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Seven Helpful Tips for a Healthier Holiday

It’s the Holiday season! Although we may be celebrating the holidays a little differently this year, it’s imperative to make healthier food decisions. For many of us, the winter months are a time to indulge, and our exercise or healthy diet routines often suffer.  Holiday Food by Numbers In truth, 75% of weight gain occurs…

Whole Wheat Walnut Pancake with Pumpkin Sauce

If we had to describe the perfect fall-themed pancake, then the whole wheat walnut pancake with pumpkin sauce takes the win! Whole Wheat Walnut Pancake Ingredients Serves: 14 For the Pancakes 1 cup whole-wheat flour ⅔ cup  walnuts, finely chopped, divided 3 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. kosher salt 2 eggs…

Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Dip

Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Dip Ingredients Serves: 8 1 cauliflower head, broken into florets 1 Tbsp. coriander seeds, plus extra for garnish (optional) 1 Tbsp. cumin seeds, plus extra for garnish (optional) Salt to taste 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 2 Tbsp. tahini 1 lemon, juiced 1 garlic bulb, peeled Method of Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.…

Winter Risotto with Lemon, Asparagus, and Peas

Our risotto is a wonderful winter warmer that compliments many dishes with its bright flavors. Winter Risotto Ingredients Serves: 8 Broth 5 cups broth of your choice (vegetable or chicken work best) 1 Parmesan rind Herbs of choice; basil, parsley, chives (whatever you have) Risotto 4 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tbsp. butter 1 clove garlic,…

Five “Great Pumpkin” Recipes that Pack a Healthy Punch

Ever since Starbucks came out with Pumpkin Spice Latte in 2003, pumpkin-flavored anything has been trending. From pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ravioli, and even pumpkin deodorant, pumpkin is everywhere. But aside from being trendy, pumpkins also pack a huge health benefit. Here are five ways pumpkin can influence your health and wellness. Help Keep…

Meet Whitney Allen, the New BfitBWell Fall 2020 Intern

Hi there! My name is Whitney Allen, and I am your BfitBwell Fall 2020 Intern! I am a senior at the Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), studying exercise science with a minor in lifestyle medicine. I took an interest in fitness, health, and wellness a little later in life. As a child, teenager, and up…

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine Ingredients Serves 4 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 large russet potato, peeled and cubed into 1 cm pieces 1 small sweet potato, cubed into 1 cm pieces 5 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 1 tsp. ginger,…

Tofu Hacks: What You Need to Know About Tofu

When we asked our virtual cooking class what they thought about tofu, there was a resounding agreement that it tastes bland. Yes, this is true. Tofu is bland. The flavor is mild at best, and the texture is unusual. But, that’s the beauty of tofu – you can change the flavor to your liking. It’s…

POUR: A Guide to Mindful Eating

By Dr. Liz Chamberlain Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist  Do you find yourself scrounging for food and mindlessly eating when you are not hungry, or overeating without realizing you are full or satisfied? We all indulge from time to time, but too much of a good thing can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Learn how to develop…

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