Raisin Your Nutrition

– A blog about the energy benefits of raisins –

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Cajun Stuffing with Sun-Maid Raisin Bread

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is upon us again. Fall is always a fast-paced time in my house. We have October birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and BAM—Christmas, Chanukah and New Years thrust upon us. Sometimes,READ MORE

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The Great Potato Debate

The potato was once celebrated. The powerful Inca civilization was the first to cultivate potatoes around 8,000 BC to 5,000 B.C. Although potatoes were being produced along the coast of northern Spain by the endREAD MORE

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Raisin Spider Cookies

My kids have always enjoyed decorating cookies with me. It’s one of those cooking activities that don’t have a lot of rules, anything goes and let’s your creative juices flow. My daughter especially loves bakingREAD MORE

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Homemade Halloween Snack Attack

Spooky Pretzel Ghosts Ingredients: 1 cup white chocolate chips 10 pretzel rods 30 raisins How to Make Them: Place the white chocolate in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds,READ MORE

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Roasted Bratwurst with Raisins, Cabbage and Onions

The kids are back in school. There’s a little nip in the air. Trees are showing off their golden hues. This all means one thing: Football season is here! Yes, homes across the country areREAD MORE

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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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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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