The Best and Worst Choices for Sustainable Eating

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

You use your reusable water bottle, recycle as much as you can, and compost. Your habits include turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth to reduce water use and unplugging all unused chargers to lower energy use. You are a clear champion for our environment and believe that small changes have a big impact. But if you aren’t also looking at your diet, you may be falling short of doing all that you can to reduce your carbon footprint.

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The Best and Worst Choices for Sustainable Eating

More Nutritious Desserts

by in Recipe Roundup

Recipes

Who doesn’t love a sweet little something to cap off a light dinner, or to keep them going during the afternoon slump? The trick to enjoy your sweets, of course, is to keep added sugar low and including the protein, fiber and heart-healthy fats that will keep you full and satisfied. This set of desserts is designed to taste luxurious while still adding to your overall nutrition for the day.

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More Nutritious Desserts

Soft & Chewy Cookies

by in Recipe Reviews

Recipes

Lemon and blueberry are a classically wonderful flavor combination for any dessert, which is as true for these soft, chewy morsels as it is for any higher sugar dessert. Low in saturated fat and packed with veggies, these are a dessert you’ll feel good about tucking into a lunchbox now and again, and we’re confident that the scrumptious treat will brighten the day of whoever gets to unpack that lunchbox mid-day.

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Soft & Chewy Cookies

Honoring Hunger

by in Our Dietitan

Allison Stowell

Some people don’t give hunger much thought. For these individuals, it’s just a passing feeling that waxes and wanes throughout the day; a comfortable feeling that’s easy to manage. For others, it brings about feelings of uncertainty (“Should I be hungry?”) or guilt (“How can I be hungry? I just ate.”). This tangled space of questions is where I love to work, and an area I think many of us can relate to. I believe that this junction where the how and when to respond to hunger exists is where a lot of positive change can happen.

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Honoring Hunger

If You Like Pina Coladas

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And who doesn’t? Pineapple and coconut are an awesome combination, which is why this super simple treat will delight you one those spring temperatures finally start creeping around the corner. For a more adult flavor, swap out the vanilla extract and use rum extract instead.

If You Like Pina Coladas

University of North Dakota Dares to Cook

by in Guiding Stars News

Elizabeth Caton

Our partners at the University of North Dakota Dining Services just hosted a student cooking competition, “Chopped” style. In the final cook-off, the leading teams were given beef tenderloin and had to prepare dishes including one fruit, one whole grain, and one vegetable from a carefully chosen list as well as the secret ingredient: radishes. We were delighted to support this fantastic effort by donating prizes.

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University of North Dakota Dares to Cook