Category: Eating Well With Kim

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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Super Summer Slaw

Recently, a local farmer named Joseph Doyle gave me some cabbage and pecans and then as simple as that, a recipe was born. It was kind of like the farmer version of the show Chopped because that’s what I got in the basket and in turn it became a delightful new recipe. Cabbage is most certainly underutilized, yet such a healthy vegetable. In fact, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, a group of vegetables known for their role in cancer prevention. When you are given cabbage by a farmer, it’s relatively inexpensive but it’s also inexpensive at the store and...

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The 3 R’s of The Environment: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE This is the time of year for thinking GREEN.  Although St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, April in Augusta is all about the green jacket. That said, spring’s warmer weather and budding trees also have me thinking about green spaces, green veggies and green living.  The 3 R’s of sustainability (reduce, reuse and recycle) can be easily applied to how we manage food at home. Did you know that on average Americans throw out 40% of their food? That is close to half, which is kind of shocking especially when you...

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

A reminder that every bite counts! By Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE   What does this mean when feeding kiddos? “It means that small shifts in our food choices can add up over time”  ~Kim Small changes can lead to lasting changes that you and your family can enjoy over a lifetime. Considering that “every bite counts” also suggests that it is never too late to make changes. As a mom who feeds children, I constantly replay a famous quote from a children’s movie when it comes to feeding my family nutritious foods. The quote I replay over and...

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Gameday Appetizers

Think Beyond the Veggie Platter By Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE   Every year I am asked to address healthy holiday eating. Talking about nutrition and the impact food has on health is something I enjoy, but the “healthy holiday” topic gets a little old. One of the most common recommendations for how to handle multiple holiday parties and still eat healthfully is to “bring a vegetable platter.” To be clear, I am not against the vegetable platter, but let’s be honest. I’ve been to many holiday parties and that plate of veggies is not what partygoers flock to...

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