Hunger in Houston: Why it’s a problem and what you can do to help fight it

For many children, summer brings a much-anticipated break from school and a chance to unwind for a few weeks before classes start up again in the fall. But for other families, the long, sweltering months are a worrisome time when healthy food can be hard to find. Beyond the reading, writing and arithmetic lessons that [Continue Reading]

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Try these healthy alternatives.

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla.  While not widely celebrated in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage here in the United States. If you are looking for a [Continue Reading]

Egg-cellent ideas for using those Easter leftovers.

If it pains you to toss your kids’ leftover Easter egg creations, try these healthy recipes that make good use of those hard-boiled, protein-packed snacks. Provided by Sharon Smalling, MPH, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian Specialist at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, our Angel Eggs recipe is a colorful spin on the traditional Deviled Eggs, delivering a [Continue Reading]

Lighten things up with our Fennel and Cumin Crusted Cod with Roasted Corn Salsa.

It’s #FoodieFriday around here at Memorial Hermann!  We’re continuing our tradition of blog posts featuring healthy recipes created by our affiliated chefs and dietitians.  This week’s creation is Fennel and Cumin Crusted Cod with Roasted Corn Salsa.  Delicious and nutritious, cod is a low-fat, flaky, white-meat fish that is available year-round. It’s also a great [Continue Reading]

Fishing for the perfect seafood recipe?

It’s #FoodieFriday again and it’s also the season of Lent. This week we’d like to share a healthy fish recipe from one of our Memorial Hermann dietitians. Isabel Vasquez is a clinical dietitian at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital who also loves to cook for her family. Her recipe for salmon with vegetables is flavorful, colorful [Continue Reading]

Going green today? Here’s why it could be good for your health.

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, an annual celebration of the patron saint of Ireland – and all things green, of course! Celebrations in the U.S. typically include prominent displays of the color green, parades and taking pleasure in delectable food and drink.  Nutritionists have known for some time that emerald-colored foods are packed with extra [Continue Reading]