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June 4, 2015

Fiesta Lettuce Wraps and Pepper Boats

Add some variety to your diet with this colorful summer meal. Get creative with these lettuce wraps and pepper boats for only 350 calories! [...]

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April 27, 2015

Recipe: Avocado Melon Breakfast Smoothie

Go green with this refreshing concoction of green fruits and veggies!

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February 20, 2015

Recipes from the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series

Congratulations to Chef Ryan Conklin and his teammates chefs Steve Pexton and Collin Jennings! They’ve won the Got To Be NC Competition Dining Triangle Series. Try out some of the wining recipes for yourself! Here are two recipes from the winning battle against Chef Trey Cleveland of Top of the Hill. The secret ingredient was…

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January 23, 2015

Garden Turkey Meatloaf

Give meatloaf a makeover with lean ground turkey and two cups of veggies! Ingredients For meatloaf: 2 cups assorted vegetables, chopped – such as mushrooms, zucchini, red bell peppers or spinach 12 ounces 99 percent lean ground turkey ½ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs (or substitute regular breadcrumbs) ¼ cup fat-free evaporated milk ¼ teaspoon ground black…

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January 9, 2015

Orange Couscous with Almonds, Raisins and Mint

Try something new with couscous! This dish can be served on its own or with chicken, beef or sautéed vegetables. Ingredients 1¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons raisins 1 cup whole-wheat couscous 1 tablespoon fresh mint, rinsed, dried and chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried) 1 tablespoon unsalted sliced almonds, toasted 1 medium orange, rinsed,…

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December 29, 2014

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lentil Stew

Here’s a great recipe that uses good-for-you greens – kale and chard.  Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons salt (optional) 1 cup carrots, chopped 2 cups kale, chopped 2 cups chard, chopped 2 cups dried lentils 8 cups vegetable broth (or stock) 1…

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December 17, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Tailgating with a Healthier Twist – Low Fat, Gl...

Post by Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. Diane is a Registered Dietitian at Rex Wellness Center of Cary and Rex Wellness Center of Knightdale. ‘Tailgating with a Healthier Twist’ continues this week with another delicious tailgating menu from Rex Wellness Center Registered Dietitian Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. This week’s menu includes: Low Fat, Gluten-Free Turkey Chili,…

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December 3, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Tailgating with a Healthier Twist – Jerk ...

“Tailgating with a Healthier Twist” continues this week with another delicious tailgating menu from Rex Wellness Center Registered Dietitian Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. This week’s menu includes: Jerk Chicken Thighs, Low-Fat Herbed Potato Salad, Fresh Fruit Kabobs and a Feta Craisin Salad with Light Balsamic Dressing.

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November 24, 2014

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 2 ripe bananas 1 ½ cups rolled oats 1/3 cup raisins 1/3 cup of craisins/dried cranberries ¼ cup walnuts/pecans Directions Preheat heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix vanilla extract and cinnamon into the applesauce. Blend applesauce mixture with all other ingredients and let sit…

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Chicken Kabobs

November 12, 2014

Wellness Wednesday: Tailgating with a Healthier Twist – Chick...

We’re kicking off our Wellness Wednesday series with the first installment of “Tailgating with a Healthier Twist” by Rex Wellness Center Registered Dietitian Diane Danchi, R.D., L.D.N. This week’s menu includes: Chicken Kabobs, Cream Cheese Stuffed New Potatoes, a Fruit and Cheese Plate and a Spinach and Edamame Salad.

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September 22, 2014

Three-Bean Salad

This tangy bean salad is perfect for a picnic, an inexpensive to make. It only costs about $0.79 per serving to make this recipe!...

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