place to Go. She says, "Dinner is where you put together the puzzle of the world and sometimes the puzzle of yourself. In the midst of all the shuttling and… Continue reading Free Family Mealtime Cookbook // Sloppy Joes
National Lasagna Day // Favorite Recipes
Friday, August 29, 2016 is National Lasagna Day. Mark you calendar and celebrate! The right lasagna recipe can make for a delicious and nutritious meal. Here are a five ways to boost the nutrition of any lasagna recipe: Use Whole-Wheat Noodles - MyPlate recommends you make half your grains whole grains. Using whole-wheat noodles in your… Continue reading National Lasagna Day // Favorite Recipes
Summertime and the Cookin’ is Easy // Five Go To 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
To Freeze Or Not To Freeze – Part II // Three Bean Chili
A bit of green has started to poke its head up from the soil in my garden. And it is not just weeds! Summer harvest time will be here soon. Sometimes a garden produces more vegetables than a family can use at once. Other times, you might buy more at the grocery store than you… Continue reading To Freeze Or Not To Freeze – Part II // Three Bean Chili
National Nutrition Month // Chicken Gyros
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
The Skinny on Fats // White Chili
February is American Heart Health Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The key to a lifetime of heart health is to commit to a healthy lifestyle. In most cases, heart disease can be prevented. The type… Continue reading The Skinny on Fats // White Chili
National Corn Chip Day // Green Pea Guacamole
Friday, January 29, 2016 is National Corn Chip Day! Corn chips rank high on my list of favorite foods. To keep my diet in check, I avoid store bought tortilla chips and bake my own at home. Check out the recipe card below to see what you need to make them at home. Corn chips are always… Continue reading National Corn Chip Day // Green Pea Guacamole
Wonderful Winter Salads // Citrus Chicken Salad and More!
It is not uncommon to have lots of sugary treats around the house this time of year. It is important to balance holiday treats and sweets with a well-balanced nutritious diet. Leafy greens and other foods high in fiber will help keep you feeling fuller long and help ward off cravings. Having the ingredients on… Continue reading Wonderful Winter Salads // Citrus Chicken Salad and More!
You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew
Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? It is quite possible that you have never actually tasted a yam. Yams are mostly grown in the Caribbean and not often sold in the U.S. Instead, we have different varieties of sweet potatoes with flesh ranging from orange to white, and even purple. When the… Continue reading You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew
Let’s Create! // Cabbage Patch Stew
Cabbage Patch Stew is one of my favorite recipes. It is hearty and flavorful with just a hint of sweetness. To make Cabbage Patch Stew, start by gathering your ingredients. You need: 1/2 lb. lean ground beef 1 large onion 1 cup celery 2 cups shredded cabbage 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp. chili powder 1… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Cabbage Patch Stew