Category: BU Community

Sargent Choice Test Kitchen in the News!

(photo credit: Daily Free Press) Last week BU’s own Daily Free Press wrote a wonderful article about the Sargent Choice Test Kitchen. We are truly honored that Sargent OT Professor, Karen Jacobs invites us and BU students into her apartment weekly to cook up new (and a few old favorite) Sargent Choice recipes. Registered Dietitian […]

Test Kitchen: Morning Glory Muffins

By Caroline Patrick, Graduate Nutrition Student Carrots, coconut, and raisins—OH MY! Glorify your breakfast routine with these easy Morning Glory Muffins. They’ll ignite your day and fuel you through lunchtime.  I was beyond excited to give this carrot cake-esque recipe a go and boy was it worth the hype. A gentle disclaimer: don’t expect this […]

Behind the Scenes: Planning for Sargent Choice Night

  Each August our Sargent Choice Registered Dietitians sit down with the culinary dream team at BU Dining Services to start planning for Sargent Choice Night. If you don’t know about Sargent Choice Night, mark your calendar for this Thursday –  September 25th, it’s the one night each semester where everything served in the dining […]

Test Kitchen: Vegetable Fried Rice

By Caroline Patrick, Graduate Nutrition Student HALT—don’t toss that old rice! Did you know that fried rice actually originated as a solution to leftover rice and other odds and ends found in the refrigerator? Thus, there are countless versions of this tried and true dish that include both meats and/or vegetables. Fried foods get a […]

The Importance of Thoughtful Eating

By Kathleen Meehan, Sargent Choice Nutrition Center RD How often do you practice thoughtful eating? Although we wouldn’t be able to function without food, it lands on the bottom of our to do lists all too frequently.  Then, we are left to go hungry or choose whatever is available nearby – often settling for something […]

Test Kitchen: Whole-Wheat Zucchini Bread

By Caroline Patrick, Graduate Nutrition Student This week students returned to the Charles River Campus, leaving behind lazy sunny days and the comforts of home. But, alas no need to worry—zucchini bread can sweeten the transition. This indulgence is Sargent Choice approved and will have you feeling better before you can say “Dean Elmore”! Zucchini bread is […]

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back! With a new semester underway we thought a good place to start was with a reintroduction to the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center! There is an overwhelming amount of information out there but we’re here to make it easier by providing the BU and Boston community with expert insight on all things nutrition. We […]

Navigating BU with a Food Allergy

Do you have a food allergy and plan on eating in the dining halls? We are here to help! Please join our food allergy expert, Sarah Butler, RD for a food allergy training session this Labor Day weekend. Send us an email at with your name, BU ID#, type of allergy and session you […]

Test Kitchen: Passover-Approved Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

By Stephanie Smith, Nutrition student with Journalism focus Something I always look forward to is exploring new cultures and religions. Learning about a way of life unlike my own is interesting and exciting. At BU, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by many different cultures and religions that we can learn from. At the test kitchen […]

Test Kitchen: Spicy Lentils, Sweet Potatoes, and Kale

By Rachel Priebe, Nutritional Sciences student, Sargent College Every Wednesday Karen Jacobs EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA hosts the Sargent Choice Test Kitchen in Stuvi 2 Apt. 2302 from 8-11pm. She invites the BU community into her home to test new Sargent Choice recipes while we cook, drink tea, and play board games. The three main […]