Healthy Snack Ideas

Healthy snacks

Healthy Snack Ideas It is so easy to grab a granola bar or some crackers for a snack when you feel like you need a boost, but is that really a healthy snack option?  Many of our go-to snacks tend to be heavily processed and are less than ideal for good nutrition.  So how can we change our habits and our snacks to help us succeed in our health goals.  Here are some easy tips and some ideas to get you started. Tips: #1 Make sure to include a good…

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What Vegetables are in Season?

In Season is Best for Vegetables I find it very helpful to increase the amount of vegetables I eat if I can purchase fresh, high quality vegetables for a reasonable price.  Much of my success in this has come from eating vegetables that are in season.   Benefits of purchasing produce go beyond just saving money.  When you purchase foods that are locally in season, you will find they retain more nutrients.  This is because they were more recently harvested closer to you.  This is beneficial to your overall health and…

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Zucchini Egg Casserole

Zucchini Egg Casserole

Easy Breakfast Casserole Prep your veggies for this egg casserole ahead of time to save time!  You can use it for breakfast, brunch, or even brinner.  At only 225 Calories per serving, you can add your favorite fruit or some whole grain toast to make it a complete meal.  Happy Eating!   Prep time: About 30 minutes Bake: About 40 minutes Serves: 8 Ingredients 3 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 2 medium) ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 ½…

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Classic Green Chile Stew

Green Chile Stew

Classic Green Chile Stew Every year when the temperature drops, I start thinking soups and stews.  They are such a great way to get a complete meal in one pot!  This stew has a wonderful mix of sweet (from the corn) and spicy (from the green chiles). Green chile is one of my favorite ingredients. It is full of vitamins A and C, fiber, and potassium. It also has some powerful antioxidants to help improve your immune system! Most of you know that I grew up in Iowa and I…

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Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables

Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables This teriyaki chicken recipe is so fast to make!  When I don’t have time to plan a meal, I almost always have these ingredients on hand and can make this dinner in about 30 minutes!  It is full of fresh veggies and good protein, and best of all the kids LOVE it!  I know I say that in a lot of my recipes, but it’s true!  If my kids love it, it must be a winner.  Enjoy! Serves 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes, including marinating time…

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