When it comes to serving a holiday feast or dishing up your plate, there are many choices to be made. Below are some helpful tips for making your holiday delectably healthier while enjoying those traditional family dishes. Turkey Turkey skin is high in saturated fat and calories. Additionally, dark meat turkey contains more fat and […]
You may have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet breakfast may not be a regular habit. While breakfast isn’t a magic bullet, it may set you up for success for the remainder of the day. Those who eat breakfast also tend to consume more protein, calcium, vitamin C, zinc, […]
This clever twist on pizza is a great way to get that extra serving of veggies while still keeping things flavorful. View a printable version of this recipe. Prep Time: 15 m | Total Time: 45 m INGREDIENTS 1 large head cauliflower 2 large eggs 1 c. shredded mozzarella, divided 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan 3 […]
On Monday, August 21, 2017, many of us will experience a rare, total solar eclipse. The following are some creative, fun and healthy space-themed snacks that are definitely out of this world! View a printable version of these recipes. Eat the Moon Space Snack Prep Time: 5 m | Total Time: 5 m INGREDIENTS Plain […]
Blueberries are not only delicious, they’re packed full of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Check out the following recipes for ideas on how you can incorporate this healthy fruit into your diet this summer. View a printable version of these recipes. Sparkling Blueberry Lemonade Prep time: 10 m | Total Time: 17 m INGREDIENTS […]
Get ready to celebrate Independence Day with these super easy, fun and healthy “watermelon-inspired” recipes. Watermelon is one of the most popular summer fruits around. As the name suggests, watermelon is made up of mostly water (about 92 percent), and it’s refreshing on those hot, North Carolina summer days. Did you know that watermelon is also soaked […]
Black-eyed peas and collards offer more than the promise of luck and wealth. When prepared without salt or salty pork products, they offer health benefits too. Also known as cowpeas, black-eyed peas are actually beans, and they are packed with health benefits, some of which are outlined below. 6 Health Benefits of Black-eyed Peas Black-eyed […]
Our North Carolina Central University dietetic intern, Akiia Robertson James helped us highlight black Americans who made significant contributions to the culinary and food service industries during Black History Month. The project included a bio wall, featuring 14 black Americans prominently displayed in the cafeteria as well as meal specials.