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Enjoy the latest in nutrition research and science based on studies at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Our staff of Registered Dietitians have worked together to craft delicious recipes to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Timing is everything when it comes to your meals – QCOnline

Depending on the latest diet scheme to hit your weight-conscious circle, you may be consuming a greater proportion of your calories in the morning, fasting after dinner or spreading your calories over five mini meals. That line about “timing being everything” can apply to a lot in your life, but does it have an impact…

Easy Eggplant Parmesan

When the weather gets cold, it’s easy to get caught up in the warmth and goodness of comfort food! Add in a long commute, with traffic snarled by weather, and cooking healthy, easy, AND comforting meals can feel impossible. Even though everyone here works with health and wellness every day, we sometimes wish we had…

Hearth Healthy Pancakes

I live with a husband (as most people with husbands do) who loves nothing more than donuts, pancakes, pizza, and candy.  So he really hit the jackpot when he married a dietitian (LOL).  So I am constantly trying to modify his favorite foods so that we can both enjoy them.  Don’t get me wrong, I…

Recipe of the Month: Tahini Buddha Bowl

Hello health and taste, goodbye hours spent slaving in the kitchen! This recipe is living proof that cooking healthy DOESN'T have to take a lot of time.  I used pre-roasted tofu from Trader Joe's, pre-chopped vegetables from Safeway, pre-shredded coleslaw mix, canned chickpeas, and pre-packaged/seasoned broad beans. I love meat as much as the next…

Holiday Eating Tips

Let’s face it, most of us travel is some shape or form during the holidays. And traveling typically means eating out (namely fast food). We all know that skipping the fast food or gas station snacks is the healthiest option, but there are definitely ways to make these sometimes inevitable stops healthier! The following are…

5 “Great Pumpkin” Recipes That Pack a Healthy Punch

I can’t think of many things that get Americans more excited in the fall and winter than pumpkin. From pumpkin lattes, pumpkin breads, pumpkin ravioli, and even pumpkin cereals, pumpkin is everywhere.  Pumpkin-flavored products accounted for more than $361 million in sales in the U.S. in 2014 (up 79% since 2011), according to MarketWatch, and…

What’s Your Hunger Score?

Throughout the course of a healthy day, it is best to eat 3 to 5 smaller portioned meals and to stay between a 3 and a 7 on this hunger scale.  How would you rate yourself right now?  

DESSERT: Healthy Apple Pie Mug Cake

Fall is the perfect time for apples. Picking them fresh at an orchard is not only a fun way to get some outdoor activity, but they also taste so fresh and delicious. This Apple Pie Mug Cake is a great way to use some of the bounty from the fall to warm up an evening…

SNACK: Healthy Pumpkin Bars

These pumpkin bars are not only healthy, but they make a great snack between meals. Check out these other great fall favorites: BREAKFAST: Sweet Potato Pancakes LUNCH/DINNER: Avocado Pesto Zoodles DESSERT: Healthy Apple Pie Mug Cake SNACK: HEALTHY PUMPKIN BARS INGREDIENTS 1 cup white flour (Oat and whole wheat flour works; the texture is just…

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