Category Archives: In the Kitchen

Copper in Your Diet – Why You Need It and Where to Find It

By Lilian Grey a recent ASU Nutrition Student   Copper is an essential nutrient.   Essential nutrients are nutrients that your body can’t make on its own – you must get the nutrient from outside sources (think foods or supplements), … Continue reading

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Diet and Brain Health

  By Gabrielle Hungate a recent ASU nutrition student   As many of us know, when we are young, we seem as though we can take on the world. Our brains our sharp, we can work, go to school and … Continue reading

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Foods to Boost the Immune System

  By Gabrielle Hungate a recent ASU nutrition student     It is clear that the world is going through a major shift and could be changed forever. We are going through something that will be in the history books. … Continue reading

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How Our Backyard Garden Encouraged Adventurous Eating in My Toddler

When my son was almost 3 years old, we finally moved into a home with some outdoor space. It was early spring and – with boxes still waiting to be unpacked – we focused on getting our backyard garden going. I had big plans for that small garden. My son, a once adventurous eater, was suddenly very particular. He was no longer eating his veggies! This garden would act as an outdoor classroom to teach him the alchemy of growing food – and hopefully to get him to show some enthusiasm about the vegetables I was putting on his plate. Long story short – it was a success! The trick was to involve him in every step.

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French Canadian Chop Suey

Even though this recipe may look simple, it has an immense history in my French-Canadian culture. It has been made by great grandparents. It was considered a low cost and filling meal that would fill up everyone.  In most recent years, I have replaced the pasta with gluten-free pasta and also used tofu instead of hamburger. Most of the population does not prefer it made this way, it does not have to be, but it can be changed based on what you work better for you.

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