Gold Apron Cooking

The Deacon Dining Wellness Program partners with the Office of Wellbeing through monthly cooking classes to educate students, faculty and staff on Performance Dining-a program that encourages eating with purpose.   This is not a recipe for “perfect” eating by any means, but a way to approach each meal and snack with the goal of obtaining the most nutrients to nourish body, mind and spirit and derive pleasure and satisfaction from the chosen foods.  As a registered dietitian I promote whole foods first, a diet built on a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein and healthy fat.  That is why our smoothie event featured recipes that included an ingredient from each food group.  Smoothies can be a great snack (smaller serving) or meal (larger serving), and should be balanced to keep blood sugar stable.  Choosing a bone boosting beverage such as soy or cow’s milk, a protein source such as Greek yogurt or tofu, a full cup of a brightly colored vegetables such as carrots or spinach and a cup of fruit provides nutrient dense calories and a tasty sweet we sometimes crave.   Download the recipes from our event HERE

Brooke Orr | Deacon Dining | Nutrition Director