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Spaghetti Squash Orecchietti Mushroom Soup

This is the one of the best soups I’ve ever made! Plus– it’s good for you. It is high in nutrients and packs major flavor. With a trio of mushrooms, the savory flavor is similar to miso soup (the popular starter at Japanese steakhouses) and I added a little kick with the jalapeno. The orrechietti…   Read More»


Greek Barley Bowl

Recipe post by Megan Metropulos, MS, RD, LDN Ever feel like you’re stuck in a brown rice rut? Yep, my hand is raised. You want to make sure you’re getting a slow digesting, complex carb at lunch to hold you over throughout the day but what else is out there? Face it– you’re probably getting sick…   Read More»


Bow Thai Pasta Salad

Recipe Post by Megan Metropulos, MS, RD, LDN When I started my first job after grad school, I’d pack my lunch for the next day every night before I went to bed. As much as I love cooking, packing my lunch was one of the last things I wanted to do at 9:30pm every night. One…   Read More»


Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Have you tried a buddha bowl yet? They are popping up on menus around the country and made up of large quantities of nourishing, fiber rich vegetables and hearty whole grains. Urban dictionary defines buddha bowls as “a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded ‘belly’ appearance on the top much like the belly…   Read More»


Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Post by Mary Curnutte, Nutrition Awareness Intern The holidays are starting to come around. For me that means wanting to consume alllll the fall flavors. Spiced apple desserts, pumpkin everything… lots of comfort food. The business of the season, colder temperatures and shorter days makes it easier to excuse snacking on sugary fall treats instead of wholesome, nutritious foods….   Read More»


Easy Ahi Tuna Power Bowl

Move over college kids, Ramen isn’t just a dorm food anymore. I’m pretty sure Ramen noodles were one of the first things I learned to make for myself. In high school, my friends and I used to make instant mashed potatoes out of the box, add the noodles, seasoning packet and butter and call it…   Read More»


Mason Jar Lentil Salad

Recipe and post by Mary Curnette, Nutrition Awareness Intern Mason jar salads are all the rage! It’s only the coolest way to get your veggies in… duh! You can layer the greens on the bottom, add the crunchier veggies, then the protein and the salad dressing last. Wait to shake and mix the dressing until…   Read More»


Sweet Summer Salad

Is it ever so hot outside that you just can’t imagine eating a hot lunch? When all you want is something juicy and refreshing? That’s how I’ve been feeling lately (95 degrees plus every day in Orlando, not that I’m complaining!) and where the inspiration from this Sweet Summer Salad comes from. Summer typically equals…   Read More»


Roasted Beet, Red Quinoa and Goat Cheese Salad with Orange-Beet Balsamic Vinaigrette

Have you ever seen this much red on one plate? This is quite honestly the best salad I’ve ever made. When I tell people I don’t really love salads, they look at me like I have 5 heads. A dietitian that doesn’t like salads?! When I say salad, I mean that boring iceberg lettuce, 2 cherry…   Read More»


Winter Vegetable Soup

My oh my, what weird weather we are having here in Houston. Two weeks ago I broke out the shorts, flip flops and tank tops, then last week I had bust my winter coat and sweater boots back out. Now its in the 40’s and pouring down rain! A little taste of summer, winter and spring…   Read More»


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