Archive for December 2014

Chicken and Black Fungus Mushrooms

In today’s post, I am delighted to introduce you to guest writer Sue Sing Lim, MS, RD who is originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Ms. Lim is in charge of recipes and menus for a multi-ethnicities adult community center that provides adult daycare and homecare services to seniors in the Atlanta area.  She studied dietetics/nutrition at the University of Minnesota, and is an expert on Malaysian and Chinese cuisine.  Ms. Lim shares a favorite Malaysian recipe made with chicken drumsticks and black fungus mushrooms. 

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Happy Holidays! Individual Cheesecakes for Dessert

Cheesecake is a favorite dessert for many people that is often served this time of year. It is traditionally made with full fat regular cream cheese, whole eggs, sugar and sometimes even heavy cream.  It is delicious – however, it is not very compatible with a healthy eating program, at least when it is made in the traditional manner. As a result, it should generally be reserved for special occasions and eaten in small amounts.

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Weeknight Quick and Easy: Black Beans and Brown Rice with Chicken and Salad

One of the frequent questions I hear from people trying to eat a healthier diet is how to make good, but easy, dinners they can eat on weeknights without spending all evening in the kitchen.   You know the drill, you work all day, you get home late, you’re tired and hungry and not in the mood to start whipping up a master gourmet meal…but, you’ve got to eat.  So instead of reaching for the phone (to dial your favorite local pizza place), try this weeknight quick and easy dish, and save the pizza for another night when you are getting together with friends. 

The trick to making this meal quickly on a weeknight, is a little advance planning and preparation a few days before.   The main thing you need to do is make the black beans in advance.  

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Help, It’s The Holidays! Healthy Cooking Tips

by Kim Arnold, RDN

It’s that time of year again; my favorite time of year!   The crisp air, the decorations, the gatherings with family and friends…and the over-abundance of rich meals and sweet treats.  Okay, maybe that part isn’t so great.  For those of you trying to lose weight or maintain it, this happy time of year can quickly turn into a stressful and frustrating experience.  If you try to ignore those favorite foods that you look forward to at the holidays, you are likely to feel deprived and eventually devour twice as much.  So what should you do? 

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