A Cooking Surprise I have been surprised many times in my kitchen. Like when I rehydrated dried shitake mushrooms for the first time or when I cooked a whole eggplant on the gas burner of my stove. Or, when I put a whole, frozen turkey breast into my crock pot and came home 8 hours later to the most moist and tasty turkey breast I've ever eaten. Cooking is funny when you try new things - that's for sure. Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot Recipe 1 Frozen solid turkey breast This is a one-ingredient recipe. All you do is place the frozen turkey breast into the crock pot or slow … [Read more...] about Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot & How to Use the Leftovers
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
Visit a Farmer's Market this Summer! If you like taking kid-friendly outings, love the fresh air, and adore fresh and local foods, then the Farmer’s Market is a perfect destination this summer. There are many great reasons to visit a Farmer’s Market and here are just a few. 8 Great Reasons to Visit a Farmer's Market this Summer! Tasting wonderful flavors fresh from the farm Supporting family farmers who work hard day-after-day to grow nutritious fruits, vegetables, and more Protecting the environment by buying food that was grown nearby and was packaged & traveled less … [Read more...] about 8 Great Reasons to Visit a Farmer’s Market this Summer!
Does Nutrition Month Inspire You? Do you feel inspired by Nutrition Month, by planning a super healthy breakfast, packing yourself a super healthy lunch, or cooking a super healthy dinner? As a dietitian, I take it seriously. I do my best to wish all my clients and group audiences a Happy Nutrition Month during March. Why? Because inspiration leads to passion, passion leads to positive eating habits, and eating more nutritious food is the ticket to a healthier and happier future. Nutrition Month is Ending So Now What? Re-visit your personal health goals & commit to … [Read more...] about Nutrition Month is Ending So Now What?
This guest blog is by Kaylie Teague. To read Kaylie’s earlier blog, Healthify Your Breakfast, click here. To read Kaylie's blog, Healthify Your Lunch, click here. Healthify Your Dinner Dinner is often difficult to plan or thrown together last minute after a long day at work or school. Here are some ways you can healthify your meal and become re-inspired for dinnertime! Spaghetti and marinara sauce →spaghetti squash with marinara sauce and veggies Side of mashed potatoes with butter →side of baked sweet potato with almond butter Stir fry with white rice →stir fry with brown rice … [Read more...] about Healthify Your Dinner!
Good Fat Foods! Good fats are definitely worth paying attention to. First of all, their flavors are great. Second of all, they are simple foods without additives, and third, they can keep your heart and brain healthy in a big way. Good fats are what are technically called unsaturated fats and they come from plants or fish. You have lots of options in choosing good fat foods so this is good news. Fish is a Good Fat Food! Fish are a fun study nutritionally. Some are so lean that they burst with lots of protein and have almost no fat at all. Other fish are not so lean and they burst with … [Read more...] about Fish is a Good Fat Food!