Confessions of a Dietitian

March 31, 2020

Emergency Food Preparedness is very real these days.  With pandemics, isolation and natural disasters happening all over the world right now, it is a good time to examine your emergency plans and food preparations.  This post is all about ideas for making your very own 72 hour emergency food kit.

With all the craziness in the world lately, many of us are reconsidering our preparedness. There is a lot of unknown with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many stores and businesses are closing. Some supplies are scarce and hard to come by.  Financial uncertainty and job insecurity are rampant. The possibility of lock-down is a very real thing to consider if you live in a large city. An important question to ask yourself is:

Do I have enough food stored in my home to feed my family for 14 straight days if needed?
 

Then in the midst of all the pandemic concerns, the Salt Lake City area experienced a 5.7 earthquake.  This sparked many Utahns to think about natural disaster preparedness too.

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September 29, 2018

For an intensely flavorful, deeply colorful dessert, you have got to try this Raspberry Lime Sorbet! It's very simple with only 4 ingredients, and it tastes incredible!

August 29, 2018

Looking for fresh new ways to use up the garden produce? Here is a delicious pasta salad that will help you do just that! Tortellini with garden tomatoes and zucchini, plus artichoke hearts, olives and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing over the top. It’s easy and makes a great family meal!

For a simple summer meal, try this Grilled Italian Chicken with Parmesan Couscous. The chicken is marinated in Italian dressing and apple cider vinegar. Pair with homemade Parmesan Couscous and crisp veggies for a perfect summer meal!

Fresh, crisp and flavorful, here is a delicious Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad perfect for a summer meal! Crisp Romaine lettuce, juicy grape tomatoes, soft noodles and crunchy croutons, there’s plenty to love on your plate here!

April 26, 2018

This classic meal is certain to bring back childhood memories. Hamburger gravy is a super easy meal to work into your dinner rotation! With fresh mashed potatoes (easier than you think!) and made-from-scratch gravy, you’ll love the flavors of this meal. And even more you’ll love the simplicity in getting it on the table!

March 30, 2018

For a unique, yet super easy meal, this Chinese Chicken Salad is excellent! Full of flavor with a homemade dressing and marinade, crunchy noodles and fresh cabbage, you are sure to enjoy this fresh meal!

February 28, 2018

Delicious and simple, here is an upgrade to your favorite “scramble” meal of quesadillas for dinner. Black beans, corn, cream cheese and chili powder make for a tasty filling! Cook it up on a griddle and you’ve got an easy meal the family will love in minutes!

January 5, 2018

Fresh and flavorful, this meal is a perfect fit with your New Years Resolutions! Baked seasoned cod and crisp cilantro slaw, wrapped in a corn tortilla and topped with Lime Crema sauce. It’s delicious, light and will leave you feeling great!

December 8, 2017

Classic comfort food, try this savory Chicken Pot Pie. With homemade cream soup, chunks of chicken, plenty of colorful veggies and topped with a golden flaky crust, there’s lots to love about this meal!

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