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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.

Seven Helpful Tips for a Healthier Holiday

It’s the Holiday season! Although we may be celebrating the holidays a little differently this year, it’s imperative to make healthier food decisions. For many of us, the winter months are a time to indulge, and our exercise or healthy diet routines often suffer.  Holiday Food by Numbers In truth, 75% of weight gain occurs…

Whole Wheat Walnut Pancake with Pumpkin Sauce

If we had to describe the perfect fall-themed pancake, then the whole wheat walnut pancake with pumpkin sauce takes the win! Whole Wheat Walnut Pancake Ingredients Serves: 14 For the Pancakes 1 cup whole-wheat flour ⅔ cup  walnuts, finely chopped, divided 3 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. kosher salt 2 eggs…

Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Dip

Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Dip Ingredients Serves: 8 1 cauliflower head, broken into florets 1 Tbsp. coriander seeds, plus extra for garnish (optional) 1 Tbsp. cumin seeds, plus extra for garnish (optional) Salt to taste 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 2 Tbsp. tahini 1 lemon, juiced 1 garlic bulb, peeled Method of Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.…

Winter Risotto with Lemon, Asparagus, and Peas

Our risotto is a wonderful winter warmer that compliments many dishes with its bright flavors. Winter Risotto Ingredients Serves: 8 Broth 5 cups broth of your choice (vegetable or chicken work best) 1 Parmesan rind Herbs of choice; basil, parsley, chives (whatever you have) Risotto 4 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tbsp. butter 1 clove garlic,…

Five “Great Pumpkin” Recipes that Pack a Healthy Punch

Ever since Starbucks came out with Pumpkin Spice Latte in 2003, pumpkin-flavored anything has been trending. From pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ravioli, and even pumpkin deodorant, pumpkin is everywhere. But aside from being trendy, pumpkins also pack a huge health benefit. Here are five ways pumpkin can influence your health and wellness. Help Keep…

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine Ingredients Serves 4 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 large russet potato, peeled and cubed into 1 cm pieces 1 small sweet potato, cubed into 1 cm pieces 5 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 1 tsp. ginger,…

Tofu Hacks: What You Need to Know About Tofu

When we asked our virtual cooking class what they thought about tofu, there was a resounding agreement that it tastes bland. Yes, this is true. Tofu is bland. The flavor is mild at best, and the texture is unusual. But, that’s the beauty of tofu – you can change the flavor to your liking. It’s…

Healthy Apple Pie Mug Cake

Turn your apples into an apple pie mug cake, a healthy dessert that’s best served on a cool winter night. Apple Pie Mug Cake Ingredients Serves: 1 2 Tbsp. almond flour 1 Tbsp. rolled oats 1 Tbsp. Stevia or sugar substitute of choice ½ tsp. baking powder Pinch of cinnamon 1 large egg (can substitute…

Cooking at Home: Easy and Healthy Recipes to Inspire You to Cook

Happy National Cooking Day! Today, we celebrate the pleasures of cooking at home. If you’re stuck in a cooking rut, consider yourself a takeout fiend, or tend to settle for crackers and salami for dinner, then today is the day to start nourishing your body with healthy home-cooked meals. A nourishing meal is not about…

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