Month: October 2020

Healthy, Economical Breakfast Tips!

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Elizabeth White You’ve seen it all over Instagram or in magazines: vibrant fruit and vegetable bowls lined with bananas, sprinkled with pumpkin seeds, topped with granola- you name it. I’ve seen it too, and I am over it. Social media has made us think that we totally need to buy […]

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds!

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Hannah Waxler The Fall season brings to us a favorite squash!! Pumpkin! Did you know it’s a squash? Pumpkin and the spices that seem to flavor it best are added to just about everything: pumpkin coffee, pumpkin muffins, and of course, pumpkin pie! As delicious as pumpkin treats are, did […]

Pumpkin’s a Good Pick for Your Health!

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Alexa Horkachuck Autumn is finally here, which means that pumpkin flavored products are flooding into your local grocery store. If you’re a fan, you will find everything from pumpkin cream cheese and pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin pastas and soups. There is bound to be a recipe that you would […]

What is Intuitive Eating? What is Mindful Eating?

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Ben Giroux You have all heard the phrase, “trust your gut”. While this is a figure of speech, it can also be a general description of intuitive eating. When eating intuitively, you eat based on when your body tells you it is hungry and when it is full. A growling, […]

Sell By, Use By, Best If Used By: What Do All These Terms Mean?

Article by Amanda Koss, UConn Dietetics Student  As you make your way through the grocery store, you will find food packages labeled with terms and dates like these: “sell by”, “use by”, and “best if used by.”  It can be confusing to know what each one means, but not impossible! Understanding these dates on packages […]

Apple Monsters

Throughout the month of October, we’ll be featuring healthy Halloween treats. This week we’re featuring Apple Monsters! Have fun making these with your little “goblins.”  Find the recipe here.   Be sure to check out other tasty, healthy and low-cost recipes here:

Fall is Here – Stay Hydrated

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters Student Shawn Lada We may be having cooler days now, but it is always important to stay hydrated. Keeping your body hydrated helps your heart, brain, muscles, and joints to stay healthy, along with keeping you regular and preventing urinary tract infections! During hotter days and summer months your body […]

Cholesterol Education with the UConn Dietetics Program

Written by UConn Dietetics student Madeline Fulton 93 million U.S. adults age 20 or older have total cholesterol levels higher than 200 mg/dL. Nearly 29 million adult Americans have total cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg/dL.1 Too much cholesterol circulating in your blood can put you at risk for developing heart disease and stroke. What […]