Archives for January 2013

Black Bean Dip

By contributing writer Brandy. Are you a fan of hummus or other bean dips? Maybe both?  Well, good!  Then, you'll love this spicy black bean dip. It makes a delicious appetizer, or can serve as the main dish for an easy lunch,  or even work with a few sides like fresh pico de gallo for dinner. PrintBlack Bean Dip Ingredients1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drainedjuice of 1/2 a lemon1 or 2 … [Read more...]

Clementines: Fit Food

Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling clementine... I love clementines. For most of my 40 years I would have told you apples were my favorite fruit, until I met the clementine. Clementines are sweet, good for you, portable, require almost no preparation, and are high in Vitamin C. When I cut out soda last year I realized that fruit tasted so much sweeter once I wasn't ingesting … [Read more...]

Menu Plan: Getting Fit

After almost four months of either not having a home or living in the middle of unpacking and the flu, it seems our life is back to the normal that is life with six kids. Starting tomorrow we begin the 21 Day Just Do It exercise challenge, so I don't want to waste all that exercising by eating junk. We're getting back to healthy eating again and I'm reminding the kids that they do indeed like … [Read more...]

Chicken Legs & Wild Rice: Slow Cooker

By contributing writer SnoWhite. Cooking more meals from scratch is easy when you use your crockpot!  When the recipe is also healthy, it's a double win.  If you've never cooked with wild rice before, give it a go.  I think you'll like the nutty-rich flavor. PrintSlow Cooker Chicken Legs & Wild RiceAuthor Toni Anderson Ingredients6-8 chicken legs1 cup brown rice1 cup wild rice4 cups … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Squash: Fit Food

Getting fit is more than just exercise. I learned quickly in my fitness journey that what I was eating was just as important as the exercises I was doing. I also decided that I wouldn't have to work as hard in the gym if I cut out all the junk. :) One easy way to get fit is to eat more fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains (if you don't have dietary restrictions). As part of the Fit for … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ways to Involve Kids in Meal Planning

I'm writing at Together CountsTM this week, sharing my ideas for getting kids involved with meal planning. My kids usually make healthier food choices if they are involved in the planning. Do yours? Kids love to feel valued and important, and getting them involved with meal planning and shopping is a great way to teach good habits as well as give them part ownership of mealtime. You can read … [Read more...]