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

Apple Spice Blender Muffins (Vegan and Gluten Free)

This week, the Culinary Medicine team welcomes special guest Skylar Weir, a nutrition graduate student, to share this recipe for vegan and gluten free Apple Spice Blender Muffins! Ingredients (Serves 12): 2 Tbsp. flax meal 6 Tbsp. water 1 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1⁄2 cup non-dairy milk 1⁄2 cup maple syrup 1⁄3 cup raisins (or…

Creamy Rotisserie Chicken Salad

This week, the Culinary Medicine team is here to share a recipe for a Creamy Rotisserie Chicken Salad. Ingredients (Serves 4) 1⁄2 rotisserie chicken, shredded and finely chopped, approximately 2 cups* 2 Tbsp. low-fat mayonnaise 1⁄3 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1 red bell pepper, diced 3 ribs celery, finely chopped (If unavailable, substitute 3⁄4 cup…

Staff Spotlight: Anita and Taylor

March is National Nutrition Month, and what better way to celebrate than to get to know two of our registered dietitians (RDs)! We caught up with Anita Bancroft and Taylor Larosee to learn about their roles, nutrition programs at AHWC and more. What are your primary responsibilities as an AHWC community programs RD? Anita Bancroft…

Roasted Tofu with Easy Peanut Sauce

This week, the Culinary Medicine team is here to share a recipe for a vegetarian Roasted Tofu with Easy Peanut Sauce. Roasted Tofu with Easy Peanut Sauce Ingredients (Serves 4) Roasted Tofu: 1 block (14 oz.) extra firm tofu, drained and pressed 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce or tamari 1 tsp.…

Vegetarian Cassoulet

This week, the Culinary Medicine team is here to share a recipe for a hearty Vegetarian Cassoulet. Vegetarian Cassoulet Ingredients (Serves 6) 3 medium leeks (white and pale green parts only) 4 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch-wide pieces 3 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch-wide pieces 4 garlic cloves, chopped 3 Tbsp. olive…

Superhero Muffins

  This week, the Culinary Medicine team is here to share a recipe for Superhero Muffins that are perfect to kick off your morning or re-energize you throughout the day. Superhero Muffins Ingredients (Serves 12) 2 cups almond flour 1 cup old-fashioned oats 2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1⁄2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1 tsp. baking soda…


After a brief hiatus, the Culinary Medicine team is back with a recipe for Ribollita! Ribollita Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 1 large onion, diced 3 medium carrots, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds 2 celery stocks, chopped 8 cloves of garlic, flattened 2 bunches of Lacinato kale, de-stemmed and ripped into 2-inch pieces 1 – 28 ounce…

Member Spotlight: Tom Y.

This week, we caught up with AHWC member Tom Yaeger! Read on to learn more about his inspiring story. I started working at the University of Colorado in 1998, back when it was located at Colorado Boulevard and 9th Avenue. I became a member of the Wellness Center as soon as it opened. Still, for…

Flexibility, Mobility, Stability, and Injury Prevention

If you’re an active individual, you’ve likely had an acute injury at some point in your life. A common way of diagnosing these injuries is to pinpoint the exact area where pain occurs and assume that it is responsible for the issue. Seems like common sense, right? Think again. It is essential to understand that…

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