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Season’s Eatings

Season’s Eatings

If you developed a new love for cooking-you are among the lucky few that have learned what a treasure trove of produce ingredients we have here in North Carolina that are locally grown and produced.

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Preserve the Taste of Summer in your Freezer

Preserve the Taste of Summer in your Freezer

In North Carolina, summer is quickly approaching. Summer brings more than sun and mosquitos; it comes with a plethora of fresh seasonal produce. Soon the farm stands will be bursting with more berries, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes, and corn than we know what to do with. Sadly, summer and the goodies it brings cannot last forever.

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Recipes

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Written by: Grace Burton, MS, RDN, LDN Try this easy, flavorful recipe for a quick lunch option – if you boil the eggs ahead of time, you can make this meal come together in 5 minutes. The avocado incorporates heart-healthy fats into a typically mayonnaise-heavy...

Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken

Weeknight Teriyaki Chicken

Written by: Bonnie Wilson, MS, RDN, LDN This simple teriyaki chicken recipe is sure to be an instant hit! Made in under 30 minutes, it can make for a great weeknight protein option. To make it a balanced meal, throw it over a salad. Enjoy! Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook...

Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Smoothie Bowl

Written by: Julia Bumpus, MS, RDN, LDN Summertime is the perfect time for a cool treat and smoothie bowls are great way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Because they are thick, you can devour from a bowl with a spoon and your choice of toppings! This bowl is lower in...

Orzo Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Orzo Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Written by: Doris Nicolas-Mir, MPH, RDN, LDN, CDCES Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Makes: 5 servings Summer is a great time of the year to take advantage of seasonal vegetable options. This colorful dish can be used as a side dish or meatless meal option....

Honey Sriracha Meatballs

Honey Sriracha Meatballs

Written by: Nadeen N. Risi, MS, RDN, LDN This easy protein can be a great addition to any meal and it can be prepped ahead of time – spend 30 minutes on the weekend and have most of a meal already made for the week. Sweet and spicy, these meatballs can be paired up...

Summer Berry Salad

Summer Berry Salad

Written by: Avance Care Registered Dietitian Diane Butler, RD, LDN CDCES Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Makes: 8 servings Ingredients: 16 ounces mixed baby greens 1½ cups strawberries 1½ cups blueberries 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup shredded...