Posts Categorized: Healthy Eating

Roasted Chickpeas

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Jodi Balis is Capital Area Food Bank’s Resident Dietitian This week’s recipe takes one type of bean (there are thousands of varieties), the chickpea, for a spin around the block. A staple among cultures around the world, these little protein wonders pair well with a variety of spices and adapt easily to cooking methods, which… Read more »

National Nutrition Month Gallery

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Jodi Balis is Capital Area Food Bank’s Resident Dietitian March was a delicious month… thanks to all those who submitted pics of their healthy meals! In sharing your take on what a healthy plate looks like, you have made our mouths water and have inspired food creativity. Enjoy some of the entries below, take them… Read more »

Giving for the Future

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Blog post submitted by Valessia Samaras, Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts One of the new initiatives within the CAFB’s Development Department is an emphasis on planned giving.  You might be asking yourself “What is planned giving?”  Planned giving is visionary thinking.  It means that as a donor, you can help the food bank… Read more »

Tortilla Pizza

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Jodi Balis is Capital Area Food Bank’s Resident Dietitian What makes Eating Healthy on a Budget fun? Recreating and evolving your favorite recipes! The strategy: Start with food you know and like, and then tweak to incorporate whole grains, fruits and veggies, and protein to round out your plate. Take pizza for example. A food… Read more »

Growing Food in Containers

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The Capital Area Food Bank’s Healthy Eating department recently offered its first Food Growing A3 Workshop of the year – Small Space, Huge Harvest: Growing Food in Containers.  The course shows partner organizations that a lack of growing space does not have to be an obstacle to growing a bountiful harvest.  In fact, small space… Read more »

Sweet Potato, Apple, Onion Hash

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Jodi Balis is Capital Area Food Bank’s Resident Dietitian Some healthy and tasty eats are cooking up in the Food Bank Virtual Kitchen! This week, Volunteer Chef, Danielle Turner of Cooking Clarified cooked up a Sweet Potato, Apple, Onion Hash at the Top Shelf Training, to show partner agencies healthy and economical ways to prepare… Read more »

Spicy Bean Smash and Tortilla Triangles

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Jodi Balis is Capital Area Food Bank’s Resident Dietitian Planning healthy meals, drafting a shopping list, and finding sales at the store, are all part of eating healthy on a budget. But a common stumbling block to healthy eating can be in the kitchen. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we are launching our Food… Read more »

Northern Virginia Kids Cafe Site Does More than Feed Kids

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The Capital Area Food Bank serves 28 Kids Cafe sites throughout Northern Virginia.  Community Lodgings, a Kids Cafe site located in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, served almost 10,000 meals last year through their after school program.   Community Lodgings also offers a Transitional Housing Program, which was featured in the January 9 “Hero Central” segment… Read more »