Nutrition

February 21, 2019

Multi Grain Oatmeal

By The DAHLC dahlcsocialmedia

Whole grains are part of a healthy eating pattern providing important nutrients including fiber, vitamins, and minerals. As part of a healthy diet, they may help prevent disease, aid in weight management, and improve bowel function. Although many individuals consume grains, often whole grains are not selected. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends consuming at […]

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February 18, 2019

Whole Grains 101 – Why Are They Healthier?

By The DAHLC dahlcsocialmedia

By Chris Chargo, St Marys Hospital Dietetic Intern Why are whole grains so important? This is a question that I get asked all of the time. Everyone knows that whole wheat bread is better for you than white bread, but a lot of people don’t understand why that is. Fortunately, it’s not  all that complicated. A […]

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January 24, 2019

Mmm… Chocolate – It’s Good For My Health?

By The DAHLC dahlcsocialmedia

Mmm… Chocolate. We all enjoy eating treats and not feeling guilty about it, right? Well, did you know that small amounts of dark chocolate (1-2 squares) may be good for your heart, increase your mood, decrease your blood pressure and help you live longer? Cacao beans or the powder made from them are an ancient […]

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January 21, 2019

Multigrain Snack Bar with Chocolate

By The DAHLC dahlcsocialmedia

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Fortunately for you, chocolate can be a part of a healthy diet. Like any food, the less processed it is, the better it is. In this case, more cocoa and less added fat and sugar allows us to increase our phytonutrient intake without empty calories. Phytonutrients are natural chemicals produced by plants […]

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November 13, 2018

Cranberries  – good for you and for making silly faces

By The DAHLC dahlcsocialmedia

Cranberries are in season! These small, round, bright red berries are bursting with… sour.  Yes, sour.  Let’s have more fun with the taste description and call it “wrinkle your nose tartness”.  Most commonly found in a sauce, dried, or as juice, cranberries’ sour taste is balanced with the sweetness of added sugar or other juices.  […]

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October 29, 2018

Cranberry Jalapeno Jam

By tjorgenson tjorgenson

Cranberries, like many berries, are a good source fiber and vitamin C, an anti-oxidant. Additionally, the phytonutrients in cranberries may be anti-inflammatory. All may prove beneficial for better circulation, a healthy heart, and in cancer prevention. Say no to the can, and try this jam! Calories: 26 | Protein: 0g | Carbs: 7g | Total Fat: […]

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October 4, 2018

Nutrition – Sweet Potatoes

By The DAHLC dahlcsocialmedia

If you’re like me you may have wondered: “What really is the difference between a sweet potato and a yam?” To clear up the confusion we need to go back to the early 1900’s when sweet potato growers needed a term to differentiate the orange fleshed sweet potato from white fleshed varieties. Thus, the term […]

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September 26, 2018

Kale Sweet Potato Hash

By tjorgenson tjorgenson

This hearty fall recipe is an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamins, A & C, and a good source of B vitamins – All are important for our busy lifestyles!                                                   […]

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September 11, 2018

Making the Grade: A+ Lunches & Apples!

By The DAHLC dahlcsocialmedia

The fall season brings the start of a new school year, and welcomes in “new” produce, notably apples! For an A+ grade this season in healthy eating, make gradual changes with your dietary choices. Lunch is a great meal to start with and by packing your lunch, it can help you plan for better options […]

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July 24, 2018

Zero Waste Fresh Gazpacho

By tjorgenson tjorgenson

With tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, bell peppers, celery and basil – this nutrient-rich, satisfying salad-in-a-glass, cool and complex soup blends the perfect balance of vegetables, herbs, and spices. Would you like to try this out before you make it yourself? We will be providing free samples under the stairs of the DAHLC on Aug 6! Calories: 101 […]

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