healthy eating

AL Brown Heads to Cabarrus Chef Challenge Finale Wednesday Night

December 12, 2017

Healthy holidays never tasted or smelled so good thanks to the creative ideas presented by AL Brown and Northwest Cabarrus high schools during the second round of the 5th Annual Cabarrus Chef Challenge, presented by Cabarrus Health Alliance. The team to advance to the finale on Wednesday, December 13 is AL Brown. They will face the […]

Cox Mill High School Advances in Cabarrus Chef Challenge

December 11, 2017

After 10 minutes of planning and an hour of chopping, sautéing, mixing and boiling, the team to move forward in the 5th Annual Cabarrus Chef Challenge is Cox Mill High School. The Cox Mill team presented a healthy holiday meal of eight dishes that included a green salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette, a Santa-designed fruit […]

Recipes to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

November 14, 2017

Along with the changing colors of the leaves and the ending of Daylight Saving Time, the temptation of holiday treats defines this time of year. You can balance your favorite food traditions with healthy new ideas found in these recipes from our campus partners Cabarrus Health Alliance,  the Dole Nutrition Institute and NC State Plants for […]



March 24, 2016

Tabbouleh Ingredients Bulgur or couscous Garlic Lemon Parsley Mint Tomatoes Scallions Black pepper Directions 1. Soak bulgur or cook couscous according to package, drain. 2. Transfer to large bowl and add 1 clove of minced garlic, juice from 3-4 lemons, 6 cups finely chopped parsley, 1 pound chopped tomatoes, 1 bunch of chopped scallions, 4 […]

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Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Mash

March 17, 2016

Ingredients: Cauliflower Sweet Potato Milk Greek Yogurt Garlic Cooking Directions: 1. Peel and cut 2 pounds of sweet potato into 1.5″ chunks. 2. In a large pot, steam sweet potatoes and 1 pound of cauliflower florets with 1″ of water in a pot (10-15 minutes or until tender). 3. Place in a large bowl and […]

Breaking Down the New Dietary Guidelines – 4 Reasons To Eat Vegetables

February 16, 2016

Continuing our series on the new dietary guidelines, researchers from the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, North Carolina, share their insight into why you should eat more vegetables and how you can incorporate them into your daily diet. Eating enough veggies The newest dietary guidelines recommend regularly eating a variety of vegetables: “dark green, […]

Join the Healthy Living Cooking Series to Reaffirm that Resolution for a New You in the New Year

January 13, 2016

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The New Year often allows time to reflect on lifestyle choices that can lead to a happier, healthier life. The Healthy Living Cooking Series, offered by N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), focuses on disease prevention and healing through food choices and preparation methods. Aubrey Mast, Extension associate in […]

What Nutrition-Based New Year’s Resolutions Could Look Like For You

December 16, 2015

By Kara Marker, NCRC Marketing Lots of people start off a new year with a weight loss goal in mind, but a healthy body isn’t always measured in pounds and inches! Take some time to really think about your New Year’s Resolutions for 2016. Save yourself an expensive gym membership this year, and start 2016 […]