Posts By: Jodi Balis

Diversify Your Protein

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Calling all protein! Healthy Eating on a Budget is an invitation for less expensive forms of protein to rise up and be stars on the plate.

Simple Sammie

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Time, location, lifestyle, and economics make our food landscape dynamic and ever changing. It is this changing food landscape that can provide new ideas when finding ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget.

Quinoa With Fruit

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Jodi Balis is Capital Area Food Bank’s Resident Dietitian. Follow her on Twitter at @TheRedLentil Reston Interfaith, one of the Capital Area Food Bank’s partner agencies in Virginia, initiated a community wide recipe contest among clients who use their services. This recipe, Quinoa with Fruit, is the winner of the contest. Contenders included Turkey Meatballs… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

March is National Nutrition Month!

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There are so many messages about what it means to eat healthily and it can be quite confusing to read all the information out there. National Nutrition Month is a time to remind ourselves to keep it simple and make healthy eating practical in our everyday lives. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month, “Get… Read more »