Are you ready to shake up your diet, savor simple, flavorful meals, meet some neighbors, and learn a whole lot about healthy eating along the way? You can start right here at YRMC HealthConnect, where we’ve been stocking the library at YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen with dozens of stories packed with easy, delicious recipes, cooking tutorials, reliable nutrition information, interviews with local chefs, farmers, kids, teachers, doctors, gardeners, and more!
As the host of YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen, I rely on my experience as a Registered Dietician, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Personal Chef, as well as my lifelong love of good food to create flavorful meals, snacks, beverages and even desserts that nourish and satisfy. With a focus on incorporating fresh, affordable ingredients, I take you step by step through each recipe, sharing helpful cooking and nutrition tips along the way, including this easy way to dice an onion!
In the Your Healthy Kitchen catalog, you’ll find recipes suitable for anyone looking for healthy meal ideas, plus extra tips for eating well with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Want to learn how to prepare and enjoy more vegetables, whole grains, fresh herbs and greens? We’ve got you covered with videos featuring vibrant flavors, fresh, colorful produce, and nourishing grains, including barley, oats, quinoa, and more. Printable recipes with nutrition information and an estimated cost per serving, like this one for our popular Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable and Barley Salad, are posted at YRMC HealthConnect with every video. Check out the video that shows how to make this flavorful, nutrient-packed crowd pleaser and learn about the benefits of barley as well!
Guests from YRMC and the community join us frequently on the set and in the field, bringing delicious local flavors and bright, talented people into the kitchen. Want to learn more about the Breast Care Center at YRMC, Preventive Medicine and Wellness at the Pendleton Centers, or the James Family Heart Center? Check out our videos featuring the fabulous folks who work with and lead these programs! We also have great footage featuring local farmers, gardeners, and chefs, including this fun episode with Sharla Mortimer and me preparing a delicious meal at Mortimer Farms.
To view more of our videos, interviews, articles and recipes, simply go to YRMC HealthConnect, scroll down the page and click on the Your Healthy Kitchen blog. You can also access additional videos, including short interviews with farmer friends, all of our episodes on AZTV’s local morning variety show, and even footage of the amazing human-powered smoothie machine on the Yavapai Regional Medical Center You Tube Channel.
You can also follow me on Facebook, at YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen, where I share what I am making in my kitchen at home, plus links to other helpful recipe sites and videos, gardening tips, food and nutrition related events in the community and more. Whether you are just learning to cook and changing your diet or are already comfortable in the kitchen, there’s something here for everyone. Hope to see you soon!