Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

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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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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