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How much hidden sugar is in your favorite beverage?

How much hidden sugar is in your favorite beverage?  It may be more than you think. Although you can’t see it, popular beverages like soda, lemonade, sweet tea, sports drinks, and coffee drinks pictured above all have 15- 26 packets of sugar per bottle. Most folks probably wouldn’t eat 26 packets of sugar but don’t […]

Culinary Club Cooking 101 Workshop Menu and Photos

This weekend the Furman Culinary Club offered the first cooking workshop of the year:  Cooking 101.  Students gathered to make a few easy and healthy recipes and then shared lunch together. All Furman students are welcome to join the Culinary Club and attend the events.  No experience is required and we are happy to help […]

Bon Appetit brings healthier dining choices to Furman

Striped Bass with Peppered Citrus Glaze… White Bean and Fennel Hummus with Fresh Vegetable Crudite…Jerk Tempeh…Tabbouleh Salad with Fresh Herb and Lemon Vinaigrette…Sweet and Sour Tofu with Ginger and Cashew Brown Rice… Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes… Greek Salad with Local Heirloom Tomatoes and House-made Vinaigrette… Is this heaven? No.  But the delicious new healthy eating options […]

Chicken Caprese Salad with Kale and Quinoa

We wrapped up our final FUEL class last week with a delicious Chicken Caprese Salad with Kale and Quinoa. As usual, the ingredients are flexible.  Just be sure to fill half of your plate with vegetables and/or fruits, one quarter with whole grains and one quarter with lean proteins. Chicken Caprese Salad with Kale and […]

Quinoa with Black Beans, Mango, Red Pepper, and Jicama

  To all of our adventurous eaters, we have a new recipe to try from our FUEL class this week.  It features a Mexican root vegetable called Jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-ma) that is cool, crisp, and slightly sweet.  When eaten raw, it tastes like a cross between an apple, potato, celery, and water chestnut. I used pre-peeled […]

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. […]

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 […]

5 Gadgets to Make Healthy Cooking a Breeze

  Our Spring 2016 FUEL Healthy Eating Program began this week.  Twenty members of our faculty, staff, and spouses are learning about an easy plate-based guide to eating.  Simply fill half of your plate with vegetables and/or fruits, one quarter with whole grains or potatoes, and one quarter with a lean protein source.  This simple […]

Encouraging a Lifetime of Healthy Eating

This weekend, my family and I watched Katie Couric’s new food documentary Fed Up.  It examines the obesity epidemic, focusing specifically on the impact of sugar and processed foods on childhood obesity.  The opening story actually features a family from Easley, South Carolina and discusses some of the problems with Southern cuisine. Like most of […]