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recipes

Fall has certainly hit North Carolina which means it is a great time to experiment with spaghetti squash. One of my favorite ways to cook spaghetti squash is in the air fryer. What is Spaghetti Squash? Although in the squash family, spaghetti squash is not as starchy as other varieties. At only 42 calories per… Continue reading »

An easy dinner to throw together on a busy weeknight? AND one that serves as a great lunch the next day? These Greek Bowls are just that. They can be made in advance to meal prep for that week’s lunches but they can also be put together quickly for a last-minute dinner (and if there… Continue reading »

The 4th of July always feels like the perfect time for me to try new recipes with fresh produce. There is something about the wide array of colors and textures of the different fruits and vegetables available during the summer that sparks my creativity and the desire to try something new. Plus, there’s no better… Continue reading »

I love using mason jars to store my food. They are convenient, keep food fresh, and easy to clean, but most importantly, they are just plain cute! Part of eating mindfully is to notice the taste, texture, and smells of our food. This includes the visual presentation of food as well. Mason jars can elevate… Continue reading »

I am a big fan of Trader Joe’s. I am such a fan I get asked, “what are your favorite things to buy there.” Instead of just answering – “everything,” I decided to come up with my top 10 favorite things to buy at TJ’s. 1. Berries. I put berries on my steel cut oats and… Continue reading »

Wouldn’t it be nice to walk in the door after work to the beautiful sound of “Dinner is ready”? Well, the next best thing is to walk in the door to the tantalizing smells of a delicious meal ready and waiting for you.  This dream can be a reality.  Just look no further than your… Continue reading »

My name is Caroline Johnson, a gracious and eager intern with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. I am a distance ed student with Appalachian State University, a full-time employee, a wife, and a mom to two adorable dogs. Considering the current balancing act that is my schedule, it is easy to see why I… 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 »

Rachel shares some great tips to making your baked goods a little healthier. Something we can all appreciate during the cookie, bread, and pound cake- filled holiday season! I love to cook and I love to play with recipes. I use a recipe exactly as written the first time I make it. After that I… 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 »