How to Cook During Quarantine

What to Make During COVID-19:  Recipes and tips to transform simple foods   The COVID-19 outbreak has led many people to stock up on pantry staples, freezer-friendly foods, and shelf-stable vegetables. Plenty of individuals are having to cook for the first time or using new ingredients and are likely feeling overwhelmed, while also searching for ways[…]

4 Things to Put on Your Sandwich; and 3 Things to Leave off

Condiments and Bread Choices Increase Calories in a Sandwich   Sandwiches can be nutritious, and they’re especially great when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare a meal. The problem? Sneaky add-ons! Here’s help choosing the best ingredients for your next sandwich.   Do you pack yourself a sandwich for lunch every day? Bringing[…]

Healthy Kitchen Staples to Always Have in the Freezer

It’s no secret that while I love food and know a lot about cooking, convenience is the driving force behind most of my weekday meals. I’ve written about how my meal prep sometimes doesn’t involve any cooking at all, and I’ll proudly admit that salads, sandwiches, and bowls of oatmeal make up 90 percent of my weekday diet. Because[…]

One-dish Wonder: Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

This broccoli-studded comfort food covers every nutritional base by combining lean protein, whole grains, cheese, and a vegetable—a no-fail approach to eating well. For more veggie power, serve a simple green salad on the side.   It’s important to consume a variety of food from all of the food groups to stay healthy and get all of[…]

Chicken Avocado Roll-Ups

These chicken avocado salad pinwheels double as a nutritious lunch and an adorable party appetizer.   Ingredients 2 avocados, cubed Juice of 1 lime 2 c. Shredded chicken 1 bell peppers, seeds and cores removed, chopped 1/2 small red onion, chopped 1/2 c. Shredded Monterey Jack 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar 2 tbsp. sour cream 2[…]

Minimize the Risk of Food Poisoning

The year is not yet half over and already there have been seven documented multistate outbreaks of food poisoning. The latest involved eggs in their shells containing salmonella and packaged chopped romaine lettuce contaminated with the especially dangerous “hamburger bug” E. coli O157:H7.     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the romaine outbreak involved[…]