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.

9News: The Benefits of Pumpkin

9News interviews Anschutz Health and Wellness Center nutrition expert and Registered Dietitian Lauren Marek on the benefits – and surprising uses – of pumpkin I can’t think of many things that get American’s more excited in the winter than pumpkin. Starting in October, it’s hard to get away from the stuff! From pumpkin lattes, pumpkin…

9News: The Shelf Life of Spices

Sugar, spice and everything nice is only so nice for so long. Unbeknownst to you, your spice rack may be filled with little bottles of seasoning that are well beyond their shelf-life. While an expired dash of cinnamon is unlikely to harm you, it may harm the taste of your holiday dish and the many…

Healthy Holidays: Sage Rubbed Turkey with Mushroom Stuffing

This delicious turkey recipe is a favorite at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center for holiday dinners. Try it with your family this holiday!! Ingredients: 10 pound whole turkey 1 cup carrots, diced 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup yellow onion, diced 2 cups chicken stock, low-sodium 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 cups fresh mushrooms,…

Balsamic Roasted Chicken with Avocado, Orange and Jicama Salad

Our amazing community cooking classes knocked it out of the park with this one in September! What a great, flavorful recipe, with a super light and fresh salad.   INGREDIENTS FOR CHICKEN 2 chicken breasts on the bone or 6 boneless, skinless chicken pieces 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/3 cup olive…

9News: Healthy back-to-school lunches

It’s back to school time, and you know what that means: making your kid’s lunch every day. This process can be not only time-consuming but also monotonous if you are making the same old PBJs and turkey sandwiches day in and day out. The percentage of overweight kids is growing at an overwhelming rate, with…

Children who are leaner report eating more polyunsaturated fatty acids

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 12, 2015) – The results of a recent study show that children who report eating more polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), found in tree nuts, seeds and fatty fish, and consume a higher ratio of PUFA: saturated fatty acids (SFAs), have more lean body mass, lower percent body fat, and less intra-abdominal fat…

9News: The truth behind whole grains

Food manufacturers can be sneaky (their goal is to sell their food, not to make us healthy). Unless a food has the whole grain stamp on the packaging or has the word “whole” before a grain within the ingredients, it is not considered a whole grain. Manufacturers can label with terms like “multi grain,” “7…

Shaking Beef with Arugula & Lettuce Salad

Lean marinated beef is melded with a combination of leafy greens in this Vietnamese recipe. Quick to prepare, the marinade enhances the flavor of a protein that some find challenging during treatment. INGREDIENTS Culinary Comforts Version Marinade: 2 lb. flank steak either cubed or left whole 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 1…

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