Month: March 2023

Choosing a Plant-based Milk Alternative

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Sydney Hodges Dairy can be classified as products from the milk of mammals.  This includes cow’s milk which is offered to us in a variety of fat levels (skim, 1%, 2%, whole (all cream included). The dairy aisle can be quite confusing because in the last twenty years or so, numerous […]

The Link Between Nutrition, Brain Health and Mental Health

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters student Paulina Karwowski Food Is Fuel Food is fuel, as the saying goes! Yet, we often forget to make sure that the fuel we put into our bodies are the healthiest varieties. Logically, it makes sense: what we put in can help make us what we are. Thus, if we […]

Make Your Own Spice Mixes!

Written by UConn Dietetic student Lisa Joyner Premade spice mixes and rubs are convenient, but are also usually loaded with extra salt, sugar, and other chemical compounds. Making your own is good for your health and your wallet. You may be surprised at how easy it can be to make your own spice blends and […]

Root Veggies Rock!

Written by Dietetics Masters student Scarlett Ball   What are Root Vegetables?  Root vegetables grow underneath the soil and absorb nutrients from the soil.  Health Benefits of Eating Root Vegetables  Root vegetables contain many vitamins and minerals and are great to add to the diet. Many of these vitamins and minerals support our immune system […]

Two Easy 20 Minute Winter Soup!

Written by UCONN Dietetics Student, Ava Chappell Soups can be a convenient and perfect way to take in nutritious foods! Many soup recipes have vegetables, a protein source, and a grain such as pasta or rice, providing three out of the five food groups all in one dish. Finding recipes that have a variety of […]

Food Dyes – Are they Safe?

Written by UConn Dietetics Student Abigail Duffy Ever wonder where the green color in your mint-flavored toothpaste comes from? Or even the color of your cough syrup? Many people know that artificial food dyes are found in their food, snacks, and beverages, but what they may not know is that those same dyes are found […]

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Written by UConn Dietetics Masters Student Stephanie Graffeo A variety of foods help keep our hearts healthy. Fruits and vegetables are especially beneficial to our bodies because they are packed with vitamins and minerals, and especially fiber. Grains also offer fiber, especially whole grains. Fiber can help lower the amount of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) in […]