Dairy and a Mediterranean Diet

Dairy and a Mediterranean Diet

  As nutrition research progresses, there have been changes in the way we’ve thought about how our food choices can influence health outcomes. One example of this can be seen in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which over the years has made shifts from focusing on individual nutrients, like fats, protein, and carbohydrates, to recommending …

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Patriotic Pie – Strawberry Banana Cream

Patriotic Pie – Strawberry Banana Cream

Need a dessert that will “wow” the crowd at your 4th of July BBQ? Look no further than this award-winning and patriotic banana-cream pie. A few years ago, I entered this pie in a contest in my town for the 4th of July. The only rule was that you needed to include strawberry as an …

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Can Ice Cream Really Be For Breakfast? Part 2

Can Ice Cream Really Be For Breakfast? Part 2

Blog post written by University of New Hampshire dietetic intern Hailey Kuhl. – You may recall a previous post in which we debunked the idea of eating ice cream for breakfast. We gave some compelling reasons why it’s not the best choice, but what if I told you the ice cream for breakfast dream might …

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Love what’s Real!

Love what’s Real!

There is just something so wonderfully uncomplicated about cow’s milk, cheese and yogurt. Compared to the alternatives, they often contain fewer ingredients and yet are powerhouses when it comes to nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin D, and more. Other characteristics of cow’s milk that are hard to match include the protein quality and cost. There …

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Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

Lighten Up Your Spring Menu with Yogurt

They say April showers bring May flowers, right? Well we’re ready! As the weather warms up and the trees start to bud, we’re thinking about ways to freshen up our meals, too. Below are a few ideas for lightening up your menus for the warmer months ahead using yogurt. Why is yogurt a refrigerator staple? …

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Holy cow! Eating locally & seasonally is easier than it seems

Holy cow! Eating locally & seasonally is easier than it seems

Blog post written by University of Northern Colorado’s Distance Program dietetic intern Taylor Nonnenmacher. — Isn’t it wonderful that due to modern dairy farmer’s production methods, and having farms located here in New England, we can have fresh milk and dairy products year-round, right in our grocery stores? Milk is highly perishable, but over the …

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Dairy is (WIC)ked Important in this Nutrition Program!

Dairy is (WIC)ked Important in this Nutrition Program!

Blog post written by University of Northern Colorado’s Distance Program dietetic intern Taylor Nonnenmacher. — Did you know that dairy has been a continued staple in the 45-year-old nutrition assistance program, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)? As a former WIC Nutritionist, I worked to promote dairy consumption by educating participants about the benefits included in …

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St. Paddy’s Day Recipes

St. Paddy’s Day Recipes

One of my favorite days of the year is less than a week away… St. Paddy’s Day! Whether you’re Irish or not, St. Paddy’s is a fun time to take part in celebrating traditional Irish foods, drinks, and heritage. One year, I was lucky enough to be in Galway, Ireland for the holiday, and the …

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Make Your Own Milk Steamers

Make Your Own Milk Steamers

We all love a tall glass of milk with dinner. And who could eat chocolate cake without ice cold milk? But then there is that steamy side of milk we just can’t resist. Lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate – how would we ever get through winter without them? Milk steamers are another option that are caffeine-free …

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