Category: Eating Well With Kim

Black Friday Breakfast Frittata

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE Thanksgiving really sets up the holiday season of eating and shopping especially on Black Friday. This recipe is a perfect way to help you shop till lunch without dropping. To maintain energy during the holiday season continue good eating habits like eating a high protein nutrient rich breakfast. This is a make-ahead breakfast.  It’s packed with protein and also uses leftovers from the typical Thanksgiving meal and can be made while putting leftovers away. Once the recipe is assembled just refrigerate overnight, and bake in the morning. Black Friday Breakfast Frittata This...

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Picking Pears

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE   Berries are the nutritional powerhouses of the fruit world, but today I’d like to show the lowly pear a little love. Pears are impressive for their fiber content one medium pear has 6g fiber, in addition they are a good source of vitamin C plus they are juicy and delicious when perfectly ripe. However knowing when pears are ripe is a little on the tricky side. Pears resemble avocados….there is a perfect level of ripeness in which to eat them and then there are less perfect times of ripeness, when you...

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Snack-Nation

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE We are a snacking nation. This can be good or bad depending on how you look at it. If you are a soda or snack-food company, it is good. If you are a parent, it can present nutritional challenges. When you hear the word “snack,” what do you think of? Do you think of chips, cookies and sweet drinks or do you think of apples, almonds and avocados? If you think of snacks as more of the junk type foods – you are not alone. Junk foods and candy bars (think Snickers)...

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The Basics: Fruits & Veggies

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE Summer is almost over. Goodbye to that relaxed schedule that allows for random bursts of activity at a moment’s notice and hello to that school schedule that is unyielding and routine. Ah routine— boring, yet at the same time routines can be comforting and productive. School schedules allow for a bit more routine at home and that certainly includes meal planning.  As a “seasoned” dietitian, I’ve seen lots of education materials over the years and as recently as two years ago, I came across one of my favorites thus far. It’s a...

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Creativity and Cooking!

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE I used to think that I had the creativity of a rock and then I started cooking for myself. Eventually, I realized that I frequently altered recipes and often changed them into completely new recipes, which indeed is a form of creativity. Fast forward 20 plus years and my daughter also prefers not to follow a recipe, which unfortunately results in a lot of inedible mess making. Admittedly, I have not been stellar at encouraging this form of creativity, especially since I am usually the clean-up crew. In an effort to practice...

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