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|
|Hearty Budget-Friendly Vegetable & Cod Stew
Andrew: Lighten up December meals with a festive, budget-friendly vegetable and fish stew. One of my favorite Italian dishes next to good old fashioned spaghetti is a bowl of cioppino. Cioppino is often thought of as expensive and hard to make, but it’s nothing more than a fancy name for fisherman’s stew that can be made on a slim budget.
|Green Bean Casserole (From Scratch)
Alex: Over the past few holiday seasons, I’ve experimented with creating my own green bean casserole from scratch – green beans, homemade mushroom gravy and faux-fried crispy onions. While purists may scoff at the lack of jarred soup and canned onions, this version not only tastes better, it’s healthier too.
Get Healthier Green Bean Casserole Recipe
|Quick & Easy Toasted Za’atar Chickpea Gyros
Andrew: Chickpeas or garbanzo beans, different names for the same thing and most people immediately think hummus. Hummus is good, but there are other ways to eat chickpeas! Ready in 20 minutes, these gyros will not disappoint. Get Recipe
|Roasted Grape Thyme Crostini
Alex: Now that the weather has cooled and fall is upon us, my go-to recipe usually includes some type of roasted vegetable, either piled high on a platter or served as crostini. But just like with vegetables, roasting fruit brings out its natural sweetness and creates a wonderful base for either sweet or savory dishes. Get Recipe
|Breakfast & Lunch Cauliflower Waffles You Can Top w/ Just about Anything
Focusing on breakfasts and quick lunches that didn’t involve a salad, I went for something I could top with just about anything and came up with these cauliflower waffles that use flax meal instead of flour. Watch Video + Get Topping Ideas
|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