January, 2014 Blog Posts

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Jan
2014

Almonds

If you’re like me, you enjoy snacking. One of my favorite foods to snack on is dry cereal. Snacking is a part of my everyday life, so I try to ensure that I am doing it right. There can be a right and a wrong way to snack. Snacking the right way mean choosing your snacks carefully. Try selecting options that are rich in vitamins,...

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27

Jan
2014

Chia Seeds and Chia Drink

Lemon Chia Fresca
This weekend I tried the lemon chia fresca and I was pleased with the results. I combined the chia seeds with water and let them soak overnight. It is amazing how much liquid they can absorb, so make sure you add at least 1/2 cup of water to your tablespoon of chia seeds. I ended up using about half the sugar...

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Jan
2014

Chia Seeds with the word Chia written

On Wednesday I recieved the following question: What is the deal with chia seeds and how can they be incorporated into our diet? Well here is my answer.

Does anyone remember Chia pets? Cha Cha Cha Chia. Well the chia pet’s hair was grown from the chia seed. Today instead of growing green pet hair we eat the seeds. Chia seeds...

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22

Jan
2014

Seafood Watch Icon

Today the dining commons are celebrating Sustainable Seafood Day.  Sustainable Seafood options will be offered in all dining commons during lunch and dinner. So I thought it would be fitting to discuss some of the health benefits of seafood.

Seafood is rich in nutrients including protein, vitamins and minerals. Seafood is also...

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22

Jan
2014

Carrots and Beets

As a dietitian, I am frequently asked “what do you eat”? For the most part I eat a balanced diet but I still indulge especially when it comes to anything chocolate.

So I decided it would be a fun challenge to do a food journal for two days and tell you exactly what I eat. Food journaling can be great tool to help assist with...

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15

Jan
2014

Ball Jars with juice and a bowl of vegetables on a table

Juicing has been in the media a lot recently and it seems to be the next big thing. But is juicing really good for you? Is it better than eating a whole fruit or vegetables? Let’s find out. 

To put it bluntly, no. Juicing probably is not any healthier than eating whole fruits or vegetables. When you juice you extract the juice...

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14

Jan
2014

Paleo Text

What’s up with the Paleo Diet? Well apparently a lot, Google reported that the most Googled diet of 2013 was the Paelo diet. So what’s with this fad and is this something you should be following?

The Paleo diet also known as the Caveman or Stone Age diet revolves around the idea that if we eat like our ancestors we will be...

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10

Jan
2014

Ezekiel Bread

I recieved a question from Mario asking:

I eat sprouted grain bread on the recommendation of my alternative healthcare practitioner. However, at $5.20 per loaf, it is quite pricey. Is it that much healthier than regular 100% whole grain bread? Here's the brand I use:...

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09

Jan
2014

Calendar

Yep, you guessed it; it’s that time of year again, when people make weight loss New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately most people end up losing momentum by mid-January, which is next week! So is it possible to keep your resolutions?

Remember that weight loss takes time. The foundation of successful weight loss is focusing on a...

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06

Jan
2014

Whole Wheat Bread Sliced

Welcome to Bread and (a Bit of) Butter (B&BB). For my first post I would like to introduce you to who I am, and what I will be writing about on this blog.

I’m Danielle Kemp, the Dining Services Dietitian at UCSB. Originally I am from the Bay Area, but headed south to study at Cal Poly. After graduation with a BS in...

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