Pre-Diabetes

Diabetes Awareness Month: 15 Fun Facts About John – Health Education Article

  15 Fun Facts about John (as told by his wife, Angie) in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month: Besides having B.S. & M.S. degrees in Nutrition, he also has a B.S. degree in Political Science. He takes diabetes very seriously. When he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 28 years ago, he decided to return to college & study Nutrition. He wanted to help as many people as possible. He met his wife Angie (also a Dietitian) in Nutrition Assessment…

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Summer’s Bounty Pasta Salad – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Summer’s here and so are those delicious summer vegetables–tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, Oh my!  Try them with this chilled pasta salad dish.  It will be the perfect side-dish to take to a Fourth of July celebration!  It is kidney-friendly too for those with Chronic Kidney Disease. Ingredients: 12 oz Box Tri-Color Rotini 1/2 green pepper, diced 1/2 red pepper, diced 1/2 orange pepper, diced 1/3 cup red onion, diced 1/3 cup cucumber (w/skin), diced 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1…

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Okra & Tomatoes – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This Okra & Tomatoes recipe is so easy and so delicious! We live in the South and most people here prefer to have their okra fried and have usually not eaten it cooked any other way. Here is a healthy, delicious alternative that we often share with our clients.  Okra is a low calorie vegetable high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B-Complex & Folate. One surprising benefit of okra is found in the phytochemical, mucilage, which aids digestion and helps…

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Quick Baked Oatmeal – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Begin your day with a warm bowl of oatmeal!  Preparation can begin the night before to make for a quick, easy and nutritious oatmeal breakfast. The chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fat and the nut butter will add more healthy fat and a good amount of protein which will help to increase satiety. Enjoy! Ingredients 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 1 T chia seeds (optional) Sweetener of choice Dash of salt 2 T smooth nut butter…

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Turkey & Veggie Wraps – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This is a fast, easy and delicious way to use up those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! Ingredients:  2 cups chopped turkey 2 cups salad greens or spinach ½ cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned no-salt added) ½ cup shredded carrots ½ cup Craisins ½ cup cranberry sauce 4 Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas Directions: Combine turkey, salad greens/spinach, corn, carrots and Craisins in a bowl.  Warm tortillas according to package directions or serve as is.  Spread 2 T of cranberry sauce on…

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