Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

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Feb
2014

Hands down, my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. I am a cerealaholic. I love cereal and I would enjoy eating it for every meal even though I don’t. The problem with cereal is that there are so many horrible options available. Options that include refined grains and loads of sugar. As a college student I am going to make an...

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14

Feb
2014

Word Cloud- Apple

During the first week of March, specifically March 3-7th the dining commons will be celebrating Nutrition Week. Nutrition week is a campaign to promote health and wellness. We want our students to feel educated about nutrition and feel confident in making informed choices.

The week will be packed with fun activities and...

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11

Feb
2014

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Ezekiel bread and I recently received a comment about another bread option. I decided it seemed appropriate to give you the tools to make sure you can select a good bread option.

When we talk about bread we inevitably have to talk about whole grains, and sugar. What we want is to ensure our...

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07

Feb
2014

Dark Chocolate

Valentine’s Day is next Friday. If you are interested in making something sweet for your sweetie think about trying this recipe.
Gingered Fruit with Walnuts (I got this recipe from Fruit and Veggies More Matters-but I have made a few modifications)
2 cups diced fuji apples
2 cups diced pear
2 tablespoons...

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05

Feb
2014

Oil and a Coconut

Coconut oil is packed with saturated fat, 92% to be exact. Coconut oil has much more saturated fat than other oils like olive oil or canola oil. Olive oil only has about 15% saturated fat; even butter has less, coming in around 50%.

The media, our doctors, and even friends tell us that saturated fat is bad and that we want to...

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29

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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24

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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