Staying Motivated

You may feel like when you start to eat healthy or exercise that you fall off the wagon a bit too easily. Many of us feel motivated and excited during the very beginning of making healthy changes but motivation can quickly fade. Learn how to make lifestyle changes instead of temporarily “dieting”. Enjoy the Changes:…

Anti-Inflammatory Diet Basics

Inflammation is one way that the human body works to protect itself. However, many health conditions are also related to too much inflammation: Heart Disease Type 2 Diabetes Stroke Chronic Pain Cancer Asthma An anti-inflammatory diet is known to be a generally healthy diet and includes the following foods: High omega 3 foods such as…

Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken & Veggies

Ingredients for Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken & Veggies Olive Oil – Extra virgin Boneless, skinless chicken thighs – We used Farmer Focus organic chicken Bell Pepper – Cored, seeded, and diced Salt and pepper – To taste Coconut milk – Helps make the sauce creamy Lime – Juice and zest Soy Sauce – Can use…

Tomato Pesto Cheese Toast (and other varieties!)

Need a quick snack or easy lunch idea? Check out these fun toast combinations! Beet + Goat Cheese Toast Whole-wheat loaf Goat Cheese Roasted Beets Orange Slices Honey Drizzle Microgreens Radish + Feta Cheese Toast Whole-wheat loaf Cream Cheese Feta Crumbles Thinly sliced radishes Sliced chives or green onions Olive oil drizzle Salt & pepper…

Quick Berry Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients 2 cups frozen mixed berries, divided 1 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt, divided 1/4 cup fat-free milk 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon agave syrup How to Make It Combine 1 cup berries, 3/4 cup yogurt, milk, mint, and agave syrup in the bowl of a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon into…

Crunchy Cucumber, Feta, and Almond Salad

Ingredients 4 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce heart (about 1) 2 1/2 cups (1/2-in.) diced English cucumber (about 1 medium) 1/2 cup unsalted roasted almonds, coarsely chopped 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2…

Quarantine & Healthy Eating

Feeling less motivated while being stuck at home? Check out some different tips to eating healthier during COVID-19 and quarantine. -Avoid boredom eating by being prepared with lots of hobbies or engaging activities. Examples include painting, playing games, completing a puzzle, reading, knitting, etc. -Use this as an opportunity to practice cooking and try a…

Pineapple-Coconut Dessert Cup

Ingredients: Cooking spray 1/4 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon lime rind 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons light coconut milk 3 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons toasted chopped macadamia nuts How to Make It: Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with…

Easy Quinoa-Arugula Bowl With Peaches and Avocado Recipe

Ingredients 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup arugula 3/4 cup precooked quinoa 1/2 avocado, sliced (half remaining from Avocado-Herb Dressing) 1/4 cup chopped peaches 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts 2 teaspoons crumbled Cotija cheese How to Make It Step 1 Whisk together the vinegar,…

Meal Planning Strategies

Interested in better meal planning techniques? Here are some suggestions to get you started. Choose one designated date and time each week to plan meals before shopping. This will ensure you buy the proper ingredients for your meals. Make sure each meal includes protein, carbs, fats and fiber. Prep some foods in advance to save…