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|
|Perfectly Spiced Homemade Chai Applesauce
Alex: A delicious way to enjoy fresh apples? Homemade applesauce! This chai applesauce is perfectly spiced, lower in sugar compared to store-bought versions, and ready in just 15 minutes. Get Chai Applesauce Recipe
|Baked Nut Butter Bananas
Andrew: Most baked banana recipes are meant to be a dessert, but this recipe isn’t drowning in butter, rum, or brown sugar. So, it makes a great pre-workout breakfast or snack, and fills in nicely as a guilt-free something sweet when the craving happens. Watch Video
|Replenish with a Ginger Pear Smoothie
Alex: New to green smoothies? This option is lightly sweetened for green smoothie beginners, yet delicious enough for anyone to enjoy. Fresh, in-season pears are combined with warming ginger and cinnamon plus spinach for color and nutrition. Get Smoothie Recipe
|Festive Watermelon + Basil Gazpacho
Andrew: Watermelon in winter? You betcha. It’s spring or summer somewhere letting our bodies as well as our taste buds benefit from variety! Festive in color this “throw in a blender” fast chilled soup is big on flavor and fires up the taste buds. Get Gazpacho Recipe
|Moist & Perfectly Tart Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins
Alex: I can’t say enough good things about these muffins! They are perfectly moist, flavorful and the just right amount of tart, thanks to fresh cranberries. They’re a little more wholesome than traditional muffins, using applesauce and low-fat buttermilk to cut down on the overall oil content. 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