Archive for Author: Manju Karkare

Go Further with Food

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is Go Further with Food. Whether it is as simple as eating breakfast every morning to prepare for a successful day at school or fueling your body for an athletic event, nutrition plays an important role in health and wellness. Throughout the lifecycle, our needs change based…

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Easy Curry Scallops

Scallops are on my menu every time they are on sale at the grocery store. Scallops are delicious, easy to cook and can take on any flavor. A 3.5-ounce serving of sea scallops delivers roughly 70 to 100 calories. Scallops are very low in fat, but quite high in cholesterol with 30 to 50 milligrams per 3.5-ounce serving (similar to other…

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Zoodles and Ragout

Part of my snow-day prep was to make use of some wonderful sausage from neighbor’s farm. I decided to make a fairly traditional Italian Ragout with the ingredients I had and with a healthier twist. Having the basics of any savory dish handy; whether it is a soup, stew or curry; is a blessing. I…

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Build your bones

Bones make me think of calcium. 99% of calcium in our bodies is stored in bones and teeth. Our bones are always remodeling. During growing years the bone formation far exceeds bone resorption. The reverse is true as we age, especially in postmenopausal women. Bone loss is far greater than formation and leads to risk…

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Celebrate Summer!

Memorial Day marks the beginning of all things summer. Long daylight hours, green trees, blooming shrubs, herb garden, fresh tomatoes, pool parties, picnics and movies/concerts in the park. All of these offer more opportunities to share the bounty of summer produce with friends and family. You don’t have to give up traditional items at summer…

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Balanced Meals: simple and easy

Keep it simple and make it easy. Weeknights can be busy and challenge us to make wholesome meals. Keep the “My Plate” picture in mind when putting together meals to ensure nutritional balance.   By incorporating at least three food groups in each meal and focusing on variety of foods from each food group will make…

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