Category: Recipes

Healthy Drive-Thru: Frosty Remix

Recipe by Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN

UFH Nutrition Manager, Erin, has been busy in the kitchen recreating healthy versions of classic fast food items. Her lightened up Frosty-Remix is simple and lightened up compared to the original version – and easy to make at home!

INGREDIENTS:
• 1 frozen banana
• 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 tsp good cocoa powder
• 8 oz vanilla oat milk
• ½ tsp acacia fiber powder*
• 2-3 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS:
1.

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Ditch the Protein Powder for Real Food!

By Michele DiCristofaro, RD

 

Smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, but they can get mucked up quickly depending on the ingredients you use. Balancing your smoothie with some protein and healthy fat, will lead to a more nutrient dense and satisfying meal or snack. 

Sure protein powders may feel easy, but they tend to be highly processed, contain unnecessary ingredients and can be expensive. 

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Festive Treats for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Unite for HER! Our Registered Dietitians are excited to share these festive and green-hued recipes to celebrate with. Let us know if you try them!

Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Smoothie
Adapted from original recipe by detoxinista.com
Ingredients:

· 1 ¾ cup of any type non-dairy milk, unsweetened (almond, oat, cashew, soy, macadamia), cow’s milk, or water

· ¼ avocado, pitted

· 1 handful fresh baby spinach

· ¼ teaspoon pure peppermint extract

· 5 Medjool dates,

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Surprisingly Decadent Brownies (Healthy, Whole Wheat & One Bowl!)

Recipe adapted from twohealthykitchens.com

This one-bowl nutritious recipe is the perfect treat for your Valentine, Galentine, or to satisfy your chocolate craving any day.

If you try this recipe, be sure to tag us on social media! @UniteforHER

Ingredients:

· 2/3 cup packed brown sugar

· ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose whole wheat flour)

· 1/3 cup cocoa powder

· ¼ tsp.

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Keeping Your Holidays Healthy

The fall and winter holiday season is my favorite time of the year. I feel a little more pep in my step as I look forward to family gatherings, beautiful holiday lights and – of course – the delicious food. I am often asked, “How do you get through the holidays when there is so much temptation for decadent dishes and sweet treats?” My response is, “I enjoy the food!” I’m not one to deprive myself of these holiday treats and I don’t think you should either.

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Grilled Produce

Your grill can cook up a lot more than meat! Quick, easy and virtually mess-free, I love adding fruits and vegetables to my grill routine. It is yet another way to make your plate more plant centric. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a grill master to whip up a simple, healthy meal. 

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Healthy Snacks on the Run

Snacks play an essential role in a healthy diet. When picked properly, they provide extra energy between meals. Sometimes when we don’t have a large appetite, snacks can simply maintain nourishment. Although these mini-meals play a key role in health, choosing quality snacks can be a challenge. Here are some easy ideas that will keep you on track!

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Healthy & Easy Summer BBQ Sauce

Hello, Summer! How great it feels to welcome the season of sunshine, long afternoons at the pool, fireflies, and dinner on the grill.  We love a good barbecue, and no grill session is complete without a good sauce! However, so many sauces on the market contain artificial flavors, sweeteners, and junk! 

If you’re like us and love a good barbecue but don’t want to sacrifice your Summer to those supermarket finds,

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