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Roasted Broccoli with Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper, and Parmesan

Tired of plain steamed broccoli?  Try it roasted! The roasting process helps the natural sugars to caramelize.  Many vegetables are great candidates for roasting including cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, green beans, turnips, parsnips, asparagus, butternut squash, and more. Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and spread 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over a large […]

Roasted Cauliflower with Red Onion, Thyme, and Parmesan

Trying to sneak more vegetables into your diet?  Try this tasty roasted cauliflower recipe from our FUEL class this week. What is the difference between baking and roasting?  They are both dry heat cooking techniques but roasting is generally at a higher temperature and browns the food.  When you roast vegetables, the natural sugars caramelize […]

FUEL Plates in the Charles E. Daniel Dining Hall

  Looking for a healthy meal while dining on the Furman campus?  Check out these healthy examples from the Charles E. Daniel Dining Hall.  Each plate is one half vegetables and/or fruits, one quarter whole grains or potatoes, and one quarter lean protein source.  Furman employees may dine in the large “all you care to eat” section for $5. […]

Miracle Hill uses the FUEL plate to feed the hungry

Miracle Hill Ministries has been providing shelter, food, and hope in the Upstate since 1937.  They currently operate in four upstate counties including Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens, and Cherokee.  Their facilities include homeless shelters for adults, children, and families as well as addiction recovery programs and thrift stores. Last fall, Doug Bailey and Mark Alverson from the Miracle Hill […]

Healthy Dining Night in the Paddock

Dining Services will be launching a Healthy Dining Night on Wednesday, March 23 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Paddock.   Sample the new healthier menu items and stop in for a free Zumba or yoga class!

Fresh Vegetables with Avocado Dip

  Looking for a light and refreshing springtime snack?  Try this easy Avocado Dip with Fresh Vegetables. Select one or two ripe avocados and scoop the flesh into a blender.  Add a little bit of water, lemon or lime juice, and a pinch of salt.  Toss in some chopped fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro if […]

Healthy Eating on Furman Campus

Special thanks to Aramark General Manager Adam Summer and Chef Ralph MacRina for providing my wellness students with a cooking demonstration and tour of the Charles E. Daniel Dining Hall this week. Adam discussed many of the healthy options that are available in the dining hall and Chef Ralph demonstrated how to make an easy homemade Honey […]

Culinary Club Workshop: Healthy 30 minute meals

Special thanks to Leah Pope and Kathryn Clark for leading our Culinary Club workshop this past weekend featuring “Healthy 30 minute meals.”  We enjoyed quite a feast. For those who were not able to attend, here is a sampling of the recipes that we made.  Click the links for the recipes that inspired us. Burrito […]