Category: Eating Well With Kim

Peach Harvest

By Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE   “An apple is an excellent thing, until you have tried a peach.” George du Maurier (1834-1896) A perfectly ripe fresh peach is something to savor…you bite into the skin and that sweet flavor is immediately present as the juice runs down your chin. Really that is the best way to enjoy a peach, completely unmodified. However, peach season is short, June through mid-August, so you need a few recipes to help you take advantage of this delightful southern gem! Peaches are fabulous eaten in sweet or savory dishes but this month’s column...

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It’s Grilling Season!

By Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE   Don’t you just love grilling season? Actually, I think grilling season is 365 days a year but there is an uptick in grilling this time of year. To honor this festive method of cooking, I am providing five strategies for successful grilling that will have you pulling delicious, nutritious food off the grill all summer long.      1. Preheat your grill for about 10 minutes and then clean off the grill grates. It is easier to clean the grates of a hot grill! Once the grill is clean you will want to...

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And the Beet Goes On…

By Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE   A beat—is a basic pulse in music and it’s also part of the 1967 hit song “The Beat Goes On” by Sonny and Cher, and most recently it is a popular brand of headphones lots of kids like.  The kind of beet I am interested in (along with the nostalgic song) is the root vegetable. I just wish that kids thought the root vegetable kind of beet was as “cool” and desirable as the headphone variety.  So I did a little research to find out why Beat headphones are so popular. One...

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Clean Eating

By Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE   Spring cleaning is in high gear as we prepare for the upcoming Masters Tournament and subsequent home rentals. While you are in the “spring cleaning” mindset I recommend you also aim to eat clean. But what exactly is clean eating? It can have different definitions depending on who does the defining.  Diane Welland, MS, RD and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide ® To Eating Clean, provides a basic definition stating that “eating clean is all about eating healthful, high-quality, nutritious food.” A more practical definition of clean eating is described by...

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Gifting Goodies

By Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE   The best gifts are consumable! Well, the kids may not actually feel this way.  However, as an adult I feel quite sure that I do not need any more “stuff” and most of my friends have all the “stuff” they could possibly need, so consumables are perfect. Think about consumable gifts as gifts of experiences. Even better is the consumable gift that is also a “time with” gift (things the gift-giver and the receiver do together). “Time with” gifts can be movie tickets, painting or cooking classes, farm tours, scheduled family game...

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