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Friday recipe: healthy banana bread

One of my fave blogs had this healthified banana bread recipe recently and I’m looking forward to trying it: High Protein Banana Bread by Espresso&Cream 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed 5 tablespoons butter, melted 1/3 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 35-40 grams vanilla-flavored protein powder 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cub brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: roasted asparagus

Spring is here and that means it’s time for fresh veggies! Yay! The first you’ll be seeing at farmers’ markets or local gardens is probably asparagus. This is an easy way to cook them: The Barefoot Contessa’s roasted asparagus - from 2 pounds fresh asparagus Good olive oil Kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: grilled shrimp & black beans

It’s so nice out I imagine some folks will be pulling out the grill this weekend. Here’s a yummy-sounding fresh recipe from Good Housekeeping for shrimp on the grill. Grilled Shrimp with Black Beans Prep Time: 15 min.Cook Time: 3 min Ingredients 1  lime 2 can(s) (15-19 oz each) black beans, rinsed & drained 2  ripe […]

— Nicole Branstad

Friday recipe: chewy fruit & oatmeal bars

I always tend to snack more and crave treats on the weekend so I’ve been looking for healthier things to have available. This one sounds really yummy! I’d swap in applesauce for the oil and omit the salt. The flour could be swapped to make it gluten-free and the dairy items could be switched for […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: easy muffins

The DMU marketing department’s office is on the fourth-floor of the Academic Center. So when our fellow fourth-floor friends started passing around, modifying and baking a simple, delish recipe for muffins, we figured it was only right to share the goodness. I believe it began in the registrar’s office, moved to financial aid and was […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: gluten-free blueberry clafoutis

A few weeks ago, Dr. Melita Schuster from the DMU Clinic gave a campus presentation on gluten-free diets. She talked about how gluten intolerance runs the whole range from sensitivity to severe, known as Celiac disease. The symptoms can range from pain to bowel, thyroid or reproductive issues. I found it personally very intriguing because […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: pineapple ice cream

It’s been spring-like and sunny this week which turns my thoughts to ice cream and outdoor fun. (Who am I joking, I like ice cream year round!) I’ve really been trying to live more healthfully and to that end, I can’t eat ice cream as much as I’d like. This weekend I poured almond milk […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: crepes to make you swoon

I am such a huge fan of crepes. Sweet, savory, plain — I love them. When we had special breakfasts growing up, my parents usually made crepes. They rock. I once wandered St. Louis on a COLD wintery morning with Andrea Cooley for a good 30+ minutes because we were told there was a crepe […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: jalapeno poppers

This weekend is the big game and everyone will want to indulge a bit. BUT if you’re charged with bringing a dish to the party, you may as well make yours at least semi-healthy, right? I’m hoping to try this EatingWell recipe: Jalapeno poppers (makes 12-18 poppers.) 12-18 whole fresh jalapenos 1 cup nonfat refried […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: bean & corn chili

Good hearty, cozy meals for winter aren’t always healthy. I like this easy crockpot recipe because it sounds fairly easy and full of veggies and beans! Bean & corn chili, from the Disney Family site (makes 6 servings) Ingredients 2 tablespoons red wine 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: French onion chicken & potatoes

Once a month I look forward to “cooking club” with some of my girlfriends. Each month the hostess picks a theme. I’m so excited for our January theme next week – a new recipe that uses potatoes in some way. I LOVE potatoes. Have never met a potato I didn’t enjoy. So I’ve been digging […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: easy pizza at home

It’s Friday night. We’re all exhausted and nobody wants to cook. So here’s one of my go-to dinner recipes. Courtney’s quick pizza Pre-made pizza crust OR pita bread Pesto sauce from a jar OR olive oil Tomatoes Mozzarella Seasonings to taste Throw the crust in the oven (use temperature on crust package) to warm a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Where’s my pasta sauce?

I always have leftover cooked pasta in the fridge and my favorite quick food is pasta with tomato sauce. Except that today, I didn’t have the prepared jar of spaghetti sauce to satisfy my cravings! I was in dire need of a carb loading session since I am just days away from my residency interview […]

— Tea Nguyen

Resolutions, what?

So, we’re 10 days into the new year – how’re your resolutions sticking? A recent poll I read said 21% of people stick to their new year resolutions for a week at the most. My resolutions I am trying to stick to is to eat a more healthful diet and be more active. Small steps, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: Cheerio berry smoothie

We hear it all the time, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” or ” a smart day starts with breakfast” or whatever similar version of that statement it might be, right? And yet raise your hand if you take time for a breakfast. Ok, put your hands down, this is a blog […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: breakfast fondue

Happy New Year’s Eve! Have fun & be careful tonight as you ring in 2011. In honor of what may be a long night that turns into a lazy morning with family or friends, today’s recipe is a fun breakfast idea. Breakfast fondue - from 1 can (15 oz) sliced peaches in juice 1/3 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: hot cocoa

Whether you’re preparing for Christmas tomorrow or just enjoying a quiet Friday, make yourself a warm cup of cocoa and enjoy some peace and quiet! Cocoa includes good-for-you antioxidants and has been said to help lower blood pressure and glucose so use the good stuff, not just the sugary mixes! Also, a warm soothing cup […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Cookin’ up a healthy future

On a recent Wednesday in the DMU wellness kitchen, the mouth-watering aromas were almost torturous: David Spreadbury, Ph.D., chair of biochemistry and nutrition, and Joy Schiller, wellness director, were fixing a pre-holiday lunch for 25 DMU students and employees, demonstrating that healthy eating can also be luscious. Munching on homemade hummus, savory roasted vegetables, marinated […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: pomegranate compote

If you’ve never had a pomegranate before, go to the store and buy one. They’re in season right now, so you should be able to find them for $1 a piece or less. Even if you don’t make this recipe, it is worth the experience of cutting one up and trying the tangy seeds. They […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: baked potato soup

This is one of my go-to crock pot recipes. I usually have all the ingredients on hand and it only take 10 minutes to throw together in the morning. The best part is coming home after work with dinner ready! I found this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs, Iowa Girl Eats. You […]

— Andrea Cooley