March 6, 2017

#MeatlessMonday Recipe: Summer Bean Salad

Author: Melissa Kear

March is National Nutrition Month, and we are celebrating by sharing great recipes every week.

Check out Week 1’s recipe from our nutrition team, Summer Bean Salad, for a healthy and inexpensive meal for Monday or any day of the week.Summer Bean Salad #MeatlessMonday recipe

Or download or print a copy by clicking here.

October 15, 2015

Community Kitchen Recipe: Easy Peasy Pumpkin Soup

Author: Melissa Kear

Pumpkins in the Second Harvest Food BankJudging by all the pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin spiced cookies and treats, and all the many other pumpkin spiced inspired items being advertised everywhere you turn, I think it is safe to say it is officially fall.

Though we may not have all our leaves turning orange and red, or gotten quite to sweater and scarf weather, pumpkins are in season, and our Nutrition Educator, Chef Terah Barrios, has just the healthy, inexpensive recipe to celebrate.


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March 11, 2014

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

Author: Maria Conley, RD, LD/N

Little boy with peppersMarch is National Nutrition Month®. This year’s theme is Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right. The foods people enjoy are likely the ones they eat the most. Create healthy meals by combining taste and nutrition.

Every Wednesday we do just that with our Bites, Camera, Action! program. Universal Orlando chefs perform cooking demonstrations for middle-schoolers at four Orange County schools. In addition to a cooking demonstration, students participate in a nutrition education game, and receive a bag of food to take home to their families.

Last week, children were able to watch Chef Ed Colleran and Mayor Buddy Dyer make Turkey Veggie Mac & Cheese. Yum!

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