Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo The very first time I got to know of persimmons was last year summer. A friend from Texas came to visit and brought some persimmon fruits from her home garden. Since then, I have become hooked on persimmons.
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo When it comes to desserts, the first thing that comes to mind for many people is that desserts are not so healthy. This is because many desserts are known to have too much sugar. However, the good news is that not all desserts are unhealthy. As a matter of fact, there… Read more »
Sandwiches are quick and easy to make, but can be high in calories if you’re not careful. Substitute 2 T. fat-free yogurt for 2 T. mayonnaise on that sandwich and you save a whopping 167 calories and around 20g. of fat. Check out these recipes below:
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo Fish is a healthy alternative to meat because of it is low-fat and heart-healthy. As many consumers have named Monday as ‘meatless Monday’, some have decided to make Friday ‘Fishy Friday’. The reason behind this is to encourage many people to consume fish more often (about 5 ounces is one serving),… Read more »
Most of us already know what toppings to add to a pizza to make it healthier, but have you ever thought about the crust. To make healthier pizza crusts, try:
by Maryam Funmilayo When I was in college in Kansas, I dreamed of knowing how to make lasagna from scratch. However, time was always an issue! I did not want to spend too much time in the kitchen cooking up a new meal. I wanted something healthy, delicious, and of course, less time-consuming. So, I… Read more »
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo I love to eat bread in different forms: whole, sliced, white, or wheat. However, I am always very particular about the ingredients, and try to buy whole wheat or whole grain bread when I can. When you find yourself thinking about what kind of bread to buy, think of trying… Read more »
Guest Writer: Maryam Funmilayo When it comes to eating foods that boost heart health, avocados should definitely come to mind. Until recently, I preferred to use them for facials instead of eating them, because they often did not sit well with me when I consumed them alone. So, in order to boost my potassium… Read more »
Guest Writer: Kristin Larson Did you know beets are in season in North Carolina from October to December? Why not visit your local farmer’s market or produce stand to try some beets! This recipe is a delicious way to add more nutrition to your dessert. Enjoy!
Guest Writer: Debbie Stephenson I have a recipe for a delicious Strawberry and Spinach Salad. Since we can find strawberries year round in the grocery store, I make this salad year round. But it is really good this time of year when fresh strawberries are plentiful. Find local farmer’s markets in North Carolina by… Read more »