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Nov
2015

Thanksgiving Snoopy
Today's blog post comes from Kelly Morales! Kelly is a fourth year ES major who credits her small country town of Escalon, California with inspiring a “love for all things environmental and food.”  When she is not in school or working, she loves to have movie nights with friends and explore Santa Barbara, doing anything that can get...
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Nov
2015

Grass with a truck

Today's blog post comes from Madison Conrado. Madison is a fourth year Environmental Studies major working for Residential Dining as an Environmental Intern. Madison says that she has always been interested in environmental issues and today she shares her thoughts about sustainable local produce.

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10

Nov
2015

Food & Nutrition Magazine Cover
The weather has finally changed. Nights are cold (well California cold) and the days are cool with a warm sun. The sun is setting earlier, and there is just this crispness in the air. It truly feels like fall, and winter is coming. And when the weather changes, I like to enjoy a bowl of soup. 
 
The dining...
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Nov
2015

Processed Meat
Last week the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement about red and processed meat and cancer. Their findings, “consumption of red is probably carcinogenic to humans.” The association between red and processed meat and cancer was seen in...
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28

Oct
2015

Leafy Greens
When it comes to food sources rich in protein, most people think of meat. Meat does provide a good source of protein, but there are plenty of other foods that stack up. Getting protein from other sources than meat is easy, it really is.
 
1. Tempeh...
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23

Oct
2015

Chocolate Cake with Nuts

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Today I thought I would share a colleagues chocolate cake recipe. She found great ways to keep flavor and taste while balancing nutrition and health. She incorporates vegetables like zucchini (which is in season) and low-fat cottage cheese to keep the cake moist.  This cake is only 310 calories and has less than 2 grams...

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22

Oct
2015

Our digestive system is an amazing organ, and housed within it can be over 100 trillion microorganisms (aka bacteria). But don’t worry, a lot of those bacteria are good and can be beneficial to your health. Some scientific research has shown that the good bacteria can aid digestion, nutrient absorption and contribute to immune...
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13

Oct
2015

Sprouted Grains look to be a new trend this year. It may sound new, but sprouted grains have been around for many years. Don’t write them off as another fad before trying these germinated gems.
 
What are sprouted grains? Seeds that germinate and being to...
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08

Oct
2015

I think we can all agree that we have seen those ad’s saying that bananas are fattening and that you need to eat early in the night to prevent weight gain. Well, I am here to help you determine if those statements are true. Here are the top 3 food myths debunked.]

1. Bananas are fattening. Who ever said bananas are fattening?...

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28

Sep
2015

Avocados, smooth creamy and bright flavor make it’s a popular treat. But many people, maybe including you may choose to avoid it because they’re too fattening and that they raise your blood cholesterol. Let me take a moment to clear up this confusion.
 
Yes,...
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