Heart Healthy Recipes from The HUB at UW-Milwaukee
Peanut Butter Quinoa CakeI created this recipe for a whole grains cooking class. It also needed to be gluten free, I figure if I'm going to develop a dessert recipe it should be one that I can enjoy myself.
Mock Fried ChickenComfort foods make us feel warm, happy, and remind us of people or moments. Unfortunately, most comfort foods are not healthy, so I created a comfort food makeover cooking class at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. We made over fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fries, mac n' cheese, and brownies. All of the comfort food makeover recipes are included in this cookbook.
Thyme Carrot "Fries"I know calling these "fries" are a stretch, but you won't miss your potato fries after trying these... NOTE: You can also use rosemary or your favorite seasoning mix. If using a seasoning mix skip the thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic.
Parsnip MashI have recently become obsessed with parsnips thanks to a recent assignment in my Nutrition and Disease class at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. This mash recipe has a sophisticated flavor that will please even the most discerning palette.
Cashew ChickenThis is one of my favorite dishes. The combination of sweet, nutty, and umami makes this dish addictive. NOTE: Fresh ginger is a MUST, packaged ginger just doesn't have the same flavor.
Wild Rice with MushroomsThe vinegar can be overwhelming to some. Start with less and add more to taste. Herbed balsamic vinegars also work well. This dish pairs well with fish, beef, or poultry.
Coconut Ginger SoupCream soup is yummy, but high fat. This recipe mocks creamed soup without all the calories and fat without losing any flavor. NOTE: Do not use minute rice. It is not starchy enough and thus does not become creamy.
Roasted Parsnip SoupThis soup is sure to become your family's new favorite, it is hearty and filling.
Cucumber Melon SaladThis salad seems like an odd combination of ingredients, however it works and has become THE requested salad at potlucks and family gatherings.
The HUB – Where Wellness Enriches Lives!
The HUB was conceptualized and opened in 2014 to provide an array of wellness-related services and programs for UWM employees and members of the community. The HUB is designed to be an experiential learning and research environment where students are afforded the opportunity to obtain practical experience designing, leading and facilitating education, experiential and behavior change programs in the areas of exercise and fitness, health eating and nutrition sciences, mind-body practices and more. Everyone benefits – students gain practical experiences to complement their studies, scientists have additional resources for health-related investigations, and of course, UWM employees and community members really reap the rewards… high-quality health and wellness services and programs conveniently located on the UWM campus.
The HUB offers individual assessment services, educational programs, health-related behavior changes programs and a wide array of classes delivered by students, health professionals and professors at UWM. All activities in The HUB are designed to support five primary programmatic themes: Exercise and Fitness, Successful Aging, Healthy Eating, Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Visit the webpage for each programming area additional information and specific services and programs offered.
The mission of The HUB is to provide wellness-related programming for UWM employees and community members while facilitating opportunities for experiential student learning and research.
Experiential Student Learning
The HUB is designed to be an experiential learning environment where students are afforded the opportunity to gain practical experience to complement their studies through internships, leadership training and networking experiences under the guidance of UWM faculty and staff. Additional opportunities for enriching the learning experience through meaningful community service are available through health education and outreach programs of The HUB and partnering community organizations.
The HUB supports new and ongoing faculty, staff and student research related to comprehensive prevention and rehabilitation interventions, translational research and the study of wellness among populations of interest. The HUB will encourage high-quality, interdisciplinary work through a collaborative structure that reduces the limitations inherent in traditional universities. Long-term objectives include establishing relevant themes of health and wellness through exercise, nutrition, aging and more to serve as a catalyst for research funding submissions to the National Institutes of Health and other national and local agencies and foundations.