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Broccoli Recipes

I have always loved cooked broccoli, even as a kid. I never understood why someone wouldn’t like steamed broccoli. I don’t love it raw, but when cooked, I love the look, texture, and mild flavor. it is one of the few veggies I really enjoy just steamed and plain. However, it’s also a great addition to recipes, and I’ll share a few below. ⁠⁠Besides if you happen to like the …

Avocado Recipes

Avocados have become a kitchen stable in the last few years. I often get questions about if avocados count as a fat or a fruit. I usually count avocado as a fat source, but it is a super nutrient dense fruit and can count towards your daily fruit intake. It is high in monounsaturated fats and a great source of fiber. Fiber helps slow sugar absorption, helping to stabilize blood …

Apple Recipes

To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I should even do apples. I mean does anyone struggle to eat apples? While I feel like I have never met a person that hates apples. Sometimes eating just a sliced apple can get a little boring, so I am showing some fun ways to enjoy apples in the recipes below. ⁠⁠Besides being easy, very accessible, and delicious apples are also nutrient dense. …

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Tomato Recipes

One of my all time favorite things to grow in the garden is tomatoes. There is such a difference in taste between garden-fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes, and those purchased from a store. ⁠I usually mostly grow red tomatoes, but I also like to change up the colors of my tomatoes and grow different varieties (red, yellow, orange). Variety of color in the diet is important, because although the macros and vitamins …

Peach Recipes

I have two peach trees and it’s never too much! My family absolutely loves this sweet fruit. We eat them fresh and we bottle, freeze, dry, jam, you name it, we do it with peaches. The end result is always delicious. When they are fresh in the summer, I will put them on cottage cheese for a filling snack (also a great post workout option), top my oatmeal, blend into …

Why Fruits and Vegetables?

I have been a dietitian for almost a decade. I have worked in the clinical setting, community, and industry. I have worked with the young and the old, those with diseases and those with perfect health, and the common struggle I see is not enough fruits and vegetables. In fact in 2015 the CDC stated that only 1 in 10 adults were meeting the federal fruit and vegetable recommendations which …

The Benefits of Gardening with Kids

As a dietitian, it probably isn’t surprising that I encourage people, including kids, to eat more fruits and vegetables. Most of us are aware that fruits and vegetables are good for our bodies. Although we may not be able to name them, we understand that fruits and vegetables provide us with important nutrients. So we try to buy them at the grocery store, encourage our kids to eat them, and …