Last year I taught a Cancer Fighting Cooking Class - Quick, Easy and Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving at Financial Pathways of the Piedmont. It was a fun time and I was asked to come back this year. We had a slightly different theme, which I thought was a great idea - recipes to use your holiday leftovers! Of course, most people can figure out how to make a turkey or ham sandwich, or to simply put some leftovers on a plate and heat it up! However, there are some great, easy … [Read more...]
Cancer Fighting Cooking Class – Quick, Easy and Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving!
I taught a cooking class today for employees at Financial Pathways of the Piedmont, a non-profit that does credit counseling and helps clients avoid foreclosure. They were a really fun group that were more than willing to jump in and participate, ask great questions and share tips with each other. My favorite kind of class! I was able to make the salad dressing, whipped sweet potato and chili in 1 hour. The third recipe we made during class. The food costs was ~$50 and we had … [Read more...]
Simple Homemade Holiday Meals: Nourishing Recipes that Won’t Empty Your Wallet!
A special holiday request from Your Cancer Dietitian: I have a very special friend who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer for the 4th time. Her first diagnosis was over 20 years ago. Since then, she had been providing care for people diagnosed with cancer - over 50,000 survivors to date! I really want to do something to honor her, and am riding Cancer Services' Polar Bear Ride for Courage on January 1st. YES, in the cold :). I need your support to reach my goal … [Read more...]
Bonus Post! Holiday Tips and Recipes: Party Strategies
Party Strategies for a Healthy Holiday! Many times good intentions can be sabotaged in party situations. With so many temptations, a busy schedule and well intentioned "food pushers", it's hard to make your intentions a reality. While attending parties this holiday, here are some tips for making sure that you maintain your healthy lifestyle no matter where you are! Eat a healthy snack before you go such as fruit, soup, cereal, yogurt or string cheese. The last thing you need is … [Read more...]
Holiday Tips and Recipes Part II
Holiday Tips and Recipes Part I covered the first 5 of my 10 survival tips for the holidays and gave you my favorite holiday mashed potato recipe. Here are the final 5 Survival Tips for the Holidays and my favorite kale recipe! 6. Sign up for a 5K or fitness walk. During the holiday season, we often are so busy with the to-do list that our exercise ceases. By signing up for a 5k or other fitness event, it will help to keep your mind focused on fitness goals. Many cities have … [Read more...]