Category: Eating Well With Kim

Good And Cheap Eats

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE Does your budget dictate your buying decisions? Budget definitely affects my purchasing decisions but admittedly my profession as a culinary nutritionist funnels a larger than average portion of household income into the food budget. However, when working with patients and clients, I sometimes hear murmuring about how it costs more to eat healthy. And while that can be true, there are many strategies one can utilize to make eating healthy more cost effective than eating poorly. I say that with even more confidence after reviewing this lovely and free-to-download cookbook Good and...

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Being NEAT through the Holidays and Beyond

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE A holiday issue that spans December and January leaves me in a nutrition quandary. How am I supposed to cover both holiday cheer and New Year’s Resolutions in one article? As we participate in holiday cheer while racing toward our New Year health goals,  one thought comes to mind…”set yourself up for success.”  Considering both activity and food, I offer up two ways to do just that. If you practice NEAT (non-exercise activity thermoneognesis) and Volumetrics, you have opportunity for success during the holidays and beyond. The busy holiday season often zaps...

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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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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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