Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Cream of Tartar

Cream of Tartar has many kitchen uses. From stabilizing egg white meringues, preventing sugars from crystallizing, and leavening agent properties. This useful spice is a crowd pleaser. Along with baking uses, this kitchen favorite is also a great cleaning agent. 
Mix 1 tsp of cream of tartar with hydrogen peroxide or vinegar and remove stubborn stains from a wide array of surfaces such as:

1. Stainless steel surfaces

2. Aluminum pans

3. Copper pots

4. Porcelain surfaces (sinks, dishes, etc.)

5. Rusty tools

Cream of Tartar truly has limitless potential. Next time you have a stain to clean, give this kitchen staple time to shine!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Garden Tour

Mark your calendars for this years first annual Garden Tour. Watch for featured locations and a printed map in the local newspaper and the September city bills. Come ask questions, get ideas and advice from local gardeners in our community. You won't want to miss this event. 


Monday, August 23, 2021

10-min Exercise Routines

Fitness is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Staying active decreasing your risk for chronic disease development and improves life longevity. Many obstacles can prevent you from your fitness goals. Studies show time and motivation are at the top of the list. Finding routines you both enjoy and can schedule will improve your chance at success. 

Check out these short, yet effective, 10-minute exercise routines. 


Friday, August 20, 2021

Easy Breakfasts

Strive to encourage your children to eat breakfast in the mornings. Breakfast has been scientifically proven to boost metabolism, improve focus and knowledge retention. Fueling your children before school departure will provide them with energy for improved attention in the classroom.

Breakfast doesn't have to be complicated or time consuming. Check out these easy grab-and-go options that can be eaten on the bus, or on the go. Aim for options with whole grains. Whole grains have ample fiber content, to assist with regulatory and satiety. Using food labels to compare fiber, added sugar, vitamin and fat content can be helpful in making healthier choices. For a quick label refresher CLICK HERE.

Low-fat yogurt:
aim for low-fat, lower sugar yogurt options. Flavored yogurt contains added sugar. Comparing food labels of different yogurt brands can limit sugar intake and improve nutrient content. 

Granola bar
: There is a wide assortment of granola bars on the market. Comparing food labels can limit sugar content. Aim for whole grains and fewer ingredients on the label for a healthier choice.

Energy balls:
This is always a crowd favorite. No baking required. Make ahead of time for a quick snack, or breakfast go-to.  CLICK HERE for recipe

Fruit or veggie:
Boost your vitamin intake with a fruit or vegetable in the morning. All that is required is a quick rinse. Try an apple, orange, banana or handful of berries. If sweet fruit isn't your morning fix, aim for a carrot or cucumber instead.  

Cheese stick
: Get a quick protein and calcium boost with a cheese stick. There are many brands and flavors on the market to satisfy any taste.

Trail mix
: Purchase individual packages, or buy 
bulk and manually separate into small snack sized baggies. Trail mix is a great protein option with a sweet kick of dried fruit. This is an easy and nutrient dense choice.

Whole grain toast
: Only a few minutes and you have endless options. Top with PB, fresh jam, jelly or other favorite spreads. Pair with a glass of milk (when there is time) for a balanced combo. CLICK HERE for fun recipes.

Frozen whole-grain waffle
: Another simple, few minute solution. Top with your 
favorite toppings and enjoy on the bus.

If you're ambitious, recipes like these can be made the night before and stored in the fridge for future breakfast options.

Overnight oats
: Easy whole grain option that is filled with fiber for increased 
satiety. There are endless flavor options, find your favorite.

Hard boiled eggs
: Hard boiled eggs take only minutes to master. Store in the fridge for a quick morning protein boost.

Healthier muffins
: Most muffins are filled 
with added sugar. Check out his recipe for a healthier option. CLICK HERE

Waffles or pancakes: Breakfast for dinner? Make extra whole-grain waffles, or pancakes and store in the fridge. Pop in the microwave or toast in the toaster for a quick morning go to.

Breakfast truly is a healthy habit to instill in children at a young age. Make it easy and realistic to improve consistency and commitment. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Watermelon Sorbet

Did you know watermelon is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and water?? Check out all the ways to cook with watermelon, and a tasty recipe to follow!

Watermelon Sorbet
Recipe from Eat Well Utah

2 cups Frozen watermelon (diced)
1/2 cup Plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup Sugar (to taste)
1 tsp Lime Juice

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Smoothie Prep

Smoothies are a quick easy way to boost fiber and vitamin consumption. Preparing smoothies ahead of time makes them less time consuming and more accessible. Here are some great combos to try! 


Thursday, August 5, 2021

Fitness tips

We all know the importance of physical activity, the benefits and outcomes.. But it's not always easy to make it happen. Having the desire is a great start. Being patient and realistic with yourself will improve outcomes and commitment. Check out these simple tips for fitness motivation and simplicity!


Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Endless Possibilities

Peanut butter and apples are a timeless pair. As a snack, apples provide 75-90% of an adults daily required vitamin C intake. Paired with peanut butter you get a boost of protein. This age old classic has endless possibilities. Have you tried any of these fun ideas?

Apple donuts

Apple nachos

PB and honey apple sandwiches

Apples smiles

What can you create with this unstoppable duo??

Monday, August 2, 2021

August Activity List

School is right around the corner. Embrace these final weeks of summer vacation with family fun activities. Check out this activity list for ideas to create memories with your family today!