Recipes & Cooking

March 25, 2020

Social Distancing and Eating Healthy

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, RN, LDN As social distancing has become the new norm with COVID-19, many people are facing new challenges, such as cooking more frequency at home, planning meals for longer stretches of time and making creative substitutions in the store due to low supplies. These challenges don’t have to mean complete abandonment […]

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March 4, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Nutritious Winter Stew

Fiber, lean protein and lots of vitamins and antioxidants make this the perfect meal for a chilly evening. ingredients 2 tps canola oil ½ medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 oz sliced mushrooms 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces 1 bunch kale (about ¾ lb), stems 1 15-oz can diced […]

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February 26, 2020

Healthy Recipe — Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

It’s hard to beat a warm, hearty bowl of soup. Be patient, because this favor-packed dish is worth the wait. ingredients 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp oregano 2 tsp smoked paprika 1 red onion, chopped 1 jalapeño, chopped 1 green bell pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 […]

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February 19, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Mango Guacamole

Tortilla chips and guacamole – the perfect snack food. Enjoy this fun twist with mango, which adds vitamins and fiber to your diet, and helps with gut health. ingredients 2 avocados 1-2 limes, juiced ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 1 mango, cubed 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced 3 Tbsp green onions, sliced salt and pepper […]

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February 7, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Winter Salad with Pears, Fennel and Walnuts

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a salad. Not only does this dish look appetizing, it’s full of healthy nutrients. Enjoy it alongside your favorite entrée. ingredients salad 6 cups mixed salad greens 1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced 2 medium pears, cored and thinly sliced ¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped […]

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January 30, 2020

Healthy Recipe – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Overnight Oats

Looking for a quick breakfast that won’t make you feel guilty? Try this sweet treat with fruit and fiber that you prepare the night before. Make a double batch, and you’ve got dessert too. ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 1½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 2 tsp maple syrup 1 cup […]

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December 12, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Walnut-encrusted Tilapia

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate hearty and healthy with this flavorful seafood dish. Team it with a salad for a quick meal. Happy and healthy eating this winter! ingredients 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 large egg zest of 1 lemon 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 […]

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December 6, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Pomegranate Salsa

By Mary Lindsay Jackson, RN, LDN Keep things on your plate light with this perfect side dish rich in nutrients and color. Happy and healthy eating this winter! ingredients 1 cup pomegranate arils ½ nectarine, peach or Fuji apple, finely chopped 1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion 2 tsp finely chopped jalapeño pepper, optional 2 […]

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November 27, 2019

Holiday Recipe – Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce

Add a little extra flavor to your holiday dishes this year! Drizzle this Cranberry Orange Pear Sauce, putting a flavorful twist on traditional cranberry sauce. Happy, healthy eating and be well! ingredients  12 oz fresh cranberries 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced 1 cup orange juice zest of ½ an orange ¼ cup pure […]

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November 27, 2019

Healthy Recipe – Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Sauce

Gathering around the table with friends and loved ones this Thanksgiving? Bring this holiday favorite that puts a healthy twist on green bean casserole. Happy eating and be well! ingredients Roasted green beans and mushrooms 1 medium yellow onion, about 1 cup chopped 1 lb green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces 8 oz […]

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