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.

Pea and Cilantro Soup

This simple pea soup recipe boasts a beautiful bright green color and packs a serious flavor punch! It’s a perfect, comforting recipe and the best part? It can be served hot or cold! Ingredients 2 T olive oil 6 green onions, sliced 12 small potatoes, diced 1 small red chili or chili flakes (optional) 2…

Sweet Pea Ricotta Bruschetta

This March, we’re all about nutrition and we love a good, healthy recipe. This Sweet Pea Ricotta Bruschetta is the perfect, fresh Spring snack that is beautifully green! Ingredients 1 small lemon, zested and juiced 1 ½ cups fresh or frozen shelled peas 1 T granulated sugar ¼ cup vegetable oil Small handful mint leaves…

Oven Roasted Shrimp with Sprouted Bean Salad

Oven roasted shrimp accompany this vibrant sprouted mung bean salad for a light, healthy and delicious meal. Oven Roasted Shrimp Ingredients 1 lb. shelled and deveined jumbo shrimp (36) 1-2 clove garlic, minced 2 t olive oil ½ t salt ¼ t pepper 1 lemon, juiced and zested 2 teaspoons chopped parsley, optional Preparation 1.…

Chicken and Spinach Burgers

Ingredients 1 ½ cups fresh spinach 1 ½ lb. ground chicken ¼ cup dried breadcrumbs ¼ cup low-fat milk 1 egg 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional) 6 green onions, chopped 1 T tomato paste 1 T drained capers Hummus to serve (optional) Preparation 1. Finely chop the spinach. Place chicken, breadcrumbs, green onions tomato paste,…

Sesame Tofu with Broccoli with Pine Nuts

This Sesame Tofu with Broccoli recipe is a great alternative when you’re looking for a healthy, meatless option for dinner. Ingredients 1- 8 oz. package extra firm tofu, water drained and cut in bite-size chunks (approx. 1 inch) 2 T reduced sodium Tamari soy sauce 1 ½ t toasted sesame oil 1 T sesame seeds…

Spinach and Butternut Squash Frittata

Ingredients 1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes 3 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, low sodium 2 leeks finely sliced 2 cloves garlic crushed 12 oz. baby spinach, washed 1/8 tsp Black pepper 8 eggs 14 oz. plain Greek yogurt 2 oz. grated parmesan cheese Spray Canola oil Preparation 1.…

Beef Cottage Pie

Ingredients 24 oz. ground beef (96% lean) 1 large carrot, diced (1/4 inch pieces) ½ med. onion, diced ¼ tsp. salt Olive oil spray 1 leek, white part only, sliced thin 2 T garlic, minced ½ t dried thyme 1 t tomato paste 4 oz. brown mushrooms, sliced ½ t salt ¼ t pepper 1…

One-Pan Balsamic Chicken Veggie Bake

This one-pan chicken and veggie bake is sure to become a weeknight staple! This simple recipe will taste like it took hours to make in a fraction of the time and is easy to clean up with just a single pan! Ingredients 1 ¼ lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, tenders or thighs (if large, cut…

BBQ Chicken & Asian Slaw

This BBQ Chicken served with Asian Slaw has the perfect balance of savory, spicy and sweet flavors. It’s healthy, delicious, easy to make and is sure to be a crowd pleaser! BBQ Chicken Ingredients 1 ½ lb. chicken breast, cut into 8-12 pieces ½ t Salt ¼ t Pepper For the BBQ Sauce 1 t…

Butternut Squash Mac-n-Cheese

This comforting Mac-n-Cheese recipe is a great way to add a healthy, winter favorite vegetable into an old classic. The butternut squash adds a beautiful hue and earthier taste to this classic dish. Ingredients 1 lb. pound whole wheat elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions 1 large butternut squash 2 T olive oil 3…

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