By: Emily Tolino, Student Nutritionist
No doubts about it, carbs get a really bad rap these days. Just one trip through the dining hall or Stamp food court and you are guaranteed to hear "bagels are bad for you", "I'm looking for low carb or gluten free options", or, in general, "carbs make you fat."
Carbohydrates have quickly become the enemy to "health eaters" everywhere. But is the hype real? Are carbohydrates the most evil of the food groups?
It’s easy to overload on sugar with all of the options available everywhere we go. In order to indulge in moderation on the foods we really love, let’s try to cut back on our added sugar in the drinks we choose! Infused water is an awesome way to add flavor and variety to our drinks without adding a lot of extra sugar. Try these three recipes and let us know what you think!
By: Emma Slattery, Student Nutritionist
"High Fructose Corn Syrup.... It's bad, right?"
Everyone seems to know of High Fructose Corn Syrup but few people know what exactly it is.
By: Emma Slattery, Student Nutritionist
Pumpkins are extremely stereotypical fall. From pumpkin patches, pumpkin spice lattes, to pumpkin carving as Halloween approaches, pumpkins are everywhere. In addition to being on your doorstep, pumpkins can also be in your diet. To learn more about pumpkin nutrition and recipes check out this awesome blog post by USDA
There’s no doubt that there has been an increase in the availability of gluten-free product, which is extremely helpful for those people with celiac disease. However, there is a massive amount of miss information about the “negative effects” of gluten on the general population. So we’re going to help you understand a little bit more about gluten. You don’t want to end up like these people:
If you're looking for a quick and savory breakfast that's also full of nutrients, look no more! Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and beta-carotene and low in saturated fat and calories. Oats are a whole grain, high in fiber, and aid in digestion. Here's a simple pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe that will keep you satisfied and full.
As UMD students, staff and faculty, we are lucky to have a farmer’s market conveniently on campus 11am – 3pm every Wednesday from March to November. This year, November 16th is the last opportunity for you to check out the farmer’s market, so here’s a run down of why you should:
The beginning of Fall means cooler weather, warmer blankets, and taller boots. While you may not be thrilled about jackets and layers, you should get excited about the produce in season. There are tons of foods to choose from, and we want to highlight our top 4 favorites for this season.
By: Elizabeth Katsion, Student Nutritionist
Fall just arrived and we all know that means pumpkin-flavored foods and drinks everywhere. But, if you're a broke college student like me and can't afford a $4 Pumpkin Spice Latte and and itty bitty coffee cake from Starbucks 3x a week, this is for you. Here is a recipe that combines both and can be made in a microwave? Satisfy all your fall cravings without breaking the bank while maintaining a homemade flavor (dorm room microwaves qualify as homemade right?).
Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake
Yields: one delicious mug cake
1-1/2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 cup pumpkin cake mix
1/2 tsp. instant espresso powder
1/3 cup whipped cream
2 Tbsp. caramel sauce
Whisk together butter, egg, pumpkin cake mix, and espresso powder in a mug. Microwave mixture for 60-90 seconds or until the cake sets. Serve warm with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of http://www.coupons.com/thegoodstuff/7-autumn-inspired-mug-cakes/
By Emma Slattery, Student Nutritionist
The Sprouts station has been a savior for North Campus vegans. Offering vegan chicken nuggets, fried tofu, stir fry, rice and beans, and veggie sandwiches it has been a dining hall staple for many residents- even those who aren't vegan. And with the new Anytime Dining, Sprouts popped up on South campus right next to the stir fry station. But another change is here. And this change is from the Sprouts we used to know to a new Roma Vegan Salad and Panini.
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