Kay S Beatty, MS, RDN
 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist 
Serving Northern Virginia and 
The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia 

Healthy Weight Options, LLC  

Helping you achieve your weight
management goals realistically  

Recipes

Want to try a new recipe? Check my blog weekly to find easy-to-prepare recipes that are packed with nutrients and flavor.

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Minestrone

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 3:30 PM
This soup doesn't take long to make this wholesome and healthy soup. Parmesan cheese really sets it off, adding "umami," that special quality that takes a recipe to a higher level of flavor. This recipe is courtesy of Ellie Krieger for Food Network Magazine. I've made just one change--I've added more broth.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 large carrot, diced
1/3 pou...
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Lentil Soup

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 1:55 PM
Have you tried lentils? They're a hearty, yet mild tasting legume that is packed with fiber and nutrients. Below is a recipe by Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis that I altered a bit to produce a more broth-y soup with plenty of Parmesan flavor.

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra for drizzling
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (14 1/2-...
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Chili with beef and beans

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 9:40 PM
If there's a perfect dish health-wise, Chili might just be it. It's packed with protein and healthy carbs, and has just the right amount of fat to help us feel full and satisfied. Chili is not only a great meal on it's own, it's also a great snack. A mid afternoon cup of chili is a perfect snack, and will curb the appetite, to ward off the munchies the rest of the day. This recipe is a bit more complex than others, but the end product is worth it. Plus, since this recipe produces a lot of chili,... Read Full Post »

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