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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Healthy Holiday Recipe: Butternut Squash Risotto

Monday, November 21, 2011 | 2:24 PM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , , , No comments

The holiday eating season is a great time of year to harvest squash and pumpkins and much of it is grown locally and used in a variety of your favorite holiday recipes. Many of these orange flesh vegetables, such as pumpkins and butternut, acorn, and delicotta squash, are considered to be healthy super foods. Why use canned pumpkin or butternut squash when with very little extra effort you could be using a fresh and local product! Pumpkin pancakes, breads, soups and other treats are also incredibly easy to make. One of my favorite squash recipes - and one that you can do right in your dorm microwave - is a butternut squash risotto.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Strategies for Healthy Holiday Eating

Friday, November 18, 2011 | 4:21 PM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , , No comments

The holiday season is here! It is a great time to celebrate and spend time with family and friends. However, if you are not careful this time of year can become a time of over-indulgence and unwanted weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, the weight gain seen among adults each year can be the result of weight gain over the holidays. It is important to go into the holiday season with some strategies to avoid gaining those extra pounds.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Freshman 15: Fact or Fiction?

Friday, November 11, 2011 | 10:35 AM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , No comments

According to a recent study conducted at Ohio State University and the University of Michigan (to be published in December 2011 in Social Science Quarterly), the “Freshman 15” is in fact a myth! The origin of this concept goes back to an article published in Seventeen Magazine in 1989. 

After reviewing the data on 7,400 college students it was determined that most freshman do not gain 15 pounds. On average, college freshman gain much less than 15 pounds - or even lose weight. However, it is still important to be a conscious eater for your overall health. All foods can fit into a healthy diet - you just need to practice moderation!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Food Truck IS HERE!

Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 12:36 PM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , 1 comment
The food truck is on campus! The launch day is quickly approaching so be sure to follow NUDining on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare for clues about WHEN and WHERE you can get your first taste.

PS - We recently had a tasting of the food being served on the truck. You will not be disappointed. All of the food is fantastic and there are some dishes that will definitely become instant classics on campus.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cranberries: Massachusetts' Fall Superfruit

Thursday, November 3, 2011 | 3:38 PM Posted by Northeastern Dining , , , , No comments

There are so many wonderful uses for cranberries besides the sauce that sits atop our Thanksgiving table once a year. From appetizers and entrees to side dishes, salads, desserts and breads, cranberries are a classic Autumn treat and one that is harvested right in Northeastern's backyard. Middleborough, Massachusetts is the home of Ocean Spray and the state is the second largest producer of cranberries in the United States, behind only Wisconsin. The state's cranberry harvest this year is estimated at two million barrels, which is up by 11% from 2010 according the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture. If this forecast holds true that would tie the second largest crop on record. So how can you take advantage of this wonderfully tart local fruit?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011