Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Food and Nutrition Consultant

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Squash Nutrition: Apple stuffed Acorn Squash
{Favorite Fall Recipe}

Acorn Squash Fall Photo

Acorn squash are a type of winter squash that are named for their shape, which is like an acorn. Acorn squash come in a variety of colors including green, orange, white and a variegated green color. When choosing squash, look for a hard tough rind with the stem still attached. Avoid those with cuts, soft spots or any sign of mold. Acorn squash can keep for up to three months … Read More →

On with the Onions!
{How to choose, store and use fresh onions}

Variety Of Organic Farm Fresh Onions In Wooden Box

Written by Morgan McManimon-Myers, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Some dishes just wouldn’t be the same without the famous onion.  One of the oldest known edible food sources, this member of the allium family is present in a staggering number of recipes! Onions have also been used in traditional medicine since ancient times.  There are several varieties to choose from like yellow, red, white, vidalia, green onions, shallots, and scallions; all are … Read More →

Simply Cilantro: Fresh Pico De Gallo Recipe
{How to store fresh Cilantro }

Fresh Cilantro or Coriander

Cilantro is an herb that is available year-round in most markets which can add great flavor to your dishes, without adding any fat, calories, or sodium! It has a distinctive, pungent flavor and is often used in Mexican and Asian cooking. Growing and Choosing Cilantro Cilantro can easily be grown from seed in a garden or even in a container. Whether you are growing cilantro or purchasing at your local … Read More →

Let’s Relish the Radish: How to choose, store and enjoy fresh radishes

Red Radish

What’s not to like about this bright, bite-sized, zesty veggie? Radishes are eager to pop up in the Spring – they take only a few weeks to go from seeds to table-ready! Harvest or shop for radishes that are bright red and approximately 1 inch in diameter, as they will be more tender and crisp with a less pungent flavor. Radishes that are larger or have been left in the … Read More →

Strawberry Nutrition {Easy Shortcake Recipe}

Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Oh, the strawberry – it is no wonder it’s the world’s most popular berry, with its luscious red color and delicious sweetness! But, the taste of strawberries isn’t the only sweet deal; this member of the rose family has only 46 calories per cup, with no sodium, fat, or cholesterol, so these heart-shaped berries are actually great for your heart along with your taste buds, and your waistline. Strawberries are … Read More →