Nutrition

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.

State of Slim – Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup Stevia (baking formulation) 2 scoops chocolate protein powder 1 T fat-free cheesecake pudding mix 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder 1 t baking powder 1 t baking soda 1 cup liquid egg whites 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt   Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2.…

State of Slim – French Green Beans with Garlic and Lemon

Ingredients 2 cups (~9 oz.) haricots verts (thin, French green beans) 2 T fresh lemon juice 1 t extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced Salt, to taste Preparation 1. Using your preferred method, steam the green beans until still bright green and just tender. You want them to have a mild crunch. 2. Toss…

Chicken Tortialla Soup

Ingredients 1/2 – 1lb (1 -2  large) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 2 T olive oil 1 T chili powder 1 large onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 T canned chipolte peppers in adobo sauce, minced 2 quarts low-sodium chicken broth 28 oz. no-added-salt canned, diced tomatoes 2  (14 – 16…

Mini Frittatas with Spinach and Asparagus

Ingredients Cooking Spray 1 T olive oil 1  white onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 bunch asparagus (1 pound), sliced on the bias into 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups) 3 cups baby spinach 7 large eggs 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 t salt 1/8 t freshly ground black pepper   Preparation…

5 Mindful Choices for a Healthier Holiday

5 Mindful Choices for a Healthier Holiday The holidays are upon us; and, with the fun and festivities, comes lots (and lots) of food. If you’re like a fair number of Americans, you’ll probably spend your holidays saying something like: “The diet and exercise will start tomorrow.” And, while you may be someone who can…

Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

Ingredients 2/3 cup whole natural almonds, divided 1 1/2 cups nonfat or 1% milk 1 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt (non Greek-style) 1/3 cup all-fruit blueberry jam 1 t pure vanilla extract 1 cup old fashioned oats 2 T chia seeds 2 cups blueberries, divided   Preparation 1. Toast the almonds in a dry…

State of Slim – Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef (96% lean) 1 cup brown rice 1 small yellow onion, diced 1 whole egg 1 cup salsa 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh cut up parsley Salt and pepper to taste 4-5 green bell peppers (depends on size)   Preparation 1. Mix all ingredients (bell peppers excluded). 2. Cut top…

State of Slim – Cinnamon-Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking) 2 scoops vanilla protein powder 1 T Stevia (baking formulation) 1 1/2 t baking powder 1 1 /2 t ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups liquid egg whites 1 1/4 cups canned, unsweetened pumpkin puree Preparation 1. In a blender or food processor, grind the oats to…

Asian Zoodle Bowl

Ingredients 15oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness 1 T oil 2-3 medium zucchini, spiralized 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped 1/4 cup peanuts, roughly chopped* Sesame seeds (optional) Lime wedge, for serving *substitute cashews or almonds   For the sauce 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1…

Marinated Chicken with Cucumber and Cashew Salad

Ingredients 1.5 lb. fillet chicken breast, cut into strips Freshly ground black pepper ½ t salt ½ t cumin ½ t coriander 1.5 T lemon juice ½ t cayenne pepper (optional) 1 t garam masala 1 t grated ginger 1 T olive oil For the salad 3 T lime juice 1 T sugar or honey…

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