Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

05

Nov
2014

vegan protein options

Protein it seems to be all the rave today. Not only are we talking about it, it feels like it is literally being added to everything. Protein bars, cereal, beverages you name it, it probably has some label about all the protein it contains.  So let’s get the facts straight.

Fact or Fiction: You have to eat animal protein (meat...

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29

Oct
2014

Candy Corn

Boo. Halloween is this Friday. Halloween can be such a fun time but the facts are that a ton of candy is sold each year for Halloween. Around 1.9 billion dollars worth or 1280 billion calories. Now that is scary. (Nielson Wire, 2009)

I think it is safe to say I will be enjoying some candy this year but let’s make sure we keep...

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23

Oct
2014

Organic Logo

You are in need of cherry tomatoes. In front of you, you have two options: conventionally grown cherry tomatoes or organic cherry tomatoes. Both tomatoes are red, and shiny, so what’s the difference? Which one should you choose? And what does that organic label really mean?

In a general sense, organic food is simply food that...

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16

Oct
2014

Chiles are an interesting food, found in cuisines all over the world. There are literally hundreds of chili pepper varieties ranging in all sizes, shapes, color, and heat. Chiles belong to the nightshade family, which includes foods like tomatoes, potatoes, and eggplant. Capsaicin is the ingredient that gives peppers their heat that...

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08

Oct
2014

Meatless Monday

Residential Dining Services is committed to sustainability and we have various events that take place throughout the year to show our commitment. With that goal, we have been offering Green Mondays at three of our dining commons. During Green Monday a vegetarian menu is served all day at one dining common. Green Mondays rotate to a...

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03

Oct
2014

Dining Staff

Welcome, new and returning Gauchos, to a new school year!

I’ve been busy working with our Residential Dining team, getting ready for this school year. We have already introduced some new and exciting foods like Almond Milk, Natural Peanut Butter and Sustainable Tuna. We are also in the midst of planning Sustainability Week (...

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24

Sep
2014

De La Guerra Dining Commons

It can be difficult to eat mindfully when eating in the dining commons. How much should I actually be eating, is the amount on my plate the right amount? You might be asking me, why should you care now? I’m young and it doesn’t matter what I eat? Well, the dietary habits that you as a young adult establish now tend to have a long...

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03

Sep
2014

Lunch Pail

Your flight is at 7:00am and you have to drive down to LAX from Santa Barbara. You have too much luggage and of course you hit traffic because it is LA! Not to mention you are starving and the choices you are now left with are limiting. Here are three tips you can follow to help make your travel and eating lifestyle a bit easier....

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26

Aug
2014

Pink Lady Apple

First the Facts:
1 medium apple, with skin
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 0 g
Total Carbohydrate: 25 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 19 g (all natural)
Protein: 0 g
Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%

For whatever reason we (...

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20

Aug
2014

Nutrition Facts Panel

Will the new food labels help consumers like you find more healthful foods? Let’s first find out what the FDA plans to change. The proposed updates include:

1. Serving Size Requirements

The serving size would be updated to reflect the amounts of food people are actually eating and drinking. For example it would require...

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