Making Healthier Choices When Eating Out

Maintaining a healthy diet can be challenging when eating fast food on a busy day or treating yourself to a dinner out. Use these tips to help you make healthier choices when eating out: Choose smart-drinks like water, unsweet tea, or milk. Remember that coffee, alcohol, and even juice can have a lot of added … Read More


Beets

Beets are tasty and colorful vegetable that can be found in season during the fall in North Carolina. This root vegetable has a sweet taste and contains fiber. Check out these four recipes to include beets in your diet this fall. Chicken Quesadillas with Beet & Green Apple Salsa  Makes 4 servings/Serving size: 1 quesadilla … Read More


Colorful Potato Salad

Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed 1 large baking potato, peeled and cubed 1/4 cup olive oil 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Put … Read More


Healthier fast food taste at home

Two of my favorite things to eat growing up were chicken nuggets and French fries from a well-known fast food restaurant. I didn’t eat very much fast food growing up so it was a real treat when I did. I can still remember the warmness and the crunch of the first bite of a chicken … Read More


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