Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and a popular dish to serve is mac and cheese. Why not take a healthy spin on it this year? Try this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, with easy prep time and easy results you will have you and your family not only eating well, but feeling good asContinue reading “Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe”

Kimchi Avocado Quesadilla Recipe

Who loves kimchi and avocados? This recipe combines both kimchi and avocados in a tortilla. A kimchi-avocado quesadilla! This easy recipe could be made in just 15 minutes! The ingredients are simple. Here’s the recipe! Ingredients 2 tbsp of butter 1 cup of cabbage kimchi (drained and chopped) 2 flour tortillas 1.5 cups of gratedContinue reading “Kimchi Avocado Quesadilla Recipe”

Intermittent Fasting – does it help Weight Loss?

By Maggie Zeng, UC Davis Nutrition Peer Counselor The concept of intermittent fasting continues to grow in popularity; people tout the effect of fasting on weight loss or even report it boosts their mood. There are many versions of intermittent fasting, including the “16/8 method”, “5:2 diet”, and “Eat-Stop-Eat”, among others.  Is there any evidenceContinue reading “Intermittent Fasting – does it help Weight Loss?”

Serving Sizes: a visual guide

By Rebekah Shulman, Dietitian Assistant  When’s the last time you measured out half a cup of ice cream, ate exactly 15 chips, or leveled out two tablespoons of peanut butter? You may be surprised about what a serving of these common foods actually looks like.  While using measuring utensils and counting calories isn’t necessary toContinue reading “Serving Sizes: a visual guide”

Meal Prep Tips

  By Jessica Bonilla,  Dietitian Assistant Meal prepping can be very practical and beneficial, especially when you are in a rush and don’t have time to be cooking every time you go home. By meal prepping you can avoid the temptation of buying fast food or low-nutrient snacks and stop compulsive eating behaviors when you’reContinue reading “Meal Prep Tips”

Sustaining Your New Year’s Resolution

By Jackie Ahern It’s a little over a week into 2018: a perfect time to reflect on the successes and struggles of those pesky New Year’s resolutions we all seem to make. For those of you that have stuck to your goal of going to the gym more often, or eating more leafy greens, congratulations!Continue reading “Sustaining Your New Year’s Resolution”