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Optimizing Nutrition Through Color and Cooking

Optimizing Nutrition Through Color and Cooking

By Liz Elam, MS, RD, LDN We live in a diet-crazed society where, unfortunately, the promise of health and well-being is prescribed in pill, shake, or supplement form, or a certain number of calories to eat per day. Having an advanced degree in nutrition science, I... Read More
Categories: Education
Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

Written by: Nadeen N. Risi, MS, RDN, LDN Prep Time: 5-10 minutes Makes: 3 servings Ingredients 3 medium sized fresh tomatoes, stems removed (about 1 to 1 ½ pounds) ½ red onion, chopped 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed Juice from 1 lime ½ cup chopped cilantro... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living
A Conversation With Anais Joines, FNP-C

A Conversation With Anais Joines, FNP-C

Name: Anais Joines, FNP-C Role at Avance: Family Nurse Practitioner Years at Avance Care: 2 years My first job: Registered Nurse Why primary care: I love taking care of patients and being able to help them reach their optimal health and goals. I love it because every... Read More
Categories: Education
Let’s Go Bananas

Let’s Go Bananas

Written by: Liz Elam, MS, RD, LDN Bananas are a staple in my house. Every morning my husband grabs one as he heads out the door, I top my peanut butter English muffin with one for breakfast, and slice one for my baby boy – that’s a lot of bananas in a week! Despite my... Read More
Categories: Education
Quinoa Oatmeal Blueberry Breakfast Bars

Quinoa Oatmeal Blueberry Breakfast Bars

Written by: Julia Berkelhammer, MS, RDN, LDN   Makes: 16 servings Ingredients 1 ½ cups quick cooking oats1 cup cooked quinoa1 teaspoon baking powder⅓ cup sugar¼ cup flax seeds1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 medium)2 eggs2 tablespoons nut butter2 tablespoons fresh lemon... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living
A Conversation With Jake Brayboy, MD

A Conversation With Jake Brayboy, MD

Name: Jake Brayboy, MD Role at Avance: Family Physician at Avance Care Central Raleigh Years at Avance Care: 2 ½ years My first job: Cutting grass to earn enough money to buy a pair of Air Jordan sneakers. Why primary care:  Because of the variety. Variety in patient... Read More
Categories: Education
Blue Value Plans are Back!

Blue Value Plans are Back!

Written by Jonathan Fowler, VP of Operations We’re already hearing lots of questions about the Affordable Care Act plans we will participate in for 2019. With open enrollment just around the corner, we figured we would provide an update on the health insurance... Read More
Categories: News
Grilled Fruit Kebobs with Frozen Yogurt

Grilled Fruit Kebobs with Frozen Yogurt

Written by: Julia Berkelhammer, MS, RDN, LDN Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes Makes: 6 kebobs (skewers approximately 9″ in length) Ingredients 1 cup fresh pineapple 1 cup of raw peach 1 cup fresh plums All juice from the fruit 3 teaspoons honey 1... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living
A Conversation With Stephenie Brinson, FNP-C

A Conversation With Stephenie Brinson, FNP-C

Name: Stephenie Brinson, FNP-C Role at Avance: Family Nurse Practitioner and co-owner of Avance Primary Care Garner Years at Avance Care: 4 My first job:  I started babysitting at the age of 12 and worked at the local pool in the summer starting at the age of 14. Why... Read More
Categories: Education
Crock Pot Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken with Black Beans and Corn

Written by: Grace Burton, MS, RDN, LDN Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours Makes: 4 servings Ingredients 1, 15 ounce can of no salt added corn, rinsed and drained 1, 15 ounce can of no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken... Read More
Categories: Healthy Living
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