What are your dinner plans for the week?

Check out Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Your Healthy Kitchen blog for delicious, affordable and, of course, healthy recipes. But there’s more to the YRMC-sponsored, online cooking show than what you see on your plate.

“Teaching people how to cook simple, nutritious, and delicious meals is one goal,” says Rita Carey Rubin, host of YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen. “We showcase locally grown, seasonal foods whenever possible and demonstrate how easy and affordable it can be to eat well.”

The recipes Rita prepares on YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen are nutritionally balanced. They also promote wellbeing and prevent chronic illness. You can take Rita’s word on that. She’s a registered dietitian who also has chef’s training.

YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen is an excellent source for information about what local farmers are growing. She shares information on gardening in our long – but often unpredictable – growing season.

“We also shine a light on our Dignity Health, YRMC providers who are doing great work helping people with diabetes, heart disease, cancer and dementia,” Rita says.

During a recent episode, Rita and Sam Downing, MD, Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG), prepared a tasty, brain-cell boosting meal. Another episode featured the important role a fiber-filled and plant-centered diet seems to play in breast cancer prevention.

Want to learn more about YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen? Check out our blog, view our brief videos, and follow us on Facebook to see what Rita’s preparing on the Your Healthy Kitchen set and at home.