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...]
Quinoa Part II: Nutrition Facts and Recipes!
I hope you have all run to the grocery store to purchase some Quinoa! I actually was able to find the red version in one of our local grocery stores here in Winston-Salem! Today's post has a reminder of why Quinoa is so good for you and how you can incorporate it into your diet. Nutrition Facts: Quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah") was referred to as the "mother of all grains" by the Incas of the Andean region of South America. Quinoa's nutrition profile includes: gluten free high in … [Read more...]
Sweet Potatoes Part I: Not Just a Holiday Tradition!
Sweet Potatoes and Yams Sweet, Savory, and Healthy....who ever thought that would be a combination! The sweet potato is something that should not just be eaten during the holidays piled with sugar and marshmallows! Sweet potatoes come in different varieties. Skin and flesh colors range from cream all the way to a dark pink or purple. As usual, the darker the color the more nutrients! In this case, the darker varieties have more cancer fighting carotenoids (FYI, there are more … [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...]