The BEET: Meet Rhianna King, RD

Rhianna King is a clinical registered dietitian at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, and works with cancer patients at the Mission Hope Cancer Center to provide appropriate nutritional counseling, information and recommendations. She currently serves as the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Marian. She graduated from California Polytechnic State University in 2009 with a […]

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The BEET: The Power of Fruits and Vegetables

  Fruits and Vegetables in the News We’ve all seen the news that eating fruits and vegetables helps us in all aspects of our lives. It seems like every day, studies emerge linking fruit and vegetable consumption to overall health and vitality like below:     Fruits and Vegetables are linked to reducing your risk […]

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Butter Lettuce Nectarine Salad

Ingredients 1/3 cup walnuts 5 cups butter lettuce or any type of lettuce 2 ripe nectarines, pitted and sliced 2 tbls bottled raspberry vinaigrette dressing Directions Add walnuts to a skillet placed over medium, high heat. Toast nuts until they start to deeply brown in spots and smell fragrant. Set aside. Wash and dry lettuce […]

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Colorful Kale Salad

Prep time: 10 minutes Serving size: 1 ½ cups Servings: 3 Tastes: 6 Ingredients 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon each salt and black pepper 4 cups finely chopped kale, tough ribs removed 2 cups finely chopped red cabbage 2 cups grated carrots 2 apples, grated with peels […]

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White Bean & Kale Soup

White beans, also known as white navy beans, offer extraordinary health benefits. They are loaded with antioxidants and provide a good supply of detoxifying molybdenum, fiber and protein, and rank low on the glycemic index. They produce alpha-amylase inhibitors, which help regulate fat storage in the body. What’s more, white beans deliver a good supply […]

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