Nutrition & Diet Coach

Peggy Korody North San Diego Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Fruit Kabobs

Here’s an easy dessert to go with your summer barbecue.  You can use any combination of fruit you want and quickly whip up the Greek yogurt dip.  I also like this as a mid-day snack. PrintFruit Kabobs IngredientsAny combination of fresh fruit you like, cut into chunks (I used fresh pineapple, grapes, and strawberries) 1/2 […]

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Plank Smoked Portobello Mushrooms

To get a smoky flavor try using grilling planks on the grill. Today I’m sharing my Stuffed Portobello Mushroom recipe.  These mushrooms are a great first course or use as a side dish. I like to serve them right from the plank. PrintPlank Smoked Portobello Mushrooms Ingredients1 grilling plank (apple, pecan or cedar) 4-6 medium […]

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Stuffed Squash Blossoms

As I was walking through a local farmer’s market I saw squash blossoms for sale.  I always wanted to try to cook with these but found them to be expensive at the grocery store, but they were quite affordable at the farmer’s market.  Look for flowers with intact petals.  Here’s what I came up with […]

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Strawberry Tart

I love all the fresh fruits and vegetables available this time of year.  This month I would like to highlight fresh strawberries.  This tart is simple to make and looks very impressive! PrintStrawberry Tart Ingredients1 prebaked graham cracker crust – use either an 8 x 12-inch rectangular pan or a 9-inch round tart pan, although […]

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Asian Orange Ginger Beef & Broccoli Stir-fry

Are you looking to get a dinner on the table quickly, stir-fry is the way to go.  Quick, easy and healthy!  Take a trip to the salad bar or look for already prepared veggies in the produce aisle to save time. I made this version with broccoli, mushrooms, onions, and red bell peppers, but you […]

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Scalloped Two Potato Gratin

This month I would like to share a side dish that would go great with an Easter Sunday ham. I use two kinds of potatoes for this gratin and to reduce the fat content of this dish I used evaporated skim milk in place of heavy cream with great results. Bonus recipe: Move over green […]

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Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots & Almonds

Are you tired of the classic green bean casserole? Try my version of a green bean side dish.  This would go great with your Easter Ham and Scalloped Two Potato Gratin. PrintGreen Beans with Caramelized Shallots & Almonds Ingredients2 pounds green beans, trimmed 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (avocado, canola, […]

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Healthy Start to the New Year, Meatless Monday

Most people like to start the New Year off on a healthy note.  With that in mind I’m sharing a few recipes you could use for Meatless Monday, which is a campaign to encourage eating vegetarian at least one day a week.  Meatless Monday is good for the environment and our health. Here are three […]

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A Trio of Snacks, and a Sweet (Snack 3)

Here’s a extremely easy meatball appetizer.  You can prepare the meatballs and dip ahead, just reheat and serve. PrintMexican Meatballs and Dip IngredientsMeatballs of choice (beef, pork, chicken, turkey) Tomato chili dip (this can be made ahead and warmed when ready to serve) 1-2 red chili peppers (to taste) 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves […]

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A Trio of Snacks & A Sweet

Will you be hosting a Super Bowl party this year or attending one?  This was the year I was hoping for the Chargers to make at least the play-offs (one can hope)!  Either way, I would like to share three snack ideas and a super easy sweet. Most can be prepped ahead, then reheat and […]

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