We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Theresa Shank, Registered Dietitian, and Owner of Philly Dietitian, LLC.
With a shared appreciation for high quality, yummy foods, as well as practical solutions for eating well, this was a natural match from the get-go. In an effort to provide you, our loyal tribe, with meals that are as nutritious as they are delicious, Theresa has given her Registered Dietitian Stamp of Approval for three specific entrees for next week, along with an explanation for why these entrees are "RD Approved"! Read on for Theresa's commentary, as well as more information about Theresa's RD Practice at Philly Dietitian
Theresa's commentary about the 3 approved dishes
Maple Dijon Chicken over Quinoa with Roasted Carrots & Parsley - Naturally heart healthy, diabetic appropriate and lower in calories, this dish is definitely RD approved. Thanks to the delicious maple dijon glaze, this chicken, and quinoa-based dish doesn’t sacrifice flavor for the sake of being healthy. Not a fan of carrots? Ask Grateful Plate to substitute a serving of greens.
Spaghetti with Coconut Peanut Sauce with your choice of Grilled Chicken or Tempeh - I chose this meal not only because of its comforting and creamy coconut peanut sauce (who doesn't love peanut butter?) but because it includes whole grain spaghetti (RD approved starch) and three of my favorite vegetables; broccoli, snap peas and carrots. Naturally, this dish is vegan/vegetarian, but thankfully, Grateful Plate offers Tempeh or Chicken as additions to this dish for an extra punch of protein!
Hoisin Sesame Salmon over Broccoli & Red Quinoa Pilaf - Craving something sweet and savory? This dish is packed full of flavor and fits right in with the RD recommendation to get in at least 3 servings of fish per week. Salmon, packed with omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, can help to reduce your risk of heart disease, dementia, arthritis, and even depression. Paired with calcium-rich broccoli and fiber packed quinoa, this dish definitely will gratify any appetite.
Cheers and Chew Well!