Chicken Stock in an Instant Pot

Store-bought rotisserie chicken is a meal prep wonder in my house. One of my favorite meal prep “tasks” on a weekend afternoon is processing a rotisserie chicken and then making chicken stock in my Instant Pot. I pull out my vegetable scraps from the freezer and a few fresh ingredients to make a flavorful stock. […]

Adopt Flexible Thinking in 2023

It is the beginning of the calendar year and many people participate in the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions which typically involves changing habits or setting personal goals. Whether you choose to embark on new goals at the beginning or middle of the calendar year, we want to remind you that when setting goals […]

Reframing Occasional Sleep Difficulty

We think of nutrition and exercise as foundational for good health but sleep is equally as important. Prioritizing sleep is vital for your overall health and getting good quality sleep depends on a variety of factors. Our bodies have primary drives including the need for food, water, and sleep. Even though it may feel like […]

Self Care Audit

You can’t pour from an empty cup so from time to time it can be essential to take a step back and make time to fill your cup. It can be beneficial to perform a self care audit to determine what activity you should prioritize. Keep your personal values, priorities, and obligations in mind, and […]

Hearts of Palm Pasta

The latest non-traditional noodle has made its way to Trader Joe’s—hearts of palm pasta. These tender and mild-tasting noodles are made from the center of palm trees. The Trader Joe’s version comes in a shelf-stable pouch with 3 servings. Each serving comes in at a mere 20 calories, 0 grams of fat, 2 grams of […]

Holiday Challenge

Join the Annual Holiday Challenge!

What is the Holiday Challenge? Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week program provides you with strategies and resources to help maintain your weight throughout the […]

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Turkey Skillet Recipe

This recipe was inspired by a Home Chef meal my brother gifted me in exchange for dog sitting. It was so simple to make and delicious, that I knew I had to recreate this recipe. This meal comes together quickly in one pot if you have cooked grains like brown rice or quinoa already on […]

Get a Library Card!

My close friends and colleagues are probably tired of me plugging public libraries or library resources whenever I get a chance BUT libraries are wonderful community hubs! I blame it on the fact that my mom worked as a librarian intermittently over the years and my dad serves on the library board in my hometown. […]

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Leftover Salmon & Quinoa Salad

Batch cooking is an excellent way to have “plannedovers”–planned leftovers–that can be adapted to different dishes throughout the week. I specifically like to batch cook grains, legumes, and animal proteins. My family regularly eats salmon. To save money I will buy a bag of frozen fillets especially when they go on sale. One of my […]