Nutrition 101

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Introducing our New Nutrition Blog: Nutrition 101

Why hello there, and welcome to our sparkling new blog! My name is Kate, and I love food. I love to cook it, I love to bake it, and I especially love to eat it. My favourite food? Cake. It may seem ironic to you, but I am a nutritionist working towards becoming a registered dietitian. To me, nutrition is all about balance. It’s important to enjoy a variety of foods that combine to meet our needs and cravings (chocolate cheesecake, please!). To those of you who are in school, I myself just recently finished my studies—so I know what it’s like when you’re trying to eat well as a student. It can definitely be a challenge! Nutritious food can fit into a student lifestyle (and beyond!), and I hope to guide you towards some helpful tips, resources, and recipes on how.

To start things off, I’d like to share with you one of my favourite recipes—enjoy this super easy and delicious alternative to the classic breakfast oatmeal. I know how rushed mornings can be as a student which is why this “three-step recipe” is perfect for you! Make it the night before and take it on the go in the morning with you to class.

Overnight Refrigerator Steel Cut Oats

¼ cup steel cut oats

¼ cup plain, vanilla or honey Greek yogurt

½ cup skim milk

1 tbsp ground flax seed (optional)

½ tsp cinnamon

1/3 banana, sliced

½ tbsp peanut butter

¼ cup berries

1.Combine oats, yogurt, milk, and ground flax in a small container and stir well.

2. Seal container and refrigerate overnight.

3. In the morning, stir in cinnamon, banana slices, peanut butter and berries.

Steel cut oats have a nice chew to them, but if you prefer them softer add an extra ¼ cup of milk and microwave for 1-1½ minutes.

Until next time, bon appétit!
Our Dietetic Interns at Carleton University Dining Services will be updating this blog every week so please stay tuned!

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