whole grains

All About Fiber

January is Fiber Focus Month and it couldn’t fall at a better time. Almost every popular New Year’s Resolution can be more successful by adding fiber! So what is fiber? Dietary fiber is a type of non-digestible carbohydrate found in plant foods. There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber… Read more »

 

Whole Grains in Your Daily Life

Today’s post was written by VT Dietetic students Hannah Winston, Miriam Eackloff, Darian Carter, Kendall Holloway, Ali Moore. There are two types of grains: whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains contain the entire kernel and refined grains have been milled. Milling is a process that removes the bran and the germ, helping make grains more… Read more »

 

Meal Planning Help for the Busy Family

Do you struggle with meal planning? Do you prepare meals for your family or just yourself? Whether you are cooking for one or more, meal planning is a skill that takes practice be learned. Even if you know how to plan and shop in advance, it still requires something precious and costly – your time.

 

Make the Switch to Whole Grains

While many of us may not have grown up eating whole grains, it’s time we start!       Whole grains are called whole because they contain all three parts of the grain as it’s found on the plant- the bran, the germ and the endosperm. Refined grains have the bran and germ removed during processing,… Read more »

 

Quick Breakfast Ideas to Help You Earn an A!

Written by Rachel Sable Part of National Nutrition Month 2013 I’m the type of person who presses the snooze button at least three times before actually getting out of bed. I love my sleep (as do all college students!) and absolutely dread setting my alarm clock. Due to about 30 minutes lost during my over… Read more »

 

Who Else Loves Chipotle?

Written by Lindsey Kummer Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 As a college student, a lot of my meals are eaten out. Finding healthy options can be hard at times, but I want to share with you a great method of how to create healthy meals, anywhere you go! A popular fast food restaurant for… Read more »

 

Putting a Spin on a Classic Dish

Written by Shane Himes Part of National Nutrition Month 2014 Growing up, spaghetti and meatballs were a staple meal in our home. We would eat this classic dish at least once a week. I say at least once a week because I love left over spaghetti! Next time you have leftovers try my personal favorite,… Read more »

 

Eat Smart, Move More, Slim Down to Prevent Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month! Did you know that Americans eat an average of 22 teaspoons of sugar per day? This is about 3 times the recommended maximum amount! A new research study found that eating too much sugar raises your risk of heart disease. The study found that Americans who ate a lot of… Read more »

 

Build a Better Pantry Part 1: Non-Perishable Food

Welcome to the first of our new blog series, Build a Better Pantry. The purpose of this is to help you 1- Create a list of food to keep on hand and 2- Cook quick and easy meals from these basic ingredients. An added bonus to having a Better Pantry is saving money by stocking… Read more »