Danielle's Bread & (a bit of) Butter

10

Jun
2015

finals week text

When it comes to studying for finals you have that covered. You know what to study, how long you need to prepare, and what kind of pencil you will use to ace the test. But in order to do your best consider what you are eating. You might be surprised that some of the foods you reach for may be making finals harder than they need to be...

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05

Jun
2015

Egg Carton

What kind of eggs do you normally buy? Cage Free, Organic, Hormone Free, or maybe a combination of all three? Well the fact is that not all claims are created equal.  Some egg claims are actually certified by an independent organization. For other claims you would have to trust the hen’s owners and other claims mean nothing.
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27

May
2015

Stone Fruit

It is finally that time of year again when stone fruit is in season. The dining commons offered their first stone fruit a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t have been more excited. It is hard to say what my favorite stone fruit is: nectarine, peach or cherries.

The term stone fruit is more of a culinary term than a botanical...

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13

May
2015

Salad Dressing

Salad dressings can make or break a salad. Today I want to share one of my all time favorite salad dressings recipes. It is easy and delicious.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 teaspoon dried mustard
½ teaspoon kosher salt
Mix using a small whisk
2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2...

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06

May
2015

Cooked Fish on Greens

So what is so good about fish?

Reports from the government and a Harvard report shared that eating fish can lower your risk of heart disease. The reason this is true is still unknown but there are a couple hypothesis out there. First, it could be that fish which are low in saturated fat, replace less healthy foods such as red...

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29

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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