Raisin Your Nutrition

– A blog about the energy benefits of raisins –

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Really Good Low-Fat Raisin Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Raise your hand if you like cookies and milk for after school snack, or any time! With kids back in school and families settling into fall routines, these bar cookies couldn’t be more simple toREAD MORE

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Golden Fruit Salad — or Sundae!

What makes this salad golden? Sweet-tangy golden raisins and summer fruits – peaches, nectarines, mango, strawberries, with a zing of crystallized ginger. The golden raisins are mini hits of natural sweetness in this mélange ofREAD MORE

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Are you a good egg? Or a bad egg?

Who can resist biting into the creamy bliss of a deviled egg, or the combination of a soft-boiled egg with avocado on toast for breakfast? Mmmmm…. But many people naturally shun eggs because they thinkREAD MORE

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Can You Take the Heat? Sweeten it with Raisins!

Do recipe ingredients sometimes give you a double-take? This one did for me: raisins, lots of serrano chiles, soy sauce and Monterey Jack cheese in a quesadilla. Really? 10 serrano chiles in 4 quesadillas? TheREAD MORE

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Potato Salad with Raisins, Lemon and Dill

Potato salads are an American staple for any barbecue, pot luck or picnic. But, please don’t buy those pre-made buckets of grocery store potato salad. They are full of preservatives, sugar, and all the wrongREAD MORE

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Cool off with Chilled Persian Yogurt Soup

As the weather gets hot, we all look for new ways to cool off. The kiddos (and even some parents!) tend to gravitate to sweet cold treats, like popsicles and ice cream, during the steamyREAD MORE

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“Good” Foods vs. “Bad” Foods

IS GLUTEN-FREE FOR ME? Have you ever wondered why foods that are supposed to be bad for you, can taste so good, and foods that are good for you – well, sometimes, they don’t tasteREAD MORE

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Egyptian Bread Pudding (Om Ali) with Raisins

Bread pudding is one of those comfort foods that have rustic origins. It was a way to use up old stale bread instead of throwing it out and letting it go to waste. It wasREAD MORE

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Take 5 – How to build a better salad

Spring has sprung and fresh fruits and vegetables are coming into season! Many people think that by eating “just a salad” for lunch every day that they are eating healthy. It’s true that greens andREAD MORE

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Dried Fruit, Seed and Nut Crisps

Homemade crackers are much easier to make than you might think. These are pretty too, with a combination of dried apricots and golden raisins, crunchy nuts and seeds and a bonus of no added fat.READ MORE

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About The Author
SUZANNE NELSON, ScD, RDN
Suzanne Nelson

Dr. Nelson recently joined the staff of Bryn Athyn College in Pennsylvania as a nutrition and wellness advisor and sports nutritionist. Previously, she was the Director of Sports Performance Nutrition in the athletic department at the University of California, Berkeley. While in California, she was the team nutritionist for the San Francisco 49ers and provided nutrition consultation to the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors. In addition, Dr. Nelson has advised elite amateur athletes at the national, world, and Olympic level. She is a nationally known speaker in sports nutrition and is the author/editor of several books and numerous scientific journal articles. Dr. Nelson is the Nutrition and Health Advisor for Sun-Maid.

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