February 8, 2021
Finding Time to Laugh with Bloopers!
Welcome back to another week of “Cooking with Healthy UNH Interns”! On this week’s episode, Layla and I have something for you that you might not be expecting...Bloopers! Initially, we decided that we were going to make what we thought was going to be a healthy and delicious spaghetti dish, but things didn't go as planned. Between the food prep, filming, and cooking, almost everything went wrong. Although we felt frustrated and discouraged at first. We... Read More
February 4, 2021
What to Know and Why it Matters
Vitamin E is one that is often not talked about like Vitamin C or D, but it is super important for all kinds of different things in your body. Vitamin E is one of the fat-soluble vitamins which means that it needs to be consumed with a fat source to be absorbed through your digestive tract. It also means that your body can build stores of it in your liver in case you don’t get enough in your diet every so often.
Vitamin E has a main function as an antioxidant... Read More
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
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