The Everyday Chef: Fruit & Veggie Culinary Creations
Welcome to our Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Everyday Chef column. Let our chefs step into your kitchen weekly and offer sound advice and tips to help you eat more fruits and vegetables by bringing delicious and nutritious food to your table! Visit often for original recipes and culinary techniques that will introduce unique ways to prepare fruits & veggies for your everyday meals.
|Equipped with a curiosity in the kitchen and an appetite for wholesome foods, I want to make your healthy eating journey feel both achievable and sustainable. I’m a registered dietitian, yoga instructor and vegetable lover! Together, we’ll experiment with simple, inexpensive recipes and a dash of nutrition tips. Full Bio||Cooking wasn’t always easy for me. My mother’s culinary skills were limited to boiling chicken and preparing a baked tuna casserole. As a registered dietitian, I spend my time helping people reach their personal nutrition goals through therapeutic diets, performance nutrition plans, and preparing meals as a private chef. Full Bio|
|Stunning Dragon Fruit Salad
Andrew: Dragon fruit … incredibly pretty on the outside and, like anything unfamiliar, a bit intimidating. Not to worry! I will show you how to get the exotic fruit out of that dragon shell and into a deliciously stunning dish. You won’t believe how easy it is! Watch Dragon Fruit Video
|Slow-Cooker Vegetable Minestrone
Alex: My crock-pot usually gets used for the Super Bowl to hold chili dip and that’s about it. But after a busy day of errands, I made this vegetable minestrone. It was so easy, healthy, and delicious … I just had to share! It’s packed with vegetables, tomatoes, beans and ditalini pasta (you can also use quinoa or sorghum). Try It!
|Raw Beet Noodle Salad
Andrew: Roasted and boiled cooking methods for beets make for great vegetable sides, but what about raw beets: fresh, vibrant, naturally sweet, and addictively crunchy! Raw beets are remarkably easy to incorporate into salads (especially with a spiralizer!). This video shows how easy it is to use a spiralizer and how beautiful beets can be as the main attraction! Watch Video
|Roasted Delicata Squash with Pomegranate
Alex: This time of year, I get downright giddy over the wide selection of squash at the market. Baked, roasted, mashed or stuffed, I could eat squash every day. Topped with a sweet maple dressing, pomegranate seeds and walnuts, it’s a show-stopping dish for any holiday table or weeknight. Get Delicata Squash Recipe
|Orange Apricot Chutney
Andrew: Late harvest apricots at the store will be on sale and are perfect for making a savory chutney. Chutney? A chunky relish with either savory or sweet elements. I created this particular recipe to pair with a grilled or plank smoked salmon. Get Apricot Chutney Recipe
|Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Alex: VIDEO Individual lasagna noodles rolled up with ricotta and spinach, then covered with marinara sauce. Not only is this dish easier to make than traditional lasagna, it’s perfect for portion control. Watch Video
|Interested In Performance Nutrition?|
|Check out Andrew’s monthly column on performance nutrition, which focuses on the relationship between nutrition and athletic performance, including the quality and quantity of your fluid and food intake.|
|Are You Getting Enough Iron?
The average American gets more than enough iron each day, buy if you’re exercising regularly or actively participating in endurance activities like running or fast walking, you’re not average. Make sure you are getting enough Iron for your active lifestyle.
The Active Person’s Guide to Getting Enough Iron