January 21, 2021
The Very Best Granola
On this week’s edition of “Cooking with Healthy UNH Interns!” Layla and I ventured into the world of cereals and granola! We chose this recipe because it was super easy to make and is oh-so delicious with a cold morning’s winter breakfast. Consisting of only a few ingredients we whipped up the blend in less than 10 minutes and baked it in the oven for around 25 minutes. After letting it cool for 45 minutes we then topped it with dried cranberries and dark chocolate... Read More
January 12, 2021
New Recommendations for Infants and Toddlers
The USDA has recently published their ninth edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA is a tool that can be used by providers, parents, young-adults, and seniors to get evidence-based nutrition information. It can also be used to get the latest recommendations on how to eat to improve long-term health and overall quality of life. The DGA is also updated once every 5 years and is written and reviewed by a committee of 20 health... Read More
January 7, 2021
Sarah’s Easy Vegetarian Chili
Check out this recipe for my easy Vegetarian Chili! I am always a fan of going the extra mile to make your own seasoning blend for chilis and other dishes; but I am also a fan of dishes that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. For this recipe (and for the sake of saving money and time) I decided to pick up a premade chili seasoning packet at the supermarket. I also went with a meat-alternative protein to make it vegetarian friendly. As a note, I did not... Read More
December 26, 2020
Probiotics & Prebiotics: What’s the deal?
As we are approaching the new year, it should not be a surprise that we are going to start seeing advertisements for flashy new workout equipment and “life changing” supplements. As a nutrition major, people approach me quite often to ask me the most random nutrition questions; especially this time of year.
“What new diet should I try in the New Year?”
“Is it true that fish oil makes you smarter?”
The list goes on, and on. Every once in a... Read More
December 15, 2020
Keeping Your Bones Healthy and Strong!
Something that is easy to forget about, but is essential to remember for improved long-term health and wellbeing is bone health. Today, I am going to discuss the importance of maintaining bone health for Osteoporosis prevention! As a senior Nutrition major, this is something that is a common topic for discussion in most of my classes, but is a health-related topic that is often overlooked until it is too late. Osteoporosis occurs when your bones have a... Read More
December 9, 2020
Dark Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Check out our most recent cooking video! Recently, interns Layla and Sarah made Dark Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. These are a great treat for the upcoming holiday season. This recipe is also lower in sugar, fat, and calories compared to regular cookie recipes. They are full of fiber and antioxidants to keep your immune system strong and you gut happy! Even though you may not be able to bring these to your usual holiday parties, you can... Read More
December 8, 2020
Things to Eat Before and After Exercise
Eating before and after engaging in any types of exercise is just as important and beneficial for your body as doing the actual physical activity. But eating certain things before and after a workout can leave you feeling tired and queasy. Whether you are training for an upcoming competition or exercise for general health and wellbeing, check out the information below to learn more about properly fueling your body and your workout!
Before you exercise:... Read More
November 17, 2020
Getting Creative in the Kitchen
Making bread is a fun way to spend time inside! All you need is a dutch oven and some other ingredients. Follow along with this video made by Intern Layla and Sarah.
3 ½ cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
2 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
2 jalapeñoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 jalapeño, sliced into rings, divided
1 tablespoon kosher salt (optional)
2 cups warm water
2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
1... Read More
November 16, 2020
Signs, Symptoms, and More
One of the most common deficiencies in the United States and around the world is iron deficiency. iron is a trace mineral - meaning you only need trace amounts of it on a daily basis - that is essential for red blood cells carrying oxygen throughout the body. Additionally, iron is essential for immune system functioning. It helps you fight infection!
Unfortunately, iron is a heavy metal which makes it difficult for the body to naturally absorb. This is why it is... Read More
October 15, 2020
How Food Can Boost the Immune System
We’ve all been told to drink a glass of orange juice if we feel a cold coming on. Unfortunately though, having this small dose of vitamin C is not enough to give our immune system the boost it needs to wipe any and all diseases from our system. Eating for immune health is more than just this single serving of a vitamin C-rich food every once in a while. It is eating an abundance of immune boosting vitamins and minerals, managing chronic stress, getting... Read More