Our Story

There’s so much happening this month at the Doctor Yum Project. May 5th is the Community Give, which is a nationwide day of giving to local nonprofits. For twenty-four hours our fans can pledge money to help us further our mission to get our community healthy with nutrition education and cooking instruction. As part of the Community Give we have entered a contest called “Perfect the Pitch”. This contest allows nonprofits in the Fredericksburg area to submit their own story via a photo, video or presentation which is then shared on social media. Take a moment to view our story. Then, share with others. The more compelling the story and the more views, the higher the chance we have of winning! Then join us on May 5th for our Yum-a-thon, a 12 hour food extravaganza with demonstrations, samples and more, right in the Doctor Yum Project Kitchen. If you would like to pledge your support, visit our Community Give Page, and get a reminder on May 5th to pledge your donation. If you want to volunteer to help with the Yum-athon, visit our volunteer page and fill out an application! We will also be at the Spotsylvania Farmers Market on May 2nd and at the Great Train Race in Downtown Fredericksburg on May 3rd (proud to be a heat sponsor!!) Also, stay tuned for a very exciting surprise which we will unveil before the Give on May 1st. You will NOT want to miss...

Bean Burrito Video

Over the years our lunches have shifted away from the every day turkey sandwich to a rotation of other healthy plant-based foods. One of the foods we have added to our list is the bean burrito. My kids love bean burritos and they can add their own fillings and variations. Our favorite beans recently are made by a company called Better Beans and are sold at Wegmans. There are different variations but all are fresh, seasoned and all-natural. These beans have made lunch making a breeze! Take a look at our Tiny Tasters making their own bean burritos. It’s our first video in the Doctor Yum Project Kitchen...

Bean Burgers (Video)

Bean burgers are such an easy, quick way to get plant-based protein. If you are considering getting some meatless options into your cooking repetoire, this one you could do on those busy nights when you don’t have much time. I keep cans of beans on hand for these burgers. Canned beans are soft and easy to smash. I use EDEN ORGANICS brand, which has no BPA in the can lining. Check out our video to see how we make them, and then check out the variations of bean burgers you can make (in the table below). Remember….”Beans, beans they’re good for your heart! Eat your beans so you’ll be smart!!”...

Prickly Pear Smoothie (and Video)

Recently my kids decided to try a new fruit. They picked up a prickly pear (at Wegmans) and decided this might be one to try. My older son had tried it once at school but thought it would be fun for his little brother to try it to. They researched the prickly pear and made this video. Be careful with the tiny spines, they will get you! Use a glove or tongs, as Zane says in their video! Afterwards we took one of our prickly pears and made an AMAZING SMOOTHIE. We kept the seeds in ours, but if your blender doesn’t grind seeds well, you may want to remove them first. PRICKLY PEAR SMOOTHIE 1 prickly pear 1 orange 1 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 1/2 cup frozen peaches splash of cranberry juice (another juice or water would work too) Blend until...

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