August 4, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
This week we will be exploring a very popular eating pattern known as paleo!
The Basics: The eating pattern, paleo, has been widely talked about in mainstream media during the past decade. It was first covered when Crossfit dominated the news cycle and fitness industry. The style of eating relates to Crossfit because it provided a “nutrition guide” for athletes who wanted to train even harder than before.
The major focus of paleo is to eat the way our “hunter-gatherers”... Read More
July 28, 2020
Make Your Breakfast Nutritious And Delicious!
Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I say they are all important, but I strongly believe that starting off with a good breakfast sets the tone for a happy and healthy day! Here are some delicious and nutritious breakfasts to try out for sustained energy throughout the morning.
Oatmeal: This food often comes up whenever healthy breakfasts are discussed. But oatmeal doesn’t have to be flavorless mush; it actually can be really... Read More
July 27, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
For the second eating pattern in this series, we will be exploring vegetarianism this week!
The Basics: The vegetarian eating pattern has been common for a long time in the United States and around the world, but “vegetarian” is an umbrella term that is used to describe several ways of eating that all involve the elimination of animal products to some degree. In mainstream media, what is commonly referred to as the “vegetarian” eating pattern is actually the lacto-ovo-... Read More
July 20, 2020
Eating Pattern Series
To kick off the eating pattern series, I will be covering veganism! Check out the pros and cons, basics, and potential health benefits of following a vegan eating style.
The Basics: Veganism has grown to be widely popular in mainstream media over the past decade. Interestingly, a lot of people think that it is simply just a specific way of eating, but for many people it is actually a more encompassing way of life. The basic philosophy of veganism is to eliminate all forms... Read More
July 13, 2020
Exploring Popular Eating Patterns
Over the next few weeks, I will be covering popular eating patterns! These are going to include: veganism, vegetarianism, paleo, keto, plant-based, DASH, mediterranean, and pescatarian. The articles will consist of a basic overview of the eating pattern, the pros and cons, where it is most common around the world, what benefits there may be, and a fun recipe will be tagged at the end of each article.
As I am going into my senior year as a Nutrition and Wellness... Read More
March 24, 2020
Hearty, Healthy Breakfast In The Blink Of An Eye
The month of March is all about making things simple, so why not simplify your first meal of the day! Oatmeal is a wonderful breakfast choice that is sure to keep you full until lunch time. The best thing about it is it can be made in less than 3 minutes via the microwave. If you have more time, it can also be made on the stove top. Oats contain soluble fiber, which takes your body more time to digest, keeping you fuller for longer!
Here are some... Read More
March 5, 2020
Weekly Key Messages
Every year during the month of March, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics puts on their annual campaign, National Nutrition Month. Past themes have included, Eat a balanced diet every day, Choose good nutrition for today and tomorrow, and Enjoy the taste of eating right. This year’s theme is Eat Right, Bite by Bite. This theme puts emphasis on the fact that proper nutrition does not have to be complex. It also does not mean restriction. Small, practical changes are what... Read More
March 2, 2020
Make Mealtimes Healthy And Easy
Life can be pretty crazy and get in the way of your desire to live a healthy lifestyle. When you are busy at work or school all day, it may seem easier to grab a quick lunch at the closet fast food restaurant or convenience store. Not only does this hurt your wallet, but it can also hurt your body. Meal prep can solve both of these problems and is often much more delicious! Here are 3 ways to add meal prep into your routine:
Make a meal plan. Start out by... Read More
February 24, 2020
Why You Should Increase Your Fiber Intake
Most Americans consume around 10-15 grams of fiber each day. Unfortunately, this does not meet the 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men that is recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. You may be wondering what fiber even is. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is indigestible by the human body. There are two types of fiber, insoluble and soluble, each reaping their own benefits when consumed. Insoluble fiber draws water into your... Read More
January 22, 2020
Tips For Creating Healthy And Delicious Meals At School
It can seem challenging to find time to cook while juggling classes, extracurricular activities and a social life. Most people think that cooking a healthy and delicious meal takes too much of their time. Running to the UNH dining hall is an awesome way to have access to copious amounts of healthy food when you are in a time crunch. If you are a commuter or do not have a meal plan, finding easy, healthy and delicious recipes to make is... Read More