Health Blog Posts
May 16, 2023
Chicken and Fruit Salad is an easy and refreshing summertime lunch or dinner.
May 11, 2023
Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and stress is a normal part of life. Too much unchecked stress can lead to physical and mental health challenges that must be addressed. Know the signs to watch for and learn what to do when you or someone you know needs help.
May 11, 2023
One of the first steps in controlling high blood pressure is to reduce the extra sodium in your diet. Many people think sodium and salt are the same thing, however, they are different. Sodium is a mineral that occurs naturally in foods and is sometimes added during manufacturing. Table salt is a combination of the minerals sodium and chloride.
May 2, 2023
Cranberry Oatmeal Balls are chewy bites of deliciousness. They provide a nutritious energy boost while satisfying your snack cravings!
April 18, 2023
This Tuna Melt Burger is great for lunch or dinner, and it's easy cleanup!
April 11, 2023
Millions of Americans have food allergies. While some may outgrow food allergies, many others do not. Food allergies are common in young children and tend to appear during the first or second year of life. Check out the tips I use to help me navigate as a mom of a child with food allergies.
April 3, 2023
South of the Border Dip is quick and easy to whip up. You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen!
March 21, 2023
If you like vinaigrette on your salad or as a marinade, give this homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette a try.
March 14, 2023
National Nutrition Month is a time to sharpen your focus on your lifestyle, with an emphasis on your eating and physical activity habits. Learn what this campaign is about and get tips to help you improve your lifestyle from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
March 6, 2023
Try this hearty soup that is great to add to your menu rotation during the colder months of the year.
February 20, 2023
Creamy Hamburger Potato Soup is full of cheesy goodness. It’s the perfect soup to warm you up with a hearty amount of protein to keep you full and satisfied!
February 14, 2023
Smoothies can be a tasty and healthy on-the-go option. Check out these tips to make sure you build a nutrient-rich mixture that will keep your energy up.
February 6, 2023
Corn is one of the most versatile vegetables around, and it’s a staple item in my kitchen. Sometimes fresh corn is a must, but I usually use frozen or canned corn for convenience.
January 23, 2023
This one-pan Sweet 'n' Savory Skillet recipe is a satifying meal that does not require a lot of cleanup.
January 17, 2023
With food prices on the rise, my grocery bill has increased significantly. Healthy eating is a priority for me, but I want to make sure I stay within budget at the store. Check out some of my favorite budget-friendly tips.
December 13, 2022
Don’t put your health and fitness goals on the backburner this holiday season just because you’re traveling. There are plenty of ways to practice wellness and keep your family and yourself on track.
November 14, 2022
For this holiday season, I was looking for a way to mix up the menu a little bit and offer something a little lighter. This Green Bean, Cranberry and Nut Salad is perfect.
November 11, 2022
Have you ever seen purple, yellow, red, or white carrots? The first time I saw a bag of ‘rainbow’ carrots in my grocery store, I had to do a double take. Carrots are only supposed to be orange, or at least, that’s what I thought.
November 8, 2022
With all the upcoming holiday get-togethers around the corner, it can be easy to move less, sit more, and gain weight. This year, join our Walk with Extension 12 Days of FITMAS Challenge, which emphasizes moving more and eating more vegetables.
November 4, 2022
Charcuterie boards are all the craze right now, and rightfully so! They’re fun to make and delicious to snack on. With the holidays coming up, they’re sure to be the talk of the party!
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