Written by UConn Dietetics student Caroline Thiede Making a well-balanced meal for dinner each night can be difficult for some families. If you are low on energy, low on time, or simply want to change it up, try a sheet pan dinner! These recipes require little equipment and clean up, as the majority or all […]
Month: November 2020
Jump on the Whole Grain Train!
Written by UConn Dietetics Student Hanna Caridad Do you know what the difference between a whole grain and a regular old, run-of-the-mill refined grain is? Let me give you the scoop! Whole grains contain all three parts of the grain kernel: the bran, the germ, and the starchy endosperm. All those parts are important and […]
Traditional Holiday Recipes Made Healthier!
Written By UConn Dietetics Student Anthony Duong As the holidays approach, it is easy to lose track of the importance of a healthy diet. Whether the holidays are spent with family in person or through a webcam, everyone can bond through new experiences of making their traditional dishes healthier! Many traditional holiday dishes include high […]
The Mediterranean Diet: Top 5 Benefits
Written by UConn Dietetics Student Leah Pfrommer You’ve probably heard bits and pieces of information about the Mediterranean Diet, but what is it all about? For the third year in a row this diet has garnered the top spot because it’s simply about eating healthy, increasing healthy fats, and maintaining a well-balanced diet. More specifically, […]
What are Cruciferous Vegetables and Why are They So Good For You?
Written by UConn Dietetics Student Josie Hare Can you say cruciferous? Unusual, right? Funny enough, this word actually comes from the informal classification for members of the mustard family! It comes from the word cruciferae in Latin, meaning cross bearing. But we refer to cruciferous as a delicious group of vegetables that pack a great […]
Soup Season is Here!
Written by UConn Dietetics Student Natalie Ranelli As the weather gets colder, its finally time to head inside and turn on the stove again! Nothing seems better on a crisp autumn day then a bowl of warm delicious soup. You can make up your own recipe or follow one from your favorite recipe book or […]
Diving into Israeli Cuisine!
Article by Kate Walder, UConn Coordinated Program Dietetics Student Interested in cultural cooking? Let’s explore what has influenced Israeli food culture, typical ingredients and meals, and the many health benefits of eating Israeli-style. To top it off, recipes are included so you can make some Israeli staples from your own kitchen! Israel’s culinary tradition has […]
Don’t Let the Flu Season Catch You Off Guard– Healthy Eating to Boost Your Immune System
Written by UConn Dietetics Student Jessica Tucker Now more than ever, it is important for your immune system to stay in tip top shape with flu season upon us. One of the best ways to stay healthy is to eat a diet filled with fruits, veggies and whole grains! Good nutrition is essential for a […]