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Category Archives: nutrition
Chocolate lovers, we have a banana bread for you. It’s a moist banana bread that has the perfect chocolate flavor that doesn’t overpower the banana flavor. If you like banana bread and you like chocolate covered bananas, then this is the perfect bread for you. What better way to start off your morning with a little bit of chocolate mixed with bananas to give you some energy.
Bananas are good for supplying your body the right amount of potassium, fiber, and magnesium it needs. Just one banana contains 467 mg of potassium, which is important for controlling your heart rate and …
Having trouble feeding your kids healthy snacks? Try giving them a colorful snack in a cool shape. Froyo bites are a quick and healthy snack to give your kids. A little bit of yogurt and a little bit of fruit in a fun shape is a good way to get your kids to eat healthy.
Yogurt comes from milk, so yogurt eaters will get a dose of animal protein (about 9 grams per 6-ounce serving), plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. Yogurt also has a good number of probiotics. Probiotics …
Have you ever tried using applesauce instead of butter or oil while baking? I have and the foods taste just as good for less the calories. Ever since I started baking, I have used applesauce in pretty much everything I’ve made. The cool thing about it is that no one has noticed the difference. The only difference I have noticed is that it tastes healthier, but still taste just as delicious.
Applesauce is a good source of fiber and contains small amounts of beneficial vitamins and minerals. A one cup serving of unsweetened applesauce provides 11 percent of the daily value …
It was summer of 2016 when I started having problems eating the same foods I used to eat all the time. One night after eating dinner, I was lying in bed, trying to fall asleep, when a started to get intense stomach pains. It was my first time experiencing this and was quite painful that I started crying. Then I rushed to the bathroom and felt all better afterwards; no more pains. My first thought was that I had some weird illness that was affecting my insides. Later on, I realized that it was a food problem when a started …
Don’t you just love the smell of pancakes in the morning? Have an allergy or a reason that stops you from eating pancakes made with ordinary flour? Not to fear! Below is a recipe for gluten-free pancakes, a pancake you can eat that you can enjoy.
Some facts about gluten allergies include:
For some people, pancakes made with ordinary flour affect their body due to Celiac Disease, a Wheat Allergy, or a Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.
Wheat is one of the top eight food allergens in the United States.
A wheat allergy is an immune response to any of the proteins present in …
Black Bean and Walnut Brownies
1 (15 1/2 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided into two 1/4 cup portions
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon canola, coconut, or walnut oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9″ x 9″ square baking pan with oil.
In a blender, puree black beans in olive oil. Then add eggs, cocoa, agave/maple sugar, and vanilla. Melt half of the chocolate chips and add to the blender. Blend …
By Julie Salinger, LICSW
The holiday season is full of cheer, but it can also be stressful, especially for cancer patients and their family caregivers. In addition to the extra time spent on shopping, cooking, and socializing, family interactions may bring complex dynamics, old grievances, and varying expectations to the forefront. The pressure to be “festive” can make even the healthiest person weary.
Here are some tips for patients and their families for an enjoyable holiday season.
Reinvent your rituals.
Rituals are a central part of the holiday season for many families. But, while they can be comforting, they can also create an unrealistic …
As we approach the Thanksgiving meal, Dana-Farber nutritionists offer some easy tips for enjoying the holiday without packing on pounds.
The average Thanksgiving dinner contains at least 3,000 calories. When you add in snacks, appetizers, and drinks throughout the day, you may end up consuming approximately 4,500 calories (two to three times what you may normally eat). Although this is only one meal, excess calories from a holiday season are unhealthy in the long run, as obesity is a risk factor for cancer.
Many traditional Thanksgiving foods start out as whole, nutritious foods, but we often transform them into rich dishes laden …
In yesterday’s blog, we shared an incredible corn salad recipe. Today we share one from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
4 ears of corn, shucked and sliced off the cob (or 3 cups frozen corn)
1 cup shelled edamame, cooked
1 small red onion, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 avocado, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
In a large bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic; set aside.
In a medium-sized pot, bring water to …