'Tis the season to overindulge

‘Tis the season to overindulge

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November 28, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

With the introduction of Thanksgiving we officially kicked off the season of indulgence.  My weakness has always been dessert and this Thanksgiving proved no different with multiple pies to choose from (my personal favorite being pumpkin with a ginger snap crust).  Once we have polished off all of the Thanksgiving leftovers I felt a strong desire for a meal that did not make me feel like I needed to increase my pants size. So, it was destiny when I turned the page in our newspaper and stumbled upon this vegetable soup recipe by Ellie Krieger, a fellow RD, who just happens to be one of my favorite food professionals.  This soup provided just the right nourishment to the soul along with a healthy dose of protein from the chickpeas.  I highly recommend “indulging” in the soup.

Image source: bakingdom

‘Tis the season to overindulge

by

November 28, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

With the introduction of Thanksgiving we officially kicked off the season of indulgence.  My weakness has always been dessert and this Thanksgiving proved no different with multiple pies to choose from (my personal favorite being pumpkin with a ginger snap crust).  Once we have polished off all of the Thanksgiving leftovers I felt a strong desire for a meal that did not make me feel like I needed to increase my pants size. So, it was destiny when I turned the page in our newspaper and stumbled upon this vegetable soup recipe by Ellie Krieger, a fellow RD, who just happens to be one of my favorite food professionals.  This soup provided just the right nourishment to the soul along with a healthy dose of protein from the chickpeas.  I highly recommend “indulging” in the soup.

Image source: bakingdom

Weekly Wisdom – Avoid food products that contain more than 5 ingredients

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November 27, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

The more ingredients in a packaged food, the more highly processed it is

  • a long list of recipe ingredients is fine
  • some products boast deceptively about their short ingredients list, i.e., Hagen Dazs five is still ice cream; 3 ingredient Tostitos are still corn chips!

Source: Michael Pollen, Food Rules

 

Weekly Wisdom – Avoid food products that contain more than 5 ingredients

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November 27, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

The more ingredients in a packaged food, the more highly processed it is

  • a long list of recipe ingredients is fine
  • some products boast deceptively about their short ingredients list, i.e., Hagen Dazs five is still ice cream; 3 ingredient Tostitos are still corn chips!

Source: Michael Pollen, Food Rules

 

A new twist for an old tradition

November 26, 2012
Denise Simmons, Corporate Chef

I’ve written before about my family’s food traditions…they’ve been around longer than I have, and offer great comfort during the holidays.

One of the best traditions this time of year is the cranberry relish. It’s very simple-grind fresh, raw cranberries with a whole orange; add sugar & walnuts. That’s it-couldn’t be simpler, or more delicious. My folks usually make a giant batch at thanksgiving, and freeze it for use throughout the year.

This year, I took a couple bags home, and decided since cranberries are so good for me, I’d try some new ways to eat them. This morning for breakfast I mixed pink grapefruit sections, orange sections, cranberry relish & strawberry yogurt together, then added a little granola on top for crunch & whole grains. It was fantastic! One of the tastiest fruit/yogurt parfaits I’ve ever had.

I wonder how the relish would work in place of jelly on a bagel? Tomorrows breakfast adventure…

A new twist for an old tradition

November 26, 2012
Denise Simmons, Corporate Chef

I’ve written before about my family’s food traditions…they’ve been around longer than I have, and offer great comfort during the holidays.

One of the best traditions this time of year is the cranberry relish. It’s very simple-grind fresh, raw cranberries with a whole orange; add sugar & walnuts. That’s it-couldn’t be simpler, or more delicious. My folks usually make a giant batch at thanksgiving, and freeze it for use throughout the year.

This year, I took a couple bags home, and decided since cranberries are so good for me, I’d try some new ways to eat them. This morning for breakfast I mixed pink grapefruit sections, orange sections, cranberry relish & strawberry yogurt together, then added a little granola on top for crunch & whole grains. It was fantastic! One of the tastiest fruit/yogurt parfaits I’ve ever had.

I wonder how the relish would work in place of jelly on a bagel? Tomorrows breakfast adventure…

Weekly Wisdom – 4 habits most predictive of weight loss & maintenance – part 2

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November 20, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

  • Make your meals: People who eat out frequently are more likely to be overweight. We eat more calories, no matter the restaurant choice.
  • Keep tabs on your weight: Weighing yourself regularly & keeping tabs on your exercise habits makes your more apt to “win at losing.”

Source: AppetiteforHealth

 

Weekly Wisdom – 4 habits most predictive of weight loss & maintenance – part 2

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November 20, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

  • Make your meals: People who eat out frequently are more likely to be overweight. We eat more calories, no matter the restaurant choice.
  • Keep tabs on your weight: Weighing yourself regularly & keeping tabs on your exercise habits makes your more apt to “win at losing.”

Source: AppetiteforHealth

 

Trash Talk – Campus campaign

November 20, 2012
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President

Campus Campaign

Pens – Use refillable pens. Refills cost as little as $1 each, almost the same as disposables. Pens are rarely recycled. Every year we discard 1.6 billion pens. Placed end to end, they would stretch more than 150,000 miles – from LA to Tokyo more than 25 times!

Textbooks – buy used and sell back, or rent and return.  About $10 billion worth of textbooks – K through college – are sold each year.  Recycling just 1 percent of these books would save enough to send more than 4000 students to a 4-year public college.

Paper – use both sides; recycle.  By far the biggest form of waste that comes from schools, it is also a great opportunity! Every ton (220,000 sheets) of paper that is recycled saves approximately 17 trees! The average school tosses 38 tons of paper per year…

Think about it!
Will you take a small step to help?
Source: The Green Book

 

Trash Talk – Campus campaign

November 20, 2012
Becky Tweedy, Assistant to the President

Campus Campaign

Pens – Use refillable pens. Refills cost as little as $1 each, almost the same as disposables. Pens are rarely recycled. Every year we discard 1.6 billion pens. Placed end to end, they would stretch more than 150,000 miles – from LA to Tokyo more than 25 times!

Textbooks – buy used and sell back, or rent and return.  About $10 billion worth of textbooks – K through college – are sold each year.  Recycling just 1 percent of these books would save enough to send more than 4000 students to a 4-year public college.

Paper – use both sides; recycle.  By far the biggest form of waste that comes from schools, it is also a great opportunity! Every ton (220,000 sheets) of paper that is recycled saves approximately 17 trees! The average school tosses 38 tons of paper per year…

Think about it!
Will you take a small step to help?
Source: The Green Book