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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 Breakfast, Create Healthy Holidays

Simple Swaps For the Ones You Love // Healthy Valentine Breakfast Ideas

Holidays can be a challenge when you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Celebrations are often centered around food - and not always the nutritious kind! While Valentine's Day is a good occasion to indulge, a few simple swaps can create more healthy meals. A little indulgence now and then can fit within an… Continue reading Simple Swaps For the Ones You Love // Healthy Valentine Breakfast Ideas

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create a Menu Plan

Reduce Mealtime Mayhem / Two Week Sample Menu

Summer is winding down and soon kids will be back in school. Are you stressing about weeknight meals? Don’t! Follow some of our easy menu planning tips to reduce mealtime mayhem. Start with this helpful advice from Create Better Health and USU Extension: 1. Schedule a time that would work for you to plan your… Continue reading Reduce Mealtime Mayhem / Two Week Sample Menu

Top Ten Ways to Enjoy

Spring’s First Sweet Treat // Top 10 Ways To Enjoy Strawberries

Spring is springing here in Northern Utah. It won't be long until gardens can be planted, and fresh produce can be enjoyed right at home. In the meantime, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables available at local grocery stores. Strawberries are often on sale this time of year. They are one of the… Continue reading Spring’s First Sweet Treat // Top 10 Ways To Enjoy Strawberries

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

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Berries Five Ways // Broccoli Strawberry Orzo Salad

One of the best parts of spring is the return of fresh, local produce. There is nothing quite like fruits and veggies picked at peak ripeness and ready to eat. Farmers Markets are a great way to enjoy the season and meet your daily fruit target. You can begin by adding berries to your meal plan.… Continue reading Berries Five Ways // Broccoli Strawberry Orzo Salad

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create An Active Lifestyle, Miscellaneous

Let’s HIIT It! // Breakfast Sundae

Has your exercise routine lost its luster? Adding something new may help you keep momentum. Consider adding high intensity interval training (HIIT) to your routine one or two times a week. HIIT is an exercise technique that combines speed with recovery. Before you start a HIIT workout, you want to warm up your body. During… Continue reading Let’s HIIT It! // Breakfast Sundae

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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

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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!

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create A Salad, Create Amazing Veggies

Picnic Perfect // Triple Berry Salad

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

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Tis The Season // Scrumptious Strawberry Sherbet

Do you want juicier tomatoes?  Sweeter strawberries?  More flavorful squash?  The key to juicier, sweeter, and more flavorful produce is to buy fruits and veggies "in season".  Each fruit and vegetable has a growing season when they are considered to be at their peak of ripeness.  If you plan your meals using seasonal produce, you… Continue reading Tis The Season // Scrumptious Strawberry Sherbet

Create An Active Lifestyle, Create Breakfast

Has Your Step Lost It’s Spring? // Overnight Oats

Grass is growing, trees are blooming, and birds are chirping.  Spring is officially here!  It's a great time to reevaluate your fitness goals and put that spring back in your step.  Eatright.org offers 5 great tips to freshen up your spring fitness routine: Eat.  Sometimes when we start a new fitness routine we forget how important… Continue reading Has Your Step Lost It’s Spring? // Overnight Oats

Create A Healthy Drink

The Facts About Caffeine // Electrolyte Water

Some people may rely on caffeine for extra energy.  It is a stimulant of the nervous system and causes you to become more alert with a boost of energy.  Sounds good, right?  Along with that boost of energy come some negative side effects. Depending on the amount of caffeine you consume, one or more of the… Continue reading The Facts About Caffeine // Electrolyte Water

Back To School, Create Breakfast

Back to School Blues // Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

Children will soon be heading back to school and the lazy days of summer will be over.  Getting back into the groove of carpooling, catching the bus, homework, and after school activities can be a bit challenging.  It is important to start the day out right and full of energy.  A healthy breakfast is the… Continue reading Back to School Blues // Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas

Create A Healthy Drink

My Plate Tips // Make Better Beverage Choices

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

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Cooking in Season // Kiwifruit

To get your daily amount of vitamin C, what fruit do you reach for?  You might consider trying a kiwifruit.  A kiwi has more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of an orange!  It's bright green flesh speckled with tiny black seeds has a unique, sweet, tropical flavor reminiscent of a mixture of strawberries and… Continue reading Cooking in Season // Kiwifruit

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Feeling Fit // Quinoa Fruit Salad

It's that time of year when many of us are making resolutions and goals for the upcoming year.  Have you considered adding exercise into your list of goals?  Regular physical activity is important for long term health.  It's important at all ages and for all shapes, sizes, and abilities.  When physical activity is part of… Continue reading Feeling Fit // Quinoa Fruit Salad

Create A Fruity Dessert, Create A Snack

Fun With Fruits // Strawberry Fruit Leather

Fruits are fun! With summer right around the corner, it is a great opportunity to add more fruit to your diet. According to MyPlate, any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the Fruit Group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed. So many ways… Continue reading Fun With Fruits // Strawberry Fruit Leather