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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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Mythbusters: Nutrition Edition Part – 2

Mythbusters: Nutrition Edition Part – 2

It’s about that time for another round of nutrition mythbusters! There is an overwhelming amount of nutrition information in the media, not to mention the fact that it tends to be very contradictory.

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5 Salt-Free Seasoning Ideas

5 Salt-Free Seasoning Ideas

Have you ever been told to watch your sodium intake or use less salt? Persons with high blood pressure, kidney disease, diabetes, and heart failure have probably heard that before.

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Recipes

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...

Well-Rounded Breakfast on the Go

Well-Rounded Breakfast on the Go

Written by: Meg Putnam, MS, Dietetic Intern Breakfast can be good for improving memory, concentration, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, and can even help with weight management. However, without convenient options, we often end up skipping the first meal of the...

Fresh Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Fresh Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Written by: Mindy McCullough, MS, RDN, LDN Most jams and jellies are packed full of sugar. This jam uses lemon juice to play up the natural sweetness of the strawberries while keeping the sugar content low.  As a bonus, this recipe uses heart-healthy chia seeds to...

Easy Salmon Patties

Easy Salmon Patties

Written by: Bonnie Wilson, MS, RDN, LDN These salmon patties make for a perfect weeknight meal! Loved by kids and adults alike, these salmon patties are crispy and flavorful. Feel free to substitute canned salmon if you don’t have any leftover or fresh salmon on hand!...