The Truth About Proteins Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Protein is a nutrient that receives a lot of attention and the food industry loves to highlight it in their products, but do we really need to eat a lot of it for good health? We’ll discuss the scientific evidence on how much protein we should be getting at different stages of life, what are the healthiest sources of protein, and how to ensure protein adequacy when eating a plant-based diet. This article is part of the [...]
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans Are They Worth the Trouble? Every five years the United States releases Dietary Guidelines for Americans for the purpose of promoting health and preventing disease. But is there value in this process? Don’t we already know enough about nutrition? In this webinar we will learn about the process involved, what the Guidelines mean, and how they can be beneficial for ministry. Meet Our Presenters Dr. Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH Joan Sabaté MD, DrPH, is a Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at Loma Linda University School of [...]
Making Peace with Carbohydrates Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources. Click on the logo to go to the Club page for more resources. Carbohydrates (aka carbs) are largely misunderstood and in the past decades have become the target of numerous fad diets. But are their claims valid? Are all carbs created equal? We will discuss the biblical and scientific evidence to debunk many of the myths related to carbohydrates and highlight the wonderful health [...]
Vibrant Mexican Quinoa By Maggie Collins Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 15 min 20 - 30 min 35 - 45 min Ingredients Instructions Add the quinoa to a medium skillet and toast it at medium heat while completing the second step. Add ¼ cup of the vegetable broth to a medium pan, along with the garlic, onion, and jalapeno, and cook until the broth has evaporated. If it starts to stick, add a bit more broth as [...]
Cauliflower Soup By Gemalli Austin, DrPH, RD Adapted from chefani.com Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 10 30 40 4 Ingredients Instructions Saute onion and leeks in water until translucent. Add crushed red pepper and garlic. Sauté for a few more minutes Add vegetable stock, water, salt and potatoes. Bring to boil. Add chopped cauliflower. Simmer until tender (about 15 minutes). Blend cashews and water. Add to soup and season to taste. [...]
Lime-Infused Lentil Salad By Julianne Penner Reprinted with permission from the Intelligent Health cookbook Print Recipe Ingredients Instructions Soak the onions in the lime juice while chopping other ingredients. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Bonus Tips Serve with toasted corn tortillas. This is also delicious topped with almond feta and sliced radishes. This recipe can be even easier if you use pre-cooked lentils. If using dry lentils, boil them for 20-35 minutes [...]
Finding True Joy in Eating Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources. Click on the logo to go to the Club page for more resources. “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 Defining Joy According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary joy is a state of happiness(1), a feeling the Bible makes very clear God desires all humanity to experience, not only in this [...]
Steel-Cut Oatmeal By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 15 min 20 min 35 min 4 (1-cup each) Ingredients Instructions In a medium non-stick saucepan, combine the water, soy milk, salt and spices and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. In the meantime toast the oats in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Stir the oats, mashed banana and chopped apple into the simmering liquid. Reduce the heat, adjusting [...]
Balance Restored In An Unstable Environment Do we sometimes wonder if we are moving forward or backward? Are we right side up or upside down? Please join us as Dr. Beverly Sedlacek invites us to look inwardly at the current state of our hearts and minds. We will also receive proven, timeless and wholesome methods to restore balance in an unstable environment enabling us to offer help to others we seek to serve. Meet Our Presenter Beverly Sedlacek, DNP, PMHCNS-BC Dr. Sedlacek is a gifted speaker, therapist, author and educator [...]
Preserving Hope An Introduction to Suicide Prevention Join us as we explore the growing concern of suicide and discuss suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. All of us, and especially ministry leaders, need to understand signs of suicidal ideation, be able to ask questions that encourage discussion, and know where to direct individuals for specialized care. Meet Our Presenters William Cork, MA, MDiv William Cork is Assistant Director of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries for the North American Division and serves as a chaplain in the US Army Reserve. In addition to eighteen [...]