Have you heard the saying, "Too much of a good thing"? That phrase came to my mind every time I looked at the raspberry bush in my yard. They are beautiful, delicious, and I love picking handfuls throughout the day. Even after many handfuls, I still have raspberries coming out my ears! Raspberries pack a… Continue reading Too Much of a Good Thing? // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Raspberries
A Tasty Deal! // Double Up Food Bucks
What if I told you fresh, locally grown, naturally ripened produce was right at your fingertips? What if I told you that you might be eligible to get that produce for free? Sounds like a tasty deal, doesn't it! Over twenty farmers markets across the state of Utah accept SNAP EBT benefits. Bring your SNAP… Continue reading A Tasty Deal! // Double Up Food Bucks
Create A Skillet Meal // Chicken Spinach Skillet
Are you confident in the kitchen? Could you make a recipe from scratch? What if I showed you how? Our Create series will do just that! Today, let’s create a skillet meal. In seven easy steps you can create a meal all in one pan. Use our Create a Skillet Handout as your guide. You… Continue reading Create A Skillet Meal // Chicken Spinach Skillet
Grow Your Own // Farmers Market Quesadillas
Have you tasted a tomato fresh off the vine? What about a cucumber picked straight from the garden, or a peach plucked from a tree? Little compares to the taste of homegrown produce. Having access to a garden lets you eat local, know where your food is coming from, and helps you save money. Eatright.org tells… Continue reading Grow Your Own // Farmers Market Quesadillas
Seed For Success // Spinach and White Bean Soup
This time of year, many people set goals and make resolutions. The right mindset is an important part of goal setting. A positive outlook will strengthen your progress. On the flip side, negative thoughts will cause you to struggle. As you think about goals for the new year, plant the seed for success! Think of… Continue reading Seed For Success // Spinach and White Bean Soup
Veggie Trays and Holidays // 10 Veggie Dip Recipes
When preparing a dish to share at a party, potluck dinner, or get together, do vegetables come to mind? A veggie tray is easy to put together. No cooking required! You can arrange the veggies in a fun or creative way or impress party-goers with a delish dip. With these special touches, you might find that your… Continue reading Veggie Trays and Holidays // 10 Veggie Dip Recipes
Understanding The Facts // Rainbow Wraps
Has your daily routine been altered due to COVID-19? Has it changed the way you eat? Many people are stocking up on packaged foods and cooking more from home. If your eating style has changed, it is a good time to look for ways to eat more healthy. The Nutrition Facts Label is a great… Continue reading Understanding The Facts // Rainbow Wraps
Be Good To Your Heart // Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
Did you know that fruits and veggies are good for your heart? Many are high in soluble fiber, which can help lower LDL (bad cholesterol), blood pressure, and inflammation. Fruits and veggies are also an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants - those are just big, fancy words that mean fruits and veggies… Continue reading Be Good To Your Heart // Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
The Simplest Of Ideas // Buffalo Chicken Bites
Summer in Utah means heat! When it is hot outside, it is hard to find motivation to cook. A picnic is the perfect solution. Whether you spread a blanket in the back yard, or take the kids to the park, a picnic can provide a healthy meal and some relaxation. The simplest of ideas can… Continue reading The Simplest Of Ideas // Buffalo Chicken Bites
Workout Anywhere With Circuit Training // Spinach Artichoke Dip
Time constraints and boredom are two of the biggest reasons people give up on a fitness routine. To keep exercise interesting, try circuit training. Circuit training is a high volume, low resistance workout with short rest intervals. In other words, you perform quick movements with little weight, moving quickly from one exercise to another. Exercises… Continue reading Workout Anywhere With Circuit Training // Spinach Artichoke Dip
The Facts About Caffeine // Popeye Smoothie
Many people rely on caffeine for increased energy and help staying alert. Caffeine may provide a quick fix for low energy or feeling sluggish, but not all side effects are positive. You may also experience jitteriness, increased anxiety, irritability, headaches, and stomach irritations. Read on below to get the facts about caffeine before you add… Continue reading The Facts About Caffeine // Popeye Smoothie
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
Healthy Holiday Checklist // Winter Goddess Salad
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
Smooth Sailing for Back to School // Apple Pie Smoothie and more!
The smell of notebooks, pencils, and glue are in the air! I love this time of year. To me, back to school season feels like the perfect time to reset, refocus, and revamp family goals. High on that list of goals should be your family's health. With busy schedules and never enough time for homework,… Continue reading Smooth Sailing for Back to School // Apple Pie Smoothie and more!
Put Some Health Into Your Work Day // Colorful Quesadillas
Do you feel like you are always eating on the go, or always eating away from home? Sometimes work schedules and family schedules keep us so busy that healthy eating doesn't seem like a viable option amid the chaos. People who work are spending more hours at work than ever before. This may lead to… Continue reading Put Some Health Into Your Work Day // Colorful Quesadillas
Get Your Greens // More Than Just A Salad
If you have been participating in our 52-week challenge, then you know that the goal for this coming week is to focus on leafy greens. Leafy greens have many health benefits. So many in fact, it is recommended that you eat them every week, if not daily. The recommended amount can vary per person. You can find… Continue reading Get Your Greens // More Than Just A Salad
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!
Be Healthy For Good // Strawberry Avocado Wrap
Did you know that the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States is actually the most preventable? February is Heart Health Month and a great time to focus on preventing this widespread killer knows as heart disease. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1 in 4 deaths… Continue reading Be Healthy For Good // Strawberry Avocado Wrap
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!
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