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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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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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October 16, 2013

Staying Fit at the State Fair

It's time again for the North Carolina State Fair! If you are the adventuresome type, you might take a moment to ask yourself just how bad all this gooey, salty, greasy stuff is. Is it something to should worry about? After all, it is just once a year, right? Here are some strategies and an infographic to help you navigate as you feast at the fair.

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July 10, 2013

Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe

If you’re craving something sweet, but don’t want to load up on calories, go for berries! This smoothie combines the natural sweetness of four different berries along with the creaminess of low-fat yogurt to create a satisfying snack for your entire family. It’s also packed with vitamin C, dietary fiber and antioxidants. Here’s to your…

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