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Free Webinar: December 9th at 12:00pm EST Steps to Eating the Med Way: Change Your Protein Nutrition Decisions Mini Series: Steps to Eating the Med Way The response to the first Med Instead of Meds webinar was overwhelming. We want to give you the tools you need to Go Med AND answer all of your questions. As… Continue reading »

Eating whole grains is an important strategy to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Whole grains have the bran, endosperm and germ intact while refined grains have the bran and germ removed. Whole grains are higher in fiber, making us feel fuller faster and for a longer amount of time. They also play an important… Continue reading »

I’ve seen stuffed pepper recipes all over and in all different forms the past few years. Italian stuffed peppers, taco stuffed peppers, chicken and pesto stuffed peppers– you name it. But for a weeknight meal, it seemed like one step too many for me. Why not just throw all those same ingredients in a bowl… Continue reading »

I recently heard a story on NPR about the rise of the groceraunt, defined as a blend between a grocery store and a restaurant, that has become quite trendy especially among millennials.  Contrary to what we teach in Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes when we discuss the… Continue reading »

As part of my work, I help develop nutrition content for our programs, most recently the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program.   Whenever I am developing sample menus for breakfast, I naturally include breakfast items that include the three components that are covered in the Start Smart lesson of this program:  whole grain, fruit,… Continue reading »

We have had a few chilly days here in Raleigh. Overall, this winter has been very mild compared to others, but still…. a cold day is a cold day. And what comforts us on a cold day? Soup! Soup is my go-to as soon as the temperatures start to dip. The possibilities are endless; hearty chili,… Continue reading »

We, as a family, have cut down on our consumption of rice (both brown and white rice) for reduce our intake of starch. So instead we have been eating quinoa with Indian curries. Most curries go very well with white quinoa. I had an old batch of black quinoa which has slightly harder /coarse texture… Continue reading »

A good recipe is all about culture, passion, and years of tradition all in one dish. Noticing these aspects of a dish allow us to be more mindful, to slow down, and to appreciate every bite. Instead of rushing through a meal or eating while being distracted, take a moment to think about each ingredient, the… Continue reading »

One of the TV shows that my family all enjoys watching together is a show called Chopped on the Food Network.  If you have never seen it before, they start out with 4 chefs and each chef gets a basket full of mystery ingredients.  There is an appetizer, entrée and dessert round and one chef… Continue reading »

Strawberry Season has officially arrived!  If you are looking for any excuse to eat these delicious little gems, get creative!  Strawberries are not just for dessert…they can delectably be a part of any meal.  Try this strawberry quinoa salad as a side dish to chicken or fish or just by itself.  Quinoa is high in… Continue reading »