Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Zucchini Week!

Who knew that you could make so many delicious recipes with zucchini?  I haven't used zucchini much in the past but must admit that I am now a huge fan of this green vegetable!   I bought some zucchini last weekend and told my husband to shred 1.5 cups for a chocolate chip zucchini bread I wanted to make. He ended up shredding the entire bag which filled an entire freezer bag full.  So, I decided that I wasn't going to let all of this go to waste and that we would have a zucchini filled week and if my kids didn't like it....blame it on daddy:)  So far, I've made the low-fat chocolate chip zucchini bread (twice), angel hair, zucchini and tomatoes, zucchini turkey burgers and zucchini pizza!  I found all of these recipes on the exception of the zucchini pizza which I made tonight.  For this, I sautéed garlic, onions and zucchini and put all of this underneath the cheese and on top of the sauce on a whole wheat pita. It was delicious and my kids hardly knew it was there! 

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Time is flying!  I finished the Spring semester in mid-May and now the first week of the Summer semester is almost over.  This past Spring, I took Lifespan Nutrition and Public Health Nutrition. I enjoyed both!  Public Health nutrition required that we give a nutrition education service learning to a group of kids.  I gave mine to a girl scout troop with 13 girls, all 7-8 year olds. We talked about what's in their drinks in terms of sugar and health drink choices that they can make.  I won't lie and say that it was easy because it wasn't. Let's just say that I have a whole new respect for teachers!  Although challenging, it was a great experience and made me more prepared for the next time I speak in front of a group! 
Lifespan was a fun class.  We each created a blog which was fun and also completed a group presentation on a lifespan topic. 
This semester, I am taking research methods in nutrition and counseling strategies in dietetics practice.  The semester is only 8 weeks so it's going to go by quickly!  Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Featured Video!

These sweet potato strips are full of vitamins A and C, plus fiber. Bake a batch to serve as a snack or side dish!