Category Archives: News

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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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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Weekly Recipe #440: Parmesan Zucchini Fries

By Eman Kemp, Open Arms of Minnesota Registered Dietitian Enjoy the fresh taste of summer with these delicious zucchini fries! The zucchini’s delicate flavor is enhanced with a sprinkling of parmesan and a dash of seasonal summer herbs. Why zucchini … Continue reading

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