Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

14

Aug
2014

goat cheese

What is the good and bad of cheese? The good: it tastes great, the bad: some of the nutrition components. Let’s take a more detailed look into these challenges.

One of the challenges with cheese is its nutrient profile. Depending on the variety of cheese the nutrient profile of cheese can vary widely. Cheeses contain different...

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06

Aug
2014

sugar

Over the past year have you read some article that declares sugar as the devil or that it is as addictive as cocaine? As someone who has a sweet tooth it is concerning to hear these statements. So should we skip all things sweet?

According to the USDA, Americans have increased our sweet habit by 39% between...

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31

Jul
2014

Two Eggs

Doesn’t it feel like one week eggs are on the most hated list and the next week they are on the good list and it’s all we are talking about? Eggs are constantly going back and forth and at least for now they seem to be on the good list. I think eggs are great and let me tell you why. Let’s eggucate our selves.

One large egg...

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23

Jul
2014

exercise comparison to food

A couple of years ago I wrote a Nutrition Newsletter and one of my first articles was about snacking and exercise, titled “sure you want to snack”. I wanted to revisit the article because I think the message it still valid. Essentially, I compared a snack like french fries or a cookie and the amount of exercise you would need to do to...

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17

Jul
2014

blackberry sage flavored water

Sometimes in your work or school day do you find that you need a pick me up? I know when 3:00 pm hits I want something to munch on or drink. Because I don’t drink soda or other sugary beverages, I usually just drink plain water. But that can get pretty boring and fast. So I decided to do some research and see if there is something I...

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09

Jul
2014

Homemade Granola

In my spare time I like to read articles on Flipboard (https://flipboard.com/) I have the app on my phone and if am waiting for a friend or a movie to start I like flipping through the food section. They have articles literally about everything, like 16 unconventional ice cream toppings you didn’t...

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01

Jul
2014

Oatmeal and Dairy Quiche

Last week I attended an online webinar about oats and dairy, and their powerful combination. I took away a great recipe that I want to share with you all, but first let’s talk about the facts. More specifically the nutrition facts.

For most, our diets are falling short on many key nutrients and foods. While our diet today does...

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25

Jun
2014

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

As a farewell gift, one of my environmental interns gave me an awesome vegetarian cookbook, Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. This weekend I made my first dish- a cold marinated garbanzo bean salad. The dish included garbanzo beans, red onion, lemon juice, black pepper and a couple other ingredients. I have to say it was great. You...

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11

Jun
2014

Ice Cream and Cereal

A couple of weeks ago we analyzed the cereal consumption in the dining commons. The top five most consumed cereal options are Cocoa Puffs, Cap’n Crunch, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, and Lucky Charms. What is the one thing all of these cereals have in common? Added Sugar. They all have almost 10 grams of sugar per ¾ Cup. Plus most of...

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04

Jun
2014

Apple with Finals Exams written on it

What does Nutrition have to do with your finals? A lot! Nutrition is an important part enduring finals. A good diet during finals weeks can make a difference in your ability to ace those finals. I know time is of the essence, and who wants to waste valuable time preparing dinner?  Well in this case, preparing a nutritious meal is no...

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