Celebrity chefs and butter-drenched recipes are common fare in today’s food-frenzied world. But visit Rita Carey Rubin’s kitchen on the studio set of Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s (YRMC’s) Your Healthy Kitchen and you’ll soon see that food can be both flavorful and healthful.
“Our message is that the food you place on your table can be delicious, nourishing and fun to prepare,” said Rubin, YRMC Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. “Meals filled with nutrient and flavor-packed herbs, spices, vegetables and other whole foods form the foundation of a healthy diet and lifestyle. These foods reduce your risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease and help you manage, recover from and even reverse disease.”
View Your Healthy Kitchen and you’ll find Rubin in the kitchen using local and seasonal vegetables, herbs, whole grains and other nutritious ingredients to prepare a variety of flavorful recipes. In an early episode, she makes steamed potatoes – skins left on for disease-fighting nutrients and weight friendly fiber – covered in a vitamin-rich, delicious parsley sauce. On another show, she heads out to the Prescott Farmers Market to meet with local growers. In still another, she demonstrates proper chopping techniques and how best to care for kitchen tools.
“You’ll also see Rita cooking with people from our community who have a passion for healthy eating,” said Robbie Nicol, Executive Director, Community Outreach and Philanthropy. “Most important, Rita reaches out to people who would like a little extra instruction on how to prepare meals that meet their dietary requirements.”
Your Healthy Kitchen combines Rubin’s professional chef training with her knowledge as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. The program features tasty, easy-to-prepare, healthy meals specially created for people with, for example:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Heart Disease
Check out our Your Healthy Kitchen’s nourishing and delicious recipes. They’re free!