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.

Black Bean Brownies

These brownies were a hit at the CU Block Party this month! We gave out over 1000 samples in 3 hours! The black beans provide extra protein and fiber in a delicious sweet treat. Adapted from a recipe by Johnson & Wales University, these brownies are sure to be a healthy hit at your next…

Change Ordinary Recipes to Extraordinarily Healthy Dishes!

Quick Modifications to Healthier Eating Recipe modification not only reduces calories, sodium, fats and sugars, but also improves the quality of nutrition. The most important tip is to approach recipe change in a step-wise fashion. For instance, it might be your goal to reduce the fat in your beef stroganoff recipe. If you’re currently using…

Rethink Your Drink!

How Much Sugar is in Your Drink? The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that the daily intake of calories from added sugars not exceed 10% of total calories. Easy, Right? Wrong! Sugar-sweetened beverages are a significant source of added sugars in the diet of U.S. adults and account for approximately one third of added…

GRILLED SHRIMP TACOS WITH CORN AND COTIJA SALSA

Ingredients: TACOS 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined ¼ cup olive oil Juice and zest of 1 lemon Juice and zest of 1 lime 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 1 tsp. smoked paprika ½ tsp. chipotle chili powder ½ tsp. cumin 1 tsp. salt 1 cup watermelon, diced 6-8 flour or corn tortillas,…

The Tug-of-War with Dinner

  Do you feel like you’re playing a game of tug-of-war when it comes to healthy eating? On the one side, you have “time” (or the lack of it), and on the other side you have the “desire to eat healthy”. If this is the struggle you face every week, join us for our Healthy…

Shopping with Intention – Part 2

Read the first half of this article: Shopping with Intention You have bags of groceries after returning from the store and start to think of what meals you can make from this purchase. Perhaps there is a recipe book you refer to, or if you are a week planner, maybe a meal plan has been…

Super Hero or Super Organism?

You likely are both, though maybe you haven’t thought about the community on the inside of your GI lately: How can you when you are taking on the universe? Whether you like it or not, you are a walking, breathing, eating, diverse carrier of microorganisms with more than 3 MILLION microbial genes in our GI…

Shopping with Intention

  Arriving at the grocery store, you observe that the parking lot is full to capacity. The store’s sign in white and yellow lettering already gives you anxiety about stepping through the automatic doors. Before you even start shopping for tonight’s dinner, you can feel your heart starting to race and a surge of anxiousness.…

Sheet Tray Shrimp and Potatoes with Lemon

This easy and delicious dish offers a light and fresh way to get a healthy dose of protein in your diet! Learn how to cook foods like this and more through our monthly Culinary Comforts cooking classes. Ingredients 1½ pounds baby potatoes 2 orange bell peppers, sliced into planks 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-in. pieces…

Love and Chocolate!

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ― Charles M. Schulz   Aaahhhh chocolate. Why do Americans love chocolate so much?  Scientists have been trying to understand the chemistry of (and our love affair with) chocolate for years (Americans eat an average of 24 pounds per year!).  And…

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