A Big Pot of Soup A big pot of homemade vegetable soup is like a big hug from someone you love. It warms you up, fills you up and keeps you coming back for more. Not only that. Homemade vegetable soup is a tasty mixture of fresh flavors and healthy nutrition, and there's no limit to what you can cut, shred or chop and add into your tasty soup broth. Some vegetables I like in my homemade vegetable soup are onions, garlic, celery, Bell peppers, carrots, canned tomatoes, chickpeas, cabbage, zucchini, turnips, and parsley. Mmm...it's so good! My Homemade Soup & Easy Meals blog gives you … [Read more...] about A Big Pot of Soup & Batch-Cooking Recipe Tips
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Tangy Carrot Salad is a Versatile Side Dish This twist on plain old carrots is a dish I make often as a cold and colorful side. The flavor and nutrition is simply hard to beat. Last month, I made brunch for some good friends and the menu was this: my Easy Egg Frittata (you've got to try it), Tangy Carrot Salad (recipe right here - below), Lucy's Homemade Whole Wheat Bread (my friend Lucy makes the best), and my Healthy Pumpkin Pie (you make it in the blender)! Tangy Carrot Salad Recipe Makes 6 servings 4 large Carrots ½ … [Read more...] about Tangy Carrot Salad Recipe
Local Dietitians' Night Out! Every 4-6 weeks, our local dietitians group gets out together for education, networking and fun! This month, we met at a YMCA to listen to a panel of local farmers and gardening experts talk about the local agriculture scene. Not only that -- we took home the most beautiful, locally grown, hydroponic lettuce I've ever seen! Local Agriculture in Triad North Carolina Our education/experience panel the other night consisted of 2 farmers who supply local, community feeding programs and the food bank with a variety of fresh vegetables. In the winter, thanks to … [Read more...] about Local Dietitians, Learning From Local Farmers & Lettuce
Meatloaf is Comfort Food I have been eating meatloaf all my life and I bet you have, too. Lately I've gotten creative and have tried some new ingredients in my meatloaf as a way to lighten up this classic comfort food. Fresh and dried herbs and spices are normally fun to add to meatloaf, and using oatmeal instead of bread crumbs is a neat way to add a whole grain to the recipe. The meatloaf in this picture at the left has an entire 10 oz package of thawed and drained, frozen spinach in it, too. Tasty? You bet it is! Easy Spinach & Herb Meatloaf Recipe 1 pound lean ground beef 1 … [Read more...] about Meatloaf for Dinner!
Getting to Know Turnips & Their Nutrition My opinion of turnips has taken a 180-degree turn for the better. Don't know why - but I just never had the urge to taste or cook with this creamy white vegetable until recently. I'm on a roll now, though, with turnips at my meal table about once a week thanks to the most sweet and small turnips grown by a farmer friend in North Carolina. Nutritionally, turnips stack up very well. They are low in calories at only about 30 cal per 1 cup cooked, moderate in carbs with 8 grams in 1 cup of cubes, and a good source of vitamin C and … [Read more...] about Getting to Know Turnips & Recipes
Client Thanks To all my nutrition clients, individuals and groups, I thank you for trusting me and for opening your eyes and ears to new possibilities of better personal nutrition. You have not only listened, but you've tried and tested and changed your habits as you've added a healthy dose of nutrition to your day. I'm inspired by every one of you and look to a bright future as you stay strong in your commitment to caring about nutritious food as your new path - forever. Here are 7 things I've learned from my clients. Open a New Year with Tasty Nutrition New Foods As I opened a … [Read more...] about Client Thanks & Open a New Year!