Tagged: Fruit

ESPN Smoothies: Breakfast Fuel of Champions

With summer weather finally here, I’ve been craving fresh fruits and cold beverages, making smoothies my go-to breafast choice. Looking for a good recipe, I stumbled accross this post we did three years back. The Banana Berry smoothie was so delicious! I added a bit of vanilla extract just for some extra flavor and included […]

Not Just Water

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Think watermelon is just water? Think again. According to the George Mateljan Foundation at Whole Foods, one cup of watermelon contains approximately 20% of your daily vit C as well as 17% of your daily vit A. It also has a small amount of potassium and magnesium. One […]

It’s Finally Here! Peach Season

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Picture Source Cherry season and sweet corn season have been tasty, but my favorite season is finally here: peach season! Yes those sunset-colored, fuzzy-skinned fruits are the highlight of summer for my taste buds. Suffering from end of summer head cold (why does this always have to happen?)? […]

Fresh Ingredients at Every Meal

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College In no way do I expect you to make all these dishes in the same day, I thought it could be useful to give you guys an example of how to incorporate produce from the CSA boxes into each meal. But first, what was in the box last […]

Antioxidant-Packed Produce: Purple and Blue

Eat the Rainbow: Blue and Purple Picture Source Nutrients: Blue and purple produce get their color from a pigment known as anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is also an antioxidant, which has numerous health-protective effects, including boosting the immune system and reducing risk for heart disease and some cancers. Some fruits like blueberries and plums contain carotene, which […]


By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Eat the Rainbow: Green Image Source Nutrients Green fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamin A, folate, potassium, vitamin K, and calcium; they are also packed with cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Vitamin K is necessary for making proteins that cause your blood to clot when you bleed to stop the […]

Eat Bright

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Picture Source Eat the Rainbow: Orange and Yellow Nutrients The first nutrient that usually comes to mind with orange foods is beta carotene. More than just a pigment, beta carotene is an antioxidant that protects skin from sun damage and my have a protective effect against some cancers. […]

Adding Color to Your Diet

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Image Source A friend who is interested in eating healthier once asked me if he was only going to eat two fruits and one or two vegetables, which are the healthiest. Unfortunately for him and for anyone who was hoping for a definite answer, the reality is eating […]

Sargent Choice Apple Crisp-Off!

By Jenni Porto, Social Media & Promotions Intern, Sargent Choice Nutrition Center Every Thursday until October 27th, BU Dining Services hosts a farmer’s market at the GSU Plaza from 12 noon – 5pm. Apple season is upon us, and with it comes delicious recipes!  Last week, we decided to shake things up a bit at […]

CSA Week 12: Creative Combinations

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College This week’s CSA box is full of classic summer fruits and vegetables perfect for end of the summer get-togethers. Already started class or work? All of these ingredients would be great additions to the daily lunch bag! What’s in the box: 1 seeded Watermelon, 3 lbs Peaches, 2 […]