Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere. The classic fall vegetable is in full abundance. But what exactly do you do with pumpkins besides carve them? The options are as bountiful as a pumpkin harvest! Check out these Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins. Many of these recipes call for pumpkin puree. Making your own is really easy! Preheat… Continue reading Not Just for Carving! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin
We are in the final stretch! It's the last quarter of our journey to create better health in 2017. Just a few things left to do on our 52 weeks to better health challenge. If you have been following along all year, or are just joining us, great job! You have taken a step toward… Continue reading It’s The Final Count Down // Zucchini Enchiladas
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!