SMART Goal Setting

How is it already the second week of January?! Like many of us, the beginning of the new year also means a chance to start over. This means resolutions for the new year. But like many of us, we quickly fall back into our old habits. So how can this year be different? By setting... Continue Reading →

Healthier Holidays

Between Christmas and New Years we tend to go to so many parties, get so many sweets, and generally have many opportunities to not be healthy. So here are a few tips to help you stay healthier this week. Have healthy snacks: make sure you have some healthy foods on hand so you can snack... Continue Reading →

Managing Gatherings- Tips to Minimize Stress

Plan Ahead- Here are some holiday menus and recipes on a budget.Don’t Overspend- Stretch your food dollars and still eat well.Make it a Potluck- Here are some budget party &potluck tips.Chop & Chill- Wash and chop vegetables in advance or prep dishes that can be heated later. No-Stress Snacks- Stress can trigger mindless eating. Keep... Continue Reading →

Holiday Treats

Eating healthy does not have to be boring! Try these fun, holiday treats that the whole family will love! They are simple, delicious, and healthy! Peanut butter is not only delicious, but it is full of protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you full for hours. While peanut butter may be higher in calories,... Continue Reading →

Turkey Cranberry Casserole

The combination of cranberry and turkey flavors makes a beautiful dish! Hopefully you froze all your leftover turkey so you can continue to use it. If you did, here is a great recipe to use some of that leftover turkey in. When using frozen-cooked turkey it is best to first defrost it in the fridge... Continue Reading →

Safe Thanksgiving Leftovers

Today is your last day to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers unless you are freezing them. Here are a few safety tips to remember when using up your Thanksgiving (and any other) leftovers: Leftovers should be used within 4 days if they are stored in the fridge This means that for Thanksgiving leftovers, if your... Continue Reading →

10 TIPS FOR A SAFE THANKSGIVING FEAST

BEFORE YOU BUY THE TURKEY- Make space in the refrigeratorKEEP IT SEPARATE- In the shopping cart, bags, and the refrigerator,separate raw turkey from other foods.NEVER DEFROST AT ROOM TEMPERATURE-Thaw in a refrigerator, 40 °f or below. Allow about 1 day for every 4 to 5 pounds. Keep the turkey in its original wrapper. Place it on... Continue Reading →

Autumn Soup

With the weather getting colder, there is no better way to warm up than with a delicious bowl of soup! Soups are a great way to fill you up without having to spend hours in the kitchen. In fact, most soups can be made in 30 minutes or less. For making quick soups, follow these... Continue Reading →

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Pudding

With fall upon us I find myself craving all things pumpkin.  Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin spice lattes, Pumpkin smoothies, and my favorite Pumpkin Pie.  Pumpkin pie has that sweet, spicy, smooth filling with a buttery crust I crave each fall.  The only down fall…. It has so much sugar!  But you’re in luck!  This Pumpkin Pie... Continue Reading →

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