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FUEL Intervention Fall 2014: Registration Open

FUEL Intervention Fall 2014:  Registration is Open Improve your health– one plate at a time. FUEL is a plate-based dietary intervention designed to improve nutrient intake, facilitate weight management, and reduce health outcomes associated with chronic disease.  It is available to Furman faculty, staff, and dependents at no cost. Participants are asked to conform most […]

FIT Rx Fall 2014: Registration Open

FIT Rx Fall 2014:  Registration is Open! Did you know that exercise is medicine?  According to the American College of Sports Medicine 2011 Position Stand, exercise can help to alleviate or eliminate many conditions and chronic diseases that we face today. For example, exercise can: decrease the risk of all cause mortality and cardiovascular disease […]

Turkey Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich with Strawberry Smoothie

Turkey Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich with Strawberry Smoothie Can you adapt a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese sandwich to the FUEL plate? No sweat. Traditional bacon is high in saturated fat and sodium.  And because it is a processed meat that has been associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, it should ideally be […]

Furman Group Exercise Fall 2014 Schedule

Welcome back Paladins!  Furman Group Exercise Classes begin on Tuesday, August 26! We have added a few new additions to the schedule– early morning Cycling classes, lunchtime Beginner Body Fit, afternoon Kickboxing, and separate Beginner/ Advanced Yoga classes in the evening.  And of course your favorite Boot Camp, Body Fit, Yoga, Aqua Power, and Zumba […]

Turkey and Pinto Bean Sloppy Joes on Whole Grain Buns

 Turkey and Pinto Bean Sloppy Joes on Whole Grain Buns Most Greenville children head back to school this week.  To celebrate, I am posting a popular dish that seems to always be a family favorite– it certainly is in my house. To make these easy Sloppy Joes, simmer ground turkey breast, onions, green peppers, carrots, […]

Shrimp Gumbo with Okra, Corn and Tomatoes over Brown Rice

    Shrimp Gumbo with Okra, Corn and Tomatoes over Brown Rice What is better than an easy one pot meal?  How about a one-pot meal that you can freeze or have for lunch the next day? This simple shrimp gumbo combines shrimp, okra, corn, tomatoes, low-sodium tomato juice, crushed red pepper, and Old Bay […]

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes with Fresh Strawberries

  Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes with Fresh Strawberries Hands down, this is the best pancake recipe that I have ever tried.  They are light and fluffy, bursting with blueberries, and just melt in your mouth. It uses a blend of whole grain flour and all-purpose flour and is sure to win over the pickiest eaters.  I […]

BBQ Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese with Collard Greens

BBQ Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese with Collard Greens Can Southern Food be healthy?  Absolutely! Check out this delicious BBQ chicken with a really easy homemade barbecue sauce.  It is served up with whole grain macaroni (or your favorite pasta shape) and cheese, braised collards, and fresh tomato slices. Click here for the printable recipe.

Eggplant and Zucchini Parmesan with Whole Grain Pasta

Eggplant and Zucchini Parmesan with Whole Grain Pasta Summertime is peak season for eggplant and zucchini.  In this simple dish, they are dredged in whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs, wheat germ, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.  Then they are topped with a simple homemade marinara (trust me, it is really easy) and melted mozzarella. If you […]

Breakfast wraps with Arugula, Grape tomatoes, and Pesto

Breakfast wraps with Arugula, Grape tomatoes, and Pesto Breakfast, lunch, or dinner… these wraps are simple and flavorful. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of pesto over a whole grain tortilla.  Layer with fresh arugula, grape tomatoes, and scrambled egg (or egg whites); roll up and serve with your favorite seasonal fruit.