NCHPAD Taste Challenge Winner is Announced

Mar 24, 2014
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Congratulations Susan Silverman, you are our NCHPAD Taste Challenge winner! I loved your idea of using something quick like yogurt and making it extra tasty and healthy by adding your own toppings.


  • Grab a 7 oz. container of plain Greek yogurt (2% or fat-free), stuff it with fruit (grapes, sliced strawberries, banana) and top it off with a sprinkle of granola


Eating right and enjoying what you eat everyday can positively impact your life in countless ways. All you have to do is pay attention to what/how much you are eating and drinking, and put in some effort to ensure you are eating nutrient-dense foods throughout the day. This is the final week of National Nutrition Month® which makes me a little sad until I remember that every month is nutrition month for me! I will leave you with one of my favorite tasty dinner recipes that will take takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook. Enjoy!


Grilled Chicken and Veggie Medley


1 Tbsp olive oil

Boneless chicken breast

Chicken seasoning

Red bell pepper, sliced

Zucchini, sliced

Onion, sliced

Feta cheese, crumbled

Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, brown rice

Avocado, sliced


In a skillet (I use my cast iron skillet) sauté chicken breasts in olive oil – or you could use the grill. Cook until meat is white throughout (I put lid on skillet to keep the chicken juicy). Sprinkle with chicken seasoning. Place chicken to the side. Add sliced veggies to skillet and cook until just tender. Follow the cooking directions on the rice packet. Slice chicken into chunks. In a bowl, add 1 cup of rice, chopped chicken, sautéed veggies, a sprinkle of feta cheese and a few slices of avocado.


Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. National Nutrition Month®, 2014.

Author: Carleton Rivers

  • bobl07

    Congratz to Susan! Thank you Carleton for the blogs, recipes, and great tips to help us address nutrition concerns.