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.

White Bean Chicken Chili

Serves: 6 Ingredients ¾ lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/4-inch pieces ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 1 medium onion, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. ground cumin 2 cans (15 oz.each) low sodium cannellini beans, rinsed…

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 whole cauliflower cut into florets 1 cup buffalo sauce Method of Preparation Air Fryer: 1. Preheat air fryer to 360º F. Spray air fryer insert or pan with cooking spray. 2. Add cauliflower florets to a large bowl. Pour half of the buffalo sauce over the florets and toss to coat.…

Savory Lemon Pasta with Chickpeas

Ingredients 16 oz. fusilli or penne (or your choice of pasta) 4 cups cooked chickpeas 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 1 onion, diced 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped Pinch of red pepper flakes 3 cups vegetable stock or water 4 cups fresh parsley leaves 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus…

Mushroom Bolognese over Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients Serves 4 ½ cup hot water ½ oz. dried porcini mushrooms 1 (3lb) spaghetti squash – halved lengthwise and seedless 2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 cups sweet onion, chopped 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup carrot, diced 1 tsp. dried oregano ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 (8 oz.) white…

Chicken Tzatziki Bowls

Ingredients For the chicken: 1lb. boneless (skinless chicken breasts) ¼ cup Greek yogurt 1 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. red wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped) ½ tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. ground turmeric ½ tsp. salt ⅛ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional) Black pepper to taste For the salad: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar black pepper to taste For the Tzatziki (makes two cups): 8 oz Greek…

Sheet Pan Veggie Hash with Eggs

Ingredients 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 zucchini sliced 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup black beans ½ red onion cubed 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. paprika Salt to taste 6 organic eggs Parsley for garnish 1 avocado cubed Method of Preparation 1. Pre-heat oven to 375˚…

5 Ways To Improve Your Heart Health

Happy Heart Health Month! In honor of American Heart Month, here are five simple heart health tips that you can implement right now:   Get Moving! Your heart is a muscle, and like other muscles in your body, it needs exercise to stay healthy and strong. Finding a physical activity that you love will leave…

Salmon Croquette w/ Lemon Dill Sauce

Ingredients 1 lb. fresh salmon fillets ½ cup dry white wine (can use stock for substitute) 2 large eggs, beaten 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs 2 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped ⅜ tsp. Kosher salt, divided ⅜ tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided 1 Tbsp. canola oil 1 6 oz. container…

Blueberry Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients ½ cup roughly chopped pecans 2 cups old-fashioned oats 2 tsp. Frontier Co-op ground cinnamon 1 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. Frontier Co-op ground nutmeg 1 ¾ cups milk of choice ⅓ cup honey 2 large eggs or flax eggs 1 ½ Tbsp. melted unsalted butter or coconut oil, divided 2…

Vinegar Chicken with Crushed Olives

Ingredients 3 ½ pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken parts 1 tsp. ground turmeric 6 Tbsp. olive oil Kosher salt and black pepper ½ cup white wine vinegar 1 ½ cups green Castelvetrano olives, crushed and pitted 2 garlic cloves, finely grated 1 cup parsley, tender leaves and stems, chopped Method of Preparation 1. Heat oven to…

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