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Staple Foods as the Star – Seven Easy Ways to Use Common Foods

May 5, 2020

By: Duke Health & Well-Being Nutrition Team

Coming up with different and nutritious food preparation styles that appeal to our household can be stressful. To help simplify the planning process, we highlight seven ways to use a few common and accessible staple foods that you may already have in your kitchen.

The Seven Ways:

These guides include ways foods can be used for breakfast, various cooking strategies, and finally as an ingredient in a salad or sandwich.

Breakfast – Blended – Combination – Cooked – Sandwich/Wrap – Salad – Soup/Stew

Coming up with different and nutritious food preparation styles that appeal to our household can be stressful. To help simplify the planning process, we highlight seven ways to use a few common and accessible staple foods that you may already have in your kitchen.

Staple Food: Beans

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Staple Food: Cabbage

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Staple Food: Carrots

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Staple Food: Potatoes

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About Duke Health & Well-Being Nutrition Services

Duke Health and Well-Being (DHW) encompasses Duke Integrative Medicine, Duke Diet and Fitness Center, and Duke Health and Fitness Center under its expansive umbrella.

Our individualized nutrition services are utilized to treat specific health conditions, manage weight healthfully, and to attain optimal vitality through a wholesome diet. Our nutritionists understand that getting on the right path toward your health goals is a process that requires support, adjustment, and taking small steps to make lasting and positive changes. Work with a nutritionist to discover the connection between food, movement, stress, and rest and make strategic changes to your diet that will help you achieve your goals.

These resources were developed by the Duke Health & Well-Being Nutrition team:

Duke Diet & Fitness Center
Elisabetta Politi, RD, MPH, LDN, CDE – Nutrition Director
Christine B. Tenekjian, MPH, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian

Duke Health & Fitness Center
Kara Mitchell – Wellness Manager, Exercise Physiologist & Dietitian/Nutritionist
Samantha Mendelowitz – Dietitian/Nutritionist – Clinical Dietitian
Jenni Biggs – Dietitian/Nutritionist – Clinical Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Duke Integrative Medicine
Joanne Gardner, MS, RDN, LDN – Integrative Dietitian / Nutritionist
Jill Brown, MS, RDN, IFNCP, CLT – Integrative Dietitian / Nutritionist
Gretchen L. Hofing, MPH, RD

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