Legumes

2021-07-15T16:33:11-04:00

Legumes: The Pulse of Nutrition Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Pulses are the dried seeds of legume plants and include beans, lentils, and peas. This group of foods has incredible health promoting properties to help prevent, manage, and reverse diseases, so we can consider them as the pulse of nutrition. To make things even better, pulses are inexpensive and have been a staple of the diets of many cultures around the world. This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club resources.  Click on the [...]

Legumes2021-07-15T16:33:11-04:00

Sugar and Health

2021-06-25T15:34:15-04:00

Sugar and Health Is There A Sweet Spot? Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM We are born naturally inclined to like sweet foods. The food industry has picked up on that and flooded our surroundings with products loaded with sugar. But what is the impact of habitual intake of sugary foods on our health? Are all sugars harmful? Does the Bible have anything to say about that? Is it possible to design a healthy dessert? What are the healthiest replacements for sugar? This article is part of [...]

Sugar and Health2021-06-25T15:34:15-04:00

Many Faces of Fat

2021-05-25T15:26:10-04:00

The Many Faces of Fat Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Fat has been a macronutrient surrounded by controversy. Some say minimize it at all costs, some say a high fat diet – aka a ketogenic diet – is the best solution for weight loss, diabetes, and other maladies. How do we sort through the scientific studies to find a balanced approach on this topic that will promote health to our bodies and bring glory to God? This article is part of the Joy of Eating Club [...]

Many Faces of Fat2021-05-25T15:26:10-04:00

Cashew “Cheesy” Spread

2021-05-25T15:26:51-04:00

Cashew “Cheesy” Spread By Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM I learned this recipe from my good friend Eve Naidoo, which she found online. Her version was modified from the original recipe and my version was modified from her version to achieve a final product lower in saturated fat. This spread is very versatile. It can be used on toast, to make vegan chesadilla, to make potatoes au gratin, in lasagnas, in hay stacks, and if you thin it out with some water it can also be used as a salad dressing. Print Recipe Prep Time [...]

Cashew “Cheesy” Spread2021-05-25T15:26:51-04:00

Truth About Proteins

2021-05-25T15:27:20-04:00

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 [...]

Truth About Proteins2021-05-25T15:27:20-04:00

Kushari

2021-05-25T15:27:45-04:00

Kushari By Fay Kazzi, PhD, MS, RD Reprinted with permission from The Earthy Canvas Cookbook, www.TheEarthyCanvas.com Originating in Egypt in the 1800's, kushari is a blend of Middle Eastern, Italian, and Indian flavors.  Some believe it originated with neighborhood families bringing together their "leftovers."  It is considered the national dish of Egypt. Print Recipe Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings 30 minutes 1 hour 1:30 4-5 Get some tips from Dr. Kazzi as she makes this amazing recipe! Lentils Ingredients Macaroni [...]

Kushari2021-05-25T15:27:45-04:00

Making Peace with Carbohydrates

2021-05-25T15:28:13-04:00

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 [...]

Making Peace with Carbohydrates2021-05-25T15:28:13-04:00

Vibrant Mexican Quinoa

2021-05-25T15:28:41-04:00

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 [...]

Vibrant Mexican Quinoa2021-05-25T15:28:41-04:00

Cauliflower Soup

2021-05-25T15:29:11-04:00

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. [...]

Cauliflower Soup2021-05-25T15:29:11-04:00

Finding True Joy in Eating

2021-05-25T15:30:08-04:00

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 [...]

Finding True Joy in Eating2021-05-25T15:30:08-04:00
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