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.

Homemade Brownies Recipe with Black Beans

The black beans in this healthy brownie recipe 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 event! Ingredients 16 servings 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained 7 ounces (210 milliliters)…

The Quick-Start Guide to Men’s Health

June is Men’s health month and while the structure of a healthy lifestyle is the same regardless of gender, men face a few unique challenges when it comes to improving habits, physical performance, and overall wellbeing. Recent research reveals three primary areas of concern for most American men: Unhealthy habits like tobacco and alcohol use…

Mahi-Mahi Spring Rolls With Dipping Sauce

Spring rolls are the perfect Spring snack, side dish, or appetizer. Biting into those fresh ingredients combine with that tangy dipping sauce just makes our mouth salivate thinking about it. But, have you ever been curious about how to replicate it in your kitchen? Well, you’re in luck. Try our take on this delicious Mahi-Mahi…

22 Effort-Free Ways To Improve Your Health And Vitality

Your health should always be a priority and the good news is, it’s not as difficult as we think because when it comes to boosting your vitality, it’s the little things that count. Nutrition Tips 1. Keep a one-week food diary to ensure you’re hitting all your nutrient goals (try using the free app MyFitnessPal).…

Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

Make this blueberry chia overnight oats as a make-ahead nutritious breakfast or a tasty afternoon snack. Ingredients 4 Servings 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…

Turkey Meatballs with Cauliflower Fried Rice

These baked Turkey Meatballs are a healthy alternative to traditional meatballs. Serve them with cauliflower fried rice for an easy weeknight meal or double the portion for your make-ahead lunches. Turkey Meatballs 4 Servings Ingredients 1 lb. of extra-lean ground turkey 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ medium onion, minced ½ cup mushrooms, minced 1/3 of…

Spiced Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Do you have your smoothie for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert? We can’t decide! But, whatever your preference may be, try this spicy, creamy, and sweet smoothie – it’s a perfect go-to for when you need a sweet treat. Servings: 1 Smoothie Spiced Chocolate Banana Smoothie Ingredients ¾ cup milk (or non-dairy milk replacement of…

Fuel Your Body Early and Often

We follow a general plan of eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Still, as we become more and more invested in our health and wellness, many articles have suggested skipping breakfast, eating smaller portions, or eating less or more of one thing is better for your body. It’s a complicated issue. However, we believe that consistency…

Beet Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce

You’ve heard of falafel but have you heard tried making it with beets? Make these baked falafels for lunch over mixed greens and top it with our tzatziki sauce for a healthier take on a fried favorite! 4 Servings Beet Falafel Ingredients 1 red beet, grated or diced 1 14.5 oz. can no salt added…

Rethink Your Drink: How Much Sugar Is In Your Favorite Drink?

Exactly how much sugar is in your favorite drink? A gratifying coffee frappe, a refreshing sports drink, or a boba tea. Perhaps it’s something we hesitate to know. However, understanding the nutritional facts about our favorite beverages can help us make conscious decisions on treating our bodies better. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend…

What's New?

Find Us On Facebook

Contact Us

Fitness Center: 303-724-WELL (9355)
Wellness Clinic: 303-724-9030

12348 E Montview Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80045

Fitness Center Hours

M-Th: 5am-10pm
F: 5am-9pm
S-S: 7am-5pm