Entries by Mary Jane Detroyer

Country French Barley Vegetable Potage

(Recipe from Diabetes Forecast) 6 cups water 1 tablespoon low-sodium, fat-free beef bouillon powder 1⁄2 cup pearled barley Vegetable cooking spray 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup sliced leek 1 cup sliced fresh carrot 1 cup sliced celery 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence 1/2 teaspoon black pepper In a large […]

Chicken Crunch Apple Salad

2 cups cooked cubed chicken 1 cup diced Gala apple 1⁄2 cup diced celery 2 tablespoons chopped scallions 1⁄4 cup dark raisins or dried cranberries 1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon low-fat sour cream 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper Combine the chicken, apple, celery, […]

Strawberry Bran Muffins

3 cups miller’s bran flakes 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1 Tbsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 2 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup canola oil 1⁄2 cup molasses 2 cups low-fat buttermilk 1 cup fresh or frozen (no added sugar) sliced strawberries 1. Preheat the oven to […]

Stuffed Red Pepper

1⁄2 pound lean ground turkey 4 large red peppers, halved, cored, and seeded 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup cooked brown rice 1 cup Muir Glen fire roasted, crushed tomatoes 2 tsp. olive oil 2 tablespoons pine nuts 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries 1 tsp. ground […]

Tangy Two Rice Salad

3⁄4 cup wild rice 3 cups lower-sodium chicken broth 1 cup water 1⁄2 cup instant brown rice 1⁄2 cup sliced green onion 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon ground pepper 1⁄2 cup dried sweetened cranberries […]

Zucchini Parmesan

Olive oil cooking spray 1 3⁄4 cup slice fresh mushrooms 1⁄2 cup minced shallots 6 cups peeled, seeded, chopped tomato 1 1⁄2 cups no-salt-added tomato juice 1 (6 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato paste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano 1⁄2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 bay leaf 5 large […]

Registered Dietitian in NYC Offers Tips for a Healthy Colon: Diet, Exercise, and Regular Screenings Can Save Your Life

March is colorectal health month.  Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the States and the one with the second highest mortality rate.  The CDC has created a Screen For Life campaign encouraging men and women after fifty to get regular screenings, as screenings can find precancerous polyps as well as detect colorectal […]

Baked Kale Chips

These delicious baked kale chips will satisfy your snack cravings while giving you a healthy serving of nutritious greens! Ingredients: 1 head of kale (any variety will work 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper ( or to taste) Sea salt ( lightly) 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese Directions: Preheat oven to […]


This is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes and greens. You can try different types of potatoes like Yukon gold or red new potatoes. Try not peeling the skins one time for added texture and fiber. The dish is usually made with kale or cabbage but you could use Swiss chard, spinach, collard green […]

Registered Dietitian NYC Celebrates Green: And Not Just for Saint Patrick’s Day

Go Green Every Day! Many of us “went green” on March 17th, celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day with corned beef, the “much maligned” spud (completely misunderstood), parades, and green beer. But by going green, just a little in our every day diets and our St. Patrick’s celebration, we can improve our health leaps and bounds. (And […]