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|
|Creamy Poblano & Squash Casserole
Andrew: This dish fits perfectly with October and warm fall flavors. With a velvety texture and sweet flavor profile, the kabocha squash tastes pretty darn good and pairs well with the smoky roasted peppers, warm cumin spice, and hint of spiciness from the poblano. Watch Video
|Pie for Breakfast? Yes! Try My Apple Pie Oatmeal
Alex: This bowl of oats is loaded with fresh apples, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and just the right amount of sweetness. Perfect for mornings when you are craving sweets, but prefer something a bit more wholesome. Get Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe
|How To Make Homemade Dough for Tasty Veggie Flatbread Pizzas
Andrew: These pizzas are built on a flatbread recipe foundation with couple of toppings recipes. I am not a big fan of heavy, fatty, pizza toppings, so I like topping flatbreads with lighter and healthier produce options. There is no shortage of combinations you can create with these flatbreads! Get Homemade Flatbread Recipe
|How To Make Fresh Corn Polenta
Alex: It’s hard to escape fresh sweet corn in the summer, especially in the Midwest. Although, I don’t know why you’d want to. Crispy, refreshing and slightly sweet, it’s one of my favorite side dishes from July until September. If you like polenta, then you must try this version using fresh corn. Get Polenta Recipe
|How To Make Savory Slow-Cooked Collard Greens
Andrew: Hearty and savory, these warm braised greens are a versatile side dish. Never cooked greens before? Don’t worry, they don’t take a lot of effort and won’t require a southern grandma’s all-day effort to make! 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