Wednesday, March 12, 2014
MetroHealth Hosts Nutrition Month Event
MetroHealth hosted a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day event Wednesday outside of its cafeteria, promoting healthier ways to bake for employees and visitors alike.
Interns Anna Schroeder, Sereen Zawahri and Emily Mazur helped Patricia Antonelli, Director of the Dietetic Internship at MetroHealth, teach passerby a number of ways to make homemade sweets just a little less unhealthy. We've put a few below:
- Try replacing one cup of butter with one cup of mashed bananas in brownies and cookies. The bananas add potassium, fiber and Vitamin B6 to the mix.
- Reduced fat peanut butter sounds healthy, right? In reality, it often has more sugar and artificial additives. Try natural peanut butter, which tends to have less of both.
- Vanilla extract? Sugar? Both sound delicious, right? Except replacing two tablespoons of sugar with a half teaspoon of vanilla extract actually sheds nearly 100 calories.
We'll have the full list soon on metrohealth.org/nutrition. In the meanwhile, start surfing the site for many tasty recipes, including a few for St. Patrick's Day.