Denise Fields: Nutrition & Women

March is National Women’s Month and National Nutrition Month so we sat down with local Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Denise Fields, to celebrate women in the nutrition field and obtain a little professional advice for our readers.   Fields first earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Valdosta State University. Exercise physiologists help change people’s lives for the better by developing exercise programs … Continue reading Denise Fields: Nutrition & Women

Green Smoothie

Kale–1 cup of chopped kale (densely packed in the measuring cup) Cilantro–a ¼ cup of chopped-and-packed cilantro adds a zesty, citrus note. Ginger Root–a ¼-inch of peeled, fresh ginger root gives a spicy and slightly sweet note. Lemon–you’ll quarter a full lemon, leaving the peel in tact, to get the benefits of the citrus and bitters in the peel . Cucumber–use 1 cucumber to add … Continue reading Green Smoothie

No-Fry Fried Rice

Ingredients Teriyaki sauce 1 small clove garlic, crushed 1 small nob ginger, finely grated 1 tablespoon low-sodium Tamari 2 tablespoons dry sweetener ½ cup water 1 tablespoon cornstarch plus 1 tablespoon water Unfried Rice 1 cup frozen or fresh corn 2 carrots, diced 3 green onions, chopped 4 mushrooms, sliced 1 8-ounce can chopped pineapple, or fresh if available 2 cups baby spinach 1 red … Continue reading No-Fry Fried Rice

Spinach & Mushroom Quesadillas

Ingredients mushrooms 1 Tbsp cooking oil 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp salt, divided 1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper, divided 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper 1/2 lb. frozen chopped spinach 8 oz. mozzarella*, shredded 1/4 cup sour cream 5 7-inch flour tortillas Instructions 1.Slice the mushrooms and add them to a skillet with the cooking oil, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, and half of the … Continue reading Spinach & Mushroom Quesadillas