Meet Edna Cox Rice

Edna Cox Rice, RD, CSG, LDN is a well-known Nutrition and Fitness Expert in the Midlands.  As Edna shares reliable, practical advice, families and individuals of all ages learn to enjoy incorporating healthier food and lifestyle choices.  Edna founded her nutrition consulting company, Carolina Nutrition Consultants, Inc., in 1989.  The company has expanded to a team of Registered Dietitians throughout South Carolina that work to improve the lives of their clients through nutrition and fitness.  Edna and her team work as nutrition experts for numerous corporations, health care facilities, and universities.

Edna and her husband Bob live in Lexington.  They enjoy family time with their children Jason and Kelsey and with their niece and nephew, Stephanie and Chip.  Edna’s approach is to translate her passion and enthusiasm for nutrition and fitness into healthy living that’s easy and fun for all ages.




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Build a Better Burger

Summer’s approaching and this time of year a real family favorite is a juicy burger on the grill.  When there are no limits placed on portions, burgers get a bad rap.  Here’s a few tips to build a Good-for-You burger!

·      Go Lean – choose lean ground beef, or poultry for patties.  For something different grill salmon -, soy -, or bean burgers.

·      Be Safe –be sure to measure the internal cooking temps are at least 155’ for beef burgers and 165’ for poultry.

·      Flavor Favs – mix in some herbs: garlic, basil, oregano, chives, chile powder, cilantro, onion.  There are many health benefits to including herbs in cooking and with more flavor you’ll need less cheese and mayo.

·      Avoid Condiment Casualties – mayo, bacon, cheese, and special sauces quickly add unwanted calories.  Iceburg lettuce, tomatoes, and ketchup are boring!  Make your burger a healthier, heartier treat by topping off with sliced avocado, spinach leaves, roasted peppers, grilled onions and mushrooms, reduced-fat cheese, and replace the mayo with salsa or mustard – as spicy as you like it.  These veggies have heart protecting properties.

·      Think Outside the Bun – try a spinach wrap, an everything bagel, or whole wheat English muffin.  No matter how you wrap it, look for increased fiber with each serving.  If you are a weight watcher, lose have the bun.



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