Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thank You Readership! Guest-Chef and Nutrition Matters Blogger and Dietitian Carol Casey Pays It Forward Again and Again


By Anthony Sepe

Each Sunday, I thank my readership for their loyalty and dedication to my blog, by providing a healthy recipe.  For those that know, this is a healthy repeat, but for those that are unaware and are new to the blog, this is my way of “giving back.”  It is also a way to “Pay it Forward.”  Each Sunday, not only will you have a healthy recipe, but you will have an expert in the field of dietetics, food and nutrition, provide the healthy recipe to you.  It is my pleasure to introduce to you this week, my friend and my colleague, Carol S. Casey, RD, CDN, LDN, FSM and her recipe:  “Crock Pot Hamburger Soup.”

Carol S_ Casey

Carol S. Casey, Rd, CDN, LDN

Carol S. Casey, RD, CDN, LDN, FSM is the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Pendleton Health and Rehabilitation Center located in Mystic, Connecticut. She is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Connecticut, a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Rhode Island, and Food Safety Manager through The National Registry of Food Safety Professionals. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of dietetics and nutrition starting as a dietary aide, transitioning to the first group of Dietetic Technician, Registered credentialed by the American Dietetic Association in 1986. In 1988 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Dietetic and Nutrition from Florida International University’s Coordinated Undergraduate Program. She has a numerous years of clinical experience in the hospitals of South Florida. Upon relocating to southeastern Connecticut she was self-employed for 8 years and finally transitioning to the current full-time position that combines the challenges medical nutritional therapy of physical medicine and rehabilitation with Gerontological medicine. Her areas of interest include Food Anthropology and Food History, Rehabilitation Nutrition, and Gerontological Nutrition. Her goal is provide medical nutrition therapy in a pragmatic and realistic goals so people can adapt them into their daily activities while enjoying their life to the fullest extent possible.



Crock Pot Hamburger Soup


  1. 1 lb. Beef: Ground, 95% Extra Lean
  2. 2  ½ c water
  3. 1 14 ½ oz. can of crushed tomatoes (any flavor)
  4. 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  5. 2 stalks medium celery chopped
  6. 2 cup raw onion, chopped
  7. 1 ½ c carrots raw, chopped
  8. 1 ½ c frozen peas
  9. 1 ½ c frozen corn
  10. 1/3 c. barley
  11. 1 tsp. cilantro or basil
  12. ½ c catsup
  13. 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced


  • Brown the ground beef and drain
  • Put all ingredients into crock-pot.
  • Cook until vegetables are tender.
  • Low temperature 7-8 hours or high temperature 5-6 hours
  • Yield 12 cups


Nutrition Facts Per Cup:

Calories 160; Fat 3 grams; Carbohydrates 22 grams; Protein 13 grams and Sodium 233 grams



Stop by to see Carol at her blog appropriately titled: Nutrition Matters and Carol S. Casey

Thank you for reading and have a great day,

~ Anthony

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