The All-American Breakfast CAN Be Balanced + Delicious!

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Nothing was more exciting for me in college than a brunch date. Whether it was with friends or my boyfriend, I loved exploring new breakfast spots. My favorite part was being able to get a little of everything in one plate – some sweet pancakes, salty and crisp bacon, creamy, luxurious scrambled eggs… you get every texture and flavor profile in one! However, the main reason brunch should only come once a week is because indulgence is not always the most nutritious. However, there are a few ways to enjoy a flavor-packed breakfast, while sneaking in some key nutrients into […]

Oatmeal: It doesn’t have to be boring!

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Oatmeal (NuVal 93) has a variety of health benefits.  It is high in fiber, protein, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals, including iron.  It also happens to be low in cholesterol and saturated fat.  The fiber alone has been linked to several wonderful health outcomes including satiety, potentially leading to weight loss, a decreased risk of heart disease, and helping to regulate blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, not all oatmeal is weighted the same in terms of health benefits.  When going to the grocery store, avoid instant oatmeal (especially in packets), as it tends to be loaded with added sugar […]

Turkey Mushroom Burger

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For this month’s installment of Cooking with Catherine Katz, I decided to prepare the Turkey Mushroom Burger.  I went to Whole Foods to pick up the ingredients I needed.  I already had the flax meal, Dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, olive oil, egg and garlic.  All I needed was the extra lean ground turkey, tomato paste, onions, raw mushrooms, lentils and hamburger buns. The main ingredients in this recipe are extra lean ground turkey (NuVal 72), raw mushrooms (NuVal 100) and cooked lentils (NuVal 100).  Imagine all of that in a burger … and delicious too!!!  Turkey is a complete […]

Can Parfaits really be healthy?

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We all pretty much know and love parfaits for breakfast (or anytime really!). They are creamy and fruity and crunchy… all the things we love in a tasty treat. And probably most importantly, they are portable! Most people associate this treat with being a healthy one, but did you know how much sugar can be hidden in it?  In the yogurt itself, the granola, the fruit mixtures, cream toppings, etc. So can it really be a healthy breakfast option for you? The answer of course is yes…. If you make it yourself! When you make it at home you can […]

Mix Up Your Scrambles – It’s Better Breakfast Month!

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September means school’s in session, which only highlights the importance of a hearty and healthy breakfast to start off your day. Throughout this month we will be providing some fun breakfast ideas so you can have not just nutrition, but variety in your morning meals. First up, we’re covering scrambles and eggs, and stay tuned throughout September for more delicious ideas. I’m more of a savory breakfast person – I love pancakes and waffles, but I prefer eggs and toast, especially when it comes to getting flavor and nutrition. Large eggs are a NuVal 56, making them a delicious and […]