Raisin Your Nutrition

– A blog about the energy benefits of raisins –

Koofteh / Persian Meatballs Stuffed with Raisins

These days, it seems that the world is focusing on our differences, keeping the divide wide and unsurpassable. But I like to focus on our similarities, what ties us all together. And what better wayREAD MORE

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The Role Micronutrients Play in Running

As runners, we most often hear about the macronutrient groups, like carbohydrates, for performance. There’s a good reason for that—carbohydrates act as the most efficient fuel source and provide sustenance for endurance exercise. However, ifREAD MORE

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Stuffed Grape Leaves with Raisins

Some foods are universal and can be found in many cultures around the world. Stuffed vegetables are one of those wonderful foods. Persians, Arabs, Greeks, Italians, Eastern Europeans and many more stuff everything from peppers,READ MORE

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Allergy Friendly Snack Ideas For Kids

As a Registered Dietitian, I see my fair share of clients who have food allergies themselves, or have a child or family member with food allergies. I am also one of the many with foodREAD MORE

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Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Raisins, Spinach and Pine Nuts

In a blink of an eye, spring is upon us. For those of you buried in snow, you might have to wait a little longer before you start to see signs of warmer weather. ButREAD MORE

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Soy Sauce Ginger Chicken

Raisins in Soy Sauce Chicken?  Soy sauce chicken is traditionally made with sugar rock candy, granulated sugar, or brown sugar, plus soy sauce, ginger and garlic. So I thought I’d give naturally sweet raisins aREAD MORE

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Mini Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

If you’re a sandwich person, you’re going to love these. Actually, even if you’re not a sandwich person, I’ll bet you’re going to love these. They are the perfect mix between a buttery savory biscuitREAD MORE

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White Chocolate Bark with Roses and Raisins

Valentine’s Day is quickly becoming more and more extravagant every year. Although my husband is personally against this “Hallmark-generated holiday,” we do enjoy celebrating with the kids. Now that they older, gone are the daysREAD MORE

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Spicy Beef Sliders

One of the coziest aromas at the end of a long day is a ready-to-serve meal in a slow-cooker. Here’s a sure-fire recipe for a simple dinner, with just three ingredients to cook. Looks tooREAD MORE

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Chocolate Raisin Churros

I love to experiment and create new recipes. I especially love getting my kids involved in the cooking and food experimentation. Some creations fall totally flat while others are knocked-out-of-the-park-amazing. These chocolate raisin churros definitelyREAD MORE

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