Eating for well-being
Trusting yourself and enjoying food are sure-fire ways of eating well.
Eat this, not that. Fat is bad for you. Sugar is bad for you. A serving is the size of your fist. Cleanses. Fasts. Clean eating. When to eat, what to eat, how much to eat. Nutrition advice is everywhere. Most of it is aimed at getting us to eat less than we desire.
No wonder there is so much anxiety about food and nutrition. The shoulds and oughts get in the way of our natural abilities to eat well.
There is a better way. Ample evidence suggests that people who eat in a positive and orderly way do better with many health parameters.
The articles you find here will include explanations of studies, both old and new, for you to consider as you ponder what it means to eat well.
Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks
Enjoy this creative spinach dip and breadstick creation this holiday season!
Festive Pomegranate Guacamole
Enjoy this colorful take on guacamole with a splash of tart from the pomegranates.
Vegetarian Taco Salad
This recipe was demonstrated in the 2022 Well-being Wednesday Series with the Worklife office. This is a nice reacipe to use your fall garden greens.
Make these delicious cookies to enjoy with a glass of milk for an after-school snack or dessert with lunch or dinner.
Vanilla espresso Energy Bites
Make these delicious energy bites and enjoy them as a quick burst of fuel in the morning or afternoon.
Fry Bread with Wojapi
Wojapi is a traditional Native American berry sauce cooked down to a thick jelly or pudding consistency. This sauce is delicious over Fry Bread or a nice dressing over turkey, chicken or pork.
Wild Rice Pilaf
This side dish was one of two dishes created for our Great Lakes Indigenous Food cooking demonstration. Wild rice has a long history in the Great Lakes region. Enjoy this flavorful yet simple recipe with the Braised Buffalo!
Beans, Corn & Squash
This recipe was used as a second side dish in our Great Lakes Indigenous Foods cooking demonstration. The dish includes 4 simple ingredients and goes a long way! We originally paired it with the Braised Buffalo, but it also makes a great leftover lunch.
Corn Cakes with White Bean Spread
Enjoy Chef Rob Trufant's take on corn cakes providing a vessel for white beans and smoked salmon. This recipe comes from a demonstration focused on Great Lakes Indigenous Foods. Enjoys these as an appetizer or as a main dish served with salad.
Braised Buffalo with Pan Sauce
This buffalo recipe was a part of a program exploring North American Cuisine with a focus on Great Lakes Indigenous Foods. Enjoy this hearty entree along with Beans, Corn & Squash and Wild Rice Pilaf.
Ayesh al Saraya
Chef Rob Trufant created this recipe to share as part of an international cooking demonstration. Enjoy this Lebanese inspired sweet dessert!
Chef Rob Trufant created this recipe to share as part of an international cooking demonstration. Enjoy his take on this traditional dish from India!
The weight is over: How to leave office ‘weight talk’ in the past
Return to the office with simple strategies to resist weight and body image concerns.
Focused Eating in a World of Distraction
Finding a quiet moment in a world of technology is difficult. Distractions are at the touch of a button. Review Abby's suggestions to help you pay attention and enjoy your meals and snacks.
It's a 2020 Thanksgiving - Enjoy It!
Yes, Thanksgiving might look different this year. It’s time to make the most of it and share thanks with those in your “bubble.” Here are some tips to perk up your day and share your best with those you’ve been blessed to join you in giving Thanks.
Eating Well in the Midst of Plenty
Learn to trust yourself even when there's lots of food around.
Look North for Joy in Dietary Advice
O Canada, you're the latest to acknowledge that pleasure in eating is not only okay, but important! You have left US behind.
Clean is the New Healthy
"Eat this not that" summarizes most every diet and food rule. Turns out, that's NOT helpful in learning to eat better. Listen to this podcast by Jennifer Harris, registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist.
Are meals worth the trouble?
“There is considerable peace and comfort in knowing you are going to be fed.”—Ellyn Satter
The Scoop on Coffee
Coffee is controversial but it needn’t be. You’ve probably heard the good, the bad, and the ugly about this popular drink. Read this to help sort out the truth about coffee!
A shift in thinking is what it takes to enjoy the good eats that surround us each and every holiday.
Food Addiction: Is it a real thing?
We hear so much about food as an addiction. But how can it be when food is necessary to support life?
Learning From a Toddler
Toddlers are pretty wise when it comes to eating. We could learn a thing or two.