From food and healthy recipes to fitness exercises and research studies, the AHWC blog offers expert health and wellness advice.

Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili

Three words to describe this black bean chili: Fall. Filling. Flavorful. Double (or triple) the ingredients, freeze, and you’re set for the week! Eat it over brown rice or couscous. Oh, did we mention it’s a one-pot meal as well? Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili Ingredients Serves 4 1 Tbsp. olive oil½ medium butternut squash,…

Zucchini and Feta Fritters

The Mediterranean diet has been the basis for many healthy meals – like this fritters recipe – over the past five decades. It has been touted as one of the most nutritious diets by many organizations because of its emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, herbs, and legumes. Take this recipe as an example: you…

Meet Melissa Lanes: A Day in the Life of a Registered Dietitian

Melissa Lanes, MS, RD, CSCS, CHES, is a registered dietitian (RD) and professional research assistant at the CU Wellness Clinic at Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AWHC). She integrates her broad experience in health and wellness through her various responsibilities as a dietitian, coach, and researcher. We recently sat down with Melissa to learn about her…

Vegan Avocado Pesto

These days, a lot of us have become more and more curious about vegan cuisine or vegan alternatives. Whether it’s because of health reasons, lactose-intolerance, or needing a change of pace, this easy Vegan avocado pesto will be your next go-to pasta sauce. Vegan Avocado Pesto Ingredients 1 medium avocado 2 cups fresh spinach cloves garlic, minced…

9 Easy Recipes to Cook in Between Zoom Calls

Are you jumping in between several Zoom calls a day and don’t have enough time to make a nutritious home-cooked meal? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a collection of healthy easy recipes that don’t require a lot of time in the kitchen but still fuels your body. The best part is, you can…

Overnight Oats (with Six Flavor Variations)

A jar of overnight oats is the perfect breakfast (or snack) that requires very minimal prep work and keeps you full all morning. The best part of it is you can add in any fruit, nut butter, and/or nut toppings to your liking. If you need some inspiration, scroll down to view our six flavor…

Korean Sesame-Crusted Tofu

There are many ways to prepare tofu and this Korean sesame-crusted tofu recipe is a delicious method to enjoy a protein-packed vegetarian meal. Korean Sesame-Crusted Tofu Ingredients 4 Servings 16 oz. extra firm tofu, drained and pressed 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds 4 tsp. toasted sesame oil, divided 1 lb. bok choy, coarsely chopped (4 cups)…

10 Back-to-School Wellness Tips

It’s a new school year and we’re glad you are taking an interest in your wellness! But wait, this year is looking a little different than what we’re used to due to the pandemic. The good news is you’re not alone, and even with this new normal, it doesn’t mean you can’t get back some…

Recovering from an Injury: The Most Important Rebound

by Lauren Heap, Senior Fitness Specialist No one wants to have to go backward because of an injury; to have to start over when you’ve made so much progress. Sometimes it is inevitable.  When we’re injured, we feel helpless, especially if you’re an athlete or if fitness plays an integral part in your life. The…

Avocado Bisque

Cooldown the summer heat with this avocado bisque created by one of our registered dietitians, Lisa Wingrove. BONUS: Top off the bisque with your choice of toppings (see below for options). Planning to make this bisque in a few days? Learn how to confidently buy, prep, and store avocados for no more mushy avocados. Avocado…

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