Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

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Apr
2015

healthy lifestyle

One aspect of being a Registered Dietitian is that I am required to attend workshops, seminars, and webinars for continuing education credits. Yesterday, I attended an online webinar about what influences lifestyle choices and how can we change them? I found the session very insightful mostly because it considers what a healthy...

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24

Apr
2015

bowl of dried oats

Today I thought I would share one of my favorite breakfast creations. I am a fan of oats, so I usually incorporate oats into my breakfast somehow.
Ingredients:
1 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup quick oats
1 tablespoon of dried blueberries
1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
1 tablespoon walnuts...

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15

Apr
2015

USDA Organic

This weeks blog post come from a past intern Brittany Biesterfeld. Today Brittany shares information and thoughts around the definition of organic.

You might find yourself at the grocery store and in need of cherry tomatoes. In front of you, you have two options: cherry tomatoes or organic cherry tomatoes. Both tomatoes are red...

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09

Apr
2015

Word Collage

On Thursday April 23rd, the Dining Commons will be celebrating Earth Day. I look forward to Earth Day each year as it's a great time to stop and appreciate the place we live. I try to go outside and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and to think about how I can contribute more to preserving our Earth. The dining commons are...

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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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