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.

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…

Cooking Classes

Did you know that we offer FREE cooking classes on the first Tuesday of every month? Even better, they are for everyone, including YOU! Culinary Comforts is a program that has been running here at the Center for almost the entirety of our existence. We have partnered with the UCHealth University of Colorado Cancer Center…

Stop Making BIG resolutions. Start Making SMALL Habit Changes.

Why do we so often hear that big resolutions don’t stick? It’s largely because we focus on the end result (the goal) rather than the means to the end (the routine). In addition, there could be the disbelief that small changes are effective. When I have conversations about weight loss with patients of mine, I…

9 Ways to Fuel Your Body With Purpose

MUSCLE & JOINTS  Water. Joint cartilage is made up of 70-80% water, so it’s no wonder that lack of hydration results in joint pain. With well-hydrated cartilage, the rate of friction between bones is lower than in dehydrated cartilage.  Dehydration can lead to increased degeneration and damage. Hydrated cartilage functions better, and a well-lubricated spine…

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