Back to School Breakfasts & My Television Debut

So last week.... I was on TV... and I survived it.

Our local news station Fox 8 does a segment called the Fox 8 House Call as a partnership with our local hospital system, Cone Health. I moonlight at Cone Health's outpatient Nutrition and Diabetes Management Center one day a week, so as part of my work there, my manager asked me if I could pay my dues as the other dietitians have by participating in the House Call segment for Healthy School Year: Food and Nutrients for Brain Power. Everyone at Fox 8 was amazing, I am grateful for the experience, and most of all, I am grateful that I didn't do anything horribly embarrassing. If you would like to see it, here it is.

 

Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts

So, I’m lucky enough to be the first guest blogger on the Simple Nutrition Blog.  I’m also lucky enough to be married to the author of the Simple Nutrition Blog!  This also means one more thing; I’m the lucky one who gets to eat all the awesome recipes that you see posted here.  Lucky me!

As you have read on this blog I eat extremely well.  Megan does most of the cooking around here, but that doesn’t mean I’m totally inept.  This summer she has been sharing some of her favorite recipes for the grill.  This works out well for me because we have to cook all those meals in order to take the pictures!  But as the fourth installment of this series I am going to share one of Meg’s favorites (that I cook)!  Now going back to the part where I’m not totally inept…  There may have once been a time when Meg asked me to make her Mac and Cheese when she was sick and I asked if I needed boil that water first before I put the pasta in.  But apart from a few moments that I plead the fifth on, I actually enjoy cooking and like to find fun new recipes.  But more than fun new recipes I often turn back to fun, proven recipes, and this is one of them! 

Grilled Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese with Green Chile-Cilantro Sauce has become my go to meal for special occasions, so much so that it’s not really a surprise anymore. 

Grilled Salmon

I love grilled salmon – done right, you have a nice crust on the outside and a soft, flaky inside. What I love most about it (aside from being delicious), is that it is quick, healthy, easy to make and really shakes up the weekly dinner routine.

Fish is something that can seem intimidating to make at home. First there is the buying process-Where to buy it from? What kind? Wild caught or farm raised? And then there is the actual cooking – what do you do to it once you get it home?

I actually like to think of fish as kinda easy – I think once it loses its home-cooked meal enigma status, you can enjoy the easy preparation and the quick cooking of it. Fish is also being sold in different ways that make it easier to make at home.

Grilled Vegetable and Pesto Quesadillas

 am about to unveil to you my most favorite recipe that I have blogged yet.

These beauties scream summer. This recipe takes advantage of your garden, your local farmers market or your in-season veggies (usually on sale) at the grocery store. Grilling these veggies brings out their incredible natural flavor and they are perfectly paired with the brightness of the basil pesto, the meltyness (if its not a word it should be) of the fresh mozzarella, and the occasional creamy tartness of the goat cheese. So good, I bet you eat them not once but twice next week.