Nutrition

 

Nutrition Badge in blue and green Do you have nutrition questions? RecSports offers Nutrition Services by a registered and licensed dietitian to students and members to enhance and empower overall wellness. Nutrition Services offers one-on-one nutrition counseling to students and members.

 

Simple Pantry Snacks

Energy Bites
Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted nuts, 1 cup pitted dates, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp salt

1. Pulse nuts in a blender or food processor until finely ground, about 30 seconds.
2. Add remaining ingredients and blend an additional 30 seconds or until mixture is crumbly but holds together when formed into rounded portions.
3. Scoop a rounded tablespoon of mixture into your hands and form to make bite-sized rounds. Refrigerate for 30-minutes before eating. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week.

Oatmeal Rounds
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups oats, 1/2 cup peanut butter (can sub for any other nut or seed butter), 1/3 cup maple syrup (can sub for pancake syrup or honey or mashed banana), 1/3 cup chocolate chips (can sub for coconut flakes, chopped nuts, seeds, or dried fruit)

1. Stir all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
2. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
3. Scoop heaping tablespoons and form in to rounded portions. Enjoy or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week. 

Peach & Chia Jam
Ingredients:
1 can (15 oz) of peaches (drained), 2 T. chia seeds, 1/2 lemon (juiced), 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg (optional), 1 T. honey or sugar (optional, to taste)

1. Heat drained peached in a saucepan over medium heat. Mash peaches with a spoon, fork, or potato masher until peaches are soft, heated through, and begin to bubble.
2. To the fruit, add chia seeds, lemon juice, ground spices, and sweetener to taste. Stir well and remove from heat. Allow fruit mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes to allow chia seeds to thicken the jam.
3. Serve on toast, blend with yogurt, or dollop on a bowl of oatmeal. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 

 

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What is one-on-one nutrition counseling?

Meet with a Registered Dietitian (RD) in a private and confidential setting to discuss and strategize how to accomplish individualized and personalized nutrition goals. Initial sessions usually last 60 minutes, and follow-up sessions approximately 30-40 minutes.  During this time the RD will ask pertinent questions that address the clients specific nutrition goals, motivations, barriers, lifestyle choices, and preferences. Email Marcelina Garza for more information or to book an appointment.

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