Nutrition Narrative

Eat Well. Feel Good. Live Healthy.

LIVE HEALTHY HOME CULINARY COLLECTIVE

Nutrition 101.

At Unidine, our dining program focuses on the benefits of healthy dining—without compromising taste. Our dining initiatives are crafted by combining the education of our expert team of registered dietitians and culinary innovators. As an extension of our dining program, we’ve created a blog to showcase their knowledge—for you to use at home. This unique resource is entirely dedicated to sharing professional advice and helpful guidelines so that you can live your healthiest life.

We call it Live Healthy—because, well, you get it. Explore recipes with nutritional facts and easy instructions packaged up just for you—from our team. They’ve done all the research so that you can absorb the information easily and try these tasty recipes with your family and friends. Live Healthy is the exclusive, ultimate guide to living a healthier, happier life.

Simplicity in Healthy Choices

We’ve done all the work behind the scenes so that you can digest the information at ease. Discover how the use of real ingredients used in our recipes, leads to healthier outcomes. Transparent ingredients, a clear message, and exquisite taste awaits you!

Features:

  • Nutritional Education
  • Culinary Innovation
  • Stunning Presentation
  • Delicious Recipes

Eating for Immunity

The immune system is the body’s defense against infections.  When it is working well, the immune system can help protect against illnesses and infections.

Eating for Immunity

One Pan Meals

Quiche and frittatas are quite easy to make and so versatile, using a combination of vegetables, proteins, and cheeses remaining from the week’s meal prep.

One Pan Meals

Home Happy Hour

Happy Hour at home can certainly have its perks. It’s cheaper, there’s always a seat at “the bar” for you, and there’s no commuting home afterward.

Home Happy Hour

Health Bites

Add just a few of these simple healthy habits to your daily routine, and see how much better you’ll feel about your energy,  mood, and more.

34 WELLNESS BITES

Bite #1 – Being Idle

Being idle at home can lead to some extra snacking that you wouldn’t normally do. Don’t grab the whole bag, box or carton of your snack. Portion out just enough into a separate container to help keep your intake balanced.

Bite #2 – Working at Home

When working at home, it can be easy to fall into a groove and forget to eat, stretch, and take breaks. Set alarm to get up and stretch not only to avoid sitting all day, but to give your eyes a rest from computer screens.

Bite #3 – Reduce Red Meat

The benefits of reducing red meat and increasing vegetables are many. This doesn’t mean that carnivores need to “become” vegetarians. Choosing a plate forward meals can be a healthy part of anyone’s diet.

Bite #4 – New Learnings

Learn something new, a craft, game, or skill. This can contribute to brain health, wellness, and can be social from a distance by joining groups or using video chats.

Bite #5 – Veggie Dislike

If there is a vegetable you aren’t fond of, give it another chance by roasting it instead. Roasting locks in and enhances the natural flavors compared to steaming and boiling.

Bite #6 – Make Lunch

Make your lunch even if you’re working from home. Preplanning can save time during the work day and can avoid the search through the fridge for snacks vs. a meal.

Dietitian’s Cook Too.

Don’t believe us? Wait and see! We’re giving you a front-row seat to our nutrition team in action as they make food that’ll make you happy. Interact with our team of culinary experts as they show you how to execute a recipe step-by-step—and why it’s good for you.

Uncover all of the benefits from each ingredient and how it impacts your health. This unique collection of interactive videos will set you up for success inside the kitchen—and you might even have some fun too!

Simmer with dietitian Emily LaStarza

Thai Curry Soup

Stew with dietitian Ellen Lowre

Vegetable Beef Stew

Blend with dietitian Emmie Burke

Frozen Berry Smoothie

Saute with dietitian Emmie Burke

Spicy Noodles

Dietitian’s Dish.

Looking for more health and wellness inspiration? Explore Live Healthy’s favorite superfoods that you can incorporate into your diet to get that extra boost of rich minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Superfoods are easy-to-add ingredients that’ll upgrade your meal into a delicious masterpiece.

Studies show that superfoods ward off disease and keep you healthier. Overall, superfoods will support you in living a healthier, more active lifestyle. Plain and simple, boost your diet, and you’ll boost your immune system.

Broccoli

Broccoli is a nutrition powerhouse of vegetables. Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, chromium, and folate. It is also rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins, and potassium to name a few. One cup of cooked broccoli even contains about 60 mg of Calcium.

Don’t forget the broccoli stalks are packed with nutrition too, peel them and thinly slice to prepare whenever you have broccoli.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a well-known citrus fruit that is an excellent source of Vitamins A and C. Choose grapefruits in the winter months as this is when citrus fruit ripens and they are more likely to be fresh.  When shopping, pick a grapefruit that is heavy for its size and has a little softness when squeezed.

Grapefruit can be served in a variety of ways – add slices as a salad topping, as a snack, a citrus relish, or in a fruit salad.

Blueberries

Don’t discount the blueberry based on its size!  Blueberries are power-packed with antioxidants that are known to support both heart and brain health!  One cup of blueberries has 84 calories and 3.6 gm fiber.  In addition, they are a good source of vitamin K1, vitamin C, and manganese.

Blueberries can shine at breakfast by enhancing hot and cold cereals, muffins, or overnight oat recipes.

Cabbage

Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family that includes brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower. One serving of cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It is also a very good source of manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, folate, and copper.

For greatest nutrition benefit, purchase fresh cabbage and use in a stir-fry, soups, or even roasted.

 

Avocado

Avocado is the only fruit that contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat – good fat! Their naturally creamy texture is a perfect substitute for mayo and sour cream as a sandwich spread, incorporated into chicken and egg salads, spice up deviled eggs and baked potatoes, and even serve as the main ingredient!

Experiment with avocados, served on the side of an omelet, tossed in a salad or soup, or blended in a smoothie.

 

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are nutrient powerhouses with vitamin C, fiber, potassium, vitamin E, iron, magnesium and phytochemicals. Just one medium sweet potato provides enough vitamin A for the whole day!   Vitamin A also plays roles in other functions including growth and development, immunity, and red blood cell production.

Serve as the main course, as a side, in a soup, or use the puree form in smoothies or in baking.