Category Archives: Blog Post

Weekly Recipe #345: Grilled Lemon Pepper Tilapia & Squash Packs

By: Stephanie Grindeland, 2018 Diet Tech Intern – Normandale Community College When I was growing up, I lived in California. I had a beautiful vineyard in my backyard and regular access to fresh fruits and vegetables. One of my fondest … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Education Month

By Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD – OAM Nutrition Service Coordinator According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 12.4% of adults aged 20 and over have high cholesterol. When blood cholesterol is elevated, you may develop fatty deposits in … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #344: Asian Quinoa Salad

By: Stephanie Grindeland, 2018 Dietetic Intern – Normandale Community College The after-work rush to prepare dinner can often seem like a hassle. This recipe for an Asian salad is quick and easy, and the only cooking involved is boiling water … Continue reading

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September is Whole Grains Month!

Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD – OAM Nutrition Services Coordinator Laura Tripp – 2018 Summer Meals Intern  Whole grains, multigrain, enriched grains, refined grains? What’s the difference? Every grain consists of three major components: the bran, the germ and the … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #343: Farro Risotto

By: Laura Tripp – 2018 Summer Meals Intern With fall rapidly approaching, use this whole-grain recipe to warm up as colder weather sets in! Risotto is a great way to get lots of whole grains into your diet, while also … Continue reading

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Tips for a better barbecue

By Lauren Galush, 2018 OAM Summer Meals Intern Barbecuing over the Labor Day weekend with friends and family can be a fun, end-of-summer activity for all to enjoy. The following tips can help ensure that your summer barbecue will remain … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #342: Grilled Fruit Kebabs

By Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD –OAM Nutrition Services Coordinator Grilled fruit kebabs are a unique and fun way to enjoy fruit at your Labor Day barbecue. You can serve them along with grilled chicken or burgers. You can also … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy at the Minnesota State Fair

Headed to the Minnesota State Fair? From seeing newborn animals at the Miracle of Birth Center to riding roller coasters at the Mighty Midway, it’s a fun and one-of-a-kind way to celebrate Minnesota. Many of us also attend for another … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #341: Peach Salsa

By Hannah Johnson – 2018 Dietetic Intern (Iowa State) Making salsa with peaches is a fun way to enjoy this healthy fruit during the summer months. Did you know peaches are packed with good-for-you nutrients and vitamins? You can use … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Peach Month!

Brianna Elliott, MS, RD, LD – OAM Nutrition Services Coordinator Hannah Johnson – 2018 Dietetic Intern (Iowa State) Whether you eat them fresh, blended in a fruit smoothie, warm them on the grill or add them to your favorite peach … Continue reading

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