Living Well

Feb
01

Surprising Benefits of Walnuts

By Lauren Banks, R.D. Walnuts make for a great crunchy snack, but did you know that they offer some surprising health benefits? Although walnuts are high in fat, they have long been considered to be beneficial for both heart and brain health due to... …more

Jan
09

Stuffed Chicken with Forest Mushrooms

If you’ve ever dreamed of creating a chef-quality meal at home, this dish is an excellent place to start. Starting off with fresh, hormone- and antibiotic-free chicken, then stuffing it with a flavorful mixture of rich cream and hearty forest... …more

Jan
03

Mushroom 101: Everything You Need to Know

By Lauren Banks, R.D. Did you know that mushrooms are not a vegetable but are actually considered a fungus? Even if the idea of eating a fungus may not sound very healthy, mushrooms are a low calorie food item and a great source of a number of helpful... …more

Dec
01

The Ample Charm of Persimmons

By Lauren Banks, RD If you’ve never seen a persimmon before, you might say it looks like a tomato or an apple, but the persimmon is quite distinct in the fruit family. When a persimmon is ripe, it’s one of the sweetest of all fruits. …more

Nov
01

Fun Ways to Incorporate Pumpkin in your Diet

By Lauren Banks, R.D. Fall is here and that means pumpkins are everywhere! It’s no surprise that pumpkins—a bright-colored winter squash—have some great nutrients, but did you know that pumpkin even has some protein? There’s about 1.16 grams of... …more

Oct
01

Lemon: The Fresh and Zesty, Multipurpose Citrus Fruit

By Lauren Banks, R.D. Lemons are widely known and used in many types of cuisines throughout the world. But did you know they are the result of crossbreeding citron, one of the original citrus fruits, with lime and other unidentified fruit species?  ... …more

Sep
01

Basil: King of Herbs

By Misty Miranda, RDN, LD Basil, whose Latin name is Ocimum, is an herb that is part of the Lamiaceae, or mint, family. It is native to Asia and grows best in tropical and subtropical regions. It is often referred to as the “king of herbs,” given its... …more

Aug
03

Peach, Gorgonzola, and Bacon Pizza

When you think of pizza, the image that comes to mind most likely involves tomato sauce, shredded cheese, and pepperoni. But the idea of what a pizza can be can go far beyond that. This month, HHS Chef Stephen Bloomer introduces us to a creative, new... …more

Aug
01

Sweet as a Peach

By Misty Miranda, RDN, LD Peaches are a stone fruit known for their juicy natural sweetness and their soft, fuzzy skin. In the United States, most peaches are grown in California and the southern states, including Georgia, which is known as The Peach... …more

Jul
01

The Beautiful Blood Orange

By Atlanta Macklin RDN, LD The blood orange, with its signature crimson-colored flesh, is the result of a natural mutation of the common navel orange. The deep red color of this fruit comes from a pigment called anthocyanin, which is also responsible... …more