Fit to Eat (Hometown Create)

In Fit to Eat, Chef Rob Stinson prepares fresh, healthy meals with a Mississippi twist. Find out the best way to take the fried out of fried chicken (without sacrificing the crunch), new ways to serve up Mississippi catfish, and some of Chef Rob's favorite meals from the Gulf Coast.

Fit to Eat is produced by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, and airs as part of Hometown Create, which features locally produced content from Create's member stations.

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Rob Stinson

Rob Stinson

Chef and restauranteur Rob Stinson stars in Fit to Eat, a series focused on healthy cooking techniques and using fresh and sustainable products.

Nothing But Vegetables

Episode #101 · Chef Rob prepares a squash "pasta" and vegetable medley with fresh ingredients from Two Dog Farms in Flora. Our guest is Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner, who has some interesting tips on how to sneak a daily green into your diet.

Together Again Like Sweet Potatoes and Coffee

Episode #102 · Chef Rob makes coffee-crusted pork loin and sweet potatoes with special guest Tim Bradford, who is working with the Society of St. Andrew to end hunger. We visit the Mississippi Coffee Co. in Jackson, and Rebecca Turner shares her recipe for a healthy homemade coffee creamer.

Exploring Mississippi's Apples

Episode #103 · Chef Rob prepares blackened chicken with an apple almond chutney, and Larry Stephenson, Fruit Explorer, tells us all about Mississippi's native apples. We visit an apple orchard in North Mississippi, and Rebecca Turner tells us about the differences between whole fruit and fruit juice.

Quick and Easy (And Not Too Cheesy!) Meals

Episode #104 · Chef Rob shares his easy and delicious vegetarian lasagna recipe with guest Sunny Baker, from the Mississippi Farm to School Network. We travel to Bolton to visit The Garden Farmacy, and Rebecca Turner tells us about her favorite new healthy snack: roasted chickpeas.

All About Gulf Coast Seafood

Episode #105 · Chef Rob cooks Gulf Coast shrimp fajitas with General Joe Spraggins, Director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Rob tours Desporte Seafood Market in Biloxi, and Rebecca Turner has some helpful tips about healthy "wrap" options.

Beefing Up Nutrition

Episode #106 · Chef Rob prepares a stuffed tenderloin and talks about healthy meat options with Emily Thevis, Director of Education at National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute. Rebecca Turner shares some helpful low-sodium crock-pot tricks, and we hear what it's like to be a butcher in Mississippi from the Flora Butcher.

A New Way to Etouffee

Episode #107 · Enrika Williams, owner of Fauna Food Works, helps Chef Rob prepare a healthy shrimp etouffee with brown rice. We take a trip to Delta Blues Rice in Greenville to learn about how rice is grown. Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner shares some tips about how to make sure you're getting enough fiber in your diet.

Discovering New Mississippi Flavors

Episode #108 · Chef Rob prepares a green tea and crabmeat bisque with homemade blueberry dumplings. Author and James Beard award-winner, Martha Hall Foose is our guest. Rebecca Turner tells us about the benefits of berries and we visit JD Farms in Poplarville, who specializes in growing blueberries and tea.

A Good-For-You Casserole Is Hard to Find

Episode #109 · Chef Rob teaches guest Java Chatman from MPB Think Radio a thing or two about how to make a healthy turkey and cheese casserole. Rebecca Turner shares her easy Mason jar omelet recipe and we visit the Mississippi Agricultural Forestry and Experiment Station (MAFES) Sales Store in Starkville to learn about the history of their famous Edam cheese.

Fresh Ingredients Make All The Difference

Episode #110 · Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner shows us around the Mississippi Farmer's Market in Jackson and helps Chef Rob Stinson prepare seared lemon snapper with squash pasta and vegetable medley. Rebecca Turner also tells us how to properly store produce.

Pan-Seared Sirloin & Asparagus

Episode #111 · Chef Rob prepares a pan-seared sirloin and asparagus with coconut sriracha and pineapple almond orange salad. Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner shares some helpful facts about fat. Our guest is editorial cartoonist and author, Marshall Ramsey, who also hosts shows on MPB Radio and Television.

Asian Vegetarian Stir-Fry

Episode #112 · Chef Rob prepares Asian vegetable stir-fry with Szechuan portabella brown rice. Rebecca Turner has a homemade hummus recipe to share and our guest is Beau Blalock, Vice President of Operations at Gulf Coast Produce.

Blackened Snapper

Episode #113 · Chef Rob makes blackened snapper with honey mustard cauliflower, and Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner shares some shocking facts about sugar. Our guest is retired General Joe Spraggins, Chief of Operations at Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

Baked Fried Chicken

Episode #114 · Chef Rob prepares baked fried chicken with potato salad and green beans. Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner shares an easy to make omelet muffins recipe. Our guest is Nicole Marquez, dancer and motivational speaker.

Grilled Flounder with Greek Salad and Honey Balsamic Dressing

Episode #115 · Chef Rob prepares grilled flounder with a Greek salad and honey balsamic dressing, and Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner talks about portion control. Our guest is Dave Kimmel, President and CEO of the Mississippi Aquarium.

Shrimp Tacos with Okra Bean Relish and Salsa

Episode #116 · Chef Rob makes shrimp tacos with okra relish and salsa, and Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner has some helpful facts about fiber. Our guest is Libby Hartfield, Host of MPB Radio's Creature Comforts.

Blackened Turkey Breast with Cilantro Cream and Swiss Chard

Episode #117 · Chef Rob makes blackened turkey breast with cilantro cream and Swiss chard salad. Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner is our guest and she has some great ideas for a quick and easy tomato sauce.

Pan-Seared Steak with Strawberry Compote and Potato Crisps

Episode #118 · Chef Rob makes pan-seared steak with strawberry compote and potato crisps. Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner has some useful tips on buying beef. Our Guest is the Lt. Governor of Mississippi Tate Reeves.

Garlic Pork Stir-Fry with Brown Rice Casserole

Episode #119 · Chef Rob makes a family-style meal, garlic pork stir-fry with brown rice casserole and tri-color peppers topped with seared strawberries and apples. Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner has some helpful tips on buying bread. Our guest is Carlyn Hicks, food critic and writer for the online magazine, "Sipp Jackson."

Hickory Stove Top Smoked Salmon with Pan Seared Vegetables

Episode #120 · Chef Rob makes hickory stove top smoked salmon with pan seared vegetables and tomato aioli. Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner has some useful information about the different types of yogurt. Our guest is Personal Athletic Trainer Paul Lacoste.

Asian Grilled Grouper with Thai Dipping Sauce

Episode #121 · Chef Rob makes a family style dinner, Asian Grilled Grouper with Thai Dipping Sauce and Asparagus, Crawfish and Almond Rice. Registered Dietitian Rebecca Turner has some helpful information about gluten and our guest is Dr. Rick deShazo.