Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen

Food plays an integral role in shaping the health of individuals, families and communities.

KJRH TV, Shape Your Future and the OU-TU School of Community Medicine join forces to bring easy, healthy recipes to life for Oklahoma families.

The Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen strives to educate and inform Oklahomans on ways to eat better, fill half their plate with fruits and veggies and get creative in the kitchen.

Join in as Chef Valarie Carter prepares healthy recipes in the Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen every Sunday in the 8am news hour and again on Monday in the noon news

VIDEO: Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Creamy Summer Fruit Salad
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Grilled Veggies & Steamed Grain Platter
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Oat Pancakes with Blueberry Compote
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Date Bran Quick Bread
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Whole roasted cauliflower with creamy roasted red pepper dip
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Pulled Eggplant BBQ
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Edamame Spinach Sauté
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Roasted Spring Veggie Salad
Spring Veggie Stew
Lemony Pea Mash
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Spinach Quinoa Salad
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Homemade Granola
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Lemony Spring Pasta
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Chickpea Flour Banana Bread
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Honey Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Pineapple
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Carrot Coriander Soup
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Romaine Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing & Seared Tofu
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Simple Lentil Soup
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Healthier Chocolate Fondue
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Veggie Tomato Soup
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Sunflower Firecracker Lettuce Wraps
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: No or Low Calorie Beverages
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Sauteed Mushrooms
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Popcorn and Seasoning
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Chia Pudding with Fruit
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Falafel
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Mashed Root Vegetables
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Chipotle Sweet Potato White Bean Dip
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Merry Mocktails
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Fresh Cranberry Relish
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Warm Autumn Salad
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Pasta E Fagioli
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Tofu Veggie Scramble
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Tinga Burritos and Tacos
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oats
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Ramen Noodle Soup
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Honey Sriracha Tofu
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Easy Vanilla Pudding
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Berry Compote
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Several Layer Dip
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Peanut Dipping Sauce
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Cantaloupe Icy
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Cauliflower Tabouli
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen – No-cook Summer Pasta Sauce
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen – Grilled Peaches
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen - Creamy Veggie Dip
Shape Your Future Healthy Kitchen: Asian Cucumber Salad

“Culinary Cures in your Kitchen" is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to learn more about preparing fresh vegetables more confidently and deliciously!

Chef Valarie Carter, MPH, and Dr. Marianna Wetherill, PhD, MPH, RDN/LD, cover everything from basic kitchen tools to detailed instructions on preparation and cooking methods for a wide variety of vegetables. Makes a great gift for anyone who is embarking on their personal journey to wellness!

All proceeds support the teaching mission of the OU Culinary Medicine Program: CLICK HERE TO ORDER

About Shape Your Future
Shape Your Future strives to educate Oklahomans on ways to eat better, move more, drink water and be tobacco free. Shape Your Future provides resources for parents, children, teachers, businesses and all Oklahomans to help them make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Shape Your Future is funded through the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET). We happily engage with partners across the state to reduce obesity and increase the overall health and wellness of all Oklahomans. To learn more, visit www.ok.gov/tset .

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About OU-TU School of Community Medicine

Culinary medicine combines evidence-based dietary guidelines for disease prevention and treatment with the practical culinary skills needed to transform these foods into healthy meals.

The OU-TU School of Community Medicine Program teaching model leverages the collective expertise of a chef, registered dietitian, and physician, who guide learners through an original Culinary CuresTM curriculum, which teaches the fundamentals of a whole foods, plant-based diet using hands-on cooking experiences in small groups. Learners include healthcare students, physicians, and community members.

We work with community partners to implement and evaluate the benefits of healthy food systems change.

For more info on OU-TU School of Community Medicine

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About Chef Valarie P. Carter, MPH, CPH, CHE

An Oklahoma native, Chef Carter earned her MPH at the OU Hudson College of Public Health in Tulsa as well as a degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Atlanta. She also completed the Plant Based Nutrition certificate program from Cornell University and is currently pursuing certification as a Lifestyle Medicine Professional. Chef Carter is the head chef for the Culinary Medicine program at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine, where she co-facilitates culinary medicine classes for medical, physician assistant, and interprofessional student learners.

Formerly, Chef Carter worked as a culinary instructor and consultant for Cooking for Kids, an organization tasked with improving the child nutrition programs in public schools across the state. She is former editor of Edible Tulsa magazine and former columnist and contributor for the Tulsa World and several local magazines. Chef Carter has broad experience working as a personal chef as well as in fine dining in hotels and country clubs. Her skills extend to streamlining food and beverage operations, consulting, food media, and catering. She worked as a special events coordinator in Oklahoma City, planning and organizing events for Bricktown Entertainment and was a culinary arts faculty instructor at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology for five years.

Chef Carter served as a member and then Vice President of the Tulsa Farmers’ Market, an organization that supports the local economy by connecting vendors with Oklahoma consumers and supports healthy food access for low-income Tulsa communities. She is a member of Women Chefs and Restauranteurs, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and is a Certified Hospitality Educator through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.