Nutrition Blogs

Vitamins: Are They for You? Dr. Peter Rice

Back to Vitamins   I ran into my friend Michael as I walked across campus a few weeks ago.  Mike had been feeling poorly the previous few weeks with swollen parotid glands, the glands under the jaws.  The remarkable story from the encounter was that Mike had a vitamin injection and experienced a profound recovery within just a few hours.   A few weeks ago I wrote about my recovery from hernia surgery and linked [Read More...]

Tips for Non-Dairy Milk Options

Weighing in on Non- Dairy Milk Alternatives   There is no better time than now to have dairy allergies, sensitivities, or lactose intolerance. No longer do you have to go without cereal, or “cream” based soups. There are an abundance of allergy-free options. With all of the non-dairy milk options, it is quite possible to drink a different variety every day. Sometimes, all of the choices can be too overwhelming. An article published in the [Read More...]

Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives: Danielle, Registered Dietitian

Creative Uses for Non-Dairy Milk Alternatives   Almond milk in your cereal is “so yesterday.” With so many non-dairy milk options, it’s no longer a novelty to have a dairy free option for your breakfast cereal or morning coffee. However, there are some things that those with dairy allergies or sensitivities aren’t able to readily access. Today, I’m going to provide some ways to enjoy foods that are traditionally dairy-heavy. The use of non-dairy milk [Read More...]

Sprouted Grain: The New “IT” Food

Sprouted Grain Did you know that at the end of the year Nutrition Professionals predict food trends for the coming year? Sprouted grains were thought to be on the “it” list for 2016. I did notice more sprouted grain breads in grocery stores and spotted a few sprouted grain cereals, but other than that, I didn’t notice much of a “sprouted grain wave.” Other nutrition professionals report that sprouted grains have begun popping up in [Read More...]

Greek Yogurt: Danielle, registered Dietitian

Rethink Greek Yogurt   Greek yogurt is an excellent snack if you’re looking to increase protein, calcium and vitamin D. It is often eaten alone, or with fruit, but sometimes that gets old. Here are some ways to still get the health benefits from Greek yogurt without feeling like you’re stuck in a food rut.   Protein Pancakes. Skip the oil and add some protein to your breakfast! This recipe for oatmeal pancakes uses Greek [Read More...]

Health Benefits of Oatmeal

The Many Benefits of Oatmeal  Oatmeal is one of those love or hate foods. I didn’t realize this until I became a dietitian. As you can imagine, I frequently make meal recommendations. Breakfast is the main meal that my patients ask recommendations for. Due to the health benefits of oatmeal, it is always at the top of my list. The two most common responses that I receive are “Oh, I love oatmeal. Yes, that’s something [Read More...]