Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

01

Apr
2015

Eat Clean Text

As a dietitian I hear about diet trends and fads all the time. Recently, one of my coworkers handed me a Prevention Magazine and on the front page in bold bright yellow letters it read: 100 Best Clean Foods. I brought the magazine home and my husband saw it and immediately said “I hate the saying eat clean. What does that even mean?”...

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20

Mar
2015

Coconut Milk

How does soy, almond, rice, and coconut milk stack up against regular cow's milk? Like many things in our society today there are tons of choices. This is also true for milk and milk alternatives. Let’s take a look at “milk” beverages and see what some of the benefits or pitfalls are of each option.

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11

Mar
2015

Over Easy Egg

Every morning I receive links to nutrition related articles. This morning I read an article about Burger King taking soft drinks off the kid’s meal. I felt inspired by this monumental change and thought that I would provide you with some of the nutrition changes that are taking place in our society today:

1. Burger King: It’s...

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04

Mar
2015

Nutrition Week: Day 3. You can call me the Grain Queen. I love grains, bread, oatmeal, breakfast cereals. Really any grain will do. Grains/carbohydrates tend to get a bad rap when it comes to weight loss. But, grains can be a part of your diet; you just have to be mindful about how you are selecting them. The recommendation is that...

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26

Feb
2015

Nutrition Week is next week, and I am very excited for all the fun activities that are planned. Today, I want to share some of those activities with you.

Monday, there will be an exotic fruit tasting at Carrillo and Portola during lunch. The fruit that will be featured include the baby kiwi, Cape gooseberry, dragon fruit,...

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18

Feb
2015

Woman Tabling

During the first week of March, specifically March 2-6th the dining commons will be celebrating Nutrition Week. Nutrition week is a campaign to promote health and wellness. We want our customers to feel educated about nutrition and feel confident in making informed choices. The week will be packed with fun activities and learning...

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13

Feb
2015

Conversation Hearts

Love is almost in the air, because Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!  It can be easy to get swept up in the romance of the day and over-indulge in some sweets, so here are some tips to keeping your day in check:

When reviewing the nutrition facts of our favorite treat we want to look at calories, total fat, saturated fat, and sodium...

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04

Feb
2015

heart made of fruit and veggies

Is it just me or does it feel like people keep getting sick? The flu and some other nasty colds seem to be circulating around town. Let me tell you, good nutrition is essential for a strong immune system. Your immune system can help to protect you from seasonal illness, like the flu, and also other health problems including allergies...

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31

Jan
2015

Football on Grass

This weekend many Americans will be watching the Patriots vs. Seahawks in the Super Bowl. If you plan on watching the game this weekend you also need to watch out for chips, dips, pizza, nacho, wings and much more. Here are my favorite foods to snack on while watching the game.

1. Guacamole. Not only colorful, but also...

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23

Jan
2015

Kiwifruit

First of all, what does a “superfood” mean? The definition from the Oxford Dictionary states a superfood is a “nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.” In essence it is a food that offers a lot of nutrition and health benefits. I don’t usually like using this term to describe foods but let’...

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