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Making Smoothies that are Flavorful AND Nutritious

Nancy Horn, owner of Dish Cafe and Catering and writer for the RGJ’s “Dish it Up” series, asked Carson Tahoe Health’s Registered Dietician, Kim Mason, for a nutritional analysis of one of her favorite smoothie recipes. Some of Nancy’s favorite smoothie ingredients include a bit of milk (especially almond milk), summer berries and fresh mint. Protein powder also is essential. These days, many folks are taking some of their meals in liquid form and in a rainbow of colors. These drinks are everywhere, displayed across the glossy pages of magazines, discussed in health food forums online, riding shotgun in cup holders, seen in the hurried hands of people scurrying to work, or pulled out at lunchtime to be sipped while …

Healthy eating: Mashed cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower has a similar taste and texture to mashed potatoes for a fraction of the calories.

5 ways to eat more greens

Five ways to incorporate more healthy greens into your everyday routine.

Simple Grain Salad & Dressing Recipe

Tired of your same, go-to salad recipe? Kim Mason, a Registered Dietician at Carson Tahoe Health, says that food is something that should be celebrated every time we indulge. The best part is that, while it’s important to enjoy eating, that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy food. Kim did a live cooking demonstration at Carson Tahoe’s Field to Plate event and showed how easy it can be to prepare tasty, healthy meals using locally grown fruits and veggies. In case you missed the event, here’s one of the delicious salad and dressing recipes. Try it out! Salad Ingredients • 2 cups cooked whole grain (brown rice, millet, quinoa, barley, bulgur) or legumes (lentils, black-eyed peas, cannellini, kidney, or …

Meal planning for health (and savings)

Planning and preparing lunches ahead of time can lead to a healthier, cheaper diet.