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Healthy Eating with David Venable

My mother in law, rest her soul, was a HUGE fan of QVC. She would literally have the channel on all day long. I can’t even tell you how much stuff she purchased from the channel. We didn’t mind much. Whatever she ended up not needing she gave to us. 🙂

One of my mother in law’s favorite hosts is David Venable. He hosts In the Kitchen with David. My mother in law was an exceptional cook and enjoyed learning about the latest and greatest cooking and kitchen “must haves” and essentials.

Venable, who has worked alongside some of the industry’s top celebrity chefs, knows his way around the kitchen and has a passion for cooking.  Rather than sacrificing taste when preparing a healthy meal, he offers the following tips for a healthier diet:

Spice it up and switch it up

–   When preparing high calorie meals such as chili and macaroni and cheese, choose lighter ingredients.

–   Use turkey instead of beef in your chili; use reduced fat cheese and milk in your macaroni and cheese.

–   Replace sugar with a substitute or trade salt for extra spices.

Eat at home

–   Not only will your family benefit from the togetherness of gathering around the table every night, but you can control what your family eats.

–   Encourage children to get involved during the cooking process so that they can learn how to make nutritious meals and always us the freshest ingredients possible.

Make dinner more colorful

–   Fruits and veggies are loaded with nutrients your body needs, so make an effort to incorporate rich color into every meal and not just dinner.

–   In general, the deeper and bolder the color, the more of a health punch it packs.

–   If your family doesn’t like veggies, sneak them into foods they do love with recipes like chicken and broccoli casserole and veggie soup, etc.

About David Venable

David Venable joined QVC as a program host in 1993 and has since helped establish and build the multimedia retailer’s gourmet food business.  His hit show, In the Kitchen with David, offers a unique interactive viewership experience and features the latest in gourmet foods, cookware, kitchen gadgets and cookbooks.

If you would like to check out David’s show visit www.QVC.com for show times and dates.

Kimberly

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.