A Positive Take on New Years Resolutions

Although New Year’s Resolutions have good intentions, a lot of us start off with extravagant, strict plans that quickly fade away. We try to give up entire food groups and start very intense exercise routines. We make large changes overnight that might be very hard to stick to. For this year, try making changes thatContinue reading “A Positive Take on New Years Resolutions”

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 asContinue reading “Anti-Inflammatory Diet Basics”

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 useContinue reading “Creamy Coconut Lime Chicken & Veggies”

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 & pepperContinue reading “Tomato Pesto Cheese Toast (and other varieties!)”

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 1/2Continue reading “Crunchy Cucumber, Feta, and Almond Salad”

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 aContinue reading “Quarantine & Healthy Eating”

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 withContinue reading “Pineapple-Coconut Dessert Cup”